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Author: Yvonne Turgeon

At Centre Court with the Okanagan’s Vasek Pospisil

It was an overcast July day last summer at the All England Club centre court at Wimbledon when Vasek Pospisil raised the championship cup over his head. Victory on the largest, and oldest, tennis stage in the world came quite unexpectedly to the young 24-year old, who as a child dreamed he could be there one day, if only to compete, well alone win the title. Now he stood in celebration with doubles partner American Jack Sock at his side. Winning the title for the unseeded pair came as a shock to the tennis world and themselves. At the...

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Kelowna first Green Street welcomes visitors this Saturday

Kelowna’s first Green Street will welcome visitors this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Both the architect and developer behind Parkside at Clifton Road will be on site for a two-day open house. “The city’s first green street is nearing completion; we have the paving complete, services in and drought tolerant plantings are now underway,” says developer A. J. Hazzi. “It’s exciting to see not only the new homes construction underway, but with some of the recent rains, how the roadway responds with its promise of a better water management.” Kelowna’s first Green Street will welcome visitors...

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The Next Generation of Aces

While Canadian tennis stars are making a mark on the World Tour, other nations’ top rising stars are traveling to Kelowna to showcase their play. It’s all thanks in part to the leadership of Joachim Nierfeld and a small committee behind Tennis Futures Kelowna. “The facilities (Parkinson Recreation Centre) are amazing and everyone loves the look and feel of it,” says Joachim. “We started three years ago, and we’ve improved it each year, doubling the amount of players qualifying from the first year to the third.” The new Kelowna tournament completes a six-city Western Canadian tour for international players...

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Okanagan developer constructs Kelowna’s first Green Street

Standing at the entrance to Blair Pond Park, Okanagan developer AJH Development announced today the launch of Parkside at Clifton Road, Kelowna’s newest subdivision. The new community adjacent to the park will feature 13 contemporary-designed homes built along Kelowna's first first Green Street. Following a comprehensive review, Kelowna City Council gave approval for bylaw variances and endorsed the Green Street at Parkside at Clifton Road. At only 100 metres, the small cul-de-sac will pilot sustainable storm water management. “When City Council saw the plans for this community, we welcomed the innovation and saw how it matched our vision for...

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Top chefs celebrate nature’s bounty, raise funds for conservation

Top chefs from Vancouver and Kelowna are joining forces with The Nature Trust of BC to celebrate the gifts of nature in the Okanagan and support land conservation. The culinary showcase is part of Earth Wind Fire 2015 fundraiser set for this Saturday, June 20 at the Delta Grand Okanagan. “I wouldn’t miss Earth Wind Fire; it’s my favourite event of the year and a cause that is relevant for all of us,” says award-winning Chef Rod Butters of Raudz Regional Table and Micro Bar & Bites. A leader in the farm-to-table moment, Butters focuses on fresh, regional cuisine...

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