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2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Award Winners

Let’s celebrate the 2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards, our third annual. We brought together a panel of select independent, experienced wine judges from the trade, restaurant and education sectors who selected these award winners from among 175 wines made entirely from BC grown fruit. Floor manager Tony Bonin and consulting judge Helene Scott headed the panel of judges, including: Dean Anderson – WSET 4, BC Liquor Stores (retired) Justin Anello – consultant, Vancouver Rene Bousquet – Cove Lakeside Resort,  Kelowna Dino (Douglas) Dean – Grape Escaps Wine Tours, Kelowna Robin Jones – wine professional Ernie Keenes – Save-On Foods, Kelowna Geoff Kozoway – Metro Liquor, Kelowna Stephanie Larsen – Dea del Vino Wine Journeys, Kelowna Mike Lee – WSET Instructor, Fine...

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High water levels: what you need to know about travel to Kelowna

Tourism Kelowna wants to ensure that visitors have information available about their current or upcoming visit to Kelowna and area. Accommodations and attractions remain open and ready to welcome visitors. “We want travelers to have up-to-date information on accommodations and tourism attractions,” said Chris Shauf, Tourism Kelowna’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “Our primary concern is to ensure that visitors and residents are safe and have the information they need to make informed decisions especially in high travel spring months. We want travelers to know that local tourism businesses that rely on visitors are open and looking forward to...

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Camp OC offers summer fun for Kelowna youth, convenience for parents

Youth in the Kelowna area will have an even better selection of summer camp opportunities to choose from this year when Okanagan College’s Camp OC returns in July. Parents can also breathe a little easier thanks to after-camp care, which is new this year and allows for more time at the end of the day to pick up their campers. Camp OC, coordinated by the College’s Continuing Studies department, offers week-long educational day camps full of interactive experiences, fun and adventure for youth. Back for its 13th year in Kelowna, camps will once again be offered for students in Grades 2-12. Parents can select from a range of camps including Minecraft programming, wood and metal fabrication camps, fashion and cooking camps, and go kart and flight academy camps, among others. And while there are more choices than ever for students, there’s also a new option sure to please parents and caregivers with busy schedules. Camp organizers are offering optional after-camp care for students who will be entering Grades 2-6 this fall. With camps running 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, parents will now have the option of enrolling their child in week-long after camp care in which qualified staff will engage them in activities until 5 p.m. The cost ranges from $24-30 for the week. “Previously parents had conflicts between their work schedules and camp pick up...

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