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Time for another gala
Laura Brookes - May 01, 2020 - Get Involved

What started as a fun idea with friends to host a Stay at Home Gala has now raised $197,621 in six days and is launching as an international event. More than 20 Canadian cities, including Kelowna, will take part in the nationwide initiative on Saturday, May 2, in light of COVID-19 social distancing and event cancellations. […]

Stobers donate $500K to college
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 29, 2020 - Get Involved

Okanagan College has hit the halfway point of its fundraising goal for its new health centre thanks to a $500,000 donation. The Stober Foundation is committing $500,000 over the next five years to the Our Students, Your Health campaign that is raising funds for the Health Science Centre at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. It is […]

Fix windshield, feed hungry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 28, 2020 - Get Involved

The Prestige Collision shops in Kelowna and Vernon are taking your cracked windshields and turning them into food for those who need it the most. Prestige owners Mark and Todd Regier are donating a percentage of windshield replacements and repairs to charities in Kelowna and in Vernon to help families in need during the COVID-19 […]

Warriors to assist food bank
Wayne Moore - Apr 28, 2020 - Get Involved

Restaurants across British Columbia remain closed to sit-down customers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure, ordered by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, is entering its sixth week. And while many restaurants are offering take-out or delivery service, sales are way down. The BC Hockey League’s West Kelowna Warriors and Central Okanagan […]

Valley homes up for grabs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 27, 2020 - Get Involved

A pair of Okanagan homes are grand prize options in this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery. Kelowna’s house is located at 460 Talon Ln. in Kestrel Ridge, while the Penticton option can be found at 103-190 Vancouver Ave. The Kelowna house, which has stunning Central Okanagan views, comes with $30,000 in furnishings, a 2020 Tesla Model […]

Hillside sales benefit youth
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 24, 2020 - Get Involved

Penticton’s Hillside Winery Bistro ended up raising $2,400 for OneSky Community Resources through its Giving Tuesday campaign. Hillside owner Kathy Malone put the OneSky logo on her 2016 Cabernet Franc, and every bottle that was sold raised $10 for the youth organization. The 10 available cases sold out after the initiative was launched in December, […]

Another Gleaners giveaway
Darren Handschuh - Apr 23, 2020 - Get Involved

The Gleaners are doing it again. Their free food giveaway earlier this month was so successful the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners are once again teaming up with the Vernon Alliance Church and will be handing out fresh potatoes, carrots and beets to those in need. The food will be available, while quantities last, from 9:30-11 […]

Survival pack will soothe
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 21, 2020 - Get Involved

A Kelowna screen printing business is trying to help people get through the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cool Hand Print Company has put together a collection of items called “Survival Pack—An Okanagan Collection” from several small businesses. The packs can be purchased online and delivered directly to residences. Five per cent of […]

Telus gives $100K locally
Jon Manchester - Apr 21, 2020 - Get Involved

Communications giant Telus is giving $100,000 to non-profits across the Thompson-Okanagan to aid in COVID-19 response. Nine charities across the region will receive emergency relief grants. Telus’ Thompson-Okanagan Community Board is also committing another $115,000, bringing its 2020 charitable contributions to $315,000. “In these unprecedented times, the value that our charitable sector provides our communities is […]

Coast helping health workers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 20, 2020 - Get Involved

Coast Hotels is doing what it can to help front-line workers be at their best during the COVID-19 battle. The company earlier this month launched its Coast Cares program, which offers hotel rooms to health-care workers and first responders for just $59. “When we saw media stories about nurses and health-care workers sleeping in their […]