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NOOC Next Meeting

 

tomsplace.formerlythepantryrestaurantThe North Okanagan Optimist Club is having our next meeting on September 19th, 2016 at “Toms Place” formerly “The Pantry Restaurant”, at 3908 32nd St. Vernon, B.C. V1T 5P2.

The public is welcome to join us and meet some of our members, as well as experience how our meeting operate, and learn more about the different projects we have planned for the 2016 – 2017 year.  You can email us at: northokanaganoptimistclub@gmail.com and introduce yourself and let us know you would like to attend.

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Sunshine Festival Results For Play Board

 

The North Okanagan Optimist Club had a booth again at the Sunshine Festival 2016.  We tried something different this year, and we feel it was a BIG success.  We made a board with the words PLAY written on it, and then asked the kids who came into our booth to draw something that came to mind when they think of PLAY.

So here is a list of some of the comments and images that the children drew:

Bike-a-thon, Gymnastics -1, Amusement park, Curling with my friends, Growing fun  things, Coloring Contests and pictures in co,loring books, Playing with Barbies in the park, playing soccer -1, playing on the swings, skate boarding, playing outside, building Lego things, playing with toys, playing games outside, going to the park, be a wolf, dance in the living-room, playing Poker –Texas holdem, playing on the slide, playing in the snow, playing Hockey, playing baseball, drawing chalk games on the sidewalk, jumping on the Trampoline, playing with water balloons, , playing tag and let anyone join, drawing and coloring, having a playdate with Mom & Dad, riding my bike, jumping in bouncy castles, swimming, playing basketball, go skiing, playing golf, doing things with my family, playing cards, playing with my kite, playing with my Bunnies, gardening with my Mom & Dad, playing house, listening to music, playing with animals, reading books, going to the beach, playing volleyball, play with my puppy, driving a digger with Grandpa, going for walks, playing in the sandbox, go to the park,  acting.

Thank you to all the children who took the time to draw us a PLAY picture!

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Winners of the NOOC 2015-2016 Essay Contest

 
North Okanagan Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners 2016 with Ina Forrest

North Okanagan Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners 2016 with Ina Forrest

For the fourth consecutive year, we held an Optimist International Essay contest for the high school students in our local area. The topic this year was “Lead By Example: Reality or Fiction?” and the essay participants wrote very interesting personal opinions on the topic. Our club contest winners were 1 st – $500-Tayana Simpson, 2 nd -$300- Alannah McPherson, 3 rd -$200- Brookelyn Koersen. Tayana and Brookelyn attend PVSS in Armstrong while Alannah attends R.E. Mountain Secondary in Langley and joined our contest because no clubs in her area were holding a contest.  As our 1 st place winner, Tayana’s essay was entered into the District contest where her excellent essay was surely a strong contender.

At our club meeting in May, we held an awards ceremony which Tayana and her mother and Brookelyn and her parents attended. It was wonderful for our club to meet the girls and their family members andhear them read their essays. Hearing the essays read aloud by the authors added a greater appreciation for their personal debate of the topic. Unfortunately Alannah was unable to attend due to the distance and work commitments.
With permission from each of the girls, we are sharing the essays on our website to showcase their writing talent.

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Thank YOU !

 

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There was a lot of “Playing” going on!

 

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Vernon and District Heritage Fair 2016 Enjoyed By All!!

 
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Provincial Award – Madison Sutch
Women in Canadian History Award – Aria Kinniburgh
Aboriginal Award – Brody Scott
National Award – Angela Zeng
Arts & Culture Award – Taylor Gairna
 
Left to right front row
 
Military History Award – Jovalyn Pawlyshyn-Earle
Science/Exploration Award – Carter Rachwalski
Multi-cultural Award – Nathan Sewell
Local History Award – Nia Hill
Sports Award – Liam Stamile
 
Other awards –
Anna Cail Award – Nia Hill
Peoples’ Choice Award – Damien Corsen
Student Choice Award – Megan Henderson
           VERNON AND DISTRICT HERITAGE FAIR GREAT SUCCESS
 
The 2016 Vernon and District Heritage Fair was held on Friday April 8th at the Schubert Centre.  The fair was a great success, with 40 students presenting their projects
depicting Canadian events and people, both past and present.
The students from grades 4-7 not only put hard work into their displays, but also explained the project to judges who assessed their endeavours.  As well, they participated
in a variety of heritage activities such as felting, playing old fashioned games and participating in the downtown mural tours.
All students did exceptional work and earned their place at this Heritage Fair through school fairs.  Twenty nine students were invited to go onto the Okanagan Regional
Heritage Fair to be held in Kelowna April 27 and 28th.
The organizing committee for the fair would like to thank the volunteers who assisted with the presentation of the Fair and the sponsors who helped make the fair happen.
The sponsors of the Fair include the RDNO, Davidson Pringle Lawyers, Kal Tire, Vernon Rotary Club, Alpine Centre Bookwarehouse, Canadian Federation of
 University Women, Vernon Teachers Association, SunRype and the Okanagan Historical Society.
The 2016 Vernon & District Heritage Fair is a project of the North Okanagan Optimist Club. For more information and photos of the Fair please visit vernonheritagefair.org
or Vernon Heritage Fair on Facebook.
Information about the Optimist Club can be found at northokanganoptimistclub.org and on Facebook.
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Unplug & PLaY Week 2016

 

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Playground Boxes – A Legacy of Unplug & PLaY Week

 

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Unveiling of a Playground Box at Girouard Park.

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Heritage Fair 2016 A Big Success!

 

The North Okanagan Optimist Club sponsored the 2016 Heritage Fair in Vernon, BC.  The 2016 Vernon and District Heritage Fair was held on Friday April 8th at the Schubert Centre.  The Displays made by the Vernon youth was very impressive, and I have added some pictures of them below.

The range of products, presentations and the enthusiasm of the children was very inspiring.   The fair was a great success, with 40 students presenting their projects depicting Canadian events and people, both past and present.

The students from grades 4-7 not only put hard work into their displays, but also explained the project to judges who assessed their endeavours.  As well, they participated in a variety of heritage activities such as felting, playing old fashioned games and participating in the downtown mural tours.
All students did exceptional work and earned their place at this Heritage Fair through school fairs.  Twenty nine students were invited to go onto the Okanagan Regional Heritage Fair to be held in Kelowna April 27 and 28th.

The organizing committee for the fair would like to thank the volunteers who assisted with the presentation of the Fair and the sponsors who helped make the fair happen.  The sponsors
of the Fair include the RDNO, Davidson Pringle Lawyers, Kal Tire, Vernon Rotary Club, Alpine Centre Bookwarehouse, Canadian Federation of University Women, Vernon Teachers Association, SunRype and the Okanagan Historical Society.

The 2016 Vernon & District Heritage Fair is a project of the North Okanagan Optimist Club.  For more information and photos of the Fair please visit vernonheritagefair.org or Vernon Heritage Fair on Facebook.  Information about the Optimist Club can be found at:
northokanganoptimistclub.org and on Facebook.

It was a joy being part of this local event support youth in the North Okanagan.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO THE UNVEILING OF PLAYGROUND BOXES

 

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