“Penticton Top 40 under 40 is presented by Prospera Credit Union in partnership with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and JCI Penticton, with support from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation”
Katie Bowling grew up in Penticton and has dedicated a large portion of her life to giving back to the community through her philanthropic efforts. Notably, Bowling has acted as an Ambassador for the Agur Lake Camp Society. Agur Lake Camp Society is a wilderness camp that is focused on providing a barrier-free recreational facility for children and adults with special needs.
Bowling has had many successes in her life including winning a medal at the B.C. Winter Games, while competing in swimming. Bowling cites one of her greatest accomplishments is being recognized with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which is awarded to individuals between the ages of 14 and 24 who are dedicated to serving the community and driving positive change.
JCI had the opportunity to ask Katie some questions;
JCI Penticton- How do you measure success?
Katie Bowling- Giving 100% to all that you do.
JCI Penticton- What motivates you and why?
Katie Bowling- Making a difference by helping people. Giving back for all the help I have received in my life.
JCI Penticton- What is your biggest success and why?
Katie Bowling- My Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, the experience showed me what I am capable of.
JCI Penticton- What do you enjoy to do in your spare time?
Katie Bowling- Listen to music, read.
JCI Penticton- What has influenced your decision to work with nonprofits?
Katie Bowling- Opportunity, getting to work with so many different organizations helping people in community.
JCI Penticton- Who or what has influenced you in your life?
Katie Bowling- Everyone helping me be the person that I am. My experiences and opportunities that I have had.
JCI Penticton- What advice would you give to a younger you?
Katie Bowling- Allow yourself to ask for help. Always be proud of who you are.
JCI Penticton- What was your first job?
Katie Bowling- Working at a summer camp for kids with disabilities.
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