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Author: Natalie Appleton

From Haiti to Kelowna, the birth of Shoe Bank Canada

When the shoe fits Once there was a little girl who would shuffle into the classroom, head down; sit silently — her mother, in prison; her father drinking; her shoes torn and dirty. The girl’s teacher called the Shoe Bank and asked if they had a few size 4s she could pick up. They did. The next day, the girl skipped into class, smiling, chatting, enamoured with the red light that blinked above the shiny white sole. Once there were two homeless men in Fort St. John who died of exposure. An agency worker called the Shoe Bank and...

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Okanagan Favours for your Okanagan Wedding

Okanagan favours Something sweet, something small, something local that captures it all. Long gone are the coloured mints wrapped in pastel tulle, the wedding favour of choice for decades, often consumed before the cake was cut. Whether their guests are from the Valley or afar, today’s brides want to provide a taste of the Okanagan with local wedding favours. “Brides are always asking for local favours,” says Kelowna wedding planner Laura Lebbon, owner of English Rose Weddings. “If you’re bringing your guests to the Okanagan Valley, it’s nice to give them a little piece to take away.” Here are...

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