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Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Penticton’s own Cannery Brewing unveiled “The Official Beer of the Penticton Vees” on Tuesday, March 29 in honour of the city’s hockey team ahead of their first-round playoff series against the Trail Smoke Eaters. (Source: pixabay)

Special edition Penticton Vees beer launches on first day of playoff action

Cannery Brewery will be selling ‘The Official Beer of the Penticton Vees’ at SOEC, taproom

Penticton’s own Cannery Brewing unveiled “The Official Beer of the Penticton Vees” on Tuesday, March 29 in honour of the city’s hockey team ahead of their first-round playoff series against the Trail Smoke Eaters. (Source: pixabay)
Chester Demchuk (left) and Ryan Davis (right) are among the clients at Penticton’s Discovery House who spent weeks cooking for the annual Soup is Good Food fundraiser. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton’s Discovery House nets almost $20k in historic soup fundraiser

The local addiction recovery program sold over 500 soups every week from Feb. 25 to March 25

Chester Demchuk (left) and Ryan Davis (right) are among the clients at Penticton’s Discovery House who spent weeks cooking for the annual Soup is Good Food fundraiser. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Barbie Bird (left) and Pauline Bird pictured ahead of the upcoming return of the Walk for Alzheimer’s in Penticton. (Submitted)

Alzheimer’s Walk to honour Penticton caregiver

This will be the first in-person event in two years

Barbie Bird (left) and Pauline Bird pictured ahead of the upcoming return of the Walk for Alzheimer’s in Penticton. (Submitted)
Food Network Bob Blumer (Submitted)

West Kelowna Food Network event for Ukraine relief

Bob Blumer and James Holmes serving up six courses at the Crown and Thieves winery

Food Network Bob Blumer (Submitted)
Viola and Graham Hutchinson have loaned their Ukrainian flag to fly on the city’s flag pole and show the community’s support for Ukraine.
Viola and Graham Hutchinson have loaned their Ukrainian flag to fly on the city’s flag pole and show the community’s support for Ukraine.
Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)

Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ready to roar back in 2022

Local teams will also be competing in the Okanagan Super Sprints in June

Paddlers are gettting ready for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)
Over $2k was recently donated to Penticton Soupateria after a successful meat draw was organized by Cannery Brewing. (Photo: Penticton Soupateria)

Local meat draw raises over $2k for Penticton Soupateria

A number of Penticton-based businesses recently took part in the ‘Not Your Average Meat Draw’

Over $2k was recently donated to Penticton Soupateria after a successful meat draw was organized by Cannery Brewing. (Photo: Penticton Soupateria)
The first recipe and meal kit that was distributed by the LSCSS and OneSky’s Caring Kitchen program was for loaded egg muffins. (Submitted)

Caring Kitchen helping Similkameen families serve up healthy meals

The program aims to provide improved food security for young families

The first recipe and meal kit that was distributed by the LSCSS and OneSky’s Caring Kitchen program was for loaded egg muffins. (Submitted)
Penticton’s 2022 Ignite the Arts Festival will run from March 25 to April 3, beginning at Cannery Brewery with a mural unveiling. (Cannery Brewery)

Inaugural edition of Ignite the Arts Festival lights up Penticton

Over 1000 people are expected to be involved until the festival’s closing on April 3

Penticton’s 2022 Ignite the Arts Festival will run from March 25 to April 3, beginning at Cannery Brewery with a mural unveiling. (Cannery Brewery)
The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre’s new logo. (Submitted)

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre ending membership fee

The centre hopes to encourage more organizations to reach out for volunteers

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre’s new logo. (Submitted)
Sabrina Fedorak turned some heads when she rode into town and made some stops at the Keremeos Buy-Low and Pharmasave. (Contributed)

Just missing a hitching post: Shopping by horseback in downtown Keremeos

Sabrina Fedorak decided to ride her horse Juice into town last weekend

Sabrina Fedorak turned some heads when she rode into town and made some stops at the Keremeos Buy-Low and Pharmasave. (Contributed)
Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) fifth annual ValleyDrive Event is coming to Penticton on April 9 to provide food security for the community’s most vulnerable members. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Sidhu)

JCI Penticton food drive returning this April with ‘the need as great as ever’

This year’s donations will be given to two different Penticton-based organizations

Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) fifth annual ValleyDrive Event is coming to Penticton on April 9 to provide food security for the community’s most vulnerable members. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Sidhu)
The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)

‘Myths of the Crusades’: Penticton Museum speaker ready to unravel historical narratives

The Brown Bag Lecture Series goes every Tuesday at 1 p.m. inside the city’s museum

The Penticton Museum and Archives is home to the Brown Bag Lecture Series every Tuesday at 1 p.m. (Google View)
Queen’s Park School revealed its new identity on March 16, collaborating with members from the Penticton Indian Band to design a fresh logo. (Photo: Tess Henderson)

Queen’s Park Kingfishers: Penticton elementary school unveils new logo

Students and staff worked with members of the Penticton Indian Band to design a new logo

Queen’s Park School revealed its new identity on March 16, collaborating with members from the Penticton Indian Band to design a fresh logo. (Photo: Tess Henderson)
Penticton-based Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, made a $22,609 donation to Summerland animal rescue Critteraid. The credit union donated a total of $250,000 to 13 charitable organizations, including Critteraid. (Photo courtesy of Josh Juhlke)

Penticton-based Valley First donates over $22k to Summerland animal rescue

Donation will go towards electrical upgrades at Critteraid

Penticton-based Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, made a $22,609 donation to Summerland animal rescue Critteraid. The credit union donated a total of $250,000 to 13 charitable organizations, including Critteraid. (Photo courtesy of Josh Juhlke)
BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO

Art Students at UBCO Display Best at Spring Fest

Students have been painting, writing, drawing, acting up a storm for the festival

BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review) [For Print]

Lots of things springing up at Keremeos’ community garden

Local gardener Albert McCormick talks spring gardening and the greenhouse, irrigation going in

Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review) [For Print]
After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)

Heaven Can Wait to sail again on Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake

Programs offers boat rides to seniors, shut-ins and seniors with disabilities on Okanagan Lake

After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)