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Archive for September 2016

Starfish Pack Program Expands in Vernon

With the start of a new school year, the Starfish Pack Program will be launching an expanded program for its first full year of operation in Vernon. This program addresses food insecurity and hunger by providing a weekend knapsack of two...

Fantastic Summer 2016 in Kelowna - A Special Thanks!

Summer was busy and full of fun for the children at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs -Martin Avenue in Kelowna. With both full day summer camps and recreation programs offered, there were lots of activities to choose from.

It is with many thanks...

Be a MVP for OBGC

Tomorrow, September 29th, MVP Modern Barbers Kelowna will be donating $10 from every Hall of Fame Haircut to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. We are grateful to Alex Miller and the MVP team for supporting our organization.

Proceeds will help us...

Happy hatchiversary!

Okanagan wineries have a variety of interesting stories to share. the hatch has a story that is particularly resonant to our organization. Years ago, a teen named Paul had a moment of recklessness and sped into a vineyard. Fortunately, Paul was...

What is Success By 6?

Success By 6 is a partnership between United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (who represent the BC government). Success By 6 creates family friendly communities and programs that contribute to the...

Family Fun at Our Lake Country Club

DJ Haymaker is back at Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs! Support Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Lake Country at their annual fundraiser. There will be a family dance party and a silent auction. Tickets are only ten dollars and they include food!

The...

3 Ways Peachland Teens can Get Active with OBGC

Taking care of the body is just as important as taking care of the mind. Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Peachland is teaching youth how to care for both mind and body with their 2016 Healthy Teens programs. The first of three programs will kick off...

NoFrills®: A Generous New Donor

Oliver residents have a new, affordable place to shop. On September 9th, Loblaws opened Kevin’s NoFrills grocery store in Oliver. The grand opening included charitable donations to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Oliver and the Oliver Food Bank....

Home Depot Creates Safe Places to Belong

You know a donor has done a lot when it’s hard to keep track of their donations. The Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Vernon Home Depots have donated over $125 000 to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. These donations are largely in-kind, directly affecting...

Invasion Championship Wrestling: A Knockout Fundraiser

A high-energy event is coming to the Vernon Rec Centre on October 1st. The highly successful Invasion Wrestling Championship is returning for Wrestleville 2016, a night that promises to be fun for wrestling fans.

Invasion Wrestling and its...

Share a Meal and Give Back with Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet is giving back to the community. Until October 23rd, customers can purchase a Kid’s Coop Card complete with five free kid’s meals. Five dollars from every card sold will help Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and our National Program. It...

Giving Day at the Hudson’s Bay for Summer Brain Gain!

Save money and donate to charity at Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and Home Outfitters! On September 16th, customers can purchase a $5.00 ticket for a discount on almost all purchases. Seventy percent of the proceeds will aid Boys and Girls Clubs of...

The Great Canadian Bacon Chase is On

The Great Canadian Bacon Chase is back!

Gcbc Letter Size Poster FinalThis 5km Scurry or a .05km Saunter is going to be so much fun and net proceeds from our event will support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. The starting pen will be located at the Parkinson Recreation and...