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Pop artist Billie Eilish might have taken home five Grammys last night – but on Saturday night, closer to home, at the Okanagan Housing Awards, Big White’s Snowpeaks Lodge was the big winner! The construction company responsible for the stunning 7,500 square-foot private chalet, Weninger Construction & Design Ltd., in partnership with Linda Trenholm Design, […]

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The Province and its partners are leading a review to ensure B.C.’s trails remain sustainable for people’s outdoor enjoyment. In 2019, the Provincial Trails Advisory Body, co-chaired by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Recreation Sites and Trails B.C.) and the Outdoor Recreation Council, began a process to complete a […]

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Registration is now open for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s First Annual Snow Day! Join us on March 10, 2020, at Big White Ski Resort, for a day of industry networking and fun on the hill. Registration includes: Lift Ticket or Snow Shoe Trail Pass or Skating or Tubing Lunch Après Ski Reception Equipment Rentals available for an additional fee if required, lunch-only and reception-only passes […]

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Biosphere Adhesion Monthly Newsletter Why Measure Sustainability?  Measuring business practices, as it pertains to reducing negative impacts, establishes a baseline and framework for the development of programs/projects, such as waste reduction projects, energy-efficient programs and carbon measuring adoption. Measurement is also essential in communicating progress, anticipating new requirements and managing the progress towards the sustainability goals. This […]

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Regional Monthly Highlights: Read the full report here: Thompson Okanagan Monthly Overview – December Update Total Visitation from Canadian travellers to the Thompson Okanagan Region increased by 12% in December 2019. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are the top 4 Visitor Origin Locations. BC visitation increased by 25% in December Alberta visitation decreased by 7% […]

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Following eight busy days of sleigh rides over the Christmas holidays, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs received a New Year donation of $3000. Horse Drawn Okanagan hosted their 3rd annual sleigh ride event at a new venue in Armstrong with resounding success. With 11 draft horses and four sleighs running simultaneously, the event was at […]

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pianist linda raun

Clara Schumann, an “astoundingly talented” pianist and composer, was at the centre of a triangle of talent in the mid-19th Century, along with her husband Robert Schumann and his student Johannes Brahms, from which emerged some of the most admired and influential music of the Romantic period. It was also possibly the most tragically romantic […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than $38,000 was raised by SilverStar Mountain Resort staff at the Sausage Sizzle fundraiser held on Wednesday afternoon. Local businesses, staff and hundreds of people came together at SilverStar to raise money for Australia while the country battles one of their worst wildfire seasons in history. “Wednesday’s fundraiser was […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in partnership with Destination British Columbia (DBC), is pleased to announce Industry Development Workshops taking place in the region early this year. Register early to reserve your place. Join us for a free session, to learn about the resources and tools available through Google that can help your business […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A group of SilverStar staff are holding a barbecue fundraiser on Wednesday, January 8 from 2 to 4 PM. “SilverStar has very strong connections with Australia, through staff, friends and guests,” said Chantelle Deacon, media relations manager. “Our thoughts are with the many people impacted by these fires, in Australia […]

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Canadian Adventure Company’s Mallard Mountain Lodge opened December 29, 2019, for Winter 2020. To get the season started, we were recently featured in Canada.com Dream Worthy…: “remote is a beautiful stay… “log-sided gem”… “snuggled up tight to the edge of Jasper National Park”…  “a ruggedly sweet escape” Mallard Mountain Lodge offers guided ski and snowboard […]

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Save the Date! The Thompson Okanagan is pleased to announce it will host its First Annual Snow Day at Big White Ski Resort on March 10, 2020. There will be: Heavily Discounted Ski Passes for the Day Special discounts on Non-Ski Activities Lunch and Après Ski Reception Sponsorship Opportunities Fun Networking Activities and Events Stay […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in partnership with Destination British Columbia (DBC), is pleased to announce Industry Development Workshops taking place in the region in early 2020. Register early to reserve your place. The Grow With Google Workshop allows stakeholders to grow their business online utilizing Google’s free tools and resources. It is FREE and will be available […]

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baritone Micah Schroeder

The Kamloops Symphony presents a powerful performance of overtures, arias, and choruses from five of the great masters of opera: Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini, Rossini, and Mozart. An Evening at the Opera is taking place in the Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 pm. At its core […]

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For Immediate Release December 17, 2019 Penticton, BC. Just in time for the festive season, Cannery Brewing’s Kindling Imperial Stout is sure to light your fire. The rich and delicious Kindling is the perfect complement to Canada’s winter wonderland. Ian Dyck, co-owner of Cannery Brewing explained, “The Kindling is an Imperial Stout, brewed with coffee, […]

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Due to overwhelming demand, a Route 97 Road Trip Map will be published and distributed across BC and WA in 2020. Where Will the Map Be Distributed? 50,000 Copies will be distributed throughout Visitor Centres in British Columbia (40,000 copies) and Washington State (10,000 copies from Wenatchee to the Oroville Border) 5,000 Copies will be available at […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SilverStar Mountain Resort is excited to announce that Saturday morning the Powder Gulch Express lift, on the mountain’s backside, will open for the winter season. With the opening of Powder Gulch, all mountain lifts will officially be open. SilverStar has also opened Brewer’s Pond for skating and Paradise Camp restaurant […]

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Valemount, BC (December 10, 2019) –  Visitors to one of Canada’s most breathtaking destinations, Mount Robson Provincial Park, have a new place to stay with the opening of the Comfort Inn & Suites in Valemount. This new build addition to the area is located close to the entrance of Mount Robson Provincial Park, the highest […]

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Biosphere Adhesion Monthly Newsletter Leaders in Biosphere Highlights of businesses committed to the Biosphere Adhesion Program Giro Okanagan is a cycling tour provider that offers immersive and authentic experiences based on their deep understanding of the region and their own personal connections. They embrace sustainability by promoting cycling as the ideal way to explore the Okanagan Valley. […]

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It was truly an emotional moment, last Friday, when the announcement was formally made that the 2020 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference would take place November 19th – 22nd in Kelowna, BC. This decision is a direct result of the dedicated work that has taken place across the Province by communities, tourism stakeholders, and partners who […]

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