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Billet families needed!

The Kelowna Rockets are currently accepting applications for billet families for the 2018-2019 hockey season.

Being a billet family is an incredibly rewarding experience. Billets become a second family to each player and are an integral part of helping them grow both on the ice and off the ice. Our players and billets create long and lasting relationships that often continue after their WHL playing days are over.

If you live in the Kelowna Secondary School catchment (Glenmore and North Glenmore, South East Kelowna, Crawford Estates or Casorso Road), or in the Black Mountain School catchment and are interested in opening your home to a Rockets player, you can become a Rockets billet family.

If you are interested in hosting a player for the upcoming season or want more information on becoming a billet family please contact Assistant Coach & Billet Coordinator Kris Mallette via email at [email protected]


Big White seeks volunteers

Bike Big White is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Big White Invitational Slopestyle hosted by Tom van Steenbergen from July 3-8, 2018. The 25 top-ranked FMB riders from North America and Europe, and four wildcard entries will be invited to compete on Big White’s new slopestyle course.

This is your chance to be a part of the behind-the-scenes action and help make this event a success! Bike Big White is looking for energetic volunteers for Event Support, Access Control, Course Marshals, Parking Attendants and Food & Beverage support.

All volunteers receive a Big White swag bag, custom slopestyle t-shirt, a summer bike or scenic chairlift ticket, entry into the volunteer after party and a chance to win some cool prizes. Sign up as an individual or group and enjoy the benefits!

The minimum age to volunteer is 16. If you’re under 19, you are required to submit a waiver by a parent or guardian upon check-in before your first shift.

To volunteer, visit: http://signup.com/go/LeLViOS.

VJH Pediatric Oncology

Members of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary proudly presented a cheque for $6,500 to Carolynn Russell, Manager Cancer Clinic and Acting Manager Women’s and Children’s Health, for the Pediatric Oncology treatment area soon to be under development.

The money was raised by ticket sales for the Auxiliary's First Annual Fashion show, combined with coupon sales for the Bay Giving Days. The funds will go toward decorating and furnishing the new area to make it as comfortable as possible for both patients and parents. 


Elementary receives funds

Tolko’s Regional HR Manager Ryan Johnson presented a cheque to Colline Johnson, Principal of Mission
Hill Elementary today.

"A great big thank you goes to Tolko for supporting literacy at our school," says Colline. "Thanks to the
generous donation of $2,000 from Tolko, Mission Hill will be able to purchase valuable resources targeted towards specific programming for our at‐risk readers.”

Some of these resources include a specialized reading program called the Leveled Literacy Intervention
program by Fountas & Pinell. Additionally, donations were used to create a leveled literacy Home Reading Lending Library for students to have access to good quality levelled books for daily practice at home.

"It was a privilege to present Mission Hill Elementary the donation," says Ryan. “Literacy is a critical factor in improving the chances for every child’s success in life. This donation fits well with Tolko's community investment strategy to support our local communities and focus on youth at risk."

Mission Hill would like to thank all the community partners that donated to their Literacy Program this year: Kal Tire, LaFarge, Vernon Pee Wee Hockey Tournament Committee, and the Parent Advisory Council. The school is also grateful to the many other community partners that have contributed to a variety of other initiatives this year at Mission Hill Elementary including: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Trinity United Church, Starfish Backpack Program, Upper Room Mission, Breakfast Clubs of Canada and many individual sponsors.

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