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Camp OC offers summer fun for Kelowna youth, convenience for parents

Youth in the Kelowna area will have an even better selection of summer camp opportunities to choose from this year when Okanagan College’s Camp OC returns in July. Parents can also breathe a little easier thanks to after-camp care, which is new this year and allows for more time at the end of the day to pick up their campers. Camp OC, coordinated by the College’s Continuing Studies department, offers week-long educational day camps full of interactive experiences, fun and adventure for youth. Back for its 13th year in Kelowna, camps will once again be offered for students in Grades 2-12. Parents can select from a range of camps including Minecraft programming, wood and metal fabrication camps, fashion and cooking camps, and go kart and flight academy camps, among others. And while there are more choices than ever for students, there’s also a new option sure to please parents and caregivers with busy schedules. Camp organizers are offering optional after-camp care for students who will be entering Grades 2-6 this fall. With camps running 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, parents will now have the option of enrolling their child in week-long after camp care in which qualified staff will engage them in activities until 5 p.m. The cost ranges from $24-30 for the week. “Previously parents had conflicts between their work schedules and camp pick up...

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High school students invited to Experience OC

High school students from around the South Okanagan will experience a brief taste of what it’s like to attend college through Experience OC in Penticton next week. Students in Grades 10 and 11 from the Okanagan-Skaha, Okanagan-Similkameen and Nicola-Similkameen districts have been invited to the College’s Penticton campus to be a student for a day on Tuesday, May 2. Students will have the chance to attend classes led by College instructors and explore the many post-secondary education options offered at Okanagan College. “This is a great way to inspire our high school students to think about the next steps...

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Ultimate female hockey weekend supports dreams of young players

The Grindstone Award Foundation is offering a three-day women’s hockey jamboree aimed to raise funds for female hockey players in need. “We want it to be the ultimate female hockey weekend, a place where female adults can play and have their kids watch mom play and maybe give it a try too,” said Danielle Grundy, co-founder of the Grindstone Award Foundation. "Your support means you will have an impact on the lives of young female hockey players who have the desire to play, but are unable to for financial reasons." The weekend will incorporate a skills competition, prizes and and...

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Music makes the world go around

Kelowna City Band members first picked up instruments in 1894 and the Penticton Concert Band has been making music since 1910. Vernon has boasted a community band since the 1920’s. In 2001, Kamloops joined the bandwagon with the formation of the Kamloops Community Band.Where did many of these eager and talented musicians get their start? A visit to the twentieth annual Okanagan Concert Band Festival revealed the secret.               Festival flashback Noon hour approached at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre during the March festival. The atmosphere was electric. Students from grades 5...

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Thompson Okanagan students receive scholarships

Three students from the Thompson-Okanagan region have been recognized for their desire to contribute to society. The students will receive $5,000 scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada as part of the Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program. "We have an incredible group of scholars this year," said Pattison. "These young people have worked hard and persevered through difficulty. It is a privilege to be associated with these outstanding young Canadians." Angela A. Ippolito, Beattie School of the Arts, Kamloops, Jessica M. Flechner-Klein, Kelowna Christian School, Kelowna, and Jontaya T. Mayer, Mount Boucherie Secondary School, West Kelowna, are among the students being recognized.  The Association offers scholarships to...

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