MP Mel Arnold (right) spends some time with Vernon JCI members Robbie Hoyte (left)

Vernon gift fair helps charities

The seventh annual JCI Vernon Alternative Gift Fair was another success.

The seventh annual JCI Vernon Alternative Gift Fair was another success.

During the event, 11 groups provided holiday gift options that keep on giving.

“We had families attend to help teach their children about giving back and donors who found out about new charitable groups by attending the gift fair,” said Deryk Ellison, event co-chairperson.

A total of $4,700 was raised for the groups, which included Sleeping Children Around the World, Special Olympics, the Upper Room Mission, the Good Samaritan Society, the Okanagan Rail Trail and the Zimbabwe Project Canada.

“By choosing to give donations as gifts, donors know their presents will keep on giving by helping local charitable organizations keep up their good work,” said Ellison.

For more information about JCI, go to


Just Posted

Proposal for 30 affordable housing units in Vernon moves ahead

Vernon city council approved an early stage in the CMHA’s proposal at ther last meeting on Oct. 15

Natalie MacMaster makes Vernon one of two B.C. stops

Queen of the Fiddle in town Oct. 24

Leashes, doggy bags mandatory after North Okanagan bylaw update

RDNO steps up dog bylaws to prevent people from stepping in it

Local grocer to close doors in Vernon

Quality Greens is shutting up shop after 22 years

Vernon patients benefit from new staff and equipment

New physiatrist and much-needed equipment at VJH

Memorial remembers Vernon’s most marginalized

Prayers and flowers for those who have died on the streets

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Shooters compete in Summerland

Seven youth participants take aim

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

RDOS cannabis production bylaw goes to public hearing

Hearing on micro cannabis production facilities will be held Nov. 21

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Most Read