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Businesswomen organize donations
Chelsey Mutter - Aug 22, 2023 - Get Involved

A group of Vernon businesswomen are coming together to collect and distribute donation items to wildfire evacuees. As fires continue to burn throughout the Okanagan, the Vernon area has opened an Emergency Support Services reception centre. As of Sunday afternoon, 840 evacuees have registered with ESS, mainly from the Central Okanagan region. A group of […]

Rallying for foreign workers
Wayne Moore - Aug 22, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s been tough on everyone forced to flee their homes as a result of wildfires burning across both sides of Okanagan Lake. Nearly 11,000 properties and upwards of 24,000 people have been displaced as as result. Included in that group are more than 100 migrant workers, many from Mexico evacuated from farms in Lake Country. […]

Crazy pants support CAC
Wayne Moore - Aug 10, 2023 - Get Involved

When you combine outrageous outfits, special events, games and loads of fun, you end up with the annual Fancy Pants charity golf tournament. Established in 2019, the tournament is run by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo in support of Kelowna’s Child Advocacy Centre. “The key word for the Fancy Pants is fun. That’s the […]

Blizzards fund kids’ health care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 10, 2023 - Get Involved

Today is the best day to enjoy a little ice cream. The 21st annual DQ Miracle Treat Day will take place Thursday (Aug. 10) at 122 Dairy Queen locations across B.C., including 15 in the Okanagan and Shuswap regions. The net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, which […]

Program gets youth moving
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 09, 2023 - Get Involved

Elevation Outdoors is looking for participants for its annual Leaders in Action program. The experience-based program gives underprivileged youth the opportunity to try adventures and outdoor pursuits as well as gain valuable volunteer experience with the same people throughout the year. It is open to those between the ages of 15 and 18. The program […]

Car sales support families
Casey Richardson - Aug 09, 2023 - Get Involved

Penticton’s Parkers Chrysler Community Connection announced the launch of its Kids Care edition to support three local non-profits throughout August and September. Parkers Chrysler will donate $100 for every vehicle sold, with a goal of $10,000 to BGC Okanagan Infant Development Program, Dragonfly Pond Family Society and Agur Lake Camp. At the conclusion of the […]

Get a cute bunny … legally
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 08, 2023 - Get Involved

Bunnies have been in the news quite a bit lately, and it appears they are becoming quite popular. Now you have a chance to get one of your own and help out a charity at the same time. Mid-Town Station Kitchen + Drink will be holding a meet-and-greet today (Tuesday) to support the Warren Peace […]

Time to raise money, mateys!
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 01, 2023 - Get Involved

White Spot is bringing back Pirate Pak Day later this month. The fundraiser returns on Wednesday, Aug. 16, after a three-year hiatus, and the restaurant’s goal is to surpass the $1 million mark in its 11th year. White Spot will donate $2 from every adult and youth Pirate Pak sold throughout the province to Zajac […]

Community Futures needs directors
Chelsey Mutter - Jul 31, 2023 - Get Involved

Community Futures North Okanagan is looking for volunteers to join its board of directors. The organization says it’s looking for community minded individuals or business owners who want to make an impact. “This is a role that, in just a few hours a month, can make such a difference in supporting local small business owners […]

Tourney will honour Benson
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Benson Law LLP will be holding a fundraising golf tournament this fall in memory of their namesake. The inaugural Garry Benson Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the day of golf and the dinner that follows will go to BC Cancer […]