Okanagan Life Magazine http://okanaganlife.com The magazine the Okanagan lives by |Best Restaurants Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:19:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Grateful Fed Offers up Local Musical Talent http://okanaganlife.com/grateful-fed-offers-local-musical-talent/ http://okanaganlife.com/grateful-fed-offers-local-musical-talent/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:10:59 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11542 Johnny vs Johnny



Taking to the stage at downtown Kelowna’s The Grateful Fed on Friday, April 25 is local guitar duo, Johnny vs Johnny. The restaurant’s opening in 2002 marked a turn-around for the Kelowna music scene when coffee shops, restaurants and small pubs began to hire singles and duos. The Grateful Fed in downtown Kelowna was one […]

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Okanagan welcomes Reel Paddling Film Festival http://okanaganlife.com/okanagan-welcomes-reel-paddling-film-festival/ http://okanaganlife.com/okanagan-welcomes-reel-paddling-film-festival/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:07:24 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11557 Okanagan welcomes Reel Paddling Film Festival



The 9th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival is coming to the Okanagan with filmings set for both Lake Country and Salmon Arm. True Outdoors and Kelowna Canoe & Kayak Club will host on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd in Winfield. In Salmon Arm, the Shuswap Association […]

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West Kelowna realtor captures third place in MasterChef Canada http://okanaganlife.com/west-kelowna-realtor-captures-third-place-in-masterchef-canada/ http://okanaganlife.com/west-kelowna-realtor-captures-third-place-in-masterchef-canada/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:38 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11545 Kaila-Klassen-MasterChef-Canada-West-Kelowna



In the first ever MasterChef Canada, home cook and West Kelowna realtor Kaila Klassen captured third place in the national TV competition. The final round is set for next Monday on CTV. Hailing from Penticton, B.C., Kaila is a real estate agent from West Kelowna who began her journey alongside thousands of Canadian culinary hopefuls […]

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CTV Orders A Second Helping of MasterChef; Casting Now Open for Season 2 http://okanaganlife.com/ctv-orders-second-helping-masterchef-casting-now-open-season-2/ http://okanaganlife.com/ctv-orders-second-helping-masterchef-casting-now-open-season-2/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:00:31 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11552 MasterChef



Canadians are hungry for more MasterChef Canada. CTV announced today a Season 2 order for its hit culinary competition series  for the 2014/2015 broadcast season.  CTV confirmed its fan-favourite Canadian judges are back for a second helping: Michael Bonacini, renowned for his exacting taste and the refined creator of a high-end restaurant empire; Michelin–starred and […]

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3,000 fun facts about the Okanagan http://okanaganlife.com/3000-fun-facts-okanagan/ http://okanaganlife.com/3000-fun-facts-okanagan/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:43:41 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11471 3000-twitter-okanagan-life-okanaganlifemag



While our print magazine is in its 25th year of publishing and sees almost a half of million readers each issue (491,000), our social media is just in its infancy. As we reached 3,000 Twitter followers we shared a few fun facts about the #Okanagan, #Kelowna, #Penticon, #Osoyoos, #Vernon & 3,000. 3,000 @OkanaganLifeMag @Twitter followers […]

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Beach to Peak: Registrations Climbing for Inaugural Giant’s Head Grind http://okanaganlife.com/beach-peak-registrations-climbing-inaugural-giants-head-grind/ http://okanaganlife.com/beach-peak-registrations-climbing-inaugural-giants-head-grind/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:13:31 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11429 Giants-Head-Grind



More than 100 racers have already signed up for the inaugural Giant’s Head Grind “beach to peak” race in Summerland on May 17, 2014. Starting at the shores of Okanagan Lake, walkers, runners and racers will scale Summerland’s volcanic landmark, a distance of more than five kilometres, and a 500-metre elevation gain. This year’s race […]

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Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp http://okanaganlife.com/knifewear-when-you-are-addicted-sharp/ http://okanaganlife.com/knifewear-when-you-are-addicted-sharp/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:39:23 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11417 Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp



Canada’s awesomest knife shop, Knifewear has become a destination/hang-out for those who love Japanese steel and are addicted to sharp. Most of the knives can’t be found in any other shop in Canada. The Kelowna shop in South Pandosy also carries some of the hottest food magazines and cookbooks, sharpening stones and supplies, and a […]

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Jane Hoffman Group: The Value of Experience http://okanaganlife.com/coldwell-banker-jane-hoffman-group-the-value-of-experience/ http://okanaganlife.com/coldwell-banker-jane-hoffman-group-the-value-of-experience/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:17:11 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11405 coldwell-banker-jane-hoffman-group-okanagan-property



Specializing in luxury homes and waterfront properties, Coldwell Banker Jane Hoffman Group provides top-notch service, along with a first class website and marketing program. Whether you’re looking at getting into the market, finding an investment property, or upgrading to your perfect dream home, they have the expertise to help you find the perfect location with […]

