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T-shirts support local biz
Rob Gibson - May 12, 2020 - Get Involved

A group of concerned Okanagan businesses have joined forces to help support local companies struggling to stay alive during the COVID-19 shutdown. Daniel Connolly owns and operates Kelowna’s The Local Chemist, so he knows first hand how hard the last couple of months have been. “We are volunteering our time and talents to help out our community,” […]

Warriors raise thousands
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 05, 2020 - Get Involved

The West Kelowna Warriors scored big for the community last Thursday night. The BCHL hockey club raised $,6780 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank through the West Kelowna Community Night. The event was geared to generate revenue for local restaurants in the community as well as donate to the local food bank, both of which […]

Interior props up non-profits
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 04, 2020 - Get Involved

Interior Savings is stepping up for non-profit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The local credit union has pledged $150,000 to help non-profits adapt their operations to continue providing essential services. The money will come from a $100,000 Community Relief Fund as well as a term investment offered by the company. “Our local non-profits need our […]

Time for another gala
Laura Brookes - May 01, 2020 - Get Involved

What started as a fun idea with friends to host a Stay at Home Gala has now raised $197,621 in six days and is launching as an international event. More than 20 Canadian cities, including Kelowna, will take part in the nationwide initiative on Saturday, May 2, in light of COVID-19 social distancing and event cancellations. […]

Stobers donate $500K to college
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 29, 2020 - Get Involved

Okanagan College has hit the halfway point of its fundraising goal for its new health centre thanks to a $500,000 donation. The Stober Foundation is committing $500,000 over the next five years to the Our Students, Your Health campaign that is raising funds for the Health Science Centre at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. It is […]

Fix windshield, feed hungry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 28, 2020 - Get Involved

The Prestige Collision shops in Kelowna and Vernon are taking your cracked windshields and turning them into food for those who need it the most. Prestige owners Mark and Todd Regier are donating a percentage of windshield replacements and repairs to charities in Kelowna and in Vernon to help families in need during the COVID-19 […]

Warriors to assist food bank
Wayne Moore - Apr 28, 2020 - Get Involved

Restaurants across British Columbia remain closed to sit-down customers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure, ordered by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, is entering its sixth week. And while many restaurants are offering take-out or delivery service, sales are way down. The BC Hockey League’s West Kelowna Warriors and Central Okanagan […]

Valley homes up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 27, 2020 - Get Involved

A pair of Okanagan homes are grand prize options in this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery. Kelowna’s house is located at 460 Talon Ln. in Kestrel Ridge, while the Penticton option can be found at 103-190 Vancouver Ave. The Kelowna house, which has stunning Central Okanagan views, comes with $30,000 in furnishings, a 2020 Tesla Model […]

Hillside sales benefit youth
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 24, 2020 - Get Involved

Penticton’s Hillside Winery Bistro ended up raising $2,400 for OneSky Community Resources through its Giving Tuesday campaign. Hillside owner Kathy Malone put the OneSky logo on her 2016 Cabernet Franc, and every bottle that was sold raised $10 for the youth organization. The 10 available cases sold out after the initiative was launched in December, […]

Another Gleaners giveaway
Darren Handschuh - Apr 23, 2020 - Get Involved

The Gleaners are doing it again. Their free food giveaway earlier this month was so successful the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners are once again teaming up with the Vernon Alliance Church and will be handing out fresh potatoes, carrots and beets to those in need. The food will be available, while quantities last, from 9:30-11 […]