One Busy Woman of the Year “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Kelowna’s Shaun Bos is...Read More
Category: Okanagan Women
Cynthia Kereluk and Paul Rodgers, Summerland’s beauty queen/rock legend couple, lend a helping hand to animals in the Okanagan and around the world. “I love animals and I love my hometown of Summerland,” says Cynthia. Winner of the 1984 Miss Canada title, she later became…Read More
Lori Mairs is an Okanagan artist who truly embraces the saying “go big or go home.” She spent the first 24 years of her adult life in service to people with developmental disabilities. But one snowy night near Christmas, at exactly midnight, she quit her job. After some discussion with her great aunt…Read More
Lately it’s been a whirlwind of interviews and photo sessions for 15-year old Alaina Podmorow and it’s looking like it won’t stop for awhile. The Lake Country student was recently named Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist for her efforts to aid women and girls in Afghanistan.Read More
“I feel like we were put on this planet to help one another,” says Hannah Paracholski a 14-year-old Vernon Secondary School student. “I think we should go out of our way to do so whether the person is next door or far away.” When Hannah sets her mind to something…Read More
How do you determine the difference between a novel, a novella and a long short story? On some levels it makes no difference, but to Kelowna author, Celeste Catena, it may mean her place in the history books as the world’s youngest novelist.
“I’ve always had a love for reading and writing. …
When women who have been subjected to abuse or violence are ready to move on with their lives, Vickie Roraph is there with hug coupons and the Bridges employment program. There are two signs on the door of Vickie Roraph’s office: Build Bridges, Not Walls and Attitude + Ambition = Achievement.Read More
Acclaimed artist and activist Daphne Odjig was recently honoured with three Canadian stamps. Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna is showing a retrospective of her work until March 12. Read the Okanagan Life story on Daphne (below) published in Jan/Feb 2008 or download a PDF.Read More
The games are coming to town. About 500 athletes aged 12 to 15 (plus their coaches), representing 37 cities from 13 countries, will be descending on Kelowna from Jan. 26 to 31, 2011, to compete in the International Children’s Winter Games.
Veronika Dimova, originally from Bulgaria,Read More