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Year: 2016

Family-friendly wrestling event raises $4K to help YMCA families

The organizers of the Invasion Championship Wrestling series do it again — not only packing the ringside at the recently held Kelowna Invasion 5 Pro Wrestling event but also supporting more and more local children and families in need. “One thing that is so cool about ICW growing so rapidly in popularity is that the cheques do too — meaning we can continue to give back even more to child and youth serving organizations such as the local YMCA,” say Mike Chisholm, ICW organizer. “We are committed to hosting good family fun entertainment that in turn enables us to...

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Capri Insurance generosity a slam dunk for UBC Heat student athlete

First-year UBC Okanagan student Emma Johnson knows the meaning of hard work. Watch her on the court during an Okanagan Heat women’s basketball game, and it’s obvious the first-year guard is determined to win. As a nursing student who hopes to focus on pediatrics or community nursing, Johnson knows the pressure of keeping up her grades. However, being the recipient of the 2015-16 Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship has removed some of the stress, and freed up time for Johnson to apply her skills effectively on and off the court. “I am very thankful to Capri for this very...

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Okanagan College Board Chair has strong resume

The incoming Chair of Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has a distinguished history of leading educational organizations. Connie Denesiuk, of Summerland, will assume responsibilities of the Chair on Jan. 1, following in the footsteps of Tom Styffe, who finishes six years of service on the Board (three as Board Chair). Denesiuk will be joined on the executive by Doug Manning as Vice-Chair. Manning has served on the Board since 2010. Denesiuk joined the College Board in 2012. Previously, she was Chair of the Okanagan Skaha School District for nine of the 19 years she served as a school trustee....

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Kip Moore Extends Wild Ones Tour to Penticton

Multi-platimum singer/songwriter Kip Moore will headline the 2016 WILD ONES TOUR with dates in Canada this winter.  Moore, who has built one of country music's most loyal audiences show by show, will be in Penticton February 19. Moore will perform tracks from his sophomore album WILD ONES (MCA Nashville).  A super-sized record caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll, each song on the 13-track disc was written by Moore.  Most were born on the road and recorded during "time off" from playing more than 200 shows a year. “My favorite part of this crazy life we...

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