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Family friendly fun for New Year’s

If you’re looking for a place to happen on New Year’s Eve, the annual bash in downtown Kelowna is running for the sixth year in a row. The free family celebration has become a community favourite, and will take place in Stuart Park and in the Kelowna Community Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 31. "Returning for a 6th year, this all-ages appropriate New Year’s Eve celebration is a great way for our community to gather, bid farewell to 2017, and welcome 2018,” says Renata Mills, executive director with Festivals Kelowna. “Based on last year’s huge attendance numbers and the tremendous continued support of our event partners and sponsors, people can expect another great evening of fun, games, and revelry.” Partiers can skate on the outdoor ice rink, play games in the “Kid’s Snow Zone,” sing karaoke and dance the night away. Blues trio Poppa Dawg, Penticton-based rockers Cosmic Brew, and high-energy, all female Country quartet Nice Horse will play the stage. Finally, fireworks will light up the night at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Festivals Kelowna website or the “Valley First New York New Years” event page on...

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Home & Decor Shops – South Okanagan

Best shops for home and decor in Penticton and the Sorth Okanagan. 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 61 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 62 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 63 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 64 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 52 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 53 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 54 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 43 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 44 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 45 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 34 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 35 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 36 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 25 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 26 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 27 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 16 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 17 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 18 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 7 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home 8 2017_Best_of_the_Okanagan_home...

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Rally team claims victory at Big White Winter Rally

Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) closed out the 2017 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season on a high note, claiming victory at the Big White Winter Rally. Led by driver Antoine L'Estage and co-driver Alan Ockwell, SRTC led from start to finish yet again, adding another win to its tally on the season. The victory at the 10-stage, 176-kilometre event through the snow-covered mountains outside Kelowna, capped an impressive comeback for L'Estage and Ockwell, giving the duo their fifth consecutive victory after failing to finish the first two events of the season. The win also made official L'Estage as the...

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Tim Hortons delivers over 29,000 smiles for YMCA Kids

The smiles are in. Tim Hortons restaurants in the Central Okanagan raised $29,091 from their annual Smile Cookie Campaign with 100% of the proceeds donated to the YMCA of Okanagan. The campaign, which ran for one week in September, saw thousands of Tim Hortons customers purchase a smile cookie for one dollar. “We’re so proud of the success of our Smile Cookie Campaign,” says Chris Chapman, owner of three local restaurants. “With the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have not’s’ widening in our community, we can’t think of a charity that makes a bigger impact on the lives of struggling kids and families in the Okanagan than the YMCA.” Since local Tim Hortons stores began supporting the Y’s Healthy Snack Program in 2013, $156,317 has been raised to ensure that each year the hundreds of children participating in Y preschool or out of school care programs receive the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. “It is critical that all children in our care get a daily healthy snack,” says Danielle Miranda, YMCA Senior Child Care Manager. “Many kids in our programs come to us without eating regular meals. With one in three children relying on financial assistance to participate in Y child care, those families struggle to afford nutritious food and any afterschool snacks at all.” YMCA of Okanagan operates preschool and child care programs at seven...

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