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Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

 

Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan fire victims lose everything, no insurance

Family escaped the blaze, one cat still missing, fundraiser started

 

Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)

Special events help Okanagan, B.C. Special Olympics

Doughnuts, cold lake plunges will support Special Olympics B.C.; SOBC Games set for Feb. 2-4, Kamloops

Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)
Wildstone’s Colours4Kids run returns this June, 2023, in Penticton. (Photo- Mike Biden)

Penticton’s most colourful run is back this June

Colour4Kids Run raised $21K four years ago in support of OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre

Wildstone’s Colours4Kids run returns this June, 2023, in Penticton. (Photo- Mike Biden)
The Polar Bear Dip at Tugboat Beach to kick off 2023 in Kelowna. (Trudy Jane Janicki/Facebook)
The Polar Bear Dip at Tugboat Beach to kick off 2023 in Kelowna. (Trudy Jane Janicki/Facebook)
Friends are helping Armstrong's Ginny Ritson-Bennett (pictured) and her son, Darcy, after their home on Highland Park Road was destroyed in a fire Tuesday, Dec. 27. The blaze kiled the family's four pets, two cats and two dogs. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched. (Contributed)

Armstrong family loses home, pets in fire

Recently widowed Ginny Ritson-Bennett and son Darcy got out of home safe

Friends are helping Armstrong's Ginny Ritson-Bennett (pictured) and her son, Darcy, after their home on Highland Park Road was destroyed in a fire Tuesday, Dec. 27. The blaze kiled the family's four pets, two cats and two dogs. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched. (Contributed)
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
Once again the Summerland Kinsmen will host the Polar Bear Dip at Sunoka Beach on Jan. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Kinsmen hold Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1

Quick swim organized as fundraiser for service club

Once again the Summerland Kinsmen will host the Polar Bear Dip at Sunoka Beach on Jan. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)
Princeton firefighters battle a fire inside home on Dec. 13. (Contributed)

Fundraiser started for Princeton residents who lost everything in a fire

The Dec. 13 fire destroyed most of their belongings

Princeton firefighters battle a fire inside home on Dec. 13. (Contributed)
Chelaine McInroy’s new prosthetic leg will allow her to return to her active lifestyle. (Contributed)

Benefits brighten young Armstrong woman’s life with prosthetic

Bands, businesses and individuals gave greatly to cause

Chelaine McInroy’s new prosthetic leg will allow her to return to her active lifestyle. (Contributed)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)

Buy cookies, support the animals during Kelowna BC SPCA bake sale

The Kelowna BC SPCA will hold its Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10

Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)

Get Christmas cookies all for a great cause in Penticton

ALERT hosting Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Penticton Lakeside

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)
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Summerland winery and fruit stand host chili fundraiser

Granny’s and Back Door Winery are raising funds for toy drive Nov. 26

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Brodo Kitchen’s Stephanie Roy’s mushroom & ginger broth took tops with everyone’s taste buds on the first night of Penticton Art Gallery’s Soup Bowls fundraiser. (Submitted)

Brodo Kitchen and Cannery Brewery win Penticton Soup-er Bowl

Penticton Art Gallery’s 26th Soup Bowls fundraiser a delicious success raising $18K

Brodo Kitchen’s Stephanie Roy’s mushroom & ginger broth took tops with everyone’s taste buds on the first night of Penticton Art Gallery’s Soup Bowls fundraiser. (Submitted)
Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)

Penticton brewery hosting movie nights in support of Apex skiers

A pair of B.C.-made, ski-themed movies will be played at Slackwater Brewing this month

Skiers from the Apex Mountain Resort at last year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Devon and his daughter. (Devon Foster/GoFundMe)

Fundraiser for family of Shuswap man killed in Kelowna stabbing

Devon Foster died on Oct. 9, after being stabbed

Devon and his daughter. (Devon Foster/GoFundMe)
A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Penticton man raises more than $100k in 6 years for local SPCA

Barry Zarudenec hosted his sixth annual event on Oct. 22 at the Copper Mug, helping raise $26,200

A kitten rescued from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Penticton Art Gallery patrons line up to pick out their unique soup bowl from the bowls supplied by Penticton and Summerland’s potters’ guilds in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Soup’s On at the Penticton Art Gallery

The November fundraiser is one of the gallery’s most popular events

Penticton Art Gallery patrons line up to pick out their unique soup bowl from the bowls supplied by Penticton and Summerland’s potters’ guilds in 2019. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)