Okanagan Community Accessibility Navigator
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February 2017

In This Issue

  • Okanagan Ability Centre
  • 5th Annual Charity Poker Ski-A-Thon
  • Variety Show of Hearts Telethon
  • Events

The Community Accessibility Navigator highlights several programs or services that enhance the lives of individuals who have a physical, cognitive or sensory disAbility. Join us in helping to promote the good work that is being done and share with individuals interested in healthy adaptive active living activities.
 This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the 


Picture courtesy of McGovern Medical School
Okanagan Ability Centre is home to four psychologists who specialize in the diagnosis of children and youth in a variety of developmental disabilities, including ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, and social-emotional and behavioural difficulties. OAC also specializes in diagnosing adults with similar difficulties. Appointments at the centre do not require referrals, though it should be noted appointments are often booked months in advance. If you would like to book an appointment with the Okanagan Ability Centre please call their office or email them at

Join us February 25, 2017 at Big White Ski Resort and participate in our annual Charity Poker Ski-A-Thon. This gives us an opportunity to raise funds for our adaptive programs. Come and enjoy a great day up at Big White with an Apre' Poker Charity Ski-A-Thon celebration at the Globe Dining Restaurant, enjoy great food and a chance to win some fantastic prizes, along with a silent auction.

For full details on how you can participate please follow our event page link.  
Photo courtesy of Variety - The Children's Charity of BC

Since 1965, Variety - The Children’s Charity has been operating in British Columbia to help children with special needs by funding organizations that provide support and services to children across the province. This month is the 51st annual Show of Hearts Telethon, one of their most successful ventures that raises millions of dollars for those with special needs. Through the telethon and other fundraising efforts, Variety has helped local establishments such as Armstrong Elementary School and BC Adaptive Snow Sports, who works closely with the local PowderHounds Adaptive Ski Club. If you are able to donate to the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on February 12, please do so.
If you would like to see an event featured here in March, please email us at
Telephone (250) 861-3302
#23-1720 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2Y7
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