Constant Creator By Donna Sturmanis Kelowna digital artist and poet Cherie Hanson continually exhibits her unique art in various venues ranging from wineries to galleries, reads her poetry at arts events, teaches a wide variety of classes to people aged 3 to 80, and sells her art and books at festivals and markets. Her images […]
She’s part dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, part nature lover, part marketing guru, part Jill-of-all-trades and all around traditional family woman with a passion for the possible. As a young girl growing up in Olds, Alberta, Tamra Davison was something of a city girl and never imagined a life among the apple blossoms and pumpkin […]
One Busy Woman of the Year “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Kelowna’s Shaun Bos is one of those busy people and her efforts were recently recognized with the Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial Award as Kelowna’s Woman of the Year. As a child, Shaun moved around quite a bit. She actually lived […]
Most people do not realize that stroke is brain injury – and can sometimes be referred to as a “brain attack.” In fact, a stroke can injure the brain like a heart attack injures the heart. In 2007, Rhonda sustained both a brain aneurysm and a stroke which caused her to suffer severe memory loss. […]
With her Renaissance hair and statuesque figure, your eyes follow Dorothy Dalba wherever she walks on the rehearsal stage. Okay, so the leather bustier, fishnets and stiletto heels for the starring role in Venus In Furs aren’t exactly what Botticelli had in mind for a Renaissance maiden, but then nothing about Dorothy is exactly ordinary. […]
Wildcrafter, Artist, Writer and Publisher Life might be a box of chocolates for some, but for Don Elzer it’s a cup of tea—and it’s wild. It’s also about a foraging plantation in the woods, paintings, sculptures and a publishing company. Located in Lumby, Don’s Wildcraft Forest (www.wildcraftforest.com) produces artisanal herb, fruit and berry loose tea […]
Dragon’s Den tough guy Kevin O’Leary was a bit hard on 10-year old Teagan Adams, but as Teagan sees it, O’Leary “wasn’t as bad as I’ve seen him before.” Teagan had even written a jingle to sing on the show. When he finished the song, O’Leary jokingly advised him “not to quit his day job.” […]
Kelowna fire chief Jeffrey Carlisle is a modest man despite his rich background. In a career that spans decades, he has transferred more than a dozen times and held every position from front line to chief. He moved to the Okanagan from Fort McMurray, Alberta, in April of 2008 to become Vernon’s fire chief and […]
Doug Cox says it’s a hobby that has gotten completely out of hand.
Although his books recounting area history have been local bestsellers for decades, as a child he wasn’t particularly interested in reading or writing. He was, however, blessed with a natural curiosity.
Cynthia Kereluk and Paul Rodgers, Summerland’s beauty queen/rock legend couple, lend a helping hand to animals in the Okanagan and around the world. “I love animals and I love my hometown of Summerland,” says Cynthia. Winner of the 1984 Miss Canada title, she later became…
It’s only coincidental that Kelowna Actors Studio will be putting on Disney’s My Son Pinocchio as part of this season’s offerings. Most people of a certain age can still sing at least two bars of An Actor’s Life For Me from the original Pinocchio movie and, although that childhood fascination for treading… Related posts: In […]
Dané le Roux sits in bed and for a moment the then 12-year-old thinks before she picks up her ballpoint pen and notebook. After filling three pages of whatever comes to mind, she hands the notebook to her mirror image sister. Julie scans through the words. “Well, this is good…”