Our Response to COVID-19 July 13, 2020: All of us at the ORCA bus care about the health and wellness of everyone in our community. We miss having you on-board and are currently working on a safety plan to begin operations, in September. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow our social media feeds for updates. In the meantime, our Monday blog posts are loaded with fun ideas to fill your summer days! We can´t wait to see you again soon!
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.