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Music to United Way’s ears
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05, 2023 - Get Involved

The Vibrant Vine held 10 concerts during the month of September, and a cut of each ticket sold went to the United Way’s BC Wildfire Recovery Fund. The East Kelowna winery and the artists who performed gave $5 from each concert ticket to the fund, which helps those who require immediate assistance when wildfires strike. […]

Non-profits can get cash
Josh Dawson - Oct 05, 2023 - Get Involved

Non-profits are being invited to apply for up to $30,000 in funding from the city as part of council’s strategic plan for the next three years. The City of Kamloops said it’s inviting interested non-profit organizations and societies to apply for the 2024 social and community developments grants before the cut-off date of Nov. 7. […]

Society halfway to donation goal
Josh Dawson - Oct 04, 2023 - Get Involved

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation received a $25,000 donation in support of cancer care services in Kamloops. The donation comes from the Colombo Lodge Society, a volunteer-based organization founded in 1914 that in 2019 set the goal of raising $50,000 for cancer care services in Kamloops. The organization said it has raised more than $4 million […]

Auto dealers raise big money
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 03, 2023 - Get Involved

Kelowna Auto Dealers Association has raised $230,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. Sixteen locally owned auto dealerships donated money between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, and gave it to BC Cancer-Kelowna for its new, state-of-the-art systemic cancer therapy suite. The goal was to bring in $200,000, and KADA blew past that mark. “Thanks to the […]

Bannister gives to relief fund
Josh Dawson - Oct 03, 2023 - Get Involved

Bannister Chevrolet has given a $10,000 donation to a disaster relief fund, with the goal of supporting those ravaged by heatwaves, wildfires and floods since 2021. The BC Interior Community Foundation received the donation from the Kamloops dealership last week. The foundation creates and oversees endowment funds that are strategically invested to generate revenue, which […]

Firefighters wanted in Ellison
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 29, 2023 - Get Involved

Ellison Fire Department is looking for anyone who is ready to fight some flames. The department is kicking off its annual fall recruitment to find six new paid, on-call firefighters. Prospective members must reside within an eight- kilometre radius of Station 61 at 4411 Old Vernon Rd., be between the ages of 19 and 65, […]

Argus funds wildfire charities
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Argus Hospitality Group has donated a total of $8,000 to several Central Okanagan charities in the wake of last month’s wildfires. The business, which owns and operates three area hotels, took 15% of room sales between Aug. 23 and Sept. 11, and gave it away to four charities. Since $8,000 was raised, each charity received […]

Beer Week event to help pets
Casey Richardson - Sep 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Grab your bike shoes and then enjoy a cold pint to help out the BC SPCA South Okanagan/Similkameen. Yellow Dog Brewing and Penticton Pure Gym & Juicery are joining forces on Friday, Oct. 20, for a Penticton Beer Week collaborative event. Participants will start out with spin class at Pure at 5:30 p.m. followed by […]

Motionball raises big money
Brayden Ursel - Sep 27, 2023 - Get Involved

Motionball Kelowna raised more than $151,000 for Special Olympic athletes this year at the annual Marathon of Sport fundraiser. The national non-profit organization raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics through inclusive social and sporting events that empower young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, and they did it again in Kelowna over […]

Pushor Mitchell gets to work
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25, 2023 - Get Involved

Pushor Mitchell lawyers rolled up their sleeves last week and got to work in support of United Way BC. The Kelowna law firm held Pushor Mitchell Day of Community on Friday, giving back to several groups within the community. Lawyers and staff from the firm visited nine non-profit organizations and performed a variety of tasks, […]