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The small business “leisure society”

The small business “leisure society”

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted a future so abundant with technological prowess that countries like Canada, Great Britain and the United States would achieve a 15-hour workweek by century’s end. In 1966, Time magazine echoed this scenario by publishing an article about a future with too much leisure time. The “leisure society” concept leant […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan: Building a Brigadoon-ian place to live

Okanagan: Building a Brigadoon-ian place to live

For as long as I can remember, people across Canada have spoken with great reverence, serendipity and kindness about our part of the world. Canada’s Okanagan Valley has become a Brigadoon of sorts, legendary in fact, a place where friends, family and visitors all love to boast of golden beaches and mouth-watering peaches, high fallootin’ […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →

Events

Penticton to host Tourism Summit

Penticton to host Tourism Summit

See the cover story on Tourism in the Okanagan or download the digital edition. Tourism leaders from across the Thompson Okanagan will gather in Penticton in December  to give a major boost to the $1.7-billion industry. The two day event commences with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Annual General Meeting December 3, with Destination […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna gallery fundraiser inspired by the full moon

Kelowna gallery fundraiser inspired by the full moon

Who says you can’t help support visual arts in Kelowna and have a great time doing it? The Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting the Under a Full Moon fundraising event on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 7 to 10 pm. Enjoy an evening filled with art, music, performance, and celebration – all inspired by November’s full moon. Under […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →

Community

Hobson family donates to Okanagan land trust

Hobson family donates to Okanagan land trust

Kelowna’s Hobson family has made a donation of $250,000 to the Central Okanagan Foundation, with $50,000 to go into an endowment fund for the Central Okanagan Land Trust. Retiring Central Okanagan Regional District chairman Robert Hobson said the family is hopeful the donation to the land trust can be doubled with matching donations from the […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna Chamber honours business excellence

Kelowna Chamber honours business excellence

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce honoured 25 finalists at the 27th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, and sponsors the Business Development Bank of Canada and Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, the popular Kelowna event is part of the annual Small Business Week. This year’s winner of Business Excellence awards are. Business […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →

Arts & Culture

Kelowna gallery fundraiser inspired by the full moon

Kelowna gallery fundraiser inspired by the full moon

Who says you can’t help support visual arts in Kelowna and have a great time doing it? The Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting the Under a Full Moon fundraising event on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 7 to 10 pm. Enjoy an evening filled with art, music, performance, and celebration – all inspired by November’s full moon. Under […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Soaps on Stage

Soaps on Stage

An exciting live soap opera, brought to the Okanagan by Bonnie Gratz; a local playwright, director, actress and the artistic director New Vintage Theatre.

By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Wine

Okanagan Spirits hosts Winetender’s Mixoff

Okanagan Spirits hosts Winetender’s Mixoff

JCI Okanagan is introducing the public to a twist on the traditional wine event with the Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff, October 9 at the Laurel Packinghouse. “We are once again excited to be involved with an event that introduces people to the delicious and creative options available when mixing wine with spirits or liqueurs.” says […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →
Summerhill cocktail program expresses winery’s unique personality

Summerhill cocktail program expresses winery’s unique personality

Summerhill Pyramid Winery marks a first, as spirits and craft beer are added to the menu in its Sunset Organic Bistro in Kelowna. As the first BC winery in the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) to have this new license, Summerhill has hired acclaimed Okanagan bartender Gerry Jobe to create a cocktail program that expresses the winery’s unique personality. “Jobe […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Homes

$6 million sale at Kelowna’s Central Green development

$6 million sale at Kelowna’s Central Green development

The City of Kelowna has finalized a deal for more than $6 million with Al Stober Construction to purchase the remaining five parcels at the Central Green site. Development of the site is expected to start as early as 2015. “The City and the community worked together from 2008 to 2011 to create a comprehensive […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Peachland approves New Monaco Development

Peachland approves New Monaco Development

The New Monaco development has received final zoning approvals from Peachland city council. “We are thrilled with the result,” says Vice-President of Development, Mark Holland. “Years of hard work and dedication by the New Monaco team have led to this moment. We commend Peachland for having the vision to include the project in its plans for the […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Kim Glowa

Kim Glowa

Kim Glowa

Kim Glowa studied Fine Arts at Okanagan University Collage and continued her studies in the decorative arts in Vancouver BC. Her professional career started with her business It’s A Mystery in 1999, applying paint techniques…

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Alexander Hill

Alexander Hill

Alexander Hill

Graphic Designer and Photographer based out of Kelowna, BC, specializing in Sport Design, Wedding Art, Portraiture, and HDR Landscape Photography.

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Image Gallery

Wedding photography and art…

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Catherine Bennington

Catherine Bennington

Catherine Bennington

Catherine is currently in her fourth year of her BFA degree at UBC Okanagan. She is primarily a painter, but also works with printmaking, drawing and photography. She is immensely inspired by her surroundings. Whe…

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Christina L. Knittel

Christina L. Knittel

Christina L. Knittel

Based in Kelowna, BC, (Canada), I work in digital and traditional mediums to create fun paintings inspired by our interactions with nature. In 2006, I earned my BFA from UBCO and received a Campus Enhancement Awar…

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Sea Dean

Sea Dean

Sea Dean

Classically educated in Europe, I’ve been an Okanagan resident for over 30 years. Through the wonders of the internet my work hangs in collections around the world. I’m known for my waterscapes and four legged frien…

By October 19, 2014 Read More →