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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, in partnership with Fairview Mountain Golf Club, is thrilled to invite you to their 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver, BC.  Online Registration coming soon! Fairview Mountain Golf Club is an award-winning course, often included as one of the best […]

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Tourism Week in Canada is organized nationally by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). It is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on those opportunities. Tourism Week in Canada aligns tourism organizations, businesses […]

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A Vernon café has launched a reusable coffee mug program designed to vastly reduce the amount of waste of to-go drink orders. Ratio Coffee and Pastry drew inspiration from a program that has has successfully garnered high levels of acceptance in Australia and other countries. The HuskeeCup is made from repurposed coffee husks and non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The cup features […]

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Experience the incredible flavours of the South Okanagan. Everything just tastes better at the Beach. Fresh, local ingredients. Sustainably-grown produce. Thoughtfully raised livestock. Wild, line-caught fish. Artisan breads and cheeses. Foraged herbs and greens. All of this bounty is expertly combined in Watermark’s kitchen, under the innovative guidance of Chef Adair Scott. Enjoy his inspired […]

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International Gateway Kelowna is the only school in Canada offering EIKEN. The current  program runs until the end of June. EIKEN is an abbreviation of Jitsuyo Eigo Gino Kentei (Test in Practical English Proficiency), one of the most widely used English-language testing programs in Japan. It is offered at 7 levels: Grade 1, Grade Pre-1, […]

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6:00 PM     Fri, Jun 21, 2019  Venue: Great Estates Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton Contact: Great Estates Okanagan 236-422-2466, info@greatestatesokanagan.com Date: June 21 Time: 6:00pm Price: $99 per person + tax Please join us for a unique and fascinating Riedel wine glass tasting In an educational wine glass seminar, Riedel will demonstrate the relationship between […]

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Tara Hildebrand, Support and Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will help caregivers gain an understanding of how communication is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Explore effective ways to communicate and support your person with dementia. Questions welcome. For everyone whether you are directly caring for someone or interacting as a […]

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It’s your anniversary. Celebrate your love, lakeside! Watermark Beach Resort is known for its incredible weddings. But we know that the party goes on, long after you’ve tied the knot! Get away to Osoyoos to rekindle your romance this year. Throw yourselves an anniversary party at the Beach (for two, or for two hundred!). Here […]

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The May Long Weekend always feels like the start of the summer Tourism Season in the Thompson Okanagan. Many attractions and activities open up after the long winter and we start to see vegetable and fruit stands coming to life along with other roadside vendors, food trucks,  farmers markets, and more. Everywhere you can feel the […]

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It’s lights, camera, and action at West Kelowna’s Quails’ Gate Winery. The musical film documentary The Lake/N’-ha-a-itk has begun filming at the winery. The film is an expansion of live performances that took place at Quails’ Gate in 2014. The production was based on B.C. composer Barbara Pentland’s 1952 opera and a true-life event in the […]

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Two prolific South Okanagan winemaking regions are now able to market themselves as distinct regions on bottle labels. The Naramata and Skaha benches are the two latest sub-appellations to be approved by the provincial government, allowing wineries to differentiate themselves from the rest of the Okanagan. “The Okanagan Valley has always been known as one […]

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The federal tourism minister is coming to the Okanagan for lunch next week. The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is bringing in Melanie Joly to speak about Canada’s new federal tourism strategy and how it will create new opportunities for jobs and generate economic growth that benefits everyone. The lunch will be held […]

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A major movie industry conference will be held in Kelowna early next month. ShowCanada 2019, an annual conference that brings together all sectors of the film industry from Canada and the U.S., will take place June 4-6. It is co-ordinated by the Movie Theatre Association of Canada. “Our delegates look forward to experiencing new parts […]

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Are you or do you know a youth aged 14 – 18? Shuswap Tourism and South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce is offering Destination Ambassador on May 25 at a reduced rate of $45.00 per person. Sign up today! Date: May 25, 2019 Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: South Shuswap Library Address: 2425 Golf […]

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ConnexionsFrancophones.ca is a virtual job fair to connect skilled professionals with potential employers in various sectors. These 150 professionals come from all around the world and have already obtained their unique identification number (CUI) or confirmation of permanent residency (CPR) from the Canadian government. They all possess the qualifications recognized in their respective fields in […]

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Ironman is coming home to Penticton. City council voted unanimously Tuesday (May 7) to have city staff move forward with negotiating a five-year agreement with Ironman Canada to bring the iconic race back to the city. “Ironman coming back to Penticton is like a divorced couple getting back together again,” Coun. Julius Bloomfield said, explaining […]

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Serving wine and cheese together feels like a no-brainer but which wines work best with which cheeses? From red and white wine to dessert-styles, join us to discover the wine secrets of creating perfect pairings every time whether it’s with a nutty Parmesan, a creamy Brie or powerful Blue. Taste along with our wine educator […]

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One of the ‘HOTTEST’ programs at International Gateway Kelowna for ages 30+ is Practical ESL+’Hot’ Yoga in conjunction with the Hot Box Yoga. This year we have hosted students from Quebec, Switzerland and Japan for this unique 2 week program. This program begins weekly year round for ages 19 and up. International Gateway Kelowna (IGK) […]

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The team at Penticton’s TIME Winery is celebrating today (May 9) and checking stock levels, after capturing the inaugural Best of Show award at the Okanagan Wine Festivals BC Best of Varietal competition. TIME Winery CEO Harry McWatters and winemakers Graham Pierce and Nadine Allander attended the awards ceremony, and the trio was thrilled when it was announced that TIME […]

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The Regional District of North Okanagan has started working on enhancing a portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail at the 3.7 kilometre mark. Additional funding has been received from a private donation for the improvement and restoration of select areas along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, Lake Country and the RDNO. Improvements will include […]

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The air is humming here in the South Okanagan this season. Are you ready to come out and play? Make a getaway to the Beach, and start enjoying the best of BC. Tasting. Golfing. Hiking. Biking. Exploring. With our exclusive Spring in the Land of Ing package, you can start discovering what makes this place […]

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Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain has been recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America for environmental performance. The Star was the only Canadian resort to receive a nomination for the 2019 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence from the National Ski Areas Association. Silver Star was up against U.S. giants Vail Resorts, Colorado, Sun […]

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Every day the momentum for building a Responsible Sustainable Tourism Industry continues to expand and we are very pleased to announce that our partners at GreenStep Solutions have launched Sustainable Tourism 2030. This initiative,10 years in the making, will continue to assist the tourism industry with guidance and support in understanding how they are measuring […]

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