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PACWEST Welcomes Okanagan College

By | News

The PACWEST is pleased to welcome the Okanagan College Coyotes effective immediately.

The Coyotes become the 10th member institution in the Conference and will begin competition this coming fall in the sport of basketball. They become the first new member since the 2008-2009 season when Quest University joined.

“We are excited to be bringing a new member on board with the PACWEST,” says PACWEST President Jake McCallum. “There is a strong basketball presence in Kelowna and we are looking forward to Okanagan College adding to the competitive nature of our Conference”.

Last season the Coyotes basketball program played 20 exhibition games in preparation for their bid to join the PACWEST in 2018/2019. Of those 20 games, 13 of which were against current schools in the PACWEST with each game being extremely competitive.

Okanagan College shares in the excitement of joining the PACWEST as Jenn Naiman  the coordinator for athletics, recreation and student life says, “This is a very exciting time for Okanagan College and our community. Varsity athletics plays an integral role in the development of our student athletes and provides opportunity and learning beyond the classroom. Athletics is also a building block of promoting school spirit, pride, and a sense of belonging. We are thrilled to be part of the PACWEST Conference and look forward to developing our relationship with all of the institutions, coaches, and teams that are involved.”

The Coyotes will play their home games at two different schools in the Okanagan. Their primary home will be Immaculata high school in Kelowna, which also has a rich history of competitive basketball in the city. Their secondary home will be Penticton high school giving the Coyotes a greater reach and building a stronger brand.

They will begin play in November when the PACWEST opens up play and will face the Capilano Blues, Douglas Royals, VIU Mariners, CBC Bearcats, Langara Falcons and Camosun Chargers over the course of the new season.

OC Basketball Community Gala Fundraiser

By | Events

We are once again hosting our Okanagan College Basketball Community Gala Fundraiser on May 3rd at Okanagan College catered by the fantastic Okanagan College Culinary Arts.

Great food, refreshments and a fantastic auction featuring a 2019 March Madness Dream Package (2 tickets to NCAA Final Four and Championship game including flight and hotel) WOW 🏀

The evening will include some great food, refreshments, awards, some very special guests, music and a ton of fun.

Please email us today to reserve your tickets.
JoAnn Gini dgini@shaw.ca

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

DOORS OPEN @ 5:30pm
EVENT STARTS @ 6pm
COST $25
LOCATION OC Cafeteria/Infusions

Catered by

  • Amazing Food
  • Fabulous Silent Auction Items
  • Cash Bar With Big Surf Beer And Sumac Ridge Wines

NCAA March Madness Bracket Pool

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Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

Our March Madness Bracket Pool is back. Many of you participated last year, thank you. This year all proceeds will go to establish a Scholarship/Bursary Fund for the Okanagan College Basketball program.

The Okanagan College Foundation is the Licensee and Papa John’s has come on board to add to the package. Tickets are $25 which includes a Papa John’s pizza card (free pizza and other promotions worth up to $100).

1st place prize $1000
2nd place $500
3rd place $250

Tickets are available  from any player or coach or contact JoAnn at dgini@shaw.ca to make arrangements.  Limited # of tickets available at the Foundation office at Okanagan College.

Full Details

$25 per entry cash or cheque to Okanagan College Foundation
FREE Papa John’s Pizza with each ticket

1ST PLACE $1000
2ND PLACE $500
3RD PLACE $250

All Proceeds to support The Okanagan College Basketball Scholarship/Bursary Fund

Licensee Information:Okanagan College Foundation
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Get the BEST RAMADA HOTEL RATES and support OC Basketball

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Ramada Hotel Kelowna Is A Proud Sponsor Of The New Okanagan College Basketball Program

 

Every time you or your family or friends stay at the RAMADA in Kelowna they will make a donation to OC BASKETBALL. When you book the room please use the following link:

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OR ask the person doing the booking to apply the Okanagan Basketball

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Enjoy your stay at a great Kelowna hotel and support OC Basketball.