Community Leadership

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo took a moment in the legislature to honour Salmon Arm "volunteer extraordinaire" Petronella Peach, who died unexpectedly on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Greg Kyllo photo/Facebook)

MLA Greg Kyllo honours Salmon Arm’s late ‘volunteer extraordinaire’

Kyllo took time in the legislature to honour Petronella Peach, who died unexpectedly on Monday

 

John Pavelich’s 83rd birthday had an added surprise; members of Enderby City Council came by his residence to present him with a Lifetime Civic Merit award Saturday, May 8, 2021. (Contributed)

Enderby resident unwraps Lifetime Civic Merit award on 83rd birthday

John ‘JP’ Pavelich has been a pillar of volunteerism in Enderby since 1967

 

Mike Barrett plans to start cycling on March 10 to raise funds for the Unicorn Project school in India. He aims to cycle 13,000 kilometres, with the last stretch traveling from Dehli to Bodhgaya. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton retiree to cycle 13,000 km to raise funds for school in India

Mike Barrett hopes to raise at least $5,000 for the school

 

Veteran Vernon broadcaster Betty Selin has accepted an invitation from the Vernon Community Radio Society to be its honourary fundraising campaign chairperson. (Photo submitted)

Veteran Vernon broadcaster named honourary fundraising chair

Betty Selin accepts invitation from Vernon Community Radio Society as campaign is set to start

Veteran Vernon broadcaster Betty Selin has accepted an invitation from the Vernon Community Radio Society to be its honourary fundraising campaign chairperson. (Photo submitted)
Jean Latval (left) and Elinor Turrill. (File photos)

Lumby community pillars to be honoured with commemorative bench

GoFundMe launched to help raise $2,500 to memorialize Jean Latval and Elinor Turril

Jean Latval (left) and Elinor Turrill. (File photos)
Community Futures North Okanagan proudly presented Claudette Everitt with a Long Service Award for everything she’s done for the organization and community. (Photo submitted)

Vernon woman honoured for long service

Claudette Everitt has been a staple of Community Futures North Okanagan since its inception

Community Futures North Okanagan proudly presented Claudette Everitt with a Long Service Award for everything she’s done for the organization and community. (Photo submitted)
Marena Legare (left) and Mike Takahashi from Lumby’s Monashee Toastmasters Club won individual awards at the District 21 Toastmasters Clubs in B.C.’s virtual awards Saturday, Oct. 10. The club picked up four district honours. (Photo submitted)

Monashee Toastmasters of Lumby gather four district honours

District 21 Toastmasters Clubs in B.C. hold virtual awards Saturday, Oct. 10

Marena Legare (left) and Mike Takahashi from Lumby’s Monashee Toastmasters Club won individual awards at the District 21 Toastmasters Clubs in B.C.’s virtual awards Saturday, Oct. 10. The club picked up four district honours. (Photo submitted)
Armstrong flower shop says goodbye to beloved florist

Armstrong flower shop says goodbye to beloved florist

Susan Hayes is retiring after 23 years at the Armstrong Flower and Gift Shoppe

Armstrong flower shop says goodbye to beloved florist
Vernon councillor Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister as chairperson of the Vernon and District Community Land Trust’s board of directors. (Kevin Stenhouse photo)

Vernon’s Gares named chair of land trust board

Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister, who served as chair for 13 years

Vernon councillor Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister as chairperson of the Vernon and District Community Land Trust’s board of directors. (Kevin Stenhouse photo)