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Local gala going national
Laura Brookes - Apr 16, 2020 - Get Involved

An Okanagan College graduate is hoping to raise $1 million dollars to help Canadians affected by COVID-19. Drew Vincent has already raised $22,270 to help the community during this pandemic through his charitable Stay at Home Gala event. The idea came up during a casual conversation with a friend, says Vincent, who graduated from the College’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. […]

Fighting COVID on two fronts
Sarita Patel - Apr 15, 2020 - Get Involved

Last month a West Kelowna company started to build ‘virus barriers’ for essential service workers on the front lines, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. “I know we have a skilled, experienced, hard-working team, so we went right to work building barriers seven days a week,” said Harold Loewen, owner and manager of Mouldings & […]

Tasty treats for COVID fight
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 14, 2020 - Get Involved

A Kelowna business owner spent Easter weekend giving her tasty treats to those who could use a little pick-me-up during the pandemic. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner Tanya Loewen sent some of her delicious products to Canada Blood Services, Kelowna Women’s Shelter, Central Okanagan Food Bank and Kelowna General Hospital. The entire Rocky Mountain Chocolate […]

Firefighters douse hunger
Chelsea Powrie - Apr 14, 2020 - Get Involved

The Penticton Firefighters’ Local 1399 union has donated a chunk of money to the local food bank in light of the ongoing pandemic. On Monday the group presented a cheque for $450 to the Penticton Food Bank operated by the Salvation Army and located at South Main Street and Kinney Avenue. “During the pandemic the Penticton […]

Order takeout, raise money
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 09, 2020 - Get Involved

A West Kelowna commercial property maintenance business is encouraging the city’s residents to support local restaurants and raise money for a good cause at the same time. GRM Inc. will donate $10 to the Central Okanagan Food Bank every time an order worth at least $40 is placed with one of eight West Kelowna restaurants. […]

Help KGH workers, local business
Miriam Halpenny - Apr 03, 2020 - Get Involved

Two Kelowna women have found a way to support health-care workers by raising funds to purchase gift cards specifically for employees at Kelowna General Hospital. Brittney Page and Danielle Smith have launched the fundraiser ‘Love for Local’ to help health-care workers as they continue to fight against COVID-19. A GoFundMe campaign has been created with a […]

Here’s to restaurant workers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 03, 2020 - Get Involved

Several Thompson Okanagan wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries are joining the crusade to support B.C.’s restaurant workers. The Drinks List liquor agency is teaming up with provincial alcohol providers to raise money for employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic is effecting all of society and causing emotional and financial suffering,” […]

Soupateria back up and running
Chelsea Powrie - Apr 03, 2020 - Get Involved

Just a few days after announcing a “devastating” closure due to COVID-19 concerns, Penticton’s Soupateria has found a way to re-open to serve the community. Soupateria president Tracy Comber announced on social media that the soup kitchen, which provides meals to more than 100 clients a day, will be open again Friday for bagged lunch service, and 11:30 […]

Order takeout, raise money
Glacier Media - Apr 02, 2020 - Get Involved

Two Story Robot, a small web app development company based in Kamloops, is delivering it forward. They’re asking locals to send in a picture of their delivery or takeout receipt. Two Story Robot will then match the total (up to $25 per person) and donate that money to the Kamloops Food Bank. Team co-ordinator Paige Whitson tells […]

Big donation for The Bridge
Miriam Halpenny - Mar 31, 2020 - Get Involved

The Bridge Youth & Family Services in Kelowna is celebrating a $30,000 anonymous donation towards its Youth Recovery House. The donation will help people under 19 years old who are struggling with addiction. In B.C., there are fewer than 50 publicly funded beds for youth treatment. In the Okanagan there are no treatment options for people […]