True Art Kelowna opened at 102-1925 Enterprise Way next to the Hyatt hotel.
Owned and operated by the mother-daughter team of Diane Blais-Geddes and Sierra Passerin, in the same way Tina smith, you will need some time to browse this local store which is full of neat items. True Art is dedicated to the continued conservation of local products and creations with the goal of helping the public discover and support local artists and designers. Some of the unique items offered by True Art are works by Karin Bauer, beautiful butcher boards, 100% Botania herbal soap and body butters, Bees Rock honey and lavender, portable rocks made individually by Steve Christophe, Splish Splash Bath Bombs, Large Soapstone Sculptures by Randy Kozak RJK sculptors and exclusive scoops of ice cream by Zach bell by Bell Pepper Mill Fine Woodcraft. Some of the store’s most unique items are made by Diane’s dad, Lou Blais. These are the finest handcrafted barns, planters, houses, wine racks and plant racks. True Art is also accepting applications from new sellers of local artisans. Parking is at the back of the store.
Lovely couple Interpreting Grewal and his wife Moudgil Rinky opened Red Swan Pizza at 302-1500 Banks Rd. (across from Walmart). Red Swan is a franchise company from Saskatchewan. The Kelowna store is the second in British Columbia, the other being in Kamloops. The sesame seed crust and cauliflower crust are unique to Red Swan, offering 41 varieties of pizza, including vegan, keto, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Red Swan’s most popular pizzas include the Spicy Perogy, Chicken Alfredo Bacon, Deluxe Six Meats, and All Dressed. They also offer salads, nachos, ribs, chicken wings, drinks, several types of bread sticks, potato wedges, and desserts. We tried the traditional ham and pineapple, 6 deluxe meats and the butter chicken on the cauliflower crust. They were all delicious, but my favorite was the butter chicken. It was thin and crisp – perfect if you want to watch your calorie intake. Red Swan has plenty of specials and pickup deals. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm; and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Congratulations to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce BDO Top 40 Over 40 Honorees for 2021:
Matt stewart, Paul Lenz, Marc Tompkins, Tanja Halsall, Trish miltimore, Scott Chambers, André Brosseau, Melissa Hunt, Kray mitchell, Jean watson, Melanie Greenough, Becky krenzel, Duane Runzer, Pardeep Khrod, Patrick ng, Lisanne Ballantyne, Brendan Willis, Brian’s wall, Dave redekop, Kevin spiess, Kelly watt, Trent Kitsch, Christine mcwillis, Lucas Griffon, Ewan Lilford, Dan Kobi, Martin Way, Gurinder Singh, Tessa russell, Blair wilson, Scott simpson, Mario gedicke, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Rosemary Thomson, Grant stevens, Shilo Verhaegen, Brian Walters, Lenetta parry, Natalie Nagy and Jean Lee.
Canada’s largest and fastest growing network of dental offices, dentalcorp is donating $ 35,000 to support a new dental clinic within the Health Sciences Center at Okanagan College. The modern clinic will train Certified Dental Assistants (CDS) for the Okanagan and beyond. With a network of over 430 practices across Canada, dentalcorp has four clinics in Kelowna and 12 across the Okanagan. The donation will finance a dental operating room and a new panoramic x-ray room for students. Okanagan College has been training CDAs since the 1970s. The Okanagan College Foundation is $ 1 million away from meeting its fundraising goal of $ 5 million for the new Health Sciences Center.
On October 3, 2021, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and CIBC will be celebrating a milestone and would like you to join them for the 30th annual CIBC Run for the Cure. The CIBC Run for the Cure brings together an incredible collective of Canadians who are a lifelong force in the face of breast cancer. It’s an inspiring day that raises significant funds for the CCS, the world’s largest charitable funder of breast cancer research, compassionate service, reliable cancer information and advocacy for all Canadians. . Due to the continuing nature of COVID-19 and the challenges facing large gatherings and in person, organizers have decided to hold the 2021 race in a virtual environment. Visit www.cibcrunforthecure.ca for more information on the virtual experience. For any questions regarding donations and tax receipts, contact [email protected]
After 16 years with Bell Media as Senior Account Manager, then as Director of Retail Sales BC South, Paul Flour was restructured from his position at Bell Media. He then took the spring and summer to explore other employment opportunities. Paul has now partnered with Rob Rees, President and CEO, and the entire team at the Lower Mainland North Beach Agency, to launch North Beach Okanagan as Agency President and Director. North Beach Okanagan specializes in digital marketing including SEO / SEM, website development and design, strategic media buying, social media marketing as well as podcast production. North Beach and Go Goat Sports, the company’s podcast arm, are home to the popular Sekeras & Price podcast and the pan-Canadian podcast Ray & Dregs (TSN hockey analysts Ray ferraro and Daren dreger).
Happy 50th birthday
Gerry and Janet Worms (September 4).
The Kelowna Taiwanese Cultural Society and the City of Kelowna will host the Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival, September 11-19. There will be 100 free movie tickets, nine different movies to choose from, 30 free food packages valued at $ 65 from three local Taiwanese vendors of your choice (ume, O-Machi, T-One Restaurant) and a prize photo contest, available on a first come, first served basis. The other sponsors are Grizzli Winery and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival. For more information, including trailers for all the movies and how to get the free movie ticket as well as the free food, visit www.ktcs.ca.
Congratulation to rock and Laurie Stantic on the occasion of their 21st wedding anniversary, September 2. Peter is the captain of the Kelowna Fire Department and Laurie is a registered nurse who works in the post-anesthetic recovery room, emergency room and intensive care.
The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia’s Climb fundraiser invites residents to raise funds to support people living with dementia. COVID has wreaked additional havoc on people with dementia, who have experienced isolation and uncertainty as well as the loss of many services. Now in its 10th year, the company kicked off its fall fundraiser September 1–21 and invites residents of the central Okanagan to hike local trails. Participants can register individually or as a team and are encouraged to share their hiking and climbing challenges online. To register or donate to the event, visit www.climbforalzheimers.ca.
Registration is underway for fall art classes at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The public can sign up for a course in acrylic or watercolor painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking or explore a more specialized medium at one of the weekend’s workshops of a or two days. Most courses last six weeks and are aimed at absolute beginners as well as those of intermediate level. Local artists Jim elwood, Sarah parsons, Kyle Poirier, Dylan ranney, Jen Rempel, Annabel stanley, Rena warren, and Fay Wolfenden will lead courses and workshops. Victoria verge is the gallery’s adult education coordinator. For a complete list and description of the courses available as well as the costs, visit www.kelownaartgallery.com Where www.kelownaartgallery.com/art-classes/.
Birthdays of the week:
Happy 75th Pierre Rochfort (September 5); happy 65th Bruce smith, regional district (Sept. 3); Debbie MacKinnon (September 2); Anne-Marie Hamilton (September 2); Steve mandl (September 3); Barry Spring (September 4); former mayor of Kelowna Walter gray (September 4); Ione Yeager (September 4); Jean Treadgold (September 4); Bozidara Udzenija (September 4); John marritt (September 4); Chris Wills (September 5); Stan steed (September 5); Sharon bazil (September 5); Victoria DeHart, our niece (September 6); Betty russell (September 6); Gail Magrath (September 6); Eva klassen (September 7); Leo Boulach (September 7); John moxness (September 7); Iris Moffatt (September 7); Kim froom (September 7).
Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councilor and local hotelier. Call him at 250-979-4546 or 250-862-7662; send an email to [email protected]
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