Summer Youth Program – Activities

Cost: $5 per activity
Register: Contact Chelsea at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or 250.763.8008 ext. 152.

Swimming at the H20

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

With a wave pool, lazy river, hot tub, water slides, FlowRider, and diving boards, who could ask for a better place to swim indoors! Join us for an afternoon at the H2O and a smoothie snack at Jugo Juice.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing.
What to Bring: A bathing suit and towel. You may also want to bring goggles.

FREE Fun Day Friday Events – Tag 10 Ways

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: City Park, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna

Come join us on Friday mornings throughout the summer for games in the park! There is no charge for Fun Day Friday.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and good shoes.
What to Bring: A good attitude and a water bottle.

Wibit Water Park

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Wibit Kelowna, City Park, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna

Something special four our last event in July! We will be playing on the Wibit water-front park and obstacle course! 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!

Special Note: Waiver must be completed prior to the event. See Chelsea for details.

Pottery at Potters Addict

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Potters Addict – Rotary Centre for the Arts, #108 – 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna

We will be making a ceramic bowl and a figurine at Potters Addict. What to Wear: Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.
What to Bring: Please bring a water bottle and a creative mind.

EXIT Kelowna Escape Room!

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: EXIT Kelowna, 2453 Highway 97 North, Kelowna

Can you escape…? Solve puzzles with clues to try to escape one of the four themed rooms!
  • Forgotten Castle is a medieval them with inspiration from the story of King Arthur. Your group is trying to break into the castle to find the treasure.
  • Black Ops is American military themed with the concept of escaping from a secret base.
  • The Mystic Jungle by Mayan Temples; you’re a group of explorers who went looking for rare artifacts and are trying to escape from the temple.
  • The Secret Cellar is a horror theme where your group is invited to a dinner party and wakes up in a dark cellar that you need to escape.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and close toed shoes
What to Bring: A water bottle.

Zorb Balls

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Central Okanagan Family Hubs – Kelowna, Pearson Elementary, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

We will be playing Zorb soccer along with a few Zorb games on the field at Pearson Elementary!

What to Wear: Wear clothes you can be active in, comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
What to Bring: A water bottle.

Special Note: Waiver must be completed prior to the event. See Chelsea for details.

Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management – Fall 2017

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, October 30 & 31, November 6 & 7, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $199. Includes materials and light refreshments.
Registration Opening in September

This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.

You will:
  • Master the volunteer retention cycle
  • Understand current and emerging issues
  • Harness the complexities of leadership
  • Market successful volunteer programs

Special Features:
  • Learn in a variety of ways including hands on practice
  • Learn from talented specialists who have worked, or are working, in the field
  • Learn with a network of peers faced with the same challenges
  • Learn from valuable reference materials and sample forms that you can use back on the job the very next day

This workshop focuses around 8 modules.


  • Identify trends in volunteerism
  • Consider how trends affect the profession
  • Discuss the role & skills of volunteer managers


  • Understand the complexity of effective communication
  • Expand personal communication skills that will enhance relationships
  • Understand the problem solving / decision making process in managing volunteers

Planning Programs

  • Explore the purpose of planning programs for volunteers
  • Discuss budgeting
  • Identify record keeping methods


  • Explore who volunteers and why
  • Draft position descriptions
  • Enhance knowledge of recruitment strategies
  • Consider social networking in recruiting
  • Explore the implementation & evaluation of recruitment campaigns

Screening & Placing

  • Learn 10 steps of good screening practices
  • Consider ways to manage risk
  • Understand the importance of interviews
  • Discuss reference checks and records checks

Orientation & Training

  • Explore the purpose & methods of orientation & training
  • Discuss adult learning styles
  • Identify ongoing training needs

Recognition, Retention & Supervision

  • Understand the importance of supervision of all volunteers
  • Discuss creative & meaningful recognition
  • Explore the volunteer life cycle
  • Consider how discipline & dismissal apply

Volunteer-Staff Relations & Evaluation

  • Discuss volunteer-staff relations
  • Consider different types of evaluation
  • Place economic value on volunteer activity

Workshop: Board Boot Camp 201

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $25 per Organization (Max 2 people)
Registration Opening in August

It’s 6:30 pm. You’ve been up since 6:00 am and have just put in a full day at work. Your head and stomach are telling you it’s time for dinner. And you’re still sitting in a not-for-profit board meeting that started at 4:30 … which was supposed to wrap up at 5:45 pm. Suddenly, you hear, “I nominate [your name] for Board Chair”. What?!

