- 1705 BCD Royal Canadian Army Cadets
- 223 Red Lion Air Cadets Squadron
- Armstrong Regional Cooperative
- Army, Navy and Airforce #5
- British Columbia Dragoons
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Canadian Red Cross
- Canmore Highland Games
- Coldstream Guards – Battle Drum
- Cycling Without Age
- Girl Guides Canada
- Halina Centre
- Interior Health
- Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band
- Kelowna Pipe and Band Society
- Legion, Branch #25
- Men in Kilts
- National Association of Federal Retirees
- North Okanagan Optimist Club
- North Okanagan/Shuswap Crime Stoppers
- Okanagan Mascot Games
- Okanagan Military Museum / Kelowna Museums
- Rocky Mountain Rangers
- Salvation Army
- Sons of Scotland
- Vernon Cadet Camp Museum
- Vernon Community Safety Unit
- Vernon Farmers Market
- Vernon Museum and Archives
- Vernon Scottish Country Dancers
- Vernon Visitor Centre
- Vernon Winter Carnival
- Veterans Affairs Canada – (Journey of remembrance combat boots)
- Wounded Warriors Canada
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DRAGOONS
is a Primary Reserve, Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Kelowna and Vernon British Columbia. The Regiment trains locally with the TAPV, G-Wagons and various other vehicles. Training involves a wide range of actives centered around Armoured Reconnaissance. Fully trained members are able to fight both mounted in vehicles and dismounted on foot using a wide variety of tactics. They are also able to conduct surveillance and close reconnaissance tasks. The BCD is always hiring intelligent, fit and confident men and women with an interest in a dynamic and challenging part time career. www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/bc-dragoons/index.page
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Vernon & District
Over the past 60 years, our local Canadian Mental Health Association has built a community of support for people living with mental health challenges. From education to housing to employment, we are here for more than 2,000 people in our community. Our youngest participant is 7. Our oldest is over 75.
Every day, we gather together to live our experiences and manage our struggles. We cook and share meals, we run social enterprises, we explore the beauty of nature, we educate and we learn. Every day, we strive to shine a light on mental health and come together as a caring community to empower and support those who live with mental health challenges and their families who care for them.
Mental health begins where we work, live, and play. While we focus on critical support services, we also lead with a new direction to empower organizations, companies and individuals to live better lives by addressing mental health and wellness issues in the workplace, at home and in the community. For more information please visit our website at: www.vernon.cmha.bc.ca
CANADIAN RED CROSS
The Canadian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. We strive towards improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. In the Okanagan, many of our volunteers give support & comfort to people impacted by disasters like fires & floods, or provide medical equipment like wheelchairsto those recovering from injury or illness.
Come chat with us at the Expo to find out more about what we do! You can also find more information by visiting our website: https://www.redcross.ca/volunteer
Interior Health will be offering training around overdose prevention, recognition and response including naloxone administration. Come learn how to save a life. www.interiorhealth.ca
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES
The National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR) has been in existence for 55 years, first known as Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA). The name was changed in 2014 to NAFR. With 176,000 members from coast-to-coast, we have a solid record of strong, smart advocacy campaigns that seek to protect our members hard earned pensions & benefits as well as those of all Canadians.
This year the NAFR has named 4 key priorities: Support for Veterans & their families, prioritize Pharmacare, National Seniors Strategy & Retirement Income Security.
Our Branches across Canada & their volunteers are working to make this organization a presence & to ensure that these issues are front & center on the political agenda at the fall election in Oct./2019. Can we count on your support???
Come chat with us at the Expo to find out more about these issues & membership eligibility. New members are always most welcome.
NORTH OKANAGAN/SHUSWAP CRIME STOPPERS
is a civilian run organization dedicated to helping keeping our communities free of crime. We encourage and process tips from the public at large which are kept absolutely anonymous. We are nonprofit and rely on donations and fund raising for our finances. Crime Stoppers has been in our area over 20 years, and was originally started as Vernon and District Crime Stoppers. With growth and changing times we have also had to evolve our program to regionally become North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers, which includes: Vernon, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke, Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville and Falkland. Since our program started we have taken in over 7800 tips and as a result we have paid out over $46,000 in rewards, recovered over $700,000 in property and most importantly seized over $19,000,00 worth of drugs off our streets. North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers is a program operating in conjunction with BC Crime Stoppers. http://nokscrimestoppers.com/
THE NORTH OKANAGAN OPTIMIST CLUB
established in 2011, is a member of Optimist International, a non-profit organization whose mission is . . . “by providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves”. Some of the community projects of the North Okanagan Optimist Club are the annual Unplug and Play Week, annual Vernon Heritage Fair, and playground boxes in community parks. The club has also participated in Optimist Programs such as the Optimist Essay Contest, and an Optimist Junior Golf tour. New members are always welcome. Check us out on Facebook @North Okanagan Optimist Club ; or website https://northokanaganoptimistclub.com
THE OKANAGAN MILITARY MUSEUM
Opened in 1999 to interpret the contributions of Okanagan citizens to Canada’s rich military history with emphasis on the British Columbia Dragoons and World Wars One and Two. We are located downtown in the Kelowna Memorial Arena, itself a 70 year ‘Living Memorial’ dedicated to the Fallen in World War Two. We are the primary venue for archival and library materials and artifacts documenting the diverse experiences and service of Canadian men and women, from the North Okanagan to the US border over the past century. See us online and on Facebook. We look forward to your visit.
Photos: Murals and trophy gun outside the OMM; WW 1 display case.
Credit: Okanagan Military Museum 2018
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS
is an Army Reserve infantry regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group garrisoned in Kamloops, B.C. at the J.R. Vicars Armoury, with a Company in Prince George. http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/rocky-mountain-rangers/index.page
VERNON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS
Scottish Country Dancing is the ballroom dancing of Scotland and there are groups all over the world, including here in Vernon. You do not have to be Scottish, or own a kilt, to enjoy the great melodies and toe-tapping beat of traditional Scottish reels, jigs, and strathspeys. It is a great form of aerobic exercise, offering both physical and mental exercise, as well as a fun social activity. www.vernonscd.wixsite.com/vernonscd