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Pushor supports Indigenous language
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 27, 2023 - Get Involved

Pushor Mitchell LLP has established an award at UBC Okanagan that will help ensure the preservation of Indigenous languages. The Kelowna law firm has pledged $7,500 for the Pushor Mitchell LLP Award in Indigenous Language Fluency award. UBCO has matched the donation, resulting in $15,000 that will be awarded over the next two years. It […]

Unleashed doggie parade returns
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 24, 2023 - Get Involved

Unleashed Brewing Co. and a bunch of its furry friends will once again be getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend. The Kelowna brewery will host its second annual Spooktacular Dog Parade on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Last year’s inaugural event was an overwhelming success, with more than 100 dogs and their humans […]

Chamber seeks board member
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 24, 2023 - Get Involved

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce needs a board member. The chamber has a vacant position that is set to conclude in March 2025, and it is looking for someone to step into the breach. Directors play an integral role in charting the strategic course of the organization, aligning it with its governing bylaws. […]

Duffers raise dollars for hospital
Chelsey Mutter - Oct 24, 2023 - Get Involved

A record-breaking $380,000 was raised for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation at its charity classic golf tournament. The Sept. 10 tourney at Predator Ridge included a day of golf and a live auction. “The support of our Fund-a-Need program, where participants purchased much-needed equipment throughout the hospital, gave a tremendous morale boost to our medical […]

Swinging dancers announced
Brayden Ursel - Oct 17, 2023 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Hospice Association has revealed the names of their celebrity dancers who will be taking part next year in their annual Swinging with the Stars fundraiser. A total of seven dance teams have come together for the six-month fundraiser, where each celebrity dancer will be on a mission between now and finale night to […]

Innkeeper’s Gala will delight
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2023 - Get Involved

One of Kelowna’s premier social events of the year is coming up soon, and it will help raise big money for cancer research in the Okanagan at the same time. The 32nd annual Innkeeper’s Gala, hosted at Hotel Eldorado, will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. This year’s gala will benefit the Kelowna General […]

YMCA will get you moving
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 10, 2023 - Get Involved

Choose to Move is back and ready to get inactive adults moving. The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is once again offering the program, which guides participants over the course of three months in finding healthy habits. Those interested in the program can check out an information session on Wednesday (Oct. 11) at the Kelowna […]

Become a hero for charity
Madison Reeve - Oct 10, 2023 - Get Involved

An event titled “100 Heroes Who Give A Damn” is back again this year and is once again stepping up to champion local charitable causes. This event will mark the 17th edition of the “100 Heroes” gathering, and it will take place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. To date, the campaign […]

Music to United Way’s ears
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 05, 2023 - Get Involved

The Vibrant Vine held 10 concerts during the month of September, and a cut of each ticket sold went to the United Way’s BC Wildfire Recovery Fund. The East Kelowna winery and the artists who performed gave $5 from each concert ticket to the fund, which helps those who require immediate assistance when wildfires strike. […]

Non-profits can get cash
Josh Dawson - Oct 05, 2023 - Get Involved

Non-profits are being invited to apply for up to $30,000 in funding from the city as part of council’s strategic plan for the next three years. The City of Kamloops said it’s inviting interested non-profit organizations and societies to apply for the 2024 social and community developments grants before the cut-off date of Nov. 7. […]