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Tabs for Thompson
Jon Manchester - Mar 07, 2017 - Get Involved

Students at Rutland Senior Secondary School have taken on a fundraising challenge for a new little buddy. Three-year-old Thompson Chadsey recently visited the RSS leadership class. The young boy faced a prognosis of amputating his right leg below the knee, as he was born missing bones in his leg and foot and can’t bear weight on it. But, after […]

‘Giving Giggles’ a success
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 07, 2017 - Get Involved

“Giving Giggles” – a campaign to raise $3 million towards specialized equipment and comfort items for KGH’s new Perinatal Unit – has been successfully completed. The KGH Foundation announced the final total ($3,283,389) at a celebratory event hosted by Jillian Harris – Love It or List It, former Bachelorette and new mom to seven-month-old Leo. […]

Swing the night away
Dustin Godfrey - Mar 06, 2017 - Get Involved

The SS Sicamous will be reliving the swinging past in March, with a Great Gatsby Party to be held on the boat. The Sicamous Stern Wheeler will be hosting a one-night swing dance party with prohibition-themed activities on March 11. The Great Gatsby Party will get into full-swing at 8 p.m., and will go until […]

Positive stories for PRH
Colin Dacre - Mar 04, 2017 - Get Involved

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is asking Penticton to share positive stories about the hospital, in support of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s $20M campaign for equipment in the new tower at PRH. Residents are being encouraged to go online, or stop by the mall’s administration office, and contribute a few kind words about what the […]

$9,000 for Children’s Wish
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 03, 2017 - Get Involved

Hope can be a powerful force. That’s what local writer Gary Doi counted on when he and organizers Ivan McLelland and Bob Cade asked local businesses and groups to support the “Books for Charity Project”. “In the Moment” is Doi’s fourth and final book, an anthology of hopeful stories from BC and beyond.  It was […]

Calling Scotties volunteers
Colin Dacre - Mar 02, 2017 - Get Involved

Organizers of the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is putting out a call for volunteers. The national women’s curling championships are scheduled to run Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 in Penticton. Volunteers will have standing-room access to the venue whenever they are not on shift and will receive volunteer clothing and merchandise. In return, volunteers […]

‘Giving Giggles’ gets boost
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 02, 2017 - Get Involved

The KGH Foundation is announcing an unprecedented $22,000 gift from Kelowna’s Department of Family Practice – Obstetrics Group supporting the ‘Giving Giggles’ campaign for KGH’s Perinatal Unit. A group effort, involving 16 maternity doctors “Only a very small number of family doctors in Kelowna provide maternity care, and we often find ourselves supporting each other […]

Joust about charity
Kate Bouey - Mar 01, 2017 - Get Involved

Some medieval fun is in store at the eighth annual JCI Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge. Organizers promise guests will step back in time at the event, sponsored by MNP LLP and Nixon Wenger LLP. “This year’s JCI hospital gala will be incredible,” said Paul Philps, event co-chair. “It’s an opportunity for people to […]

Grade 4s giving
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 01, 2017 - Get Involved

Grade 4 students from Kelowna’s North Glenmore Elementary School have been hard at work making the city a better place, thanks to a $100 donation from Interior Savings Credit Union. Last year the credit union offered up $100 grants to anyone who thought they could make a difference in the community. Interior Savings says its […]

Students helping local biz
Colin Dacre - Feb 28, 2017 - Get Involved

Students in the Penticton Secondary graphics and design program are getting real world experience while they help local businesses. Star students Nick Conner, Winston Nguyn and Josh Mout developed the template for the Total Restoration and Castanet colouring contest, which is running until March 15. But that isn’t their first real world project. They also helped local […]