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Archive for July 2016

Youth Working for Youth

Students right here in the Okanagan Valley are being given a chance to learn, grow, and earn an income through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

At the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, 13 young people are working with children and youth in our...

New Horizons for Youth in Kelowna

Many young people in our community are trying to navigate life's daily challenges and yesterday the support to do this was increased through the Civil Forfeiture Grant from the Province of BC.

$100,000 is being earmarked for the New Horizon's...

Canadian Tire Jumpstart – Get in the Game!

Children in our communities, particularly those from financially challenged families in Kelowna and Penticton, are in need of increased opportunities to participate in regular physical activity. By offering a variety of physical activity options...

Community Partner Highlight: Old Navy

For a young person with a seemingly blank resume, getting that first break into the job market can be a major challenge. Thanks to Old Navy in Kelowna, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs youth are being given a leg up through the summer work experience...

A Letter from a Parent: "Me Too"

To the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs,

I wanted to take a minute and share with you an interaction I had with one of your staff yesterday. So often, I'm sure you only hear the not so positive feedback and I felt compelled to send you this message...

Starfish Pack Program Supporting Families in North Okanagan

Can you imagine what it is like to go through a weekend without eating a nutritious meal and trying to go back to school Monday morning and learn?

According to First Call, BC’s Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, who produces a report card on the...

Amalgamated Transit Union #1722 Gives Back

The Amalgamated Transit Union #1722 has a long and proud history as part of the community in the Central Okanagan. They are the Bus drivers, Custom transport drivers (Handi-dart) maintenance team and clerical group that runs the transit system for...

Community Partner Highlight: Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.

At the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs we value the organizations and individuals who work with us to provide the resources to ensure we can offer our children, youth and families the best programs and services needed.

Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. is...

Sassy Shoes & XCHANGE Presents Summer in the City

Sassy Shoes Kelowna and Xchange Tapas Bar and Lounge partnered together to offer "Summer in the City" ..... an event to support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. Together they offered a fabulous evening of fashion and food on June 25th.

Guests...

2nd Annual Shredding Event a Great Success

The Westside Youth Centre would like to thank West Kelowna Community Policing, Okanagan Paper Shredding and RBC, for hosting a community shredding event to raise funds for the Westside Youth Centre.

Over 240 boxes of paper were shredded and over...