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Archive for March 2017

Kids Leave Foot Prints at Hoof Prints

This spring break, Club Members from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue had the chance to bond with some friendly farm animals at Hoof Prints Barnyard. Hoof Prints has animals like goats, sheep, pigs, and ponies. The barnyard also has a...

Glitz n’ Glam Party Supply Makes Pink Shirt Day Pretty

For the past three years, Brittaney of Glitz n’ Glam Party Supply has been decorating our Pink Shirt Day Breakfast by donating hours and products. We are incredibly grateful for Brittaney’s hard work, creativity, and reliability. Pink Shirt Day...

Hop Aboard the Pendozi in West Kelowna

On April 8th and 9th, nine local artists will be featuring their works at the “Aboard the Pendozi Fine Art Exhibition” located at the West Kelowna Yacht Club. The exhibition coincides with the West Kelowna Yacht Club’s open house BBQ. A percentage...

Kal Tire Head Office Bakes up $1655 for Pink Shirt Day

"I just wanted to express how great the Vernon K1 summer program was this year. My daughter absolutely loved going every day. She looked forward to the wide variety of activities, and outings. I felt safe leaving her there for the summer program,...

Spring Youth Conditioning in Peachland

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Peachland is partnering with fitness instructor Carla Miller to offer Spring Youth Conditioning classes from April 6 to May 11th. Spring Youth Conditioning is a great opportunity for youth to ease into a fitness...

JOEY Kelowna Shows They Care

This year, JOEY Restaurants partnered with us for Cup of Care. Cup of Care is JOEY Restaurant's long standing philanthropy program. On March 23, 2017 the JOEY team delivered fresh pot pies to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue. Additional...

Lake Country Mini Chefs and Kid Food Nation

Did you know that we have a Mini Chef program in Lake Country? Did you know that Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and some generous partners have created a whole website devoted to kid-friendly recipes and cooking lessons? Well, now you do! 

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Parent Workshop: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue and Webber Road will be hosting parenting workshops on dealing with stress and anxiety in children and youth. Martin Avenue's workshop will take place on Monday March 27 at 5:30PM. The Webber Road...

Raising Women

Somewhere between International Women’s Day and March Madness, I’ve been thinking about the women who are part of our staff team and the girls who are members in our Clubs. At Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, about 80% of our employees are women....

Emergency Foster Parents Needed

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The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, in conjunction with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, is searching for loving families to become emergency foster parents in the Okanagan. Foster...

Volunteer Spotlight: GAP Inc., WestJet, and Kal Tire

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs has been lucky to have dedicated volunteers from partner organizations. We want to feature the variety of ways in which these volunteers help!

GAP and Old Navy Kelowna have been volunteering with Okanagan Boys and...

A Look Back At Pink Shirt Day

We are excited to announce that we have raised over $10 000 for the Kindness movement at our 3rd Annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast Presented by TELUS. 242 guests came out to support the February 22nd event.

In addition to funds from guests, event...

Canada 150 In Peachland

This year marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the Peachland Boys and Girls Club is excited to be a part of a community activity to celebrate the momentous event! BEEPS (Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society) in partnership with the...

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On!

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is thrilled to be a part of an exciting event on May 6th and 7th! Play On, the popular street hockey tournament, is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs to raise money for youth in the Okanagan! $500 from every team...

Club Members Make it to Knox Summit

On February 28th, 2017, Club Members from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue After School Program went on an adventure up Knox Mountain. The brief warm spell during that week made for perfect hiking weather (we’re sad it didn’t last...

Bikes for Kids in Penticton

Many people likely have memories of their first bike ride and that feeling of trepidation as they first gripped the handles. Of course, after a few falls (or many falls), riding a bike becomes second nature.

Bikes4kidsBiking is a healthy activity that...

Pink Shirt Day Peachland Trip

To honor the message of Pink Shirt Day, Webber Road Staff Member Victoria Schermel wanted to do something special with her After School Program. She teamed up with Peachland After School Worker, Nichole Tutt, to do a gift exchange of kindness...

Connect Through Fitness with Body Connection

Jessica Levy had several fitness certifications when she became pregnant. She wanted to stay connected with the fitness world during this time, but found that Kelowna’s fitness scene didn’t have many options for mothers. That’s when Jessica...

Professional Development with the Toronto Blue Jays

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Staff members Mary and Eric had an amazing experience at the beginning of February. From February 10th to 12th, Mary and Eric travelled to Toronto for the Blue Jays Academy National Coaches Clinic. All costs for the...

WestJet Cares for Kids

WestJet Cares for Kids has been helping Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs a lot over the past few years. Today we are reminiscing on the amazing work we have been able to do because of WestJet’s generosity.

This past summer, WestJet Cares For Kids...

Pink Pancake Breakfast

On February 18th, 2017, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue held their annual Pink Pancake Breakfast in celebration of Pink Shirt Day. Over 60 families attended the breakfast.

Families spent the morning catching up with each other and...