fundraising

Diana is among seniors whose photo will be in a soon-to-be-released pin-up calendar. (Pelays Photography photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors’ pin-up project captures ‘unbelievable’ transformation

Calendar to raise funds for continuation of Surrey Shares storytelling project

 

2023 West Kootenay Toy Run went Sunday, Sept. 10. Photos: Jen Small

Santa sighted in West Kootenay towns on Sunday

This is the 34th year the toy run has raised money and collected toys for local charities

 

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PHOTOS: Chilly 15K birthday swim honours dad who drowned in Harrison Lake

Sections ‘were absolutely freezing,’ Jen Soti says of 6-hour swim, followed by 35K run/walk

 

Big Lake Volunteer Fire Rescue fire chief Joel Bruneski, from left, deputy chief Mark Wilkie, and communications officer Ken Waters hold up some samples of the sauces Wilkie developed to help raise funds for the BLVFR. The department is hosting a barbecue fundraiser event at the Big Lake Fire Hall on July 30, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. to provide samples, engage with the community and sell the sauces as a fundraiser for their department. (Photo submitted)

B.C. deputy fire chief offers saucy solution to fundraising

Big Lake man partners with company to create Firehall Classics Gourmet to help cash-strapped halls

Big Lake Volunteer Fire Rescue fire chief Joel Bruneski, from left, deputy chief Mark Wilkie, and communications officer Ken Waters hold up some samples of the sauces Wilkie developed to help raise funds for the BLVFR. The department is hosting a barbecue fundraiser event at the Big Lake Fire Hall on July 30, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. to provide samples, engage with the community and sell the sauces as a fundraiser for their department. (Photo submitted)
Former West Kelowna Warrior and Nanaimo Clipper Skyler Cameron (left) is financial help after both his parents died within weeks of each other earlier this year. (Skyler Cameron/Facebook)

West Kelowna, Nanaimo BCHL alumni needs help after death of parents

The parents of former Warrior, Clipper Skyler Cameron died within weeks of each other

Former West Kelowna Warrior and Nanaimo Clipper Skyler Cameron (left) is financial help after both his parents died within weeks of each other earlier this year. (Skyler Cameron/Facebook)
Last year, Hope Air was able to facilitate 10,251 travel arrangements for Canadians in medical need. (Hope Air/Special to The News)

Give Hope Wings fundraiser cleared for takeoff at B.C. regional airports

Western leg of Hope Air fundraising campaign starts at Pitt Meadows airport on June 10

Last year, Hope Air was able to facilitate 10,251 travel arrangements for Canadians in medical need. (Hope Air/Special to The News)
Jake Suttling has undergone 11 surgeries so far on his lower body, as a team of trauma surgeons have been working hard to save his legs. (GoFundMe photo)

‘Working to save his legs’: Vernon man in need of support after motorcycle crash

On Mother’s Day, Jake Suttling was struck on his bike by a pick up truck on Hwy 6

Jake Suttling has undergone 11 surgeries so far on his lower body, as a team of trauma surgeons have been working hard to save his legs. (GoFundMe photo)
Louis Salvino, who worked 33 years for Watkin Motors and 29th St. Auto Shine, gives tips to Janis Lauman, Carol Schroeder, Anne Clarke, and Sue Ulmer in the art of car washing for Grannies à Gogo car wash, Sat, May 6.”
Louis Salvino, who worked 33 years for Watkin Motors and 29th St. Auto Shine, gives tips to Janis Lauman, Carol Schroeder, Anne Clarke, and Sue Ulmer in the art of car washing for Grannies à Gogo car wash, Sat, May 6.”
P. L. and Kristen Meindertsma of Abbotsford have started the Cycle 5 to Survive initiative. They plan to cycle five continents over five years while raising $500,000 each for five charities. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford couple plan to cycle 5 continents in 5 years to raise $2.5M for 5 charities

P. L. and Kristen Meindertsma start with 4,300 km trip along Continental Divide

P. L. and Kristen Meindertsma of Abbotsford have started the Cycle 5 to Survive initiative. They plan to cycle five continents over five years while raising $500,000 each for five charities. (Instagram photo)
Vernon couple Nolan and Taylor had three baby girls on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, and a fundraiser has been launched after it was discovered the triplets have medical complications. (GoFundMe photo)

Community jumps in to support Vernon couple with preterm triplets

Family dealing with extensive hospital stay, after emergency surgeries were needed

Vernon couple Nolan and Taylor had three baby girls on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, and a fundraiser has been launched after it was discovered the triplets have medical complications. (GoFundMe photo)
Kurtis’ No Frills staff is ready to launch the sixth annual daisy campaign on Thursday (March 9), a fundraiser that benefits patients receiving cancer care at the hospital in Trail. L-R: Tyrone Siebert and store owner Kurtis MacGillivray. Photo: Submitted

Daisies cut and ready for 6th annual Kootenay Boundary cancer care fundraiser

Trail No Frills launching memorial fundraising campaign Thursday, March 9

Kurtis’ No Frills staff is ready to launch the sixth annual daisy campaign on Thursday (March 9), a fundraiser that benefits patients receiving cancer care at the hospital in Trail. L-R: Tyrone Siebert and store owner Kurtis MacGillivray. Photo: Submitted
The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Operation Owatz hits $30K goal to benefit Kootenay Boundary patients

Movement challenge/fundraiser in memory of KBRH surgeon Dr. Todd Owatz

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Move for Movember, support West Kootenay run for mental health

Plan to leave Lakeside Park in Nelson at 7 a.m., reach Gyro Park in Trail over 10 to 12 hours

Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash

Kootenay Rotaries feel the pinch after gaming branch scuttles online Bingo

Community groups across the province will be impacted by decision to cancel online Rotary Bingo

Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash
Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz

‘Let’s get moving,’ for memorial fundraiser at hospital in Trail

Operation Owatz back for a second year; goal is to raise $30,000 to support KBRH ambulatory care

Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz
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)
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)
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.
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)