About Us

Our Mission

We are committed to promoting, supporting and providing efficient delivery of community based services that will enhance quality of life, dignity, and sense of self worth to all citizens of the South Similkameen.

Our aim is to improve the social conditions, health and education of our citizens.

About Us

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society was established in 1976. This non-profit society and registered charity was created to serve Keremeos and the surrounding areas of Olalla, Cawston and Hedley.

The Society is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose duties are to set policies and procedures for the Society and its Programs, and to see to the overall workings of the Society. The Board of Directors has the ultimate responsibility for the Society.

The Board of Directors is elected by the membership at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, which is held in June each year.

The Board is always open to suggestions from the community on service expansion, or new services that would enhance the quality of life for our citizens. All of our services are operated on a non-profit basis, and your ideas on how to offer new services in an efficient and economical way are welcome. Many of the services and events we sponsor are provided to the community through volunteer efforts. We hope that you will contact us today to find out how you can volunteer to help make our community a better place to live. 

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors range of professional backgrounds and community experience is an incredible asset as they volunteer
their time and expertise to oversee the operation of the society.


45 employees along with tremendous
volunteer assistance are dedicated to providing quality social programming to the people of the South Similkameen.

Our Board of Directors

The 2021-22 Board includes:

Brian Mennell

Farida Lubbers

Sharyn Pollitt

Shelly Clark

Robert Bergen

Albert McCormick

Connie Conarroe

Linda Alton

Sarbjit Uppal

Financial Statements Signed - March 31, 2021

Executive Director's Annual Report - June 2021

Treasurer’s Report - June 23, 2021

Chair Report - 2021