Donation

Vermilion Forks Elementary’s after-school program in Princeton received a $10,000 donation from Penticton-based Valley First. (Contributed)

More than $175k donated to 20 charities across B.C.’s Interior

Valley First recently made a record-setting investment in the community

 

Photo from left: Helen Little (Past Regional President), Brenda Craig (Provincial Trustee), Megan Windeler (OSNS) and Debbie Verhaeghe (Past President)

Penticton group lives up to motto after $2k donation to OSNS child centre

The money will go towards pediatric therapy equipment that is in need of replacement

 

Kelowna’s Plasma Donation Centre celebrated its one year anniversary on June 22, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

B.C.’s 1st plasma clinic collects over 12,000 units in 1st year

The first plasma donation centre to open in B.C. was in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall

 

(Salvation Army photo)
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The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre presented with $4,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Penticton. From left- Megan Windeler from OSNS, Doug Button from the Kiwanis Club of Penticton, and his grand children. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)

Penticton Quiz Night raises $4k for OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

The top three trivia teams donated their cash prizes back to the centre’s support services

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre presented with $4,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Penticton. From left- Megan Windeler from OSNS, Doug Button from the Kiwanis Club of Penticton, and his grand children. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
Firefighter Bo Kutsiuruba, 6th from left, with volunteers with Firefighter Aid Ukraine. (Submitted)

Kelowna fire department donates to Ukrainian war effort

Ukrainian-born fireman delivers trailer full of equipment

Firefighter Bo Kutsiuruba, 6th from left, with volunteers with Firefighter Aid Ukraine. (Submitted)
Tony Jacyna, the owner of Penticton-based company Jacoh Signs, passed away on May 3. (Photo: Kettle Valley Memorial)

Penticton business owner passes away after decades of serving the community

A celebration of life for Anthony Jacyna will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on May 7

Tony Jacyna, the owner of Penticton-based company Jacoh Signs, passed away on May 3. (Photo: Kettle Valley Memorial)
The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)
The ValleyWide Food Drive organizer, Stuart Knott, presented a $2,300 cheque to both Fill the Food Gap Penticton and the Purple Pantry at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 outside of Cherry Lane Mall. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Over 1,300 pounds and $2,300 raised at local food drive outside Cherry Lane Mall

The fifth annual JCI Penticton ValleyWide Food Drive kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday

The ValleyWide Food Drive organizer, Stuart Knott, presented a $2,300 cheque to both Fill the Food Gap Penticton and the Purple Pantry at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 outside of Cherry Lane Mall. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Organizers of the Penticton Junior Chamber International ValleyWide Food Drive in 2021 after over 3,800 pounds of food was raised. (Submitted)

5th annual JCI Penticton food drive goes Saturday outside Cherry Lane Mall

The organization has raised more than 10,000 pounds of food over the last four years

Organizers of the Penticton Junior Chamber International ValleyWide Food Drive in 2021 after over 3,800 pounds of food was raised. (Submitted)
The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)

Osoyoos Museum gets over $7k boost after year-long fundraising campaign

The campaign was started to help the museum’s new location construct a second level

The Osoyoos Museum received a $7,724.41 donation from clothing store FIELDS this week after launching a year-long community campaign. (Photo: Osoyoos District Museum and Archives)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)

Friends, family remember snowboarder with COSAR donation

More than $17,000 raised in honour of Ryan Fletcher, who died in December snowboarding at Big White

Emma Drago, left, makes a donation of more than $17,000 to Central Okanagan Search And Rescue search manager Duane Tresnich in the name of Ryan Fletcher. Fletcher’s family and friends were on hand Saturday to honour their friend and thank COSAR. He died in December while snowboarding at Big White. (COSAR photo)
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)
Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)

Kelowna council contributes $20,000 to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Contributions to come from city’s contingency fund

Ukraine flag in Kelowna council chambers in support of the people of Ukraine. (City of Kelowna)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).

Okanagan-based Valley First donates $25k to Ukraine relief efforts

Valley First is waiving all transfer fees for people who send relief money to Ukraine

First West Credit Union and its local divisions, including the Okanagan-based Valley First, have donated $25,000 to support Ukraine relief efforts (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)

Kiwanis Club of Summerland donates $5,500 to local organizations

Funds raised from sale of used furniture

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)