The PWC is a grassroots organization and would not be where it is today without the help and support of hundreds of volunteers. We invite you to take a moment to read our history and how the PWC came to be.
The February 8, 2001 edition of the Peachland Signal notified the public of a proposed Health Resource Centre (HRC). A start-up Grant of $4000 was received from the Community Health Advisory Committee. Phyllis Papineau, Chris Scowen, and Doug Armitage formed a Task Force and mobilized a groundswell of volunteers.
That same year on February 14 a Health Fair was held at the Community Centre with simultaneous tours of the Little House (owned by the District of Peachland) which was proposed as the location of the HRC. Dignitaries from all levels of government attended, along with community members. In March suggestions for a name were collected and the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) was chosen. By April, a Board of Directors was formed.
Introduction to PWC
The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) is a community-based organization that reflects community interests and addresses community needs in collaboration with other community organizations.
Volunteers report that they improve their own quality of life by helping others. The PWC attracts volunteers who are productive citizens that make a difference to their community, who want to help people better their lives, and who want to use their skills in a positive way. The PWC is inclusive in nature, embracing all groups regardless of sex, race, or economic standing. The PWC is a catalyst for change in Peachland by providing education, information, support, and referrals.