fundraising

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is kicking off a Light The Night fundraising campaign online to help with Christmas shopping for the public and fundraising for the popular Vernon attraction. (ABNC Photo)

Light the Night campaign boosts Vernon nature centre

Allan Brooks Society hosting online auction of 12 items; donations can also be made to help centre

 

A new dog licensing program, a partnership of the Regional District of North Okanagan and DocuPet, has raised more than $1,600 for the Vernon and District branch of the BC SPCA since its launch three weeks ago. (Photo submitted)

New program raising funds for Vernon SPCA branch

More than $1,600 raised in three weeks since the new dog licensing program started

 

Michael Kinghorn, president of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (left), receives a cheque for more than $19,000 from Tim Hortons owner/operator Dan Currie. The money was raised through Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie Campaign. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Smiles abound for VJHF after cookie campaign

Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign raises more than $19K for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

 

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)

Fundraiser created to help Summerland woman with rare condition

Mirjana Komljenovic requires costly medication to treat Hermansky Pudlak Syndome

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)
A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)

Summerland woman raising money for backpack program

Backpacks will be distributed to those being released from correctional facilities

A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)
A fundraiser for the Falkland Community Church is underway. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 leaves Falkland Church in a lurch

Annual event/major fundraiser cancelled for first time in 34 years

A fundraiser for the Falkland Community Church is underway. (Photo submitted)
Charmaine Scherck with her fiancee, Jason. Friends of the Vernon mortgage broker have started a GoFundMe after a spinal cord stroke left her paralyzed from the chest down Sept. 17, 2020. (Contributed)

Funds raised for Vernon woman who awoke mysteriously paralyzed

Friends are rallying support for Charmaine Scherck, who suffered a spinal cord stroke on Sept. 17

Charmaine Scherck with her fiancee, Jason. Friends of the Vernon mortgage broker have started a GoFundMe after a spinal cord stroke left her paralyzed from the chest down Sept. 17, 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon Minor Softball is holding a six-day mega book sale in the old Liquidation World/Woolworth building on 30th Avenue from Oct. 13-18. (File photo)

Vernon Minor Softball looks to cash in on book sale

Mega six-day event runs in downtown Vernon Oct. 13-18 at old Liquidation World building on 30th Ave.

Vernon Minor Softball is holding a six-day mega book sale in the old Liquidation World/Woolworth building on 30th Avenue from Oct. 13-18. (File photo)
Forgetting she’s holding clippers and not a microphone, Vernon SUN-FM Sunrise Show co-host Betty Selin interviews Bree Gable of Prince George, centre, and Vernon’s Tanis Marquette, right, Sunday, Oct. 4, prior to the two ladies having their heads shaved by Selin and co-hort Jerhett Schafer in a fundraiser for family friend Harper Hanki. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Women shear locks in Vernon to help friend’s daughter

Tanis Marquette, Bree Gable give up long brunette manes to raise needed funds

Forgetting she’s holding clippers and not a microphone, Vernon SUN-FM Sunrise Show co-host Betty Selin interviews Bree Gable of Prince George, centre, and Vernon’s Tanis Marquette, right, Sunday, Oct. 4, prior to the two ladies having their heads shaved by Selin and co-hort Jerhett Schafer in a fundraiser for family friend Harper Hanki. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon teenager Aiden Satterthwaite, 15, right, enjoys a spin on his unicycle while pushing baby brother Keenan in the toddler’s stroller. On Monday, Oct. 12, Satterthwaite plans to ride his unicycle 41 kilometres from his home in Valley of the Sun off Westside Road to his school, W.L. Seaton Secondary, to raise money for a new playground. (Photo submitted)

Vernon teen wheels along for new playground

Aiden Satterthwaite hopes to unicycle 41 kms to raise money for playground in Valley of the Sun

Vernon teenager Aiden Satterthwaite, 15, right, enjoys a spin on his unicycle while pushing baby brother Keenan in the toddler’s stroller. On Monday, Oct. 12, Satterthwaite plans to ride his unicycle 41 kilometres from his home in Valley of the Sun off Westside Road to his school, W.L. Seaton Secondary, to raise money for a new playground. (Photo submitted)
Lumby insurance broker Tarryn Lapointe rode his bike more than 300 kilometres in the month of August and raised nearly $1,200 to help combat childhood cancers during the Great Cycle Challenge. (Lapointe family photo)

