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Year: 2017

Weekend celebration of food and film set to take place in the South Okanagan

Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival returns this Spring The world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour!, returns to the South Okanagan for its second consecutive year, May 5 to 7. Taking over the region for three delectable days, Devour! Osoyoos features a diverse mix of culinary events at restaurants and wineries throughout the region paired with a selection of special festival-exclusive hotel rates and packages. In 2009, Devour! The Food Film Fest was created by Chef Michael Howell in Nova Scotia as a celebration of cinema, food and wine culture – and in 2016, made its first cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country at Watermark Beach...

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A tradition of fine foods

Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods 2017 marks Illichmann’s 50th year of business in Kelowna. Since 1967 the Illichmann family has been providing European Meats, Sausages and Delicatessen products in Kelowna. Adolf and Theresia Illichmann started the business in 1967. Illichmann’s is now run by their son Thomas and his sons Jacob and Daniel. In addition to fresh meats and sausages, Illichmann’s offers custom sausage making, catering and wholesale. Enjoy Illichmann’s great food in-house or take some home from the hot lunch counter. PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in No...

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Lakeshore Vein: Okanagan community and family

A big thanks to our wonderful patients who voted for us in Okanagan Life magazine’s Best of the Okanagan Awards, which again placed us as the Best Laser and Aesthetics Clinic in the Central Okanagan. Here's our interview with Dr. Janna Bentley, founder and medical director of Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic.   PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in No Downloads...

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TOMTAR Roofing: Commercial success brings expansion

TOMTAR Roofing & Sheet Metal For a local company whose history spans over 70 years, this year mark a further expansion for TOMTAR Roofing & Sheet Metal. More growth is on the horizon as staff settles into new offices and takes advantage of larger shop with dedicated space for parts, maintenance division and more inventory space. In February, the sheet metal workers were busy in the new expanded facility putting the finishing touches on a project for the new Cascades Casino Penticton, slated to open in April. The custom desert and charcoal-coloured metal panels form the attractive outer shell...

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Kelowna will go loud for kids health

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran has officially proclaimed May 7, 2017 as Healthy Kids Day — a day where the YMCA of Okanagan, with the support of presenting sponsor Interior Savings Credit Union, will go loud for kids health in a festival-like setting. “Children today need us,” says Mayor Basran. “Times are changing and children are no longer getting the exercise they used to. It is more important than ever that we demonstrate healthy choices to ensure a vital and prosperous local community for years to come.” Children’s health is a concern across North America. The percentage of young people who...

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