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Cops for Kids riders are coming through Vernon Saturday on the last leg of their journey. (Cops for Kids photo)

Okanagan cops ride 1,000 kilometres for kids

Cops for Kids cycles through Vernon Saturday on last leg of journey

 

Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)

UBCO student cycles to Arctic Ocean to fundraise for mental health awareness

Mikey Friedland cycled from the 49th parallel to Tuktoyaktuk by himself

 

Tina Whiting is given a new wheelchair by Laura Wilson, Parkinson’s Support Group, and Ralph Whittle, Lions Club, to help her get around as she battles Parkinson’s. Donations for such equipment can be made Sept. 11 and 12 as part of the virtual Superwalk. (Contributed)

Parkinson’s group support keeps Vernon woman moving

Upcoming virtual Superwalk raising funds to find a cure

 

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Annual golf fundraiser brings in $75K for BGC Okanagan

The funds will benefit children and youth across the Okanagan Valley

(Pixabay)
Shelby needs surgery for her torn CCL. (Contributed)

Community rallies to support popular Kelowna pup in need of surgery

Shelby, often found at the Kelowna Harley Davidson dealership, needs surgery for her torn CCL

Shelby needs surgery for her torn CCL. (Contributed)
Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna man with newly discovered disease

Medication to treat Brendan Nishimura’s MOGAD will cost up to $40,000 a year

Since the disease is so new, Nishimura's medication is not currently covered by the provincial healthcare system nor by pharmacare. (Contributed)
Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

Tour de Cure team rides in honour of B.C. nurse who died of cancer

Sarah Penner and her unborn baby both died of cancer; Team Sarah formed in her memory

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)

Mammoth finds at 44th annual Penticton Art Gallery auction

A mammoth’s tusk is just one of over 100 pieces up for auction

The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)
Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)

Rock Creek man’s home burns down after lightning strike

His sister-in-law launched a fundraiser for him to support him

(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Superheroes to rappel down Kelowna office tower for Easter Seals

The Easter Seals plan to host their inaugural Drop Zone event this September

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s will take place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz during his MOVE4MOM Mother’s Day run of 101 kilometres along the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, May 9. Stankiewicz raised more than $30,000 on the run in memory of his mom, who died of cancer in 2020. Stankiewicz donated the proceeds to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘son’ run raises $30,000 for cancer centre in memory of mom

Oliver Stankiewicz ran 101 kilometres on the Okanagan Rail Trail to raise funds for cancer clinic in honour of mom who died of the disease

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz during his MOVE4MOM Mother’s Day run of 101 kilometres along the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, May 9. Stankiewicz raised more than $30,000 on the run in memory of his mom, who died of cancer in 2020. Stankiewicz donated the proceeds to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)

Okanagan Vinyl Fest cancelled in Penticton

Peach City Radio hoping listeners still find a way to support the independent station

The Okanagan Vinyl Fest draws over 300 vinyl buyers each year and features vendors from all over the province as well as from Alberta. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled for this September. (Submitted)
Proceeds from the sale of hot and iced coffees at Tim Hortons Camp Day in the Okanagan July 21 helped raise more than $12 million nationally, topping last year’s total of $11 million. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon Tim Hortons raise $18K on Camp Day

More than $12 million raised across the country on Tim Hortons Camp Day July 21

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Proceeds from the sale of hot and iced coffees at Tim Hortons Camp Day in the Okanagan July 21 helped raise more than $12 million nationally, topping last year’s total of $11 million. (Black Press - file photo)
The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Granfondo, Ironman events

The large events are important for Penticton’s economic recovery, mayor says

The two competitions will be held in September (Lexi Bainas/Black Press file photo)
Brittney Page (left) and Kristin Postill are getting ready for their fourth annual paddleboard fundraiser, this year in support of the Archway Society. (Contributed)

North Okanagan paddleboard pals return to Kal Lake for fundraiser

Kristin Postill and Brittney Page will paddle length of lake Saturday, Aug. 14, in support of Archway Society

Brittney Page (left) and Kristin Postill are getting ready for their fourth annual paddleboard fundraiser, this year in support of the Archway Society. (Contributed)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)