This page is a central database of community opportunities that families might like to investigate. We are not endorsing these opportunities, but rather sharing information as to possible resources available. Thank you.
Vancouver Aquarium- Virtual Aquaclass
The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students and families to connect live with the Vancouver Aquarium without having to leave the classroom or home.
Through the Kelowna Actors Studio, with Artistic Managing Director Randy Leslie and his instructors,
classes are offered for school aged children. Students from ages 7 to 17 can enrol in after school
performance classes, Home School classes, March Break and Summer Classes. Many students from
these classes have moved on to perform in our Main Stage Productions. It’s an ongoing opportunity for
them to hone their Musical, Dance and Acting skills. We also operate our High School for the Arts (The
Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation) grades 10 thru 12. Contact Randy Leslie for more info.
Cybersafe is geared towards youth aged 10 – 16. It is an online course with a certificate at the end (which can be used as a Health & Career Sample). Students will watch videos, and do activities as well as learn about the dangers of the internet. They will learn about their digital footprint and online crime, including cyberbullying.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents should have a look at the course first because there is a component of the course that discusses sexual predators and "sexting".
Basketball opportunities in the Kelowna area.
Kelowna Minor Basketball Association – http://www.kelownamba.com/default.aspx?p=home
Junior Heat - https://news.ok.ubc.ca/juniorheat-bb/
NBC - https://news.ok.ubc.ca/juniorheat-bb/ (summer camp hosted at Heritage Christian School)
Free bowling program for kids
Parents are offered a $25 deal to allow up to 4 older family member to bowl for free with the kids. The parent offer is introduced after you sign up your children.
Royal BC Museum
Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program
The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These correspond with the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – which is a big part of YLM – but we offer so much more.
Our aim is to empower young people to take on leadership roles both in life and in the community. Through the three levels of the program, we strive to guide them in exploring new opportunities and developing their leadership and life skills through experience.
The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium program is a holistic leadership training program with 5 unique focuses:
- Personal Development
- Leadership Development
- Community Awareness
- Adventure Expedition, and
- Community Leadership Initiative
New to YLM? The Bronze level is where you want to start!
Upon successful completion of the YLM Bronze program, youth participants will receive the following:
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Certificate
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award
- Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program Certificate
- St. John Ambulance‘s First Aid Certificate
Encounters with Canada
It sounds very interesting and is only for students aged 14-17, one week in Ottawa, every week, all year long.
Spend a week with Encounters with Canada - Canada's largest youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 92,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, so far!