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Big donation for child care
Jon Manchester - Mar 17, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan College Foundation kicked off its Sunflower Childcare Centre campaign with a half-million-dollar boost. The $1.25-million campaign will help build an on-campus child care centre, part of a new student housing project at the college’s Kalamalka campus, planned to open in the fall of 2024. A kickoff event March 1 featured students, volunteers and donors […]

Pathways secures $15K donation
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Pathways Addictions Resource Centre in Penticton was overjoyed to receive a large donation this week from a longtime supporter. Janet Parker presented $15,000 to the recovery centre. Pathways is almost entirely reliant on the generosity of donors to keep its doors open since losing provincial funding in 2021. The centre offers counselling and support in the […]

OC alum pays it forward
Chelsey Mutter - Mar 07, 2023 - Get Involved

Vernon-based communications engineer Yael Cohen has donated $80,000 worth of electronic equipment to Okanagan College. The state of the art electronic equipment will be going to the college’s Electronics Engineering Technology program. The components donated will be used by instructors for in-class circuits and test demos and by students for their end-of-term capstone projects. Some […]

Donation to get kids outdoors
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 06, 2023 - Get Involved

Business Finders Canada last week donated $7,500 to Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. Business Finders, which is owned by Brent and Cassie Marshall, donates half of its commission to local charities when it brokers a business purchase or sale. The donation was made possible thanks to local business owner Lee Agur using Business Finders Canada. Agur […]

Enjoy burger to help Variety
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 03, 2023 - Get Involved

Variety – the Children’s Charity is still raising money for its 57th annual Show of Hearts Telethon, and all you have to do is buy a tasty burger to show your support. White Spot is donating $2 from every burger sold at its locations across B.C. and at Burnaby’s R+D Kitchen until Sunday (March 5) […]

Show of Hearts raises millions
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Variety-the Children’s Charity and Global BC once again teamed up to raise millions for B.C. children. The annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon over the weekend brought in more than $6.3 million for the charity, which supports children and youth with special needs across the province. “We are deeply grateful for the generosity of Variety […]

Bursaries to help health care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2023 - Get Involved

Yasmin and Rick Thorpe, in partnership with Summerland’s Penny Lane Legacy Fund, have created a $50,000 bursary fund for Okanagan College health-care students. The Caring for Health Care Students Fund will provide six bursaries between $750 and $1,750 for eligible students at OC’s Penticton campus. “We know if we educate health-care professionals in Penticton, there’s […]

Wine tours for good cause
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 17, 2023 - Get Involved

A Kelowna-based tour company is ready to take people on some wine adventures that will help a daycare build a new play space. Vivid Tours announced earlier this month that it has partnered with Lake Country’s Elowyn daycare. Vivid is offering steeply discounted Lake Country wine tours to community members over the next four weekends, […]

Three newcomers to OKIB board
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan Indian Band Group of Companies has added three new directors to its board. The Vernon-based organization, which focuses on economic development in the valley, this month brought Jenelle Brewer, Trent Blind, and Leah George-Wilson on board. They will work with chief Byron Louis on the all-sqilx’w (Indigenous) board of directors. “On behalf of the […]

Dream Rally donation to OC
Brayden Ursel - Feb 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Ten students studying at Kelowna’s Okanagan College will see their dreams come true thanks to a generous contribution from a local couple. After participating in the 2022 Okanagan Dream Rally, Jason and Laura Norup-Boyer requested their $40,000 contribution goes towards helping OC students with bursaries. The generous donation marks the first time the Okanagan College Foundation […]