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Curling for charity
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 18, 2017 - Get Involved

A curling tournament for a good cause is set to take place at the Penticton Curling Club today. The Tugs Tournament for Heart and Stroke, a first time event, will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “I want to bring awareness to curling and the curling club with the Scotties Tournament coming in […]

Celebrate in Rutland
Jon Manchester - Feb 17, 2017 - Get Involved

Residents of Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhoods are invited to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday – and the 50th anniversary of Rutland Centennial Hall – this weekend. The Rutland Residents Association is hosting the free event on Saturday as part of Heritage Week. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hall. Local singer Rachel Layne will […]

Rockets Talk Today
Trevor Nichols - Feb 17, 2017 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Rockets and the Canadian Mental Health Association have teamed up to bring the community Talk Today, an event aimed at bringing awareness to the importance of mental health initiatives. The event will take place Feb. 18, when the Rockets host the Prince George Cougars. Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental […]

She saved his life
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Get Involved

A Kelowna woman was presented a Silver Life Saving Award last week for her role in saving a heart attack victim. Angela Munson gave C.P.R. to Terry Keenan for a full 15 minutes, after the man collapsed from a heart attack. Keenan was eventually helped by B.C. Ambulance personnel, and was at the ceremony where […]

Wine on women’s day
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Get Involved

A special, five-course meal, taking place on International Women’s Day in Kelowna will raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan. The March 8 celebration will bring together a broad cross-section of culinary talents, including Aman Dosanj of The Paisley Notebook, Dana Ewart of Joy Road Catering, Mona Johannson of […]

For the boys and girls
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2017 - Get Involved

Coast Capital handed over a cool $15,000 to the Okanagan Boys and Girls club recently, as it celebrated the grand opening of its Kelowna branch. The money will help fund the Boys and Girls Club’s youth nutrition programs, allowing more young people to be fed and taught cooking skills. “Coast Capital has a long history […]

‘Swinging’ for the fences
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 14, 2017 - Get Involved

A local couple is “swinging” for the fences as they attempt to tap their way to a nearly $30,000 donation to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Valaura Vedan and Vince Jones are contestants in this year’s Swinging with the Stars competition – an annual dance-off that acts as COHA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. As […]

Sports groups supported
Deborah Pfeiffer - Feb 11, 2017 - Get Involved

Local sports organizations are now benefitting from the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games. About $62,000 in legacy funds was disbursed to local groups from the organizers of the games this week. “Our city is known for hosting high profile events and festivals, so it is fantastic to see the lasting impact of these events going […]

Big hospital donation
Deborah Pfeiffer - Feb 10, 2017 - Get Involved

The new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital was given a significant financial boost on Thursday. Representatives from the hospital were on hand to receive the Valley First donation of $150,000 for the tower. “Equal to our mission of simplifying the financial lives of our members is our commitment to making a meaningful difference […]

Letnick joins milestone bash
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 09, 2017 - Get Involved

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick joined staff at Valley First Credit Union in Rutland recently to celebrate the financial institution’s 70th anniversary. “Valley First is a staple in our Okanagan communities, and has provided so much more than financial services over the years, including raising $1 million for our food banks between 2010 and 2016,” […]