June 2018 – The community pulled together again this year at the annual United Way Bus Pull on Saturday, May 28 as teams and sponsors raised over $14,000 for kids, families and seniors in our community. Nine teams pulled a 40′ BC Transit bus 60 feet in time trials competing for the coveted United Way Community Cup. In the finals,  GoodLife Fitness edged out Farris by seconds.

Top achievements and trophies went to:

Top individual Fundraiser – Connor Runnalls | November Project team


Top Fundraising team  – RBC and Playtime Casino


Best Team Spirit – November Project

Most Enthusiasm (yes, dead last) – GenNext Kelowna



Honourable mention to the rest of the teams:

BDO Canada LLP – Kelowna – Capital Gainz


Farris, Vaughn, Wills, Murphy LLP


Hospital Employees Union – Blue Crew

United Way Possibility Posse


Thanks to all the teams for your fundraising efforts, participation and energy!

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This year’s event was held in the parking lot of Prospera Place and was hosted by media sponsor K96.3. Thank you to K-morning’s David and Tony who emcee’d the event!

Media Partners:


Thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donations and partners for supporting this year’s event:



Media Sponsors – click to see media coverage:





City of Kelowna Park and Play – Kids Zone!
Kelly O’s
Pinki’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Telus – WIFI

In-kind prizes, contributions and suppliers:

Delta Grand Okanagan
Kelly O’s
Kelowna Actors Studio
Playtime Casino
Smile Cycle Tours
Winn Rentals

Last but not least, a huge thank you to volunteers and staff for coming out on a Saturday and helping us make this event a huge success!