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Archive for January 2017

Gap CareerLaunch Supports Youth

Kelowna’s job market is growing more competitive every year. For youth, this can make finding a job difficult. Working at a young age is an important skill-building experience and it’s a requirement for almost every permanent position. Gap's...

Sarah and Alyssa Celebrate Nineteen

Best friends Sarah and Alyssa have attended Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Rutland since elementary school. Now that they are both celebrating their nineteenth birthdays, high school graduations, and the transition to young adulthood we say “...

Peachland Unplugs

If you live in or around Peachland, you should check out the many events the Okangan Boys and Girls Club is running for Unplug and Play week! Spend some screen free time at the Peachland Club and/or share the info with your kids and teens....

Swimming Lessons with WETS

This past fall, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue partnered with WETS (We Teach Swimming) to offer swimming lessons to our kids. Throughout the course of two seven week sessions, 15 children took to the pool for lessons; learning new...

#UnplugandPlay with the Rutland Club

#UnplugandPlay week is finally here! Today we are focusing on Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Rutland's plans for the week. They will be at the Kickoff Event on January 21st running face painting, music makers crafts, and a musical game. The Kickoff...

How Can you Connect Through Cooking?

How does English Second Language training and cooking class mix? Cooking enthusiast Barbara Rigg can tell you. Barbara was looking for a volunteer opportunity. Her friend Teresa Murray (our Central Area Director) suggested that Barbara start a...

TELUS Fibre for Good in Lake Country

“We give where we live.” This simple philosophy is one that TELUS embodies in its community investment strategy. In addition to TELUS Community Boards and TELUS’ national and regional partnerships, TELUS is starting the Fibre for Good Program.

The...

How Will Webber Road Unplug?

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road is running an exciting suite of events during Family Literacy Week! See below for info on the events. All of the events are located at 2829 Inverness Road in Westbank. Contact Cheyenne Brooks...

What do the Rockets and Raising the Roof have in Common?

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are proud to partner with Raising the Roof and the Kelowna Rockets to help end youth homelessness in our community. On Wednesday, February1st we will be selling toques, mittens, and socks at the Kelowna Rockets Games...

New Year, New Beginnings

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope everyone found some time to rest and relax over the holidays; and enjoy time with family and friends. We were happy to do that in our house, with all of our kids safely arriving home to spend time together as a...

Put Your Phone Down Showdown!

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Downtown Youth Centre is challenging teens to put away their phones for as long as they can! Put Your Phone Down Showdown will give youth the opportunity to have staff watch their phones while they enjoy screen-free...

British Columbia Integrated Youth Services Initiative

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is proud to be an advocate for youth mental health initiatives. When we heard about the BC Integrated Youth Services Initiative, we were thrilled to collaborate with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna...

Penticton Man Helps a Youth in Need

Jason Linton knows how difficult the holidays can be for young people living in tough circumstances. Jason lived in a variety of foster homes growing up. He remembers how lonely the holidays could be and how different his holiday experience was...

Unplug and Bingo

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue is inviting families to Unplug from the TV or computer and join Boys and Girls Clubs staff in a rousing game of bingo! Family Bingo will be taking place on January 27th at 5PM at the Martin Club. Place...

Unplug Yourself: Off Screen Time with the Community

Unplug and Play week is coming back to the Okanagan! Thanks to Interior Savings, Success by 6, and United Way, this important community event will run once again during Family Literacy Week (Jan 21-28).

The week will start with a kick-off...

Holiday Cheer Spreads Throughout Kelowna

Kendra McFarland loves to sing. In fact, she thinks singing might be contagious. This past holiday season, Kendra put her hypothesis to the test by organizing Caroling for a Cause.

Caroling for a Cause was a three-week caroling initiative that...