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Swift tickets up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 27, 2024 - Get Involved

You could end up with a pair of Taylor Swift tickets in your hands if you attend a charity concert coming up in Kelowna next month. James Barker Band, along with Kelowna’s Dawson Gray, will perform a charity concert on Sunday, March 10, at Prospera Place. All funds raised from the concert will go towards […]

Business fundraises for sick kids
Josh Dawson - Feb 15, 2024 - Get Involved

A Kamloops barre and yoga class is hoping to raise awareness and funds for those afflicted with rare diseases. Kristen Pickell, owner of Movement Collective, said she’ll be hosting a barre yoga fusion class later this month as part of a fundraiser for two local families, titled Rise for Rare. All proceeds from the event […]

Scotiabank fills Army kettles
Rob Gibson - Feb 14, 2024 - Get Involved

Scotiabank employees and some of their partners volunteered to help host Salvation Army Christmas kettles at three Kelowna locations over the Christmas season. The goal was to help raise funds for the Salvation Army, with Scotiabank matching up to $15,000 through its Scotiabank Team Community Program. The volunteers surpassed their goal by raising $28,301, and […]

Miners donate to Mamas
Michael Potestio - Feb 02, 2024 - Get Involved

Employees from Kamloops’ New Afton Mine have turned their holiday spirit into a $25,000 donation to the local chapter of Mamas for Mamas. Mamas for Mamas is a national non-profit that supports struggling families and caregivers across Canada struggling with of poverty, hunger and housing. The mining company’s workers support three local charities annually with […]

Food bank table gets set
Madison Reeve - Jan 18, 2024 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Food Bank reports more than $446,000 will go towards fighting local food insecurity thanks to generous donations and a successful Set The Holiday Table campaign. The food bank says this year’s campaign, which ran throughout December, garnered overwhelming support from the community. “The Thomas Alan Budd Foundation once again played a pivotal role […]

Keith Construction helps out
Tracey Prediger - Jan 15, 2024 - Get Involved

When grabbing snacks from the concession stand at Vernon’s Towne Theatre, you may notice new signage prominently displayed over the popcorn machine. The sign represents Keith Construction’s 10-year financial commitment to the Towne. Bryce Dahlen learned from his grandfather, who started the company, just how important it is for local business owners to give back […]

Chamber seeks board members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 03, 2024 - Get Involved

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good business people to join its board of directors. The chamber has put out the call for board nominations, which will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m. “As always, we look to strengthen the board’s multiple skill sets,” chamber past chairwoman Pamela Pearson said […]

Kettle goal close in Kamloops
Josh Dawson - Jan 03, 2024 - Get Involved

The Salvation Army Kamloops concluded its 2023 kettle campaign fundraiser with more than $230,000 raised, just shy of its goal for the season. The annual kettle campaign ran from Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, with the goal of raising $240,000 in time for the holidays. “Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise $230,590.41 […]

Cheer Fund continues to grow
Tim Petruk - Dec 22, 2023 - Get Involved

The Christmas Cheer Fund has passed the $21,000 mark, and there are still nine days left to donate to help the BC Interior Community Foundation reach its $60,000 goal. Kamloops Coun. Nancy Bepple and BCICF director Terri Mochikas unveiled the new total on Thursday. Money raised this year will go toward the Kamloops Legion, BGC […]

Thousands raised for pier
Casey Richardson - Dec 22, 2023 - Get Involved

The Rotary Club of Summerland announced the winner of its hometown fundraiser 50/50 on Wednesday, which concluded last week with a record jackpot of $31,390. They shared that one lucky local resident, June Day, won the prize of $15,695. The Rotary club expressed their thanks to the residents of Summerland for their “incredible support of […]