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Year: 2017

Hundreds queue for opening sales at One Water Street

The research said the demand is there, and proved to be correct as 160 homes in the new ONE Water Street luxury residential project were sold during the opening weekend of sales. Sales of homes at ONE Water Street on the northern edge of downtown Kelowna began on Friday, September 29 with a series of private viewings. Out of the gate, 30 per cent of the homes were sold in the first few hours. The pre-arranged sales appointments continued through the next day, with sales to the general public beginning partway through the second day with a gala opening of...

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Scotties Young Stars: Okanagan search underway for talented youth curlers

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Ambrosia Apples are launching a search across Penticton and the Okanagan Valley region for talented young male and female curlers interested in winning an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at life as a Scotties competitor. The tournament is seeking to find 64 youth curlers, between the recommended ages of 8 to 18. These 64 lucky finalists will be named as an honourary member for a team competing in the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton taking place January 27 to February 4. “Ambrosia Apples is very proud to sponsor the Future Stars....

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Help create a new play space for the Okanagan

New Monaco developer helps fund one-of-a kind playground Okanagan families have a chance to spend a fun morning in the park and inform a research project guiding the creation of a new play space unlike any other in the Okanagan. Okanagan College researchers are offering families the chance to express their creativity and engage their sense of wonder. Children will have the opportunity to discover and explore playing with loose parts – a trending concept in the world of unstructured outdoor play. The $91,000 research project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and neighbourhood developer New Monaco....

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Free seniors health assessments at the Y

Elaine Gillmore was able to detect and correct her balance issues after taking part in the YMCA of Okanagan’s senior health assessments. Free to anyone over the age of 50, these give seniors a proactive tool to monitor their health. The assessments take place on Fridays: Kelowna Family Y on October 27 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre on November 3 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elaine has participated in four health assessments and actively recruits members for YMCA senior and health programs. After her first assessment, she realized she had good upper body strength...

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Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among a wide variety of international spirits,” says master distiller Jorg Engel. “To win two double-golds is really amazing.” A double-gold winner, Pear Williams, is a fruit brandy made with Bartlett pears. An “eau-de-vie” style spirit it has a clean, aromatic fruit flavour that respects the...

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