Agency News

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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Nov 15

BGC Okanagan celebrates new Lake Country facility

Lake Country is now home to an innovative Multi-generational Activity Centre (MAC) facility providing a place for activities and groups, building on the offerings of the Winfield recreation complex, and ensuring families in Lake Country have the supports they need. The siting of the new MAC allows for inter-generational programming between youth and seniors. The...
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Aug 16

BGC Okanagan 2020-2021 Annual General Meeting

BGC Okanagan (Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs) announce our 2020-2021 Annual General Meeting, which will be held on September 16, 2021. ***NEW*** We hoped to be able to continue with our plans for an in-person AGM this year, but for the safety of all of our staff, Society/Board Members and guests, we have decided to...
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Jun 15

BGC Okanagan Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Statement

BGC Okanagan commits to supporting Indigenous children, youth, and families in the communities we serve. We call for an end to the systemic inequities faced by Indigenous communities. We stand for Truth and Reconciliation and we commit to creating equitable spaces for Indigenous staff, partners, and community members. BGC Okanagan is doing this through several...
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May 28

BGC Okanagan announces new, inclusive branding

(May 28, 2021) - It’s official. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan has become BGC Okanagan. Not to be trendy. Not because it’s shorter or catchier. But because we open our doors to all children, youth and families and we believe our name should reflect that. Removing gender from our name echoes the...
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May 27

Staff recognized with BGC Okanagan Awards

Due to the pandemic restrictions, the BGC Okanagan staff recognition celebration could not be held this year. As a way of honouring this year’s recipients, BGC Okanagan has produced a series of videos highlighting their accomplishments and show our appreciation for our staff. Congratulations to winners of the 2021 BGC Okanagan Awards:
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