A rendering of the Recreation and Wellness Centre

Recreation and Wellness Centre

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Many people are surprised to learn that our Kelowna campus does not have a gym or recreational facility today. There is no place for intramurals, pick-up games or tournaments, and no home side venue for the OC Coyotes’ basketball and baseball teams to train.

When the College community comes together to celebrate convocation or invites new students for orientation – we don’t have a large indoor central hub or space.

This needs to change – and that’s why we’re prioritizing a new Recreation and Wellness Centre.

Generous donors have already stepped up to the plate to support the $14-million Recreation and Wellness Centre Thrive Here campaign, through generous leadership-level gifts. Through their incredible giving, the OC Foundation has already built a fund of $9 million.

Now, we need to take this effort across the finish line and as a community, raise the remaining $5 million together.

Cliff and Lois Serwa: Honorary Chairs

When approached to support the campaign to build a much-needed Recreation and Wellness Centre at OC, not only did Cliff and Lois step forward and contribute financially, they agreed to become honorary chairs for the campaign.

We believe firmly that access to recreational sports and fitness on campus will enhance the quality of life for the students at OC, and ultimately the students are the future of our community.”

Wellness thrives here

The impact of having a centralized facility cannot be overstated. It will be the “living room” of the campus where we can all gather;  to join in cheering on our OC Coyotes teams, practicing mindfulness or celebrating the success of our graduating students.

  • Intramural sports
  • OC Coyote competitive sports
  • Community gathering space
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Convocation setting
  • Camp OC recreation facility
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Fitness Suite
  • Running Track

Team OC Foundation

Contact us to transform lives and communities

From left to right: Stephen Atherton; Samantha Blandon; Helen Jackman; Sasha Carter and Pam Prentice

Phone: 250.762.5445 ext. 4773
Email: foundation@okanagan.bc.ca

OC Foundation team members wearing sports atire and holding sports equipment
Cliff Serwa smiling standing in front of his road bike.

Together, let's thrive