Car Seats for Local Families

From the Penticton Herald, August 28, 2019 Forty-six local children will now ride more safely, thanks to a shipment of free car seats received Wednesday by a Penticton non-profit agency through a region-wide initiative. Working in partnership with other organizations, United Way Southern Interior B.C. is delivering 169 car seats throughout the Okanagan, a significant … Continued

OneSky Set to Open Attainable Housing in Penticton

        MEDIA RELEASE August 28, 2019 OneSky Set to Open Attainable Housing in Penticton The OneSky Housing Society is ready to open 56 units of attainable rental housing in downtown Penticton. The Rise on Nanaimo will open its doors on November 1 with the aim of supporting middle-income renters who live and work in … Continued

Foundry Penticton Opens

Foundry Penticton officially opens its doors to young people PENTICTON – Young people and their families in the Okanagan Valley now have a new Foundry centre in Penticton, which focuses on reaching young people early – before small problems become big ones. “Foundry centres provide a safe and judgement-free environment where youth can feel comfortable … Continued

Aaron Pritchett – Youth Centre Fundraiser Concert

Invictus Entertainment Group presents Aaron Pritchett in partnership with New Country 100.7! Jim Cressman, CEO and president of Invictus Entertainment Group, partnered with New Country 100.7 and local sponsors to bring Aaron Pritchett to Penticton to raise funds for the Youth Resource Centre. Aaron Pritchett is playing at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, East Ballroom on … Continued

Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held today at the future site of a new 56-unit affordable housing complex. Plans for the five-storey building have been in the works for years, and are part of a partnership between Vancouver-based Catalyst Community Developments Society, OneSky Community Resources, BC Housing and the City of Penticton. “This project will ensure that … Continued

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 OneSky Community Resources Community Resources (OneSky Community Resources) 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 … 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