Community

Dowtown Penticton Assocation to partially refund Community Market vendors

Vendors were upset with the original decision not to provide refunds after the market’s cancellation

 

Penticton and District Community Arts Council holding virtual scavenger hunt

Hunt features CanwaxWest’s Brilliant Moments exhibition in an online journey through encaustic art

 

Influential Oliver man, Bill Ross dies unexpectedly

Ross served the community in various roles with the RDOS and Town of Oliver for nearly 30 years

 

Penticton Tim Hortons staff thank frontline workers with inspirational video

‘I think everyone needs a smile right now and we hope our dance brings that to you’

COVID-19 leads to cancellation of Keremeos Elks Rodeo

The rodeo, which attracts thousands, will not take place for the first time in its 82 year history

Grants available for South Okanagan individuals leading community-building initiatives

Program provides money to locals to help community share, connect, assist and build

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Long-time Penticton firefighter retires

Captain Mike Richards served with the Penticton Fire Department for 38 years

Armstrong girl’s plant sale destroyed

Proceeds from the plant sale were to go to girl’s dream trip to Disneyland

North Okanagan Winterlude proposed to brighten spirits

Community-wide gathering at Armstrong’s IPE Fairgrounds proposed for first weekend in December

North Okanagan bands together in support against COVID-19

New group launches website with tools to help endure crisis

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

North Okanagan resident models unique quarantine outfit

Get-up designed to bring smiles to faces; it worked

Okanagan to unite online for first-ever Stay at Home Gala

The event is scheduled from March 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Okanagan woman pens own obituary

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner died March 18 from cancer; wrote obituary about her wonderful life

DPA members asked to consider future of downtown

What members want the future to look like, and current developing projects will be topics at the AGM

  • Feb 28, 2020

Beer and burgers to raise cash for Vernon man fighting cancer

Fundraiser hosted in honour of Garnet the Great to send him to special treatment centre

Pecha Kucha speaker series returns to Cannery Brewing

The speakers will share character building experiences to begin Pecha Kucha’s sixth year in Penticton

  • Feb 25, 2020

North Okanagan ultra athlete ‘hearts’ ice baths

Shanda Hill and father carve stunning creations into ice at Ellison Lake