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Author: Laurie Carter

Super fundraisers

KGH Foundation benefits from community donations When a seemingly healthy employee was suddenly struck by critical illness, a tight knit local business group was motivated to start a fundraising campaign. As a result, Gord Hayes, general manager of Kelowna’s Johnston Auto Group BMW, recently presented a gift of $15,000 to the KGH Foundation. The donation was inspired by the sudden heart attack of Ron Russell, service manager of Vernon Dodge Jeep. The money will go toward the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and patient care items for the cardiac program at Kelowna General Hospital. Throughout the month of April,...

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Bookshelf: Okanagan author Lorrie Forde of Really Good F Words

Author of Really Good F Words Your interactive gudie to self-care A Q&A with Laurie Carter Love the title of your book. Thank you—I’m glad it caught your attention. Why did you write a book about self-care? Two reasons. In addition to authoring this book, I am also a coach (mountaintopcoaching.ca). I love that my work allows me to easily connect my “be” and my “do” and I believe that no one needs a coach, but that everybody deserves to have one. Through the pages of F Words, I’m able to offer the gift of coaching to readers. As well,...

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UBC library project opens portal to digital resources

The UBC Innovation Library, located on the second floor of the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL), is a space that provides public access to UBC’s academic databases, including more than two million journals and ebooks. “The Innovation Library is the product of a partnership that is unique in Canada and offers a new model for university libraries of the 21st century,” says Deborah Buszard, UBC deputy vice-chancellor and principal of the Okanagan campus. The library is the direct result of community consultation where Kelowna-area residents, businesses and community groups expressed a desire to gain access to...

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Bookshelf: Author Maria Tippett

Author of Made in British Columbia A Q&A with Laurie Carter You’ve written many works during your illustrious academic career; why this book now?  I had written the cultural history of Canada over 20 years ago; now it was time to focus on British Columbia. How did you select the eight people to profile? There were so many I could have chosen: writers like Earle Birney and Roderick Haig Brown. I chose eight people whose reputations will last and who made an impact on their contemporaries. They were also very different people: some came to prominence, like Martin Grainger,...

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Winter wine fest set for Sun Peaks

The Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival returns with an expanded roster of delectable events, January 14 to 24, 2016. Now in its 18th year, the festival has built on two of our province’s best assets, winter recreation and British Columbia wine, growing into one of Canada’s premier winter events. “From its modest beginnings of a weekend Icewine event, the festival has progressed into a fantastic 10-day expe- rience that is truly one of our premier winter celebrations,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “It showcases the unique combination of BC’s best wines and the adventure of Canada’s Alpine Village.”...

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