Volunteer Centre: Building community

Community means a sense of belonging, caring and providing for one another. By feeding, clothing and loving people in Kelowna, we are building our community.

On Good Friday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the annual Easter Pancake Breakfast will be held at Parkinson Recreation Centre. About 2,500 guests are expected.

“My mind is filled with memories of smiling faces, laughter and families eating and playing together,” says Pastor Diana Tripke of Victory Life Fellowship. “Community support has been amazing over the years.”

There will be a pancake breakfast, new and used clothing, Easter egg hunt with 10,000 candy-filled eggs, prizes, children’s activities and fun for the whole family—and it’s all for free.

The reason this event can be offered free is because individuals and businesses donate for the greater good.

What part can you play?

You can volunteer for the Easter egg hunt, children’s activities, clothing area, food preparation and serving, security, greeting or parking lot.

You can give ‘stuff’ like door prizes or new and clean used clothing. Men’s and children’s clothing are in great demand.

Gifts of money are needed to buy the necessary ingredients for a fun event. You can give online at

You can also pray for this event.

Volunteer or donate by contacting Victory Life, the lead organization, at 250-862-3044.

Your donations can be dropped off by April 3 at Victory Life’s office at 1635 Bertram St. or LA-Z-Boy Furniture at 103-1850 Spall Rd.

The Easter Pancake Breakfast is one of a great number of special events available in our community throughout the year.

You can receive e-matches about events by creating your volunteer profile at, volunteer opportunities search. Select the special event category and then choose as many of the 20 roles as are interesting to you.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to to create your volunteer profile and find out about other volunteer opportunities.

250-763-8008, ext 24

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