Twinkling lights, festive cheer and the spirit of the season can all be found at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa this winter when the Festival of Trees comes to the resort between November 23 to January 5. The Festival of Trees will come alive on November 23 at 4:30 pm during the light-up celebration, […]
Early snow falls and exceptional conditions are allowing one of Okanagan Valley’s top winter destinations, Silver Star Mountain Resort, to open its slopes to snow seekers for a bonus weekend November 23 and 24, with the regular season kicking off November 28. For the early bonus weekend, Silver Star Resort will give access to 25 […]
The Okanagan Life Cover Party silver anniversary gala is set for Friday, November 22 at the Delta Grand Okanagan. Marking its 25th year milestone in publishing, Okanagan Life will host the evening, which will showcase the Best of the Okanagan and help raise funds for Ballet Kelowna. “Over the years, we’ve taken great effort to […]
Did you know the Kelowna Gospel Mission has been helping our community for 35 years? Dedicated to help people overcome addictions, reunite with family, rebuild their lives, and have a home of their own, the Mission is celebrating 35 years of creating radiant smiles – thanks to a dedicated volunteer core and generous community donors. […]
Tasteful Landscaping Urban “growth” fills a gap Take a peek over the fence at a certain house on Penticton’s Martin Street and you’re likely to spot a considerable amount of produce growing among the flowers. This is, quite literally, tasteful landscaping. Peer over the back fence; on what was once a large expanse of simple […]
When Roger Perry returned home a few days before Christmas and saw the pile of gifts for his grandchildren under the tree, he felt utter despair. “The children we saw had so little and we had so much,” he says. On a fact-finding mission in Ethiopia, Roger, who is the district Rotary Foundation chair and […]
Lining the walls of the men’s section at Inn From the Cold–Kelowna (IFTC) are 12 sets of bunk beds. Unlike military barracks, the bunks here are not all metal-framed—two wooden beds keep the room from feeling regimental. In the women’s area beyond a divider are four sets of bunks. Each bunk is numbered and comes […]
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…
Lately it’s been a whirlwind of interviews and photo sessions for 15-year old Alaina Podmorow and it’s looking like it won’t stop for awhile. The Lake Country student was recently named Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist for her efforts to aid women and girls in Afghanistan.
Thanks to the generosity of local donors and support of volunteers, more children, teens and families will be able to participate in and enjoy the full benefits of YMCA-YWCA programs at a time when many families simply cannot afford the costs involved.