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Pair of philanthropists raise thousands for charities, including Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Philanthropists give back

Local philanthropists Kevin and Linda Edgecombe have raised $37,000 for charities like the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society. 

The pair hosted a virtual version of their annual Wine and Pie fundraiser last month to benefit Her International, Win House Edmonton and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society.

"We are beyond thrilled with the results from our Wine and Pie Fundraiser this year. With COVID limiting what we can do in person, we pivoted to this live stream theme managed by BKV Consulting. Many friends and colleagues stepped up and helped raise $37,000 for 3 very worthy causes," says a statement from the Edgecombes.

The virtual event sold 135 tickets in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, and Edmonton combined, and to date, it has been the most successful fundraiser for the Edgecombes, with it exceeding their original fundraising goal of $30,000. 

“The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society serves approximately 1,200 people each month, from youth in crisis to families, and elders. The money raised for the Wine and Pie event will greatly enhance our services to youth in crisis by providing some much-needed therapy services,” says Jeremy Bowers with the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society.



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