West Kelowna

BGC Okanagan – West Kelowna

Webber Road Inquiries
Phone: 250.768.3049
Email: webber@bgco.ca

Westside Youth Centre Inquiries
Phone: 250.768.9139
Email: wyc@bgco.ca

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BGC Webber Road
BGC Okanagan Youth

Ages 0-5 Programs

Daycare

We believe in the importance of the whole child and create a space where children aged 3-5 years feel safe and secure. We strive to help each child reach their full potential by giving many opportunities to explore, discover, PLAY and experience meaningful activities and events in a rich, nurturing, and high quality Early Learning environment.

Daycare & Location Details

Daycare

We view all children as individuals who bring their own unique ideas, learning styles, and are competent, capable and curious.

We support all aspects of a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative development and we strive for each child to experience a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators connect each family’s unique diverse strength, and maintain relationships based on mutual trust, openness and respect. Communication is vital and we encourage two-way dialogue between parents and educators.

To support quality in our programs we invest in our educators and provide professional learning opportunities and encourage reflective practise.

 

Webber Road
2829 Inverness Road
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:30pm
2.5 – 5 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Lianna Michaylow
Program Manager: Deb Bermel
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049

Preschool

Our Preschool programs for children aged 3-5 years are designed to celebrate each child’s unique learning style. We believe in the importance of the whole child and create a space where children feel safe and secure. PLAY, exploring, discovering, and experiencing meaningful activities in a rich, nurturing, and high quality Early Learning environment are vital to support children to reach their full potential and develop confidence for life.

Preschool & Location Details

Preschool

Our program provides activities to promote all aspects of a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative development. We strive for each child to experience a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators connect each family’s unique diverse strength, and maintain relationships based on mutual trust, openness and respect. Communication is vital and we encourage two-way dialogue between parents and educators.
To support quality in our programs we invest in our educators and provide professional learning opportunities and encourage reflective practise.

 

Helen Gorman Preschool
3230 Salmon Road
Tuesday/ Thursday
8:30am – 11:00am
3 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Lianna Michaylow
Program Manager: Deb Bermel
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049
Helen Gorman Preschool
3230 Salmon Road
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
8:30am – 11:00am
4 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Lianna Michaylow
Program Manager: Deb Bermel
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049
Chief Tomat Preschool
3365 East Boundry Road
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
8:30am – 11:00am
3 – 4 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Lianna Michaylow
Program Manager: Deb Bermel
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049

Ages 5-12 Programs

After School Programs

BGC Okanagan After School Programs are the best place for children to be after the school bell. For 60 years we have been providing programs to children and we know what kids love to do! Children will be provided time to play outside, sports, games, creative arts, a daily nutritional snack, and fun leisure activities. Our staff develop a special, caring relationship with each child, encouraging them to explore areas of interest, create new friendships, and develop their personal growth.

After School Programs & Location Details

After School Programs

After school programs emphasize a sense of belonging, help make positive choices, learn healthy behaviours and build on a child’s strengths encouraging them to reach their potential. Parents often comment that they “trust our staff in caring for their children.” We understand the importance of physical health, social and emotional development, learning, and allowing kids to be themselves in a supportive, safe place where they are encouraged to explore, try new activities, and have a lot of FUN!

 

Webber Road
2829 Inverness Road
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – School Start
School Dismissal – 6:30 pm
Kindergarten – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Patricia Barrows
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049
Hudson Road Elementary
1221 Hudson Road
Monday – Friday School Dismissal – 6:00 pm
5 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Cathy Warner
Program Manager: Rob Middaugh
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049
George Pringle Elementary
3770 Elliot Road
Monday – Friday School Dismissal – 6:00 pm
5 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Cathy Warner
Program Manager: Rob Middaugh
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049
Chief Tomat Elementary
3365 E Boundary Road
Monday – Friday School Dismissal – 6:00 pm
5 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Cathy Warner
Program Manager: Rob Middaugh
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049

Recreation Programs

Recreation programs are for members aged 5 (must be in kindergarten) to 15 years of age who want to come out to the Club and take part in a wide variety of activities that are planned around BGC Canada Core programming areas. Opportunities to develop friendships, and connect with positive role models, allows children to find a place where they belong, are cared about and where they can learn new skills. Activities create a safe and fun way for kids to spend their time during the after school hours, weekends and evenings.

Recreation Programs & Location Details

Recreation Programs

Each Club location offers recreation programs to meet the community needs. Each community location will offer monthly calendars describing the specific activities that can be located on our Facebook pages and at the service locations. Examples include activities such as community field trips, sports, BGC Canada clubs programs, life skills, creative arts, leadership and learning. The Recreation program is open year round at various times based on program offerings. See service location for monthly calendars for specific times and dates.

Parents are responsible for a yearly membership and program fees. Program fees will vary dependent on the program. Financial Subsidies or Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding may be available for eligible families.

 

 Webber Road
2829 Inverness Road
Time and Date varies quarterly and monthly
5 – 14 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Tammy Wong

Program Manager: Tammy Wong
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049

Youth Programs

Reconnect

Reconnect Counsellors work with youth ages 13 – 18 and their families. Supports available through Reconnect are adaptable; occur one-to-one, in group and by referral; on site and in the community.

