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Year: 2017

The battle of the restaurants

Where to eat, dine and drink? The Best Restaurants brand is one of the most recognizable in the Okanagan Valley. For 23 years, Okanagan Life readers have voted for their favourites dining spots in  Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and across the Okanagan Valley. Watch for the winners The winner will be published in our June issue. We offer both print and digital subscriptions. Vote now Voting is open for 2017 Best Restaurants. Advertise This issue is one of the best read all year long. Our readers also keep this issue, opening it up time and time again to check for...

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Underground pubs, mountain-high stages: Snowbombing hits Sun Peaks

Europe’s largest and most popular snow and music festival, Snowbombing, is debuting in North America for the first time this week. With the support of Coors Light, this one-of-a-kind music festival will take place at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, from April 6 to April 10, 2017. With a vista of majestic mountains as a perimeter fence and boasting some of the most awe-inspiring festival venues in the world including sky-high mountain stages, forest stages, road-block street carnivals and underground car parks turned super clubs, Coors Light Snowbombing Canada will transform the entire Sun Peaks Resort into a full music festival that is 7,060 ft above ordinary....

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Cops for Kids Fund Private Room for Recovering Kids at KGH

Cops for Kids, a charitable foundation comprised of RCMP and other regional policing officers, has given a generous $25,000 gift to KGH Foundation to support the acquisition of a private, pediatric patient room at Kelowna General Hospital. The gift was made possible by proceeds from the Annual Cops for Kids Ride, their signature fundraising event, which sees police officers from across the region come together to ride the gruelling terrain of BC’s southern interior. The gift will allow pediatric patients recovering from surgery to rest and heal with their families in a private, comfortable setting. “Our goal with Cops...

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Special concert celebrates long relationship between Kelowna and Veendam

The Kelowna City Concert Band will present ‘Celebration of Canada and The Netherlands’ with special guest, the Veendam Winkler Prins Harmonie on Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The Veendam Winkler Prins Harmonie, a community band made up of high school students and adults from Kelowna’s sister city in Veendam, Netherlands, will be in Kelowna from April 27 to 30 as part of a six-city tour of British Columbia and Alberta. The tour marks Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the band’s 40th anniversary, and the 37-year sister city relationship between Kelowna and Veendam. The Harmonie has a longstanding...

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Celebrating seafood: Wines of British Columbia go to New York City

Six wineries from the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley, and acclaimed Executive Chef Ned Bell of Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise, are heading to New York City to whisk, flambé and decant their award-winning wines and culinary talent with distinguished media and guests at the James Beard House. "Wines of British Columbia is excited to partner with Chef Ned Bell in showcasing premium BC wines and sustainable BC seafood to one of the most exciting wine markets in the world," says Miles Prodan, CEO and President of the BC Wine Institute. "This event offers an excellent opportunity for New York media and trade...

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