Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

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

Settlement July Workshops

English Conversation Club

Dates: July 5 - August 25, Tuesday & Thursday, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: The English Conversation Circle is a fun, safe place to practice English and make new friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


Mortgage & Home Insurance

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you a first-time home buyer? Do you know exactly what a mortgage means to you? How can you be sure if your home is well covered to meet home insurance requirements? Please come and learn the in's and out's of Mortgage and Home insurance from a professional guest speaker. Feel free to come with lots of questions!

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


Household Repairs & Operations

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join Wade Bottorff (homebuilder expert) in this Household Repair and Operations workshop. He will talk about safety concerns so you and your family know what to do if there is a stove fire or your water bursts and much more. Would you like to know how to change a blown fuse? Why a fire extinguisher is so important and how to check it is still working? Items like these and many, many more will be talked about. Let Wade help you with any questions around your home workings.

Wade Bottorff has over 20 years’ experience in the home building, electrician and repairs field and is currently a member of the Okanagan Men’s Shed group. They recently put on a paddle boat building workshop with Lee Valley.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


Immigrant Services Summer Youth Program - Activities

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 18, 2016, 2:30 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 11, 2016, 3:00 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.

Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

Employment Mentorship Program

Would you like to meet people working in your desired field of work? Join our Employment Mentorship Program!

KCR's Employment Mentorship Program aims to assist you in learning more about Canadian workplace culture, improve your job search skills and meet people already working in your field of interest.

We currently have mentors in computer programming, banking and social work. If you are interested in any of these areas and would liked to be matched to one of these mentors, please contact Vicki at 250.763.8008 ext 139.

If none of those areas of work interest you and you would like a mentor for a different type of work, please contact Marriana at the above number. We will find a mentor for you.

Settlement Mentorship Program

  • Do you want to practice your English?
  • Do you want to meet more people in Kelowna?
  • Do you want to become more involved in Canadian culture and lifestyle?
The Settlement Mentorship Program can match you with a mentor, who has been living in Canada for a longer amount of time. You and your mentor will meet once a week for a 6 month period and your mentor can help you practice your English, meet people and become more involved in Canadian culture by doing different activities that you are both interested in.

If you or your family are interested in being matched with a mentor or mentor family, please contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135.

Immigrant Services - Workshop Blog Posts

  • 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. HQ49 Hang Out Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Meet at 3:30 pm inside) Location: HQ49, 65 Hwy 33 E, Kelowna (The black ...
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