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WestJet new baggage fees won’t apply to Mexico travel from Kelowna

WestJet new baggage fees won’t apply to Mexico travel from Kelowna

Airline also introduces price-drop guarantee WestJet new baggage fee take effect today. WestJet announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after October 29, […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →
Bird’s-eye view: Watching osprey at Salmon Arm Bay

Bird’s-eye view: Watching osprey at Salmon Arm Bay

The sliding door to our hotel balcony framed Salmon Arm Bay: fluorescent green wetlands, silver-blue Shuswap Lake, a rolling horizon defined by the Fly Hills, and not 50 metres away, two ospreys sitting on a pick-up-sticks nest strewn across a platform atop a tall pole. A precocious teen chick, as big as its parents, made […]

By September 3, 2014 Read More →
Hike Spion Kop Trails

Hike Spion Kop Trails

Lake Country has set the bar sky high. Okanagan planners looking to create outstanding trail systems need to head for this mountain and take a hike At the Spion Kop summit. it’s easy to see how Lake Country got its name. Wood and Ellison (Duck) are on the left; Okanagan on the right. You find […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →

Events

Kelowna Rockets set for season opener; Tyson Baillie returns

Kelowna Rockets set for season opener; Tyson Baillie returns

Tyson Baillie is returning to Kelowna to rejoin his teammates for the opening of the WHL regular season this weekend. The Kelowna Rockets will face off against Kamloops Blazers. After attending his first NHL training camp with the San Jose Sharks, Baillie went undrafted at this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Tthe Fort Saskatchewan, AB native […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Ron Maclean: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour To Visit Kelowna

Ron Maclean: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour To Visit Kelowna

This hockey season, Canadians across the country will get to experience the game they love with the ones they love, along with one of Canada’s favourites – Ron MacLean – as Rogers today unveiled the 25 communities that will be part of the inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge.  Kelowna is one of 25 communities from across Canada set to […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →
Skate Canada tickets go on sale Friday

Skate Canada tickets go on sale Friday

Single event tickets for the 2014 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C., will go on sale Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PT). The event will take place from October 30 – November 2, 2014 at Prospera Place. TICKETS The single event ticket prices range from $15-$60, plus applicable surcharges. Children under 12 are […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →

Community

YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids raises over $65,000

YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids raises over $65,000

The YMCA of Okanagan’s largest annual fundraiser, Cycle for Strong Kids, took place last weekend outside H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, raising over $65,000 for local children and families. “The event was a huge success,” says YMCA Development Coordinator, Pam Murkin. “39 teams registered in total with over 270 cyclists participating throughout the day. We […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Heart of Gold Gala raises $1M for the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre

Heart of Gold Gala raises $1M for the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre

KGH Foundation’s signature fundraising gala Heart of Gold raised revenues of more $1 million for critical medical equipment required in Kelowna General Hospital’s new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre. More than 400 attended the gala held at Kelowna Flightcraft’s Hangar 8 in early September. “I am proud to see my hangar transformed for such a […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →
Sandwich Generation struggling to save for retirement

Sandwich Generation struggling to save for retirement

A recent a study BMO Nesbitt Burns found that Canadians in the sandwich generation (those aged 45-64 who are known as being ‘sandwiched’ between the demands of caring both for their aging parents and for their own children), are more than half a million dollars short of their individual retirement savings goal. The study is […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →

Arts & Culture

Women’s creativity shines in new show at Kelowna Art Gallery

Women’s creativity shines in new show at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Power of Women’s Creativity: Past, Present, & Future September 20 to December 6, 2014 A new exhibition entitled The Power of Women’s Creativity: Past, Present, & Future opens at the Kelowna Art Gallery on September 20. The show is presented in partnership with the Central Okanagan Women’s Resource & Education Foundation and features over […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →
New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

A new series of art classes geared specifically for teens will be offered at the #Kelowna Art Gallery this summer. The Friday for Teens Art Series will run from 9 am to 2 pm every Friday beginning July 11 through August 22.

