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Calling Scotties volunteers
Colin Dacre - Mar 02, 2017 - Get Involved

Organizers of the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is putting out a call for volunteers. The national women’s curling championships are scheduled to run Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 in Penticton. Volunteers will have standing-room access to the venue whenever they are not on shift and will receive volunteer clothing and merchandise. In return, volunteers […]

‘Giving Giggles’ gets boost
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 02, 2017 - Get Involved

The KGH Foundation is announcing an unprecedented $22,000 gift from Kelowna’s Department of Family Practice – Obstetrics Group supporting the ‘Giving Giggles’ campaign for KGH’s Perinatal Unit. A group effort, involving 16 maternity doctors “Only a very small number of family doctors in Kelowna provide maternity care, and we often find ourselves supporting each other […]

Joust about charity
Kate Bouey - Mar 01, 2017 - Get Involved

Some medieval fun is in store at the eighth annual JCI Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge. Organizers promise guests will step back in time at the event, sponsored by MNP LLP and Nixon Wenger LLP. “This year’s JCI hospital gala will be incredible,” said Paul Philps, event co-chair. “It’s an opportunity for people to […]

Grade 4s giving
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 01, 2017 - Get Involved

Grade 4 students from Kelowna’s North Glenmore Elementary School have been hard at work making the city a better place, thanks to a $100 donation from Interior Savings Credit Union. Last year the credit union offered up $100 grants to anyone who thought they could make a difference in the community. Interior Savings says its […]

Students helping local biz
Colin Dacre - Feb 28, 2017 - Get Involved

Students in the Penticton Secondary graphics and design program are getting real world experience while they help local businesses. Star students Nick Conner, Winston Nguyn and Josh Mout developed the template for the Total Restoration and Castanet colouring contest, which is running until March 15. But that isn’t their first real world project. They also helped local […]

Supporting Silver Surfers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 27, 2017 - Get Involved

A program helping local seniors through tech-savvy training got a weighty financial boost recently, in the form of nearly $10,000 from Interior Savings. The Silver Surfer program, which is run by Okanagan College Enactus students, provides resources and coaching to enhance the abilities of seniors to communicate with loved ones and safely explore the Internet. […]

Swinging in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 27, 2017 - Get Involved

Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Grease and Singing in the Rain are a few of the movie-themed dances that will grace the stage at the ninth-annual Swinging with the Stars fundraiser. The popular event is the largest fundraiser of the year  for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. The “Dancing with the Stars” inspired show pairs […]

Sledding for a cause
Darren Handschuh - Feb 24, 2017 - Get Involved

Snowmobilers will be hitting the hills and raising funds this weekend. The inaugural Sled for Eternity BC takes place at the Soveriegn Lake snowmobile area Saturday. Money raised from the event will go to the Adult and Teen Challenge Society of B.C. for its Winfield operations, said organizer Lance Marais. Registration for the event takes […]

Why the pink?
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 24, 2017 - Get Involved

You may have seen a bright pink van cruising the streets of Kelowna recently. The “chariot” belongs to Border Plumbing, and acts as a symbol for the company’s commitment to its community. Last October Border “pinked out” its company in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, because of “positive feedback” and “positive energy” the […]

100 Men give to Starbright
Wayne Moore - Feb 23, 2017 - Get Involved

The Starbright Children’s Development Centre will benefit from the largesse of a group of concerned Kelowna men. The group, 100 (plus) Men Who Give a Damn, selected the organization during a presentation meeting Tuesday night. One hundred men, which has grown to 383 members, heard presentations from three worthwhile charitable organizations, each of whom spent five […]