Cara Brady

Members of 100 Women Who Care in Vernon — Jamee Mofatt

Women caring about their community

For the members of 100 Women Who Care Vernon, it's all about giving back, and doing it efficiently and with meaning

Members of 100 Women Who Care in Vernon — Jamee Mofatt
Residents of a small village in Guatemala share a smile with the team of volunteers from Vernon who are assisting through the Hungry Canada Project.

Giving the village a helping hand

Mark and Cori Wensley, Verity Pickering with 3% Realty/Highridge Homes share their time and support with a small village in Guatemala

Residents of a small village in Guatemala share a smile with the team of volunteers from Vernon who are assisting through the Hungry Canada Project.
Midwives Carrie Sizer (left) and Sylvia Nicholson share a smile with the photographer’s infant daughter

Midwives give parents another choice

Vernon Midwifery Clinic is the first free-standing midwifery clinic in the North Okanagan

Midwives Carrie Sizer (left) and Sylvia Nicholson share a smile with the photographer’s infant daughter
The eighth annual Wokathon is Sunday

Vernon gets behind Wokathon

Woks are heating up at The Rice Box, where owner On Ouch and his staff are ready to work for free and donate all proceeds to worthy causes

The eighth annual Wokathon is Sunday
Leslie and her husband James live with their four-year-old biological daughter and two teenage foster children near Nanaimo. As proud members of the First Nations community

Bringing out the best in children

People foster because they care about kids and want to help kids and families

Leslie and her husband James live with their four-year-old biological daughter and two teenage foster children near Nanaimo. As proud members of the First Nations community
Beverley Bailey

Four decades of affordable fun

The Halina Seniors Centre welcomes a new manager, who is excited about promoting the Vernon centre's many activities

Beverley Bailey
Romana Frey enjoys the view in Durnstein

Passport to adventures in travel

Romana Frey has discovered that the joys of life are found in people and experiences and not in possessions

Romana Frey enjoys the view in Durnstein
Lee Brinkman (left) and Abby MacNeish

Christmas gift for low-income seniors

Making Spirits Merry and Bright is a new program that invites low-income seniors to make a Christmas wish

Lee Brinkman (left) and Abby MacNeish
While on an exchange from Germany

Exchange helps build friendships

Canada-Germany Exchange program has been extending the hand of friendship and sharing of cultures for 40 years

While on an exchange from Germany
Claudette Bouchard facilitates discussions on all aspects of death and dying at the Vernon Death Café. The next session is Nov. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Death Café helps start the discussion

A movement that began in Europe and has spread around the world makes its Vernon debut

Claudette Bouchard facilitates discussions on all aspects of death and dying at the Vernon Death Café. The next session is Nov. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.
Ernie Winterhalder works a field by tractor at the Fieldstone Organics Farm in Spallumcheen.

Environment and health go hand in hand

Fieldstone Organics grows ancient grains on its Spallumcheen farm and works with local growers to provide grain for their products

Ernie Winterhalder works a field by tractor at the Fieldstone Organics Farm in Spallumcheen.
PIN (People in Need) Crisis Line volunteer coordinator Gayle Shulhan plans the next volunteer training session

A phone call can change lives

Crisis Line volunteers provide a valuable service, but many also say they get back far more than they give

PIN (People in Need) Crisis Line volunteer coordinator Gayle Shulhan plans the next volunteer training session
Fabian Alexis

Syilx Spirit launches understanding

Okanagan Indian Band launches a traditional canoe at a special ceremony, which also welcomed aboriginal students back to school

Fabian Alexis
Shelly Chvala

Easing students’ transition

Students with ADHD and ADD are getting some help thanks to a presentation by the ADHD Task Force on Oct. 18

Shelly Chvala
Vernon Women’s Transition House Society staff members Ninke Beeksma (left)

A little black dress with a big impact

The Vernon Women’s Transition House Society has been providing programs for women and children for four decades

Vernon Women’s Transition House Society staff members Ninke Beeksma (left)
Sofie Hartwick with her works

Show celebrates creative talents

The Awakening the Spirit Art Show celebrates the creative talents of people living with mental illness

Sofie Hartwick with her works
One To One Children’s Literacy Program volunteers Lindy Blakely (left) and Deena Laturnus chat at the recent appreciation tea for all program supporters at The Schubert Centre.

Making a One to One difference

Children's literacy has been getting a boost from the One to One Program for 20 years at schools throughout the Vernon School District

One To One Children’s Literacy Program volunteers Lindy Blakely (left) and Deena Laturnus chat at the recent appreciation tea for all program supporters at The Schubert Centre.
Lisa Hanssens’ volunteer placement agency Volunteer Travelventures has people from Canada and around the world helping in Guaymas

Changing lives with volunteer travel to Mexico

Lisa Hanssens has brought volunteers from around the world to work and travel with her company, Volunteer Travelventures

Lisa Hanssens’ volunteer placement agency Volunteer Travelventures has people from Canada and around the world helping in Guaymas
Argyll School of Celtic Arts dance instructor Debra Parmenter with shoes for a variety of dance styles. She is leading a new class for adult beginners this fall.

Dancing for the sheer joy of it

Dance teacher Debra Parmenter offers women of all ages a chance, or a re-chance, to dance.

Argyll School of Celtic Arts dance instructor Debra Parmenter with shoes for a variety of dance styles. She is leading a new class for adult beginners this fall.
Jennifer Kyte

A dental program just for kids

Children's Program at Community Dental Access Centre in Vernon made possible thanks to grant from Kal Tire Tom Foord Foundation

Jennifer Kyte