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JohnThiessen was a tireless advocate for Kelowna’s homeless. (Facebook)

Prominent Kelowna homeless advocate dies

Thiessen regularly fed and clothed those living on city streets

 

The West Kelowna Fire Department is collecting food for the Central Okanagan Food Bank on Dec. 6, and 7, for their 25th Annual Holiday Food Drive.  (Black Press file photo)

West Kelowna Fire Department ringing doorbells for annual holiday food drive

Collection bins are also located at each of West Kelowna’s four fire halls

 

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and made it a yearly event to raise money for Easter Seals. (Contributed)

The more you spin, the more you raise: Kelowna woman raised more than $16,000 for Easter Seals

Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and has turned it into an annual event

Michelle Webber started the spin-a-thon during the pandemic and made it a yearly event to raise money for Easter Seals. (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)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
The 19th Tiny Tim Charity Toy Breakfast was a success. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Tiny Tim Charity Breakfast returns in Kelowna

The breakfast will be held Nov. 30 at the Coast Capri Hotel

The 19th Tiny Tim Charity Toy Breakfast was a success. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Proceeds benefit Food For Thought, a non-profit aiming to help eliminate hunger in children. (Hotel Eldorado)

Festive fun as Tree of Dreams returns to Kelowna

Hotel Eldorado hosts Tree of Dreams Dec. 5-8

Proceeds benefit Food For Thought, a non-profit aiming to help eliminate hunger in children. (Hotel Eldorado)
Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society: November sees large spike in rescued animals

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Nov 17, 2022
Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)

Pumpkin Fest picks funds for Vernon Animal Care Society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler raised More than $1,400 for the society

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler's 2022 Pumpkin Fest event raised $1,438 for the Vernon and District Animal Care Society. (Submitted photo)
Black Press File Photo

Fun furry facts with friends during Kelowna’s Animal Amigo Trivia

The BC SPCA is hosting a trivia night on Oct. 26

Black Press File Photo
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Mandy Phillips, Kitchen Manager at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Thanksgiving shared with friends and family at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

The team at the Mission cooked 30 turkeys and 16 hams for the Oct. 10 dinner

Mandy Phillips, Kitchen Manager at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Walk for Her on Oct. 15. (Her International)

Take a ‘Walk for Her’ in Kelowna and support women in Nepal

Her International hosts a charity event on Oct. 15

Walk for Her on Oct. 15. (Her International)
Top photo is baby Yoga, scared and bottom is happy Yoda today. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society: From fierce to friendly

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Sep 22, 2022
Top photo is baby Yoga, scared and bottom is happy Yoda today. (OHS)
Girls Club founder Vicky Ryan with her daughter Charlotte. (Contributed)

Girls Club: For neurodivergent girls to connect and have fun coming to South Okanagan

Local mom Angela Douglas is hosting a launch party in Summerland Sept. 18

Girls Club founder Vicky Ryan with her daughter Charlotte. (Contributed)
Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)

West Kelowna vet, Okanagan Humane Society join forces to save cat

A recent college graduate was in desperate need of help when her cat broke its femur

Syre before the incident. (Nina Sandovall)
cute cat

Okanagan Humane Society: Helping pets and people is what they do

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Aug 25, 2022
cute cat
(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.

Rotary Club donation supports recovering Central Okanagan cardiac patients

A Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise was purchased for Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health

(Left to Right) Colin Pritchard, Sheldon Paulger, Steve Thomson, Jacqueline Gabelhouse.