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Joe Rich Rescue BBQ
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 17, 2019 - Get Involved

Residents are encouraged to attend the Joe Rich Fire Rescue community appreciation BBQ on Sunday, Aug 18. The family friendly event is an annual fundraiser for the fire department and will take place from noon until 3 p.m. at the Joe Rich Fire Community Hall on Highway 33. Included in the day is the BBQ […]

Share your pet grief
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 09, 2019 - Get Involved

Okanagan Pet Cremation later this month will be holding its first support group session for those grieving the loss of a pet. The Kelowna business will host the free Pet Loss Grief Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Malachite Midwives Clinic, which is located at 1955 Bowes St. “Sharing stories […]

Bursary funds nearly double
Colin Dacre - Aug 09, 2019 - Get Involved

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen has announced the recipients of $46,000 in student bursaries this year. “This year ten different endowment funds granted bursaries to local students of all ages,” Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen’s Sarah Trudeau said in a press release. “These endowment funds have been created by donors who […]

Buy a Blizzard, help kids
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 06, 2019 - Get Involved

Consider this your 48-hour Blizzard warning. Dairy Queen’s annual Miracle Treat Day, which goes this Thursday, raises money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation through net proceeds from Blizzard sales. “Over 93,000 kids in B.C. receive care from BC Children’s Hospital each year, and the community donations we receive are critical to helping provide the […]

Yard Angels need a project
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 26, 2019 - Get Involved

Do you know someone who is under the weather and unable to take care of their yard? If so, the Yard Angels would like to hear from you. The Yard Angels program is the brainchild of Creative Roots Landscaping, a Kelowna business that gives back to the community on three Saturdays each year. Company employees […]

Burnett’s making people smile
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 24, 2019 - Get Involved

Did you know it’s Make Someone Smile Week? Burnett’s Florist in downtown Kelowna is well aware of the celebration, so it is doing what it can to make as many people smile as possible. The business is sending out flowers at a rapid pace this week to local organizations. The first one went out on […]

iGuardFire aids Foundry
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 22, 2019 - Get Involved

A Kelowna company is helping out a local youth mental health centre after a fire broke out at its facility earlier this month. Foundry Kelowna caught on fire July 9 when a stove element was left on and ignited a toaster. Fire crews were able to quickly distinguish the fire. Kelowna’s iGuardFire, which sells stoves […]

Drink wine, make water
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - Get Involved

Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards has kickstarted a campaign to get clean water for a community in Uganda. Mirabel’s owners, Dawn and Doug Reimer, have introduced Wine2Water, which will work with Acts for Water to bring clean water to Kota, Uganda. The Reimers are encouraging wineries, restaurants and festivals to sign up for Wine2Water by using the […]

New firetruck for Apex
Colin Dacre - Jul 11, 2019 - Get Involved

The Apex Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade has its very first fire truck, thanks to a generous donation by Pioneer Log Homes of HGTV’s Timber Kings fame. Bryan Reid was at Apex Wednesday to meet the volunteer fire brigade in advance of the truck’s arrival next week. Since sustaining heavy losses in 2017’s forest fires around […]

East Kelowna market thrives
Kirk Penton - Jun 27, 2019 - Get Involved

 The East Kelowna community hall has been around for more than 80 years, which makes it a key part of the area’s essence. It’s also the main reason why Kathy Sawchuk became a driving force behind the East Kelowna Community Market, which started in September 2017 and now runs every Sunday between May and […]