June 15, 2017


With the continuously generous help of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen we have improved our innovative Sensory Cave. We aim to relentlessly pursue excellence in care and as such we want to be continually improving our spaces, even newly created ones. The Sensory Cave is a unique space, purpose built, to help child regulate their sensory systems which in turn leaves them better able to learn. The Community Foundation has donated an additiona...

August 25, 2015

Three Okanagan Valley Kettlebell athletes have some heavy competition in their future, as they compete for Team Canada at the 2015 International Union of Kettlebell Lifting World Championships in Dublin, Ireland this November. As they prepare for this journey ahead, they generously took some time to give back to their community while helping to raise funds for their upcoming competition. 



On August 22, members of the Okanagan Valley Kettlebells hosted a booth at the Downtown Penticton Ma...

July 15, 2015

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June 29, 2015

 On June 26, Helen Little and Brenda Craig of the Penticton Fraternal Order of Eagles (Ladies' Auxiliary) came to the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre, to present Executive Director Manisha Willms with a cheque for $1000.   The generous donation will be used towards the replacement of the pediatric gym floor, with work planned to begin later this summer.  Thank you for your generosity and for supporting the 700 children who use the Centre!


June 25, 2015

What started as a visionary brainstorming session during a staff retreat in March, has come to life - a vibrant, green, growing life, in the form of a new community "Learning and Sharing Garden".  


Envisioned as a way of taking therapies outside, teaching kids about healthy eating, teaching parents about food preparation, and providing countless opportunities for learning and growing, we have been working towards putting a 'community garden' in place. On Thursday, June 18, we of...

May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015


OSNS Receives Provincial Government Grant to Open Licensed  

Developmental Child-Care C...

May 14, 2015

The therapists at OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre spend a lot of time on the road, given the fact that many therapy sessions take place at clients' homes.  The OSNS is proud to have two beautiful Rav4 vehicles to drive, "Mica" and "Ruby", thanks to the generosity of Penticton Toyota.  As of today, they will have a much more prominent presence on the road as they cruise the highways of the South Okanagan!


Thanks to our friends at Morpheus Graphics, Mica and Ruby are now emblazon...

May 12, 2015


The Penticton chapter of the franternal organization, The Knights of Pythias, has been a long-standing sponsor of the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre's gym facility.  They have provided financial contributions to the gym for a number of years, starting with an initial generous donation in 1996, at which time the gym was emblazoned with a plaque noting the Centre's ongoing appreciation for the Knights of Pythias. 


On April 23, 2015, Roger Murray and Reg Greenwood of the lo...

May 8, 2015

If your children came home from the LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt with a pair of floppy construction paper bunny ears, chances are that the friendly faces at the Investors Group played a role in your day.


As part of their involvement in the LocoLanding Easter Egg Hunt, Chris Hawkins, Financial Consultant at the Investors Group, came by the Centre today to present Executive Director, Manisha Willms, with a generous cheque for $1000.


This contribution will go towards our soon-to-be-constructe...

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