The construction of a school on this site presented an opportunity to develop community amenities within the new educational facility through the education ministry's Neighbourhood Learning Centreprogram. The City of West Kelowna and School District No. 23 (Central Okanagan) gauged residents' and stakeholders' opinions and explored ideas to discover what community services and programs were appropriate for a Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Mar Jok Elementary School.
To view the recreational programs offered at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Mar Jok Elementary School, please:
A Neighbourhood Learning Centre is an inviting place where people of all ages can access education, community services, recreation and culture throughout the year. Learning centres promote well-being in the community. Centres are unique in each community and encompass a range of models including:
Schools with municipal recreation services, and/or
Schools with community services such as health facilities, theaters, libraries, early learning programs, seniors centres and cultural amenities
To learn more about the Province of British Columbia's Neighbourhood Learning Centre program, please visit:
On December 4, 2011, the District of West Kelowna Planning Department and School District 23 hosted a public information session at Municipal Hall. Conceptual site designs were presented during the event: