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One of our own in the Penticton Challenge

David Paynter has been training for close to a year now for the Penticton Challenge which took place on August 25th.  This is the first year for the Penticton Challenge; but the race is a tradition in Penticton under the previous banner of the Penticton Ironman Triathlon. This is grueling race with a 3 km swim, followed by a…
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Fun at Pritchard Park for our Annual Family and Friends Picnic

Thanks to all those who joined us on August 18th at Pritchard Park in West Kelowna.  Each year we gather on the shores of Lake Okanagan and have an opportunity to visit, usually meet new people and share some food and fun. This event is open those who are new to the area or have been here for awhile. We…
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Buckerfields Grubby Puppy Wash makes a big splash….

… with donations made to PLAN Okanagan and two other organizations.  Thanks to all who joined us at Buckerfileds on Saturday July 27th at their Springfield location. There were lots of burger’s served thanks to Buckerfields manager Jeff who supplied all the good food and to Dwyane Jeaurond our chief chef and his helpers, Sandra, Laurie and Mary. As you…
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5th ANNUAL INVESTORS GROUP RUN FOR FRIENDS – May 26th, 2013 was a great success!

  Our 5th Annual Investors Group Run for Friends took place on Sunday, May 26th.         We changed our START line  this year; still running on the   Mission Creek Regional Park Greenway but started at the Springfield entrance, just east of Orchard Park Shopping Centre. The weather was amazing and what a great mixture of participants…
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Thanks to Buckerfield’s and all who stopped by for the All About Pets Event…

Thanks to Buckerfield’s (at 1889 Springfield Road in Kelowna) and all those who stopped by for Buckerfield’s All About Pets Events held on March 23rd, 2013. There was a petting zoo and a draw  to win pet food for a year!! Thanks to Jeff Cameron, Manager of Buckerfield’s, for providing the hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks.  And a thank…
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Putting disability issues on the election agenda|Inclusion BC Article

An Article from Inclusion BC|formerly the BC Association for Community Living (reprinted with permission)

http://bcacl.org/putting-disability-on-election-agenda May 14, 2013 is election day in B.C. and we want to give you the tools you need to put issues important to people with developmental disabilities on the election agenda. We have created resources to help you get the word out. Toolkit
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2012 Run for Friends

Our 4th Annual Investors Group – Run for Friends Fundraiser on the Mission Park Greenway  was held on May 27th, 2012. 2012 Poster Run for Freinds Pictured here (from left to right) is David and Laurie Paynter of PLAN Okanagan and Lee Pearston and Penny Hamlin of Investors Group.  Lee and Penny are presenting a cheque to PLAN Okanagan –…
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2012 Trivia Night was a night of Rock n’ Rollin’

PLAN Ok Trivia Night 2012
PLAN Okanagan’s 9th Annual Trivia Night was held on April 14th, 2012. We were back at the Parkinson Recreation Centre and took over all three ballrooms.   We heard people say last year, they had such a good time they were going to bring more of their friends … so we’ve made room for everyone. The…
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Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise Gift to PLAN Okanagan

We wish to thank the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise for their grant.  We were able to purchase a new projector with this funding.  This is a necessary tool for PLAN Okanagan in our workshop presentations.  Our previous projector literally wore out. A big shout out to all the members of the Sunrise Club for your support.…
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By Melisa Chow (Parent) The word inclusion denotes that something or someone is originally excluded and now needs to be included with the majority.  Currently, I am still often asked if my son is in “inclusive” education – which implies he might not be (ie: segregated).  Nobody asked if my typcal child is in an “inclusive” education environment.  I believe…
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