Okanagan Penticton campus begins building $1.2M daycare facility

November 24, 2016

Okanagan College’s Penticton Campus has broken ground for a new $1.2M day care facility that is being developed in part through a $500K child care major capital grant from the BC government, as well as support from Okanagan and its students. The daycare is anticipated to be completed in 2017, and will be run by PDCRS. “The new child care centre will benefit the community, but is also a major benefit to our students and staff,” explains Okanagan President Jim Hamilton. “The survey that was part of the business case for the daycare clearly identified the need for this. We also know that even when our campus is less busy in the summer months, there will be demand for the daycare because of the increase in activity in the tourism and hospitality sector.” Okanagan