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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

 

(Pixabay.com)

NeighbourLink Summerland to provide gift packages

Items given to those who are isolated in the community

 

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

 

SOWINS in Penticton is asking to help families on this Giving Tuesday and make sure they have a special Christmas. (Unsplash)

Share the Spirit campaign offered Penticton mom hope for the holidays

On Giving Tuesday, SOWINS says Share the Spirit of Giving can change a life this Christmas

SOWINS in Penticton is asking to help families on this Giving Tuesday and make sure they have a special Christmas. (Unsplash)
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.
Time Winery is hosting a Paint and Sip fundraiser for Penticton based Mamas for Mamas on Nov. 21. (Submitted)

Penticton’s Time Winery and Mamas for Mamas hosting Paint and Sip Night

Time Winery is also collecting new, unopened donations for babies all week long

Time Winery is hosting a Paint and Sip fundraiser for Penticton based Mamas for Mamas on Nov. 21. (Submitted)
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)
SOWINS team members collecting items to sponsor families in need during the 2021 Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)

Cost of living crisis making it worse for women to flee abuse: Penticton women’s society

South Okanagan Women in Need Society asking for support their Share the Spirit of Giving

SOWINS team members collecting items to sponsor families in need during the 2021 Share the Spirit campaign. (Submitted)
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)
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)
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)
Local mom Angela Douglas (seen here with her daughter) will be operating the South Okanagan chapter of the Girls Club. (Submitted)

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

Local mom Angela Douglas (seen here with her daughter) will be operating the South Okanagan chapter of the Girls Club. (Submitted)
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.
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)

Treat yo’self at Dairy Queens across B.C.

August 11 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)