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Parent Trap

Complex family relationships and hectic lives create serious challenges for today’s parents. But there’s more help available than you might think — Around 6 p.m. the doors to a downtown Kelowna office building swing open intermittently. Men and women enter solemnly alone, making their way up the stairs, into the offices of the Kelowna Family Centre and a classroom where 15 chairs are set out in three neat rows.

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International Childrens’ Games Kelowna 2011

Central Okanagan shooters seize the opportunity to stretch their photographic skills and capture some unforgettable moments in the young careers of what may prove to be tomorrow’s Olympic heroes. Concentration is etched on the faces of skaters taking in last minute instructions from their coaches as they prepare for one final practice at the International Children’s Games in Kelowna. Competition now just hours away, their every move is captured by the panning lenses of a group of amateur photographers who have volunteered to record the games.

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Support the YMCA/YWCA

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.

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Choice Happenings in the Okanagan

Make our Facebook page a favourite and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date postings on art, music, theatre, wine and food, cultural, intellectual, sports and family friendly activities. Let us know about your event. editorial@okanaganlife.com

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Powder Hounds Adaptive Ski

Winter isn’t over yet and there’s still lots of fun for anyone interested in the PowderHounds adaptive ski program. Founded by the Kelowna & District Society for People In Motion, the program offers people aged five to 75, that have a physical and/or sensory disability, an opportunity to enjoy the sport of skiing by using adaptive equipment.

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OSO Music of the Mountains: Mar 5-6

William Hopson, joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performing Daetwyler’s Concerto for Alphorn. Brahms’ First Symphony completes this tribute to the Alps. Kelowna March 5 and Vernon March 6. www.okanagansymphony.com.

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Pink Shirt Day: Feb. 23

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are once again joining the Provincial and National movement to celebrate Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here, on Wednesday February 23, 2011. We are encouraging the Okanagan community to wear pink on that day to show that bullying will no longer be tolerated. Boys and Girls Clubs across the Okanagan will be participating in planned activities that provide education, awareness and teach skills …

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The Book as Art and Commerce: Feb 17

Independent publishers Laurie Carter, Stephen Joyce and Richard Fogarty discuss their publishing process and adventures. Thurs. Feb. 17, 5 pm at the Bohemian Cafe, 524 Bernard Ave., Kelowna. $2 at the door. Refreshments available. To reserve in advance visit http://www.okanaganinstitute.com

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Cooking up Something New in British Columbia

The Okanagan, too, is seeing something of a culinary revolution. For decades, the valley was a family holiday destination known more for its “peaches and beaches” than its gourmet fare. Then some of Western Canada’s greatest chefs discovered the valley’s remarkable produce and laidback lifestyle. They decided it was high time British Columbia had a real wine-country cuisine.

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Hockey & Health: Big Mike’s Story

My last memory of “Big Mike” (six foot three, 265 lbs) was of him being wheeled out of the hockey rink in Las Vegas on a gurney flashing the “thumbs up” sign to both teams as the paramedics took him to the local emergency. Mike, age 40, died later that day. I still get emotional thinking about it and I’m not exactly sure why.

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