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Emergencies generate cash
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2017 - Get Involved

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s second annual Emergency Services Day fundraiser for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation generated $13,000 for the hospital’s Emergency Department on Jan. 21. “Last year, there were more than 44,000 emergency room visits at VJH,” said Sue Beaudry, with the VJH Foundation. “The dedication from SilverStar Mountain Resort and the emergency service groups who […]

Credit union celebrates volunteer
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2017 - Get Involved

A West Kelowna man is the first volunteer selected by Valley First Credit Union for a significant donation to charity on his behalf. Valley First is launching a program in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, which will see 15 volunteers from the Okanagan recognized for their work in the community this year. The credit union […]

$7,400 raised for Pathways
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Get Involved

A fundraiser in honour of a local business woman’s son has raised $7,400 for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre. Colin Parker lost his battle with addiction in October 2016, spurring his mother Janet Parker, owner of Parker’s Chrysler in Penticton, to begin a fundraising campaign. The Parkers committed $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every […]

Business expo back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Get Involved

Okanagan College’s annual business expo and employment fair is back for its tenth year. This year, the expo will feature more than 50 businesses from across the Okanagan and beyond, with many of the participating firms hiring. The event will take place Feb. 1 at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus, at the atrium of the Centre […]

Telus supports Rail Trail
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Get Involved

The Okanagan Rail Trail got a financial boost from Telus recently, when the company donated $1,550 to the trail through its “Fibre for Good” program. Through the program, Telus customers who signed up for Optik TV can designate a location charity to receive $25 from Telus. Last fall 62 Vernon customers selected the rail trail, […]

Hall of Fame feeding kids
Colin Dacre - Jan 31, 2017 - Get Involved

For the second year, the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame has made a sizable donation to the Breakfast Learning Club in Penticton. The program feeds kids at Columbia, Queen’s Park and West Bench Elementary schools. Hall of Fame Executive Director Bruce Judd said they also sponsor the hockey program in one of the schools, “and […]

Money for great ideas
Jon Manchester - Jan 23, 2017 - Get Involved

Got a great idea for a community project? The United Way’s Gennext program and the Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth are teaming up again to offer $2,000 youth initiative grants to deserving projects. “It is inspiring to see the drive and passion today’s youth have to make meaningful differences in our community,” said Molly Raposo, the […]

40 years of giving
Wayne Moore - Jan 23, 2017 - Get Involved

The Central Okanagan Foundation is celebrating 40 years of giving with four new endowment funds. The four funds, each valued at $40,000, will generate four scholarships for students within the Central Okanagan. One scholarship will be provided for students in each of the four municipalities, Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country and West Kelowna. Each will be […]

16 years of giving
Darren Handschuh - Jan 20, 2017 - Get Involved

Every week for the past 16 years, Jake and Mary Spoor have been giving away flowers. The couple have been operating the Vernon Flower Shop for the past 40 years and since the Vernon Hospice House opened, they have quietly donated a vase full of flowers to every patient, every week. Jake estimates they have given […]

Med students raise $16,500
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 19, 2017 - Get Involved

Hosting a charity golf tournament is an annual tradition for second-year UBC Medical students and one of the ways students get to know and make a difference in their community. This year, the UBC Southern Medical Program Class of 2019 chose the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna (CMHA Kelowna), as their charity of choice. Together […]