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Fall Newsletter | 2018

Our newsletter celebrates innovation this Fall. Our Residents have participated in a variety of activities including chicken handling.

Fall is a busy season - be sure to read our newsletter to find out everything that has been happening in our communities. The Heights Residents created a new audiobook and Teams in Kelowna brought the Christmas Spirit in early - it's Fall at Baptist Housing and we have so much to be thankful for. Don't miss out on the Volunteer Nomination news!

Oak Bay News | Photographers focus on the shoreline

Darlaine Bagshaw, 80, plays piano everyday for Residents before meals at Shannon Oaks. Her friend took her down to the marina to see this piano, which she played for some time. I thought I would share in case you wanted to put in the Oak Bay newspaper. She has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old. Her friend Sheri Tromp wrote this about her playing:

'Ode to Darlaine

Darlaine's music takes my thoughts

From the past into the present

For me, her music

Sometimes works like medicine,

Concerts in Care in Vancouver | Sep 25

Concerts in Care Present David Gillham and Chiharu linuma on Tuesday Septmeber 25 at 2:30pm.

Much in demand as a chamber musician, Chiharu Iinuma has regularly performed across three continents in recitals. Miss Iinuma is a frequent collaborative pianist at the world's most prestigious music competitions, including the Tchaikovsky, Queen Elizabeth Competitions.In 1993, she was invited to participate in the inaugural Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Christmas in July

Baptist Housing is pleased to announce that its three Campuses of Care in Kelowna have joined together, Residents, Families and Team Members to raise funds for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank during the summertime when their donations are at their lowest.

Fantabulous Charity Golf Tournament | 21 September 2018

Join us on Friday, September 21 at Shannon Lake Golf Course for a Funtabulous Charity Golf Tournament followed by a delicious barbeque dinner.

This event is proudly sponsored by Baptist Housing and it supports Westside Health Network Society a Community partner of the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Simikameen.


  • Registration at 2:00PM
  • Shotgun at 3:30PM
  • Dinner at 6:30PM


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.