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JoeAnna’s House gets cash
Rob Gibson - Dec 12, 2018 - Get Involved

JoeAnna’s House was the big winner after the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest dropped off a cheque for $27,780.00. The Rotary Club of Kelowna is the major sponsor of RibFest, along with Interior Savings Credit Union, Save-On-Foods, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, and Landstar Development Corp., which also participated in the celebration. “We wish to thank all of […]

Local luxury up for grabs
Kirk Penton - Nov 27, 2018 - Get Involved

Two spectacular Central Okanagan homes are featured in this year’s Vancouver-based Millionaire Lottery. There are eight grand prizes up for grabs in this year’s lottery, which benefits Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation. Seven of those grand prize options are luxury homes, and two of them are located in the Okanagan. The eighth grand […]

Final funding push begins
Colin Dacre - Nov 26, 2018 - Get Involved

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is kicking off its 13th annual Tree of Dreams campaign, looking for a push over the finish line on its drive to raise $20M for medical equipment for the new tower being constructed at the Penticton hospital. The foundation has just over $2M to go on its fundraising campaign and Tree […]

Big fundraiser tonight
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 23, 2018 - Get Involved

Raymond James’ corporate Kelowna branch has raised more than $200,000 in four years for various charities, and it will be back at it tonight for its fifth annual “Christmas in November” fundraiser. This year the financial services firm is teaming up with Kelowna Olympic skier Kelsey Serwa to raise money for her KSER Scholarship Fund, […]

Joe Rich gives back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 20, 2018 - Get Involved

The Joe Rich Fire Service set records this year during its 14th annual food drive. The fire department members went door to door on Sunday, collecting $1,730 in donations and more than 2,430 pounds of food for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Both totals are records for the one-day community canvas.

Big JoeAnna’s House donation
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 19, 2018 - Get Involved

The team at RBC Dominion Securities in Kelowna has come together for JoeAnna’s House. The company has committed support of $100,000 over a five-year period. The gift rounds out a decade of giving from RBC Dominion Securities totalling $200,000 for health care in the Southern Interior. Company vice-president and branch manager Mark Kinnear says his […]

Team Depot pitches in
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 07, 2018 - Get Involved

Team Depot, which is a group of Home Depot employees from Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon, recently headed to Penticton to do some good. Team Depot has completed 12 projects in the last six years, and last week they travelled to the South Okanagan to spruce up the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club facility in […]

Yard Angels to the rescue
Jon Manchester - Nov 02, 2018 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels are at it again. A call for nominations to receive a free yard cleanup resulted in 42 suggestions of people unable to do the work themselves, who could use a helping hand. No fewer than four of those nominations were for Karen and Randy Lachmuth in East Kelowna. Last year, during a trip to Australia […]

Matching program underway
Colin Dacre - Oct 31, 2018 - Get Involved

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide a boost to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan’s fundraising drive for the Youth Resource Centre. All donations for the centre up to $200,000 will now be matched by the generous donor. “This is a significant development in the ‘Futures Start Here’ fundraising campaign for the […]

Food Dump coming up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 26, 2018 - Get Involved

A West Kelowna company is co-ordinating a massive food drive and is challenging others in the Central Okanagan to join in on the fun little competition. Civil X Contractors is conducting its inaugural Food Dump to benefit the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Businesses are asked to collect as many non-perishable food items as they can […]