Each year, on November 11th, we honour veterans who have served in wartime and remember the soldiers who died in military service. Remembrance Day marks an important milestone in the world history. It reminds us of the sacrifices made by individuals, families, and entire countries to end the First World War in 1918 and lay the foundation for modern democracy.
On Saturday, October 20th, we saw voters head to the polls across British Columbia, including Kelowna. In a mere 12 hours Kelowna citizens voted for a Mayor, 8 councillors, and 4 school trustees who will serve the Kelowna community for the next 4-year term. Many of the Council members are already well known to locals and have proven their dedication
Politics can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation around the dinner table. It’s controversial and when people have different opinions it can lead to arguments and fights. However, just because something makes you uncomfortable does not mean you should ignore it. One of the biggest problems in current society is that people ignore politics and don’t pay attention to the
I came across the quote that “August is like the Sunday of summer.” Isn’t this the truth? As soon as Pumpkin Spice lattes hit the coffee shops late August, that familiar Monday feeling creeps up and we all know fall is here. All of a sudden, rain and thunder mixed with beautiful crisp and sunny mornings become as frequent as
It’s the peak of summer. You wake up on a beautiful day and are ready to jump into all the Okanagan summer has to offer. Then it hits you: so are all the out-of-towners. Oh well, it’s only this busy until Labour Day anyway. Now that September has come, here are 5 things locals notice when summer is over. 1.
It’s that time of year again where days start to get shorter, the air gets cooler, and the leaves change colours. Summer is nearing its end once again, which can only mean one thing–school is just around the corner. Hopefully, you’ve had a great, relaxing summer with your friends and family. I hope you got to spend as much time
The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its laid-back lifestyle. With access to a wide variety of activities no matter the time of year, Kelowna is a great city to raise a family. Whether you enjoy water sports in the summer or getting on the slopes in the winter, there’s never a dull moment. If you were like me when I moved
In 1945 when Kelowna was still just a small town, there wasn’t much of a boating community. A surprising fact considering Kelowna is home to the beautiful Okanagan Lake. With nothing in place, a group of boat owners began to develop the Kelowna Yacht Club. It started small, with the founders initially focusing on building launching facilities and a clubhouse.
World Population Day is a day that takes place annually to raise awareness of global population issues. Established in 1989, it was inspired by the massive public interest in Five Billion Day, July 11th, 1987. In celebration of World Population Day, let’s take a look at Kelowna and how it has grown over the years as well as how it’s
I don’t know about you but Canada Dayis one my favourite holidays to celebrate with friends and family. It reminds me how blessed and lucky we are to live in a country with such great history and culture. Over the years of living in Kelowna, I’ve experienced the plethora of things that one can do to enjoy the day. This