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Voyager RV nears giveaway goal
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25, 2023 - Get Involved

Voyager RV Centre is on pace to shatter its fundraising target this year. The Lake Country RV dealership has already donated more than $88,000 to local charities through its Voyager Cares program. Its goal this year was to raise $100,000, and it looks like it will blow past that mark by the end of the […]

Uride rides to rescue
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 22, 2023 - Get Involved

Uride has been busy transporting people around Kelowna and Kamloops, but it has also been helping to feed those who are in need of meals. The local ride-share company on Wednesday held another “Ride for a Reason” fundraiser as part of its Good Deeds program. Riders were asked to leave canned goods in Uride vehicles, […]

Big donation for Men’s Shed
Brayden Ursel - Sep 22, 2023 - Get Involved

The Okanagan Men’s Shed in Kelowna is getting an upgrade. Home Hardware on Thursday dropped off a sizeable donation of lumber for the not-for-profit men’s group that helps bring retired and working men together to both connect and create. The lumber donated will be used to build an outdoor work space that the group hopes […]

Festival of Trees sponsors wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 21, 2023 - Get Involved

Businesses, organizations, families and individuals once again have a chance to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and create beautiful Christmas decorations at the same time. The annual Festival of Trees will light up the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort lobby this holiday season, raising money and keeping alive the memory […]

Bank supports business students
Josh Dawson - Sep 12, 2023 - Get Involved

Scotiabank has committed $300,000 over the next three years to support first-year Thompson Rivers University business students as part of its BBA First Year Student Success Project. TRU said the project aims to increase academic support, peer mentoring, social engagement activities and financial awards for first year bachelor of business administration students in the Bob […]

Residents wanted for input
Kristen Holliday - Sep 11, 2023 - Get Involved

The City of Kamloops is putting out a call for volunteers who would like to provide input into the future of the city’s civic and recreation facilities. In a news release, the city said it’s looking for community members to take part in four working groups that will provide information to council’s recently struck Build […]

Businesses to host fundraiser
Casey Richardson - Sep 07, 2023 - Get Involved

Hoping to help support those who have lost so much, a group of Penticton businesses has gathered together to host a fire relief fundraiser next weekend. On Sunday, Sept. 17, a number of local vendors, musicians, restaurants, breweries and wineries who have all willingly donated their time, energy and merchandise will be gathered at 124 […]

Uride gets kids geared up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 01, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s time to go back to school, and a local ride sharing company is trying to make sure every child has what they need. Uride is taking its Good Deeds Day and donating backpacks filled with school supplies to selected elementary schools in the cities in which it operates. “Children are the future,” Uride founder […]

Bond over hospice support
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 30, 2023 - Get Involved

North Okanagan Hospice Society is gearing up for its biggest event of 2023. From Hospice with Love will be an evening of delicious food, great entertainment and fun games. It is the hospice society’s largest fundraiser of the year. The James Bond-themed event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Prestige Vernon Lodge Grand […]

Teck helps wildfire evacuees
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 29, 2023 - Get Involved

Teck has given a major financial gift to organizations in B.C., Alberta, Northwest Territories and Washington that are helping those affected by wildfires. The Canadian mining giant, whose head office is in Vancouver, has donated more than $230,000 to 10 groups, but it has offered other assistance in the wildfire fight by providing equipment, goods […]