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Author: Barbara Sutherland

High Water Levels Won’t Dampen Fun in the Sun

Recreation options abound in the Okanagan Tourism Kelowna wants travellers to know summer fun is business as usual this year. Spring flooding and high lake levels have necessitated some restrictions on beach and lake activity, but everything else is swinging into fun in the Okanagan sun. Chris Shauf, Director of Marketing and Communications for Tourism Kelowna, says the Visitor Centre is getting about ten calls a day from visitors wanting to know what their options are. “Most are responding to something they’ve seen or heard in the news,” he says. “They want to know current conditions and get reassurance...

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Addiction

The clean cut young man doesn’t look up from his seat in the waiting room at Crossroads Treatment Centre in Kelowna. Neither does the woman I take to be his mother. A large suitcase leans on his legs. Clearly, he’s come to stay a while; probably for Crossroads’ 42-day residential addiction treatment program. A staff member approaches, clipboard in hand, mother and son embrace quickly and she hurries out the door. I wonder what’s going through that mother’s head and heart. How does it feel to leave a loved one in addiction treatment? A few minutes later, I ask...

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Venus on the Greens

When celebrated LPGA golfer AJ Eathorne joins the pro staff at Predator Ridge in Vernon this season, she’ll also be joining the handful of women golf professionals and professional golf teachers who make their living in the Okanagan. Meet four of these accomplished women. Find out what they bring to the sport, to their students (both female and male) and to the growing community of women golfers. And see how the tips they share can boost your game. AJ Eathorne News that AJ Eathorne was joining the pro staff at Predator Ridge made headlines across the professional golf world....

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