Donation

North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association coach Rory Taber (left) accepts donations of new equipment for some local players from former NHL player Jason Podollan and his Up My Hockey brand, courtesy of Bauer Hockey. (Photo submitted)

Ex-NHLer sets up North Okanagan kids with new gear

Jason Podollan teams up with Bauer Hockey to help out some worthy families with new hockey equipment

 

The Lumby Food Bank has shared 20 helpful tips when donating to any food bank. (Melody Sanders Bosk - Facebook)

Lumby Food Bank shares helpful donation tips

On its Facebook page is a shared post offering up 20 helpful suggestions and ideas

 

Cera Brown (left) from the Archway Society Women’s Transition House, Vernon LEO Advisor Carolynn Dufresne, past president of the Vernon LEO Club and current advisor Simon Dufresne, Vernon LEO Secretary Tessa Runka and Vernon LEO President Naomi Runka. (Contributed)

Vernon LEOs round up support for local non-profits

The volunteer teens earned funds for Archway Society, Teen Junction and the local food bank in 2020

 

City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at Salmon Arm City Hall. CUPE 1908 is donating funds to local non-profits. (File photo)

Shuswap-North Okanagan municipal workers donate to regional non-profits

Workers from CUPE 1908, with members in Salmon Arm, Enderby, Sicamous and the region, give $5,000

City worker Wayne Morlock changes the lights at Salmon Arm City Hall. CUPE 1908 is donating funds to local non-profits. (File photo)
The Salvation Army’s Jen Thompson and Jillian Penney are grateful for a donation of $3,500 from Tolko’s Ryan Scheidt and Sean Micks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Final day to feed a record need in Vernon

Salvation Army bells are ringing at shops around town in order to fill the food bank shelves

The Salvation Army’s Jen Thompson and Jillian Penney are grateful for a donation of $3,500 from Tolko’s Ryan Scheidt and Sean Micks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon mobile hairstylist Deanna Gaudry (right) receives a donation of equipment from fellow hairstylists Blanca Crane of Blanca’s Hairstyling (from left), Cher Hinz of Cherz, Cyenthia Findlay of Styles on Mane and Karla Bruneau from Studio 568 (missing from photo) after her own equipment was stolen from her vehicle on the weekend of Dec. 12-13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon hairstylists clip together equipment to help peer

After mobile hairstylist was robbed of her work tools, four women band together to help

Vernon mobile hairstylist Deanna Gaudry (right) receives a donation of equipment from fellow hairstylists Blanca Crane of Blanca’s Hairstyling (from left), Cher Hinz of Cherz, Cyenthia Findlay of Styles on Mane and Karla Bruneau from Studio 568 (missing from photo) after her own equipment was stolen from her vehicle on the weekend of Dec. 12-13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Armstrong school principals Denise Moore (from left, Len Wood Middle School), Corrinne Langston (Armstrong Elementary), Rob Ellis (Highland Park Elementary) and Chelsey Prince (Pleasant Valley Secondary School) received donations from local plumbers for school needs totalling $2,600. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Plumbers drum up cash for Armstrong schools

Armstrong-Spallumcheen schools get $2,600 for needs, programs

Armstrong school principals Denise Moore (from left, Len Wood Middle School), Corrinne Langston (Armstrong Elementary), Rob Ellis (Highland Park Elementary) and Chelsey Prince (Pleasant Valley Secondary School) received donations from local plumbers for school needs totalling $2,600. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Hyundai presented a cheque for $6,500 to KidSport Greater Vernon Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon Hyundai chips in support for kids to play sports

The dealership raised $6,500 help close to 100 Greater Vernon youths play organized sports

Vernon Hyundai presented a cheque for $6,500 to KidSport Greater Vernon Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (Contributed)
In lieu of the annual anniversary sale in October cancelled by COVID-19, Swan Lake Motors donated $3,000 to the Upper Room Mission, as voted by its Facebook friends and customers. Sid Skerrit, dealer principal, hands the donation to Upper Room Mission's director Naomi Rouck. (Contributed)

Vernon dealership backs Mission ahead of holiday season

Swan Lake Motors boosts local charity in lieu of anniversary sale

In lieu of the annual anniversary sale in October cancelled by COVID-19, Swan Lake Motors donated $3,000 to the Upper Room Mission, as voted by its Facebook friends and customers. Sid Skerrit, dealer principal, hands the donation to Upper Room Mission's director Naomi Rouck. (Contributed)
Robert Smithson of Smithson Employment Law Corporation presents a $10,000 donation to the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan’s Kelowna ReStore. (Contributed)

