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Artists Capture Mile High Wine at Silver Star

Original artworks created as festival showcases Okanagan wines and mountain hiking Silver Star Mountain Resort (voted Best of the Okanagan, Readers' Choice 2012) is hosting a two-day Summer Food & Wine Festival on August 9 and 10. During the festival, six artists from Gallery Odin will capture the beauty and serenity of Silver Star Mountain from the heart of the Village. A silent auction of the Okanagan artworks begins at 4 p.m. August 10. Proceeds from the auction will be split between the artists and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. This year's contributing artists are Glenn Clark, Elizabeth Moore,...

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Okanagan Falls Wine Touring Guide

From the shores of Skaha Lake to the tip of Vaseux Lake, you’ll find a string of small wineries with big hearts crafting big wines. The Okanagan Falls Winery Association has 12 award-winning wineries, with over 185 hectares in vines to produce a combined 110,000 cases for an amazing 1.3 million bottles of wine each year. The Heart Of Wine Country wraps around Okanagan Falls and covers wineries from Penticton to Vaseux Lake. This region of the South Okanagan is a unique climatic zone know as a semi-arid steppe, the final stage of a desert area that extends up...

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Free Summer Movie in Wine Country -Rain date in effect

UPDATE: The movie will be shown on Thursday, July 18. What better place to see A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe, than in British Columbia’s wine country? Head to Heartland Kelowna on Highway 33 East on July 18 for a free outdoor movie presented by the Scotiabank SCENE program. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and relax under the stars while they’re captivated by the romantic film on a 40-foot outdoor movie screen. The first 500 entrants will receive complimentary popcorn and water. Date: Wednesday July 18, 2013. The show starts at sunset. Location:...

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UBC Okanagan expands concussion research

The big question, van Donkelaar says, is how do you know if an athlete who has suffered a concussion is really okay to play? They may feel fine, their symptoms may be gone, but what about any underlying, undetected damage to the brain? Okanagan research into the long-term effects on athletes of repeated concussions will take on a sharper focus, thanks to $387,000 in grant funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus. Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, director of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has received $287,000 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and $100,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health...

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