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New rail trail challenge
Kate Bouey - Jun 01, 2017 - Get Involved

He’s already donated $150,000 and pledged another $150,000 in matching donations to the Okanagan Rail Trail project. But Vernon-based philanthropist George Galbraith will announce a new challenge on Saturday in Kelowna, at one of two planned weekend events. Those events will put total community donations over that $150,000 mark which, when doubled by Galbraith’s funding, […]

$410,000 for local charities
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 31, 2017 - Get Involved

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen is about to hand out more than $410,000 to more than 60 charities in the district. Those donations mean the organization, which is dedicated to building healthy and vibrant communities throughout the region, has now granted more than $2 million to charitable causes. This year’s grants will go […]

Concert will help minor hockey
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 30, 2017 - Get Involved

When Trooper straps on their guitars to rock Royal LePage Place June 2, their tunes will also help support local kids when they strap on their skates. Friday night’s concert, presented by Schell Shock Entertainment Inc. and TCB Rock and Roll Legends, will be the first-ever concert to take place at Royal LePage Place. So […]

$50,000 for local charity
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 29, 2017 - Get Involved

Valley First Credit Union is looking to hand out a cool $50,000 to an innovative community project in the Okanagan. As part of its Simple Generosity program, the credit union will hand out a grant to a “deserving charitable organization” later this year, but applications are already open now. Simple Generosity is First West Credit Union’s […]

Couple donates to PRH
Colin Dacre - May 26, 2017 - Get Involved

Nick and Trudy Krabbendam are already generous supporters of Penticton Regional Hospital, having made a $30,000 donation in 2015. Now the Penticton couple have donated an additional $70,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation for medical equipment for the PRH expansion, now under construction. The SOS Medical Foundation has a program in place […]

Who are you pulling for?
Madison Reeve - May 25, 2017 - Get Involved

The United Way and BC Transit are pulling for the community. Literally. The annual United Way Bus Pull returns to Kelowna on Saturday. Join in on the fun, cheering on 10 teams of eight who will compete for bragging rights and the coveted Community Cup by pulling a B.C. Transit bus to the finish line the fastest. Funds from the event goes toward the United Way’s […]

Grants boost youth projects
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2017 - Get Involved

The Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth and United Way’s GenNext’s partnership to offer youth initiative grants in the region lead to $7,725 handed out for five youth-led projects this year. These grants are available to anyone 25 or younger who is partnering with an organization to create positive change in their community. A committee comprising […]

Fair changeup pays off
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2017 - Get Involved

On its 65th anniversary the Blossom Time Fair was once again a success, bringing in $11,000 that the KGH Foundation’s four auxiliaries will use to buy new equipment at the hospital. The decades-old fair looked a little different this year, changing up the look and feel of the festivities in an effort to focus more on […]

Support for Covenant House
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 19, 2017 - Get Involved

Haven Mattress Co. is proud to support Covenant House Vancouver. For every ten mattresses that Haven Mattress sells they donate one new mattress to a shelter or charity through their SafeHaven Program. Covenant House is honoured that they have partnered with them to provide brand new twin mattresses on an ongoing basis to youth who […]

Searching for good citizen
Darren Handschuh - May 18, 2017 - Get Involved

The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is looking for a good citizen. The chamber is taking nominations for the 42nd Citizen of the Year. Nominations can be made until June 15. “This community award was introduced in 1975 to recognize selfless service to residents of the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen over an extended period of […]