Fonds Add. MSS. 50 - Kelowna Junior Chamber of Commerce fonds

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Kelowna Junior Chamber of Commerce fonds

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CA KEL Add. MSS. 50

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  • 1940-1965 (Creation)
    Kelowna Junior Chamber of Commerce

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15 cm of textual records
1 scrapbook of photographs

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(1936 -)

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The Junior Chamber of Commerce evolved into the Jaycees. Kelowna Jaycees are a group of young male professionals and entrepreneurs that strive to grow as individuals while positively impacting the community.
The Jaycees look to strengthen leadership characteristics by being involved, taking different courses, or working on local, regional, national and international events and projects - all voluntary and all in a welcoming environment.
The Kelowna Jaycees are affiliated with Junior Chamber Internatioinal (JCI); a worldwide federation of young leaders, between the ages of 18-40. The organizatioin has been referred to as the premiere leadership development organization for young people. Kelowna Jaycee prides itself on offering the following four areas of opportunity:
• Individual Development
• Business Development
• Community Development
• International Development
In 1936 Dick Parkinson started the Kelowna Junior Board of Trade, and was its first president. (Junior Chamber of Commerce, now the Jaycees). The Junior Chamber of Commerce's motto was "Build a Better Man to Build a Better World."
Each year scrapbooks would be compiled and entered into the National Junior Chamber of Commerce Contest. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, photographs, brochures etc. on the City Of Kelowna.

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Fonds consists of 7 Junior Chamber of Commerce of Canada National Awards Contest scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles on Kelowna and the Jaycees, Lady of the Lake Pageant; photographs, correspondence, Reports to Presidents, brochures about the City of Kelowna and the Jaycee Creed. Ephemera includes The Buzzer newsletters,and a Longs Super Drugs calendar 1965. Wooden cover scrapbook of photographs includes photographs of signs Welcoming You to Kelowna and signs saying "Japs Go Home". Also includes photographs of The Junior Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention in Penticton 1944; the Jay Bee Hike up Terrace Mountain June 1944; and the building and the Lady of The Lake performance on the 1945 Beauty Barge. Fonds consists of 3 series: 1) Junior of Chamber of Commerce of Canada National Awards Contest scrapbooks for Tourism Promotion 1949; Unit Constitution 1957-1958; Outstanding Jaycees 1960-1961; Public Relations 1961-1962; Community Betterment 1961-1962; Outstanding Junior Chamber 1961-1962; 2) scrapbook of photographs; 3) Ephemera 1963-1965.

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Donated by the Kelowna Jaycees in 2006.


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  • English

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    Kelowna Public Archives

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    Creation February 8, 2011.
    Revised by BCANS Coordinator March 12, 2011.

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