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Archive for November 2016

Why is Giving Great? Feat. Diane!

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We asked our CEO Diane Entwistle about the importance of Giving for our November Newsletter! Read her thoughts below:

I remember those glorious days when the Sears Christmas Wishbook arrived in the mail. My sisters, brother, and I would  ...

Learn to Shred with Elevation Outdoors

                  Crystal Pic

Shred verb

1. to snowboard down a mountain with the wind in your hair

Elevation Outdoors is “stoked” to teach teens snowboarding this winter! There will be two programs for youth...

One Great Way Valley First is Giving Back

This past fall, Valley First sent volunteers to Penticton for Make a Difference Days. These volunteers took care of some much needed gardening and landscaping at our Penticton Club.

Volunteers weeded and then helped harvest squash, potatoes, and...

Learning Literacy: How Webber Road is Helping

After a delicious spaghetti dinner at the Webber Road Community Center, West Kelowna families had a chance to learn together at the biannual Language and Literacy Evening. “We always look forward to seeing friends and staff,” says a regular...

National Homelessness Survey Results

News about the National Youth Homelessness Survey is spreading and many people are shocked at the results. Youth make up twenty percent of Canada’s homeless population. Approximately forty percent of survey participants were younger than sixteen...

Watch Elf in West Kelowna

Investors Group is supporting Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road during the Holiday season with a movie night at Encore Theatre. Admission can consist of a cash, food, or toy donation to OBGC! This year, Elf is the movie of choice.

Elf...

NEW Naramata Drop-In Rec Programs

Naramata is a small community known for its spectacular views and award-winning wineries. Like many beautiful places, however, Naramata is relatively isolated from the nearby city of Penticton. Isolated areas can make it hard for young people to...

Best Buy Supports Club Member’s Big Dreams

Jordan Stocker is a sixteen year old Immaculata High School student. For the past three years, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA, which is one of many accomplishments that made him eligible for the Grade 10 Best Buy/Boys and Girls Clubs Scholarship. “I...

Witness Restorative Justice in Action this November

Restorative Justice Week is taking place from November 21-25. Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is proud to run a Youth Restorative Justice Program at our Downtown Youth Centre. We believe that young people deserve the chance to learn from their...

Get your coat on with Gap!

Gap is helping Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs again! After the success of the Backpack Campaign in August, Gap is moving on to winter coats!

From November 8 to 17, support Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and get 10% off your purchase when you donate...

Fest of Ale Society Gives $3000 for Families

The Fest of Ale Society is supporting Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Penticton! Their $3000 donation will fund the Family Outreach and Community Kitchen programs at the Club.

Family Outreach provides support and assistance for parents and...

Holistic Nutrition for Youth at Risk

For Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs staff member Renée Altman, nutrition is more than maintaining a healthy diet. Altman, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, believes that mental and physical wellbeing are just as important for healthy living as...

Support a Family in Need this Christmas

Your chance to “Make a Difference” for a Family in the Okanagan is here!

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs’ “Adopt-A-Family at Christmas” program matches families and young people with businesses, organizations, schools, service groups, and...

Team Depot Day 2016

You may remember our September article on Home Depot’s substantial renovations of our Youth Centres. In true Home Depot fashion, the staff at the Kelowna Home Depot have helped out once again, this time with a Team Depot Day project at the...

Young People Helping Young People

From October 12-16th, grade 12 students from Aberdeen Hall volunteered at Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Rutland and Lake Country for a Community Outreach Day. These keen students were incredibly excited to help us out!

Students partnered up with...