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40 years of giving
Wayne Moore - Jan 23, 2017 - Get Involved

The Central Okanagan Foundation is celebrating 40 years of giving with four new endowment funds. The four funds, each valued at $40,000, will generate four scholarships for students within the Central Okanagan. One scholarship will be provided for students in each of the four municipalities, Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country and West Kelowna. Each will be […]

16 years of giving
Darren Handschuh - Jan 20, 2017 - Get Involved

Every week for the past 16 years, Jake and Mary Spoor have been giving away flowers. The couple have been operating the Vernon Flower Shop for the past 40 years and since the Vernon Hospice House opened, they have quietly donated a vase full of flowers to every patient, every week. Jake estimates they have given […]

Med students raise $16,500
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 19, 2017 - Get Involved

Hosting a charity golf tournament is an annual tradition for second-year UBC Medical students and one of the ways students get to know and make a difference in their community. This year, the UBC Southern Medical Program Class of 2019 chose the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna (CMHA Kelowna), as their charity of choice. Together […]

More Rail Trail support
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 19, 2017 - Get Involved

Jeff Payne, General Manager (left), and Jason Keis, Marketing and Sales Manager for the Armstrong Regional Cooperative recently presented a $2,500 donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail, received by Brad Clements, Trail Ambassador (right). Keis says, “We love this project and are proud to support it!”

Businesses support family
Deborah Pfeiffer - Jan 19, 2017 - Get Involved

The community is rallying to help a Penticton family who lost their belongings in a fire on Monday. All day Thursday, people can get haircuts by donation at Hair By Ashley in the city to help out Tanya Mercier, William Mathison and their family. “I’ve known Tanya’s family for most of my life,” said Ashley Weninger, […]

Charity through food
Dustin Godfrey - Jan 18, 2017 - Get Involved

It’s a week to raise money for local charities and bring business to local restaurants during a typically slow time of year. Wine Crush Market is holding “Restaurant Week” from Feb. 17 to 26, involving 15 to 25 restaurants around Penticton. Each participating restaurant will have a set three course menu for around $30. “What […]

Minor hockey scores cheque
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 17, 2017 - Get Involved

Minor hockey teams have scored some cash as Hometown Hockey arrives in Vernon. The Greater Vernon and North Okanagan minor hockey associations will share the proceeds of a $15,000 legacy cheque from Scotiabank which will be presented on Saturday. The two-day event is being held Saturday and Sunday at city hall, with games, activities and […]