Rotary

Niteo Africa and the Rotary Club of Kelowna packed 20,000 pounds of books to send to Uganda for children’s literacy. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Kelowna charity that sends books to Africa receives donation from Rotary

Niteo Africa sends books to Uganda, Africa to help children’s literacy

 

The West Kelowna Daybreak Rotary is hosting their third annual ‘Wine and Dine’ at participating restaurants and liquors from Dec. 1-7 in West Kelowna, Westbank, and Peachland to raise money for the Westside Salvation Army. (West Kelowna Daybreak Rotary/Facebook)

West Kelowna Rotary ‘Wine and Dine’ returns to support Salvation Army

13 restaurants, liquor stores in West Kelowna, Westbank, Peachland will have the donation machines

 

The Rotary Club of Kelowna presents The Bridge with a cheque for $35,000 towards the purchase of a passenger van. (Left to Right) President Bill Redmond; John Yarschenko, Executive Director of The Bridge Youth & Family Services; Kelly Paley, Director of Community Engagement at The Bridge; Past President Lenetta Parry; and Sheldon Paulger, Chair of the Rotary Club of Kelowna’s Donations Committee. (Photo/The Bridge)

Kelowna Rotary donation helps The Bridge drive towards new van

Funds will help purchase one of three vehicles that will support The Bridge services

 

Some outrageous outfits from a past Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo's Fancy Pants Golf Tournament. (Submitted)

Crazy clothes for a cause at upcoming Kelowna golf tournament

Tickets available for Rotary Club’s Fancy Pants Tournament

Some outrageous outfits from a past Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo's Fancy Pants Golf Tournament. (Submitted)
(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.
Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vernon ‘jigsaw guy’ turns iconic Penticton channel into 1,000 piece puzzle

Penticton Rotary Sunrise selling puzzles to raise funds for local projects

Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Children aged 5-12 from Rivne, Ukraine have artwork available for purchase at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to support their fathers and brothers fighting in the war with Russia from May 15-31, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Roma Nord Bistro is located in the RCA North Atrium.

Roman-style restaurant opens at Rotary Centre

Roma Nord has opened its doors at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Roma Nord Bistro is located in the RCA North Atrium.
Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts (Photo contributed)

Financial sustainability recommendations for Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts

Twelve recommendations result from independent review

Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts (Photo contributed)
(Photo - Lindsey Blane, contributed)

Rotary Centre for the Arts welcomes B.C.’s Luca Fogale on March 5

Fogale is touring his 2020 album, Nothing is Lost

(Photo - Lindsey Blane, contributed)
Okanagan Sunset by Frigon is one of the pieces available for viewing and purchase at the Rotary Center for the Arts (Judith Frigon)

Kelowna Rotary Center for the Arts is free and full of new exhibits

The new art displays will be up throughout February, March and April

Okanagan Sunset by Frigon is one of the pieces available for viewing and purchase at the Rotary Center for the Arts (Judith Frigon)
Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident calls Rotary Club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser ‘extremely disrespectful’

Noon club said decision to proceed with fundraiser after residential school news was well-considered

Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)
The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)

Sold-out fundraiser will include free lobster dinner for frontline workers and heroes

Lake Country Rotarians salute frontline workers with lobster

The Rotary Club of Lake Country will host a sold-out summer Lobster Crawl Thru at Beasley Park Friday, July 9, which includes free lobster dinners for frontline workers. (Facebook photo)
The Penticton Rotary Club will host its Lobster on the Run fundraiser Aug. 14, 2021. (Facebook)
Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)

Former MLA helms Kelowna Rotary Club

The club’s new president, Steve Thomson, previously served as the Kelowna-Mission MLA

Pictured, from left to right, is Brenda Thomson, Steve Thomson Lenetta Parry and Gregory Parry. (Rotary Club of Kelowna/Contributed)
Members of Silver Star Rotary and SilverStar Mountain Resort teamed up on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, to clean a section of Vernon’s BX Creek, and came away with a truckload full of garbage. (Silver Star Rotary photo)

Vernon groups tidy tossed typewriters, tinfoil from creek

Silver Star Rotary and ski resort clean garbage from BX Creek between Kal Tire Place and Red Top Footwear

Members of Silver Star Rotary and SilverStar Mountain Resort teamed up on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, to clean a section of Vernon’s BX Creek, and came away with a truckload full of garbage. (Silver Star Rotary photo)
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

Recently returned Vernon student shares insights of adventures in Brazil and her back to school plan

  • Sep 5, 2020
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19
Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)

North Okanagan Cycling Society to complete Kal Park trail

Middle of Somewhere will be a four-kilometre, blue-level trail; Kal Rotary donates to project

Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)
Ken Guido, president of Lake Country Rotary Club, delivers $24,600 raised for the Lake Country Food Bank to Food Bank office manager Joy Haxton. (Contributed)

Lake Country Food Bank welcomes wheelbarrow load of donations

Rotary Club presents symbolic cheque for the $24,600 raised since August 2018

  • Apr 4, 2020
Ken Guido, president of Lake Country Rotary Club, delivers $24,600 raised for the Lake Country Food Bank to Food Bank office manager Joy Haxton. (Contributed)
Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rotarian celebrates birthday with ‘drive-by’ parade party

Dick Dumond was surprised by the motorcade on his birthday over the weekend

Kelowna Rotarian Dick Dumond watches his “drive-by birthday party” on March 28 as friends and family keep their distance while still celebrating. (Contributed)