Stories

October 21 2017
Heritage Hills/Lakeshore Highlands, Okanagan Falls B.C.

It was a bitterly cold, windy and rainy Saturday afternoon when neighbours from the Heritage Hills/Lakeshore Highlands Homeowner’s Association held its park dedication celebration. Despite the terrible conditions, about 40 brave souls turned out to enjoy hot food and beverages under the cover of two tents supplied and erected by RDOS Parks & Recreation staff. In the shelter of the tents, out of the cutting wind, neighbours were able to meet other neighbours and new members and enjoy each other’s company.

November 10 2017
Native Education Centre

On November 9th, we held a successful First Nations Song Circle at the Fireside Lounge of the Native Education College. Russell Wallace, a First Nations elder, facilitated a wonderful singing workshop. He gave a talk about the history and kinds of songs and then led us through some singing warmups. When our voices were warmed up, Russell taught some beautiful First Nations songs. We concluded with a delicious feast. There were 15 participants who attended the entire event and more joined us for food after the singing. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

November 8 2017
Mitchell Elementary School

The Canada 150 event was aimed at encouraging kids to engage with their grandparents and share their stories. All the kids and their grand parents were then invited to a grand celebration event which was attended by over 100 individuals from all age groups and ethnic backgrounds from around the Mitchell community.

The highlight of the event was a cultural performance by the "Sister Clan". It was a tribute to our roots. The lead singer and Mother of the five beautiful daughters, invited 20 random kids on stage and involved them in a first nations game. It was all fun!

November 7 2017
Camden Place, Richmond

We held a neighborhood event On Sunday, July 9th with the help of all of our neighborhood friends. It was an opportunity to meet the new family who moved in to our community and re-connect with our other neighbors since we haven't had a chance to meet due to raising our families. We held a BBQ event and the weather was awsome. Thank you for this opportunity. We had over 30 people showed up for our event.

August 20 2017
Hastings Avenue, 2nd Annual Gathering, Penticton B.C.

The volunteers of the Hastings Avenue Community Garden at the Village by the Station Residential Care Home, 270 Hastings Avenue held their 2nd annual garden party Sunday, August 20, 2017. A good time was had by the residents and staff of Village by the Station care facility as well as many neighbours living around the garden and throughout Penticton.

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