Thanks for the Help

January 2017




Penticton, BC: Parkers Chrysler is thrilled to announce that it raised $7,400 during their December Fundraiser for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre.  The fundraising effort was memory of Colin Parker, the late son of Parker’s owner Janet Parker, who passed away in early October, 2016.  During the Fundraiser, Parkers committed $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every oil change service during the month of December to Pathways Addictions Resource Centre.

“Pathways is honoured to receive the incredible donation from Parkers.   Over the past 6 months, because of the overdose crisis, Pathways has been dealing with a significant increase in calls from people who have lost a loved one due to substance use asking if there are any programs available to deal with their grief and loss.   With this generous donation from Parkers to Pathways, we will now be able to offer a series of Grief and Loss groups throughout 2017 with the first one starting in February.said Pathways Agency Director Daryl Meyers.

“We are overwhelmed by the response from our community and Parkers’ staff to the fundraiser and want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us raise money for Pathways” states Jim Tabler, General Manager of Parkers.  “In fact, we had community members coming in to the dealership specifically as they were touched by Colin’s passing and wanted to help raise money for Pathways” he continues.  “We know we have significant outreach in Penticton and it’s very rewarding to be able to put it to good use for causes that impact the community we work in” added Tabler.

“Colin was a very generous man and I know he would be very happy to know how Penticton embraced the Fundraiser for Pathways” said Janet Parker.

Family owned and operated, Parkers Chrysler has been operating in Penticton since 1945.  More information can be found at




May 2016

Summerland Health Care Auxilliary comes through again with a $10,000.00 donation for the Men’s DEW and Life Over the Influence outpatient treatment programs.

Steve King accepts the donation from Auxilliary President Gloria Flaman.

Summerland Auxiliary 2016


May 2016

Thanks again to Rage’s Pharmacy for their donation of $1000.00 to assist with our outreach programs.

From left to right: Brent Atkinson (Rage’s Pharmacy) Steve King (Pathways) Anthony Rage

Rage Pharmacy Donation 2016


November 2015

Pathways was honoured to be represented by David and Michou Szabo in”Dancing Like the Stars”.

David and Michou took first place and a $1500.00 donation was made to Pathways!!

Business Excellence Awards 2015 Dancing With the Stars

Photo courtesy of James Miller, Penticton Herald




May 2015

Summerland Health Care Auxilliary generously donates $10,000.00 to Pathways. This money will go to provide the several outpatient treatment groups to our clients.

Summerland Auxilliary

November 4, 2014

Pathways has been the recipient of a donation from Harvie Barker’s book “A Good Work in Season 7”.  The donation will be used for Youth Programs at Pathways.    Harvie has made regular donations to Pathways thru sales of his books over several year.  We thank Harvie for his continued support of Pathways.  His book is available to purchase at The Penticton Herald Office, 101-186 Nanaimo Avenue West in Penticton

Harvey Barker #2


Pathways is extremely grateful to the Summerland Health Care Auxilliary for their generous $10,000.00 donation.  This money will be used to continue our Men’s DEW program and our 16 Step group which assists our clients with outpatient treatment options so they do not have to leave their community.

Summerland Auxiliary




September 16, 2014

Pathways would like to thank the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale for their generous dontation of $1000.00, which will be used to enhance our out-patient treatment services.

OFOA 2014 Charity Group Shot
Donates $40,000 back to the community
For Immediate Release – September 17th, 2014
PENTICTON, B.C. – As a result of the very successful 2014 Okanagan Fest-of-Ale event, the
Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society Board of Directors, Coordinator and Volunteers is pleased
to donate $40,000 in net annual proceeds back to the community this year.
At a presentation held at The Shatford Centre on Tuesday, September 16th, the Society’s
Board of Directors were thrilled to distribute funds to 16 local charitable organizations.
“Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the 250+ volunteers who contributed to the success of
the event in 2014 and previous years,” said Society President Randy Kirkoski. “Through
their support, we are able to put on a quality event and give back $40,000 this year and
over a half million dollars to date to the community.”
Dianne McEvoy presents Sherry Ure a cheque for $820.

Dianne McEvoy presents Sherry Ure a cheque for $820. The funds were raised at the most recent Boost event held at the Fresh Healthy Cafe to showcase local entrepreneurs, small business owners including wineries and members of the artist community.

Mark Webb, board member, and photographer Elizabeth Wrobel.

Thanks to Summerland photographer Elizabeth Wrobel whose scenic Okanagan photographs were used throughout Pathways’ website.

Matt Hollett and Pathways office manager Wendy Jones

A conference room at Pathways is getting a face lift thanks to Benjamin Moore True Colours & Window Coverings.

Swinging Away for Pathways

Sherry Ure, president of Pathways, and Mark Webb, board member, hold the $3,000 cheque presented to to them by Skaha Meadows Golf Course Men’s Night. From left, Men’s Night’s representatives: Colin Svendsen, Lionel Michel, Kent Peppar and Gary Robinson.

Jeannie Cavallo

An annual golf tournament organized by Penticton realtor Jeannie Cavallo beginning in 2009 has raised many thousands of dollars for Pathways and attracted the attention of groups such as Scotia Bank. Thank you, Jeannie!

 Working at Pathways is inspiring because of the many positive changes I see in our clients.”

– Wendy Jones, Pathways’ office manager
and receptionist for 24 years