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Free Christmas dinner at The Elite 2017

The co-owner of the Elite Restaurant on Main Street is more than happy to spend the evening of Dec. 25 with those looking for a place to eat, drink and be merry. “This has become a family tradition. It’s what we do on Christmas Day,” Wood said....

Growing concern over Penticton’s homeless

There is growing concern in the Okanagan after a recent census revealed Penticton’s homeless problem is much more serious than originally thought. A recent survey conducted by various local non profits found nearly 130 homeless people in the south Okanagan city,...

Christmas 2016 at the Soupateria

Penticton’s soup kitchen is once again making life a little brighter for the needy on Christmas Day. Board member Lauraine Bailie said they are expecting about 150 people to show up at the Soupateria on Dec. 25. “At this stage in our lives, we are able to...

Canadian Wholesale Club raises donation

  Staff members Curtis Chapman, Kyle Dietrich, Patty Dingle, Mike Darvill, and GM Krista Bousfield of the Penticton Canadian Wholesale Club present a check for $1028.30 to Soupateria President Roderick Strike (far right) and to long time Soupateria volunteer...

I know what it’s like to be hungry

Penticton soup kitchen volunteer gives back with his family Robert Rabello spent part of his Thanksgiving Sunday volunteering at Penticton’s Soupateria. Robert, who lives in Summerland, was aided by his wife and two sons. They all agreed there was no better way for...