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Urban Systems staff with YMCA mascot Spirit

Urban Systems Culture of Giving

Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm committed to creating ideas and meaningful ways to contribute to their local community. Through the Urban Systems Foundation, staff give back to Kelowna and surrounding communities through employee-driven Foundation initiatives.
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Jim Bates, Fresh Air owner at cycle for strong kids

Jim Bates, Fresh Air

The owner of Fresh Air and his team have long been supporters of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. And we couldn’t be more grateful for their sponsorship and participation in making Cycle for Strong Kids the Y’s largest and most successful fundraising event.
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Group from RBC receiving a large check


What is your position/title and company, and what do you do there? Ray Warren, Vice President Commercial Financial Services. As Vice President Commercial Banking for the Okanagan and West Kootenays, I lead a dynamic team of Relationship Account Managers, who work closely with clients in a collaborative manner to help them plan and achieve their business objectives. 
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Impact Video

We are a local charity determined to build a healthy and thriving community. Whether it’s homework help for vulnerable kids, mindfulness strategies for youth, or heart health programs for seniors, see the range of who and how we are helping individuals at all ages and stages.