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Posted January 22, 2022

Site Expansion – Phase III Fundraising efforts for site expansion are on-going, ever since we purchased our operation site at 1460 Inkar Road, Kelowna, on June 30, 2019. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, programs at our operation site ceased effectively in April 2020. Where possible services shifted to an on-line or virtual mode. Currently we have over 1,000 members registered, and acknowledge that we will need to expand our facilities once Covid restrictions ease and services resume on-site. Originally, we had hoped to purchase the adjoining duplex. In light of this duplex not currently being on the market, we are considering other options for site expansion.
HCAC Upgrade – We are pleased to report that the upgrade to our Heating & Ventilation system were completed between October and December 2021. These changes were critical as there had been breakdowns needing repairs. This upgrade to modern standards facilitates much better air exchange which will be healthier for members and visitors participating in activities on-site once Covid-restrictions are lifted.
The total cost of this upgrade was $23,000, thanks to the Central Okanagan Foundation and the government of British Columbia Province for facilitating or funding this important capital project.

Capital Projects Update

Posted on Dec.30, 2019

As of June 30, 2019, we completed all three projects promised as shown in the following photos: the signage commemorating Chinese immigrant pioneers, the mural in memory of the historical Chinatown in Kelowna and the acquisition of a permanent operation site for Chinese and multicultural activities and services to immigrants in the Central Okanagan. The total cost of the Phase I & II projects is nearly $600,000, including $250,000 matching capital fund from the province.

The fundraising campaign is launched for the Phase III capital project-acquiring the adjacent property to expand the operation site to provide sufficient activity space.

In this Phase III fundraising, a new honor wall will be built inside the building’s main hall as this currently installed honor wall For Phase I and II. Donors will be recognized:

Names of family/individual donated $500 or more;

Names of businesses sponsored $1000 or more;

Contracts can be signed for persons/families/businesses donating $5000 or more.

The OCCA is a registered Canadian Charity organization. Receipts for income tax benefits or for business tax deduction will be issued.

Okanagan Chinese Cultural Association
Capital Project Q & A

Fundraising for the OCCA Communities Association’s 2-phase capital project was launched in July 2016. Since then, many friends have supported us with financial contributions to the campaign. Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions we have heard from our supporters.

What are you going to build?

Our project has two phases:
Phase 1a: A commemorative signage honouring Chinese Immigrant Pioneers was erected at the entrance of the City Park, near the site of Kelowna’s historical Chinatown. The Unveiling Ceremony was held on Oct 21, 2017.
Phase 1b: A Mural depicting Chinese heritage will be painted on the on the wall of Kelowna's Gospel Mission located in the center of the historical Chinatown. This project will be completed in 2018.
Phase 2: Acquisition and development of a permanent home for the Chinese and Multicultural Partnership Operation in the Central Okanagan.

If the project cannot be completed, how will the funds be used?

We are confident that the project will be completed! We have a conditional agreement in place to purchase suitable land and building for our new facilities.

How do you manage donated funds?

The OCCA Communities Association board of directors has formed a Fundraising Committee to manage fundraising activities and all funds raised. The committee consists of five people: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, General Administrator and one other Director.
Multiple short term GIC accounts under OCCA Communities Association have been holding the funds for our capital project. The use of these funds is restricted by donors and must be approved by a majority of Committee members before being used. Changing the purpose of funds requires a call for a General Assembly of OCCA Communities Association members and donors with approval from at least two-thirds of attendants.

Is my donation tax receiptable?

OCCA Communities Association is a registered Canadian Charity; our tax number is 81410 3602. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and over.

How will my donation be recognized?

Family/individual donations over $500 or business donations over $1000 will be recognized permanently on an Honor Wall in our new facility.
Special considerations will be given for donations over $5,000 including but not limited to: a photo and brief biography, naming rights for a room or part of the building.

How can I donate?

Donation checks to the order of Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association can be forwarded to any OCCA Communities Association board of directors or operation officers or mail to: OCCA Communities Association, 1460 Inkar Road, Kelowna, BC,V1Y 5W1
Donations can also be made via email transfer to:

We welcome more questions and concerns about this capital project. Please feel free to ask.

Funding Agencies contributed to the capital projects:

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

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