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Yard Angels strike again
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 14, 2019 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels were back at it two weeks ago, giving back to the community through their landscaping work. A couple named Lisa and Warren have been going through a trying time, with Lisa battling cancer and Warren working 60 hours a week while also caring for his wife. They were nominated for the Yard […]

Vernon hospital gets $100K
Jon Manchester - May 14, 2019 - Get Involved

Donors helped raise more than $100,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the Smooth Operations Hospital Gala. A sold-out crowd of 240 people at the Vernon Lodge on Saturday raised money for the Surgical Care for Life campaign, which aims to reduce hospital wait times, increase surgical capacity and improve patient outcomes. “We couldn’t be more […]

Kampe’s last great gift
Colin Dacre - May 13, 2019 - Get Involved

Prior to the death of Penticton philanthropist David Kampe last week, he had been working on the launch of a new fundraising initiative in support of the Penticton Secondary School Bursary and Scholarship Foundation. Peter Bros. and Castanet are proud to launch that campaign today. Founded in 1984, the foundation supports the post-secondary dreams of […]

Foundry gets major support
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 10, 2019 - Get Involved

Foundry Penticton is closer to opening after a successful fundraising event last month. The Community Foundation held a fundraiser on April 17, and it raised more than $24,000 for its $1.2 million “Futures Start Here” campaign. The foundation has raised more than $1.1 million, so it is close to reaching its goal. “We were absolutely […]

Yard sale to raise funds
Colin Dacre - May 10, 2019 - Get Involved

The Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual yard sale this weekend. The event on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the fire hall at 303 Lakehill Rd., is expected to attract people from across the South Okanagan. The yard sale is supported by donations from the community. Smaller boxes items can […]

Appetite for Art goes Saturday
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 06, 2019 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Art Gallery will once again be hosting the Appetite for Art Fundraiser. The evening of local artistic talent and fresh fine cuisine will held on Saturday night at the Gallery, and this year’s theme is ‘A Night in Casablanca.’ Proceeds from the event will support children’s and education programming at the gallery. “Attendees […]

Auto Dealers donate van
Madison Erhardt - May 04, 2019 - Get Involved

Kelowna Gospel Mission will be able to continue to help those most in need, thanks to the donation of a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan from the Kelowna Auto Dealers Association. The dealers handed over the keys Friday afternoon, and Gospel Mission executive director Randy Benson says his team is thrilled. ”Much of our ministry is about helping guests get […]

Expo event was Awesome
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 03, 2019 - Get Involved

More than 1,000 Central Okanagan school students showed off what they know on Thursday at the inaugural Expo of Awesome, which was held at UBC Okanagan. The event went above and beyond the traditional science fair, as students highlighted their education to UBCO students and staff in four categories: design thinking, inquiry projects, Scratch Arcade […]

Money for abused children
Nicholas Johansen - May 01, 2019 - Get Involved

An international philanthropic organization recently donated $25,000 to a local centre that will create a safe space for children suffering from abuse. The Frank J. Flaman Foundation made the donation during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Child Advocacy Centre that will be built in Kelowna’s Landmark area. The centre is a project of the […]

More than $1 million raised
Darren Handschuh - Apr 26, 2019 - Get Involved

More than $1 million was raised for the KGH Foundation Thursday during the charitable organization’s third annual Day of Giving. The record-breaking day of donations will go towards the foundation’s $7 million goal for cardiac care at the hospital. “Quite frankly, I’m still in shock,” said Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation. “It’s clear […]