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Businesses raise money together
Casey Richardson - Dec 21, 2023 - Get Involved

In November, a number of Penticton Martin Street businesses joined together over a new fundraising idea to coincide with “Movember.” The “Stash Bash” on Martin had each business offering an item on their menu of which $1 was donated throughout the month to help raise funds for SOS Medical Foundation’s $10 million oncology clinic. The […]

Elks spread donations around
Chelsey Mutter - Dec 19, 2023 - Get Involved

Eleven worthy causes got a boost Monday from the Vernon Elks lodge. The Elks handed out a total of $11,500, with the recipients being voted on by membership. “There are so many amazing things happening in our community at Christmas and all through the year,” club secretary Dan Irvine said. Organizations that received funding were: […]

Stober Group ‘elevates’ youth
Rob Gibson - Dec 19, 2023 - Get Involved

A local organization that helps youth facing barriers to participate in outdoor activities got a huge boost from a pair of Kelowna organizations. Elevation Outdoors received $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo. Those funds were then matched by the Stober Foundation for a total of $20,000. According to its website, the mission of […]

Fundraiser means so much
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 14, 2023 - Get Involved

The money raised from this year’s Festival of Trees is going to childhood cancer research, which is why Wes Rota really wants his family’s tree to hit its fundraising goal. Rota and his wife, Heather, lost their seven-year-old daughter, Ruby, to cancer in May 2017. Her family continues to honour her memory by participating in […]

50/50 deadline draws near
Madison Reeve - Dec 12, 2023 - Get Involved

The draw date for the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan 50/50 is coming up fast. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is once again conducting the You Win, We Build 50/50 draw. It will take place on Dec. 19, and the pot has already climbed to close to $40,000. “Our You Win, We Build 50/50 fundraiser for Habitat […]

Kettle campaign starts slowly
Madison Reeve - Dec 12, 2023 - Get Involved

The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is falling a bit short in the Central Okanagan. The campaign currently sits a third of the way from its $750,000 goal. Despite a slow start, Salvation Army community ministries co-ordinator Darryn Titterington believes people have become more generous this year. “People are giving more. I think they are realizing […]

Brain Injury Society seeks directors
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 06, 2023 - Get Involved

South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society is looking for professionals to join its board of directors. The organization’s mission is to create a lasting legacy for survivors of brain injury or stroke. It is looking for people who are motivated to advocate for the community’s most vulnerable. SOSBIS is seeking professionals who specialize in legal […]

New award for caregivers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 05, 2023 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Third Space Charity has awarded its inaugural Caring for the Carers award. The award came about after one of Third Space’s own counselling interns, Scott Stephen, took his own life. Stephen’s mother, Dianne, created an annual $500 bursary to support the new award, which support mental health workers. “Losing Scott caused everyone in our […]

Innkeeper’s Gala raises $150K
Rob Gibson - Nov 30, 2023 - Get Involved

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation received a major donation thanks to the 32nd Innkeeper’s Gala hosted by the Hotel Eldorado. The event on Nov. 18 raised over $150,000 for the charity. Foundation CEO Allison Young thanked the Hotel Eldorado and Argus Properties for their “unwavering” support going back three decades. “Health care is a community experience, […]

Rotary auction raises big bucks
Jon Manchester - Nov 21, 2023 - Get Involved

Kalamalka Rotary’s Dream Auction pulled in almost a quarter of a million dollars. The event was held Saturday evening at Vernon Lodge. “We want to extend a huge thank you to our amazing community for making our ‘Back to Black’ evening a resounding success, raising over $237,000!” the club said on its Facebook page. “Your […]