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Supporting Silver Surfers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 27, 2017 - Get Involved

A program helping local seniors through tech-savvy training got a weighty financial boost recently, in the form of nearly $10,000 from Interior Savings. The Silver Surfer program, which is run by Okanagan College Enactus students, provides resources and coaching to enhance the abilities of seniors to communicate with loved ones and safely explore the Internet. […]

Swinging in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 27, 2017 - Get Involved

Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Grease and Singing in the Rain are a few of the movie-themed dances that will grace the stage at the ninth-annual Swinging with the Stars fundraiser. The popular event is the largest fundraiser of the year  for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. The “Dancing with the Stars” inspired show pairs […]

Sledding for a cause
Darren Handschuh - Feb 24, 2017 - Get Involved

Snowmobilers will be hitting the hills and raising funds this weekend. The inaugural Sled for Eternity BC takes place at the Soveriegn Lake snowmobile area Saturday. Money raised from the event will go to the Adult and Teen Challenge Society of B.C. for its Winfield operations, said organizer Lance Marais. Registration for the event takes […]

Why the pink?
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 24, 2017 - Get Involved

You may have seen a bright pink van cruising the streets of Kelowna recently. The “chariot” belongs to Border Plumbing, and acts as a symbol for the company’s commitment to its community. Last October Border “pinked out” its company in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, because of “positive feedback” and “positive energy” the […]

100 Men give to Starbright
Wayne Moore - Feb 23, 2017 - Get Involved

The Starbright Children’s Development Centre will benefit from the largesse of a group of concerned Kelowna men. The group, 100 (plus) Men Who Give a Damn, selected the organization during a presentation meeting Tuesday night. One hundred men, which has grown to 383 members, heard presentations from three worthwhile charitable organizations, each of whom spent five […]

Lent Lunch fundraiser
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 23, 2017 - Get Involved

Discovery House is beginning its annual Lent Lunch Soup fundraiser in March, with soup, a bun and a hot drink available for $5. The annual fundraiser generally goes toward the building fund, but this year it will likely be going to beds for the new spot on Winnipeg Street. While Discovery House does get some […]

180 hours of giving
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Get Involved

Last week, UBC Okanagan students once again volunteered their time to help local charities through the United Way Day of Caring Program. More than 55 students signed up through the UBC Okanagan Community Service Learning Program, donating 180 hours of time. They worked on projects as varied as indoor cleaning, painting, event support, sorting resource kits and […]

Lionesses for Easter Seal
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Lionesses, made up of 29 local ladies aging from their twenties to their nineties, have fund raised another $3,600.00 totalling $7,000.00 for the Easter Seal Camp in Winfield. The Lioness fund raise money by doing bake sales, Christmas cookie platter sales, catering and selling goods at the trunk sale at the KLO campus […]

The Thrifty Fashionista
Jon Manchester - Feb 21, 2017 - Get Involved

When you think fashion shows, expensive designer wear comes to mind. But, the Salvation Army is turning that on its head with its first Thrifty Fashionista spring collection fashion show. Models will strut the runway Feb. 27, 7 p.m., at the Ramada Hotel. They’ll be sporting casual wear, work outfits and over-the-top party gowns. The Sally Ann […]

Quest for excellence
Trevor Nichols - Feb 21, 2017 - Get Involved

Remax of Western Canada is dishing out $16,000 worth of bursaries through its annual Quest for Excellence Program The program aims to recognize “the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of Western Canadian students.” High school students graduating in 2017 from Western Canadian high schools can write an essay speaking to how they have enriched […]