Audio visual boost for local society

The Education and Substance Abuse Committee accepted a request for funding from counseling staff at LSCSS

 

A  47” flat screen TV will be installed at The South Similkameen Family Centre thanks to help from a committee of the Village of Keremeos.

The Education and Substance Abuse Committee accepted a request for funding from counseling staff at Lower Similkameen Community Services Society and awarded the society $500 toward the purchase of the flat screen TV.

“This will be a really helpful and appreciated feature as we continue with our youth dinner and movie evenings each Thursday at the family centre”, says counselor, Dave Cursons.

There are other uses for the high quality LED screen.  Video materials on parenting topics, part of a S.T.E.P. program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), will be featured.

The local parent discussion group begins a series of sessions on Saturday morning, February 18 at the family centre.  Sessions are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The first session will provide a program overview allow the group to organize its own schedule for meetings afterwards.

The new TV screen will be use to mount instructional and informational materials for clients, staff and volunteers at Lower Similkameen Community Services Society.

Support to seniors, a community kitchen, early childhood development programs, family literacy projects, counseling to youth, Meals on Wheels, a volunteer driver program, English language training for immigrants and special programs for the disadvantaged are all part of the society’s effort in the Lower Similkameen.

The society delivers services under contracts with Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Services, Public Safety and Solicitor General as well as managing low cost housing for seniors and independent living residences at Kylami Place and Mountainview Manor.

 

 

 

Just Posted

BREAKING: Highway 3 near Keremeos closed due to rockslide

Highway 3 just west of Keremeos is closed as of 8:44 p.m.… Continue reading

Okanagan College to develop wellness strategy for drug use

The Kelowna campus has 28 employees trained in the use of naloxone.

Update: Highway 3 open after crash

DriveBC is reporting a vehicle incident this morning.

Tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Homeless Osoyoos man allegedly doused in ice water while he slept

Community outraged at treatment of well-known homeless community member

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

UPDATE: Destructive blaze in West Kelowna

A unit of a condo complex is on fire in West Kelowna

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Pet Planet picks up Okanagan’s cannabis for pets

True Leaf Medicine International expands retail distribution to 3,500 stores worldwide

AquaVan comes to Okanagan Science Centre

200-litre mobile touch tank allows you to get up-close with marine invertebrates

Army of support behind Black Press saleswoman battling cancer

GoFundMe helps empower Sue Folliott’s fight

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

No joke: Kelowna’s first zero-waste grocery store to open April 1

Farm Bound Zero Waste has announced its opening date

Most Read