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The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

 

Vernon Amateur Athletic Association treasurer Onna Stoll accepts a cheque for $3,000 from local lawyer Daniel M. Poulin April 10, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon lawyer gives $3K boost to local athletic association

The Daniel M. Poulin Law Corporation will support the Vernon Amateur Athletic Association’s next three seasons

 

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

 

Lumby Old Age Pensioners Association president Cindy Derry (left) and secretary/treasurer Beth Mackie (right) accept a COVID Relief Fund donation from Regional District of North Okanagan Rural Lumby director Rick Fairbairn. (Contributed)

Lumby seniors to benefit from COVID relief cash

Surprise donation from Regional District of North Okanagan will go toward programs in Lumby area

Lumby Old Age Pensioners Association president Cindy Derry (left) and secretary/treasurer Beth Mackie (right) accept a COVID Relief Fund donation from Regional District of North Okanagan Rural Lumby director Rick Fairbairn. (Contributed)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)

Friends, family remember snowboarder with COSAR donation

More than $17,000 raised in honour of Ryan Fletcher, who died in December snowboarding at Big White

Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)
Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council contributes $20,000 to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Contributions to come from city’s contingency fund

Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Coldstream Women’s Institute president Linda Frodsham presents Diane Toth with a 25th year membership certificate and pin. (Submitted photo)

Spirit of giving lives on at Coldstream Women’s Institute

The institute that’s now without its historic hall donated more than $20K to local charities in 2021

Coldstream Women’s Institute president Linda Frodsham presents Diane Toth with a 25th year membership certificate and pin. (Submitted photo)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

18 Summerland donations to truck convoy fund

Funding information gathered from leaked spreadsheet GiveSendGo website

A protester affixes a flag to the top of their truck, parked beside a truck with a sign calling for the jailing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outside Parliament Hill, as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Conservatives appear increasingly split over whether a protest against COVID-19 health restrictions that’s well its second week in the nation’s capital should stay or go. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Vernon's Russel Stevenson was among a record 150 B.C. organ donors who gave the gift of life after their passing in 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon man’s gift of life part of record year for organ donations in B.C.

Russel Stevenson died in 2021, but his liver, pancreas, lungs and kidneys are still keeping donor recipients alive

Vernon's Russel Stevenson was among a record 150 B.C. organ donors who gave the gift of life after their passing in 2021. (Submitted photo)
Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Okanagan Sikh temple to launch mental health initiative with help from TD donation

The initiative is the first of its kind specifically for the South Asian community in Kelowna

Amarjit Singh Lalli (left, President of Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society) receives a $40,000 donation from Vik Bains (right, TD branch manager, Rutland) to launch a new mental health and addictions recovery initiative for the South Asian community of Kelowna. (Contributed)
The Roster’s Dish Out the Kindness fundraiser raised $6,000 to support The Salvation Army – House of Hope, and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vernon in 2022. (Submitted photo)

Sports bar dishes up funds for Vernon charities

Roster Sports Club and Grill donates $6K to Salvation Army, CMHA Vernon

The Roster’s Dish Out the Kindness fundraiser raised $6,000 to support The Salvation Army – House of Hope, and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vernon in 2022. (Submitted photo)
Bargain Bin’s Leona Harrison presents donations to (middle row from left) John Hoile for the Brown Bag Lunches program, Adina Strotmann (PAC president) and Shelly Cull (principal) for Falkland Elementary school, Deanna Brennan (vice principal) for Pleasant Valley Secondary, Morgen MacDonald (vice principal) for M.V. Beattie Elementary, Denise Moore for Len Wood Middle School and Scott Anderson for A.L. Fortune Secondary. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Bargains boost North Okanagan healthcare

Armstrong thrift store donates $150,000 to hospital foundation, students, more

Bargain Bin’s Leona Harrison presents donations to (middle row from left) John Hoile for the Brown Bag Lunches program, Adina Strotmann (PAC president) and Shelly Cull (principal) for Falkland Elementary school, Deanna Brennan (vice principal) for Pleasant Valley Secondary, Morgen MacDonald (vice principal) for M.V. Beattie Elementary, Denise Moore for Len Wood Middle School and Scott Anderson for A.L. Fortune Secondary. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan women fleeing domestic abuse able to sleep easier

25 new mattresses donated to Archway Society thanks to Kohler/Hytec initiative

City Furniture, Kohler Canada and Monashee Health Collective have helped bring 25 new mattresses to Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A fundraiser launched by the North Okanagan Leg To Table group is benefitting Okanagan Indian Band members and local meat producers. (Contribute)

North Okanagan meat drive steered toward OKIB, producers

Fundraiser launched by North Okanagan Leg To Table group helping those badly hit by wildfires, floods

A fundraiser launched by the North Okanagan Leg To Table group is benefitting Okanagan Indian Band members and local meat producers. (Contribute)
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)
Sherry Demetrick (left), Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director, received a bank draft for $3,445 from Epicor Software’s Danelle Sloboda and Susanne Lankhaar Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Software company employees lend a hand to Vernon’s Archway Society

Society for Domestic Peace receives $3,445 donation from Epicor Software

Sherry Demetrick (left), Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director, received a bank draft for $3,445 from Epicor Software’s Danelle Sloboda and Susanne Lankhaar Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)