Entries by Brad


Good Lemonade Day

June 8th is Good Lemonade Day – a one-day, province-wide fundraiser that aims to generate funds for JoeAnna’s House through lemonade stands.


Winter Wonderland

Join us at JoeAnna’s House on December 17, for a heartwarming day of fun festivities in support of keeping families together.

Rained Out

Well, not really. But the much-loved Homebase Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament & Celebrity All-Star Game must be postponed for 2021.  While there is good news on the horizon for our community as gathering restrictions loosen, our annual event at the end of June is still not possible. Your favourite, celebrity NHL hosts, Josh Gorges and Blake […]

56,656 Wishes Came True

Generous Donation Received from the Wish Come True Society KELOWNA, B.C. – June 14, 2021.  The Wish Come True Society generously supports families staying at JoeAnna’s House with a donation of $56,656. Since 2012 the organization has worked towards building a pediatric respite/hospice house in Kelowna to help local families with acutely sick children save […]


151 Reasons

151 Reasons and Counting to be Grateful It was December 30, 2020. The holidays were drawing near. George prepared a care package of cookies and headed out, hoping to catch the local garbage man as he made his weekly route in their hometown of Creston, B.C. His wife, Jean, was in the kitchen preparing for the […]

The Camerons got Better Together

Imagine – both of your beloved parents experience life-threatening and unrelated medical situations, within moments of one another. This is the story of the Cameron family and how fate brought them all together at JoeAnna’s House. On October 31, 2020 in Revelstoke BC, 46 year old Roberta Cameron was at home with her parents watching […]

Lincoln’s Story

Lincoln ‘Little Fighter’ Santano – Mom Natalie’s Journey To Find JoeAnna’s House It was December, 26, 2019, Boxing Day, when Lincoln ‘Little Fighter’ Santano made an unexpected, early entry into the world at Kelowna General Hospital. He was a long way from home. His mother, Natalie, had been experiencing premature labour and was quickly air-ambulanced […]

A Very Special Gift – Cindy’s Story

Full Circle For Rotarian   As the lead referral hospital for patients from across BC’s southern interior, guests of JoeAnna’s House are primarily from outside the central Okanagan. Which is why the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm – Daybreak chose to give $20,000 to support the build and opening of JoeAnna’s House. Many of the […]