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Princeton Leaders for Literacy—Learning Literacy Amazing Race

Since 2014, Valley First Princeton branch has partnered with Princeton Leaders for Literacy for their annual May, Amazing Race event. Vermilion Forks Elementary School students trade the classroom for hands-on financial education as they received a crash course from Valley First staff in income, sensible spending and how to create a budget. Students then put their budget into action at the local Cooper’s store, purchasing a healthy meal for a family of four with just $20. All food purchased was donated to Feed the Valley.

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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society operates to enhance the accessibility of locally grown wines by connecting consumers through wine festivals and tasting events as well as judging competitions. We are proud to partner with the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society in support of this growing industry.

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Communities First

We’re excited to introduce Communities First, a new partnership with the BC Hockey League (BCHL). Excelling at team sport and community engagement, the BCHL provides over 350 youth the opportunity to play Junior A hockey and volunteer in our communities.

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CANSave

Valley First is excited to continue to partner with Enactus Okanagan College and its financial literacy program, CANSave. Launched in 2016 as a pilot program in Kelowna, CANSave educates children in grades 2-4, on basic money management skills with an emphasis on needs, wants and supporting charitable causes.

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PacificSport Okanagan

PacificSport Okanagan and the City of Kelowna first partnered to develop the flagship Community Sport Delivery Program (CSDP) in 2014. In 2017, Valley First was proud to sponsor the CSDP to continue to build sustainable community sport. This local initiative was established to build capacity within the local sport system. Positions were created in local sport organizations to support sport development needs, ensuring the provision of a wide range of programs and services to athletes, coaches, and volunteers from grassroots to competitive levels.

Farm Bag Fundraiser

2015 Program Impact

The 2015-16 Fundraiser program had another successful season bringing quality fresh local produce to families and schools in the Okanagan-Similkameen region. Over 500 participants (including some new schools) took part October through February.

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Be An Angel

A Feed the Valley partnership with The Daily Courier and Penticton Herald raising funds for children and families during the holiday season.

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