Entries by Starbright


Our thanks to the Dance in Line Line Dancers of West Kelowna who donated over $200 to our Autism Program! We will be able to purchase cooperative games that will facilitate social skills and academic awareness! Thank you Brandi Hughes, a Dance in Line dancer, for bringing in this wonderful gift!!

Starbright “Sounds Better”!

What’s New? At Starbright Children’s Development Centre we are thrilled to have had installed sound panels in our Multi-Purpose Room that reduce the bouncing of sound off the walls and ceiling to make it a much friendlier environment for children with cochlear implants! Why was it needed? Cochlear implants are medical devices that are designed to […]

Starbright Staffing Change!

First, a Starbright goodbye! Today we say goodbye to Connie Mussell, our Data Management Coordinator for Starbright! Connie is moving to Regina, Saskatchewan (yes, in JANUARY!) to go on to new adventures! We will miss her so much! Connie has been a part of Starbright (COCDA) since 2003. She has made so many contributions to our programs! On […]


We were so very fortunate to have Minister Steve Thompson spend some time at Starbright recently! He had an opportunity to tour our facility and meet and talk with staff! We so appreciate him taking the time and look forward to him coming again! With Minister Thompson are (from left to right) Terri Russell, Team […]

The Surprising Minds of Babies!

We love this video of Dr. Alison Gopnik talking about the surprising minds of babies! You might begin to look at your own wee babe differently after you see this!

Starbright Staff at Okanagan College’s Career Fair

November 1 was Okanagan College’s Career Fair and two of our staff represented our agency – Jackie Shiosaki from Supported Child Development and Karin Heskith from Infant Development! It was a wonderful opportunity to provide information to students about career possibilities and make new connections! Our thanks to Okanagan College for inviting us!

Our Playground is Now Done!

We are so happy! After several months of construction, our new playground is now complete! The children are SO excited to use it! Our heartfelt thanks go out to: For Funding: Mrs. Helena Killback (estate legacy) Economic and Social Development Canada (grant) Two community donors who, while they wish to remain anonymous, contributed greatly to […]

TD Canada Trust Dilworth Branch in Makes Us Smile!

The Dilworth Branch of TD Canada Trust surprised us in the most wonderful way! Three staff members, including the Branch Manager James High, stopped by our Centre with an incredible donation that will allow us to provide therapeutic swim sessions to our wee clients who have mobility difficulties! Their incredible generosity certainly put smiles on our […]

Our Playground Nearing Completion!

Habitat Systems Inc., Yard-by-Yard Landscaping, and WSSI have worked tirelessly to move our playground toward being done! The wonderful rubber surfacing for the play structure area will be complete very soon and the surfacing of the Omnipin structure location will begin!

Our New Playground has Begun!

Our New Playground! The hope for a playground to extend the range of therapeutic options for the children we serve had burned brightly for a long time. We had the space, we had the need. We just needed the funds!   The cost of such a playground was daunting for us as a not-for-profit, however two of […]