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Kamloops rules McHappy Day
Mya Toews - Jun 02, 2023 - Get Involved

Kamloops-area McDonald’s restaurants were among the top fundraisers in Canada last month on McHappy Day. According to Brandy Godza-Sekhon, owner and operator, the stores raised $69,079.76 on May 10 for McHappy Day—tops in B.C. and ninth in the country. Godza-Sekhon said that each year the owner and operator team for each McDonald’s chooses a registered […]

Mental health ride coming soon
Rob Gibson - May 26, 2023 - Get Involved

One of Kelowna’s largest fundraisers for mental health is coming back this June. The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation’s Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Ride has been raising funds for mental health for the past 10 years. The ride is scheduled for June 11, and in honour of the 10th anniversary a new 100-kilometre route has […]

Bottle drive will build homes
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 25, 2023 - Get Involved

Organize all your refundable containers and take them to the Habitat ReStores in Kelowna or in West Kelowna this weekend. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan has been working since 2020 to raise funds and build homes for 12 local families, and its January and early spring bottle drives have already topped the $10,000 mark. Now it […]

Eagles donations fly high
Casey Richardson - May 24, 2023 - Get Involved

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles’ Penticton chapter handed out a generous amount of donations to local charities in need this past year, totalling over $40,000. Some notable donations included $2,000 to South Okanagan Children’s Charity, $7,826 to Penticton Speedway Foundation, $500 to Penticton Robotics Club and $1,000 to the Starfish Pack Program. Other donations […]

Longtime volunteer gets praise
Jon Manchester - May 24, 2023 - Get Involved

A longtime Vernon volunteer has been awarded for her dedication. Judy Maile was recently given an Abbeyfield Champion Award for her years of volunteer work on behalf of the non-profit seniors housing organization. Recipients are selected by Abbeyfield Canada board members in recognition of volunteers who have made a huge contribution toward fundraising and commitment […]

Spelling bee for Project Literacy
Madison Reeve - May 23, 2023 - Get Involved

An adult spelling bee will be raising money to support Project Literacy. Now in its fourth year, Project Literacy’s adult team spelling bee fundraiser raises money for community literacy programs. The event will take place this Thursday (May 25) at Coast Capri Hotel. The spelling bee will consist three rounds of five words each. This […]

Humane Society fundraiser on tap
Contributed - May 16, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan Humane Society, a charity devoted to animal welfare since 1996, is inviting the public to learn more about their crucial work in the region. “This charity began more than 26 years ago on a mandate of spaying and neutering to help end the suffering of our local animals and be a part of the […]

DVA fundraiser seeks artists
Jon Manchester - May 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Downtown Vernon Association’s artisan chair project is back for another summer. DVA is putting out a call to local artists to paint Adirondack chairs that will be a colourful feature on the 2900 Plaza. The 2900 block closure will return for July and August, with activities, entertainment, picnic tables and more spilling out onto 30th […]

Realtor fundraising challenge
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 09, 2023 - Get Involved

They may work for competing brokerages, but three Kelowna real estate agents are coming together for the good of community and are calling on others in their industry to help them out. Darcy Nyrose and Shaun Everest of RE/MAX Kelowna and Darryl Reuter of Royal LePage Kelowna have created the Okanagan Realtors Fundraising Initiative, which […]

Tasty treats help feed kids
Colin Dacre - May 02, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s Smile Cookie Week across Canada at Tim Hortons. In Kelowna, the fundraiser will be going to help the YMCA of Southern Interior BC feed local children. Last year the campaign raised $15 million for charities across the country. Taking place from May 1 to 7, the full amount of each Smile Cookie sold in […]