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Get inked for good cause
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19, 2019 - Get Involved

If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo, you might want to circle March 9 on your calendar and get one for a good cause. That’s the day Kelowna’s Jays and Arrows Tattoo Inc. will be raising money for the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, which supports women and children affected by sexual abuse, exploitation […]

Toys’R’Us battles bullying
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2019 - Get Involved

Toys’R’Us is once again doing all it can to end bullying. The toy store will be handing out 100 pink T-shirts at each of its locations on Saturday for kids to wear on Anti-Bullying Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Pink Shirt Day, as Anti-Bullying Day is also known, originated in Canada in 2007 and […]

KGH wants more heart
Jon Manchester - Feb 13, 2019 - Get Involved

A $7-million campaign was launched Tuesday to bring advanced heart rhythm services to Kelowna General Hospital. The KGH Foundation’s Right Here at KGH campaign will keep Interior patients closer to home. Every year, hundreds of patients from across the Interior must wait up to eight weeks for a bed to become available at hospitals in the Lower […]

Ramsays donate 50K
Jon Manchester - Feb 08, 2019 - Get Involved

A Kelowna family is continuing its patriarch’s legacy with a $50,000 donation to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. The gift from Darlene Ramsay and daughters Laura and Kathryn is in honour of the late Jim Ramsay, and will pay for a bedroom at JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families of patients that is under construction […]

Penti-con needs money
Dale Boyd - Feb 04, 2019 - Get Involved

Penticton’s pop culture convention is growing year over year but is in need of some assistance to make the 2019 convention happen. Moving from Penticton Lakeside Resort to Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in 2018 bumped up costs for last year’s Penti-con, and the non-profit organization is seeking to make up the funds with help from the […]

Business blood challenge
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2019 - Get Involved

Peacock Sheridan Group has thrown down the gauntlet once again. For the second year in a row, the financial planning company is challenging other Kelowna businesses to take one day in February and donate blood to support patients in need. Peacock Sheridan partner Grant Sheridan is also the GM of the Kelowna Chiefs junior B […]

Putting fun in fundraiser
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30, 2019 - Get Involved

The United Way is conducting a fun and friendly competition for Okanagan businesses to raise some money. The Super Mega Ultimate Techathlon will be held between March 7 and April 25, and it will consist of eight unique challenges. Teams of up to 10 members will pay $500 to take part, with the money going […]

Stone Sisters give back
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 29, 2019 - Get Involved

The Stone Sisters Group donated $14,400 to four Kelowna charities in 2018. Shannon and Tamara Stone donated a portion of their real estate fees to causes that were important to their clients. Their clients’ four most popular choices were Foundry Kelowna, KGH/JoeAnna’s House, BC Cancer and BrainTrust Canada. “We feel so fortunate to live in […]

Culinary money aids groups
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 28, 2019 - Get Involved

The Canadian Culinary Championships that are being held in Kelowna this weekend will have a big impact on two area organizations. Rutland Middle School and Kamloops’ Mount Paul Community Food Centre will be the benefactors of money raised at the annual competition. Rutland Middle School plans to restock its instrument inventory, while the Mount Paul […]

Two added to IHA board
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 02, 2019 - Get Involved

The Interior Health Authority has two new board members, three who have been reappointed and another who is on her way out. Allan Louis and Karen Hamling are the newcomers to the board, while Tammy Tugnum, Dennis Rounsville and Diane Jules were reappointed. Patricia Dooley, meanwhile, has left the board. Louis is an Okanagan Indian […]