Rotary

(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.

Rotary Club donation supports recovering Central Okanagan cardiac patients

A Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise was purchased for Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health

 

Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vernon ‘jigsaw guy’ turns iconic Penticton channel into 1,000 piece puzzle

Penticton Rotary Sunrise selling puzzles to raise funds for local projects

 

Jim Ferguson of the Kalamalka Rotary Club (right) presents the Seaton Interact Club with $2,000. The club raises money each year for various projects, similar to Rotary. (Contributed)

Vernon high school students follow parent club’s lead

Kal Rotary donates to Seaton’s Interact Club, where students raise money for various projects, charities

  • Jun 19, 2022

 

Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Ukrainian children send art to Kelowna for ‘Bomb Shelter Exhibit’

All the art is available for purchase

  • May 19, 2022
Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
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)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The Rotary Club of Vernon has partnered with eight local restaurants to offer discount dining cards, with proceeds going to local charities. The cards can be used until Dec. 31, 2021. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Rotary Club dishes out restaurant discounts for charity

The club has partnered with eight local restaurants to pair diners with discount cards

The Rotary Club of Vernon has partnered with eight local restaurants to offer discount dining cards, with proceeds going to local charities. The cards can be used until Dec. 31, 2021. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident calls Rotary Club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser ‘extremely disrespectful’

Noon club said decision to proceed with fundraiser after residential school news was well-considered

Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)
The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)

Sold-out fundraiser will include free lobster dinner for frontline workers and heroes

Lake Country Rotarians salute frontline workers with lobster

The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Members of Silver Star Rotary and SilverStar Mountain Resort teamed up on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, to clean a section of Vernon’s BX Creek, and came away with a truckload full of garbage. (Silver Star Rotary photo)

Vernon groups tidy tossed typewriters, tinfoil from creek

Silver Star Rotary and ski resort clean garbage from BX Creek between Kal Tire Place and Red Top Footwear

Members of Silver Star Rotary and SilverStar Mountain Resort teamed up on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, to clean a section of Vernon’s BX Creek, and came away with a truckload full of garbage. (Silver Star Rotary photo)
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

Recently returned Vernon student shares insights of adventures in Brazil and her back to school plan

  • Sep 5, 2020
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19
Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)

North Okanagan Cycling Society to complete Kal Park trail

Middle of Somewhere will be a four-kilometre, blue-level trail; Kal Rotary donates to project

Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)
Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rotarian celebrates birthday with ‘drive-by’ parade party

Dick Dumond was surprised by the motorcade on his birthday over the weekend

Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)
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