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$10,000 for APU
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 05, 2017 - Get Involved

A $10,000 donation from Scotiabank will help support the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Kelowna General Hospital. Representatives from the bank presented a check to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation this week. The $10,000 if part of an overall commitment of $50,000 the bank has pledged to the APU. “We believe in supporting organizations that help […]

Feds fund employment program
Alanna Kelly - Apr 04, 2017 - Get Involved

The Kelowna YMCA’s Jumpstart Employment Essentials program is receiving at boost in federal government funding. Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced that the program is receiving $794,476 in federal funding. “The federal government recognizes the importance of supporting […]

Spring Day of Caring
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 04, 2017 - Get Involved

The United Way and Pushor Mitchell will host a Day of Caring later this week, giving local companies the chance to give back to not-for-profit organizations in the community. This spring’s Day of Caring will take place April 7, and will see local companies send groups of employees to organizations across the Central and South […]

Getting spiked for charity
David Wylie - Apr 03, 2017 - Get Involved

The geeks are taking on the girls at UBC Okanagan – and they’re definitely the underdog. On Thursday at 1:30 p.m., UBCO’s IT staff will take to the volleyball court in the UBCO gymnasium against one of the best women’s volleyball teams in Canada. It’s all for charity, raising funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. The […]

A safe place to belong
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 03, 2017 - Get Involved

Local Realtor Marika Wolf wanted to raise money for Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the month of February. She called upon members of the real estate community to join her in supporting the organization. Together, Marika and her friends raised $2,242 for children and youth. “At the end of the day, it’s all about […]

100 Women returning
Colin Dacre - Mar 31, 2017 - Get Involved

100 Women Who Care Penticton is getting ready to hold its first event of 2017, April 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Play Estate Winery and Bistro. The collective holds four events a year, with members donating $50 per event to three different charities. Since the group formed in 2013, it has donated $40,000 to 17 local charities […]

Rotary book sale running
Deborah Pfeiffer - Mar 30, 2017 - Get Involved

The Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club’s 12th annual book sale is running until Saturday at the Penticton Curling Club. “It’s a great event, there are lots of books and the funds are going to Rotary projects,” said resident Jean Jacobsen. Some of the funded projects include musical instruments for high school students, student of the month, […]

Teeth cleaned for free
Nicholas Johansen - Mar 29, 2017 - Get Involved

A Kelowna dental hygiene office is offering free cleanings for those who can’t afford proper dental care. On April 8, Fresh Dental Hygiene, a small dental hygiene office in Kelowna, is participating in the nation-wide Gift From the Heart event. This will be the ninth time the event has been held in Canada, but the first […]

Fundraiser for AlleyCATS
Deborah Pfeiffer - Mar 27, 2017 - Get Involved

Cat lovers of all ages showed up for a special fundraising event in Penticton on Saturday It was all part of the book release party for Mewsings, A Purrfect  Journal, and art show, featuring works from the book, to raise funds for AlleyCATS Alliance, “It’s extremely exciting and it’s so heartwarming to see this come to […]

Last call for volunteers
Deborah Pfeiffer - Mar 24, 2017 - Get Involved

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is putting out a last call for nominations for exceptional volunteers in the community. The upcoming Pillar Community Innovation Awards are taking until 5 p.m. on March 31. The innovation awards, which recognizes outstanding volunteers, is the first of what is expected to be an annual event for the South Okanagan-Similkameen region. […]