fundraising

Local singer-songwriter Colby Ramsay will be performing at Abandoned Rail Brewing’s Pumpkin and Pints event on Sunday, Oct. 16. (Submitted)

Pumpkins and Pints at Penticton’s Abandoned Rail

Proceeds from the pumpkin sales go to Big Brother Big Sister

 

The late Essio and Dianne Truant. Before his death earlier in 2022, Essio made a donation of $500,000 towards an expanded oncology department at Penticton Regional Hospital in his wife’s memory. A $10 million campaign is currently underway to fund the expansion. (Submitted)

$500K donation kicks off campaign for expanded cancer clinic at Penticton hospital

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is aiming to raise $10M

 

Enjoying a cider on the Summerland Heritage Cider Company’s patio in preparation for the upcoming 100 Men Who Care event on Sept.13. (Contributed)

Summerland cidery to host 100 Men Who Care event

Fundraiser will be at Summerland Heritage Cider Company on Sept. 13

 

Left to right; Cory Lemiski, BGC Okanagan CEO Jeremy Welder, Bobby Gleason and Mark Bermel take a moment for a team photo before teeing off at the CapriCMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids event held at The Harvest in Kelowna in 2022. Events were also held at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Skaha Meadows in Penticton this month, raising a grand total of $121,000 to support BGC Okanagan programs and services for children, youth and families. (Submitted photo)

Record $121,000 raised at Okanagan Golf 4 Kids tournaments

The three tournaments support BGC Okanagan with their programs and services

Left to right; Cory Lemiski, BGC Okanagan CEO Jeremy Welder, Bobby Gleason and Mark Bermel take a moment for a team photo before teeing off at the CapriCMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids event held at The Harvest in Kelowna in 2022. Events were also held at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Skaha Meadows in Penticton this month, raising a grand total of $121,000 to support BGC Okanagan programs and services for children, youth and families. (Submitted photo)
Rockin’ for a cause at Slackwater Brewing raised $15,000 for the Apex Fire Brigade on Aug. 7. From left to right are Liam Peyton, co-founder and sales marketing manager for Slackwater Brewing; local musician Will Schlackl and James Shalman, general manager of Apex Mountain Resort. (Submitted)

Slackwater Brewing raises $15K for Apex Fire Brigade

The Aug. 7 fundraiser was packed with donations and live music

Rockin’ for a cause at Slackwater Brewing raised $15,000 for the Apex Fire Brigade on Aug. 7. From left to right are Liam Peyton, co-founder and sales marketing manager for Slackwater Brewing; local musician Will Schlackl and James Shalman, general manager of Apex Mountain Resort. (Submitted)
Jessie Simpson, 25, celebrated his birthday at home for the first time in six years surrounded by friends and family (Sue Simpson)

Kamloops attack victim full of life six years after brain injury

Jessie Simpson is thankful for everyone who has supported him the last six years

  • Aug 1, 2022
Jessie Simpson, 25, celebrated his birthday at home for the first time in six years surrounded by friends and family (Sue Simpson)
Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)

Fundraiser for Lumby home lost in Father’s Day fire

Kevan Ramsey’s home was set on fire by a faulty wire and insurance may not reinburse him

Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)
Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

“I’m home!”: Kamloops man beat the odds thanks to mother’s determination

Jessie Simpson spent 10 months in a coma after an attack with a metal baseball bat on June 19, 2016

  • May 30, 2022
Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
At a previous painted chair auction, Dave Cursons loved the chair he bought so much that he wore it. Cursons outbid his fellow bidders to win this Jean Wormell original. (Tara Bowie - File photo)

Cawston Hall celebrating 100 years with Spring Fling

The annual fundraiser kicks off on June 10

At a previous painted chair auction, Dave Cursons loved the chair he bought so much that he wore it. Cursons outbid his fellow bidders to win this Jean Wormell original. (Tara Bowie - File photo)
The Summerland Community Arts Council is holding its Strong Arts Strong Communities Annual Giving Campain in May. From left are Susan Gibbs, Danny Evanishen, Sonja Waller, Jean Evanishen, Betty Ann Xenis and Susan McIver. (Contributed)

Summerland Community Arts Council holds fundraising campaign

Funding will go to existing and new arts programs and initiatives

The Summerland Community Arts Council is holding its Strong Arts Strong Communities Annual Giving Campain in May. From left are Susan Gibbs, Danny Evanishen, Sonja Waller, Jean Evanishen, Betty Ann Xenis and Susan McIver. (Contributed)
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022

A win for Winfield Bakery: building to be restored

“The Winfield Bakery will be restored and we will move back into our location.”

  • Apr 5, 2022
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.

5 surgeries at just 9 months old: Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford baby with heart condition

Logan Bishop, 9 months, has spent most of his life in hospital

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Kelowna mom looks to help equip ex-military members heading to Ukraine; launches fundraiser

Bonnie Penner started The Bravery Foundation after he son told he was going to fight

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)

B.C. powerlifter starts fundraiser for Ukraine

Corrections officer Sumeet Sharma was inspired to help after seeing war reports on TV

Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Okanagan Spirits is donating 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of its three brands of vodka in March to humanitarian and relief efforts in Ukraine. (Okanagan Spirits photo)

Okanagan Spirits donating March vodka sale proceeds to Ukraine effort

Sales from its three brands, all sizes, will be donated to the relief effort for the embattled European nation

Okanagan Spirits is donating 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of its three brands of vodka in March to humanitarian and relief efforts in Ukraine. (Okanagan Spirits photo)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)