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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 […]

Wineries clean highway
Colin Dacre - Apr 28, 2017 - Get Involved

The Summerland Bottleneck Drive Association spent the morning picking up trash along Highway 97, as part of the adopt a road program. This is the 5th year the local group of wineries has held the cleanup. Originally centered on Earth Week, heavy rains delayed the cleanup until Friday. “It’s about the pride that we have […]

Couple donate to PRH
Deborah Pfeiffer - Apr 28, 2017 - Get Involved

Life in a small town has always held an attraction for Phyllis and Bert Terry. After living for years in small towns around BC and the Prairies, the Penticton couple have donated $30,000 to help provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion. Bert’s ties to small town life date back to his childhood. […]

Tolko investing in youth
Darren Handschuh - Apr 27, 2017 - Get Involved

Tolko Industries is investing in the health, wellness and protection of youth. The forestry giant will donate $150,000 in 2017 as part of a community investment program that will support 20 not-for-profit organizations in communities in which Tolko operates in Western Canada. “Our focus is on supporting organizations that provide programs and services for at-risk […]

PCR hands out hardware
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 26, 2017 - Get Involved

Peach City Radio took the opportunity this week to recognize and thank the volunteers who gave their time and skills to the community radio station in Penticton. The “Tuning Into Our Volunteers” celebration and annual RadioActive Awards presentations took place April 23, at the Nest and Nectar. Lydia Frederick took home the award for Emerging […]

Local volunteers honoured
Colin Dacre - Apr 25, 2017 - Get Involved

As National Volunteer Week opens, the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre is recognizing the winners of the Pillar Community Innovation Awards. The awards ceremony was held April 22 at the Days Inn, handing out awards in seven categories from 52 nominees. Volunteer Centre Executive Director Wendy Weisner says they estimate there is a total of 30,000 […]

Tetra can make it happen
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 24, 2017 - Get Involved

Tetra’s goal is to create or modify assistive devices for people with disabilities that will help alleviate barriers in all aspects of life (i.e. mobility, communications, or personal care.) The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices catering to those with physical disabilities. These […]

Local students to give back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 22, 2017 - Get Involved

Students in Grades 1-3 from Shannon Lake Elementary learned an important lesson in giving last week when they donated more than $2,000 to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation as part of their participation in Enactus Okanagan College’s CANsave program. Five classes from Shannon Lake took part in CANsave, which is a financial literacy program developed […]

Making dreams come true
Wayne Moore - Apr 21, 2017 - Get Involved

Your yearly chance to help make kids’ magical dreams come true is almost upon us. The third annual Papa John’s Pizza Dreams for Kids Day comes up next Wednesday at six of the company’s locations throughout the Okanagan and B.C. Interior. On April 26 at Papa John’s locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops and Prince […]