Lumby insurance broker cycles for cancer funds

Tarryn Lapointe rode 300 KMs in August to raise money in Great Cycle Challenge

Lumby insurance broker Tarryn Lapointe rode his bike more than 300 kilometres in the month of August and raised nearly $1,200 to help combat childhood cancers during the Great Cycle Challenge. (Lapointe family photo)
Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)

Fuel Good Day supports North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

The Armstrong Regional Co-op hosts its annual Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15

Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)
Rebecca Hamilton is recieving funds from GoFundMe for post-chemotherapy fertility treatments (GoFundMe Page)

Former Kelowna resident makes fundraising goal for cancer fertility treatments

Rebecca Hamilton recieved a boost in a battle against cancer - $25,000 for post chemo treatments

Rebecca Hamilton is recieving funds from GoFundMe for post-chemotherapy fertility treatments (GoFundMe Page)
The Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail is launching the first fundraising campaign to support development of a ‘signature northern gateway’ at Kilometre Zero of the trail. (RDNO photo)

Fundraiser launches for Okanagan Rail Trail gateway

Plan for Kilometre Zero in Coldstream includes staging area, signs, public art, lookout

The Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail is launching the first fundraising campaign to support development of a ‘signature northern gateway’ at Kilometre Zero of the trail. (RDNO photo)
Coldstream’s Monica Duncan has been diagnosed with advanced lung and liver cancer. Her family and friends are rallying behind her with a GoFundMe campaigned. (Facebook photo)

Coldstream woman’s friends, family show support

Monica Duncan starts fight Monday against advanced lung and liver cancer

Coldstream’s Monica Duncan has been diagnosed with advanced lung and liver cancer. Her family and friends are rallying behind her with a GoFundMe campaigned. (Facebook photo)
Lumby’s Miriam Hoekstra (centre), mother of three kids, is undergoing health issues and post-surgery complications after a cyst the size of a melon was discovered on her ovary and fallopian tube. A GoFundMe page has been started by a family member as Hoekstra faces being off work for at least a year. (GoFundMe photo)

Campaign begins to help Lumby woman taken ill

Miriam Hoekstra originally had cyst removed, but is suffering from severe post-surgery complications

Lumby’s Miriam Hoekstra (centre), mother of three kids, is undergoing health issues and post-surgery complications after a cyst the size of a melon was discovered on her ovary and fallopian tube. A GoFundMe page has been started by a family member as Hoekstra faces being off work for at least a year. (GoFundMe photo)
Sisters-in-law Heidi Routley of Vernon (left) and Kiley Routley of Lavington will sleep outside Friday, July 10, to raise money and awareness for Covenant House Vancouver, a society that works with and for homeless youth. (Photo contributed)

North Okanagan relatives to sleep outside for homeless youth

Sisters-in-law Kiley Routley and Heidi Routley raising funds, awareness for Covenant House Vancouver

Sisters-in-law Heidi Routley of Vernon (left) and Kiley Routley of Lavington will sleep outside Friday, July 10, to raise money and awareness for Covenant House Vancouver, a society that works with and for homeless youth. (Photo contributed)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
Virtual radiothon raises $50K for Vernon hospital

Virtual radiothon raises $50K for Vernon hospital

The 17th annual fundraiser is in support of Women’s & Children’s Health Services

Virtual radiothon raises $50K for Vernon hospital
Stunning views are just part of what’s on the menu at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre this summer, as the centre will host four auctioned Dinner Under the Stars evenings. The events will feature different menus from local chefs and will be for eight people. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon nature centre auctioning off dinner under the stars

Allan Brooks Nature Centre coming up with creative ways to raise funds during COVID-19 times

Stunning views are just part of what’s on the menu at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre this summer, as the centre will host four auctioned Dinner Under the Stars evenings. The events will feature different menus from local chefs and will be for eight people. (Morning Star - file photo)