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Youth led projects receive

May 18, 2019 / 7:00 am

This spring, the Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth (COFFY) and United Way’s GenNext contributed $9,500 to support five youth led projects based in the...

Valley First for BrainTrust

May 17, 2019 / 9:27 am

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, is providing continued funding to BrainTrust Canada’s “E-BrainTrust” program to support...

Morningside Rotary helps

May 12, 2019 / 9:00 am

A donation from the Morningside Rotary Club just made it possible for more young parents to complete their education through the purchase of five new laptops...

Mental Health week

May 11, 2019 / 8:00 am

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Vernon & District Branch is kicked off its annual Mental Health Week (May 6 -12) celebrations with a new...

Hockey, Golf & Giving Back

May 10, 2019 / 9:00 am

This weekend saw a combination of three Okanagan passions coming together for one huge day of fun – Hockey, Golf & Giving Back. The 1st annual...

Quarters for kittens

May 9, 2019 / 8:00 am

On May 5th nine year olds and best friends Jada and Layla raised $143 for quarters for kittens, a charity the two came up with to donate to SPCA. The girls even...

Chatsworth donates to RSS

May 8, 2019 / 10:00 am

Residents of the Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement Residence love to support kids in the community. Over the past few years the Chatsworth community fundraisers...

Let the bidding begin!

May 7, 2019 / 7:00 am

It is official…the United Way North Okanagan Spring Online Auction is open for bidding. There are already over 70 local items available to be bid on,...

Girl club for diverse abilities

May 6, 2019 / 9:40 am

GIRLS CLUB, a club for GIRLS with neuro-developmental differences, is gaining provincial attention with three recent nominations in the Autism BC - Excellence...


May 2, 2019 / 4:22 pm

The Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon are bringing the Shriners' Hospitals for Children WALK FOR LOVE to Kelowna! This family-centered event...

Seniors Society gets grant

Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00 am

BC Hydro is providing a $3,300 grant to Sicamous and District Seniors Centre Society to support a project promoting energy efficiency. These funds are being...

Walk for Alzheimer's

Apr 29, 2019 / 11:37 am

Are you one of the two-thirds of British Columbians who have personally known someone living with dementia? If you are living with dementia or know someone else...

Bike week registration open

Apr 25, 2019 / 3:00 pm

Central Okanagan residents are urged to join thousands of others as they hop on their bikes this spring to commute to and from work, school and other daily...

Successful fundraiser

Apr 25, 2019 / 10:43 am

On April 14,2019 Front Street Gallery in Penticton converted the gallery to a Tea Shop for this year’s Cancer Society Fundraiser. April is known as...

Officer honoured

Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00 am

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services officer, Cst. Gary McLaughlin was honoured over the weekend by the Internal Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE)...

RCMP specialist honoured

Apr 18, 2019 / 10:00 am

During a recent gathering inside the Kelowna Detachment, members of the International Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) honoured a local RCMP officer for...

Elementary school donates!

Apr 17, 2019 / 7:00 am

Rutland Elementary School's Student Voice Club is speaking up for families in the Okanagan with a donation of nearly $1,300. The young learners from several...

38 years of volunteering

Apr 16, 2019 / 10:00 am

National Volunteer Week was created to celebrate all volunteers, including Jill Siebert who has been volunteering for 38 years with the YMCA of Okanagan....

Shout Out to Volunteers

Apr 15, 2019 / 3:34 pm

National Volunteer Week in Canada is a time to give a resounding shout out and THANK YOU to all the Volunteers that lift our communities to greater heights....

Support for Youth Centre

Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00 am

Our Westside Youth Centre has a fully operating bathroom and laundry room, and we have our strong community of supporters to thank for that! This stunning new...