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Breastfeeding Café – Location Changes

The next café is Thursday, August 18th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at The Family Hub (700 Pearson Road, Kelowna). We love this new location so much and think you will too! Come and check it out.

Starting in September, Kelowna Breastfeeding Café is making some changes.

New Locations & Times

  • First Thursday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Central Okanagan Family Hub (700 Pearson Road, Kelowna)
  • Third Thursday of every month from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Malachite Midwives (1955 Bowes Street, Kelowna)

Family Friend – Big Buddies Playtime – August 11th

Family Friend Big Buddies Playtime

Date: Thursday, August 11, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Central Okanagan Family Hub, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

Many moms in The Family Friend Program have expressed the desire for more play opportunities and connection with positive male role models for their children. We have been at work to fill this need. Think: outside, soccer balls, running, laughing and fun. Play will be directed by “dad-type” volunteers while moms watch and visit together.

KCR’s Family Friend program is really excited to be offering this opportunity to our participants! We are also looking forward to introducing you to the brand new Central Okanagan Family Hub! Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Youth Program – August

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Youth Program! The July events were very enjoyable and memorable and we are very excited to start the program for August!

For anyone who hasn’t participated in the past, Kelowna Community Resources runs a Summer Youth Program for youth who are new to Canada in hopes of showing them the beauty of the Okanagan and getting them more involved in the Kelowna Community. We do at least two fun packed activities every week, tailored to youth ages 9 to 17.

This year there was a change in funding, and we were originally only able to offer this program to Permanent Residents. There have been many requests for naturalized citizens to participate, so that they can still attend.
  • $5 per activity per permanent resident youth
  • $15 per activity per naturalized citizen youth
In the future, we hope to be able to provide this program for all youth participants equally and thank you for your understanding.

There are many fun and diverse activities planned for this month! To provide some consistency, all events will be on either a Tuesday or a Thursday. In addition to the scheduled events, there will be “Fun Day Fridays”. Every Friday in August, youth can come to Mission Creek Park for a morning of games, free of charge! In order to participate, parents must RSVP at least 24 hours before each Friday by emailing Chelsea at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or by phone at 250.763.8008 or 250.681.0751. This is a great opportunity to get active; however, Fun Day Fridays will only happen if there is interest.

In this packet you will find an information sheet, registration form, and consent form. To register, kindly fill out these forms and return them to KCR (#120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8A6) or via email at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy. Payments of cash or check can also be dropped off at KCR. If you haven’t done so, please fill out a Photo Release form and/or an In Take form.

To ensure the safety and well-being of the youth, all participants must abide by the Youth Program Code of Conduct. A copy of the Code of Conduct will be sent to each parent and it is requested that it is reviewed with all youth.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we hope to see you participate in the 2016 Summer Youth Program!

World Garden – September 8th

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Central Okanagan Family Hub, Pearson Elementary School, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

First meeting for all those interested in finding out more about and supporting this venture.
  • International Crops
  • Environmental Education/Science Education
  • Community Interaction
  • Neighborhood initiative
  • Fresh produce
  • Sustainable locally grown food

Breastfeeding Art Expo – Call for Independent Artworks

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 (www.breastfeedingartexpo.ca) 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 September 15, 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.

Kelowna Breastfeeding Café – Changing Locations for the Summer

Kelowna Breastfeeding Café is changing it up for the summer and meeting at Central Okanagan Family Hub!

Date:
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Note: Tuesday, August 2nd, Breastfeeding Café at KCR is cancelled
Location: Pearson Elementary School, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

Breastfeeding Café offers reliable breastfeeding support at no cost. Children are welcome. Refreshments are provided.

Family Friend – Big Buddies Playtime – July 8th

Date: Friday, July 8, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Central Okanagan Family Hub, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

Many moms in The Family Friend Program have expressed the desire for more play opportunities and connection with positive male role models for their children. We have been at work to fill this need. Think: outside, soccer balls, running, laughing and fun. Play will be directed by “dad-type” volunteers while moms watch and visit together.

KCR’s Family Friend program is really excited to be offering this opportunity to our participants! We are also looking forward to introducing you to the brand new Central Okanagan Family Hub! Refreshments will be provided.

Immigrant Services Summer Youth Program is Back!

Is your child looking for something to do this summer? KCR’s Summer Youth Program is back and is open to children who are 9-15 years old and are still permanent residents.

Registration and consent forms can be emailed to ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or can be dropped off in person at the KCR office.

Schedule of Events – July

Cost: There is a $5 fee per person per activity this year. The deadline to register for July activities is Monday, July 4th.

Wibit Water Park

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Wibit Kelowna, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna

Description: Something special for our last event in July! We will be playing on the Wibit waterfront park and obstacle course!

