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The Selkirks Swim Club will be holding its 2022 Swim-A-Thon on Dec. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. to see how many lengths swimmers can complete in an hour. The public is invited to pledge funds to help support the club. (Selkirks Swim Club photo)

How far?: Selkirks swimmers challenge themselves in 2022 Selkirks Swim-A-Thon

Public invited to pledge swimmers for Dec. 16 event to help raise funds for club expenses

  • Nov 22, 2022

 

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

 

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

 

Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)

‘They’ve broken the boundaries’: Shuswap residents, groups rally in support of Ukraine refugees

Shuswap Support to Ukrainians organizers astounded by community response

Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Sold-out fundraiser seeks North Okanagan beneficiary

Annual event closed up by COVID returns with in-person gathering, looking for a cause to support

  • Oct 11, 2022
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)
The popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale and Ooh-la-la purse raffle are coming up this Saturday, Sept 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena next to the Centenoka Park Mall on 3rd Street SW in Salmon Arm. All profits go to the SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation and the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit. (Image by Mosharrof MoHo from Pixabay)

‘Best ever’ She Shoe Swaps fundraiser coming to Salmon Arm’s indoor arena

Popular event which supports local organizations to run Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The popular She Shoe Swaps shoe sale and Ooh-la-la purse raffle are coming up this Saturday, Sept 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena next to the Centenoka Park Mall on 3rd Street SW in Salmon Arm. All profits go to the SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation and the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit. (Image by Mosharrof MoHo from Pixabay)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Superheroes of all forms; Easter Seals Drop Zone on now in Kelowna

All funds raised support the Easter Seals House and Camps

  • Sep 20, 2022
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex’s heart. (Submitted)

Annual Rex Gill memorial ride returns to Penticton and Kelowna

Police have said Gill’s unsolved murder in 2019 was a case of mistaken identity

Sixty riders turned out the Rex Gill and Mike Courtney Memorial Ride on Sept. 25, with thousands raised for charities close to Rex’s heart. (Submitted)
City Dance co-owner Heather Stranks and the Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Phil McIntyre-Paul are teaming up to compete in Dancing with the Shuswap Stars on Friday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars tickets on sale soon at SASCU Rec Centre

No online ticket sales for annual Shuswap Hospice gala fundraiser

  • Sep 19, 2022
City Dance co-owner Heather Stranks and the Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Phil McIntyre-Paul are teaming up to compete in Dancing with the Shuswap Stars on Friday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cops for Kids rolls into Kelowna to finish the ride

Over $375,000 was raised in the 2022 ride

  • Sep 18, 2022
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fueling up feels good for North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

Armstrong Regional Cooperative hosts fundraising Fuel Good day Tuesday, Sept. 20

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Guess the weight of Forrest Gump, the sturdy steer for a fundraiser(Twin Heart Animal Sanctuary Facebook)

How heavy is Forrest Gump, the hungry steer at Tappen animal sanctuary

Guess the weight of the sturdy steer for an animal sanctuary fundraiser

Guess the weight of Forrest Gump, the sturdy steer for a fundraiser(Twin Heart Animal Sanctuary Facebook)
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna man’s clean face raises money for renal ward at hospital

Nori Wentworth raised more than $6,000 for the renal ward

  • Aug 29, 2022
Nori Wentowrth stands with wife Kristyn, Barn Owl Brewing staff, and a Tommy Gun’s barber after shaving his beard in support of Kelowna General Hospital’s renal ward (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).
Issie Grecoff, 16, goes to her knees on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton on Aug. 14 after swimming 12 hours from Peachland to Penticton. The Penticton teen has raised over $10,000 so far for Alzheimer’s research. (YouTube)

Penticton teen swims from Peachland to the Peach in 12 hours

16-year-old swims 32 km, raising over $10,000 for Alzheimer’s research

Issie Grecoff, 16, goes to her knees on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton on Aug. 14 after swimming 12 hours from Peachland to Penticton. The Penticton teen has raised over $10,000 so far for Alzheimer’s research. (YouTube)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
Children eating at the nursery in India. (EMW)

East Meets West Children’s Foundation to host Diwali dinner in Kelowna

The event returns after a two year hiatus to be held Oct. 29

Children eating at the nursery in India. (EMW)