Kelowna and Ok Falls: ANNUAL FREE COPCS BBQ

Dear COPCS Member(s),

     With the more-than-welcome season change, BBQ days are hear again!!!  Please join us for our annual free COPCS Family BBQ. (Invitation Attached)
We are having BBQ’s at the following two locations:
Kelowna  – Saturday, May 28th, 12:00-3:00 Okanagan Mission Activity Centre, 4398 Hobson Road, Kelowna
OK Falls   – Saturday, June 25th, 12:00-3:00 Kenyon Park Okanagan Falls 5332 Cedar Street, OK Falls (behind IGA)
     This is the first year that we are having a BBQ for our members in the South Okanagan to enjoy lunch and have fun in the sun.  Please RSVP as soon as you can with how many in your family can attend as both BBQ’s are coming up quick.
Take Care,
Margaret Milsom
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society 
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Found this…

I think it was taken last summer at our East Kootenay BBQs… I thought it summed up a lot. Thanks!


Kelowna: 2016 Home Share Provider & Community Conference

Hey all:

The 2016 COPCS 7th annual Home Share Provider and Community Conference is coming up. Check out all the details here:



On behalf of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference which will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express Kelowna. 

This year’s conference topic is “Improving Quality of Life” which is especially relevant to our profession and for people with diversabilities.  The presenter will be Bob Bowen who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester and faculty member of Mandt System Incorporated. 

Please register early and plan on being part of our 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference this year.  I am confident of the great value that this Conference will bring to all. 


Margaret Milsom

Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society

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Scholarship Opportunity

This from Erica, one of our Home Share Coordinators Hi everyone, I was just informed about this last week and wanted to pass it on. CLBC has a scholarship program for individuals looking into post secondary education. Deadline for application for this year is Friday March 18th. If approved, funding can be used anywhere from May 2016-April 2017. Here’s the link: Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 5th: COPCS business meeting

From Margaret and COPCS:


The next COPCS business meeting will be on, Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00pm
The meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant at 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna.
Margaret Milsom
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society (COPCS)

--   Brian Burnham  Director  Community Connections Support Services  275 Rutland Road North  Kelowna, BC  V1X 3B1

Penticton: Upcoming Fire Extinguisher Training April 12 & 13

Please see the note from Margaret at COPCS:

Fire Extinguisher training will be offered to the public on Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th in Penticton. Sessions will run every half hour from 8:30am to 12:00pm on both days. The training will take place at Fire Station 2 at 285 Dawson Avenue, Penticton. The cost to attend is $5.25 and you need to RSVP to Jody at
250-490-2311. During the training you will have an opportunity to learn more about fire safety and practise using fire extinguishers.
Margaret Milsom
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society