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CU celebrates with generosity
Chelsea Powrie - Jun 17, 2019 - Get Involved

Summerland Credit Union has donated a new pop-up tent to NeighbourLink, the first of several initiatives planned in 2019 to celebrate the credit union’s 75th anniversary. “Since our inception, with the support of our members, Summerland Credit Union has been giving back to our community. It’s one of our core values as an organization,” marketing […]

FM radio in Penticton
Monique Tamminga - Jun 17, 2019 - Get Involved

With the flick of a ceremonial switch, Peach City Radio officially took to the FM airwaves as Penticton’s first community radio station—CFUZ at 92.9 FM—on the dial Sunday. “This was nearly 10 years in the making, but we are proud to say we are now the first and only FM community radio station,” CFUZ president […]

Heroes lottery loves Okanagan
Kirk Penton - Jun 14, 2019 - Get Involved

The Okanagan is once again home to a pair of grand prize options in a major, Vancouver-based home lottery. The Hometown Heroes Lottery, which is co-ordinated by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund, has two Okanagan grand prize options among the nine that will be available. One of […]

Red Wing donates to PRH
Colin Dacre - Jun 13, 2019 - Get Involved

Homeowners at Penticton’s Red Wing Resorts, inspired of the philanthropy of the late David Kampe, have donated $25,700 to Penticton Regional Hospital. The funds from a recent gala will help the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation provide equipment for phase two of the PRH expansion—a major upgrade to the emergency department. David Kampe developed the […]

$91K raised for YMCA
Jon Manchester - Jun 12, 2019 - Get Involved

YMCA Okanagan’s Cycle for Strong Kids event raised a whopping $91,000. Hundreds of vulnerable children will be able to access healthy Y programs, thanks to the nearly 350 cyclists who took part in the May 26 outdoor spin class. “We are blown away by the generosity of our community,” the Y’s Rhonda Zakala said. “The riders […]

Purair will help Mamas
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 29, 2019 - Get Involved

A Kelowna-based indoor air quality company has announced an agreement that will result in money going to the Mamas for Mamas charity. Modern Purair’s Purkids Foundation will donate thousands of dollars each month to Mamas for Mamas, a national charitable organization that supports moms in crisis and provides ongoing support to low-income mothers and their […]

Askew to be honoured
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2019 - Get Involved

The Armstrong Library will dedicate a meeting room to David Askew during a ceremony later this week. The David Askew Meeting Room will recognize his contribution to the relocation and renovation efforts that were completed on the Armstrong Library in 2017. The meeting room is used by the library staff and the community to host […]

Melcor helps out YMCA
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2019 - Get Involved

Melcor Developments Ltd. has given back to the YMCA of Okanagan in an effort to assist the organization with child care, health programs, swim lessons and memberships for local underprivileged children. Melcor raised $9,000 in 2018 through its charitable events, and it recently handed a cheque over to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. “The YMCA […]

Business rides to rescue
Darren Handschuh - May 17, 2019 - Get Involved

A ‘fox’ in shining armour saved the day for a local non-profit group. When the Kindale Developmental Association held a fundraiser for their numerous programs, the bids were flying fast and furious. But when one promised product fell through, Kindale was left scrambling. Enter Fox and Sons, a Vernon-based plumbing, cooling, heating and electrical company […]

Buy a car, help a heart
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 15, 2019 - Get Involved

Operation 200 is back and in full swing at Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre. During the month of May, both dealerships are donating $100 per vehicle sold to the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre for new equipment. As always, the goal is to sell 200 vehicles so that $20,000 is donated during the […]