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DeHart: Wok Inn opens take out at Mission Creek Golf Club

The Wok Inn Restaurant has a new second take-out  location in Duffer’s Pub at Mission Creek Golf Club on KLO Road.

Just head into Duffer’s Pub, go to the counter and order the Wok Inn’s Chinese menu items to go or to be delivered. This is a great location for all the residents that live in the KLO, Hall Road, East Kelowna and Gallagher’s areas, making it easier than ever to have the famous Wok Inn Chinese food. It’s even convenient for people passing by on their way home to the Upper Mission area, Kettle Valley and Crawford Estates. Owned and operated by Ronnic Kwong and Clem Yung, call ahead at 778-478-2889 to make your order. The Wok Inn also operates a full service restaurant in Rutland, 183 Highway 33, and a take-out only location (Wok Out) at 111-437 Glenmore Rd. The new Wok Inn at Duffer’s is open six days a week from noon until 9 p.m., closed Tuesdays. For anyone who has not tried the Wok Inn—you will love it!

Rick Methot has been appointed assistant advertising manager of the Capital News by publisher Karen Hill. Methot brings a wealth of experience to the management side of the newspaper business, having been a former advertising director for the Nanaimo Daily News and Medicine Hat News, and publisher of the Port Alberni Valley Times. He has been a member of the Capital News sales team for two years, and with his vast experience he will continue to contribute to our success. Call 250-979-7321; email rmethot@kelownacapnews.com.

Congratulations to my sister Tracy Nyboe, with with Re/Max Kelowna, for receiving the prestigious 100 Per Cent Club Award. This makes 13 years in a row that she has received this award. Way to go sis!

Speaking of Re/Max Kelowna, effective April 1 the Westside Re/Max office will join up with the ReMax/Kelowna group to operate under the same banner. Jamie Blair and Cliff Shillington, owner/managing brokers with the Westside and Kelowna offices respectively, recognized that for Re/Max to continue to grow and build an even stronger market share and offer the most effective and efficient means of providing the latest tools, service and support to all the agents, that a single Re/Max brokerage would be best.  Blair will stay on as a broker associate in a sales capacity while Anthony Bastiaanssen will continue to assist management in the Westside Re/Max office. Call 250-717-5000 or  www.REMAXKelowna.com.

After six years of servicing the community Cabana Grille, at 3799 Lakeshore Rd. in Kelowna’s Lower Mission area, has been sold with the new ownership taking over on Monday, March 24. Present owners Jay Blackford and Mike Borg along with Vancouver chef Ned Bell would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and invite everyone this Friday to meet the new owner Werner Kasper, who is relocating here from Calgary.  The staff will remain intact, led by executive chef Diane Johnston.  Jay and Mike will still be residing in Kelowna, so stay tuned for their next new business adventure. Call 250-763-1955; www.cabanagrille.com.

Karen Mason is the new executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter as of March 31. With strategic public relations and communications skills, Mason spent seven years with Disney Club Penguin where she managed the popular virtual world’s public relations and communications strategy. The appointment of an executive director marks a significant structural change for the women’s shelter, which has previously operated under a three-person, shared leadership team. Call 250-763-1040.

Bill Justus sent me a note on the new Wing N it Pizza that recently opened at 103-555 Montgomery Rd. (corner of Leathead and Rutland Road North) in Rutland. I called manager Tiffany Thatcher and learned they make all their own dough and sauces in-house. Along with their regular size pizzas, Wing N it Pizza also serves 9-inch wedges as well. The pizza outlet also  offers pick-up and delivery service and some inside window seating with a small outside patio for the summer. Their wings are not deep fried, but hot flashed in an oven. Something to die for is their Cinnagooey Bread, also made in-house and is something like a combination Cinnabon with Philly icing. Hours are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Call 778-214-9464.

The Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Historical Society has elected a new board of directors for 2014-15. Congratulations to Robert Hayes, president; Colleen Cornock, secretary; Cathy Jennens, treasurer; and Tracy Satin, past president. The directors are Ann Bostock, Don Ford, Chris Jennens, Judy Johnson, Lois Marshall, Bobby Nicoll, Margot Pridham, Evelyn Vielvoye and Dorothy Zoellner.

Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan, located at 170 Timberline Rd., is now reopening for the season, offering a variety of their delicious goat cheeses, goat milk and gelato. If you have never visited Carmelis, you will be pleasantly surprised with their quality products. Call 250-870-3117; www.carmelisgoatcheese.com.