Snack: Make sure to eat dinner before arrival and snack will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear your bathing suit and lots of sunscreen!
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle, a towel, a change of clothes and your smiley self!

Drop Off: We will meet at the the Wibit entrance on the lake at 5:45 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Wibit entrance at 7:45 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

*Waiver must completed prior to event


Schedule of Events – August

Cost: There will be a $5 charge per permanent resident youth per activity and a $15 charge per naturalized citizen youth per activity. Please only register for activities that you are planning to attend as space is limited. The deadline to register for August activities is Monday, August 1st.

Contact: For further information please contact Chelsea Bigsot by email at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or call 250.763.8008.

Get Creative at KCR

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come and join us for a crafty afternoon. We will be doing various crafts such as making Paracord bracelets, painting, and watching a movie! (P.S. If you have any movie suggestions, let Chelsea know!)

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please but things might get a bit messy!
What to Bring: A good attitude and a creative mind.

Drop Off: Will be at KCR at 2:00 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at KCR at 4:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Hiking at Knox Mountain

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Knox Mountain, 580 Knox Mountain Drive, Kelowna

Description: We will be hiking to Paul’s tomb at Knox Mountain. The hike should be 45 minutes each way and we will be stopping at Paul’s tomb for a snack break.

What to Wear: Wear clothing you can move in and wear a generous amount of sunscreen. You may also want to wear a hat.
What to Bring: Please bring a water bottle and sunscreen!

Drop Off: We will meet at the Lower Crown Lookout at no later than 10:00 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Lower Crown Lookout at 12:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

A Day at the Beach!

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Gyro Beach, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Description: I am loving this sunny summer weather! What better way to enjoy the season by spending a day at the beach? We’ll be swimming, having a having a tug-of-war, doing a sand castle building contest, and more fun activities at Gyro Beach!

What to Wear: A bathing suit and sunscreen.
What to Bring: A change of clothes, towel, sand castle making supplies (optional), any games you want to share and sunscreen.

Drop Off: We will meet at Gyro by the big red apple at 2:20 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up by the big red apple by 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Making Art at the Art Gallery

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street, Kelowna

Description: We will be visiting the Kelowna Art Gallery for an enriching tour filled with engaging group discussion about the current exhibition. After the tour, we will be doing a hands-on art activity!

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please!
What to Bring: A good attitude and a creative/open mind.

Drop Off: We will meet in the Kelowna Art Gallery lobby at 2:45 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up in the Kelowna Art Gallery lobby by 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Laser Tag!

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Planet Lazer, #3 – 1960 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: Ready to get your game on? Come join us for two rounds of laser tag! (P.S. Make sure to come up with a fun code name!)

Snack: Snack will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear clothes you can move in! (P.S. White and neon colours glow in the black light!)
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle.

Drop Off: We will meet at the entrance at 10:30 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the entrance by 12:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Throwback Thursday with the Kelowna Museum

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location(s): Laurel Packinghouse: 1304 Elis Street, Kelowna Okanagan Heritage Museum: 470 Queensway, Kelowna

Description: We will be exploring the Cultural District, stories and fascinating facts about Kelowna’s downtown core with an interactive walking tour! We will be starting at the Laurel Packinghouse and ending at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. After the tour, there will be time to discover the various exhibits at the Okanagan Heritage Museum!

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
What to Bring: Bring a curious mind and a good attitude!

Drop Off: We will be meeting at the entrance of the Laurel Packing House at 2:30 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Okanagan Heritage Museum entrance at 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:30 pm – 4:30pm
Location: Capri Valley Lanes, 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna (in the Capri Centre Mall)

Description: We will be playing a few games of bowling at Capri Valley Lanes.

Snack: Snack will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please!
What to Bring: You may want to bring a water bottle.

Drop Off: We will meet at the entrance of Capri Valley Lanes at 2:30 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Capri Valley Lanes at 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

The Amazing Race!

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Location: Dolphins Statue, 1234, 1200 Water Street, Kelowna

Description: Something special for our last event of the 2016 Youth Summer Program! Two teams will compete for a very special prize! All teams will be accompanied by a supervisor or a volunteer. Teams will be directed to multiple locations all over down town Kelowna and must complete challenges! To win, players must have keen intuition to solve puzzles, agility to complete tasks, speed to get to the different locations and strong teamwork in order to achieve success together! There will be a wrap-up picnic after; parents are more than welcome to join us for lunch!

Snack: Snacks and a picnic lunch at the Waterfront Park will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear something you can move in and wear lots of sunscreen!
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle and your smiley self!

Drop Off: We will meet at Dolphins Statue no later than 9:45 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Dolphins Statue at 1:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.
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