Club Projects
The Kelowna Women's Shelter envisions a community in which everyone treats each other with dignity, respect, acceptance and compassion. Working toward that vision, they assist women and children during and after abuse crisis, through transitional housing, support services and prevention education.
At our meeting Karen Manson, Kelowna Women's Shelter Executive Director received a cheque to support their vision.
Over 30 youth and their families attended the 2015 Hike for Health this past weekend. Participants enjoyed an afternoon of exploring Kelowna’s trails at Mill Creek Regional Park and learning about local plant and animal species. Families completed a 3km long hike and saw three beautiful waterfalls along the way! Kids played a game of nature bingo during the walk and took nature-inspired photos to enter to the Get to Know Contest.
Our club support local initiatives and one of the initiatives we financially support is the Kelowna Community Food Bank.
The Kelowna Community Food bank received from our President Theresa Fillion a cheque in behalf of our club.
The Rotary Clubs of Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country would like to thank the following sponsors of this year’s Rotary Festival Of Lights…
every person who helped us set up and to those who donated at the display. Your dollars will go to help many wonderful organizations in our communities.
 “Christmas in a Bottle” Fundraiser Update – September 27, 2018

The Rotary Club of Kelowna Capri goal is to raise $6,000.00. To date we have raised $4,000.00
We will use the funds for our annual Cottonwoods Christmas Party:
  • Four Handy DART drivers who bring the Cottonwoods residents to the Coast Capri Hotel 
  • Christmas dinner for the residents
  • Entertainment
  • Lapel Flowers for the residents
  • Gifts for the residents
The idea of Christmas in a bottle was presented to Glenna Gillan by her husband Art regarding Christmas in a bottle as she had raffled off 3 of these amazing bottles at the last Cottonwoods Christmas Party in November 2016. Fast forward:  Glenna thought yes it would be a great idea and how could we maximize the income from the project.  Wine bottles were collected from various members but we need 200.  Leo Gebert and his brother Andy kindly allowed us to go out to St. Hubertus winery and get as many empties as we needed. 
We received almost 200 Christmas decorations from various members and friends of Rotary.
Next we had to find used wine bags preferably used Christmas one’s and Carola was given $80 toward any other things we would be needed and she was able to secure 110 wine bags at a Dollar store for the above amount and many donated wine bags came in as well. 
The lights operate by an AA battery and thank you to the kind generosity of Richard White we have an unlimited supply he will give us. 
The bottles collected, Theresa and Rose came to the Gillans and washed all the bottles we got from the winery the on the Saturday, Carola, Marta, Len, Brenda, Sara, Glenna and Art got to work and assembled the 200 bottles.  It was fun and a great work bee.  We started at 10:00 am the project was finished by 3 pm.  Lunch was provided by the Gillans.
Thank you everyone for participating in this event to get us to the point where Carola, Glenna and  Brenda along with Rose, John, Len, Brian and Ron have been volunteering At the Kelowna General Hospital lobby on various dates for 10:00 am to 6:00 pm promoting Christmas in a bottle. 
We sell each bottle for $20.00 and $10.00 for a set of lights with a double AA battery. Each bottle comes with lights, an AA battery, a Christmas decoration (that can be taken off when it’s not Christmas), a wine bag, and pamphlet explaining the Cottonwoods Christmas party. 
To date we have sold over 200 bottles thanks to the support of the members of the Capri Rotary Club and the general public. Thanks to all members that donated materials, time and money.
We need small used Christmas decorations, used wine bags to put the package together. Volunteers are always needed to help put the package together.
We are collecting unique wine bottles.  If you have any or have friends that drink wine, please save the bottles for us.  We have testers to make sure the lights fit in the bottle.  We can come and pick them up.
To order, volunteer or donate supplies please contact by email to:

During the evening, guests from the Cottonwoods Care Center are brought to the Coast Capri Hotel where they are greeted and hosted by members of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Capri.

After the meal, entertainers sing Christmas Carols prior to Santa's arrival.

Santa circulates from table to table presenting each guest.


At November 26, 2015 Global News was present at our 47th Cottonwoods Christmas party


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