fundraising

Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)

Fundraiser for Lumby home lost in Father’s Day fire

Kevan Ramsey’s home was set on fire by a faulty wire and insurance may not reinburse him

 

Partners Oliver Stankiewicz and Marie Atticus (back row, second and third from right) present a cheque for $45,232.40 to Sarah Pruckl (VJHF board, back, left), Kristen Megyesi (McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, back, right, and the staff from McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre “Cure-saders” team who participated in the Movement Project’s Move4Mom Relay on Mother’s Day. (Contributed)

Vernon run moves past first-year total with $45,000 raised

Move4Mom Relay, organized. by Vernon couple, raises funds for VJH Foundation and cancer centre

 

Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

“I’m home!”: Kamloops man beat the odds thanks to mother’s determination

Jessie Simpson spent 10 months in a coma after an attack with a metal baseball bat on June 19, 2016

  • May 30, 2022

 

Wally Garrod (from left), wife, Marilyn, and sons Wade and Chad were the honoured family for the return of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s Sunday, May 29, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Good guy Garrod leads way at Vernon Walk For Alzheimer’s

Wally Garrod and family took official first step in event not held for two years due to COVID

Wally Garrod (from left), wife, Marilyn, and sons Wade and Chad were the honoured family for the return of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s Sunday, May 29, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
The 2020 graduating class from Vernon Christian School celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 15-16, 2020. (VCS Contributed)

Schools collecting cans for return of grad in Vernon

High school and elementary students sorting bottles to fund celebrations

The 2020 graduating class from Vernon Christian School celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 15-16, 2020. (VCS Contributed)
Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)

Personal connection for Vernon Walk For Alzheimer’s chair

Patrick Vance shares how disease took his beloved grandmother; event set for Sunday, May 29, at GVAP

Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)
Judy and Pat Hughes of Coldstream were among the participants in the 21st Moving For Independence fundraiser Sunday, May 1, organized by Independent Living Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Residents move for Vernon fundraiser

Moving For Independence event for Independent Living Vernon draws nearly 100 people Sunday, May 1

Judy and Pat Hughes of Coldstream were among the participants in the 21st Moving For Independence fundraiser Sunday, May 1, organized by Independent Living Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Vipers, B.C. Hockey League and Shaw Communications have teamed up to help local charities in each Canadian member city. The Vipers have selected the Kalamalka Starfish Society’s backpack program to help local kids. Fans can text to donate $10 to the charity until May 31. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Vipers, Shaw, community help feed the need

Donate $10 through text message, donation will be matched and funds raised benefit Starfish Society

The Vernon Vipers, B.C. Hockey League and Shaw Communications have teamed up to help local charities in each Canadian member city. The Vipers have selected the Kalamalka Starfish Society’s backpack program to help local kids. Fans can text to donate $10 to the charity until May 31. (Morning Star file photo)
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)
A barn dance to help raise money for Lumby’s Cole Derry, who is in need of a second kidney transplant, will be held Saturday, April 30, at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena. An all ages dance with admission by donation for Derry’s recovery starts at 4 p.m., and a 19+ dance will begin at 9 p.m. Advance tickets available at select businesses in the village. (Contributed)

Lumby barn dance to benefit kidney patient

Cole Derry facing second transplant; barn dance(s) for all ages to be held at Pat Duke Memorial Arena April 30

A barn dance to help raise money for Lumby’s Cole Derry, who is in need of a second kidney transplant, will be held Saturday, April 30, at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena. An all ages dance with admission by donation for Derry’s recovery starts at 4 p.m., and a 19+ dance will begin at 9 p.m. Advance tickets available at select businesses in the village. (Contributed)
Grannies à Gogo Car Wash Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 29th Street Autoplex, behind sponsor Watkin Motors. All proceeds go directly to South African ‘Gogos’ (Zulu for ‘Grandmothers’) who are caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. These energetic women will carefully hand wash the vehicles at two separate stations for $15/car. A table of Grannies’ handicrafts, baking and preserves will be set up for customers to peruse while their cars are being cleaned. Browsers are welcome. (Grannies à Gogo photo)
Grannies à Gogo Car Wash Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 29th Street Autoplex, behind sponsor Watkin Motors. All proceeds go directly to South African ‘Gogos’ (Zulu for ‘Grandmothers’) who are caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. These energetic women will carefully hand wash the vehicles at two separate stations for $15/car. A table of Grannies’ handicrafts, baking and preserves will be set up for customers to peruse while their cars are being cleaned. Browsers are welcome. (Grannies à Gogo photo)
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022

A win for Winfield Bakery: building to be restored

“The Winfield Bakery will be restored and we will move back into our location.”

  • Apr 5, 2022
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.

5 surgeries at just 9 months old: Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford baby with heart condition

Logan Bishop, 9 months, has spent most of his life in hospital

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Kelowna mom looks to help equip ex-military members heading to Ukraine; launches fundraiser

Bonnie Penner started The Bravery Foundation after he son told he was going to fight

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
Vernon’s Dan Dueck is creating cedar blue and yellow stars in honour of Ukraine, and hoping to sell his creations as a fundraiser to give money to the Red Cross to help support the European country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon man has starry vision of Ukraine support

Dan Dueck creating cedar blue and yellow stars, hoping to sell as part of Ukraine Red Cross fundraiser

Vernon’s Dan Dueck is creating cedar blue and yellow stars in honour of Ukraine, and hoping to sell his creations as a fundraiser to give money to the Red Cross to help support the European country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)

B.C. powerlifter starts fundraiser for Ukraine

Corrections officer Sumeet Sharma was inspired to help after seeing war reports on TV

Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)
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