Our Mission

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Causes

The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is 100% driven by volunteers and proud to return the raffle proceeds to charitable causes. We support programs that  make our world a better place, both locally and internationally. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to continue to support those in need.

Funds from this Raffle have been used to support many local worthwhile projects including Hope for the Nation/Food for Thought, Child Advocacy Centre, Meals on Wheels, Community Recreational Initiatives Society, Kelowna Family Services Centre Society, Ozanam Recovery House, Pathways Abilities and student bursaries.

This year our goal is to raise money to support The Bridge Youth & Family Services as they raise funds for Phase II of the Okanagan Youth Recovery House for young people under the age of 19 who are experiencing addictions. Their long-term vision is a site owned and operated by The Bridge – a purpose built, nature-based facility that will be a legacy in our community for years to come. This critical service in the Okanagan is crucial in response to the poisoned drug supply and lack of treatment beds in the province. 
 
The proposed building design has been influenced by science and by focus groups of families, communities, and young people we have consulted with.  Attributes include:
 
 •   A building in, and part of nature:  Construction materials chosen will emphasize all natural materials.
 •   A home, not an Institution:  To facilitate the relational care we envision, we have created a space that is home-like in design and flow in spite of its size.
 •   A space for families too: We will enable supervised and supported family visits.
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is proud to support solutions to help our youth recover!

“Phase 1 is accomplished – faster than we’d planned, and bigger than we’d hoped.  But we still have work to do.  Together.” – Celine Thompson, Executive Director.

For more information see The Bridge website: https://youthrecoveryhouse.ca .

Service
Above Self

Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise members volunteer their year planning our charitable raffle so that we can raise money for important community organizations. Money raised is given away as grants!