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Year: 2017

Sherman Doucette takes the stage for Parks Alive

Join Parks Alive this week in Kelowna's parks. All concerts are free but donations are welcome. Valley First Community Music Tuesdays Location: Ben Lee Park July 11 “A Night of Variety” 6:30-8:30 6:30 Hot Air Cool Tunes (Jazz Flute Blues, solo) 7:30 Kelowna’s Rowdymen (Celtic Maritime, 5pc) Wednesday Night Showcase Location: Island Stage, Waterfront Park July 12 “Classic Rock” 6:00-9:00 6:00 ¾ Crush (classic rock; 5pc) 7:00 Floyd Vedan (classic rock; 4pc) 8:15 Edge of Eden (classic rock; 5pc) Look for the WinMar booth onsite for goodies. Chances Gaming Entertainment Thursdays Location: Blair Pond Park July 13 “Blues” 6:00-9:00...

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Grand Sommelier Express raises funds for steam railway

In June, the 23 members of Bottleneck Drive Winery Association hosted a tasting experience on-board the elegantly restored Kettle Valley steam train, showcasing delicious offerings from local wineries alongside the natural beauty of Summerland. Following a sparkling reception, guests enjoyed the scenic 90-minute train ride with wine tastings. After a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand-crafted beer and ciders, guests enjoyed a three-course dinner paired with Bottleneck Drive wines. Grand Sommelier Express raised $2,508 for the Kettle Valley Steam Railway #SummerlandBC #BCWine — bottleneck-drive (@bottleneckdrive) June 29, 2017 Photos by Devin...

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Okanagan golf pros raise funds for ALS

During the month of June & July, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. On July 19, Lee Ranger & Connor Kozak of The Okanagan Golf Club, Kelowna, will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.  The club is one of 36 golf courses located across BC participating in the 12th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. Ranger and Kozak join a list of Okanagan golfers who have helped raise funds for the cause. Participants have included Lee Alarie, Taylor Fahey and Jason...

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College appoints new Regional Dean for South Okanagan-Similkameen

Okanagan College will welcome a new Regional Dean for the South Okanagan-Similkameen later this summer. Eric Corneau, a college administrator with a significant and diverse background in the sector will step into the role on August 28, 2017. Corneau comes to Okanagan College from Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) in Iqaluit where he has worked for the last nine years, most recently as Vice President. In that role, Corneau supervised a team of 44 across three divisions: Academic Affairs, Student Services, and Corporate Services. He was instrumental in the development of new partnerships and the delivery of new programs, involving...

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Slow but steady: Okanagan Lake levels continue to decline

The slow, but steady decrease continues for levels of Okanagan lakes. Okanagan Lake dropped 1.9 centimetres from Monday and is now at 342.964 metres above sea level.  The lake remains just over 48 centimetres above full pool, the normal lake level for this time of year.  Since Monday, Kalamalka Lake decreased 2.9 centimetres and is now at 392.179 metres, which is also 48 centimetres above full pool. Major efforts were taken leading up to the long weekend to try and clean up and open as many waterfront beach areas as possible in each municipality and local government.  This work...

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