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George Pugh of the Summerland Fire Department, at left, receives a cheque from Adrienne Betts and Mike Boersma of Granny’s Cafe in Summerland. The $1,000 donation came from the second annual fundraiser for the Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens toy drive. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland cafe donates $1,000 to toy drive

Second annual fundraiser was held at Granny’s Cafe to support gift drive

George Pugh of the Summerland Fire Department, at left, receives a cheque from Adrienne Betts and Mike Boersma of Granny’s Cafe in Summerland. The $1,000 donation came from the second annual fundraiser for the Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens toy drive. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Nine-year-old Jane Scranton has wrapped up the Christmas craft-making she has been doing to raise money for a cancer surgery for Halle Krawczyk, whose family her family met when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Jane made more than $3.400 in less than two weeks for Halle’s family’s expenses in Pittsburgh. (Contributed)

Young cancer survivor’s crafts raise $3,400 for Salmon Arm girl needing surgery

People generously support nine-year-old girl’s craft-making campaign to help girl with rare cancer

Nine-year-old Jane Scranton has wrapped up the Christmas craft-making she has been doing to raise money for a cancer surgery for Halle Krawczyk, whose family her family met when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Jane made more than $3.400 in less than two weeks for Halle’s family’s expenses in Pittsburgh. (Contributed)
Mitch Carefoot of Kelowna, close friend of Kyle Blanleil, does a handstand for Halle Krawczyk as part of their #handstandforhalle fundraising campaign to raise money to support the Krawczyk family of Salmon Arm because their daughter, 12-year-old Halle, must go to Pittsburgh for life-saving surgeries from a rare spinal cancer. (#handstandforhalle Facebook video)

Hockey community stands on its head to support Shuswap girl with cancer

#handstandforhalle asks people to do a handstand on video to draw supporters to gofundme campaign

Mitch Carefoot of Kelowna, close friend of Kyle Blanleil, does a handstand for Halle Krawczyk as part of their #handstandforhalle fundraising campaign to raise money to support the Krawczyk family of Salmon Arm because their daughter, 12-year-old Halle, must go to Pittsburgh for life-saving surgeries from a rare spinal cancer. (#handstandforhalle Facebook video)
Corrianne Henson of Penticton exits the frigid waters of Okanagan Lake Monday during the annual Summerland Kinsmen New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland Polar Bear Dip cancelled

COVID-19 restrictions result in decision not to hold 36th annual icy plunge

Corrianne Henson of Penticton exits the frigid waters of Okanagan Lake Monday during the annual Summerland Kinsmen New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, 2018. (Black Press file photo)
A dirt bike crash on May 18 left Kelowna’s Steven Margetts paralyzed and without work. (GoFundMe)

Kelowna man paralyzed in dirt bike crash makes plea for help

GoFundMe launched for Steven Margetts, who shares a harrowing recap of his life-changing crash

A dirt bike crash on May 18 left Kelowna’s Steven Margetts paralyzed and without work. (GoFundMe)
Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country Tim Hortons brings smiles to food bank

Annual Smile Cookie campaign raises $4,735

Tim Hortons in Lake Country banded together to help raise more than $4,700 for the local food bank through its Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo submitted)
Peyton Burton-Otteson and Gia Han along with OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot Otis have some fun practicing for last year’s 40th annual Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. (File photo)

OSNS smashes fundraising goal for 41st Share-a-Smile Telethon

The telethon and online auction raised a combined total of $81,000 to support local kids

Peyton Burton-Otteson and Gia Han along with OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre mascot Otis have some fun practicing for last year’s 40th annual Share a Smile Telethon at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. (File photo)
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The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)

Help SOWINS Share the Spirit this winter

The society is looking for donations of funds and items for holiday hampers and backpacks

The South Okanagan Women In Need Society is looking to build 50 backpacks and 150 holiday hampers this year. (SOWINS)
Old Friends Canada volunteers Susan and Joelle with 20-year-old Haley, whose owner died and left him homeless. But thanks to Old Friends, Haley loves his new forever home. (Contributed)

