Category: Good Neighbours

Citizens’ Patrol Bill Reichelt

It’s obvious that Bill Reichelt, president of the Lake Country Citizens’ Patrol Society, has finally found his true calling. Whether settled in his tiny office adjacent to the Lake Country RCMP detachment, buried in statistical forms, stationed on roadside speed watch or cruising Lake Country…

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Gem of a Guy: Chuck Fipke

Long before you spot him among the crowd you might hear Charles (Chuck) Fipke laugh. A delighted kind of a cackle, its an unbridled and boisterous display of pleasure as unique as the man himself. Canada’s most decorated discoverer of diamonds—and one of the most renowned geologists …

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Go After Your Dreams

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. …

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Bridging the Gap

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.

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Powder Hounds Adaptive Ski

Winter isn’t over yet and there’s still lots of fun for anyone interested in the PowderHounds adaptive ski program. Founded by the Kelowna & District Society for People In Motion, the program offers people aged five to 75, that have a physical and/or sensory disability, an opportunity to enjoy the sport of skiing by using adaptive equipment.

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