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Tower countdown is on
Chelsea Powrie - Mar 29, 2019 - Get Involved

The one-month countdown to the Penticton Regional Hospital’s new tower opening is on. On April 29, the new David E. Kampe Tower will open to patients. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation still has $1.2 million to raise of their goal of $20 million for medical equipment to furbish the expansion. “We’ve received incredible support […]

Grant brings neighbours together
Wayne Moore - Mar 28, 2019 - Get Involved

The City of Kelowna and Central Okanagan Foundation will continue a program designed to strengthen neighbourhoods. The Neighbourhood Grant program started in 2015 as part of the city’s Strong Neighbourhoods Program. Under the agreement with the COF, the foundation will continue to provide up to $15,000 annually for projects “planned, implemented and managed by, and […]

Yard Angels need applicants
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 27, 2019 - Get Involved

The Yard Angels will be back in action again this year. The community support group, which was created by Kelowna’s Creative Roots landscaping company, volunteers its time to lighten the gardening burden for three residents suffering from debilitating illness or injury and are unable to care for their yards. The group is now looking for people […]

Big money for crosswalks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 25, 2019 - Get Involved

The Big White Fire Department conducted its eighth annual rooftop campout over the weekend and raised $10,000 in the process. This year’s money will go towards developing and installing two community pedestrian crosswalks. Each year Big White firefighters and members of its work experience program (WEP) set up on top of the Kids’ Centre. “The […]

On the Lawn grows
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 22, 2019 - Get Involved

 BDO is hoping to raise even more money for Elevation Outdoors with its popular lawn bowling charity tournament this summer. On the Lawn is being extended to four weeks instead of its usual three. The hope is more teams will participate and therefore raise more money for Elevation Outdoors, whose mission is to enhance […]

Sunterra in with a Bang
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 21, 2019 - Get Involved

Sunterra Custom Homes will be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Bollywood Bang. The event, which is a Bollywood-inspired night, has raised more than $250,000 for local charities. The $6,500 sponsorship from Sunterra will go towards the Vernon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. “We are pleased to offer our support of this multi-cultural […]

Joubert wins aviation scholarship
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 19, 2019 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Anisha Joubert has captured the Vernon Flying Club’s John Olsen Scholarship for spring 2019. The award is given to students who excel in aircraft maintenance engineer training at Okanagan College. It is given biannually to students in both of the college’s graduating classes who exhibit dedication, attitude and potential leading toward a successful career […]

Comedy night for DIPG fight
Kirk Penton - Mar 19, 2019 - Get Involved

 An aggressive and untreatable form of cancer took Sevanah Simmons when she was just six years old, so a local real estate company is trying to do what it can to help stop the deadly disease from taking other children. DIPG, which is short for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is an inoperable and aggressive […]

West K needs volunteers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 25, 2019 - Get Involved

West Kelowna is looking for volunteers who would like to have a say in the city’s economic development. The city’s economic development committee and advisory planning commission are both in search of volunteers who would be willing to serve at various points throughout the year. The economic development committee “provides advice on local and national […]

Free kids’ dental care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2019 - Get Involved

Creekside Dental Clinic has planned a special event for children next month. The clinic is conducting Children’s Dentistry Day on March 30, giving those who can’t afford dental care a chance to have their kids’ teeth checked out. Creekside will see as many children as it can, and it will attempt to diagnosis issues first […]