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  • Travel Penticton has new board

    PENTICTON - Travel Penticton has a new board for the next two years.
  • City of Penticton begins countdown to Scotties

    Penticton – The City of Penticton has started the countdown for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts taking place Jan. 27-Feb. 4 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
  • Kelowna Toyota Employees Pledge Thousands to Keep Families of Sick Children Together

    <p>KELOWNA, BC – Every year, thousands of families from across the southern interior of British Columbia must travel to Kelowna General Hospital in order for a loved one to receive advanced medical treatment.  Now, thanks to the generosity of the owners and staff at Kelowna Toyota, the KGH Foundation’s Better Together campaign to build JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for these families, is $30,000 closer to reaching its goal.</p><p>“When we asked our staff what community project they would want to get behind, the response to support JoeAnna’s House was completely unanimous,” says Jamie Kaban, General Manger at Kelowna Toyota. “Keeping families together when they need it the most aligns perfecting with our desire to support projects that will positively impact the entire community.”</p><p>JoeAnna’s House, named in honor of Josef and Anna Huber, the late founders of family-owned and operated Prestige Hotels & Resorts, will eventually stand on the KGH site at the corner of Royal Avenue and Abbott Street.  The home will offer approximately 20 rooms, a shared kitchen and home-like amenities to family members wishing to stay close to their loved ones, while they receive treatment at KGH.  Priority will be given to the families of infants and children.</p><p>“When a child is sick, the added hardship of leaving home to travel for care can be completely overwhelming,” says Laura White, a social worker at KGH. “Having JoeAnna’s House will significantly reduce the emotional and financial burden on these families.”</p><p><br />This past October, the KGH Foundation launched the Better Together campaign to raise the $8 million to build JoeAnna’s House. The project is scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2018 and open its doors in late 2019.</p><p>“Kelowna Toyota invests thousands of dollars back into the community every year,” says Mischa Mueller, Senior Development Officer at the KGH Foundation.  “We are grateful to Jamie and his team for providing early leadership in helping us build JoeAnna’s House.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The KGH Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of healthcare to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.</strong></p><hr style="width: 100%" /><p>FYI contains information submitted from the public and is displayed exactly as it was received. Information is clearly attributed in bylines and not created by iNFOnews.ca staff. For more information, please contact the referring organization. If you have questions about FYI, or would like to submit information to FYI, please send directly to <a href="mailto:fyi@infonews.ca"> fyi@infonews.ca.</a></p>
  • Swinging with the Stars marks a decade of fundraising for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association

    Kelowna, BC ~ The Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of Swinging with the Stars March 10, 2018.

    Ten years of fundraising is being marked with this year’s theme “Dancing Through the Decades” along with a showcase of past alumni and all the glitz and glamour the signature event has become known for.
  • Half Corked Marathon wins 2017 Event of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards

    OLIVER, BC (November 30, 2017) – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada presented the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association with The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award for the Half Corked Marathon, at the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Toronto Star.
  • Highlights of Nov. 20 Council meeting

    Hotel application deferred
    City Council unanimously deferred an application for a six-storey Sandman Signature Hotel on the former Pier Mac gravel pit site across from Kelowna International Airport. Staff recommended against approving the proposal by Northland Properties, who had asked for several amendments to the CD15, Airport Business Park zone.
  • Vernon Winter Carnival Tickets on Sale December 1, 2017

    The 58th Annual Vernon Winter Carnival is ramping up and tickets for all events go on sale December 1, 2017 at 9am. The 2018 Carnival runs Feb 2-11, 2018 with the theme of Carnival in Wonderland and is presented by Fix Auto. "It’s exciting to see how many people have run with the theme, whether it be Alice in Wonderland or Winter Wonderland, people are really excited about it!" Says Vicki Proulx, Executive Coordinator.
  • Highlights of March 27 Kelowna city council meeting

    Marina at the Eldorado
    Council approved a development permit for the form and character of a marina service building at Okanagan Marina in front of the Eldorado Hotel. The proposed marina building will replace two older buildings that are in need of repair.
  • Fest of Ale also showcases charity support

    More than two decades after its launch, the Okanagan Fest of Ale continues to showcase the craft brewing industry, while donating thousands to community charities.
  • Spring into Travel at YLW this weekend

    Kelowna International Airport (YLW)’s annual Spring Travel Event will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can meet with air carriers, travel agents, hotels and resorts to get helpful travel tips and information on popular vacation destinations.

    “This year, we have a fantastic lineup of booths for participants to connect with and learn about exciting new travel options from YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director.

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