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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 […]

$100 grand given away
Kate Bouey - Apr 20, 2017 - Get Involved

VantageOne Credit Union has given away $100,000 to 11 local organizations that help others. Cheques from the VantageOne Great Community Giveaway were distributed on Thursday. The biggest cheque, $50,000, went to North Okanagan Youth & Family Services (NOYFSS) to help with expanding and upgrading its current building in downtown Vernon. “We received 84 applications with […]

To the mat for charity
Wayne Moore - Apr 19, 2017 - Get Involved

What began as innocent talk around a boardroom table has become, as co-organizer Mike Chisholm tells it, the most unique fundraising endeavour in the Okanagan. Since its inception as a ‘one shot’ fundraiser in 2013, Kelowna Invasion Wrestling has raised more than $100,000 for children’s charities. “If you would have asked us three years ago […]

Get involved with Fat Cat
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2017 - Get Involved

Organizers of the Interior Savings Fat Cat Children’s Festival are inviting the community to get involved in the 27th annual edition of the Festival coming up on June 9 & 10, 2017 at Waterfront Park. “The Festival is strong and an integral part of our community,” says Marlene Fenton, chair of the volunteer board that […]

Soup’s on!
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 13, 2017 - Get Involved

A smorgasbord of soups will be simmering for your tasting pleasure later this month, as nearly two dozen Okanagan restaurants show off their culinary prowess, all for a good cause. Soup’s On is a soup tasting event that acts as a fundraiser for Okanagan College, as well as local charities. In Kelowna April 29 Enactus […]