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Geology authors rock
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05, 2020 - Get Involved

A man with a passion for geology has turned that into a rock-solid foundation for students studying the subject at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan. Murray Roed, who has authored and co-authored five geology books about the Okanagan, has now donated more than $100,000 to local students through the sales of those publications. Roed and […]

Kalamalka Cannabis gives back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05, 2020 - Get Involved

Kalamalka Cannabis is donating a portion of its sales this week to charity. The store, located at 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd., will give 5% of every sale to the Vernon branch of The Salvation Army. “We are doing this donation because one of our core values is community,” Kalamalka Cannabis owner Mike Dagostini said. “To […]

Tennis club spreads love
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05, 2020 - Get Involved

Okanagan Mission Tennis helped raise more than $4,000 for charity this summer. The tennis club conducted a summer charity tournament and ended up raising $2,075 through club members, sponsors and event participants. That’s when Unilever Canada stepped in and matched the funds raised, bringing the total to $4,150. That money was then donated to Elevation […]

CODEanagan gets big boost
Sarita Patel - Oct 02, 2020 - Get Involved

The United Way has been presented with a $40,000 cheque from RBC Foundation for their continued commitment to CODEanagan, a barrier-free tech program for youth. The funding is part of the RBC Future Launch program designed to help young Canadians prepare for a drastically changing workforce. CODEanagan is a partnership with Accelerate Okanagan and Okanagan College, with support from […]

Big gift out of the blue
Brendan Kergin - Sep 30, 2020 - Get Involved

James Bain had one wish for his wealth when he passed. The Lillooet man left his entire estate to the Thompson Rivers University Foundation to be used as an endowment fund. The $350,000 donation means the Kamloops school can hand out 12 bursaries each year to Faculty of Science students. According to a news release, Bain didn’t […]

Art, culture grants available
Rob Gibson - Sep 29, 2020 - Get Involved

The City of Kelowna has announced that more than $150,000 in art and culture grants are available to local groups this year. The money will go towards supporting local, incorporated, non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations. “These grants are more important than ever this year,” said Christine McWillis, cultural services manager. “The pandemic has been especially […]

Grant deadline approaching
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25, 2020 - Get Involved

The BC Interior Community Foundation wants to remind non-profit organizations they have until next Thursday to submit their applications for fall grants. The group’s Community Project Grants support community-based programs in the areas of arts and culture, health and welfare, sports and recreation, and other charitable events. Grants are available for organizations in the Thompson, Nicola […]

Support for homeless youth
Amandalina Letterio - Sep 24, 2020 - Get Involved

The BC Interior Community Foundation presented A Way Home Kamloops with a $15,000 cheque this week to provide COVID-19 crisis support for homeless youth. The money will go toward a COVID-19 specific youth housing outreach worker to support double the intake of youth and help mitigate triple the critical incidents. It also allows the non-profit to provide more mental […]

Business, charity win ad time
Sarita Patel - Sep 24, 2020 - Get Involved

The response was astounding. More than 150 businesses and charities applied to a local giveaway of three free months of billboard advertising. Venture Realty Corp. and the Electronic Billboard put out the call in August, originally planning on giving away a single advertising package to a group impacted by COVID-19. But after the overwhelming response, it was […]

Light up for live events
John Lawless - Sep 23, 2020 - Get Involved

The pandemic has been difficult on virtually every industry, and the live events sector is no exception. Many in the industry have lost their livelihoods during the past six months, and an organization called the Live Event Community has formed to support them. The group has organized a Day of Visibility for tonight to raise […]