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On Saturday, April 18th Liberty Tax Service is having their annual BCSPCA barbeque and all proceeds go to support the Kelowna BCSPCA. Come out to see Leafy and have a hotdog and pop.

Where: 104  - 2041 Harvey Ave.
When: Saturday, April 18 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Carbon gets a home

Carbon, a six-year-old standard Schnauzer was surrendered to the South Okanagan Branch of the SPCA back  in February. The dog was in need of knee surgery.

The shelter received a donation toward the expensive surgery, but the team at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital stepped up to donate their surgical time for the procedure.

"After surgery, Carbon went into foster care with two of our most valued foster parents, Linda and Martin Sankey, who took amazing care of her post-op for many weeks, and were very tempted to keep her," the SPCA said in a press release.

Being such a popular breed, it took little time to receive an application to adopt her into a forever home.  

New owners Terry and Naomi Noble were delighted to pick up Carbon (soon to be known as Heidi) and bring her home.

Staff at the SPCA shelter said she was one of the nicest natured dogs.

Rocky gives up his ride

Vernon resident Krystin Kempton is the winner of a Polaris Outlaw quad in a fundraiser for BrainTrust Canada by the Kelowna Rockets and M & M Performance.

The quad was donated by M & M Performance and driven by Rockets mascot Rocky Raccoon this hockey season.

Kempton has a personal connection to brain injury, as her mother suffers from short-term memory loss after a brain aneurysm.

This year’s fundraiser brought in $5,900 to go toward BrainTrust Canada’s education and prevention programs for youth in the Okanagan.

“We are honoured to have been chosen by the Kelowna Rockets and M & M Performance as the charity of choice for this year’s raffle for a Polaris Quad and are pleased to have raised $5,900 for our cause,” said Magda Kapp, Director of Communications for BrainTrust Canada. 

“Funds raised will be directed to brain injury education for youth as they are the highest risk. We promote making safe choices vs. impulsive ones, so reducing risks such as wearing your helmet for sports that involve speed is an absolute must, as it greatly reduces the chance for brain injury and other injuries.”

It’s the second year the Rockets have raffled off Rocky’s quad, donated by M & M Performance. 

“We’re very pleased to partner with the Rockets and BrainTrust Canada again this year,” said Ted Allen of M & M Performance. “We’re a family run operation and we also value safety so this is a good fit for our business.”

BrainTrust Canada is an Okanagan based community rehabilitation association dedicated to maximizing independence for individuals with brain injury, as well as increasing awareness of education to youth.  For more information, visit www.braintrustcanada.com


Cooperators kicks in

The Cooperators® insurance agency in Kelowna presented the United Way of Central and South Okanagan with a corporate donation of $500, which will count towards the 2015 Central Okanagan community fund.

The Cooperators recently won the 2014 community achievement award for its district.   

As part of the award, they were able to donate $500 to a local charity or a non-profit of their choice.

Shown above (left to right): Evelyn Enns/Associate Insurance Advisor, Shelley Gilmore (UW CSO), Dennis MacLeod/Owner

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