Community Leadership

Albert McCormick has been gardening in Keremeos, and donating the excess, for several years. He is now spearheading a new community garden that would be put in place across from the under-construction Ambrosia affordable housing development. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos’ community garden caretaker looking to raise funds for new wheels

Albert McCormick’s motorized wheelchair recently burned out

 

Grandmothers for Africa, a Penticton-based group, celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations in 2021. (Photo by Rita Taenzer)

‘How can we not do something’: Grandmothers for Africa celebrates 15 years

The South Okanagan chapter has raised over $200 million for Africa since 2006

 

Volunteers and staff involved in a clean up through the Ambassador Program through ASK Wellness, Fairhaven and Burdock House. (ASK Wellness photo)

ASK Wellness volunteer clean-up program brings sense of community in Penticton

Since its inception Aug. 5, over 2,000 lbs. garbage, 55 sharps collected by volunteers

 

Keremeos' Community Garden is open for everyone. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos’ community garden is for the people

No one has to come in the middle of the night and try to steal what’s freely available says gardener

Keremeos' Community Garden is open for everyone. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Sarah Robinson Foundation carries on the work of departed Indigenous women’s advocate

A fundraiser in Vancouver on Aug. 7, Sarah’s 36th birthday, helps the charity take flight

Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Submitted photo)
From left to right, Madeleine Pender, LSCSS co-ordinator Petra Ruscher (standing), Rylan Estin, Sarah Hare, Ruben Ruescher, Symone Kotyk and Hannah Hare. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos students try their hand at journalism

The student journalists’ stories will be featured in the Keremeos Review

From left to right, Madeleine Pender, LSCSS co-ordinator Petra Ruscher (standing), Rylan Estin, Sarah Hare, Ruben Ruescher, Symone Kotyk and Hannah Hare. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo took a moment in the legislature to honour Salmon Arm “volunteer extraordinaire” Petronella Peach, who died unexpectedly on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Contributed)

Shuswap MLA honours Salmon Arm’s late ‘volunteer extraordinaire’

Greg Kyllo took time in the legislature to honour Petronella Peach, who died unexpectedly on Monday

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo took a moment in the legislature to honour Salmon Arm “volunteer extraordinaire” Petronella Peach, who died unexpectedly on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Contributed)
Mike Barrett plans to start cycling on March 10 to raise funds for the Unicorn Project school in India. He aims to cycle 13,000 kilometres, with the last stretch traveling from Dehli to Bodhgaya. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton retiree to cycle 13,000 km to raise funds for school in India

Mike Barrett hopes to raise at least $5,000 for the school

Mike Barrett plans to start cycling on March 10 to raise funds for the Unicorn Project school in India. He aims to cycle 13,000 kilometres, with the last stretch traveling from Dehli to Bodhgaya. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Community Futures North Okanagan proudly presented Claudette Everitt with a Long Service Award for everything she’s done for the organization and community. (Photo submitted)

North Okanagan woman honoured for long service

Claudette Everitt has been a staple of Community Futures North Okanagan since its inception

Community Futures North Okanagan proudly presented Claudette Everitt with a Long Service Award for everything she’s done for the organization and community. (Photo submitted)
On the heels of the first Regional Youth Climate Action Conference, there will be a Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay in March. Black Press file photo

Inaugural Comox Valley Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay

Be prepared to be impressed and be inspired! The inaugural Comox Valley…

  • Feb 27, 2020
On the heels of the first Regional Youth Climate Action Conference, there will be a Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay in March. Black Press file photo