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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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Join Laughing Stock Vineyard’s winemaker Nikki Callaway on a journey exploring different Merlot sites through the South Okanagan. Merlot is a key investment component in LFNG’s Flagship wine Portfolio. The  virtual journey will extend from the Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards, to the South finishing in Osoyoos with the Perfect Hedge Vineyard. Your tasting will […]

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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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The Area 27 motorsports park in Oliver continues to grow, with the completion of a new clubhouse and work underway on a public go-kart track. Members of the private club now have access to an 11,000 square foot clubhouse at the track, including a lounge and dining area, patio, classroom, locker rooms, show room, pro […]

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Join us at Memorial Park for Canada Day! Canada Day Pancake Breakfast 8 – 10:30am Len Wood Middle School volunteers will serve up a pancake breakfast by donation – all proceeds go to their new playground project, Welcome Tent Opens 10am – information and Canada Day SWAG Canada Day Colour Party Procession 10:50 am Armstrong […]

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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. We’re thrilled to announce for this year’s golf tournament we are partnering with the Central Okanagan Food Bank. They […]

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Christina Lake, BC – June 20, 2019 – Today, Christina Gateway Community Development Association (“Gateway”) announced the approval from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for Christina Lake’s trademark designation of Pickleball Capital of Canada. Donna Wilchynski of Gateway has been working on the trademark project, Christina Lake, Pickleball Capital of Canada since August of 2017 […]

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Just in time for the long weekend, an inflatable waterpark on Osoyoos Lake is ready to help people stay cool this summer. Osoyoos is the newest location for an Okanagan Wibit waterpark, opening on June 21 at Gyro Beach. Owner Randy Gallagher intended to open the park in 2016, but was delayed until receiving the […]

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Kick, push, coast. That’s what Kelownians will be doing shortly now that the City of Kelowna has penned a deal with United States-based e-scooter company Spin. In the San Francisco company’s international debut, a fleet of 400 electric scooters will be delivered to Kelowna “likely soon,” active transportation coordinator Matt Worona said. “We’re really excited […]

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Kelowna’s KF Aerospace has announced a major project that will place it at the forefront of education in its industry. KF Aerospace on Thursday unveiled plans for a $25-million state-of-the-art aerospace exhibition hall and conference centre to be built across from Kelowna International Airport. It’s scheduled to start construction next spring. The KF Aerospace Centre for […]

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Ready to try your hand (and your triceps) at self-propelled watersports this summer? The team at Watermark’s beachfront Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak rental centre wants to get you out on the lake. Our professional-grade boards and boats are readily available for your use, right from our beautiful Osoyoos Lake waterfront. Whether you’re a first-timer […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association invites you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada on Friday, June 21st, 2019. The Thompson Okanagan region is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan), the Secwepemc (Shuswap) and Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) Peoples, and we hope all of our stakeholders and partners will join in celebrations large or small […]

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This summer journey into the zany world of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten whose ‘Christmas Belles’ and ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ were huge hits with our audiences in past seasons. This time Many Hats Theatre company presents ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ a comedy set in Savannah, Georgia, the gracious bastion of Southern Society. An inimitable cast of ladies come […]

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NEW Market and Visitor Research Regional Information – Highlights FREE The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Research Program now includes Thompson Okanagan regional visitor counts using TELUS Insights for the period January-December 2018. For 2019 we will be providing monthly updates to compare visitation from 2018 to 2019. Highlights will be posted here on Research Spotlight. […]

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Read the Full Article Here: More Video Streaming Options Won’t Change Consumer Behavior Many Americans believe they will use more subscription services in the future. But when it comes to video streaming, more options doesn’t mean consumers will drastically increase the number of services they’re willing to pay for. The dominant players in the field—Netflix, Amazon Prime Video […]

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As you’re probably aware, the provincial government has announced a review of the workers compensation system, including policies, practices and the Workers Compensation Act, with the objective of making them more “worker centred”. The review will be carried out by a retired lawyer, Janet Patterson. As a part of this review, Ms. Patterson will be […]

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Hello Summer Artwalk – Penticton, BC Thursday, June 20th from 5pm to 8pm Twelve (12!) Gallery openings in one night, all in downtown Penticton. Tour the galleries, all within a few minutes from each other. Meet the artists and enjoy the summer evening. Mix and mingle, share stories and learn what inspires them. Admission is […]

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As we enter the busy summer season, what are you doing to ensure your front-line employees have the proper training to meet – and exceed – customer expectations? It was a year ago when go2HR re-launched the SuperHost suite of customer service training. To-date, close to 5,000 certificates were issued, and more than 510 classroom […]

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Oliver, B.C. (June 13, 2019): The South Okanagan dazzles in summertime with lush vineyards, sun-soaked patios and Instagram-ready views – and Covert Farms Family Estate’s idyllic oasis showcases some of the region’s best attributes. Visitors to the charming estate can look forward to immersive farm tours and family-friendly events, while wedding parties and meetings attendees will be […]

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The seventh annual Okanagan Trestles Tour invites you to explore the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail and Myra Canyon’s iconic trestle bridges. The family friendly ride takes place July 7, taking in sweeping vistas and deep gorges from the former rail line, and winds up with live music, a barbecue and bevvies. ”This event attracts hundreds of people from […]

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Tourism Valemount is proud to announce the completion of the Website Re-development of VisitValemount.ca with services provided by Symphony Tourism Services, a subsidiary of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. Check out some of our new features: New Social Wall: What People Are Saying About Valemount (Instagram posts) Improved Business Directory Listings Improved Event Listings New: Blog Posts New and […]

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