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Event will be held June 4.

Celebrate the animals with the Okanagan Humane Society

The Okanagan Humane Society hosts a night for the animals on June 4 in Kelowna

 

The Funtastic Sports Society’s Community Grant Program deadline for applications closes Sunday, May 15. Raffle tickets that support the program are also available, as are tickets to the music festival. The softball tournament and live music returns to the Vernon Army Camp after a two-year pandemic hiatus June 30 - July 3. (Morning Star - file photo)

Applications for Funtastic’s North Okanagan community grants wraps Sunday, May 15

Funtastic has awarded more than $2M in 30-plus years of its grant program; raffle, music tix available

 

(Courtesy photo)

Okanagan charity in desperate need for donations as demand goes up

All Are Family Outreach has requested fruit, milk, pasta sauce and pet food

  • May 10, 2022

 

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Camp Winfield is the focus of a fundraising golf tournament being hosted by the Vernon Lions Club on Saturday, May 28, at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. (Camp Winfield/Facebook)

UPDATE: Camp Winfield golf tourney entry deadline extended

Vernon Lions Club hosts Fundraiser Golf Tournament for popular kids’ camp; entry deadline now May 14

Camp Winfield is the focus of a fundraising golf tournament being hosted by the Vernon Lions Club on Saturday, May 28, at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. (Camp Winfield/Facebook)
Ty Stewart Stewart’s found a way to get involved in his community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan. (Contributed)

Father, daughter team up to help Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Establishing roots through community volunteerism

  • Apr 25, 2022
Ty Stewart Stewart’s found a way to get involved in his community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Alpine Centre Bookwarehouse made a $1,000 donation to the All Are Family Outreach Society on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Alpine Centre/Facebook)

Vernon book store supports the Okanagan’s most vulnerable

The Alpine Centre Book Warehouse recently donated $1,000 to the All Are Family Outreach Society

Vernon’s Alpine Centre Bookwarehouse made a $1,000 donation to the All Are Family Outreach Society on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Alpine Centre/Facebook)
Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society launches biggest fundraiser of the year

Raffle to Rescue Animals will go to help neglected and abadonded pets in need

Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)
Heidi the cat

Cat hitches ride on delivery truck from Lower Mainland to Okanagan

Heidi the cat was discovered inside a Buy-Low Foods truck while unloading in Oliver

Heidi the cat
Mylie recovering at home. (OHS)

Charity helps Okanagan father save puppy’s leg

Mylie broke her leg which needed a $5,000 surgery

Mylie recovering at home. (OHS)
United Way

What a year: United Way

United Way Southern Interior looks back at 2021

  • Dec 25, 2021
United Way
Kelowna Kinsmen’s Kelly Hutchinson presents a donatio to the BGC Okanagan. (Kristi Patton photo)

BGC Okanagan reflects on 2021

A look back on the past year from the BGC Okanagan

  • Dec 25, 2021
Kelowna Kinsmen’s Kelly Hutchinson presents a donatio to the BGC Okanagan. (Kristi Patton photo)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (second from right) thanks a Vernon Jubilee Hospital employee for their work with breakfast Tuesday morning, Dec. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon-Monashee MLA boosts VJH spirits with burritos

Harwinder Sandhu, former nurse, sponsors breakfast for healthcare workers to say thank you

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (second from right) thanks a Vernon Jubilee Hospital employee for their work with breakfast Tuesday morning, Dec. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is among 24 fairs, festivals and events in the North Okanagan-Shuswap that will benefit from nearly $1.2 million in pandemic recovery funding from the B.C. government. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap fairs and events benefit with recovery funding

NDP provides nearly $1.2 million to 24 local events to help recover from the pandemic

Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is among 24 fairs, festivals and events in the North Okanagan-Shuswap that will benefit from nearly $1.2 million in pandemic recovery funding from the B.C. government. (Black Press - file photo)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Members of the Stober Foundation at the 2021 Tree of HOPE light up. (Instagram)

Stober Foundation pledges $1,000 a day to charity until Christmas Day

Mamas for Mamas was the first recipient of this gift

  • Dec 9, 2021
Members of the Stober Foundation at the 2021 Tree of HOPE light up. (Instagram)
BGC president Jeremy Welder and Kelowna Chevrolet’s Ian Specman fist bump while holding a giant cheque for $15,000. (Cole Schisler photo)

BGC Okanagan kicks off Gift of Giving campaign with $22k in donations

Kelowna Chevrolet donated $15,000 and Kelowna Kinsmen donated $7,000

BGC president Jeremy Welder and Kelowna Chevrolet’s Ian Specman fist bump while holding a giant cheque for $15,000. (Cole Schisler photo)
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)

Giving Tuesday : The world’s largest generosity movement

Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 30

  • Nov 30, 2021
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)
Princeton is experiencing an outpouring of support, with businesses and private residents delivering hot meals to those in need, taking in their neighbours who are evacuated, and industry is stepping forward. Weyerhaeuser Mill has provided equipment for clean up and Copper Mountain Mine supplied materials to shore up the banks of the Tulameen. Th mine also trucked in space heaters and blankets, which they are distributing for free, and it's also hosted free BBQ's, in Veteran's Square, over the past two days, while giving away bottled water.  Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov.18.

Vernon credit union backs Red Cross flood relief efforts in B.C.

VantageOne and other credit unions encouraging customers to donate to help those impacted by flooding

Princeton is experiencing an outpouring of support, with businesses and private residents delivering hot meals to those in need, taking in their neighbours who are evacuated, and industry is stepping forward. Weyerhaeuser Mill has provided equipment for clean up and Copper Mountain Mine supplied materials to shore up the banks of the Tulameen. Th mine also trucked in space heaters and blankets, which they are distributing for free, and it's also hosted free BBQ's, in Veteran's Square, over the past two days, while giving away bottled water.  Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov.18.