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United Way almost halfway to 3-year goal

September
28
,
2016
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United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo is well on its way to reaching a three-year goal of raising $6.5 million, particularly with the promise of new partnerships in Kamloops. “It was an ambitious goal for sure, and of course there was concern...

Beyond Fabulous! back for a third year

September
27
,
2016
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Beyond Fabulous!, a drag show fundraiser in support of youth programs at Interior Community Services, takes place in mid-October. The third annual show, featuring some of the top drag queens in Western Canada, will be held on two nights,...

Kidney Walk raises $14,000 for cause

September
26
,
2016
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About 100 participants took part in the 2016 Kamloops Kidney Walk at McDonald Park on Sunday morning. When all the calculating is done, they will have raised about $14,000 from donations and sponsors. That number doesn’t include money...

Harley owners raise thousands for kids

September
26
,
2016
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About 130 bikers took part in the 15th annual Toy Run recently as Kiwanis and the Harley's Owner Group (HOG) of Kamloops teamed up to support Christmas Amalgamated. The totals aren't final but it's estimated they raised between $7,000...

Friends of Deb selling tickets

September
23
,
2016
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The local running community is flexing its collective muscle again in aid of Deb Kennedy, a member who was injured in a road accident last month. Tickets for the Friends of Deb Community Fundraiser Breakfast on Oct. 16 are available for $30 each...

Kidney Walk fundraisers stepping up

September
21
,
2016
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One of the honourees in the Kamloops Kidney Walk is not only a transplant survivor, she’s one of the Top 10 individual fundraisers in a national campaign. The walk is all set to go at McDonald Park on Sunday. Registration begins at 10 a...

Paul's story one of hardship and hope

September
19
,
2016
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A support worker is sharing his story as New Life Community sounds the call for its annual Thanksgiving Campaign. “We’re launching our annual Thanksgiving Campaign and we need help from our community,” said Stan Dueck, executive...

Out of the pool and onto the pages

September
13
,
2016
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After achieving his swim challenge in support of the Y Women’s Shelter, Wai Hung Ma is going an extra lap or two for the cause. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Ma launches his second book, documenting the months of training that went into his...

Paws for a Cause walks Sunday

September
7
,
2016
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Some animals need that second chance before they know kindness, says the Kamloops SPCA. Paws for a Cause, the annual dog walk against animal cruelty and neglect, takes place Sunday, Sept. 11, at Pioneer Park. The 2016 Scotiabank & BC SPCA...

Kidney Walk honourees announced

August
22
,
2016
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Dorothy Drinnan and Margaret Thompson will be co-honourees at the 2016 Kamloops Kidney Walk, organizers have announced.  The walk in support of kidney transplantation and organ donation is scheduled for McDonald Park on Sept. 25, with...