Barclay Bench Neighbours Rat Reduction Project

20 JULY,2017
Be Your Own Pied Piper Summerland- A recently formed group of concerned citizens, Barclay Bench Neighbours, hosted a successful afternoon educational event targeted at rat reduction on April 9th. Organizers Pati Hill, Sheryle and Nelson McGillis responded to the need for a community-based solution to reduce Summerland’s rat population with a successful application for a $500.00 Neighbourhood Small Grant funded by the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen. All residents of...

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Uplands Place Midwinter Block Party

16 FEBRUARY,2017
With our grant, we organized a block party for more than 30 residents on our street. A game of clues and puzzles was created for the kids, complete with a breakout box, and everyone enjoyed a catered dinner. It was a wonderful, well-attended event! ...

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Gathering of the Ghouls

10 JANUARY,2017
The Gathering of the Ghouls at Lakeshore Towers Halloween 2016 We would like to give a great big thank you to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen (CFOS) for providing the funding for this amazing event! The best part of this event, by far, was the community spirit that we all found through either helping to get everything together (no small task!) or taking part in the diverse and fun activities for all ages. Our age range for participation was 4 months to 75 years of a...

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Sonora Gardens Christmas Light Up

12 DECEMBER,2016
Our project was originally planned as a Pitch & Putt Golf Tournament and BBQ to afford us the opportunity to introduce and welcome new neighbors while reinforcing the need for additional volunteers within our small community. We had asked CFSO to provide a small grant for the BBQ as well as financial assistance to replace several of the Christmas light displays which have become dated and worn through several years use. However, a delay in NSG approval put these plans on hold temporarily. It...

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Kaleden Community Gathering

05 DECEMBER,2016
We had a wonderful community gathering at Kaleden on Oct 23rd 2016. We celebrated Kaleden's community spirit with live music, dancing, and crafts and created a warm and welcoming space for people in the community to get to know eachother. It was great to drum together, create interesting artwork and feast on some yummy organic food. A big thank you to Kaleden Parks and Recreation for providing the space, Nature Fare's Penticton for donating some of the food and all the community for coming out t...

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