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Central Okanagan Foundation has donated $236,542 to 16 local charities. (Central Okanagan Foundation photo)

Central Okanagan Foundation invests over $230,000 in local charities

The funds came from the organization’s spring 2020 grants

Central Okanagan Foundation has donated $236,542 to 16 local charities. (Central Okanagan Foundation photo)
The 20th anniversary Cops For Kids 1,000 kilometre bike ride and fundraiser around southeastern B.C. will be a virtual one in 2020. (BC RCMP photo)

Milestone RCMP Cops For Kids fundraiser ride going virtual

You can join and help RCMP raise funds for families and possibly win 20th anniversary cycling shirt

The 20th anniversary Cops For Kids 1,000 kilometre bike ride and fundraiser around southeastern B.C. will be a virtual one in 2020. (BC RCMP photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Ethics watchdog to examine Trudeau over WE Charity contract, since reversed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants instead

(The Canadian Press)
Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

  • Jun 5, 2020
$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes
United Way Southern Interior BC announced $173,000 in funding June 2, 2020, for local organizations across the Okanagan that support seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)

$173K to support Okanagan seniors amid pandemic

United Way announces more funding for frontline programs

United Way Southern Interior BC announced $173,000 in funding June 2, 2020, for local organizations across the Okanagan that support seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: One in five non-profits in B.C. at risk of closing

A new report details how the pandemic has impacted the non-profit sector

The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 100+ Women Who Care in Vernon are giving their support to the Upper Room Mission during these difficult times. (File photo)

Women caring for North Okanagan’s most vulnerable

100+ Women Who Care may not be meeting, but they are lending support to the Upper Room Mission

The 100+ Women Who Care in Vernon are giving their support to the Upper Room Mission during these difficult times. (File photo)
Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good

Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good

Black Press Media joins local tech company Do Some Good to support community causes

  • Apr 12, 2020
Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good
Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’

Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’

Black Press Media joins local tech company Do Some Good to support community causes

  • Apr 11, 2020
Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’
Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)

LUCK involved in new Okanagan online campaign

Two Vernon women create giveLUCK to hear about the “beauty of humanity” in these troubled times

Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)
Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.

Vernon Rotarians to help rebuild after deadly earthquake in Nepal

Local clubs to build two homes in village after 2015 earthquake kills 9,000, destroys homes

Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Creating spectacular teas as a community fundraisers

  • Feb 13, 2019
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others