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Tasty treats help feed kids
Colin Dacre - May 02, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s Smile Cookie Week across Canada at Tim Hortons. In Kelowna, the fundraiser will be going to help the YMCA of Southern Interior BC feed local children. Last year the campaign raised $15 million for charities across the country. Taking place from May 1 to 7, the full amount of each Smile Cookie sold in […]

Voyager RV will always care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 19, 2023 - Get Involved

Despite facing “headwinds” in the industry, Voyager RV Centre is moving full speed ahead with its Voyager Cares initiative in 2023. The Lake Country RV dealership’s goal each year is to raise $100,000 for local charities, and it has already dished out more than $30,000. The first two donations were $13,200 to Central Okanagan Food […]

DKA seeks board nominees
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 18, 2023 - Get Involved

Downtown Kelowna Association is looking for volunteers who are interested in joining its board of directors. The organization’s nomination window is now open, and it is looking for potential directors for all positions on the board for the 2023-25 term. Nominees for the board will have to consent to the nomination, be willing to serve […]

OC engineering gets big boost
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2023 - Get Involved

Civil engineering students at Okanagan College are getting a major upgrade to their equipment. Emil Anderson Construction has donated $75,000 to the college to modernize its civil engineering technology program. Specifically, the college will be getting state-of-the-art surveying equipment for the fall session. “We are proud to support Okanagan College’s civil engineering technology program and […]

New sponsor for car raffle
Cindy White - Apr 13, 2023 - Get Involved

The Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna’s Father’s Day Car Raffle is shifting into gear with a new sponsor for 2023. Lift Auto Group, a member of CSN Collision Centres, will continue the raffle and car show at City Park, carrying on the legacy of Boyd Autobody & Glass, after acquiring five Boyd locations in the Okanagan and […]

Sentes supports forest group
Rob Gibson - Apr 12, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan Forest Task Force got quite the funding boost ahead of this weekend’s fundraiser event. OFTF founder Kane Blake said Sentes Automotive Group has pledged to match donations raised this weekend if they manage to raise $5,000. “They asked me to come in and do a presentation for them and let them know what we […]

Dream home could be yours
Tim Petruk - Apr 04, 2023 - Get Involved

Tickets for the 2023 Y Dream Home Lottery are now on sale. The annual fundraiser kicked off Tuesday morning. This year’s Y dream home is located at 2197 Coldwater Dr. in Juniper Ridge. The house is valued at $1.38 million. The 30 prizes are worth a combined $1.6 million. This is the 33rd consecutive year the […]

OneSky seeks board members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 24, 2023 - Get Involved

OneSky Community Resources is looking for new board members. The Penticton-based community support organization provides services to children and families, youth, adults and seniors throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. It is looking for anyone with backgrounds in human resources and business, advocacy and government relations, information technology, finance and accounting, law, fundraising or marketing. […]

Poker will benefit hospital
Josh Dawson - Mar 17, 2023 - Get Involved

A Kamloops business will host a Texas hold ’em poker tournament next month to raise money for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Signature Signs and Printing’s tournament will be held at the Kamloops Sports Council building located on McArthur Island on April 29 at 4 p.m. The private event will feature a roulette table, door […]

Big donation for child care
Jon Manchester - Mar 17, 2023 - Get Involved

Okanagan College Foundation kicked off its Sunflower Childcare Centre campaign with a half-million-dollar boost. The $1.25-million campaign will help build an on-campus child care centre, part of a new student housing project at the college’s Kalamalka campus, planned to open in the fall of 2024. A kickoff event March 1 featured students, volunteers and donors […]