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The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

 

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

 

Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Life on the streets

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Jul 4, 2022
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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

Event will be held June 4.
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

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)
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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
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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
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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)