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All they want for Christmas

By on November 29, 2016

Chrystal McCarthy and her six-month-old son, Calin, wait to register at the Surrey Christmas Bureau on Nov. 22. McCarthy has been a client osince 2011 after her daughter Ariana, 5, was born. — image credit: Boaz Joseph photos / The Leader

Penticton women on a mission after kidney donation

By on September 27, 2016

  By  Dale Boyd – Penticton Western News Two Penticton women, Nancy Folkestad and Kellie Wesley, are on a mission. The two share a special bond that led to their YouTube series, Inspiring Women on a Mission. Wesley gave her

#OneBagChallenge brings donations to Agassiz food bank

By on August 31, 2016

By  Vanessa Broadbent – Agassiz Observer It seems like there’s always another social media challenge to participate in, but it’s rare to see one that affects your local community. The #onebagchallenge does just that. It’s quite simple: “Somebody brings a

Superheroes band together for super kids in Langford

By on August 23, 2016

The wind didn’t put a stop to last Sunday’s Super Summer Kids Day at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The event, hosted by Superheroes of Victoria, paired with generous private donations, raised $3,500 in support of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Penticton animal rescue group receives $20,000 for seniors-youth project

By on July 18, 2016

By  Staff Writer – Penticton Western News An animal rescue group in Penticton has been awarded more than $20,000 by the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The AlleyCATS Alliance Society will use the funds to create a cat

Terrace non-profit organization builds schools in Uganda

By on July 8, 2016

By  Ben Bengtson – Terrace Standard The founder of a local non-profit organization that supports vulnerable youth in Uganda says the group is close to raising the $25,000 needed to help build a second school there. Ekitangaala Ministries founder Sydney

Cowichan valley horse-race fundraiser begins as program celebrates 30 years

By on June 9, 2016

By  Lexi Bainas – Cowichan Valley Citizen Horse racing fans, it’s back. The 2016 Cowichan Therapeutic Association Riding program Ride-a-Thon is out of the gates. This annual fundraiser will once again pit therapy horse against therapy horse from June 11

Surrey residents invited to join giant community garage sale

By on June 7, 2016

In March, Clayton Heights Secondary students worked in El Traphiche, Nicaragua, through a student volunteer program sponsored by Free the Children. By  Jennifer Lang – Cloverdale Reporter Have you been busy spring cleaning but don’t have a garage to sell

Raising awareness one pedal at a time

By on June 3, 2016

Members of the Cycling4diversity group visited schools in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs on May 25. — image credit: Anne-Marie Sjoden/Special to The Observer By  Ashley Wadhwani – Agassiz Observer To mark a week of promoting diversity, not-for-profit group Cycling4Diversity visited