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She saved his life
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Get Involved

A Kelowna woman was presented a Silver Life Saving Award last week for her role in saving a heart attack victim. Angela Munson gave C.P.R. to Terry Keenan for a full 15 minutes, after the man collapsed from a heart attack. Keenan was eventually helped by B.C. Ambulance personnel, and was at the ceremony where […]

Wine on women’s day
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Get Involved

A special, five-course meal, taking place on International Women’s Day in Kelowna will raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan. The March 8 celebration will bring together a broad cross-section of culinary talents, including Aman Dosanj of The Paisley Notebook, Dana Ewart of Joy Road Catering, Mona Johannson of […]

For the boys and girls
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2017 - Get Involved

Coast Capital handed over a cool $15,000 to the Okanagan Boys and Girls club recently, as it celebrated the grand opening of its Kelowna branch. The money will help fund the Boys and Girls Club’s youth nutrition programs, allowing more young people to be fed and taught cooking skills. “Coast Capital has a long history […]

‘Swinging’ for the fences
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 14, 2017 - Get Involved

A local couple is “swinging” for the fences as they attempt to tap their way to a nearly $30,000 donation to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Valaura Vedan and Vince Jones are contestants in this year’s Swinging with the Stars competition – an annual dance-off that acts as COHA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. As […]

Sports groups supported
Deborah Pfeiffer - Feb 11, 2017 - Get Involved

Local sports organizations are now benefitting from the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games. About $62,000 in legacy funds was disbursed to local groups from the organizers of the games this week. “Our city is known for hosting high profile events and festivals, so it is fantastic to see the lasting impact of these events going […]

Big hospital donation
Deborah Pfeiffer - Feb 10, 2017 - Get Involved

The new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital was given a significant financial boost on Thursday. Representatives from the hospital were on hand to receive the Valley First donation of $150,000 for the tower. “Equal to our mission of simplifying the financial lives of our members is our commitment to making a meaningful difference […]

Letnick joins milestone bash
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 09, 2017 - Get Involved

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick joined staff at Valley First Credit Union in Rutland recently to celebrate the financial institution’s 70th anniversary. “Valley First is a staple in our Okanagan communities, and has provided so much more than financial services over the years, including raising $1 million for our food banks between 2010 and 2016,” […]

Bollywood bash for NONA
Kate Bouey - Feb 08, 2017 - Get Involved

Bollywood Bang is back. One of the most colourful and popular events of the year will be held to support the NONA Child Development Centre in Vernon. The East meets West gala celebrates diversity and attracts people from all over the Valley, while raising money for charity. Since its inception, Bollywood Bang has raised more […]

Ready, set… ART Attack!
Jon Manchester - Feb 07, 2017 - Get Involved

Seven Okanagan artists will create art from the heart for a good cause on Thursday. The third annual ART Attack event raises money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Original paintings will be created right before your eyes. “We have ongoing amazing support from many Okanagan artists – Alex Fong, Leanne Spanza, Cynthia Gunsinger and Jolene Mackie […]

Med students helping Nepal
Colin Dacre - Feb 06, 2017 - Get Involved

A Naramata-raised woman is one of eight first-year UBC medical students travelling to Nepal this spring to organize the largest public health screen in the country’s history. The five-week trip is the third year for the UBC Sickle Cell Project, which is trying to get a handle on the prevalence of sickle cell disease in […]