Etcetera Youth Group: Pride 2021 Community Support

We have been blown away by the community support for the Etcetera Youth Group. So many local initiatives and businesses went above and beyond this Pride 2021 season to use their platforms to bring awareness to the weekly 2SLGBTQIA+ youth group.

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Community Support: Airhouse Kelowna

We're always looking for different activities and outlets for our program participants to enjoy throughout the Okanagan. One business that has provided its support in a unique way is local gymnastics and trampoline training centre, Airhouse Kelowna.

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Community Support: Bridge Over Bubbled Waters

We wouldn’t be here today without you, our community. The support and recognition you continue to provide us is unmatched. In fact, because of you, we’re steps away from our goal to opening Phase 1 of the Okanagan Youth Recovery House! We’re grateful you choose to include us in your events and giving back. Which is why we wanted to share this story and perspective of Elizabeth Fairbanks Parker and Brian Fairbanks who host a charity event with their friends every holiday season. This year, they chose to support The Bridge.

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Community Support: Luxe & Love Creations

To celebrate Pride Month this year, local artisan, Michaela Gagne, is curating a collection of earrings to help support and bring awareness to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We had the opportunity to chat with her about her involvement as an ally and why she chose The Bridge’s Etcetera Youth Group to donate proceeds to…

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Community Support: Interior Savings

Through community grants, local funding opportunities, and sponsorships, Interior Savings steps up in a variety of ways to ensure different programs and initiatives within our organization continue to thrive. We’re grateful to be highlighting some of their most recent contributions including supporting our Healthy Together spring sessions as well as providing an impactful donation to Phase I of the Youth Recovery House

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Etcetera Youth Group: Happy Pride Month!

As the only local youth group of its kind and funded solely through grants and donations, Etcetera has served hundreds of youth between the ages of 11-18 during its time in operation. Many changes have happened in these years – staff and volunteer facilitators, locations, age ranges served - but our core mission of access to safe space and safe adults remains steadfast

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Community Support: Vision Mechanical Ltd.

The team at Vision Mechanical Ltd. has been with us every step of the way of our campaign to build the Okanagan Youth Recovery House. As the doors of Phase I opened, Vision Mechanical thoughtfully donated eight welcome baskets for our young people as they began their recovery journey with us! To continue their support, the local, family-run business will be donating $30 from EVERY Air Conditioning Maintenance from now until July 15th to the Youth Recovery House.

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Therapeutic Equine Program: Claire’s Story

Something we’re very proud of at The Bridge is our ability to be flexible and creative when it  comes to serving the different needs of our community. There is no one size fits all treatment.  When we’re presented with individuals who are seeking support, we use many different  opportunities and programs to find the right fit for them. Claire* was no exception. Thanks to  their bravery and permission to share this story, we’re able to show you just how important it is  to provide support at the right times..

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Community Support: The Life After Laundry Ladies Club

Melanie Fulks-Kraus has been a dedicated volunteer and donor with The Bridge for more than five years. Founder of the Life After Laundry Ladies Club, she continues to spread her enthusiasm, encouragement, and positive messages throughout our entire organization in a variety of ways. After her most recent ‘Birthday Project’ saw handfuls of goodie bags distributed to our women in treatment, we knew we had to shine a spotlight on her devoted advocacy and support...

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Community Support: The Socially Anxious People Person Project

After years of working through Social Anxiety Disorder, Nicole Richard decided it was time to turn her mental health journey into something positive. Her love of people motivated her to give back to the community. Nicole was simply sick of not being able to do and express the things she loved. Born and raised in West Kelowna, she shares why being an active member of her community means so much to her. We had the opportunity to learn more about Nicole’s journey so far and how years of battling her mental illness turned into The Socially Anxious People Person Project (SAPP) in support of the Youth Recovery House...

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