Here’s a great Friday night idea: check out Jill Barber at the Rotary Centre for the Arts tonight at 7:30 pm. Part of the Rotary Centre’s Spotlight Series, this Canadian chanteuse has a sultry voice reminiscent of Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, or Etta James. Her style is jazzy with a bit of blue grass, and [...]
What a day! I mentioned the enormous party that welcomed the Flame to Kelowna in the last blogpost. About 20,000 people packed Kelowna’s City Park and gave it a warm Okanagan welcome! Kelowna’s Scott Frandsen was the one to light the cauldron on Monday evening to cheers from the huge audience. The Torch then overnighted [...]
Many of you have followed our weekly video series, The Tour Guru, created in a partnership between Tourism Kelowna and Kelowna.com. Thanks for calling or emailing your ideas to me and for wanting to get involved! We wanted to let you know that we will be taking a break from further episodes until later in [...]
The count down is on! The torch will be arriving in Kelowna at about 5 pm on Monday, January 25 and we are expecting to see a sea of red in City Park – wear your red jackets, red mittens, red toques – anything crimson to show your support. There will be 2 hours of [...]
This is so cool! Have a look at this Bankhead Grade 6 song that has been approved by VANOC to be performed when the torch comes to Kelowna. It gives me chills. Way to go Bankhead and Johnny Vesterinen – you’re so creative!
Vote today, vote tomorrow, vote everyday until February 7! We can do this: we can get Kelowna on the Monopoly board. All you have to do is go to www.monopolyvote.ca and cast your vote for Kelowna. You’ll just have to register once, then you can vote daily – it’s easy. As Kathy Michaels points out [...]
January does bring with it some very special perks! Among them is Wine & Dine Okanagan, an event that runs throughout January and offers diners set menus (3 courses) at over 50 different restaurants for $15, $25, and $35. It’s a steal of a deal!
I know, I know: this is not the time of year to be talking about food items that contain lots of butter — but hear me out! Before Christmas I visited Baker Monika Walker at the Okanagan Grocery Artisan Breads. We decorated Christmas cookies together and Monika showed us around her amazing Kelowna bakery. Christmas [...]
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