Below is a list of upcoming workshops KCR is offering in Immigrant Services. These workshops are all offered for free (unless otherwise noted).

 

Summer Program for Immigrant Youth

Are your children new to Canada and interested in having fun and new experiences this summer? From July to August, the Summer Youth Program will be arranging an average of 2 activities per week for newcomer youth.

To register and for more information, contact Fatou Gamatié at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or call 250.869.7586 (cell) or 250.763.8008 x153.

* Please only register to activities that you are planning to attend
* Please remember that you need to check-in and check-out your children when you drop and pick them up

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The Lake Lounge on Okanagan
Date: Tuesday, August 26th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
We will meet at 230 Queensway Avenue at 11:40am. Please make sure to be on time, so we do not leave without you. Participants will need to be picked up at 230 Queensway Avenue at 1:30pm. Please be on time!
Location: The cruise leaves from and goes back to 230 Queensway Avenue (located downtown Kelowna close to City Park and the Kelowna Yacht Club.) Phone 778.753.5888

Description: We will try one of the Okanagan Lake afternoon cruises and let the experienced crew will show us the lake in style
What to Wear: Dress as you please and wear sunscreen
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle

Lunch will be provided on the cruise

 


 

Mission Creek Park (Corner of Springfield and Durnin) at the Picnic Shelter
Date: Wednesday, August 27th, 11:00am – 2:00pm
We will meet at Mission Creek Park (2363 Springfield Rd (corner of Springfield and Durnin), at the picnic shelter at 11:00am. Participants will need to be picked up Mission Creek Park 2:00pm. Please be on time!
Location: 2363 Springfield Road (at the intersection of Springfield and Durnin Road)

Description: Potluck Picnic – We will gather, socialize and eat. We will also play outdoor games. Parents/guardians, participants and siblings are all inted to this event.
What to Wear: Dress as you please and wear sunscreen
What to Bring: Please bring a dish of food to share with others- Dishes and drinks will be provided by KCR

Lunch will be provided on the cruise

 


 

Grand Finale Event at KCR
Date: Friday, August 29th, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
We will meet at KCR at 1:45pm. Participants will need to be picked up at 7:00pm at KCR. Please make sure to be on time.
Location: #120-1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna. Phone: 250.763.8008

Description: This will be our last summer event. We will have an art workshop where we will learn drawing techniques by a professional. We will then learn how to make Piñatas and finally have dinner and play some games.
What to Wear: Dress as you please
What to Bring: Good attitude!

Dinner will be provided by KCR

 


 

* Please only register to activities that you are planning to attend
* Please remember that you need to check-in and check-out your children when you drop and pick them up
*For further information please contact Fatou Gamatié by email at ac.rcknull@margorPhtuoY or at 250.869.7586 (cell) or 250.763.8008 x153

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Settlement August Workshops

English Conversation Club
Date: Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm / Fridays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, July 2nd – August 22nd
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Ave
Cost: Free

Description: Come and practice your English speaking skills at these free sessions run by volunteers.

To Register: Contact Doreen at ac.rcknull@neerod or by phone at 250.763.8008 x129.

 


 

Pre-Employment Series
Date: Dates vary
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Ave
Cost: Free

Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Our new Pre Employment Program will help you get ready for your job search.
Topics this month include:

  • August 4th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
  • August 7th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
  • August 12th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Steps for Finding a Job
  • August 18th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
  • August 19th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
  • August 21st, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture

To Register: Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 x140.
Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@irucakl or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Date: August 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th, 2014, 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Ave
Cost: Free

Description: There are no perfect parents, or perfect children. All we can do is our best. All of us need help and support from time to time too. Join with other parents for a group that can help you to do your best and feel good about yourself and your kids.

To Register: Contact Elizabeth at ac.rcknull@yak or by phone at 250.763.8008 x139.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

West Kelowna World Music Festival
Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Highway (behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Pool)
Cost: Admission to all performances is free

Description: West Kelowna World Music Festival is an artistic showcase, flavoured with the many cultures of the Okanagan Valley. This event is also family focused, offering kids’ zone, multicultural food fair and all ages entertainment lineup.

From 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Come see KCR’s Fashions of the World booth and get a photo souvenir of you in a traditional outfit from around the world. You will also see how your name would look in a different language.

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Preparation for Back to School
Date: Monday, August 25th, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue
Cost: Free

Description: Here are some of the questions we will answer in this session:

  • What supplies do your children need to begin school in September?
  • What happens if the teachers are still on strike?
  • How long is the first day of school?
  • What should you pack for lunches for your child?

To Register: Contact Doreen at ac.rcknull@neerod or by phone at 250.763.8008 x129.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

Summer Wrap-Up Picnic
Date: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Mission Creek Picnic Shelter, 2363 Springfield Road
Cost: Free

Description: Join us as we celebrate summer with a potluck picnic, games and activities. Please bring a dish of food you would like to share with others.

To Register: Contact Doreen at ac.rcknull@neerod or by phone at 250.763.8008 x129.

Child minding services will NOT be provided as your whole family is encouraged to attend.

 


 

Family Law in BC Presentation
Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue
Cost: Free

Description: Family lawyers Cathie Heinrichs and Brian Anslow will provide practical, in-depth information of family law and divorce law in British Columbia.
Topics will include:

  • Which laws apply
  • How couples can reach agreements
  • How to deal with issues involving children and money

To Register: Contact Elizabeth at ac.rcknull@htebazile or by phone at 250.763.8008 x139.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 

Settlement September Workshops

Celebrate the Moon Festival with OCCA
Date: Saturday, September 6th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street
Cost: Free

Description: Come celebrate the Moon Festival with Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association at this free event. Festivities include: Moon cakes and dumplings, moon gazing, stories about the Moon Fairy, art performances, games and a bazaar.

If you are interested in supporting the OCCA, you are encouraged to donate used items which you no longer wish to use. These donated items will then be sold at the Bazaar happening at the Moon Festival and all funds raised will go towards the OCCA’s programs. If an item you donated is not purchased, it will be returned to you. If you have things you would like to donate, please contact Chunyan Li in advance at 250.860.0850 or moc.oohaynull@9991naynuhc.

 

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