We are more than just an Organization

Hi, I’m Colleen

Since I started being supported by TOCSC back in 2007, I have moved into my own apartment and I have a very active life! I enjoy keeping busy and take great pleasure in attending the United Church on Sundays, where I always try to be as involved as I can. Whether it is singing in the choir, helping set up for tea, coffee and treats, welcoming other patrons or playing Mary in the Christmas Play, I am someone who is always willing to participate.

I play hockey and baseball with two fantastic teams! Monday to Friday I work as a cashier at a thrift store which I feel is “Simply the Best Thrift Store”! I also volunteer at Desert Gardens and for the Canadian Cancer Society. I am a member of the local Toastmaster’s chapters. I am a big supporter of the Kamloops Blazers and try to take in as many games as my schedule will allow me. GO BLAZERS! One of my friends (who is also my neighbor) and I go for bike rides on the weekends for exercise. It’s always nice to have the company while exercising!

One of my greatest accomplishments to date was in February of 2006, when I took a plane to Africa and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. I put in a year of hard and dedicated training to make the climb…..and it was so worth it.

Nice to meet you, I’m Ron

I have lived in Kamloops for most of my life and I have many friends and family here. I reside in an apartment downtown which is filled with my collectibles. Antiques are one of many interests that I have. I attend the antiques and collectibles club once a month where I can share my passion with other people who appreciate it. Along with my antiques, my pad is full of my personal artwork. I have been painting for many years and it is something I really love to do. I am activity involved in the Kamloops art community, where I take part in shows and other events such as art in the park, Kamloops downtown art walk, the juried art show, and the KAG auction. I am currently looking into putting together a web page so I can sell and display my paintings online.

I have many interests that keep me busy and always on the go. There is hardly ever a free weekend available for me. In the summers I go on day trips in search of collectibles, head to the lakes around Kamloops, attend art shows in other communities, check out Fall fairs, attend church and go on bike rides. Once the winter comes you will find me at the skating rink or skiing up at Harper.

I give back to the community by volunteering at the Kamloops food bank, a local book store and a school library.