FREE BBQ – Aug. 22

There is a FREE BBQ on August 22nd in Kelowna, at Mission Creek Park – come out and meet other self-advocates!

Looking to meet some other self-advocates? want to learn about the self-advocate group?

Come join us for a Free BBQ!

when: Wednesday, August 22nd from 11-2

Where: Mission Creek Park

**Bring your own chair**

To RSVP and For more information, please contact kim burkholder at

250-712-3610 or

In memory of our dear friend….

Yesterday, the Community Connections Support Services family lost our dear friend Brenda S.

We are sad for her family and especially her husband Danny and are so thankful to have known her and are blessed to have had her be part of our lives.

How cool is this?


Hey Everyone:

Some great pics of Candice H having a visit with firefighters from the Trail Fire Department and getting an opportunity to see what it’s like inside a fire truck.

So very cool, way to go Candice!


TRAIL: CCSS WE DAY Picnic July 17th

Hi all!

Join in the fun July 17th at the Birchbank Station Picnic Ground near Trail as CCSS celebrates WE DAY – 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!

WE DAY poster-1

Be Sun Safe!

As the sun comes out and the temperatures climb, remember to be Sun Safe!

  • Cover up. Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat made from breathable fabric. When you buy sunglasses, make sure they provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Limit your time in the sun. Keep out of the sun and heat between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. When your shadow is shorter than you, the sun is very strong. Look for places with lots of shade, like a park with big trees, partial roofs, awnings, umbrellas or gazebo tents. Always take an umbrella to the beach.
  • Use the UV Index forecast. Tune into local radio and TV stations or check online for the UV index forecast in your area. When the UV index is 3 or higher, wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Use sunscreen. Put sunscreen on when the UV index is 3 or more.
  • Drink plenty of cool liquids (especially water) before you feel thirsty. If sunny days are also hot and humid, stay cool and hydrated to avoid heat illness. Dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body) is dangerous, and thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
  • Avoid using tanning beds. If you do use them, understand the risks and learn how to protect yourself.

For more information on staying safe in the summer months, check out sun safety basics here, view a video on sun safety here,  and read about first aid for sunburn and sun illness here.

Kelowna: November 28, 2013 PLAN AGM

From the notice we had passed along from PLAN Okanagan:

Just a reminder that next Thursday, November 28th is PLAN Okanagan’s AGM, followed by the regular Families to Families Group, with a little twist, we will be having an early Christmas social after the AGM.

 We believe the greatest collective knowledge in the community is held within families  It’s this knowledge, passion, and strength that drives PLAN Okanagan and our Families to Families Group.
Are you interested in joining our team? are you interested in connecting with other families?
 If you or someone you know would like to know more about PLAN Okanagan, our Families to Families Group, our workshops, events, and what we have to offer, please join us next Thursday night, November 28th at 6:30 p.m (at the below address*).  The AGM is a fairly short meeting before the social.  Looking forward to seeing you Thursday.
* Parking is limited, please park at or near Elm St East and Braemar Street and use the walkway access to the office (the Provision Resources Day Program house.  Further information, please feel free to contact us at the number below)


Mary Bickert
Coordinator/Community Connector
PLAN Okanagan
1650 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6R9
250 860 2080 or cell 250 718 4165