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Hottest stretch of sand in the Okanagan – Walnut Beach Resort http://okanaganlife.com/hottest-stretch-of-sand-in-the-okanagan-walnut-beach-resort/ http://okanaganlife.com/hottest-stretch-of-sand-in-the-okanagan-walnut-beach-resort/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:30:31 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11398 walnut-beach-resort-hottest-stetch of sand-in-the-okanagan



Walnut Beach offers the only licensed beach service in the country. At Walnut Beach Resort, sun, suites and spectacular views from 112 carefully crafted designer hotel suites gives the luxurious comforts of home and then some. One- and two-bedroom options plus elegant penthouses all provide rich linens, a full array of electronic entertainment and fully […]

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Now selling home sites: Skaha Hills launches first phase on the southwest hills of Penticton http://okanaganlife.com/home-sites-skaha-hills-launches-first-phase-southwest-hills-penticton/ http://okanaganlife.com/home-sites-skaha-hills-launches-first-phase-southwest-hills-penticton/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:09:50 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11378 Skaha-Hills-Development-Penticton



Skaha Hills, Penticton’s newest development, winery and vineyard has opened the doors to its Discovery Centre. The 550-acre site on the South Okanagan hillsides and bench lands will be a $250 million mixed residential/commercial community. “Greyback has completed projects up and down the Okanagan Valley and without question this is an outstanding site,” says president Larry Kenyon. […]

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Resorts wrap up ski season in the Okanagan http://okanaganlife.com/resorts-wrap-ski-season-okanagan/ http://okanaganlife.com/resorts-wrap-ski-season-okanagan/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:41:39 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11355 Silver-Star-Family-Day-ski



Spring is in the air and for Okanagan ski resorts it’s time to wrap up the winter season. However, they can’t possibly say goodbye to the snow without a good send off. Silver Star Mountain Resort will launch its inaugural couch race on April 6 as teams will race a couch that has been mounted […]

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Olympic Roundup: Kevin Hill I raced my heart out http://okanaganlife.com/olympic-roundup-kevin-hill-i-raced-my-heart-out/ http://okanaganlife.com/olympic-roundup-kevin-hill-i-raced-my-heart-out/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:27:17 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11056 Olympic Roundup: Kevin Hill I raced my heart out



Race cancelled due to heavy fog, it’s alright because I’m ready to go! Hopefully tomorrow we will run qualifiers! pic.twitter.com/UQWGs2ULqa — Kevin Hill (@kevinhillsbx) February 17, 2014   Snowboard cross racing is not without its up and downs, and no one knows that better than Vernon’s Kevin Hill after his Olympic debut. On Olympic Day […]

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Okanagan Heros: Paralympic flags and medals http://okanaganlife.com/okanagan-heros-paralympic-flags-medals-josh-dueck-sonja-gaudet/ http://okanaganlife.com/okanagan-heros-paralympic-flags-medals-josh-dueck-sonja-gaudet/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:38:24 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11247 Paralympic-flags-josh-dueck-closing-ceremonies-sochi



Okanagan athletes played a key role in clinching Canada’s third place finish (behind Russia and Germany) at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics. While Russia dominated the podium with 30 gold and 80 medals in total — more than the next five countries combined — Canada made a strong showing in the more evenly matched remaining field […]

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Harvest Voted Best Golf Course http://okanaganlife.com/harvest-voted-best-golf-course/ http://okanaganlife.com/harvest-voted-best-golf-course/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:32:03 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11240 Harvest Voted Best Golf Course



Among the Okanagan’s most prestigious championship golf courses, The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna is pulling in the accolades. Voted Best Golf Course and one of the Best Places to Get Married by Okanagan Life readers, the club’s outstanding hospitality also earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2013. With multiple tee areas, the […]

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Swan Lake Nurseryland Expands Organic Produce http://okanaganlife.com/swan-lake-nurseryland-expands-organic-produce/ http://okanaganlife.com/swan-lake-nurseryland-expands-organic-produce/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:59:51 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11230 Best-of-the-Okanagan-2013



Swan Lake Nurseryland (voted Best Garden Centre) started out as a small roadside fruit stand in 1959, and has been a locally owned independent retailer ever since. Today they offer plenty of fresh produce year round, locally sourced in season to support Okanagan growers. Swan Lake is expanding its selection of organic produce, and carries […]

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Fun & Sticky: Kelowna MapleFest offers up a taste of Quebec & Jann Arden http://okanaganlife.com/fun-sticky-kelowna-maplefest-offers-taste-of-quebec-jann-arden/ http://okanaganlife.com/fun-sticky-kelowna-maplefest-offers-taste-of-quebec-jann-arden/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:15:03 +0000 http://okanaganlife.com/?p=11202 Kelowna-maplefest-christine-boisseau



From the sugar shacks of Quebec to a warm Kelowna kitchen, dining on maple syrup is about as French Canadian as you can get. The tree that gives us the golden nectar and also lends its leaves to our flag is the star of an annual arts and culture festival put on by the Centre […]

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