Karla Ziegler (left)

JCI drives funds

JCI Vernon’s Drive One for Literacy event raised $1,380 for the the Junction Literacy Centre.

Community support has bolstered literacy efforts in the North Okanagan.

JCI Vernon’s Drive One for Literacy event raised $1,380 for the the Junction Literacy Centre.

“This centre addresses gaps in literacy services, manages programs that support the literacy and learning needs of children, youth and seniors while encouraging a love of reading through region wide programs,” said Karla Ziegler, with JCI Vernon.

The event was part of the Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program and was a partnership between JCI Vernon, Watkin Motors and the Junction Literacy Centre.

For each test drive completed during the event, $20 was donated by Ford.

“It was a great experience working with Watkin Motors, Edna at the Fairfield Inn and the team at the Junction Literacy Centre,” said Ziegler.

Funds were also raised through a barbecue lunch sponsored by A&W Vernon, Canada Water Depot and Baron Insurance. The money raised went to he JCI Vernon scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

Sun FM and Fairfield Inn and Suites also sponsored this event to raise awareness about literacy in the community.

 

Just Posted

Okanagan adventurer continues motorcycle trip around the world

Vernon local James Leigh recently completed the third of five legs of the journey, travelling through China and Kazakhstan

Riders “step up” their game at Equestrian Clinic

Riders from across the Okanagan travelled to Coldstream to train for the 2019 55+ Senior Games, which take place in Kelowna this fall.

Update: Mother dead, youth in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Sandy Point Campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Vernon students dance their way to provincials

“It is an amazing experience for these young ladies and has definitely become a yearly goal for them all.”

Okanagan Science Centre hosts first Teen Science Café

“This is a great opportunity to take science out of the classroom and learn with other students our age.”

Kelowna RCMP interrogation video brings home reality in ‘visceral way’: former TRC chairman

Video of Mountie interrogating young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse under fire

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Vernon teen’s support ferret found

“Thank you to everybody for sharing and posting, getting the word out, and looking.”

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Former Greyhound bus drivers gather in the Okanagan for one last hurrah

Bash kicks off Friday in Penticton and runs until Sunday

ICBC urging drivers to slow down this May long weekend

Speed is number one cause of car crash fatalities: ICBC

Bucks hammer Raptors 125-103 to take 2-0 playoff series lead

Toronto heads home in a hole after second loss to Milwaukee

Full-scale search underway for missing kayaker on Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Paddle Centre member Zygmunt Janiewicz, 71, failed to return from his ‘daily kayak’ on the lake

Most Read