Published November 04, 2014 23:26
On November 13, 2014 the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Webber Road Community Centre will reveal a brand new, fully renovated kitchen at 2829 Inverness Rd, West Kelowna. This kitchen is part of the easyhome Ltd. “easybites” campaign.
easyhome has marked its 10th year as a proud supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) with a pledge to renovate 100 Boys and Girls Club kitchens in Canada over the next 10 years. Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs received a renovated kitchen and Whirlpool Canada has generously donated new appliances for the renovation.
Over 100 children and youth are served daily at the Webber Road Club and this new kitchen will allow the Club to continue to feed children breakfast before school, lunches and snacks as well as to help in the efforts to create a community kitchen and nutrition education programs. The Club helps young people learn how to make good food choices and develop healthy habits that will stay with them into adulthood.
“This new kitchen is going to make a big difference for our young people,” says Cathy Warner, Club Director. “It is a beautiful, inviting space where children and youth can gather for fresh, healthy food in a homey environment. We currently are offering educational cooking programs for parents of toddlers to teach how to make harvest soups and snacks promoting healthy eating and routines at meal time. In the evenings, we have a junior cooking program where children between the ages of 6 to 12 years learn how to make themselves a nutritious meal.”
“As a long-standing supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, we are excited to continue opening new easybites kitchens like the one in West Kelowna,” says David Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer, easyhome Ltd. “Our company and employees have raised over $1 million in support of a number of BGCC programs since becoming a national partner in 2004. We believe in the great programs that Boys and Girls Clubs provide to thousands of children, youth and families across Canada.”
About Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is a leading provider of programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development for over 7,300 young people and families each year throughout the Okanagan valley. Each centre creates a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Our programs focus on an individual’s strengths and capabilities, and all programs embrace the principles of equality and inclusion. We help young people grow healthy, happy and safely from birth to adulthood, and are a resource and support for parents throughout their family’s involvement with us.
About easyhome Ltd.
easyhome Ltd. is the Canadian leader in providing goods and financial services to the cash and credit constrained consumer. easyhome Ltd. serves its customers through two key operating divisions, easyhome Leasing and easyfinancial. easyhome Leasing is Canada's largest merchandise leasing Company, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. easyfinancial is a leading provider of consumer loans as an alternative to traditional banks and payday lenders.