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KCR: ‘Life is not about money’

These columns are contributed by the KCR Community Resources

  • Sep 22, 2022
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Powwow at Okanagan College, Kelowna

Pow wows are the Native Canadian people’s way of meeting together to dance and visit

(Photo - After Hours Supply Co./Facebook)

Rides and vibes at Kelowna After Hours car show

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard was in attendance

(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)

Oktoberfest, takeover nights, and more highlight Kelowna Beer Week

Kelowna Beer Week is happening over 11 days from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8

(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)
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Penticton author and artist Hannah Dueck pictured with her new release, Beautiful Okanagan: A Colouring Book. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

Experience beauty of the Okanagan like never before with new colouring book

Penticton author Hannah Dueck includes scenes of Skaha Bluffs and Kelowna Sails

Penticton author and artist Hannah Dueck pictured with her new release, Beautiful Okanagan: A Colouring Book. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

Lumby man’s kidney journey moves forward

Cole Derry has made it home after successful kidney removal surgery in Vancouver

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
(Photo - Central Okanagan Community Food Bank/Facebook)

Don’t be a turkey, help out people in need around Kelowna this fall

The Central Okanagan Food Bank Thanksgiving food drive is taking place on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, & Oct. 2

(Photo - Central Okanagan Community Food Bank/Facebook)
(Photo - Downtown Kelowna/Facebook)

Small Shop Saturday returns to Downtown Kelowna

The event runs downtown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Photo - Downtown Kelowna/Facebook)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Friends of the Library hosting a book sale Sept. 19-21 at the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Treat yo’ shelf: Used book sale at Kelowna Curling Club

The sale is hosted by Friends of the Library

  • Sep 20, 2022
Friends of the Library hosting a book sale Sept. 19-21 at the Kelowna Curling Club (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Superheroes of all forms; Easter Seals Drop Zone on now in Kelowna

All funds raised support the Easter Seals House and Camps

  • Sep 20, 2022
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cops for Kids rolls into Kelowna to finish the ride

Over $375,000 was raised in the 2022 ride

  • Sep 18, 2022
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Make your free time useful by finding the right fit at the Okanagan Volunteer Fair

More than 75 non-profit organizations will be on site looking for new volunteers

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to see enrolment climb for the 2022-23 school year. (File photo)

Central Okanagan school enrolment continues to escalate

More than 24,000 students registered for in-class instruction for 2022-23 year

  • Sep 15, 2022
Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to see enrolment climb for the 2022-23 school year. (File photo)
A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).

Remember when? Penticton Secondary grads reunite after 60 years

Classmates from as far away as Utah came together to laugh, dance and reminisce

A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).
(Photo - URBA, Kelowna Scarecrow Festival/Contributed)

Fall festivities return for the season with the Kelowna Scarecrow Festival

The one-day event is taking place on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Rutland Lions Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Photo - URBA, Kelowna Scarecrow Festival/Contributed)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
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