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Pour and pair Okanagan wine and win

BC's best restaurants are rallying together to celebrate the bounty that is BC VQA wine. Participating restaurants in Greater Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley and Victoria are serving a minimum of three BC VQA wines by the glass during a month-long promotion of BC VQA Wines-by-the-Glass. Participating Okanagan restaurants include Pilgrim & Pearl, Bonfire Restaurant at the Cove Lakeside Resort and Waterfront Wines. Patrons are encouraged to take a photo of their favourite BC VQA wine (including the label) paired with a favourite dish and post to either Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #BCVQAPourandPair. The contest runs until December...

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New Wilden Creativity Award will recognize an emerging UBC artist

Funding rewards UBC Okanagan’s talented visual artists for courage and insight Expressing one’s creativity may be its own reward, but one fortunate visual arts student at UBC Okanagan will now receive added encouragement thanks to the support of the Blenk family, the local developers of Wilden. The Wilden Creativity Award will go to a graduating student—Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts—in UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Visual Arts program whose work reflects a high level of expertise and accomplishment. The award includes $2,500 and an exhibition at the Wilden Presentation Centre at 132 Sky Court, Kelowna. Wilden director and co-creator of the award, Karin Eger-Blenk says the courage of artists who break out of established patterns is something that needs to be supported. “We wanted to recognize the creative minds and talents of emerging Okanagan artists, individuals who display the courage, originality, and passion to break out of established patterns of seeing, who offer new and insightful perspectives on the world,” says Eger-Blenk. “This courage is what’s needed to bring about positive change.” FCCS announced the creation of the Wilden Creativity Award at its annual “Art on the Line” gala and fundraiser in February. The recipient, and two finalists, will be named at the students’ graduation gala on April 26. “We are immensely grateful to Wilden and the Blenk family for this...

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Best Restaurants Rules of Voting

Across the Okanagan Valley, our cities and resorts are home to some amazing food experiences. Now in its 24rd year, Best Restaurants Readers' Choice presented by Okanagan Life asks you to review the best restaurants from Salmon Arm to Oliver and Osoyoos. Vote for the chefs, restaurants, pubs, breweries and wineries you love best! Rules of Voting Voting is open to all readers of Okanagan Life. Voting opens until end of day on April 18, 2017. Winners will be awarded for the North Okanagan, Central Okanagan and South Okanagan and published in Okanagan Life Magazine. Only one entry per person. Voters...

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Photo Contest Winners

Our readers have voted and Leah Campbell’s great shot of this little cutie at Davison Orchards is the winner. Leah gets a free 1-year subscription to Okanagan Life. And for casting her vote and “Liking” Okanagan Life, Crystal Wilson is the winner …

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