Agency News

Sep 08

Vernon celebrates addition of two new child care facilities

[caption id="attachment_10164" align="alignnone" width="584"] Photo above (L-R): Jeremy Welder, CEO, BGC Okanagan, Marlon Chow, Harwinder Sandhu, MLA, Vernon-Monashee, Emerson Beerstra, and Victor Cumming, Mayor, City of Vernon, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for one of Vernon’s new child care facilities on September 7, 2022.[/caption]   The Province of British Columbia, City of Vernon, and...
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Aug 22

BGC Okanagan 2021-2022 Annual General Meeting

BGC Okanagan is inviting the general public to the 2021-2021 Annual General Meeting, which will be held on September 22, 2022. The AGM will take place at 6 pm at the Lake Country Club, located at 9870 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Appetizers will be available at 5:30 pm followed directly by the AGM at 6...
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Aug 08

Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Tour returns to the Okanagan

Interior Savings and BGC Okanagan are excited to announce the Moonlight Movie Tour will be landing in the Okanagan from Aug. 15-18 and you’re invited. Bring the family to enjoy a movie on a giant inflatable screen under the stars! Movie Locations: Penticton: Aug. 15, Hotel Transylvania - Summer Vacation, Okanagan Lake Park West Kelowna:...
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Jul 26

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits BGC Okanagan Club

It was ranked by one BGC Okanagan participant as a “100 out of 100” day when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped by to spend time with children at the Lake Country Club on July 18. “I met the Prime Minister at BGC Okanagan. It was really cool because you don’t see him every day …...
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Jun 03

Collaborations aim to develop more Early Childhood Educators

(June 3, 2022) - As local child care operators work to increase the number of child care spaces available, the struggle to find qualified Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) continues to pose challenges for the industry. To help address this issue the YMCA of Okanagan is teaming up with like-minded organizations such as BGC Okanagan, Clubhouse...
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Apr 25

Two BGC Okanagan Clubs Chosen for $10 A Day Child Care

(April 26, 2022) - A single mother of a child enrolled in a BGC Okanagan Club said she was brought to tears of joy when she learned that the Rutland and West Kelowna Clubs were selected as $10 a Day Child Care facilities by the Government of BC Families at both of those Clubs will...
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Jan 27

Challenge bullying and celebrate diversity on Pink Shirt Day

BGC Okanagan wants the upcoming Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 23 to not only be a way to challenge bullying, but also an opportunity to celebrate diversity. “BGC Okanagan has been leading the kindness movement in the Okanagan for 13 years. We know that it is imperative to help our kids and the community learn...
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Jan 12

Omicron wave could potentially disrupt programming

Dear Club members, As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb due to the Omicron variant, we are preparing for some potentially difficult months ahead. Based on information from the Provincial Health Officer, there has been an increase in cases and throughout the province we have seen the subsequent repercussions on businesses and services....
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Jan 05

Upstream Kelowna recognized with Youth Homelessness Prevention Award

Upstream Kelowna was selected as the winner of the inaugural Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Prevention Awards in the program initiatives category. The Awards are sponsored by Canada Life and co-led by A Way Home Canada and the Canadian Observatory of Homelessness. In late 2021, they presented two awards - one in the collaboration category...
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