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Archive for May 2017

Employee Testimonial: Events Assistant

13690782 1066701356717932 8388632038134545811 N“My job with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs has become so much more than a job for me… I have become immersed in an organization whose contribution to the community is vast and whose work I am passionate about. Being in the administration for...

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Youth Get Loud

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s National Youth Forum, “Get Loud,” took place from May 10-14 at the University of Ottawa. The Forum included key note speakers, workshops, and performances. The Forum even made it on Maclean’s. Club Members from...

Peachland Staff Member Wins Civic Award

We are pleased to announce that our Peachland Centre Director, Patricia Barrows, received the Councilors Award of Merit at the District of Peachland Civic Awards. Patricia was selected for making a significant contribution to the Peachland...

Community Matters at Tolko

Tolko Industries works to actively improve social conditions in communities across the Okanagan. We spoke to Tolko Communications Coordinator Maritza about how and why Tolko chooses to invest in the community. The answer goes all the way back to...

Summer Adventures with Elevation Outdoors

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is excited to be working with Elevation Outdoors once again to offer amazing outdoor day camp experiences. Intro to Adventure summer camps teach kids outdoor activities and safety. This year, camps will feature...

Peter’s YIG Warms People’s Hearts

“I cannot thank my customers enough for the amazing support they have shown our store." – Peter Boyd

17991152 498370023887687 1059753771087452038 NWhen Peter Boyd had the chance to purchase an Independent Grocer’s Store, he quickly took it. For Peter, the store was a chance to support local...

“Seniors and Kids Should Be in the Same Space”

Since 1995, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) has been sharing space with the Society for Learning in Retirement (SLR) at the Martin Avenue Centre. Initially, the space was adequate for both organizations. Organizational growth over the years...

Hockey Tournament Celebrates Dedicated Staff Member

On April 29, 2017, Club Members from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue joined Club Members at the Rutland Club for the 23rd Annual Ken Olson Floor Hockey Tournament. The tournament is named after Ken Olson, a former OBGC staff member who...

Penticton Youth EXCEL at Cooking

In partnership with Penticton EXCEL, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Penticton is running cooking classes for youth with autism. The classes are a part of a new cooking program run out of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Penticton.

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Cook it. Try it. Like it!

“Cook it. Try it. Like it!” is a five week after school program designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing students with hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods. During each lesson Club Members at Martin Avenue will be...

Gateway GIVES Back

Did you know that Lake City Casino in Kelowna is a part of a charitable foundation? Gateway GIVES brings casinos from across the province together for a good cause. Unclaimed casino money and other donations are used to support charities locally...