Agency News

May 17

BGC Okanagan 2024 staff recognition awards

BGC Okanagan recently celebrated the talented, dedicated staff members and showed appreciation for those who have been with the organization for a number of years at the seventh annual BGC Okanagan Recognition Awards. Among the highlights was the recognition of Ella Wagner, who has worked with BGC Okanagan for 43 years. She started working with...
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May 10

Celebrating BGC Okanagan staff for Child Care Month

May is Child Care Month and May 10 is Child Care Professionals Day, we celebrate and extend our deepest gratitude to the remarkable BGC Okanagan Child Care team for their outstanding commitment to children and families throughout the Okanagan Valley. Our BGCO Child Care professionals exemplify dedication, bringing not only specialized education and skills but also...
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Young child laying on the floor playing with bricks. Toys such as this can be loaned out by the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) services in Vernon and surrounding area.Apr 11

BGC Okanagan continues Child Care Resource and Referral services

BGC Okanagan is excited to announce that after undergoing a thorough review process, the organization has been granted approval to continue their Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) services in Vernon and surrounding area. “This marks a significant milestone in our commitment to serving the North Okanagan community,” said Becky Kirkham, BGC Okanagan, Director of...
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Hockey players skate by their bench giving high-five's at the Hockey Helps the Homeless event held in Ottawa. The charity tournament will be hosted in Kelowna with funds going to BGC Okanagan programs that aim to prevent youth homelessness.Mar 28

Combatting youth homelessness through hockey

On April 5th, 2024, hockey pros and community heroes will take the ice at MNP Place with the common goal of ending homelessness. The net proceeds from the one-day Hockey Helps the Homeless charity tournament, presented by Peacock Sheridan Group and Value Partners Investments, will support youth through BGC Okanagan’s Shelter Diversion and Upstream Kelowna...
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BGC regional Youth of the Year Mehak Parihar standing with BGC Okanagan CEO and staff at a celebration party in her honour.Feb 25

BGC Okanagan Club member named regional Youth of the Year

https://youtu.be/4g8B3qM48yQ?si=ZSxtXvejBkLuSVOQ As a shining example of youth leadership and community impact, BGC Canada, in partnership with Hyundai Canada, is thrilled to announced Mehak Parihar, of Kelowna, as the regional Youth of the Year. Parihar was one of seven regional winners from Clubs nationwide, honoured for her exceptional leadership, dedication to service and remarkable achievements within her...
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Dec 31

Empowering Futures: Your impact on BGC Okanagan in 2023

https://youtu.be/3wJX6AL8Wzw?si=wxL6F8R4dHmN1mbP With immense pride and gratitude, we reflect on the extraordinary journey of transforming the lives of young people in our community. BGC Okanagan Clubs have become beacons of positive influence, shaping the future of the children, youth and families who walk through our doors. Providing young people with life skills The statistics speak volumes...
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Aug 23

BGC Okanagan 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting

BGC Okanagan is inviting the general public to the 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting, which will be held on September 21, 2023. The AGM will take place at 6 pm at our new location in the North Okanagan, the 35th Ave. Club - located at 3305 35 Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Appetizers will be available at 5:30...
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Aug 18

2023 Okanagan wildfires impact on BGC Okanagan Clubs

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2023 All services have returned to normal operations. ----------------------------------------------- Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 After carefully assessing the wildfire situation in West Kelowna and the evacuation alert to the Glenrosa area (McDougall Creek fire), BGC Okanagan is temporarily suspending operations at the Webber Club. All current Webber Club families are offered services at...
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Aug 16

Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids smashes fundraising goal

A total of $150,000 was raised to help BGC Okanagan create strong futures for children, youth and families at the Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids events. “As the fun that was had at the Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids events fades away, what remains is the resounding impact of a community coming together to support children and...
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