Reconnect Program & Location Details

Reconnect

Reconnect Counsellors work with youth ages 13 – 18 and their families. Supports available through Reconnect are adaptable; occur one-to-one, in group and by referral; on site and in the community. Supports range from:
Prevention work that can ‘turn off the tap’ to youth homelessness while youth are still in their home:

  • Strengthening families
  • Caregiver-teen mediation
  • Identifying risk early
  • Building resilience

Reducing risk and enhancing protective factors:

  • Developing coping skills
  • Brief Intervention Counseling
  • Navigating health systems and community resources
  • One on one support and counseling
  • Developing parent skill set
  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions
  • Parent-teen mediation
  • Referrals to community supports and services
  • Parents Together parenting program

Crisis intervention and supports

  • Safety planning
  • Shelter diversion
  • Harm reduction
  • Advocacy
  • Access to housing and income support
  • Access to health interventions
  • Street outreach

While Reconnect is an excellent program to support families in crisis, it is equally important to refer families who haven’t had a breakdown yet, but are at risk of one.

 

Kelowna Downtown Youth Centre
1633 Richter Street
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
13 – 18 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Kristy Butterworth
Email Address:  kbutterworth@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-868-8541

Youth Recreation Programs

 In our after-school and evening drop-in programs, children and youth are emotionally and physically safe, welcomed, accepted, valued, respected and encouraged to explore new opportunities and build positive relationships with like-minded peers. Positive adult mentors guided by the Clubs’ core values build self-esteem and encourage healthy relationships while instilling the importance of mutual respect, teamwork and being socially responsible. While youth may just need a safe and supportive place to “hang out”, we also offer recreational opportunities, games, creative arts and special events.

Youth Recreation Programs & Location Details

Youth Recreation Programs

Our programs are accessible, affordable and address community needs. Youth can be referred to other supports within BGC Okanagan as needed.

 

Westside Youth Centre
2466 Main Street
Monday to Friday 3pm – 8pm
Saturday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
12 – 19 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Kristy Butterworth
Program Coordinator: Bethlyn Klassen

Employment Support

Each of our Youth Centres provide support to the young people who are seeking employment.

Both Centres have an Employment Board featuring current job opportunities. Staff will also work with youth to help develop a resume, provide guidance on interview skills and give ideas for dressing and being professional.

Employment Support & Location Details

Employment Support

At the Downtown Youth Centre volunteers also help lead informal training on becoming employed.

Westside Youth Centre
2466 Main Street
Time, date and age varies
12 – 19 Years of Age
Contact
Program Director: Kristy Butterworth
Program Coordinator: Bethlyn Klassen

Family Programs

Program for Children and Teens with Special Needs

Delivered in Clubs and in the community, BGC Okanagan programs for children and teens with special needs are designed to provide recreation and socialization experiences that promote physical, social and emotional learning, and teach life skills and independence. These programs embrace the principals of equality and inclusion, with a focus on the strengths and capabilities of the individual.

Program for Children and Teens with Special Needs & Location Details

Program for Children and Teens with Special Needs

Program Streams
The Direct Support Stream provides service to children who need more support integrating into programs with an individual worker. Depending on the needs of the children workers may work 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3.

The Club Support Stream focuses on assisting children with special needs in fully integrating into BGC Okanagan programs and assists existing staff with children who are eligible for CYSN services.

The Community Support Stream assists children with special needs in participating in extracurricular activities outside of their home or the BGC Okanagan Clubs setting. This could include: sports, after school activities (ie. Yearbook clubs, employment, etc.). Transportation is provided to and from activities.

The Life Skills Program Stream provides youth ages 13-18 the opportunity to learn vital skills associated with living alone or semi independently, preparing them for the future as an adult. The Life Skills program blends daily living, personal/social and work related skills into integrated fun lessons designed to increase self- confidence and build important community connections.

Program hours
Our programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of families. Program times and frequency can be tailored to meet the needs of each family.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the program the following criteria must be met:
• Children must be referred to the program through MCFD.
• Children referred are between the ages of 5 – 19
• Children live within the Central Okanagan
• There are no significant medical needs

For more information on our programs for children and teens with special needs contact your nearest Club location:

West Kelowna – 250-768-3049
Kelowna – 250-762-3914
Rutland – 250-765-3345

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties – Let us plan the birthday party for you! We will provide the set-up, clean-up and a hot dog, juice and chips for the partygoers. Parents provide the guests, cake and goodie bags. There will be lots of fun games and activities central to the theme including time to play in our gym. We will have one staff party leader present, and we ask for a minimum of one parent helper. Two weeks advance booking is required.

Birthday Parties Details

Birthday Parties

Themes:

Hockey Party – have a blast playing floor hockey in our gym.
Fairy Tale Party – come dressed as a prince or princess.
Gym Games Party – play games in the gym with friends!
Saturday 2 hrs Cost $110 *Maximum 12 children

*If you wish to invite more than 12 children to your party there will be an additional $30 charge and a second parent helper for a maximum of 20 children. Ask staff about additional party add – ons we can provide including goodie bags, party hats, noise makers & coffee/tea for parents.

 

West Kelowna
2829 Inverness Road
Date & Time Varies
9:30am to 12:30pm
5-12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Manager: Mary McDonald
Email Address: webber@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-768-3049

Parent & Tot Program

Moms, dads, caregivers and children are invited to drop in for some social interaction with other parents and playtime for kids. A great way to meet new people and spend some quality time with your child(ren)! Activities are unstructured and may include a craft, gym time, circle time with stories and songs and best of all, many toys to play with. 

Parent and Tot Programs Details & Locations

Parent & Tot

Webber Road
2829 Inverness Road
Mondays
0 – 5 Years of Age
Contact
Email Address: familyresource@bgco.ca
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