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

Christine Ransome
Contributed - Apr 23, 2020 - Got the Edge

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With which business or organization are you involved? Cheers For The Years

What is your role with that organization? Co-creator and partner

What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? The people, the most amazing people and wonderful friends I have been so fortunate to meet since moving here. Also, the views. I was born and lived for 23 years in beautiful Scotland. I travelled to Ireland for many of those years, visiting family and friends of my parents. I lived on the beautiful island of Barbados for 13 years, and now I get to live in wonderful Kelowna. I am so lucky to have enjoyed so many amazing places in my life, and I now get to add yet another beautiful spot to my list. Thank you, Kelowna, for adding another hot spot to my list, as Kelowna is certainly beautiful.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, whom would you choose and why? Can I choose two groups? Please? In Canada, my children and grandchildren. In the United Kingdom, all my wonderful sisters and brother with their spouses and as much family as they could bring.

What’s your go-to happy place? Scotland, sitting in front of the fire in my sister’s home, which reminds me of a scene from Wuthering Heights as the wind whips around the outside of the house and we play guitars, sing and drink Champagne inside.

What are you most proud of? My beautiful family—what I have given them and what they have given me.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? This has truly changed due to present circumstances. Life’s needs, wants and desires have all been re-assessed.
• Be with my family
• Hug my family
• Be there for my family

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Frogs legs … accidentally. Thought it was chicken!

Latest movie or book? Judy.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Surprise 60th birthday party at my sister’s home in London. Our annual family reunion in London, which we have been doing for 35 years, did not coincide with my 60th in February. However, my amazing sisters organized a wonderful surprise 60th party for me, knowing that family and friends would all be around to wish me the very on this special day.

If today were your last day, how would you spend it? I would have a barbecue with my beautiful children and grandchildren at my home in Gallagher’s Canyon. Eat dinner, drink Champagne, chip and putt competition on the fairway, drink more Champagne and continue to laugh.

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