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
In Person: Actress Debby Helf

In Person: Actress Debby Helf

Kelowna’s Debby Helf has devoted most of her life to theatre, particularly community theatre. She started putting on plays when she was four, obtained her BA in dramatic arts from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968, and has been involved with Theatre Kelowna for a whopping 32 years. Along with community theatre groups […]

By June 25, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Food & Wine

Absolut Launches Limited edition Andy Warhol Bottle

Absolut Launches Limited edition Andy Warhol Bottle

Absolut Vodka has announced the Limited Edition Andy Warhol bottle, a new design celebrating the brand’s iconic collaboration with the illustrious Andy Warhol. The offering embodies the brand’s commitment to supporting all things rooted in artistic expression and creativity. In 1986, Andy Warhol became the first in a long line of celebrated artists to collaborate […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Vina Concha y Toro: Joint venture expands Chilean wine distribution in Canada

Vina Concha y Toro: Joint venture expands Chilean wine distribution in Canada

Vina Concha y Toro S.A., the 5th largest wine company in the world, and Charton Hobbs, one of the leading wine and spirit distribution companies in Canada, announced today the creation of a joint venture for the commercialization of brands in the Canadian market. In its first stage, this joint venture will take on the […]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Pinot to star at Okanagan Wine Festival

Pinot to star at Okanagan Wine Festival

New to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, the Grand Finale Tastings will focus on what many consider to be one of the best varietals for the Valley, Pinot.

By September 10, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Homes

Current Issue

Current Issue

Developing style – A stunning pictorial of the developments and homes in the Okanagan Shuswap – Aug-Sep 2014 Okanagan Life. Download the digital edition.

By August 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

Skaha Hills, Penticton’s $250 million master planned community is poised to be the most energy efficient housing development in British Columbia. Building techniques will guarantee homeowners lower utility bills and reduced impact on the environment. “What sets Skaha Hills apart is the fact that it is ensuring energy efficiency throughout all the homes in the […]

By June 10, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan home sales show strong growth, North Okanagan leads

Okanagan home sales show strong growth, North Okanagan leads

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board reported May sales activity of Okanagan homes were up 31% compared to the same month in 2013 – posting a 25% improvement over April and the strongest unit sales for May since 2007. “Spring sales activity in the Okanagan-Shuswap is much stronger than in previous years,” says president Darcy Griffiths. […]

By June 7, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Golf Okanagan Guide

Golf Okanagan Guide

One of Canada’s premier golf destinations, the Okanagan Valley offers courses to challenge every level, plus unmatched scenery and outstanding amenities. See our full golf feature Raising our Game and golf okanagan map in the April/May Okanagan Life magazine: How we got to be a hot golf destination and why the future’s looking bright. Photo courtesy of Predator […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

The Best Restaurants brand is one of the most recognizable in the Okanagan Valley. For 20 years, Okanagan Life readers have voted for their favourites —and for 20 years we have published the results in a magazine that has quietly become one of the best read magazines—of all magazines—per capita! Celebrate some of the hardest working […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
Gatzke Orchards Hosts Orchard Dinner Series

Gatzke Orchards Hosts Orchard Dinner Series

Gatzke Orchards is host to a unique culinary event showcasing highly skilled local chefs and #Okanagan wines as GO Foodism kicks off May 25. #Kelowna #BCwine

By May 12, 2014 Read More →
Cirque Musica with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bring dazzling Holiday Spectacular

Cirque Musica with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bring dazzling Holiday Spectacular

The South Okanagan Events Centre, in partnership with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, announced today that Cirque Musica is coming to Penticton on December 16, just in time to celebrate the holiday season. Cirque Musica takes audiences on a musical journey to a land of dazzling beauty, mystery and suspense. The show blends the grace and thrills […]

By September 8, 2014 Read More →
$1.5 million goal set for United Way Campaign

$1.5 million goal set for United Way Campaign

The United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similikameen has set a goal this year of $1.5M to support and build community here in the #Okanagan Similkameen.

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna goaltender Jackson Whistle joins Canucks Prospects Camp

Kelowna goaltender Jackson Whistle joins Canucks Prospects Camp

The Vancouver Canucks announced the expected roster and schedule for their Prospects Training Camp and the Young Stars Classic Tournament starting Thursday, September 11 in Penticton, BC. Joining the young stars is Kelowna goaltender Jackson Whistle. Very excited to be back in Vancouver for the @VanCanucks prospect camp this week #cantwait — Jackson Whistle (@JWhis35) July […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna’s downtown main street captures international award

Kelowna’s downtown main street captures international award

The Bernard Avenue Revitalization in downtown Kelowna has taken a top international prize. During its 60th Anniversary Conference and Tradeshow this week, the International Downtown Association awarded the City of Kelowna its Downtown Pinnacle Award for its work on its main street. “Great cities have great downtowns and we’re pleased to see the hard work and $14 […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →