Posts by Mya Brewis

These People Are A-OK: James Mullan

Always striving for fun and environmentally conscience adventures, I’ve come to be a huge fan of the good ‘ol farmers market. Kelowna should be proud of such a thing as the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is glorious. Loads of artwork, jewellery, food and of course, jolly farmers!

I’ve got to know a few of the vendors and one of which is my friend James Mullan who is the Owner/Chef at The Allergic Chef food allergy consulting services. He specializes in gluten-free and lactose-free living which I believe is extremely valuable as I am learning more and more people are relating stomach issues, etc, back to their diet. I know I have had indigestion problems for awhile but only recently have I discovered that gluten and dairy are most likely the causes. Luckily, there is James close by to help!

The man himself Mr. James Mullan at his booth at the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market.

So I encourage you all to check out the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am-1pm until October 31 then the schedule will change as it will be moved indoors. And don’t forget to visit the friendly James Mullan and have yourself a tasty cookie, slice of banana bread or get a mouthful of information about your diet and health from the Allergic Chef.

Cheers for now!

Why do I love the OK? Because I’m able to hear the sweet sounds of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

The Okanagan is jam packed with all sorts of goodies, especially those that captivate your senses. Whether it be fruit, wine, music or sunshine, we’ve got it all. Music was on my mind after hearing a glimpse of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra on CBC radio Friday morning and learning they had a concert that night. A friend and I jumped at the chance to attend and once we got tickets, we were all smiles.

The talents demonstrated by the OSO at their “Symphony at the Movies” performance was indeed captivating! It brought me to fully appreciate their slogan “See It…Hear It…Love It!”.  Scores from Harry Potter, The Pink Panther, Star Wars and The Red Violin were beautifully played to an enthusiastic, full house. The ever so cheerful and charismatic Music Director Rosemary Thomson did a fantastic job at engaging the audience and giving us the DL on the tunes about to be played. Even though I knew the pieces well and had heard them in the movies or on a CD zillions of times, hearing the live versions were simply stupendous!

Add the OSO to your list of A-OK things to do!

Ballet Kelowna: Part 3 – Davin Luce

Welcome to the Ballet Kelowna mini-series on A-OK, curated by Kevin Jesuino. We’ll be showcasing videos shot behind-the-scenes of a rehearsal from the professional ballet company here in Kelowna.

Here’s Part 3 of 3 with Davin Luce, one of the senior dancers.

Ballet Kelowna: Part 2 – Clare Bassett

Welcome to the Ballet Kelowna mini-series on A-OK, curated by Kevin Jesuino. We’ll be showcasing videos shot behind-the-scenes of a rehearsal from the professional ballet company here in Kelowna.

Here’s Part 2 of 3 with Clare Bassett, the newest addition to Ballet Kelowna. Look for Part 3 with Davin Luce to be released October 12th.

 

Ballet Kelowna: Part 1 – David LaHay

Welcome to the Ballet Kelowna mini-series on A-OK, curated by Kevin Jesuino. We’ll be showcasing videos shot behind-the-scenes of a rehearsal from the professional ballet company here in Kelowna.

Here’s Part 1 of 3 featuring David LaHay, founding Artistic Director of Ballet Kelowna. Look for Part 2 with Clare Basset to be released October 10th.