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Author: Darcy Nybo

Shopping Through the Generations

Are you a bargain shopping Boomer or a search savvy Millennial when it comes to shopping? Perhaps you’re more in line with a Gen Xer who buys what they like, or a brand loyal shopper from the Silent generation. We interviewed people up and down the Okanagan Valley to see how they fit in with their generation when it came to shopping habits and trends. The Silents  70 - 95 year olds with an eye on value. These shoppers have seen enough to know what they like and are very brand loyal. They also look more for value and...

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Lifting Spirits, bras for women’s shelters

When community support is part of your business plan, success follows all around Florenda Pickett had no idea, when she was freed from her corporate bonds, that she’d end up helping so many women in ways she had not yet imagined. Florenda was at the top of her corporate game when the company moved to Ontario. The hard-core sewer decided to stay here and open a fabric store, which also carried material for making bras. When her friends heard of the idea, they asked her to make them custom bras. She changed her business plan and opened Esteem Custom Foundations. Within months,...

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Romany Runnalls- Support for Valley’s Most Vulnerable Creatures

A strong voice and a gentle hand. As seen in April 2015 – Okanagan Life Our April issue presents the Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine awards. $2.99 – Purchase Checkout Added to cart Romany Runnalls remembers rescued ducks following her grandfather around the house. Another of her earliest memories is the day she rescued her first animal. “A Siamese cat had jumped in our dryer and I alerted my mom. Kitty was very happy and came flying out of the dryer,” she laughs. “I think I was only 18 months old at the time.” Romany has always had an affinity for animals....

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In Person: Anna Warwick Sears, water watch

“Water binds us together, as humans and with all other species, as shared inhabitants of our watery planet,” says Anna Warwick Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. “This bond is the link to our future.” When someone has this kind of passion for what they do, they are bound to succeed. When that passion includes water conservation, water improvement and wetlands, you know we’re in good hands. Born in the United States, Anna moved to BC at age six, but lived as an adult in California. In 2006 she returned, and the Valley gained a strong...

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In Person: Okanagan Wolfman Kerry Martinson

Howlin’ good guy Okanagan Wolfman Kerry Martinson does his trademark splits with band Silent Alarm at a Cops for Kids event; Mackenzie and Timothy Odenbach keep the Okanagan Wolfman company in jail at a Westbank Kinsmen fundraiser. Kerry Martinson was born loving music. He grew up in Winnipeg with the likes of Kenny “Spider” Sinnaeve and Blair De Pape, and was inspired by the great musicians who came out of that city in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He started his career as a DJ at 21, playing at sporting events (Jets and Blue Bombers) as well as...

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