kelowna schoolhouse outside with red bricks and wood trellis

A school comes to the rescue of adolescents at risk

Venture Academy, a private school in British Columbia, has been helping high-risk adolescents from across Canada to manage their psychological needs and overcome their dependencies since 2001. The youth, 13 to 18 years of age, come from middle-class families where parents are at their wit’s end. They can no longer maintain relationships with their children, whose…

teens go through the mud in a military exercise showing the mud sweat and memories

Mud, Sweat & Memories

Several hundred participants battled the elements today in West Kelowna for the Mudd, Sweat and Tears obstacle course. The six or 12k obstacle course mud run was set at Crystal Mountain and promised participants a chance to reconnect with nature, climb heartbreaking slopes, be covered in tons of mud, climb obstacles and push their limits. One…

Venture Academy in the Media

Academy Helps Teens Get Back on Track

After 12 years of keeping a low profile in Kelowna, the Venture Academy residential program for struggling teens spoke up this month. “We’ve helped thousands of families at our Kelowna location, and we just want the community to know about the good work that we are doing and that the academy is a big economic…

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Dad Upset Over Lack of N.S. Help

The man, whose name can’t be published because it would identify his 14-year-old daughter, said she is making progress at Venture Academy in Barrie, but the province won’t help with the fee … because he didn’t follow its guidelines to get funding for out-of-province treatment.