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Shannon Oaks Carnival

Step right up and join the fun! Our Shannon Oaks Carnival is on Saturday August 18 th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be all sorts of carnival games including a dunk tank and prizes. Hurry on over for cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones galore. Everyone is invited - young and old - including grandchildren and great grandchildren!

RSVP for your free admission by calling 604-324-6257.

A Tale of Two Countries | Author Series

It was a hot August day in the summer of 1966 when my husband and I and our two small children emigrated from Oregon, USA, to British Columbia, Canada. In the USA, the Vietnam war was raging and some of our friends had been drafted. Others had just slipped across the border into Canada, where they had found a safe haven from having to fight in a foreign civil war which they didn't believe that Americans should have ever been involved in.

The Pride of Lady Liuwa | Author Series

The Pride of Lady Liuwa was lovingly authored and designed by our Residents at The Heights and facilitated by Margaret their Recreation Assistant. One of our Residents Mary, was moved by a National Geographic documentary about a lioness named Lady located in the Liuwa National Park in Zambia, Africa.

Grandview Towers Adventures

More than a dozen Grandview Towers Residents visited what used to be the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, Britannia Mine Museum is an award-winning Museum and National Historic Site that offers opportunities to ride the underground train, pan for gold and view minerals.

These field trips are a great way to promote outdoor exercise and community engagement.We are so grateful for a Team that understands the value of fun and strives to promote these adventures for our Residents.

Laverne and Shirley

Every afternoon at 3:30 Residents make their way to the garden at Sun Pointe Village to spend time with Laverne and Shirley - two red hens with attitude. These cherished pets are part of the Hen Therapy Program that was initiated at Village at Mill Creek. The program provides many benefits: it improves wellbeing, reduces depression and promotes outdoor activities. It also provides our Team with professional development opportunities and new skill sets.

Summer Newsletter | 2018

Our newsletter celebrates community this Summer. Our Residents have participated in a variety of activities showing great compassion and team spirit.

Summer is a busy season - be sure to read our newsletter to find out everything that has been happening in our communities. Hallmark invited the community to a classic car show and Teams in Kelowna distributed living salads to community members in need - it's Summer at Baptist Housing and we have so much to be thankful for. Don't miss out on the Golden Award news!

Golden Star Award Winner!

The BC Retired Teachers' Association Excellence in Public Education Committee met in April to perform the challenging task of adjudicating the applications for the 2018 Golden Star Awards. The Senior Buddies program that takes place at Sun Pointe Village in Kelowna was nominated by Ms. Suanne Miles a South Rutland Elementary School teacher.

The Committee looked for applications that particularly developed rich and transforming relationships between students and seniors in their communities and the Senior Buddies Program won!

Fishy Business

The Peachland Sportsmen's Association assisted our Residents at Village at Smith Creek with fishing at Shannon Lake, Kelowna. This is an amazing program utilized by many in the community.

At this time of year Shannon Lake is stocked and many visitors have an opportunity to catch a fish. Our Residents were not disappointed as they reeled in their lines and had the opportunity to hold their fish - if they so desired.

House boating on The Shuswaps | Author Series

One summer, after reading a brochure on houseboats in the Okanagan, my husband decreed that was to be our holiday for the year. What he failed to realize was that, while the brochure showed adults lounging on the deck and sipping drinks, our passengers would be quite different. They would consist of six children between the ages of 14 months and 11 years. However, being the obliging help-mate that I was, I acquiesced and started packing for six children and myself. (I refused to take the dog). My better half managed to get his own things packed and made it to the station wagon.

Canada, The New Gateway | Author Series

Mother, for me, exemplifies bringing the best of human nature to the building of Canada as a nation. She was a real caregiver. Born in the lovely county of Shropshire England, she left school for family duties at age thirteen. Then in her twenties, around 1910, she accompanied her widowed father and brother to immigrate to Canada; making a home farming in Saskatchewan. Later when her father remarried she took up nursing at Winnipeg General Hospital, graduating in 1916. Then she explored the west as far as she could, and worked as a nurse for a while in Banff.