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Bannister gives to relief fund
Josh Dawson - Oct 03, 2023 - Get Involved

Bannister Chevrolet has given a $10,000 donation to a disaster relief fund, with the goal of supporting those ravaged by heatwaves, wildfires and floods since 2021. The BC Interior Community Foundation received the donation from the Kamloops dealership last week. The foundation creates and oversees endowment funds that are strategically invested to generate revenue, which […]

Firefighters wanted in Ellison
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 29, 2023 - Get Involved

Ellison Fire Department is looking for anyone who is ready to fight some flames. The department is kicking off its annual fall recruitment to find six new paid, on-call firefighters. Prospective members must reside within an eight- kilometre radius of Station 61 at 4411 Old Vernon Rd., be between the ages of 19 and 65, […]

Argus funds wildfire charities
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Argus Hospitality Group has donated a total of $8,000 to several Central Okanagan charities in the wake of last month’s wildfires. The business, which owns and operates three area hotels, took 15% of room sales between Aug. 23 and Sept. 11, and gave it away to four charities. Since $8,000 was raised, each charity received […]

Beer Week event to help pets
Casey Richardson - Sep 28, 2023 - Get Involved

Grab your bike shoes and then enjoy a cold pint to help out the BC SPCA South Okanagan/Similkameen. Yellow Dog Brewing and Penticton Pure Gym & Juicery are joining forces on Friday, Oct. 20, for a Penticton Beer Week collaborative event. Participants will start out with spin class at Pure at 5:30 p.m. followed by […]

Motionball raises big money
Brayden Ursel - Sep 27, 2023 - Get Involved

Motionball Kelowna raised more than $151,000 for Special Olympic athletes this year at the annual Marathon of Sport fundraiser. The national non-profit organization raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics through inclusive social and sporting events that empower young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, and they did it again in Kelowna over […]

Pushor Mitchell gets to work
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25, 2023 - Get Involved

Pushor Mitchell lawyers rolled up their sleeves last week and got to work in support of United Way BC. The Kelowna law firm held Pushor Mitchell Day of Community on Friday, giving back to several groups within the community. Lawyers and staff from the firm visited nine non-profit organizations and performed a variety of tasks, […]

Voyager RV nears giveaway goal
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25, 2023 - Get Involved

Voyager RV Centre is on pace to shatter its fundraising target this year. The Lake Country RV dealership has already donated more than $88,000 to local charities through its Voyager Cares program. Its goal this year was to raise $100,000, and it looks like it will blow past that mark by the end of the […]

Uride rides to rescue
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 22, 2023 - Get Involved

Uride has been busy transporting people around Kelowna and Kamloops, but it has also been helping to feed those who are in need of meals. The local ride-share company on Wednesday held another “Ride for a Reason” fundraiser as part of its Good Deeds program. Riders were asked to leave canned goods in Uride vehicles, […]

Big donation for Men’s Shed
Brayden Ursel - Sep 22, 2023 - Get Involved

The Okanagan Men’s Shed in Kelowna is getting an upgrade. Home Hardware on Thursday dropped off a sizeable donation of lumber for the not-for-profit men’s group that helps bring retired and working men together to both connect and create. The lumber donated will be used to build an outdoor work space that the group hopes […]

Festival of Trees sponsors wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 21, 2023 - Get Involved

Businesses, organizations, families and individuals once again have a chance to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and create beautiful Christmas decorations at the same time. The annual Festival of Trees will light up the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort lobby this holiday season, raising money and keeping alive the memory […]