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


Shannan Schimmelmann
Contributed - Oct 13, 2020 - Got the Edge

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With what business or organization are you involved? Liquid Kudos

What is your role with that organization? Managing partner

What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? I love living in a playground in nature. Our family loves every season, and some favourite activities are to hike, cycle, kayak, stand-up paddle board, downhill ski, snowshoe, golf and so much more.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why? Brené Brown as the author of Dare to Lead and many other amazing books is very inspiring. Elon Musk, I would like to learn more about his leadership style and innovation.

What’s your go-to happy place? Unlimited Okanagan trails. Some favourites are Mission Creek Greenway, Lebanon Creek Regional Park and trails, Mt. Boucherie trails, Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park and trails.

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of my children, and my accomplishment being co-founder of a leadership camp for youth.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? I would like to visit and have adventures:
1. Hiking in Peru and Machu Picchu
2. Climb the Great Wall of China
3. Beach, Wine, Port and Gastronomy Tour in Portgual

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Sushi with spam

Latest movie or book? Orange Socks by Valerie Simonson is my latest book.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? A photo book of amazing memories.

If today were your last day, how would you spend it? I would be surrounded by loved ones, and enjoy an adventure in nature with gourmet food and wine.


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