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Supreme way to raise money
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2019 - Get Involved

A prominent ski race returned to Big White Ski Resort over the weekend, and it raised plenty of money for cancer research in the process. Dozens of racers took to the Lower Perfection run on Saturday for the chance to be named Team Supreme in honour of Ken Mitchell, a real estate agent who passed […]

Almost $200K for charity
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 08, 2019 - Get Involved

A local luxury home builder has donated a whopping $192,000 to five charities. K West Homes announced the results of its Share the Dream project, during which $1,000 from each home sale in the Cambridge House development was donated. Each buyer chose from one of five charities. The KGH Foundation received $57,000, the BCSPCA collected […]

Voyager RV raising big bucks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 01, 2019 - Get Involved

A Lake Country RV company is trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the year for local charities. Voyager RV Centre started its fundraising drive in December and will donate proceeds from every RV sale to seven non-profit organizations throughout the Central Okanagan. “Coming into our 35th year, I was reflecting on how special […]

Tower countdown is on
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 29, 2019 - Get Involved

The one-month countdown to the Penticton Regional Hospital’s new tower opening is on. On April 29, the new David E. Kampe Tower will open to patients. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation still has $1.2 million to raise of their goal of $20 million for medical equipment to furbish the expansion. “We’ve received incredible support […]

Grant brings neighbours together
Wayne Moore - Mar 28, 2019 - Get Involved

The City of Kelowna and Central Okanagan Foundation will continue a program designed to strengthen neighbourhoods. The Neighbourhood Grant program started in 2015 as part of the city’s Strong Neighbourhoods Program. Under the agreement with the COF, the foundation will continue to provide up to $15,000 annually for projects “planned, implemented and managed by, and […]

Yard Angels need applicants
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 27, 2019 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels will be back in action again this year. The community support group, which was created by Kelowna’s Creative Roots landscaping company, volunteers its time to lighten the gardening burden for three residents suffering from debilitating illness or injury and are unable to care for their yards. The group is now looking for people […]

Big money for crosswalks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 25, 2019 - Get Involved

The Big White Fire Department conducted its eighth annual rooftop campout over the weekend and raised $10,000 in the process. This year’s money will go towards developing and installing two community pedestrian crosswalks. Each year Big White firefighters and members of its work experience program (WEP) set up on top of the Kids’ Centre. “The […]

On the Lawn grows
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 22, 2019 - Get Involved

 BDO is hoping to raise even more money for Elevation Outdoors with its popular lawn bowling charity tournament this summer. On the Lawn is being extended to four weeks instead of its usual three. The hope is more teams will participate and therefore raise more money for Elevation Outdoors, whose mission is to enhance […]

Sunterra in with a Bang
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 21, 2019 - Get Involved

Sunterra Custom Homes will be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Bollywood Bang. The event, which is a Bollywood-inspired night, has raised more than $250,000 for local charities. The $6,500 sponsorship from Sunterra will go towards the Vernon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. “We are pleased to offer our support of this multi-cultural […]

Joubert wins aviation scholarship
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 19, 2019 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Anisha Joubert has captured the Vernon Flying Club’s John Olsen Scholarship for spring 2019. The award is given to students who excel in aircraft maintenance engineer training at Okanagan College. It is given biannually to students in both of the college’s graduating classes who exhibit dedication, attitude and potential leading toward a successful career […]