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Dealership donates $50K
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 29, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna Chevrolet has become one of the driving forces behind the new Health Science Centre at Okanagan College. The dealership has donated $50,000 to the Our Students, Your Health campaign, whose goal is to raise $5 million. This latest donation means the campaign is halfway to its goal. “As we’re all realizing, health care professionals […]

Charities corral crisis cash
Jon Manchester - May 29, 2020 - Get Involved

Thirteen charitable North Okanagan organizations will share in more than $113,000 in emergency support through the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and United Way. The funding is granted to charity programs directly dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. “After reaching out to community and charity partners, we discovered that many were experiencing dire circumstances and needed help immediately,” the United […]

Support money spread out
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna has received its $100,000 grant from the province in support of laid-off forestry workers, and the money will be going to three social programs throughout the city. The Community Support Grant Program aids Interior communities impacted by forestry industry closures or shift reductions. Kelowna received $100,000 after the Tolko mill shut down in January, […]

Student wins $5,000 tuition
Laura Brookes - May 27, 2020 - Get Involved

Winning $5,000 towards college tuition through a local contest was the last thing Brittani Sali expected to happen this week. In fact, the 22-year-old was just waking up when she answered the phone from a local radio announcer and thought she may have still been dreaming. The contest, sponsored by the Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Fund, was hosted […]

Memorabilia to raise funds
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 26, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Players Choice Sports has always been a big supporter of the Homebase Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament, which features several NHL players who hail from or reside in the Okanagan. The event, which raises money for JoeAnna’s House, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Players Choice Sports has decided to put on a […]

Local charities get kickstart
Chelsea Powrie - May 25, 2020 - Get Involved

The First West Foundation and Valley First have launched a $600,000 fund for struggling charities in regions they serve, including $183,000 in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. In a press release, the organization noted that the pandemic has been challenging for charitable organizations, with increased demands for services but also a lack of resources. “These […]

Fortis offers learning for kids
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 14, 2020 - Get Involved

If you’re looking for something a little different when it comes to educating your child, FortisBC has come up with 30 new ways for you do that. The provincial utility company has modified a selection of its online Energy Leaders school lessons to be available for anyone to easily download for free. They are designed […]

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 […]