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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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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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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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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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AltiTunes at Big White Ski Resort is an all-ages, multi-genre music festival headlining Arkells, Canada’s band for this decade and widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. The one-day festival will include outdoor activities, games, food, drink and an array of live music at the main stage as […]

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[Kelowna, BC, 4 December, 2019] – On March 8, The Paisley Notebook’s community building dinner is back with another all-female line-up to mark International Women’s Day. For the first time, the fourth annual event will head to Okanagan Falls in the South Okanagan. Hosted at Liquidity Bistro/Liquidity Wines, all profits (after operating costs) will be donated to Canadian Mental Health Association South Okanagan, Foundry Kelowna and Slow […]

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Bonnie Lepine Antoine & Frank Antoine are in need of financial support. Baby Riel, just 11 months old, underwent a 10 hour surgery a few months ago for the removal of a brain tumour. Most of the mass was removed, but some still remains in the brain stem. Riel suffered a bone infection after the […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SilverStar Mountain Resort is thrilled to partner with Rebellious Unicorns to host Peak Pride 2019 from December 6 to 8. Beginning in 2017, Peak Pride brings together the LGBT2Q+ community, while working with local mountains on creating more inclusive and welcoming communities for people of all gender identities, gender expression, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV. 12, 2019 SPALLUMCHEEN, BC—From Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet to animated adaptations, The Nutcracker has had many incarnations since E.T.A. Hoffmann published his classic story in 1816. However, it’s likely his titular title character has never pranced around in the B.C. woods along with horse-drawn sleighs — until now. Located on a rural property just […]

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Culinary Winners: Gold: Chef Kai Koroll from Block One at 50th Parallel Estate paired with 50th Parallel 2017 Chardonnay, Lake Country, BC Silver: Chef Andrea Callan at Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery paired with Indigenous World 2018 La’p Cheet, West Kelowna, BC Bronze: Chef Chris Braun from RauDZ Regional Table paired with CheckMate 2014 Black Rook Merlot, Kelowna, BC Kelowna B.C. […]

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The B.C. Government is committed to developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would empower government, persons with disabilities, and the broader community to work together to identify, remove, and prevent barriers. The Ministry of Social Development […]

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Mark your calendar for our annual Deals for Dames special ladies event on Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 5pm. You won’t want to miss this day of complimentary wine tastings, shopping, treats and door prizes! Entry for this event is complimentary! AS A DAME, YOU WILL ENJOY: Complimentary Wine Tastings 15% off wine purchases […]

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KELOWNA – It is with heavy hearts that we will raise a glass to toast past Honourary Chair, Harry McWatters at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party – Kelowna edition, on Friday, November 15th. Harry was a passionate contributor to the Canadian Culinary Championships over the years and he will be dearly missed at Kelowna’s first ever […]

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The B.C. Government is committed to developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would empower government, persons with disabilities, and the broader community to work together to identify, remove, and prevent barriers. The Ministry of Social Development […]

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Baby Riel, just 8 months old, underwent a 10 hour surgery for the removal of a brain tumour. Most of the mass was removed, but some still remains in the brain stem. Riel suffered a bone infection after the surgery and pathology results have diagnosed him with cancer. Riel will start chemo treatments August long […]

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For Immediate Release October 9, 2019 Celebrate Penticton Beer Week – October 19-26, 2019 Penticton, BC. Celebrate in Penticton at the first annual Penticton Beer Week, running from October 19-26th. This festival will be a special celebration of Penticton’s local craft beer industry. Penticton Beer Week is presented by Super Deluxe Creative. Penticton is becoming well […]

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Scarecrows will soon do more than keep crows away from crops in the Spallumcheen area. The 19th Annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring ‘Scarecrows on the Street’ where local businesses and residents can compete in creating a unique scarecrow display. Display, window or property decorations should fit the […]

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A record number of restaurants are competing for bragging rights in Armstrong this year ahead of the 7th Annual Cheese! It’s A Natural event on November 2. 5 restaurants have put together an amazing selection of grilled cheese sandwiches and each of them hopes theirs will be the ‘2019 People’s Choice’. Only criteria? Made using […]

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Monday, September 30, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Who: Davison Orchards What: Family Pumpkin Festival When: Weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) in October, 2019 Where: 3111 Davison Road Vernon BC Pick of the Patch at Davison Orchards Visitors who arrive on the first weekend of the annual Family Pumpkin Festival at Davison Orchards get first dibs or […]

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Biosphere Training Workshops We are pleased to be hosting another Global Sustainable Tourism Council training workshop this fall in the Central Okanagan. The half-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 16th, exact venue TBD. Having a quality, inclusive training that is adapted to the real needs of the destination is an essential part of tourism sustainability. […]

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Kelowna, British Columbia – Monday, the Western Economic Diversification Canada announced up to $100,000 in funding for Kelowna Pride Society through the Canadian Experiences Fund. Blake Edwards, Co-President of the Kelowna Pride Society, announced on Wednesday that the funding would be used towards the Kelowna Pride Festival and a new event called Out in the […]

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The Honeycrisp apples have arrived and they are as sweet as ever. Davison Honeycrisp apples are by far the most requested variety of apples but there is an abundance of varieties to choose from. Over 20 different types of apples are grown at Davison Orchards, everything from the original McIntosh variety to the more modern […]

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PRESS RELEASE September 9, 2019  Fermented Dining and the Central Okanagan Food Bank are pleased to announce the return of the Fork and Spoon Gala, one of last year’s most unique fundraisers. 14 of the top rated local Chefs will be cooking a 9 course tasting menu, as well as a black box canape competition […]

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For Immediate Release September 3rd, 2019 – The Shuswap Women Who Wine invite you to join them for a night of community giving, games, a delicious BBQ dinner and of course, wine. This Community Giving Event will be held on Friday September 20 th at Harpur Farm and Pumpkin Patch in South Canoe from 6-10pm. […]

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 28th Annual Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful day at Fairview Mountain Golf Club and we are thrilled to have had a successful day of raising money for such great causes including our scholarship fund, the Central Okanagan Food Bank, and to support Board Chair, Frank […]

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