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Raymond James At-A-Glance

Raymond James at a Glance

Raymond James Kelowna IAS Branch

The Kelowna IAS Branch of Raymond James is a dedicated group of more than 20 professionals focused on each and every client and their financial well-being. A premier independent investment firm in the Okanagan, we provide clients with trusted advice, superior service and transparent communication. Dedicated to our community, we support the culture and people that make us proud to call the Okanagan our home.

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On August 27, 2016, seven riders representing Team Raymond James set out on a two-day, 260-km charity bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle for Ride to Conquer Cancer 2016. This marks the sixth year of participation for the team.  As of August 30, they've successfully fundraised a whopping $50,723 (and counting), which brings their running team total to more than $350,000 since their first year of participation in 2011.  Congratulations to the riders for another successful campaign!

2016 Team Raymond James Riders:

  • James Schikkerling, Portfolio Manager, Vancouver (Team Captain)
  • Jay Dowhaniuk, Financial Advisor, Kelowna
  • Bruce Krutow, Vice President, Compliance
  • Brendan Willis, Branch Manager, Kelowna
  • Craig White, Financial Advisor, Kelowna
  • Garth Dupre, guest
  • Colin Willis, guest
Ride To Cure Cancer Group Photo

Jay Dowhaniuk, Garth Dupre, Brendan Willis, Bruce Krutow, Craig White, James Schikkerling & Colin Willis

Huge credit goes to Jay Dowhaniuk for his monster effort in raising more than $20,000 and achieving "Ambassador" status. Jay lost his business partner and family friend Paul Johnson to pancreatic cancer in early 2016, so this Ride to Conquer Cancer carried extra weight for him.  This video by Global News tells Jay's fundraising story.

"This year's Ride to Conquer Cancer was truly amazing for me on a number of levels," said Jay. "I'm doing everything that I can to support the BC Cancer Foundation in the fight against cancer so that one day cancer will be a thing of the past, and showing my support for those who have been affected by cancer. Together, Team Raymond James can make a difference!"

A special thanks also goes to the Raymond James Canada Foundation for its funding support. 

Raymond James Finalist for OAA

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) supports and strengthens the arts throughout the Central Okanagan by championing artistic excellence, accessibility, communication, awareness, and mutual support of the arts within the broader community. The Okanagan Arts Awards were created in 2007 by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan to celebrate artistic and creative excellence and achievement of artists, in all disciplines, in our region. By publicly acknowledging the work of these individuals and organizations, the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan places excellence in artistic practice, in all its forms, front and center as an integral part of our vibrant community (

The 9th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards will take place on the evening of May 28th at the Habitat, in downtown Kelowna.

2016 Raymond James Father’s Day walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

After the overwhelming success from the 2015 Father’s Day Walk/Run event, we are proud to announce that Raymond James Ltd. is once again stepping forward as the lead sponsor of the 2016 Father’s Day Walk/Run in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC. This one-day event, held on Sunday, June 19th, is aimed at raising much needed funds to support prostate cancer research and individuals and families living with prostate cancer. The event will be taking place at locations all over the province. The Kelowna event takes place at Mission Creek Regional Park and Greenway near the Environmental Education Centre at 2363 Springfield Road. Join us for a 5k walk or run along the beautiful greenway. After the event enjoy a free pancake breakfast, music, prizes and lots of fun! Prizes for the top fundraiser, top fundraising team, and largest team!

We will be kick-starting our team volunteering over the next couple of months, so stay tuned for more news on how to get involved and volunteer opportunities!

Please visit  and the Raymond James Prostate Cancer Foundation BC Sponsorship site for more information.