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The largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the third largest in British Columbia is rewarding every type of traveller. Kelowna’s craft beer scene dates back more than 20 years, and a recent surge of new breweries and an annual beer festival has given it fresh energy, making it a go-to destination for visitors and […]

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The air is clear and fresh, the flowers are out and the experiences at Manning Park this August are not to be missed! As the summer progresses, the peak summer bloom of the sub-alpine wildflowers may be past, but there are still incredible flower displays to be found along our trails. Wildflower walks continue 5 days/week […]

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Client Testimonials on Mobilize Jobs

Fall leaves, snow and hot chocolate might seem far away, but summer is the hottest time to staff up for fall and winter. Planning ahead and getting people in place now means you won’t end up scrambling when your summer staff head back to school in September. We’ve got motivated Canadian youth waiting to fill […]

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What do you get when you cross the delicious taste of corn with great music, fun activities, and a park full of amazing people? Chase CornStock, that’s what! Mark your calendars to come join your friends and neighbours at Chase Memorial Beach on August 12th for a day full of music, children’s activities, farmers’ market, food vendors, […]

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What does a winemaker do when he retires after 37 years with the same company? He pulls the best bottles out of the cellar and throws a party, of course. That’s exactly what Howard Soon did when he hosted his final soiree before retiring from Sandhill Wines at Oak+Cru at the Delta Grand hotel in […]

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An Oliver winery has been named the #1 Winery in British Columbia at the National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC). Road 13 Vineyards, located on the Golden Mile Bench, took home 13 awards and was named fourth on the top ten wineries in Canada. “We are very proud to have been recognized for the ninth year […]

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The wildfires ripping through B.C. this month are also negatively impacting communities nowhere near the flames. Tourism in the South Okanagan during the summer is one of the main sources of revenue for the community and local businesses. Wineries are taking a large hit this summer because tourists are assuming they are closed, said Christa-lee […]

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Penticton is experiencing a major building boom recently, with the South Okanagan hotel business following suit. If approved, the 75-room hotel going before council on Tuesday would be the fourth new hotel tower to be built in the South Okanagan in less than two years. Mundi Hotel Enterprises is getting ready to start construction on 95 and 80-room hotels in […]

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The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is offering free learning sessions to owners and staff of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Sessions cover a range of topics, including: Updates on recent liquor policy changes Providing safe and responsible service Keeping a licence in good standing Steps to a successful liquor inspection Upcoming sessions include: Aug. […]

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Chef Adair Scott Watermark Beach Resort

The Restaurant at Watermark Beach Resort is a ‘share plates’ restaurant where guests are encouraged to dine family-style. The restaurant has partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium and OceanWise to guarantee the fish dishes are certified “sustainable”. The meats are free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free and ethically farmed, and are sourced from Pemberton to the Fraser Valley and […]

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“West Coast Resident” rates available when you stay 2 nights or more! Starting at just $304 CAD / $244 USD* per night mid-week and $323 CAD / $259 USD* per night weekends in August! Your stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Resort-wide Wireless Internet Valet Underground Parking Access to our 40,000 sq.ft. […]

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In conversation last week someone made the comment “you can’t outspend the news!” and as we continue to deal with the fallout around the region as a result of ongoing wildfire messaging these words must be top of mind. I am sure we can all agree that 2017 has been an interesting year, certainly not […]

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Green Tourism recently conducted a survey in partnership with the Tourism Industry Associations of Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. We wanted to find out what information tourism businesses and organizations would find the most valuable when it comes to sustainability. In the face of rising energy costs and carbon prices, saving money on energy was […]

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Located at the historic Greata Ranch property in Peachland, British Columbia, newly opened Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards offers guests a truly outstanding wine and food experience in an incomparable setting and they are excited to share their new offerings and experiences with you this summer. After 18-months of construction, President Gordon Fitzpatrick along with Winemaker Sarah […]

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In time for high summer, open daily in Summerland from 11am to 5pm is an all-new Picnic Bar at Evolve Cellars. Open seven days a week until Canadian Thanksgiving, the Picnic Bar offers specially-prepared wraps, paninis, salads, and a selection of cheese and charcuterie. These grab-and-go items can be enjoyed outside on the grounds, on […]

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Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy. In a few short weeks, Okanagan Feast of Fields will be held at Caldwell Heritage Farm on Sunday, August 13th where guests […]

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On Saturday, July 22nd,  Quails’ Gate Winery hosted a special A Midsummer Night’s Dream Fundraising Dinner in collaboration with Vancouver’s renowned West Restaurant and Opera Kelowna, resulting in over $10,500 being raised for the Start Fresh Project. Appropriately tailored to the Midsummer Night’s Dream theme, the group of 70 guests were treated to a private […]

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Vernon is undoubtedly a mountain bike mecca and it’s an incredible sight to see a young child riding a bike along the single track trails in Vernon. While the number of trails and people riding in Vernon is growing each year, SilverStar Mountain Resort has put together a kids bike program to get kids hooked on […]

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The wine industry in B.C. is thriving and UBC’s Okanagan campus is bringing the wine industry dialogue into local communities this summer. They are doing an “exhibit trail,” or multi-lcoation exhibition, at wineries throughout the province. The name of exhibition is Refractions: Appreciating the British Columbia wine territory; the goal of it is to encourage residents and visitors […]

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25-year-old professional cyclist, Jordan Cheyne, has won the third annual L’Alpe de Grand Blanc, breaking the existing race record with his time of one hour, 48 minutes and 10 seconds – 12 minutes faster than last year’s winner. A total of 205 riders took part in the ride, including 82-year-old co-founder of Big White Ski Resort, […]

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Wine Tour Package contest

Book your advertisement in the 2018 Kettle Valley Express before August 31 2017 and you will be included in a draw to win a wine tour package for 5 with Uncorked! Okanagan Ph: 250-442-3731 or email info@kettlevalleyexpress.com to book your ad and win!   Uncork and Unwind on Bottleneck Drive Time: 9:30 -4:30 (times may […]

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August 5-6th, 2017 Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Sorrento Memorial Hall Join us on the BC Day Long Weekend in Sorrento. We feature some of BC’s finest pottery ranging from high fired functional stoneware to raku, sculpture, porcelain and crystalline glazes. We have also invited Guest Artists who work in metal, fabric […]

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The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) advocates for the interests of British Columbia’s $15 billion+ visitor economy. As a not-for-profit tourism industry association, TIABC works collaboratively with its members – private sector tourism businesses, industry associations and destination marketing organizations – to ensure the best working environment for a competitive tourism industry. For the 2017-2019 […]

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Regional politicians believe tourism will boom once planned recreational rail trails are built along the old CP Rail line between Sicamous and Armstrong. But, first they have to buy the line. Last week, the North Okanagan Regional District announced that only 91 people voted against borrowing $2.17 million to pay for its share of the trail. […]

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Brittney Page, Kristin Postill and 12 friends standup paddleboarded the length of Kalamalka Lake on Saturday, both raising money and creating awareness for the rail trail. A beautiful day, calm waters and a light summer breeze made for a tranquil paddle, the same experience the rail trail will offer to cyclists, runners and walkers. “We […]

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