Tag: Best of Kelowna
Valley votes for best businesses Valley residents from Salmon Arm to Osoyoos are weighing in on who will make the list for best business in the Okanagan Valley. From autobody shops to yoga studios, the Best of the Okanagan Awards are chosen annually by readers of Okanagan Life magazine. New in 2013, the search is […]
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is hosting its annual competition to recognize Canada’s truly special places, and the revitalized Bernard Avenue is in the running to win. “What we have with Bernard Avenue is truly unique,” says Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray. “Residents and tourists alike gather and spend time downtown at a variety of outdoor […]
Pulling out a chair and waving his hand in welcome, Nigel Brown is the quintessential gentleman. Quietly gracious, his grey-blue eyes sparkle with humour, but from the moment he begins speaking, it’s clear this is a man who takes his mission—and his coffee—seriously. “They have the best Americano in town,” he says of the very […]
It’s early Friday morning before the shops open when Kelowna Chef Mark Filatow comes calling at the back door of Illichmann’s Meats. It’s day one of the Canadian Culinary Championships and foodies, Olympians and Canada’s top chefs have descended on the Okanagan for a weekend of culinary mastery. Mark, executive chef at Waterfront Wines, is […]
Okanagan communities fall into three loosely defined geographic regions. The Central Okanagan has emerged as the commercial and transportation hub. Kelowna has a sophisticated urban appeal while Peachland, Lake Country and West Kelowna retain more of a small-town feel. Extending into the rolling farmlands beyond Vernon at the head of Okanagan Lake, the North […]
Kelowna Secondary School’s grad class of 1981 (WOW! – can that be 30 years already?) is gearing up for its big reunion on July 23. For more info, call Darcy at 403.932.7273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.