NELSON: Special Olympics Fundraiser – Aug 7th

Break out the cowboy boots, and grab your guitar!  In celebration of  the Special Olympics’ 29th Anniversary, join in for a Country Music Fundraiser at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson.  Festivities will run from 12 _2030006smPM – 7 PM on Sunday, August 7th.

If you are musically inclined, you can join in to showcase your talents by signing up between 12-3 pm.

Head out for a great afternoon in support of the Special Olympics!

For more information, contact Bill at 250-825-4715.

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A great WE DAY BBQ!

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate a great WE DAY BBQ with us this year!  It was a fun-filled afternoon – check it out:

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We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

KELOWNA: Art Gallery CONNECT – July 26th


There is still space available for participants in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s CONNECT session starting July 26 (next Tuesday)!  This session runs weekly through to August 30th on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm; cost is $10 for all 6 classes.

CPainterONNECT is a studio art program for adults with developmental disabilities that operates year-round in 6-week sessions with weekly classes where individuals can view and discuss works of art at the Gallery, meet local artists, and spend time making art in the Gallery’s studio space.  For more information see:
Interested participants can request a referral from CLBC (250-712-3610) and then contact Laura Wyllie, Public Programming Coordinator (250-762-2226 ext. 307) to have their name added to the list.  If you have questions, you can also contact Laura for more information.

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PEACHLAND: Fishing Forever – July 23rd

Boulder Mountain CutthroatSee invitation (below) via Families In Touch (FIT) network and COPCS.

Fishing Forever 2016

Fishing Forever in Peachland on July 23rd.  It is a great activity for those who don’t get a chance to go fishing.

Date:  Saturday, July 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:  Heritage Park, Beach Avenue, Peachland

Event includes a BBQ, trophies and prizes. It is for anyone with a [disability] of all ages and everything is supplied.

More Information:

Al Springer (250.767.2287)

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Reminder: TRAIL – CCSS WE DAY Picnic July 17th

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Hey everyone, don’t miss out on the fun this weekend – join us on July 17th at the Birchbank Station Picnic Ground near Trail as CCSS celebrates WE DAY with a Picnic!  Burger, Hotdogs, coffee, tea, punch provided.  Feel free to bring a dish to share – salad? chips? dessert? etc?

Live music provided – feel free to bring an instrument, your voice, your dancing shoes, etc.

Do you have a hobby you would like to share?  Feel free to bring your –  artwork?  photography?  homemade crafts? etc?

Most important of all, bring yourselves, your support worker, Home Share Provider,  your friends and family…everyone welcome.

Looking forward to seeing many of you!

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KELOWNA – Fit Families & Friends

FROM SOBC Virtual Kelowna Office: Please see the following message from SOBC Manager of Community Development Thompson-Okanagan Reanne Holden.

As a part of Special Olympics BC’s Healthy Communities initiatives, Kelowna athletes alongside their families and friends are invited to take part in a Fit Family and Friends project right here in our community! This is a great opportunity for our athletes to get active with their family, friends and social supports. Together, the group takes part in a weekly walk, tracking kilometers as they go and then shares a healthy snack afterwards. The Fit Family and Friends program creates more opportunities for SOBC members to support athletes of all abilities and increase the entire group’s overall health in a fun, social setting!   Please see the attached PDF for more information on the Fit Family and Friends program and how to register your group.

Reanne Holden

Manager, Community Development – Thompson Okanagan

Special Olympics British Columbia

Tel 778-581-0511


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Hi everyone!  Check out the info below and the attached invitation to the gala night opening of CoolArts’ Bio Diverse Ability Show taking place next month!

Hello Friends,

On Thursday, July 28th, from 6 – 8 p.m.,
the Vernon Public Art Gallery is hosting an opening reception
for Cool Arts Society’s BIO DIVERSE ABILITY show.

Please see the attached invite for details and feel free to share with friends.

Rena Warren
Executive Director
Cool Arts Society

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