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Comedy night for DIPG fight
Kirk Penton - Mar 19, 2019 - Get Involved

 An aggressive and untreatable form of cancer took Sevanah Simmons when she was just six years old, so a local real estate company is trying to do what it can to help stop the deadly disease from taking other children. DIPG, which is short for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is an inoperable and aggressive […]

West K needs volunteers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 25, 2019 - Get Involved

West Kelowna is looking for volunteers who would like to have a say in the city’s economic development. The city’s economic development committee and advisory planning commission are both in search of volunteers who would be willing to serve at various points throughout the year. The economic development committee “provides advice on local and national […]

Free kids’ dental care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2019 - Get Involved

Creekside Dental Clinic has planned a special event for children next month. The clinic is conducting Children’s Dentistry Day on March 30, giving those who can’t afford dental care a chance to have their kids’ teeth checked out. Creekside will see as many children as it can, and it will attempt to diagnosis issues first […]

Get inked for good cause
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19, 2019 - Get Involved

If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo, you might want to circle March 9 on your calendar and get one for a good cause. That’s the day Kelowna’s Jays and Arrows Tattoo Inc. will be raising money for the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, which supports women and children affected by sexual abuse, exploitation […]

Toys’R’Us battles bullying
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2019 - Get Involved

Toys’R’Us is once again doing all it can to end bullying. The toy store will be handing out 100 pink T-shirts at each of its locations on Saturday for kids to wear on Anti-Bullying Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Pink Shirt Day, as Anti-Bullying Day is also known, originated in Canada in 2007 and […]

KGH wants more heart
Jon Manchester - Feb 13, 2019 - Get Involved

A $7-million campaign was launched Tuesday to bring advanced heart rhythm services to Kelowna General Hospital. The KGH Foundation’s Right Here at KGH campaign will keep Interior patients closer to home. Every year, hundreds of patients from across the Interior must wait up to eight weeks for a bed to become available at hospitals in the Lower […]

Ramsays donate 50K
Jon Manchester - Feb 08, 2019 - Get Involved

A Kelowna family is continuing its patriarch’s legacy with a $50,000 donation to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. The gift from Darlene Ramsay and daughters Laura and Kathryn is in honour of the late Jim Ramsay, and will pay for a bedroom at JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families of patients that is under construction […]

Penti-con needs money
Dale Boyd - Feb 04, 2019 - Get Involved

Penticton’s pop culture convention is growing year over year but is in need of some assistance to make the 2019 convention happen. Moving from Penticton Lakeside Resort to Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in 2018 bumped up costs for last year’s Penti-con, and the non-profit organization is seeking to make up the funds with help from the […]

Business blood challenge
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2019 - Get Involved

Peacock Sheridan Group has thrown down the gauntlet once again. For the second year in a row, the financial planning company is challenging other Kelowna businesses to take one day in February and donate blood to support patients in need. Peacock Sheridan partner Grant Sheridan is also the GM of the Kelowna Chiefs junior B […]

Putting fun in fundraiser
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30, 2019 - Get Involved

The United Way is conducting a fun and friendly competition for Okanagan businesses to raise some money. The Super Mega Ultimate Techathlon will be held between March 7 and April 25, and it will consist of eight unique challenges. Teams of up to 10 members will pay $500 to take part, with the money going […]