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Three newcomers to OKIB board
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan Indian Band Group of Companies has added three new directors to its board. The Vernon-based organization, which focuses on economic development in the valley, this month brought Jenelle Brewer, Trent Blind, and Leah George-Wilson on board. They will work with chief Byron Louis on the all-sqilx’w (Indigenous) board of directors. “On behalf of the […]

Dream Rally donation to OC
Brayden Ursel - Feb 15, 2023 - Get Involved

Ten students studying at Kelowna’s Okanagan College will see their dreams come true thanks to a generous contribution from a local couple. After participating in the 2022 Okanagan Dream Rally, Jason and Laura Norup-Boyer requested their $40,000 contribution goes towards helping OC students with bursaries. The generous donation marks the first time the Okanagan College Foundation […]

CRIS receives $10K donation
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 09, 2023 - Get Involved

Cogir Real Estate, the parent company of Regency Retirement Resorts, has donated $10,000 through its foundation to help those with disabilities enjoy the outdoors. The Cogir Foundation made the large donation to Community Recreational Initiatives Society, which enables outdoor, urban experiences for those with physical, cognitive, or sensory challenges. CRIS oversees the Adaptive Adventures program, […]

SOICS seeks business mentors
Chelsea Powrie - Feb 06, 2023 - Get Involved

Want to help immigrants find their footing in the South Okanagan? Project Welcome is seeking volunteer mentors. Through South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services, Project Welcome connects immigrating professionals who are exploring settlement options in regional communities with professionals who already live and work there. Mentors will provide insight into the community and help the […]

Chamber board members wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 02, 2023 - Get Involved

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has put out the call for new directors. The nomination window opened Wednesday (Feb. 1) and will close on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at noon. The chamber’s board of directors consists of volunteers from diverse professional backgrounds who are elected for two-year terms to manage the affairs of the […]

Swinging’s online auction goes live
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2023 - Get Involved

Central Okanagan Hospice Association has launched its Reach for the Stars online auction, a fundraising effort for the Swinging with the Stars gala, presented by Jane Hoffman Reality. The gala, which returns after a two-year hiatus, will take place on Feb. 25 at the Delta Grand Marriott Hotel in Kelowna. Bidding for the Reach for […]

Salon houses community fridge
Madison Reeve - Jan 27, 2023 - Get Involved

The Kelowna Community Fridge has a new home. The 24/7 fridge pantry for anyone who needs it will now be hosted at Burke Hair Lounge, which is located downtown at 515 Lawrence Ave. A soft launch of the fridge and pantry space will be happening Feb. 1, with a grand re-opening happening in the coming […]

Time to Pushor Real Good
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 06, 2023 - Get Involved

Pushor Mitchell has entered a team in Swinging with the Stars for the first time, and it will be hosting a launch party to give even more support to Central Okanagan Hospice Association. The Kelowna law firm and Grant Thornton LLP will be co-hosting a dance party on Saturday, Jan. 21, at BNA Tasting Room […]

Jingle Bell Build brings in bucks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 05, 2023 - Get Involved

It didn’t quite reach its goal, but Habitat for Humanity Okanagan still raised more than $17,000 during its second annual Jingle Bell Build last month. The group set out to raise $30,000 this year, but supply chain issues caused the fundraiser to start later. The money will go towards Habitat’s current Lake Country project that […]

Local biz tackles schizophrenia
Rob Gibson - Jan 05, 2023 - Get Involved

If you or someone you know is living with schizophrenia, new medicine could help improve cognitive impairment for those living with the affliction. The Mayo Clinic describes schizophrenia as a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. The most common characteristics are disruptions in thought processes, perceptions, emotional responsiveness and social interactions. Okanagan […]