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Archive for April 2017

Raising Men

Did you know that if you go back in our 100 year history as Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, you will find that we started as an exclusive club designed for boys? These early Clubs were started by men who saw a need for a positive place for boys to...

Volunteer Spotlight: Sylvia West

Sylvia started volunteering at Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Penticton in 2000. She began coming with her daughter Janet who was pregnant at the time and was participating in the Positively Pregnant program.

Shortly after the birth of her...

Volunteer Spotlight: Morgan

Two years ago Morgan began her journey as a youth volunteer for the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Peachland Daycamp and After School Program. Having attended the After School program at Webber Road as a young child herself, Morgan has a great...

How Can You Protect Yourself from Fraud?

On Saturday April 29th, Kelowna Community Policing, Okanagan Paper Shredding, and RBC will be teaming up for a community shredding event that will teach fraud awareness and support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Westside Youth Centre. The...

Summer in the City with Sassy Shoes

Sassy Shoes is a boutique store that features European footwear and clothing. This summer, they are hosting a charitable event with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and The Xchange. Summer in the City at the Xchange is an event you won’t want to...

Get Super at the Central Okanagan McHappy Day

On Wednesday, May 3rd, Central Okanagan McDonalds locations from Lake Country to West Kelowna will be celebrating McHappy Day. Proceeds support Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and The Ronald McDonald House. The theme for this year's Central McHappy...

Outdoor Learning at OBGC Penticton

Thirty-one Penticton Club members spent a large part of their spring break outdoors! At the beginning of spring break, Club Members hiked and had lunch at Naramata Falls. Later on they hiked Giants Head in Summerland and the KVR Trail in Okanagan...

Jr. Cooking at Webber Road

For about one year now, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road has offered the Jr. Cooking Class for Club Members who are 6-12 years old. The Jr Cooking Class occurs on Mondays from 4:30-6pm as well as Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm for the months of...

Invasion Wrestling Returns to Kelowna and Vernon

A high-energy event is coming to the Rutland Centennial Hall on April 21st and to the Vernon Rec Centre on April 22nd. The highly successful Invasion Wrestling Championship is returning for shows that promise to be fun for wrestling fans.

Invasion...

Making Hula Hoops with Youth

Physical activity is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. For youth, engagement in physical activities can be hindered by many factors. Often youth walk, bike, or skateboard as a means of transportation. These eco-friendly, active forms of...