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Smiling bigger and brighter
Madison Reeve - May 11, 2017 - Get Involved

This year, more families in need will be smiling a little brighter thanks to funding provided by the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society. Each year, in effort to support the oral health of low-income families and individuals, the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank partners with the Interior Health Authority to distribute oral health goodie bags. The bags […]

$8k raised at Easter egg hunt
Dustin Godfrey - May 10, 2017 - Get Involved

The 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt in Support of OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre at LocoLanding recorded a banner year, with over $8,000 raised. More than 70 teenagers volunteered their time to make the hunt happen on Easter Monday. Proceeds from the event will be going toward enhancing programming and services for the Child […]

Gorman a top donator
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 09, 2017 - Get Involved

The United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen team recently visited Gorman Bros. Lumber to thank them for the incredible workplace campaign donation for 2016. The company donated $61,008, making it the top workplace donor in West Kelowna, and one of the top three workplace campaigns for 2016. Money raised through the 2016 United Way campaign […]

Rockets need homes
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 09, 2017 - Get Involved

The 2016-201 season just came to a close, but the Kelowna Rockets are already looking ahead to 2017-2018 – just not in the way you might think. The team is seeking out “a few good homes” where players can stay next season. With the team in need of more billet families, the Rockets billet coordinator Kris […]

UBCO Earth Day Revolution
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 08, 2017 - Get Involved

Earth Day took place April 22, and The Salvation Army of Central Okanagan celebrated throughout the month of April with the University of British Columbia Okanagan. As students were leaving the campus after exams, they were encouraged to donate their leftover items. Bins were set up in the dorms throughout the campus. April 30, The Salvation […]

McHappy Day raises $7.7k
Colin Dacre - May 05, 2017 - Get Involved

The Penticton McDonald’s was a beehive of activity for McHappy Day on Wednesday. The Penticton Fire Department, RCMP, local politicians, dignitaries and media personalities all pitched in to work the restaurant and raise money for Ronald McDonald House and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. More than $7,700 was raised in Penticton and another $1,575 […]

New home for NONA clubhouse
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 04, 2017 - Get Involved

Okanagan Restoration Services bought the NONA clubhouse at auction Saturday night as part of the fundraising event Bollywood Bang. The float, designed and constructed by Nancy Wilde and NONA volunteering, took more than 500 hours to build and has been used to promote a community initiative called Build the Clubhouse. The campaign is underway to […]

$1 million for hospital
Kate Bouey - May 03, 2017 - Get Involved

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has been left a legacy of over $1 million, the largest ever. Long- time Okanagan resident Frank Yanavicius, who passed away in 2015, left his full estate to the foundation in recognition of the exceptional care he received at VJH in his later years. “This generous gift from Mr. Yanavicius will ensure improved health care […]

Women ride together
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 02, 2017 - Get Involved

A pair of Okanagan bike shops will co-sponsor an International Female Ride Day event this weekend. Kelowna’s MotoVide Cycle and Beaverdell’s Red Rock Garage will host a ride May 6, as women from across the world get together to celebrate their love of all things motorbike. International Female Ride Day is an event that sees thousands […]

Walking to remember
Darren Handschuh - May 01, 2017 - Get Involved

Thousands of people across Canada will be walking for loved ones this year during the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s. The walk is planned for May 7 with events in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Money raised from the walks will go toward Alzheimer’s research. The Kelowna walk will be held at City Park. Registration is […]