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Year: 2017

United Way launches campaign for BC fire victims

As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery,” a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. Today, United Way is launching “United for BC Wildfire Recovery” – a campaign to raise funds for important social needs like finding permanent housing, food assistance, trauma and mental health supports, and rebuilding social infrastructure to meet community needs once the fires die down and residents return home. “Recovery from a crisis like the B.C. wildfires will be a long process spanning months to several years,” says...

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South Okanagan Event Centre offer free ticket giveaway

Spectra Venue Management, operators of the South Okanagan Event Centre (SOEC), is launching a free ticket giveaway contest. The sweepstakes offers patrons a chance to win two tickets to every ticketed event at the South Okanagan Events Centre for one year. Starting Wednesday, July 19, patrons are invited to enter for a chance to win the ‘”Key to the SOEC” online at SOEC.ca. No purchase necessary. “The Key to the SOEC is a way for us to say thank you; for the past nine years, patrons from all over the Okanagan and beyond have come to Penticton to support...

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Millennials gain competitive edge through YMCA employment programs

Many millennials feel lost when it comes to career planning and entering the work force. The YMCA of Okanagan is investing in this group by offering free youth employment programs to eligible individuals under 30, granting them a competitive advantage in today's labour market. “We believe that building a solid foundation in one’s career is crucial for the success of individuals and of our community,” says Jen Pont, YMCA youth employment supervisor. “Of our last training group, 11 of 12 students were hired before the program even ended.” These extensive four and fifteen week programs support youth with building...

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