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Camps will get kids moving
Contributed - 12:01 am - Think Local

It is clear the YMCA of Southern Interior BC wants to get as many kids moving as possible this summer. The local charity has quadrupled the size of its Kelowna summer camp program to 2,000 openings. There will be nine weeks of School-Age Camps for those between the ages of six and 12, and they will operate […]

Free welding training on tap
Contributed - May 27, 2023 - Think Local

Welders wanted. That’s the message the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Canada union would like to express to those who are looking to improve their welding skills. Kelowna’s Okanagan College campus will host a training program this summer that will be fully funded by the Government of Canada. “Most of the people who will want to […]

A train ride to remember
Contributed - May 27, 2023 - Think Local

The engine is rolling once again for the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. The iconic Okanagan attraction kicked off its 2023 schedule last weekend and will continue to offer scenic rides Saturday, Sunday and Monday until the end of June, when its busier summer schedule will begin. “We have the most amazing heritage railway around,” KVSR […]

Fresh start at Garden Bistro
Contributed - May 26, 2023 - Think Local

Peak Cellars is taking freshness to an entirely new level this year. The Carrs Landing winery is home to Garden Bistro, which features a vineyard-side patio with breathtaking views of surrounding orchards, rolling mountains and Okanagan Lake. It is also located 100 metres away from the estate’s half-acre organic vegetable garden and two greenhouses. And […]

Investing in health care
Contributed - May 26, 2023 - Think Local

Unlock the potential of your giving A future where your health care needs are fully met is a vision shared by many throughout the region. And it’s even better when those needs can be met close to home.  Care teams at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) have looked after Anida and Mark Johnson, and their friends […]

Become a New Human
Contributed - May 25, 2023 - Think Local

In an era when innovation blooms in every corner of your life, it’s time to upgrade the most precious asset: your own health and vitality. The opportunity to redefine yourself, to shed the old, outdated paradigms and step into the brilliance of your own potential, has never been more tangible. The New Human is a […]

Moving the culinary arts
Contributed - May 24, 2023 - Think Local

Neeley Brimer and Bruno Terroso both have passions for food that goes well beyond simply preparing something to eat. They realized that connection once they started working together at Hooded Merganser Restaurant in Penticton Lakeside Resort. The result is Bluebonnet Culinary, a mobile restaurant that offers high-end culinary experiences and is unique to the province. […]

Sprint cars ready to roar
Contributed - May 24, 2023 - Think Local

The Arbutus RV Northwest Sprint Tour had so much fun ripping around Penticton Speedway last year that it decided to come back for another weekend of high-speed, heart-pounding fun. The second-year tour, which bills itself as the northwest’s premier touring winged sprint car series, will be burning rubber June 9 and 10 at Penticton Speedway, […]

Travel smart with Uniglobe
Contributed - May 23, 2023 - Think Local

Business travel. Those two words together often sends shudders down spines in offices across the globe, including the Okanagan. Travelling for work can be a drag when you consider there are early-morning flights, all work and no fun on the agenda, and big cost if you are the one having to pay for each journey. […]

PUR KIDS rides with COHA
Contributed - May 23, 2023 - Think Local

When a death occurs, it is important to not forget about the children. Adults focus on the funeral and getting their loved one’s affairs in order, while the children are sent outside to play. They are grieving as well, however, and Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) has ramped up its supportive efforts over the past […]