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Fundraiser for teen
Kate Bouey - Jun 20, 2017 - Get Involved

A road hockey fundraiser is being held next Sunday on the grounds of Clarence Fulton Secondary for Garrett Adams, a 17-year-old goalie, who’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. “We would like to help Garrett and his family with a fundraiser to help alleviate any financial strain this will put on them,” said a Facebook post from Rhonda […]

Support for OSNS
Deborah Pfeiffer - Jun 19, 2017 - Get Involved

The 4th annual Wildstone Colours 4 Kids Run, last Sunday in Penticton, was a resounding success. There were nearly 750 participants and money raised for the OSNS Child Development Centre was $15,086, up $5,000 from last year’s event. Hockey superstar Duncan Keith also joined in the festivities, signing autographs and dousing kids in colour along the route. “The support […]

Earth Wind Fire returns
Madison Reeve - Jun 16, 2017 - Get Involved

B.C.’s ninth annual Earth Wind Fire event celebrates food and wine in support of land conservation in the Okanagan. Guests will enjoy the culinary talents of well-known chefs such as Rod Butters, Bernard Casavant, Jesse Croy, Ross Derrick, Willi Franz, Kai Karoll, Stu Klassen, Jeremy Luypen, and Iain Rennie, all members of the Canadian Culinary Federation. A […]

More ways to find help
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 14, 2017 - Get Involved

An expansive online resource aimed at helping British Columbians connect with community and support services is now available in the Okanagan. The not-for-profit bc211.ca is an online information service that acts as an “up-to-date, reliable gateway” to community, social, non-clinical health, and government services. It’s a service directory that includes more than 12,000 entries documenting […]

Welcoming 150
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 12, 2017 - Get Involved

Canadian retailer London Drugs is getting in on 150 festivities this month, as its #Welcoming150 initiative continues. The program and donation drive is aiming to support 150 new Canadian families, from across Western Canada, who came to this country fleeing unsafe circumstances. The program began May 19, and will run until Canada Day. Through it, […]

Saving on for Foundry
Trevor Nichols - Jun 08, 2017 - Get Involved

This Sunday, Save on Foods is kicking off a new campaign to build a new youth mental health centre in the Okanagan. Save On Foods locations from across the Central Okanagan are teaming up for two weeks to collect donations for Foundry Kelowna. From June 11-24, the stores will ask customers to donate $2 at […]

Valley volunteers honoured
Darren Handschuh - Jun 07, 2017 - Get Involved

A Vernon man will be honoured for his work with the local cadet community. Francois Arsenault will be receiving the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from B.C. Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon at a ceremony at Government House Wednesday. Arsenault has been volunteering with the Army Cadet League of Canada since 1980, and is the creator of […]

Campaign closer than ever
Kate Bouey - Jun 06, 2017 - Get Involved

With just $200,000 left to raise for NONA’s Build the Clubhouse campaign, the child development centre is partnering with custom homebuilder Aldebaran Homes in another fundraiser. Over the next two years, Aldebaran Homes will donate $500 from every sale of one of its properties to NONA, with house sales projected at approximately 40 units. The […]

Bollywood raises $100,000
Kate Bouey - Jun 05, 2017 - Get Involved

One of Vernon’s biggest bashes of the year has raised $100,000 for charity. Around 1,000 people dressed in colourful Indian and Pakistani garb for the Apr. 29th event to raise money for the NONA Child Development Centre in Vernon. The funds will help pay for the North Okanagan Neurological Association’s 9,800-square-foot clubhouse on 28th Avenue. NONA, which […]

Cycling for kids
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 02, 2017 - Get Involved

Last weekend, almost 300 cyclists got together to raise their heart rates, as well as a boatload of cash, for the YMCA of Okanagan. The organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Cycle for Strong Kids, saw participants take part in group cycling sessions, play on the kid zone, enjoy some great food— and at […]