Cara Brady

Giving the village a helping hand

Mark and Cori Wensley, Verity Pickering with 3% Realty/Highridge Homes share their time and support with a small village in Guatemala

Women caring about their community

For the members of 100 Women Who Care Vernon, it's all about giving back, and doing it efficiently and with meaning

Midwives give parents another choice

Vernon Midwifery Clinic is the first free-standing midwifery clinic in the North Okanagan

Vernon gets behind Wokathon

Woks are heating up at The Rice Box, where owner On Ouch and his staff are ready to work for free and donate all proceeds to worthy causes

Bringing out the best in children

People foster because they care about kids and want to help kids and families

Four decades of affordable fun

The Halina Seniors Centre welcomes a new manager, who is excited about promoting the Vernon centre's many activities

Passport to adventures in travel

Romana Frey has discovered that the joys of life are found in people and experiences and not in possessions

Christmas gift for low-income seniors

Making Spirits Merry and Bright is a new program that invites low-income seniors to make a Christmas wish

Exchange helps build friendships

Canada-Germany Exchange program has been extending the hand of friendship and sharing of cultures for 40 years

Making a return to education

Okanagan College welcomes those who have been out of school for awhile to explore their options at Returning to Education Seminar Nov. 16

Death Café helps start the discussion

A movement that began in Europe and has spread around the world makes its Vernon debut

Environment and health go hand in hand

Fieldstone Organics grows ancient grains on its Spallumcheen farm and works with local growers to provide grain for their products

A phone call can change lives

Crisis Line volunteers provide a valuable service, but many also say they get back far more than they give

Syilx Spirit launches understanding

Okanagan Indian Band launches a traditional canoe at a special ceremony, which also welcomed aboriginal students back to school

A little black dress with a big impact

The Vernon Women’s Transition House Society has been providing programs for women and children for four decades

Show celebrates creative talents

The Awakening the Spirit Art Show celebrates the creative talents of people living with mental illness

Making a One to One difference

Children's literacy has been getting a boost from the One to One Program for 20 years at schools throughout the Vernon School District

Changing lives with volunteer travel to Mexico

Lisa Hanssens has brought volunteers from around the world to work and travel with her company, Volunteer Travelventures

Kalamalka Chorus welcomes young women

Young women with little or no, or any previous musical training can learn a cappella, four-part harmonies.

Dancing for the sheer joy of it

Dance teacher Debra Parmenter offers women of all ages a chance, or a re-chance, to dance.