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Call for Volunteers for 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The search is on for volunteers for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, January 27 to February 4 in Penticton. Those interested, can sign up to volunteer at www.curling.ca/2018scotties/volunteers. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING? Receive the official volunteer clothing Access to the famous Patch with live entertainment Limited edition volunteer pin (not available to the general public) Volunteer handbook Invitation to the volunteer appreciation party Access to the venue when not on shift. Seats are available based on capacity, reserved seating is not provided. For those volunteers who want reserved seats, it is suggested that they purchase tickets. GENERAL...

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Canadian wine industry contributes $9 Billion in economic impact to Canadian economy

Canadian wine industry production has an annual national economic impact of $9 billion, reveals a research study conducted on the Canadian wine and grape industry. The industry's value has grown 33%, up from $6.8 billion to over the period 2011-2015. The Ontario wine and grape industry generates $4.4 billion in economic impact, British Columbia $2.8 billion, Quebec $1.1 billion and $218 million in Nova Scotia. "The Canadian wine industry is an increasingly significant contributor to our national economy," said CVA President and CEO Dan Paszkowski. "Our 671 wineries, largely small, family-owned businesses, create jobs, pay significant taxes, and boost regional, provincial and national economies alike," he added. Commissioned by the Canadian Vintners...

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Game Day: Canucks and Sunrype support families living with Autism

SunRype Products is pleased to announce that on Thursday, March 9, as Vancouver hosts the New York Islanders at Rogers Arena, the Canucks will partner with SunRype to raise awareness and funds for programs to help families living with autism. SunRype has donated 80 tickets for Kelowna families within the autism community to join in the celebration. With the support of The Pacific Autism Family Network, SunRype will make a $30,000 donation to the Canucks Autism Network, which will be used to fund day camp programs to benefit children and families living with autism in Kelowna, B.C. With the support of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Vancouver Canucks will...

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Cascades Casino Penticton to celebrate grand opening and 150 new jobs

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment today announced that Cascades Casino Penticton will open its doors on April 5. The first 300 people through the doors at 5 pm on April 5 will get a lucky envelope that could contain up to $50 in Free Play/Match Play! With 45,000 square feet of entertainment space featuring a spectacular gaming floor, exciting entertainment and culinary options to suit any taste including Gateway's signature restaurants — The Buffet and Match Eatery & Public House, which will feature the brand's first rooftop patio. "Gateway is proud to invest $25 million in Penticton and bring up to 150 new employees for a total of approximately 300 team members to the community,"...

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