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BGC president Jeremy Welder and Kelowna Chevrolet’s Ian Specman fist bump while holding a giant cheque for $15,000. (Cole Schisler photo)

BGC Okanagan kicks off Gift of Giving campaign with $22k in donations

Kelowna Chevrolet donated $15,000 and Kelowna Kinsmen donated $7,000

 

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)

Giving Tuesday : The world’s largest generosity movement

Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 30

  • Nov 30, 2021

 

This is one of the snow globes that is a set of four, made for 2005 retail in Canada. (Bob Little)

Penticton man’s love of snow globes brightens BGC Okanagan

A man is donating a collection of snow globes to BGC Okanagan for auction

 

The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)

Annual Kelowna Polar Bear Dip back in person for 2022

The event will be hosted on New Year’s Day 2022

The event is CRIS’ largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s ability to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled people. (Photo: Screenshot of Kelowna Polar Bear Dip webpage)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
A community group in Westside is organizing a winter clothing drive for people impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. Donations will be accepted. (Contributed)

Winter clothing drive warms up residents affected by large summer wildfire near Vernon

Those heavily impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire will be able to help themselves to donated winter clothing items

A community group in Westside is organizing a winter clothing drive for people impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. Donations will be accepted. (Contributed)
Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)
Kathryn Vennard (center, sitting on chair) and some of her “amazing team of ladies” give a thumbs up amid another successful She Shoe Swaps for charity sale, which raises money for the SAFE Society and Shuswap Community Foundation each year. After a break in 2020 due to COVID-19, this year’s event was held outside the Brooke Downs Vennard LLP building on Sept. 18, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

She Shoe Swaps sale supports Shuswap charities

Annual sale donates all proceeds split evenly between SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation

Kathryn Vennard (center, sitting on chair) and some of her “amazing team of ladies” give a thumbs up amid another successful She Shoe Swaps for charity sale, which raises money for the SAFE Society and Shuswap Community Foundation each year. After a break in 2020 due to COVID-19, this year’s event was held outside the Brooke Downs Vennard LLP building on Sept. 18, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
This photo was taken at the first ever Witches Paddle in the Shuswap. Since then, organizers say the turnout has increased by almost three times, and they can’t wait to see how this year’s Oct. 3 event turns out. (Facebook/Shuswap Witches)

Shuswap Witches to paddle in support of local fire departments

Annual event will be held on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.

This photo was taken at the first ever Witches Paddle in the Shuswap. Since then, organizers say the turnout has increased by almost three times, and they can’t wait to see how this year’s Oct. 3 event turns out. (Facebook/Shuswap Witches)
Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon man to lead virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight poverty

The Sept. 17-23 event will coincide with an in-person climb of Africa’s highest mountain

Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Scenes from a previous Climb for Alzheimer’s. (Photo contributed)

Columbia-Shuswap residents invited to support those living with dementia by hiking local trails

10th annual Climb for Alzheimer’s event will raise funds for Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Scenes from a previous Climb for Alzheimer’s. (Photo contributed)
File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Duncan native stretches legs in Salmon Arm during cross-country run for charities

Rick Fall wants to raise $300,000 for Make-A-Wish and Childhood Cancer Canada

Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Duncan native stretches legs in Salmon Arm during cross-country run for charities

Rick Fall wants to raise $300,000 for Make-A-Wish and Childhood Cancer Canada

Duncan B.C. native Rick Fall made his way through Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 28, during the early days of his cross-country run, from Victoria to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Coldest Night of the Year Salmon Arm virtual walk Saturday, Feb. 20, drew 237 walkers, 46 teams and raised more than $60,000. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Shuswap Coldest Night of Year event raises $60,000-plus

46 teams, 237 walkers take part in virtual event Saturday, Feb. 20; more walking Sunday, Feb. 21

The Coldest Night of the Year Salmon Arm virtual walk Saturday, Feb. 20, drew 237 walkers, 46 teams and raised more than $60,000. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Brita Colero was skiing at SilverStar Resort near Vernon Jan. 9 when an accident left her a paraplegic. The community has rallied behind the Lake Country woman, raising more than $211,000 toward expenses. (GoFundMe)

Community response to injured Okanagan woman overwhelming

More than $211K raised for Lake Country’s Brita Colero, severely injured in skiing accident Jan. 9

Brita Colero was skiing at SilverStar Resort near Vernon Jan. 9 when an accident left her a paraplegic. The community has rallied behind the Lake Country woman, raising more than $211,000 toward expenses. (GoFundMe)
Grant funding provided by the Co-op gas station chain is available for non-profits starting on Feb. 1. (File Photo)

Co-op community grants open on Feb. 1

In 2019, a grant from the gas station chain funded a project at Salmon Arm West Elementary.

Grant funding provided by the Co-op gas station chain is available for non-profits starting on Feb. 1. (File Photo)