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Foundations relish their roles
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 21, 2020 - Get Involved

The Okanagan’s three community foundations are celebrating the role they play this month. The B.C. government proclaimed September as Community Foundations month, recognizing the role the foundations play. The Central Okanagan Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Okanagan Similkameen and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan are all thankful for the love from the […]

Stage production needs stage
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 18, 2020 - Get Involved

Crossing Creek Community Theatre is looking for a location as it prepares for its next production in February. The West Kelowna theatre troupe will perform its version of The Carol Burnett Show from Feb. 12-15, and it has already planned its COVID-19 protocols. It will perform the play to audiences of no more than 50 […]

Gift benefits students, elderly
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 17, 2020 - Get Involved

The BC Care Providers Association has helped people earn rewarding careers without having to dig too deep into debt. When the organization donated $25,000 to Okanagan College’s Our Students, Your Health campaign for the new Health Sciences Centre, the gift went towards funding eight students in the health care aide program. Those students are now […]

Sun Life donates to Foundry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 17, 2020 - Get Involved

Sun Life has donated $10,000 to Foundry Kelowna’s mobile health and wellness unit after learning COVID-19 has negatively impacted the mental health of young people in Canada. A Sun Life survey from the summer found that 68% of young Canadians, between the ages of 18 and 34, say their mental health has been negatively affected […]

First donation by Dahl Foundation
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 14, 2020 - Get Involved

The Emily Dahl Foundation donated $500 to The Compassionate Friends of Canada Inc. during a recent luncheon in Lumby. Emily Dahl committed suicide in January 2019 at the age of 18, and her parents, Vernon entrepreneurs Sherman and Katie Dahl, created the Emily Dahl Foundation in her memory. Sherman Dahl gave a presentation and donated […]

Music to KGH’s ears
Sarita Patel - Sep 14, 2020 - Get Involved

Students of Wentworth Music have raised more than $250,000 in the past 13 years through their rock concerts in support of the Kelowna General Hospital. Wentworth Music, Interior Savings and K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock have donated $258,428.45 to help children and their families in their time of need. “To know that we’ve made an impact […]

Do you know a COVID hero?
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 11, 2020 - Get Involved

If you know of someone who has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, Telus wants to hear about it. The communications company has launched the Telus Storyhive Local Heroes Documentary Edition, which will provide $800,000 in filmmaking grants to support the telling of stories that reflect the impacts of COVID-19 on local communities […]

Great Closet Cleanout returns
Laura Brookes - Sep 10, 2020 - Get Involved

Since the spring, Great Closet Cleanouts have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the popular event will return—farmer’s market style—on Sunday, Sept. 27, complying with guidelines for outdoor vendor markets. “Many people have had a little extra time over the last few months and have been cleaning out their closets,” Great Closet […]

KCR conducting volunteer survey
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 09, 2020 - Get Involved

Kelowna Community Resources is seeking more information about volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is asking volunteers and organizations to complete a survey that will provide input on how both are dealing with donating their time during the pandemic. Whether you’re a youth sports coach, a member of your child’s parent advisory council or […]

Homes for the Holidays returns
Miriam Halpenny - Sep 08, 2020 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Hospice Association’s Homes for the Holidays 2020 will take place virtually. Homes for the Holidays returns Nov. 28 with five homes and recorded segments of holiday tips and ideas from experts in between tours. Usually the event would take people through self-guided tours of private homes that are decorated for the holidays, but […]