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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 In response to the growing culinary scene at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, General Manager David Prystay introduced the position of Food and Beverage Director assumed by Keith Corbett in the Fall of 2019. Excitement grew for the vision of the culinary scene as conversations and […]

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March 6, 2020 Victoria, BC – White Spot Limited has won the coveted 2020 Employees First Award, presented last night at the BC Tourism Industry Conference. The award is sponsored by go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, as part of the 2020 Tourism Industry Awards. The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 KAMLOOPS—Mike Wiegele, the founder of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, has funded several new awards at TRU for students from the North Thompson and the Simpcw First Nation. Wiegele donated $50,000 to fund 14 awards for students in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism. The donation contributes […]

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Vancouver, BC (February 6, 2020): The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Jarrett as president and chief executive officer. Ingrid brings to the position more than three decades of experience in business leadership, strategic hospitality & tourism development and successful collaboration with partners and stakeholders. She is the first […]

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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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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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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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Biosphere Adhesion Monthly Newsletter Thank You for Joining Us!  Last month (Oct 16th), we held a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) training workshop at The Laurel Packinghouse. We collaborated with Tourism Kelowna and the Kelowna Museums Society to organize the workshop that was open to all Biosphere Adhesion Entities. We are very lucky to have Angela Nagy from GreenStep Solutions (GSTC trainer) providing […]

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[LAKE COUNTRY, BRITISH COLUMBIA] O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars is excited to announce the addition of Winemaker Nikki Callaway and General Manager Heather Courtney to the team. Esteemed winemaker, Nikki Callaway, joins the team as winemaker for O’Rourke Family Estates. Having proven her talents through significant roles at major British Columbia wineries Mission Hill, Quails’ Gate, and […]

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The Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program is focused on building the capacity and financial mechanisms to support conservation, one way we are working towards this goal is the establishment and support of community conservations funds. Conservation Funds are a dedicated source of funding for the specific purpose of undertaking environmental conservation projects. Funds help communities ensure […]

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The Kettle River Museum is a non-profit charitable organization. Annual fundraising is necessary to keep the museum and the historic Kettle Valley Railway from Midway, B.C. (Mile ‘0’) to Penticton alive and relevant. Cyclist from all over the world often start or finish their KVR BIKE TRAIL cycling experience at the museum. This trail begins […]

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The Thompson Okanagan is committed to becoming a world-renowned accessible destination. The goal is to promote full inclusion and accessibility in all aspects of community and tourism. This includes all experiences, products and services in the Thompson Okanagan region. This work is in line with and inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially […]

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For the 2019-2021 term TIABC is seeking five (5) candidates: From the DMO category one (1) are required for a two-year term From the Sector Association category sector two (2) is required for a two-year term From the Business Membership category two (2) are required for a two-year term As per the bylaws, the Tourism […]

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We are thrilled to announce that Mission Hill Family Estate has claimed the title of Canada’s Winery of the Year at the 2019 WineAlign, National Wine Awards of Canada. This is the fifth time Mission Hill has won this prestigious title, more than any other winery in the history of this competition. This award would not be possible […]

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Oliver, BC (July 9, 2019): Covert Farms Family Estate accepted seven medals – four gold and three silver – at the International Organic Wine Award, based in Germany. The family-owned winery emerged victorious against strong global competition consisting of nearly 300 wineries from 28 countries. Now in its 10th year, the International Organic Wine Award has evolved into […]

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Introducing our Province’s most prestigious wine competition – The 2nd annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  It is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.  A celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals […]

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Welcome to our first monthly newsletter for the Biosphere Adhesion Program! This newsletter will feature highlights of committed Biosphere entities, examples of Biosphere leaders from around the world, and helpful hints and tips to inform sustainable business practices. Each newsletter we will feature a new United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) area and subsequent businesses that are providing leadership in these goals. If your business is engaging […]

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Inter-city bus service will be returning to the Highway 3 corridor this month. Mountain Man Mike’s has received approval from the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to operate a pair of routes hubbed out of Kaslo to Vancouver and Edmonton. According to the business’s Facebook page, the first Kaslo to Vancouver run will take place July 13 with […]

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International Gateway Kelowna is very pleased to be shortlisted for an iStudy UK language school award for 2020. IGK previously won this prestigious award in 2016/17 and 2017/18 as Canada’s best language school. The award based on reviews and feedback from language travel agents, writers and students worldwide.

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Kamloops, BC – Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops released last month exciting news that renovations are complete and the hotel, Cordo Resto + Bar and Grab and Go proudly serving Starbucks are open for business. Rocky Mountaineer guests have had the opportunity to see the new look and renovations while final renovations were completed. These groups […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vernon, July 4, 2019: Things are moving forward for Power Trips Tesla Rentals, a Vernon-based car rental company that opened February 2017. Power Trips rents Tesla vehicles exclusively and, until now, has boasted a small fleet of Tesla Model S — the world’s quickest sedan, that also happens to be 100% electric. […]

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Just in time for summer, Vernon’s newest waterfront park is just about ready to open. What was once Camp Hurlburt, is now Hurlburt Park on Eastside Road and it will open to the public on June 28. The regional district purchased the land from Trinity United Church which operated a youth camp on the site […]

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Vernon, the Okanagan’s oldest community, is home to orchards, lakes, murals, arts, history, and now a new foodie sensation – the “Downtown Discovery” walking food tour! Visit farm to table eateries, locally owned restaurants, artisanal food shops, and tasting rooms for fresh baked breads, tangy southern barbecue, unique power bowls, sweet and savoury chicken and […]

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The Shuswap Trail Alliance will run the day-to-day operations of the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail. The Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Corridor Governance Advisory Committee endorsed a recommendation to bring the Shuswap Trail Alliance on board, noting their expertise with trail projects in the area. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board, acting on behalf of the BC Rural Dividend […]

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Keremeos, BC (June 14, 2019) – On June 8th, 2019 the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) hosted their annual Excellence Awards in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the International Snowmobile Congress with over three hundred delegates in the room from across Canada and the United States. The BCSF had two regions from British […]

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