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Time to ring those bells
Brayden Ursel - Nov 09, 2022 - Get Involved

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is getting ready for another season. The 2022 campaign begins on Nov. 17 and runs until Christmas Eve on Dec. 24. It is the charity’s largest fundraiser of the year. The launch party will kick off the campaign on Nov. 18 at Kelowna’s Stuart Park at 3 p.m. “People […]

Sally Ann needs bell ringers
Darren Handschuh - Nov 07, 2022 - Get Involved

Christmas is fast approaching, and the Vernon Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the kettle bells. The annual kettle campaign will again be raising money for the Salvation Army, which helps those in need 12 months of the year. The sign-up for kettle shifts is available online. People are urged to sign up early […]

Habitat bottle drive Saturday
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 03, 2022 - Get Involved

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan will once again be collecting empty bottles and cans this weekend. Coming off its successful drive in September, the organization that builds affordable housing for valley residents will be accepting empty bottles and cans at its ReStore locations on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kelowna ReStore is at […]

Poker event creates big pot
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 02, 2022 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Century 21 Assurance Realty got together with friends for the first time in three years and raised a bunch of money for Easter Seals. The ninth annual Texas Hold ’Em Charity Poker Tournament, hosted by Century 21 Assurance Realty, returned last month after a three-year hiatus. More than 100 poker players turned out and […]

COEDC seeks advisory members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 02, 2022 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is looking for new advisory council members to guide the organization’s strategic vision, specifically those in agriculture, manufacturing, forestry and technology. The 45-member committee represents a variety of business associations, local government and key industry leaders. The council serves as a forum for discussion between member municipalities, industry and regional […]

Foundation seeks new directors
Jon Manchester - Oct 31, 2022 - Get Involved

The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan wants you—to get involved. The foundation is seeking community-minded individuals with an interest in making an impact to join its various committees and board of directors. “Community Foundations are known first and foremost for our granting programs. We need a few people to join our community grants committee, […]

Donation aims to grow knowledge
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 28, 2022 - Get Involved

TD Bank Group has earmarked $85,000 over the next three years to ensure youngsters and new Canadians are able to enjoy and learn about an Indigenous garden at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus. The first part of the donation occurred earlier this year, allowing more than 250 students to visit the K’nmaĺka Senqâĺten-Kalamalka Indigenous Garden. “My […]

Hospice fundraiser big success
Jon Manchester - Oct 25, 2022 - Get Involved

A Stop, Drop and Donate fundraiser for the North Okanagan Hospice Society reeled in $27,000 over the weekend. Boosted by a $20,000 contribution from Community Roofing Ltd. in response to a call for donations—from cash to everyday household needs all the way up to a new roof—the event was a “heartwarming” success, the society says. […]

Yard Angels bless Ethel House
Brayden Ursel - Oct 24, 2022 - Get Involved

Ethel House, a non-profit organization that provides long term housing for locals who need assistance, got an upgrade to its backyard with a new garden Saturday, thanks to the Yard Angels of Creative Roots Landscaping. Ethel House manager Carole Jacobs said the gardens will help give the residents a sense of responsibility while also helping […]

Lawyers get pied in fundraiser
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 21, 2022 - Get Involved

It probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but a fundraiser in which lawyers were hit in the face with pies raised a lot of money. Pushor Mitchell LLP held an internal fundraiser week earlier this month and raised more than $10,000 for United Way BC. One of the fundraisers allowed staff members to […]