Transforming Supports for Young People in Penticton

Penticton, B.C. | Penticton is the next community in B.C.’s interior to join the Foundry network, thanks to provincial funding, and donations and support from the community. This investment will provide young people ages 12-24 with integrated health and social services. “The emotional wellbeing of our youth is critical, and we want to make sure … Continued

$1,000 for YES Project

A $1,000 cheque was presented to the Youth Engagement Strategy Project in Penticton on Wednesday, which will likely be used towards a youth resource centre. Ryan Wuthe, operations manager at Boyd Auto Body & Glass organized the Pentown Throwdown fundraiser during the Penticton Peach Festival with all proceeds going towards the YES Project. “We thought … Continued

United Way Delivers Car Seats

United Way CSO staff delivered 10 car seats to the Penticton and District Community Resources Society (PDCRS) on Tuesday as part of the Child Safety Initiative, a partnership between United Way CSO, Central Okanagan Foundation and KGH Foundation who joined forces again to purchase car seats at a discounted rate through corporate partner Costco Kelowna. … Continued

Community Foundation gives Boost to College Daycare Centre

The future is looking bright for the new child care centre at Okanagan College as another community group adds a building block to the fundraising campaign. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is contributing $7,490 to the Bright from the Start: Building for the Future campaign to help enhance the outdoor play space … Continued

Telus Supports Natural Play for Childcare Centre

A major investment from the community will enhance the great outdoors for South Okanagan children at Okanagan College’s new child care centre. The TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board has announced a donation of $20,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright from the Start fundraising campaign. The gift will support an innovative outdoor learning environment at … Continued

Fantastic Donation on Giving Tuesday

Local author, Tracey Badger (pictured left) and illustrator, Alexandra Brooke (pictured right), presented ten signed books to Tanya Behardien (centre), Executive Director of PDCRS as part of Giving Tuesday. The books will be distributed to PDCRS childcare centres in Penticton, Oliver and Keremeos. Tracey has been teaching elementary school for 17 years. Her inspiration for … Continued

College Daycare Breaks Ground

Provincial funding brings daycare partnership to College’s Penticton campus Penticton will soon have a new $1.2-million daycare facility, thanks to a $500,000 child care major capital grant from the B.C. government and support from Okanagan College and some of its students. Ground was broken at the Penticton campus today for the daycare facility by Penticton … Continued

New Early Years Centre Opens

New BC Early Years Centre opens in School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha – Penticton) School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) – Parents of young children in Kaleden, Penticton, Naramata and Summerland will be able to access a range of early learning, health and family services in their community thanks to a new BC Early … Continued

Happy 50th PDCRS!

The Penticton and District Community Resources Society kicked of its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a staff and volunteer picnic in Gyro Park on Sunday September 18th just one day before the Society’s actual 50th birthday on Monday September 19th.  The Society was incorporated in 1966 and has been serving community and making a difference in … Continued

United Way Child Safety Initiative

The Child Safety Initiative has wheels today with 10 car seats arriving at United Way’s partner, Penticton & District Community Resources Society. Pictured are Ian Gerbrandt, Community Investment Manager with United Way CSO and Tanya Behardien, Executive Director of PDCRS. The Child Safety Initiative is a unique partnership between the Central Okanagan Foundation, KGH Foundation  … Continued