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Stone Sisters give back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 29, 2019 - Get Involved

The Stone Sisters Group donated $14,400 to four Kelowna charities in 2018. Shannon and Tamara Stone donated a portion of their real estate fees to causes that were important to their clients. Their clients’ four most popular choices were Foundry Kelowna, KGH/JoeAnna’s House, BC Cancer and BrainTrust Canada. “We feel so fortunate to live in […]

Culinary money aids groups
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 28, 2019 - Get Involved

The Canadian Culinary Championships that are being held in Kelowna this weekend will have a big impact on two area organizations. Rutland Middle School and Kamloops’ Mount Paul Community Food Centre will be the benefactors of money raised at the annual competition. Rutland Middle School plans to restock its instrument inventory, while the Mount Paul […]

Two added to IHA board
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 02, 2019 - Get Involved

The Interior Health Authority has two new board members, three who have been reappointed and another who is on her way out. Allan Louis and Karen Hamling are the newcomers to the board, while Tammy Tugnum, Dennis Rounsville and Diane Jules were reappointed. Patricia Dooley, meanwhile, has left the board. Louis is an Okanagan Indian […]

Foundation aids ski dream
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 31, 2018 - Get Involved

If it weren’t for Okanagan College and Okanagan College Foundation, Hannah Mehain might not be able to chase her Olympic dream and go to school at the same time. Mehain, who is an accomplished cross-country skier, attends Okanagan College’s Vernon campus, where she is taking science with the goal of studying medicine or physiotherapy. She […]

50K for Boys & Girls Clubs
Jon Manchester - Dec 21, 2018 - Get Involved

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs got a big boost recently with a $50,000 grant from The Home Depot Canada Foundation. The cash is earmarked for prevention and early intervention programs for youth at risk of homelessness. It’s part of The Orange Door Project, which supports repairs, renovations and/or modifications to housing accommodations or other support […]

Too much poverty in Okanagan
Jon Manchester - Dec 21, 2018 - Get Involved

More than 40,000 people in the Okanagan live below the poverty line. And, according to the United Way, 21 per cent of households spend more than half their income on rent. The shocking statistics include more than 3,000 people using local food banks last year–one-third of them children–and 1,600 children at Central Okanagan elementary schools who start their day […]

40 for 40 Challenge issued
Kirk Penton - Dec 19, 2018 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Gospel Mission recently turned 40 years old, so it is celebrating with a fundraising drive this winter that it hopes will shed some light on the city’s downtown situation at the same time. The Gospel is running the 40 for 40 Challenge, which is a drive to get 40 Kelowna businesses to serve […]

Kot employees give back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 18, 2018 - Get Involved

Kot Auto Group had so much success with its pay-it-forward campaign last year that it decided to do it again. Just like last year, the bosses announced at the Christmas Party that each employee was going to receive a $500 voucher to donate to a charity of their choice. Since there are 80 employees in […]

Sally Ann needs lift
Jon Manchester - Dec 18, 2018 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Salvation Army is $313,000 short in its Christmas campaign. The Sally Ann set a goal of $800,000 in the Central Okanagan to provide assistance to those in need. But with only a week until Christmas, Pastor Darryl Burry says the campaign is still far from its target, at only 61 per cent of that goal. “Over […]

Donation in name of wife, mom
Chelsea Powrie - Dec 12, 2018 - Get Involved

A generous donation has been made to the Penticton Regional Hospital tower campaign by a Summerland man in memory of his late wife. Ramesh Rikhi and his wife Raksha, a nurse for over 30 years at PRH, moved to the South Okanagan from England in 1973. Raksha was one of the first women of Indian […]