Agency News

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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May 17

BGC Okanagan celebrates Child Care Appreciation Day

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan is asking communities to take pause on Child Care Appreciation Day (May 21) to recognize the essential services that child care providers have given to make a difference in children’s lives. “We want to acknowledge the outstanding work and support our staff have given to Okanagan families....
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Feb 02

Pink Shirt Day Breakfast in a Box Campaign launch

It’s been a year of shifting to new ways to do things for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan, and also a time to remind everyone that showing compassion and being kind is more important than ever. It is why the annual Pink Shirt Day in-person event, traditionally held in Kelowna, will continue...
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Aug 20

Diane Entwistle Retiring from BGCO – Jeremy Welder To Lead As New CEO

The Board of Directors of Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs would like to announce that after 31 years, Diane Entwistle is retiring at the beginning of October as CEO. [caption id="attachment_7254" align="alignleft" width="246"] Diane Entwistle[/caption] Diane has dedicated her entire career to the Social Services Sector. As a young person, she spent her   teen...
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Jun 10

Participate in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

We Need Your Help!During the month of June, we are participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! This challenge encourages donors to make a contribution to their charity of choice and with that donation comes an entry into the grand prize draw of $20,000 for the winning charity. What Is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge?The Great...
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