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Making dreams come true
Wayne Moore - Apr 21, 2017 - Get Involved

Your yearly chance to help make kids’ magical dreams come true is almost upon us. The third annual Papa John’s Pizza Dreams for Kids Day comes up next Wednesday at six of the company’s locations throughout the Okanagan and B.C. Interior. On April 26 at Papa John’s locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops and Prince […]

$100 grand given away
Kate Bouey - Apr 20, 2017 - Get Involved

VantageOne Credit Union has given away $100,000 to 11 local organizations that help others. Cheques from the VantageOne Great Community Giveaway were distributed on Thursday. The biggest cheque, $50,000, went to North Okanagan Youth & Family Services (NOYFSS) to help with expanding and upgrading its current building in downtown Vernon. “We received 84 applications with […]

To the mat for charity
Wayne Moore - Apr 19, 2017 - Get Involved

What began as innocent talk around a boardroom table has become, as co-organizer Mike Chisholm tells it, the most unique fundraising endeavour in the Okanagan. Since its inception as a ‘one shot’ fundraiser in 2013, Kelowna Invasion Wrestling has raised more than $100,000 for children’s charities. “If you would have asked us three years ago […]

Get involved with Fat Cat
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2017 - Get Involved

Organizers of the Interior Savings Fat Cat Children’s Festival are inviting the community to get involved in the 27th annual edition of the Festival coming up on June 9 & 10, 2017 at Waterfront Park. “The Festival is strong and an integral part of our community,” says Marlene Fenton, chair of the volunteer board that […]

Soup’s on!
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 13, 2017 - Get Involved

A smorgasbord of soups will be simmering for your tasting pleasure later this month, as nearly two dozen Okanagan restaurants show off their culinary prowess, all for a good cause. Soup’s On is a soup tasting event that acts as a fundraiser for Okanagan College, as well as local charities. In Kelowna April 29 Enactus […]

Rotary pledges $30k
Colin Dacre - Apr 12, 2017 - Get Involved

The Rotary Club of Oliver is is hosting a pair of fundraisers this month to give a boost to health care in the region. The club’s 19th annual gala dinner and live auction runs April 22 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Six local restaurants will serve food paired with wine […]

They volunteered 550 hours
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 11, 2017 - Get Involved

On April 7 more than 140 volunteers tackled 12 projects across the Okanagan, putting in more than 550 hours of volunteer work. The effort was part of the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring, which each year sees companies send teams of employees to local not-for-profit agencies to help them complete small projects like […]

Cycling for kids in need
Alanna Kelly - Apr 10, 2017 - Get Involved

The YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids is in its 11th year and still running strong. Participants will take part in a 45-minute stationary cycle on May 28 to raise money for underprivileged children and youth in Kelowna. “With a high number of families in the Central Okanagan living in poverty, we rely on the generosity […]

Annual fashion show
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 07, 2017 - Get Involved

Picture the intergenerational beauty as youth and seniors simultaneously enjoyed the trendy music and fashions, modelled by the Miss Kelowna Lady of the Lake candidates March 4, hosted by Missionwood Regency Retirement Resort. The upper perimeter was lined with residents as they glanced across their dining room, which had been transformed into a runway for […]

Big help for ‘littlest patients’
Madison Reeve - Apr 06, 2017 - Get Involved

The RCMP and regional police officers have given a generous $25,000 gift to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to support a private pediatric patient room at KGH. The gift was made possible by proceeds from the annual Cops for Kids Ride. The fundraising event had police officers from across the region come together to ride the gruelling terrain of B.C.’s Southern […]