Also electing a new board of directors last week was the Uptown Rutland Business Association. Serving on that board will be Crystal Hansen, Benson Law LLP (president); Shawn Swail, Canada West Litigation (1st vice-president); Dawn Thiessen, Aphrodite In Me Spa (2nd vice-president) and Nicholas Aubin, Aubin & Associates (treasurer). The directors are Alan Kirschner (Kirschner Mountain), Joe Iafrancesco, Mike Koutsantonis (Olympia Greek Taverna); Kevin MacDougall (RCMP); Shawna McCrea (Valley First Credit Union); Aron Meier (Valleyview Funeral Home) and Frank Pohland (CTQ Consultants). The city council reps are Gerry Zimmermann and Colin Basran. Laurel D’Andrea is the executive director and Ravi Dhami is the executive assistant of URBA. Call 250-491-9861.

Had the opportunity to tour Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School campus at 950 Academy Way, located by UBCO. The school was founded in 2004; the 19-acre land donation was received in 2007; Phase 1 of the 16,750 square foot Junior Hall was completed and opened in 2009; Phase 2 of the Athletic Centre and outdoor areas were completed in 2010; Phase 3, the Boutique High School was completed and opened in 2012; construction of Phase 4, the new Senior Hall commenced in 2013; and now in 2014, transformation of the Boutique High School into the Early Learning Centre is being completed. All of the school’s three academic divisions will now have state-of-the-art customized facilities. As of last September, the school registered over 400 students. I was very pleased and surprised to hear that the school has a very accessible scholarship programs and also financial assistance programs for students to assist with tuition costs, which are competitively priced with similar private prep schools across the country. Both the students and teachers were extremely happy to welcome a visitor to their campus and it was a delightful experience. To find out more about the school, its programs or scholarship opportunities go to www.aberdeenhall.com. Christopher Grieve is the head of school.

Vernon realtor Darcy Griffiths is the new president of the Okanagan Real Estate Board for 2014-15. Congratulations to her and her new fellow executive board members: Tim Evans, Kelowna (vice-president); Karen Singbeil, Sicamous (past president); Jamie Blair, West Kelowna (Central Zone); Kent Jorgenson, Kelowna (Central Zone); Christopher Miller, Kelowna (Central Zone); Tanis Read, Kelowna (Central Zone); Maggie Garvey, Vernon (North Zone); Don Gilowski, Vernon (North Zone); Rob Shaw, Vernon (North Zone); Doug Hubscher, Salmon Arm (Shuswap Zone) and Steve Lewis, Salmon Arm (Shuswap Zone).

Nature’s Fare is the first retailer in Canada to earn a B Corporation Certification. This seal of quality comes from B Lab, a non-profit organization that encourages businesses to help solve social and environmental issues. Nature’s Fare has with store locations in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

Geord Holland has joined the firm of Galzier Polley, Lawyers, 1674 Bertram St. in Kelowna,  as associate counsel. In the legal industry for more than 30 years, Holland will continue his full time focus on real estate and business law, land development, wills and estate planning as well as his niche practice in adoptions. Call 250-763-3343; email gholland@glazierpolley.com.

Local patio furniture store Sun Country Furniture, 160-2463 Highway 97 North, and fourth year marketing students from UBC Okanagan have joined forces to increase  brand awareness of the business and increase the customer traffic flow. Business owner  Carol Dodge travels annually throughout the world to hand pick items that she then showcases in the store, transforming Okanagan backyards into an outdoor paradise. The students are currently assisting Dodge to organize an Okanagan Backyard Makeover Contest in partnership with Sunshine Pools and Hot Tubs, FiredEarth and Suncoast Screen Enclosures worth $20,000. For more info on the contest visit www.suncountryfurniture.com or  Call 250-863-9488.

Happy 67th anniversary Anne and Armand Charles (March 19).

Coinciding with Jour du Macaron taking place in Paris and New York City, Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate and Urban Fare are celebrating Macaron Day. On March 20 and 21, you can sample a macaron with 25 per cent of all macaron sales for those two days donated to the KGH Foundation. Participating locations are the KGH lobby (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Sandrine Pastry & Chocolate, 1865 Dilworth Dr. (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Urban Fare on Lakeshore Rd. (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Call 250-860-1202.

BrainTrust Canada is bringing awareness to brain injury through a one-time only showing of The Crash Reel a story of U.S. snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who sustained a traumatic brain injury weeks before the Vancouver Olympics. The Crash Reel will be featured Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Kelowna Community Theatre, presented by BMO. Tickets are $12 available at all BMO branches or through www.braintrustcanada.com  or smartticket.ca. Kelsey Serwa will also be a guest speaker at the film showing.

Birthdays of the week:   Happy 60th Terry Hyde (March 19); Frank and Dilys Singer (both on March 21); Sarah Sabo, Aries Accounting (March 21); Ivy Cutting (March 23); Jim Ross (March 23); Natalie Frappe, Mickie’s Pub (March  23); Jack Peters (March 24); Kerry Solinsky, RCMP police services manager (March 25); and Pat Moxness (March 26).

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