Posts by Amanda Westrheim

Wheels for a Cure – This Weekend!

Wheel’s For A Cure is a non-profit society that is preparing for its 2nd Annual Event!

In our inaugural year we raised over $5000 for the Canadian Cancer Society! It was a successful weekend and we look forward to bigger and better things to come for our May 4th, 5th and 6th 2012 event.

The purpose of the tour event is to raise funds specifically for Prostate Cancer. All monies raised will be put towards research, information, support and financial assistance and the Canadian Cancer Society Souther Interior Rotary Lodge located beside the Kelowna General Hospital.

2012’s event is going to be a two day road tour that will travel through and stop at many Okanagan communities. Vehicles will be of show standard and be attending from all parts of Western Canada. Participation for this year’s event is limited to 125 vehicles so book early to avoid being disappointed.

You will get the chance to meet our sponsors along the route. Check out the Agenda page to see what events are being planned.

Garage Sale for Charity! Saturday, April 28

Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. is the proud sponsor of Easter Seals Camp Winfield. Join us this weekend to help raise money and send a kid to camp! Drop by your unwanted items for our charity garage sale, and help out a great cause.  Someone’s trash is another’s treasure! THANK YOU!

Where: Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. (251 Harvey Avenue)
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 — 8am—4pm
How Much: Free
For: Everyone

Okanagan Young Entrepreneur’s Club Business Mixer!

Join Kelowna’s newest networking group, geared towards young business owners!  Here, you can share insight and inspiration through advice, tell a personal success story and assist others who are just getting started.  Network, share ideas and make new friends!The Okanagan Young Entrepreneur’s Club is an opportunity to take your commitment to the next level. If you’re under 30, become part of this dynamic network, which supports entrepreneurship and discover how other’s have achieved success.

*Learn from seasoned professionals
*Share your knowledge and skills
*Develop valuable business relationships

First meeting of 2012 scheduled for January 6, 2011 at 5:30pm! Call 250-863-9230 or email for more information and to register.

Big White Opening Day TODAY!

Big White Ski Resort is open ahead of schedule and kicking off the 2011/2012 season on Thursday, December 1st.

Lift Tickets will be available at a 50% discount and the first lifts will start spinning at 8:45am on Thursday. Equipment Rentals will also be available at a discounted rate of 25% off. Pricing is subject to change as more terrain becomes available.

At present time, Big White is planning on opening the Ridge Rocket Express Quad, Plaza Quad Chair, Lara’s Gondola, and the Magic Carpet. For the most up to date information on Big White’s lift status, please be sure to check our Online Lift Status Report.

Scheduled runs to be open include Serwa’s, Highway 33, Easy Out, Easy Street, Hummingbird, Hummingbird Mini Terrain Park, Lower Perfection, Mogul Track, and Happy Valley Way. Big White will open additional runs as conditions permit. Big White’s Grooming Report will be updated daily and is your best resource for runs status.

The Mega Snow Coaster Tube Park will open for the season on Friday, December 2nd. Our skating rink crew is workin hard to get the ice ready for the weekend so be sure to stay tuned for updates.

“With 22cm of snow in the last 7 days, the mountain is looking great! The groomers are out, all the staff are trained and we’re ready to start spinning the lifts,” said Blair Ireland, Director of Guest Services. “We’re happy to be able to open the mountain a couple of days early and let everyone enjoy the great conditions.”

Early season conditions are in effect, please ski and ride with care.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In the Central Okanagan, residents will have a number of different services to choose from:

City Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelowna Branch #26
At approximately 10:25 a.m. a parade of participating organizations and the Colour Party will march from Kerry Park (Mill Street) along Abbott Street to the Cenotaph in City Park for the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, participating youth groups are invited to the Legion Branch, 1380 Bertram Street for lunch. A period of social remembrance will be held in the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lions Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit 376
The Gala Youth Choir will perform prior to the 11:00 a.m. ceremony at the cenotaph in Lions Park. The ceremony will be preceded by a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. from the Unit clubhouse parking lot at 270 Dougall Road North to Gray Road and into the park. Following the ceremony and parade dismissal, an Open House reception will be held at the Unit clubhouse, 270 Dougall Road North.

Lake Country
George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Oyama Branch #189

Please be seated inside George Elliot Secondary School by 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony a Public Open House will be held at the Legion Branch, 15712 Oyama Road.

Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Peachland Branch #69
Fall in at 10:20 a.m. at the Peachland Community Centre. Following the ceremony, adults are welcome at the Peachland Legion on 2nd Street, while refreshments will be served for all children and their parents at the Peachland Community Centre.

West Kelowna
Royal LePage Place, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Westbank Branch #288
Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. as a parade involving participating organizations and the Colour Party precede the 11:00 a.m. ceremony. Following the ceremony, lunch will be served at the Westbank Lions Community Hall, 2466 Main Street.


Canada Day, July 1st, 2011 – statutory holiday (yay!) and 144 years since Canada gained full independence from the United Kingdom.

This year there are many FREE ways to celebrate!  Head down to Waterfront Park and enjoy musical performances, activities for children of all ages, Taste of Canada food fair, Canadian arts & crafts, fireworks at 10:30pm and so much more!

Prospera Place is also open, offering birthday cake and a live orchestra.

Don’t miss it! For more information visit: Festivals Kelowna

Summer Has Arrived. Get Out There!

The Okanagan Valley is indeed an all-season playground, but there’s a reason we’re referred to as Summer City! I encourage all of you to get outside and try something new.  Boredom is not an option – there’s just too much to do here!

Check out our many unique hiking trails and waterfalls, visit viewpoints and snap some gorgeous photographs.  Relax on the beach and read a book, take a wine tour or dine by the lake.

Silver Star Mountain Bike Park opens today!  Grab your bicycle and head up the lift for some awesome terrain, offering everything from beginner trails to expert runs filled with burms, table tops and a ton of wooden features.

Don’t own a bike?  That’s okay – Silver Star offers affordable daily rates.  Are you from out-of-town?  Take advantage of the Mountain Biking Getaway, which includes a lift ticket and overnight accommodation as low as $75!

Starting today as well, is the DAKINE Photo Challenge: Get your lenses shined up and ready to shoot because DAKINE is back supporting this showdown for the Paparazzi.  Lots of great prizes are up for grabs from our friends at DAKINE!

For more information and details on booking, visit