Okanagan’s old horses benefit from unique fundraiser

Final days to support Horsey Ladies Okanagan’s fundraiser

Old Friends Canada volunteers Susan and Joelle with 20-year-old Haley, whose owner died and left him homeless. But thanks to Old Friends, Haley loves his new forever home. (Contributed)
The Discovery House’ Shed the Light on Addiction campaign kicks off on Nov. 15 this year. (Western News - File)

Discovery House Fall Harvest Auction goes digital

There are currently 21 items up for auction until Dec. 6

The Discovery House’ Shed the Light on Addiction campaign kicks off on Nov. 15 this year. (Western News - File)
Cawston Primary School is accepting orders for their winter fundraiser until Nov. 14. (Facebook photo)
Cawston Primary School is accepting orders for their winter fundraiser until Nov. 14. (Facebook photo)
The Agur Lake Camp Society held a fundraising ball drop with the assistance of a Topflight helicopter from Penticton on Nov. 7. All three of the balls, out of 852, closest to the target in Dale Meadows Park were from Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Pentictonites take top prizes in Agur Lake Camp fundraiser

The three winning balls landed closest to the marker after being dropped from a helicopter

The Agur Lake Camp Society held a fundraising ball drop with the assistance of a Topflight helicopter from Penticton on Nov. 7. All three of the balls, out of 852, closest to the target in Dale Meadows Park were from Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
A GoFundMe campaign has been created by friends of Nicole Neill, a Vernon mother diagnosed with Stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. (Contributed)

Friends raise funds for Vernon mother battling terminal breast cancer

GoFundMe created for Nicole Neill, diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer

A GoFundMe campaign has been created by friends of Nicole Neill, a Vernon mother diagnosed with Stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. (Contributed)
Elijah Beauregard, 16, was stabbed in downtown Kelowna on June 27, 2019. He died of his wounds three days later in hospital. His family is raising money to put a memorial bench at his favourite skatepark in Penticton.

Family of teen fatally stabbed in Kelowna close to getting Christmas wish

A memorial bench in Penticton for Elijah Beauregard is close to meeting its funding goal

Elijah Beauregard, 16, was stabbed in downtown Kelowna on June 27, 2019. He died of his wounds three days later in hospital. His family is raising money to put a memorial bench at his favourite skatepark in Penticton.
Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.

Community goes above and beyond fundraising goal to save Naramata beach

The NaramataSlow’s fundraiser has received $860,000 in donations to their $850,000 goal

Naramata Slow is almost at its goal of raising $850,000 to save Centre Beach from being sold.
Save On Food managers from five Okanagan stores donate $8,000 to JoeAnna's House, a home that provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at Kelowna General Hospital.Also pictured: manager Darlene Haslock and marketing manager Cindy Allen Papa of JoeAnna’s House.

Grocery chain donates $8,000 to JoeAnna’s House

Save On Foods presented a cheque to JoeAnna’s House on Oct. 27

  • Oct 27, 2020
Save On Food managers from five Okanagan stores donate $8,000 to JoeAnna's House, a home that provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at Kelowna General Hospital.Also pictured: manager Darlene Haslock and marketing manager Cindy Allen Papa of JoeAnna’s House.
Zippy, a five-year-old toy fox/rat terrier, needs immediate surgery to have his teeth removed. (Submitted photo)

Penticton hero who rescued family from house fire now needs help for his dog

Five-year-old Zippy needs immediate mouth surgery

Zippy, a five-year-old toy fox/rat terrier, needs immediate surgery to have his teeth removed. (Submitted photo)
A fund for the family of Steve Dahnert has been set up on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe set up for Penticton family of motorcycle crash victim

Steve Dahnert was struck by an SUV that crossed a double-solid line on Oct. 12

A fund for the family of Steve Dahnert has been set up on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)
This picture taken in yesteryears shows how popular the Naramata public beach has been over the years.(Naramataslow)

It does take a village to save a beach

Nearly $600K raised so far to preserve Naramata park

This picture taken in yesteryears shows how popular the Naramata public beach has been over the years.(Naramataslow)