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$1,500 for Easter Seals
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 21, 2017 - Get Involved

Kylaina Afonso, a financial advisor with Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, and her class of CanSave students from Davidson Road Elementary in Lake Country presented a $1,500 cheque to Rick Harker, manager of Easter Seals Camp Winfield. CanSave is a partnership between Enactus Okanagan College and Valley First that educates children […]

Campaign ends with bash
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 20, 2017 - Get Involved

More than 100 community leaders, corporate sponsors, media partners, workplace campaign contributors, volunteers and funded partners were treated to an evening of appreciation thanks to sponsor, Your Dollar Store with More, as the United Way CSO celebrated the 2016 campaign at Hanna’s on the Waterfront last week. As a result of the annual fundraising efforts […]

Used bike sale fundraiser
Deborah Pfeiffer - Mar 20, 2017 - Get Involved

To help the community welcome spring and the chance to be outdoors again on their bikes, Penticton and District Society for Community Living is hosting its inaugural spring break bike and parts sale now until March 31. Used parts are marked down 50 per cent and used bikes marked down 25 per cent at the sale […]

Chipping in for literacy
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 17, 2017 - Get Involved

For the next three months Boyd Autobody and Glass will be chipping in for charity, and you can help them. Throughout March, April and May the body shop will be donating $20 to Project Literacy from every one of its windshield chip repair appointments.  ICBC recently announced it would cover chip repairs for most of its customers. That means […]

Maxine on the mike
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 16, 2017 - Get Involved

On March 16 Vibrant Vines Winery will host a special event promoting dementia awareness.   The the Kelowna Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s event will feature city councilor Maxine DeHart as master of ceremonies, with additional speakers sharing insights about the dementia journey.  The event will run from 5-7 p.m., with speakers including Karen Erickson, […]

Big White welcomes 4-H
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 16, 2017 - Get Involved

On Saturday, March 11, Big White Ski Resort welcomed the youth 4-H Club of Boundary Country and their families for a free day of fun at Big White Ski Resort! The 4-H Club of Boundary Country (4-H BC) is a youth development program that offers youth aged between six and 19 the opportunity to expand […]

Fundraiser surpasses goal
Kate Bouey - Mar 15, 2017 - Get Involved

The Slopes for Hope SilverStar fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society was a major success for the charity. The March 4 event, sponsored by SilverStar Mountain Resort, raised $17,297, far more than the $5,000 goal. In all 71 skiers and snowboarders took part in the family-friendly ski-a-thon where teams challenge themselves to ski or snowboard the […]

Explore Your Possibilities
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 14, 2017 - Get Involved

KCR Community Resources (KCR) will be hosting a community information session, titled “Explore YOUR Possibilities!”, on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  The session will be held at KCR’s new office building downtown, on 2nd Floor, 620 Leon Avenue.  People 55 years of age or better are encouraged to pre-register and […]

RibFest brings joy
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 13, 2017 - Get Involved

Thanks to the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest, which debuted last fall, one local little girl has a bit more pep in her step and a sunnier outlook on life. “Our goals in introducing RibFest were to create a family festival, promote fellowship, attract new members while also raising money to support the work Rotary […]

Doll up for Bollywood Bang
Kate Bouey - Mar 10, 2017 - Get Involved

It’s for charity and it’s for fun. Now organizers of the annual Bollywood Bang event are urging people to dress up in traditional outfits for the big night out on April 29 at Kal Tire Place. Outfits for men and women, including colourful saris, can be purchased at Lakers Clubhouse in Okanagan Landing March 18, 12-4 p.m. […]