The first pro-life organization in Kelowna, The Voice of the Unborn, was founded in October of 1972 in response to Canada's 1969 legalization of abortion. This group became
Kelowna Right to Life in July of the following year. In October of 1981, Kelowna Right to Life was registered under the Societies Act and listed as a registered charity under the
Income Tax Act.
For over 30 years, Kelowna Right to Life has spoken on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. We have stood for the most defenseless of all human beings: the unborn. We have done so in several ways. First, we have maintained a peaceful vigil in front of Kelowna General Hospital every Tuesday since the opening of the current 'clinic' in 2001. Through all types of weather and often in the face of public criticism, courageous volunteers have stood for what is right, unwaivering in their dedication to the truth that abortion is a horrific act of violence that takes the life of an innocent human child. We remain steadfast in our obligation to address injustice.
Second, we have undertaken many dozens of advertising campaigns over the years, including highway billboards, newspaper, radio, and even television ad campaigns; all proclaiming the tragic reality of abortion. Finally, Kelowna Right to Life has organized and participated in countless public demonstrations from the periodic displaying of graphic images on public roads to the annual Life Chain every October.
These and many other initiatives have kept Kelowna Right to Life in the public eye for nearly 4 decades. Please consider supporting, or continuing to support, us with your gifts of time, innovation, or financial support. We can make a difference and ultimate victory over the 'culture of death' is ours!
Finally, our organization simply would not be if it were not for the hard-working, utterly selfless volunteers who have operated the Pro Life Shop on Sutherland Avenue for the past 22 years! Amazing! Since 1984, the Pro Life Thrift Shop has provided the bulk of the resources required to support the pro life movement in Kelowna. The shop continues to make good, clean clothing and household items available to the public at an extremely reasonable cost.
Its success depends on the dedicated service of its volunteers, the generosity of those who donate inventory, and those who stop in for great deals on a regular basis.
Looking forward, Kelowna Right to Life is working to write a new chapter into its rich history. We are seeking a revitalization of the pro life movement in Kelowna and beyond. We are encouraged by the progress made south of the border and even recent developments here in Canada. We are confident that the movement boasts enough talent, enough dedication, and enough perseverence to affect a shift in public opinion. With new and exciting education and awareness initiatives, we forge ahead looking to inspire those who recognize the truth and make aware those who currently do not. With God on our side!