WE ARE BACK! November 10, 2020: We have missed seeing your smiling faces! Despite the recent revised COVID-19 directives, we have confirmed with the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health that we are able to continue ORCA Bus programming. Join us soon for safe outdoor fun! Please read our COVID-19 Protocols and check the Schedule for registration details. At this time, programming is by registration only - no drop-ins. We can't wait to see you!
About The On the Road with Children's Activities (ORCA) Bus project is a partnership between Powell River & District United Way and School District #47. Designed as a collaborative community project to deliver programs throughout qathet Regional District, the ORCA Bus is supported by many partner organizations, sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
This mobile venue hosts a variety of FREE activities for families with children ages 0-6.
On the Road
The ORCA Bus has been on the road since February 2009. Today, the bus delivers outreach programs for School District #47, The City of Powell River, Supported Child Development (inclusion Powell River) and Tla'amin Health, and hosts a plethora of other activities at various community events in Powell River. The bus offers programmed stops from Saltery Bay to Lund and Texada Island. The programs offered on the ORCA Bus are play-based and offer the opportunity for parents to build connections, network, and share thoughts and ideas on parenting.