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Archive for October 2016

Mamas For Mamas at Martin Ave

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is proud to be sharing space with Mamas For Mamas, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping mothers locally and across Canada. For some time, OBGC Program Coordinator Shasta Scott has been lending the Mamas...

Marshall Scott Family Fund Scholarship Winner

We are excited to celebrate the success of a former Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs member and volunteer! Kayli Breitkreutz has been awarded the Marshall Scott Family Fund Scholarship for her Heavy Duty Mechanics education at Okanagan College.

Kayli...

Bringing Families Together For a Meal

Taking a family of four out to a restaurant can be a great expense. Home-cooked family meals are important, but a change of scenery is always nice. It’s also nice to not have to wash dishes after eating! On October 6th, Okanagan Boys and Girls...

Jays Care for Kids with Rookie League!

81 kids and youth were able to learn baseball this summer thanks to the Jays Care Foundation’s Rookie League program. Our Martin Avenue and Rutland clubs trained staff to teach and involve young people in baseball.

Once a week this summer, kids...

Fresh Paint at Webber Road!

The exterior of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road has received a much-needed makeover! Well Built Construction painted Webber Road a gleaming white and red! Gone is the chipped blue paint of days past.

Owner Aaron Abrahamson and Project...

OBGC former staff Testimonial

I joined the Boys and Girls Clubs team in the summer of 2012 as a Youth Outreach Coordinator. My position was to organize, implement and facilitate a day camp, targeted towards disadvantaged middle-school children, with the hopes of providing them...

Big Donation from the hatch!

We are incredibly grateful to the hatch for giving proceeds from their anniversary celebration to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road. The event was a huge success, with kids and families enjoying a variety of activities and amazing local...

Browns Socialhouse Helps Starfish Program!

Browns Socialhouse Village Green is helping feed kids! The manager of the restaurant donated $3000 to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Vernon. The donation was directed to the Starfish Pack Program, a joint effort between Kalamalka Rotary and the...

The Great Canadian Bacon Chase a Success!

A rainy day ended in sunshine at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. On September 25th, Impact Events partnered with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs to raise money for charity with the annual Great Bacon Chase. BC Pork Association and Reid and...

Fidelity Investments helps Kids PowerUp!

Homework is more than just handing in a completed assignment and receiving a grade. It is an opportunity for youth to learn from their mistakes and improve their knowledge and study habits. However, poor grades can discourage youth in their...

Kids, Kodu, and GameTech

Want to give your kids an edge in our ever evolving world of technology? Check out Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs’ GameTech after-school program. Funded by Microsoft, GameTech teaches kids at our Martin Avenue Club about video game design. Canada’s...