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Bank supports business students
Josh Dawson - Sep 12, 2023 - Get Involved

Scotiabank has committed $300,000 over the next three years to support first-year Thompson Rivers University business students as part of its BBA First Year Student Success Project. TRU said the project aims to increase academic support, peer mentoring, social engagement activities and financial awards for first year bachelor of business administration students in the Bob […]

Residents wanted for input
Kristen Holliday - Sep 11, 2023 - Get Involved

The City of Kamloops is putting out a call for volunteers who would like to provide input into the future of the city’s civic and recreation facilities. In a news release, the city said it’s looking for community members to take part in four working groups that will provide information to council’s recently struck Build […]

Businesses to host fundraiser
Casey Richardson - Sep 07, 2023 - Get Involved

Hoping to help support those who have lost so much, a group of Penticton businesses has gathered together to host a fire relief fundraiser next weekend. On Sunday, Sept. 17, a number of local vendors, musicians, restaurants, breweries and wineries who have all willingly donated their time, energy and merchandise will be gathered at 124 […]

Uride gets kids geared up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 01, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s time to go back to school, and a local ride sharing company is trying to make sure every child has what they need. Uride is taking its Good Deeds Day and donating backpacks filled with school supplies to selected elementary schools in the cities in which it operates. “Children are the future,” Uride founder […]

Bond over hospice support
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 30, 2023 - Get Involved

North Okanagan Hospice Society is gearing up for its biggest event of 2023. From Hospice with Love will be an evening of delicious food, great entertainment and fun games. It is the hospice society’s largest fundraiser of the year. The James Bond-themed event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Prestige Vernon Lodge Grand […]

Teck helps wildfire evacuees
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 29, 2023 - Get Involved

Teck has given a major financial gift to organizations in B.C., Alberta, Northwest Territories and Washington that are helping those affected by wildfires. The Canadian mining giant, whose head office is in Vancouver, has donated more than $230,000 to 10 groups, but it has offered other assistance in the wildfire fight by providing equipment, goods […]

Businesswomen organize donations
Chelsey Mutter - Aug 22, 2023 - Get Involved

A group of Vernon businesswomen are coming together to collect and distribute donation items to wildfire evacuees. As fires continue to burn throughout the Okanagan, the Vernon area has opened an Emergency Support Services reception centre. As of Sunday afternoon, 840 evacuees have registered with ESS, mainly from the Central Okanagan region. A group of […]

Rallying for foreign workers
Wayne Moore - Aug 22, 2023 - Get Involved

It’s been tough on everyone forced to flee their homes as a result of wildfires burning across both sides of Okanagan Lake. Nearly 11,000 properties and upwards of 24,000 people have been displaced as as result. Included in that group are more than 100 migrant workers, many from Mexico evacuated from farms in Lake Country. […]

Crazy pants support CAC
Wayne Moore - Aug 10, 2023 - Get Involved

When you combine outrageous outfits, special events, games and loads of fun, you end up with the annual Fancy Pants charity golf tournament. Established in 2019, the tournament is run by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo in support of Kelowna’s Child Advocacy Centre. “The key word for the Fancy Pants is fun. That’s the […]

Blizzards fund kids’ health care
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 10, 2023 - Get Involved

Today is the best day to enjoy a little ice cream. The 21st annual DQ Miracle Treat Day will take place Thursday (Aug. 10) at 122 Dairy Queen locations across B.C., including 15 in the Okanagan and Shuswap regions. The net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, which […]