Central Okanagan Family Hub – Grand Opening a Success!

One place to find out about all that’s on offer for you and your family in Kelowna.

The Kelowna Family Hub offers drop-in support to parents along with lots of parenting and family programs and information about all the services available to families in the Central Okanagan. Drop-in for a coffee and tell us what you need help with or what services you can provide.

Debbie and Rich are there Monday to Friday from 10:00 am – 3:00pm. The coffee and tea are always on and there is no charge for services.

Located at Pearson Road Elementary School in Rutland (700 Pearson Road). Entrance on the east side of the building.

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Coffee and Community Connections for Single Moms

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: The Family Hub, 700 Pearson Road (Pearson Elementary – Side Entrance), Kelowna
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The Family Friend Program is co-hosting an afternoon of information and connection for single moms. This no-cost event will provide an opportunity for women to socialize and learn about valuable programs applicable to them. The library will be there to provide library cards to those who do not have one, as well as to host story time at 1:15 pm.

Coffee/tea and snacks (including bannock – YUM) will be provided.

Service providers who will be present include:
  • Family Friend Program, KCR
  • Employment Services, KCR
  • Kelowna Breastfeeding Café
  • Okanagan Regional Library
  • Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
  • A representative from Income Assistance
  • Central Okanagan Family Hub

Halloween Costume Giveaway!

Kid in wrestling costume

Date: Monday, October 17, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Central Okanagan Family Hub – Kelowna, 700 Pearson Road
(Pearson Road Elementary – side entrance)

The Save Kindness Society is proud to offer families FREE Halloween costumes! There will also be craft items available for those wishing to make a costume! Plan to come and have some spooky fun!

If you have a costume that no longer fits your child and it’s in good condition, bring it with you to share with others! SEE YOU THERE!

Explore YOUR Possibilities!

Seniors Group
Opportunities for those 55 years and better.

Find out how you can get active and involved in your community. Learn about programs, services and fun activities.


  • Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Location: Lake Country Seniors Centre, 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country
    Register Now for November 9th
  • Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm *
    Location: Johnson Bentley, 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna
    Register Now for November 16th
  • Date: Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm *
    Location: Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street, Peachland
    Register Now for November 21st
  • Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm *
    Location: Okanagan Mission Seniors Centre, 4398 Hobson Road, Kelowna
    Register Now for November 22nd
  • Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Location: Society for Learning in Retirement, 1434 Graham Street, Kelowna
    Register Now for Novmeber 24th
*Includes a light lunch


Call Stephanie at 250.763.8008 ext 141 or email ac.rcknull@einahpets.

2nd Annual Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead 2016

Day of the Dead at the Shatford Centre

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton
Cost: Admission by Donation

A community event to share the old Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos through art, food, fun activities and more.
  • Ancestral altar viewing
  • Collaborative altar art installation
  • Art Show by Norberto Rodriguez: A brief history of Dia de Muertos
  • Sugar skull face painting
  • Music, food and drink
  • Creative stations: Sugar skull painting, pierced paper and more…

Altar installation and art show on display until November 6, 2016.

Collaborative Art Installing featuring: RipOff Artists, Oliver Sagebrushers, Canwax West & 557 Artist Block.

The Law & You – All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class

Kelowna Community Resources Immigrant Services Presents “All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class” in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Ocana Law Group.

The Law & You Information Session

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Register Now: Contact Dorothee at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod


“All in the Family, Sponsoring someone under Family Class” with immigration and citizenship specialist Sandra Hakanson, a lawyer with Ocana Law Group. Discussion will include can be sponsored and top 10 errors and tips in applications.

The series focuses on issues of interest to individuals and families who are immigrants and migrants to the region. This session, featuring Immigration and Citizenship lawyer Sandra Hakanson, will cover who can be sponsored under the Family class, as well as highlight tips and errors in applications.

The demographics in the Okanagan are changing with an increasing number of immigrants and migrants working and living in the region. Working with newcomers on a daily basis, KCR Immigrant Services has determined that im(migrants) often require more customized support when using legal services and these “The Law & You” sessions will allow for a more in-depth overview of major issues facing im(migrants) and also offer participants an opportunity to ask questions.

Other Information:

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Complimentary child minding is available on request.

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair Logo
Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

This annual event — now in its 19th year — draws 70+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’. For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!

Need some tips for your booth? Download the notes from the Lunch & Learn

Breastfeeding Art Expo – Call for Independent Artworks – Deadline October 5th

Hosted by Kelowna Community Resources in partnership with Interior Health

We invite you to submit a breastfeeding artwork for display at the Breastfeeding Art Expo (2017-2018). The Breastfeeding Art Expo ( is an art show that will tour the Interior Health region (Thompson Cariboo, the Okanagan and the Kootenays) in 2017-2018. About 100 independent artworks will be displayed (alongside 15 large community artworks developed by professional artists working with community members and partners).

This call is for the independent artworks from artists, amateur or professional, of any age. This is an opportunity for you to have your work shown in a major art show. You do not need to do this artwork in collaboration with community members, although you are welcome to collaborate with a friend or colleague, or a group (e.g. group of school students). An honorarium for successful applicants is available.

For more information:
The deadline for submissions is October 5th, 2016

Please help spread the word far and wide to anyone living in the Interior Health region who you think might be interested in submitting an art piece to the Expo.

Family Friend Workshop: Vision Boards

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Guest Facilitator: Heather Welbers
Register: Call 250.763.8008 ext 136 or email ac.rcknull@dneirfylimaf

What’s a vision Board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. It’s any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

We will learn about goal setting, the power of attraction and positive thinking. Together, we will each create a vision board to take home. All supplies will be provided at no cost to you

Pizza dinner will be provided and childminding is available on request
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