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Bonnar Dowler, left, of the Agur Lake Camp Society, is with Burth and Kathy Cook. The Cooks, a Summerland couple, recently donated $5,000 towards the purchase of a generator for the barrier-free camp. (Contributed)

Agur Lake Camp raises funds for new generator

Barrier-free camp west of Summerland seeks to raise $40,000

Bonnar Dowler, left, of the Agur Lake Camp Society, is with Burth and Kathy Cook. The Cooks, a Summerland couple, recently donated $5,000 towards the purchase of a generator for the barrier-free camp. (Contributed)
Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

‘Support Retired Legends’ educates people about retired police dogs, raises money for Ned’s Wish

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Discovery House exceeded its goal with its Soup is Good fundraiser this winter. The recovery and housing program was one of three to receive grant money from Valley First Foundation. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Discovery House dishes out Soup is Good Food fundraiser in Penticton starting Feb. 25

Five weeks of delicious soup support the addiction recovery program

Discovery House exceeded its goal with its Soup is Good fundraiser this winter. The recovery and housing program was one of three to receive grant money from Valley First Foundation. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Ford family raising money to get a diabetic alert dog for their daughter, Layla (Photo - Lisa Ford)

Kelowna family needs to reach GoFundMe goal to get service dog for daughter

They are $10,000 short of their $25,000 goal to get a diabetic service dog

Ford family raising money to get a diabetic alert dog for their daughter, Layla (Photo - Lisa Ford)
Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, 2022, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: GoFundMe launched to bring body of slain Okanagan teen home from U.K.

Ashley Wadsworth, 19, was found dead in a flat in England on Feb. 1

Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, 2022, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Rie Shiozaki is treated to a new look by one of Opus Salon’s expert stylists (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna salon gives up day off to help Central Okanagan families

Opus Salon on Ellis St. is raising funds in support of Central Okanagan Family Hub

Rie Shiozaki is treated to a new look by one of Opus Salon’s expert stylists (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)
Ryan Fletcher. (GoFundMe)

Funds raised for search and rescue in memory of snowboarder who died at Big White

Ryan Fletcher was found deceased on Big White on Dec. 27

Ryan Fletcher. (GoFundMe)
A long-time Vernon resident lost her home, and car, to a fire in Edgewood Dec. 22 (Contributed)

Former Vernon woman escapes Edgewood house fire with cat

Debbra Cooper lost everything in the Edgewood blaze

A long-time Vernon resident lost her home, and car, to a fire in Edgewood Dec. 22 (Contributed)
Summerland firefighter Rick Leardo at left and deputy fire chief George Pugh, right, receive a donation of $4,730 from eight-year-old Blakely Karlson. They money, for the annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens drive, was raised from the sale of cookies. Karlson baked more than 528 dozen cookies for her annual fundraiser. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Cookie initiative raised $4,730 for Summerland toy drive

Eight-year-old girl baked and sold more than 6,300 cookies

Summerland firefighter Rick Leardo at left and deputy fire chief George Pugh, right, receive a donation of $4,730 from eight-year-old Blakely Karlson. They money, for the annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens drive, was raised from the sale of cookies. Karlson baked more than 528 dozen cookies for her annual fundraiser. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online concert will benefit flood victims nationwide through Canadian Red Cross

30 award-winning musicians lined up for Great Canadian Flood Relief concert

The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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

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)
8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)

Buy an NFT, help a real dog: RuffLife supports BC SPCA to raise funds for animals

RuffLife Rescues is based in Kelowna and will donate 40 per cent of profits

8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)
The Naramata Child Development Centre is asking citizens to help out in a big way before a Dec. 31 deadline, after serving the community for 40 years. (Photo courtesy of the Naramata Child Development Centre)

‘Critical situation’: Naramata Child Development Centre in urgent need of $10k

Recruiting and retaining qualified staff key to keeping the centre going

The Naramata Child Development Centre is asking citizens to help out in a big way before a Dec. 31 deadline, after serving the community for 40 years. (Photo courtesy of the Naramata Child Development Centre)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)

B.C. teen dies after being struck in crosswalk less than 30 metres from his home

Kaydence Bourque, a student at Saanich’s Reynolds Secondary, had just gotten off the school bus

Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)
A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)
Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)

GoFundMe set up for victim of fiery truck collision on Highway 3

Rajanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died

Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)
An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)

Financial aid sought for Vernon mother’s cancer fight

Dot Glennie was recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs

An online fundraiser has been launched for Dot Glennie, a Vernon mother recently diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer in both lungs. (Facebook photo)