SEE:kelowna is a project to share stories from community members in Kelowna whose lives have been affected by homelessness.
The photos on this website are their answers to a question: “What is important or beautiful to you about your daily life in Kelowna?” These stories are the direct words of community members whose voices often go unheard and whose situations are often misrepresented. Their experiences may not be what comes to mind when we think of the “Okanagan lifestyle” – yet they represent an equally real part of our city.
You can find each participant’s favourite photo on a postcard in the SEE:kelowna exhibit at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. This exhibit is a collaboration between Metro Community and Kelowna Museums Society, launched in August 2017 to bring awareness to experiences of homelessness in the Okanagan. Please visit the exhibit, take a postcard, and share these stories from our community members.
Some of the content on this website contains strong language and subject matter. The views expressed are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Kelowna Museums Society or Metro Community.
“Excuse the profanity, but again, this is a vernacular.
I’m emoting this stuff as much as I’m speaking it.
It’s an overflow of my feelings on this stuff.”