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Year: 2017

SunRype launches new premium craft cider

Sun-Rype is taking a page out of its own rich history book with the launch of a new Premium Craft Apple Cider that harkens back to the 1950s, when the iconic BC brand introduced Canada's first hard cider. The package design features an adaptation of the retro SunRype logo, circa 1946, accented with a graphic representation of the Okanagan Valley, where SunRype still calls home. "SunRype Cider truly captures the essence of the Okanagan. It is made with only 100% BC apples, locally brewed in small batches with the signature apple taste that SunRype does best," says Marketing Manager Kat Hillis....

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The first-ever BC Bacon & Cider Festival sells out

The first-ever BC Bacon & Cider Festival is a showcase for some of the Okanagan Valley’s greatest gifts:  great-tasting apples and pears, creative cider crafting, and inspired food pairings, all taking place within the walls of Kelowna’s historic apple-processing facility, The Laurel Packinghouse. The event set for Friday, April 28 has sold out. Some of BC’s very-best craft cideries pouring samples of their newest, tastiest ciders. Pair that with incredible bacon-inspired dishes prepared and served by the Okanagan College Culinary Arts students. Arguably our favorite message in a bottle! Looking forward to sipping on Faustino Dry Apple Cider at @bcbaconciderfest !...

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Ultimate female hockey weekend supports dreams of young players

The Grindstone Award Foundation is offering a three-day women’s hockey jamboree aimed to raise funds for female hockey players in need. “We want it to be the ultimate female hockey weekend, a place where female adults can play and have their kids watch mom play and maybe give it a try too,” said Danielle Grundy, co-founder of the Grindstone Award Foundation. "Your support means you will have an impact on the lives of young female hockey players who have the desire to play, but are unable to for financial reasons." The weekend will incorporate a skills competition, prizes and and...

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Weekend celebration of food and film set to take place in the South Okanagan

Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival returns this Spring The world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour!, returns to the South Okanagan for its second consecutive year, May 5 to 7. Taking over the region for three delectable days, Devour! Osoyoos features a diverse mix of culinary events at restaurants and wineries throughout the region paired with a selection of special festival-exclusive hotel rates and packages. In 2009, Devour! The Food Film Fest was created by Chef Michael Howell in Nova Scotia as a celebration of cinema, food and wine culture – and in 2016, made its first cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country at Watermark Beach...

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A tradition of fine foods

Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods 2017 marks Illichmann’s 50th year of business in Kelowna. Since 1967 the Illichmann family has been providing European Meats, Sausages and Delicatessen products in Kelowna. Adolf and Theresia Illichmann started the business in 1967. Illichmann’s is now run by their son Thomas and his sons Jacob and Daniel. In addition to fresh meats and sausages, Illichmann’s offers custom sausage making, catering and wholesale. Enjoy Illichmann’s great food in-house or take some home from the hot lunch counter. PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in No...

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