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Gala leads to sunshine deliveries
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 22, 2022 - Get Involved

The inaugural Miracle on Okanagan Fundraising Gala was a smashing success, and that means hospital patients and those who support them will be receiving a little bit of sunshine this holiday season. The gala was held Dec. 3 at The Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna. The money raised went to Delivering Sunshine, a business that sells […]

Ruby’s tree star of show
Kirk Penton - Dec 21, 2022 - Get Involved

The memory of young Ruby Rota continues to shine bright. The seven-year-old passed away in May 2017 due to a brain tumour, and once again this holiday season her family is keeping her memory alive—and raising money—through the annual Festival of Trees, a BC Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraiser. Since Ruby loved Disney and everything associated […]

Nature’s Fare goes above, beyond
Darren Handschuh - Dec 21, 2022 - Get Involved

The Nature’s Fare Markets community has risen to the challenge to help feed those in need. The Vernon-based organic grocery and wellness chain’s seven B.C. stores have so far collected more than 12,000 pounds of food bundles donated by customers—eclipsing the 8,000 pounds of food raised last year. “We have an amazing community. It’s heartwarming […]

The Salvation Army puts out call
Tim Petruk - Dec 21, 2022 - Get Involved

The head of The Salvation Army’s Kamloops branch says donations are down significantly so far this holiday season, and he’s hoping to see donors come out in force in the coming days. Capt. Cory Fifield said $272,000 has been raised locally so far this season—well short of the agency’s $450,000 goal. “Our hope is that […]

Timely Lake Life Lottery win
Colin Dacre - Dec 21, 2022 - Get Involved

A young family of four from Kelowna will trade in a two-bedroom apartment for a $1.75 million dream home by Okanagan Lake after winning Lake Life Lottery’s grand prize. Anokha Babu, a mother of two, found out her name was drawn Dec. 15, in the final draw of the 2022 lottery. “This is an incredible […]

Fill A Ford helps families
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 20, 2022 - Get Involved

Kamloops Ford Lincoln took a truckload of toys and a hefty cheque to Christmas Amalgamated Services on Tuesday. The dealership conducted its sixth annual Fill A Ford toy drive this year, asking businesses, customers and those in the community to donate new, unwrapped toys to the showroom truck throughout the month of December. The truck […]

KF Aerospace spreads cheer
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 19, 2022 - Get Involved

KF Aerospace had a busy year, and it has finished off 2022 by helping as many people as possible. The KF Christmas Tree Project raised $30,000 for 25 families in need across the country, helping out in the cities where the company does business. Several KF Aerospace teams were given a reusable Christmas tree, a prepaid credit […]

Lawn bowling brings big bucks
Tracey Prediger - Dec 19, 2022 - Get Involved

Archway Society for Domestic Peace in Vernon is getting a much-needed cash injection. The non-profit society helps women, children and families flee domestic abuse and sexual violence and is this year’s recipient of almost $3,400 raised during a Junior Chamber International networking event. The Lawn Days of Summer was held in August at Vernon Lawn […]

Lift to continue car show
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 16, 2022 - Get Involved

Lift Auto Group said it would continue the “positive legacy” created by Methal Abougoush when it purchased the latter’s five Boyd Autobody & Glass locations in the Okanagan. The company has made good on its promise, announcing Friday that the Father’s Day Charity Car Show will continue in 2023 and beyond, all in support of […]

Winter Market fuels food bank
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 16, 2022 - Get Involved

Downtown Kelowna Association this year added a hot chocolate fundraiser to its Winter Street Market & Light Up, and it was a smashing success. The hot chocolate sales raised $4,000 for Central Okanagan Food Bank during the market, which was held on Dec. 3. The food bank offered hot chocolate for a minimum donation of […]