Maybe your appointment as Chair of your favourite not-for-profit wasn’t quite so dramatic. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones that served as Vice-Chair for a term before becoming Chair. Even so, most future Chairs of not-for-profit Boards are not prepared (read: groomed) to take over the leadership position.

Do you want to become the Chair of a Board of Directors? How do you make that a reality? Board Boot Camp 201 will provide a quick primer to become the best leader you can be for your not-for-profit organization.

You will:
  • Learn effective qualities of leaders
  • Gain awareness about your personal leadership style
  • Understand the separation between the Board and senior staff
  • Find out how to run your meetings timely and effectively
  • Explore when your organization might need outside for expertise

Workshop: Board Boot Camp 101 – Fall 2017

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Registration Opening in August

You’re standing on the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer game, completely engaged in the game. A parent approaches you and says, “hey, you’ve come to every game and practice. You must really enjoy watching her play”. You nod in the affirmative, eyes still on your daughter. The parent then says, “we’re looking for a few parents to help us out organizing the soccer club. Can you stay after the game to chat for a bit?” Still absorbed in the game, you nod your head and say “sure!” – anything for your daughter. The game ends: your daughter’s team played a great game against a worthy opposing team and you’re both excitedly breaking down the plays. The same parent beckons you over to where they, the coach, and a few other parents are standing. Uh-oh. What did you agree to?!

Often, this is how many of us start our volunteer “careers”: someone asks us to “help”, and we agree to become involved, not necessarily knowing or understanding the scope of what we’re taking on. What we do know is that we want to help and are likely passionate about the cause, club, or issue that we’ve been invited to participate in.

Do you want to make an impact in our community by becoming a member of a board of directors for a charity or not-for-profit?

Board Boot Camp 101 will help you:
  • Understand the not-for-profit sector
  • Prepare questions to ask before saying “Yes”
  • Increase your understanding of a Board member’s role and responsibilities

Find Employment at our Job Fair!

Employment Services Job Fair

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 2nd Floor – KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

The Employment Services Department is inviting local employers to be part of our community job fair here at KCR Community Resources at the end of June!

Up to 5-8 different employers will have booths setup and we will be inviting the public to bring their resumes and smiling faces to introduce themselves to potential employers. In today’s job-seeking world, having an opportunity to talk to employers face-to-face is incredibly beneficial, so please encourage your job-seeking friends/family/clients to come down, introduce themselves and talk about local opportunities for the Kelowna area.

To stay up to date, please visit our website at, or call Geoff at 250.763.8008 ext. 246.

EVENT: Taaloo Zorouna – Visits with our Syrian Neighbours تعالوا زرونا

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Join the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership, Kelowna Community Resources, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Kelowna branch and London Drugs Welcoming 150 for a screening of Syrian families in our community. The videos were produced in partnership with the Refugee Response Team – Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department.

What to expect:
  • Meet and Greet newcomers to the Central Okanagan
  • Opening comments by Mayor Colin Basran
  • Update on the Syrian families in the Central Okanagan by Doreen Rosvold, KCR Refugee Resettlement Coordinator
  • Comments by Dorothee Birker, Project coordinator
  • Comments by John Pereira, Manager West Kelowna London Drugs
  • Q&A or Comments

Master of Ceremony: Rawle James – COLIP Coordinator

Brought to you by: KCR Community Resources, The Central Okanagan Immigration Partnership (COLIP), the Refugee Response Team – Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator, the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Branch and London Drugs.

Workshops: The New Societies Act – What You Need to Know

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: BDO Canada LLP, Landmark 6, #400 – 1631 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free for local nonprofits
Register for the WAITLIST

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act by November 2018. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Central Okanagan Hub
Nonprofits are asked to register with the Central Okanagan Hub organized by the Law for Nonprofits. This gives you FREE access to (1) local workshops facilitated by trained mentors and (2) an information clinic. (Your questions sent via the Contact Us form are answered law students who are supervised by a lawyer).

Funded in partnership with:
Central Okanagan Foundation & City of Kelowna logos
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