Habitat for Humanity’s Lake Country build gets $10,000 boost

“I couldn’t be more pleased to offer my support,” says Kelowna employment lawyer Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson of Smithson Employment Law Corporation presents a $10,000 donation to the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan’s Kelowna ReStore. (Contributed)
The North Okanagan Santa’s Anonymous Society is holding a toy-drop off in lieu of its annual motorcycle toy run during COVID-19. Toys can be brought to the society’s Vernon location on Sept. 13, 2020. (Stock photo)

Toys needed for underprivileged North Okanagan children

Annual Santa’s Anonymous Society toy run switches to drop-off format due to COVID-19

The North Okanagan Santa’s Anonymous Society is holding a toy-drop off in lieu of its annual motorcycle toy run during COVID-19. Toys can be brought to the society’s Vernon location on Sept. 13, 2020. (Stock photo)
Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)

Local club funds new rescue equipment for Vernon firefighters

Vernon Four Seasons Kiwanis Club donated more than $12,500 for new extrication tool

Left to right: Tom Watkinson, (Kiwanis Club President), Firefighter Ryan McGiverin, Fire Chief David Lind, Firefighter Derek Kruysifix, Warren Cecchini (Kiwanis Club member), Firefighter Darren Cecchini. June 25, 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Jean Skobalski (left) presents a cheque just shy of $1,000 to Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank representatives Tracy (centre) and Tina on Friday, June 12. Skobalski raised the funds by giving away her sewing stash of fabric, notions and accessories by donation to her friends at the Silver Star Quilting Squares group. (Photo submitted)

Vernon senior boosts food bank coffers

Jean Skobalski raised nearly $1,000 thanks to donations from her quilting, sewing friends

Vernon’s Jean Skobalski (left) presents a cheque just shy of $1,000 to Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank representatives Tracy (centre) and Tina on Friday, June 12. Skobalski raised the funds by giving away her sewing stash of fabric, notions and accessories by donation to her friends at the Silver Star Quilting Squares group. (Photo submitted)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C.’s owners have donated $10,000 worth of in-kind services to help beautify and make safer the Lumby Bike Park at the west entrance to the village. (Kevin Acton photo)

Lumby bike park gets facelift thanks to village company

OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C. donates $10,000 of in-kind product and service to park

OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C.’s owners have donated $10,000 worth of in-kind services to help beautify and make safer the Lumby Bike Park at the west entrance to the village. (Kevin Acton photo)
Vernon apparel company donating shirt profits to Upper Room Mission

Vernon apparel company donating shirt profits to Upper Room Mission

Wild North Creations’ new line of shirts promote COVID-19 awareness; all profits go to the mission

Vernon apparel company donating shirt profits to Upper Room Mission
James Kuchirka of Vernon catches Eric Altendorf of Everett Washington in the 36-40 Novice Class during the the BMX Nationals Sunday at Ranger Park. (File photo)

100 Men Give a Damn about Vernon BMX

$10,500 donated to North Okanagan BMX club to go toward long overdue upgrades

James Kuchirka of Vernon catches Eric Altendorf of Everett Washington in the 36-40 Novice Class during the the BMX Nationals Sunday at Ranger Park. (File photo)
Magda Kapp of the Okanagan Alzheimer’s Society (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)

Okanagan business throws bone to B.C. Alzheimer Society

T-Bone’s Fresh Meal Markets raised $11,000 for the society in December 2019

Magda Kapp of the Okanagan Alzheimer’s Society (second from left) along with T-Bone’s employees Brian Ulveland, Sherri Lynn LaRush and Dennis Ulveland. The Vernon business donated $11,000 to the society in December 2019. (Contributed)
Vernon Friends of the Library have contributed $75,000 to the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional LIbrary which will go toward the branch’s new Inspiration Lab space, set to open on the second floor in May. (Photo submitted)

Vernon library to launch tech lab

$74K donation brings Vernon library closer to Inspiration Lab opening

Vernon Friends of the Library have contributed $75,000 to the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional LIbrary which will go toward the branch’s new Inspiration Lab space, set to open on the second floor in May. (Photo submitted)
Make a donation, get a free coffee at Vernon café

Make a donation, get a free coffee at Vernon café

Bean to Cup is accepting donated items as part of Project Christmas Elf

Make a donation, get a free coffee at Vernon café