Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide. Additionally, we have speakers at our meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.
Below are some of the club's current projects and activities.
During the school term Volunteers make their way down to Pearson Elementary School to help serve breakfast to students. The Club also sponsors the Kiwanis Terrific Kids and BUG Program at Pearson Elementary and at the Oyama Traditional School in Lake Country.
Kiwanians volunteer to support the event by greeting attendees and taking donations. An estimated 1700 people attended in 2016.
Members help with organizing and volunteering on National Pancake Day which supports the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Great fun for one and all! Members who work this event on Friday mornings are always in a happy mood when they say good-bye to the students because it is a happy place to be.
Each year the Kiwanis Music Festival grows to involve more children. Kiwanis members are proud to sponsor this very exciting event. Students come from all over the Okanagan Valley and the talent is of these students is wonderful. Club members sit on the Board of Directors and volunteer during the festival on Registration and as the Secretary to the Adjudicators as well as volunteering at the final Gala event.
Our members are long standing volunteers who have contributed valuable hours of service for The Bridge's parenting groups
Kiwanis One Day is a day when ALL the Kiwanis Clubs around the World choose a project in their community and volunteer. The Kelowna Kiwanis have had several projects over the years but have chosen the Kelowna Women's Shelter for many years. the members have built and painted fences, cleaned the yard and in 1915 our members repaired the back deck of the house.
This event is held each Spring and baskets are on sale the Saturday before Mother's Day. Proceeds to Children's Charities.
July 1 is a time to celebrate and Kiwanis will sponsor the Canada Day Kid's Stage. Kiwanis will have a booth near the stage and volunteers will participate in making announcements if they wish as well as providing an activity for children. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.