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RibFest brings joy
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 13, 2017 - Get Involved

Thanks to the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest, which debuted last fall, one local little girl has a bit more pep in her step and a sunnier outlook on life. “Our goals in introducing RibFest were to create a family festival, promote fellowship, attract new members while also raising money to support the work Rotary […]

Doll up for Bollywood Bang
Kate Bouey - Mar 10, 2017 - Get Involved

It’s for charity and it’s for fun. Now organizers of the annual Bollywood Bang event are urging people to dress up in traditional outfits for the big night out on April 29 at Kal Tire Place. Outfits for men and women, including colourful saris, can be purchased at Lakers Clubhouse in Okanagan Landing March 18, 12-4 p.m. […]

One day, huge impact
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 09, 2017 - Get Involved

Eleven years and running strong, the YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids has emerged to become one of Kelowna’s favourite fundraisers. The event, which promises to increase your heart rate in more ways than one, will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017 outside the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre. Registration is now open for individuals […]

Closet cleanout coming up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 08, 2017 - Get Involved

Clean out your closets and support a good cause this weekend. The Kelowna Closet Cleanout returns to Parkinson Rec Centre on Sunday, with proceeds going to Mamas for Mamas. Gently used women’s shoes, clothing and accessories will be available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds along with any leftover clothing going to the local charity. Mamas for […]

Campaign for truck driver
Dustin Godfrey - Mar 08, 2017 - Get Involved

A GoFundMe campaign set up for the family of an Oliver man who died after his semi-truck went off the road near Hope has blown up since its creation on Monday. Pat Gaudet spent two days trapped in his semi-truck late last week before he was spotted and rescued, but died early Sunday morning in hospital. A GoFundMe […]

Tabs for Thompson
Jon Manchester - Mar 07, 2017 - Get Involved

Students at Rutland Senior Secondary School have taken on a fundraising challenge for a new little buddy. Three-year-old Thompson Chadsey recently visited the RSS leadership class. The young boy faced a prognosis of amputating his right leg below the knee, as he was born missing bones in his leg and foot and can’t bear weight on it. But, after […]

‘Giving Giggles’ a success
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 07, 2017 - Get Involved

“Giving Giggles” – a campaign to raise $3 million towards specialized equipment and comfort items for KGH’s new Perinatal Unit – has been successfully completed. The KGH Foundation announced the final total ($3,283,389) at a celebratory event hosted by Jillian Harris – Love It or List It, former Bachelorette and new mom to seven-month-old Leo. […]

Swing the night away
Dustin Godfrey - Mar 06, 2017 - Get Involved

The SS Sicamous will be reliving the swinging past in March, with a Great Gatsby Party to be held on the boat. The Sicamous Stern Wheeler will be hosting a one-night swing dance party with prohibition-themed activities on March 11. The Great Gatsby Party will get into full-swing at 8 p.m., and will go until […]

Positive stories for PRH
Colin Dacre - Mar 04, 2017 - Get Involved

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is asking Penticton to share positive stories about the hospital, in support of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s $20M campaign for equipment in the new tower at PRH. Residents are being encouraged to go online, or stop by the mall’s administration office, and contribute a few kind words about what the […]

$9,000 for Children’s Wish
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 03, 2017 - Get Involved

Hope can be a powerful force. That’s what local writer Gary Doi counted on when he and organizers Ivan McLelland and Bob Cade asked local businesses and groups to support the “Books for Charity Project”. “In the Moment” is Doi’s fourth and final book, an anthology of hopeful stories from BC and beyond.  It was […]