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Van Osch sisters to represent BC at 2018 Scotties

The Van Osch sisters are the top women’s curling team in the province. Kesa, Kalia, and Marika Van Osch along with teammate Amy Gibson will represent BC at the 2018 Scotties in Penticton BC later this month. Skip Kesa Van Osch has been on the big stage before, representing BC at the national women’s championship in 2014. In 2012, the sisters won B.C.’s junior championship. Two decisive playoff victories in a row gave Nanaimo’s Van Osch rink the right to represent their home province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Penticton. The BC Scotties final at Victoria...

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Olympians prepare for PyeongChang; chefs prep for battle of the plates in Kelowna

With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics just one month away, chefs and organizers of the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships are getting ready for a battle of the plates on February 2 and 3 in Kelowna. “Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs,” says Gold Medal Plates co-founderKaren Blair. “Since 2004, Gold Medal Plates has generated over $12 million for Canada's Olympic athletes." The Canadian Culinary Championships involves three intense competitions for the chefs over two days.  “This is the biggest and most serious national...

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Kelowna’s landscape changing forever

“The landscape of Kelowna will forever change in 2018 as homeowners flock to the new downtown towers,” says local realtor and homebuilder A. J. Hazzi, author of The Vantage Report.  “We’ll see a vitality on our streets and in the shops and restaurants as the densification of the downtown core increase. "With so much renewal and re-imagining going on in our city, it is going to be exciting for residents to watch it all take shape and come alive.” Vantage West Realty released today the Winter 2017 edition of Okanagan real estate market micro-study, a semi-annual report which delves...

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Winner declared in Okanagan College 3-Hour Short Story contest

More than 30 budding writers from across the valley put their writing skills to the test in Okanagan College’s 8th Annual 3-Hour Short Story contest and second-year arts student Hannah Stanley has been announced as the overall winner for her original story “The Best Years of Our Lives.” The 180-minute timed contest was held last month at the College’s Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton campuses and at Kelowna Secondary School. The contest was open to Grade 11, 12 and College students who competed for four regional prizes of $250 in tuition credit. From the regional winners, an overall winner...

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Kelowna art classes: Kickoff 2018 with a commitment to your creativity

Art classes offered this winter at Kelowna Art Gallery The Kelowna Art Gallery is encouraging you to kick 2018 off with a commitment to your creativity. Registration is now underway for winter art class offerings for adults and youth. The professionally instructed classes that are offered January through April. The public can select from a number of different media, including acrylic or watercolour painting, calligraphy, drawing, mixed media, print making, and illustration. Local artists Angelika Jaeger, Asher J. Klassen, Augusto Kapronczai, Amy Modahl, Liz Ranney, Sage Sidley, Heidi Thompson, Rena Warren, Michelle Wiebe, and Nicole Young will lead the...

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