Community Inclusion Month!

Hey everyone, October is Community Inclusion Month! With the ongoing response to COVID-19, we are celebrating a little differently this year — check out Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran as he proclaims October Community Inclusion Month, an event that has in past years included the Pathways Inclusion Chain:

How are you celebrating Community Inclusion Month this year? Let us know in the comments!

Harold and Eva’s Epic Adventure!

Harold N in Penticton

Hey everyone:

Got the COOLEST note from Eva C – she and Harold N had an amazing adventure to Penticton from their home in Nelson to see a Roy Orbison tribute. Please check out her note and the pictures below and.. way to go you two…!

Hello Brian
Harold and I wanted to say Hello from our little adventure to Penticton yesterday and on our way back today .
We went to a Roy Orbison Tribute band performance from Victoria called” The Lonely “
Awesome Band!!
We stayed in a motel overnight in Penticton.
I help Harold doing recycling every week and we save up money for tix and food like this Event . We are skipping the Elvis Festival this year . Just to take a break. So this was a perfect :)….
….Here are photos and you can use them on the website HN is cool with that.
Eva and Harold

WE HEARD YOU: Did you know…?

Each year we send out a survey and ask for your feedback. Last spring, we asked you two questions about your quality of life in your community:

  • How could all services in your town better meet your needs?
  • Is there anything that you would like to see in your community that speaks to your interests?

We got back lots of ideas about services, about recreation, and about transportation. Thanks!

Since we looked at the ideas and suggestions we got back, it seemed to us that people might not know that their communities are working hard to meet these needs – so we thought we would share what we know is currently going on.

Here is some information about what’s going on in the Okanagan, and in our Province:

Here is some information about what’s going on in the Kootenays, and in our Province:

Check it out! Feel free to pass along to others.

We Voted!

Hey everyone!

Check out the coolest pics of the gang in Trail off to cast their vote. Did you? What an interesting election it was.

See you out there…!

Fire Extinguishers!

Hi everyone!

Not all of us have had the chance to use a fire extinguisher in real life, but these devices are important safety equipment.  Using them to put out small fires can save lives!

That being said, arranging training on how to use them properly can be challenging.

So, we thought we would revive a previous post from our team (employee) website that included a training video — click here to check out the video, and please  share with others!

Is there specific training you think would be helpful to have?  Let us know in the comments!

Glenda’s First Horse Ride!


Great set of pics and story from Diane E about Glenda W’s trip to Arion Farms. Way to go Glenda! Diane writes:

Glenda W going for a ride

Last Friday we went to Arion farms, Glenda had expressed she wanted to go on a horse…This was her first time for her! She was so excited for weeks leading up to it! Was amazing to experience it with her!! Her caregivers came out to watch too.  
The reason this is so amazing is because when I first started supporting Glenda years ago, all she wanted to do was go for tea… the fact that she expressed herself that she wanted to go on a horse.. shocked me and her home share providers.. Glenda has grown so much over the years …
These moments remind me of why I love my job so much!! 

What a summer!

Eva C sent along a pile of pictures of the EPIC summer that she and Harold N have had… the Great Train Robbery… the Elvis Festival in Penticton, etc, etc, etc. Way to go you guys! Check out all the pics below and see ya out there!