She's Got the Edge
A light-hearted Q&A with the people who make the Okanagan work

Brooke Astells
Contributed - Sep 11, 2019 - Got the Edge

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With what business or organization are you involved? Innerspace Watersports.

What is your role with that organization? Marketing management.

What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? What I love the most about the Okanagan is having four distinctive seasons. Summers are made for playing behind the boat and kayaking! Fall is perfect for hikes up Silver Star and dirt biking. Winter brings the champagne powder to ski and snow bike in! And spring allows for a bit of everything. Late season turns on the mountains and early season paddling begins!

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why? My mum. Because I like her the most.

What’s your go-to happy place? Depends on the season! Kal Lake secret beach in the summer and the top of a snowy mountain peak in the winter.

What are you most proud of? My ability to continue learning and expanding my interests and skill set.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Working at Innerspace Watersports allows me to do most of the things that were on my bucket list. Snow biking, surfing, diving, trips! I am very luck in that regard. I supposed if I were to re-write it I would say …
• Become a sponsored snow bike athlete in the coming seasons or be a Timbersled ambassador
• Become more involved in ski touring in remote areas, including cat skiing and heli-skiing
• Buy a house

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? While travelling in western Australia I was invited to a traditional Aussie barbecue. Being a vegetarian I was hesitant but decided ‘when in Rome,’ so I allowed myself to try everything they were cooking, including emu sausages, crocodile and kangaroo. I liked the crocodile. The rest I wouldn’t need to try again.

Latest movie or book? The latest movie I saw was Once Upon a Time In Hollywood at the Vernon Cineplex. I wanted to see the Lion King but didn’t know how I felt about 3D, so was convinced to see this one.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? A car.

If today were your last day, how would you spend it? With all my favourite people eating all of our favourite food and maybe we could go for a swim and a ski in the same day! It would have to be July in Whistler so we could ski the glacier and swim in the lakes in the afternoon!

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