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What To Do When Isolated?

What To Do When Isolated?

In times like this we need to stay calm, comfort those around us, and practice compassion. Take a look below for things to do with the family during isolation, mental wellness resources, and educational tips about limiting the spread of COVID-19. Things to do While [...]

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Updates on COVID-19

Updates on COVID-19

Oct. 4 , 2021, As we continue to provide services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, BGC Okanagan does so with the safety of our Club families, staff and communities as the top priority. We ask you to please review, and speak with your child about, the updated [...]

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Community Kitchen – February 20th

Community Kitchen – February 20th

French Onion Soup 1 baguette – 1cm thick – about 10 slices 1/4 cup butter 3 pounds of onions – sliced thinly 1/4 tsp. baking soda 3 garlic cloves – minced 6 cups beef stock 1 tbsp. dried thyme 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1-2 tsp. salt 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. [...]

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Community Kitchen – February 6th

Community Kitchen – February 6th

Mexican Coleslaw 2 carrots – grated1/4 of a head cabbage – sliced thinly1 pepper sliced1/2 red onion – finely sliced1 cup cilantro – chopped1/2 cup feta – crumbled Dressing 1/4 cup oil1/4 cup lime juice1 tbsp of sugar1 garlic clove [...]

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Climb for a Cause

Climb for a Cause

In 2019 one of our wonderful staff members by the name of Victoria Schermel started a fundraiser for Journey Home and the Upstream Project which brought it over $8,000 for the program! The only catch was, this wasn’t your average fundraiser. Along with a group [...]

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The Upstream Project Comes to the Okanagan

The Upstream Project Comes to the Okanagan

In collaboration with A Way Home , Journey Home , Raising the Roof , Arc Programs , The Bridge Youth & Family Services , and Foundry we are proud to introduce The Upstream Project. This collaborative project is overseen by Raising the Roof, A Way Home Canada, and [...]

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Local Trainer Gives Back

Local Trainer Gives Back

Meet Lindsay Hepner , a local certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and fitness nutrionist. This past Giving Tuesday, she held her annual Sip and Sweat event at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan. [...]

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Holiday Giving Spotlight

Holiday Giving Spotlight

Spreading the Holiday Cheer We are just under three weeks into our annual Gift-of-Giving campaign and for those of you who aren’t familiar it is a time to give back during the holiday season and see the impact that your donation makes. We would like to take the [...]

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Lake Country firefighters donate to local charities

Lake Country firefighters donate to local charities

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the Lake Country Fire Department (LCFD) for their generous contribution! Read more about what the LCFD is up to and how they are making a positive impact in their surrounding community. The holiday season can be a tough time [...]

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Community Kitchen – December 5th

Community Kitchen – December 5th

Creamy Tortellini & Spinach Soup 1 onion – diced3-4 garlic cloves – minced1 Tsp. basil1 Tsp. oregano1 Tsp. salt1 large can tomatoes4 cups of vegetable or chicken stock1 Tbsp. Worcestershire1/2 package frozen chopped spinach (150 grams)1/2 package of [...]

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