This ain’t your Granddaddy’s rock around the clock. This is the 6th Annual Rock for Care! Continuing its tradition of supporting healthcare in the North Okanagan, The Longhorn Pub proudly presents 12 hours of Rock & Roll on Sunday March 9 at The Longhorn on 4513 – 25th Avenue. Hosted by the Wheelhouse Band, non-stop entertainment takes place from noon to midnight. Twelve BC bands…
With a longstanding history of community service, the Coldstream Women’s Institute (CWI) is leaving a legacy that will highlight their remarkable presence in the North Okanagan. It all began in 1931, when a group of local women established a branch of Women’s Institute in Coldstream, to provide rural women and families with home management and leadership skills, develop friendships, encourage community cohesion, and initiate charitable…
It all started with a Rainbow Loom kit and a group of industrious girls from Silver Star Elementary School. Rainbow Loom aficionados Lina and Ashley, along with their friends, Lauren, Lucy and Paige decided to put their talents to good use, weaving colourful little rubber bands into bracelets, rings and pencil grips. The girls crafted more than 100 items to sell at a school fundraiser…
The Silver Star Quilters’ Guild donated $1,101 to the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre. Funds were raised from their annual craft show.
SUBWAY is supporting the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II by donating sales of cookies throughout the month of February. Cookies for Care are available at all Vernon SUBWAY locations as well as the Armstrong & Enderby SUBWAY restaurants. So, if you are in need of a sweet treat for your office or home, please support the ‘Tower of Care’ with Cookies…
Thanks to On and the team at The Rice Box for their dedication to helping residents in the North Okanagan. This year’s Wokathon raised $4008.00 towards the Sun FM Radiothon supporting Women’s & Children’s Health Services at VJH.
Many thanks to the three Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Vernon! Their Tree of Life Campaign raised $5,104 for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre.
Despite a slow start, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign raised $251,940, surpassing its $250,000 goal. “It started a little slower than expected, but in the end, the community came through,” says Campaign Co-Chair Richard Finn. “We asked for help and people responded with resounding support.” Businesses, individuals and organizations contributed to the Campaign in amounts of $10 to more than $25,000….
Big thank yous to the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans #5 for their donation of $1,000 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary for their $500 donation! Your generosity is very much appreciated!
Royal Purple #123 has generously donated $2,000 to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Tower of Care Campaign. Co-Chair Dr. Chris Cunningham accepted the donation from President Judy Keckalo.
Many thanks to Alpha Epsilon Master Beta Sigma Phi for their generous donation to Light A Bulb!
Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus Vernon Council 4949 for their generous donation of $1,410 from their ‘Grow it For Your Brother’ fundraiser to support prostate cancer treatment and awareness.