Don’t forget that tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 1, is the 18th Annual Maxine DeHart—United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Ramada Hotel, 2170 Harvey Avenue (come into the hotel via Enterprise Way).
It’s going to be a great morning with all the sponsors and volunteers ready to go. Rona will greet you in the line-up with goodies, as will Smart Betty and M & M Meat Shops along with Kevin and Matt’s Booster Juice truck giving out samples. Bring your dogs and puppies as Purina is providing dog treats again this year. The drive-thru would not be the same without Purina.
Popular morning duo Andy and TJ from 105-5 EZ ROCK will be broadcasting live from in front of Perkins Restaurant and popular 99.9 SUN FM duo Christy and Elliot will be live on Enterprise Way. Phil and Gord on AM 1150 will also be helping to get the word out.
There are many great grand prizes in the bags this year. You will be starting your day off with Sun Rype juice, BC Tree Fruit apples and Tim Horton’s coffee. What could be better than that? There are also lots of gift cards in the bags from local restaurants, businesses and sponsors. Lynn Kratzer and Luanne Chore from SIDIT will be counting all the money that you donate. It’s a huge job. So drive, walk, or blade into the Ramada on Thursday. Remember, all monies raised stay right here in our community and not one cent of this event goes into administration. Please open your hearts and your wallets. We can’t wait to see you.
Loadza Toyz is located in Orchard Park Shopping Centre (by The Bay). Owned and operated by Mary and Arno Larkin, they sell everything from jigsaw puzzles, Lego and board games to all types of toys for infants to adults. This year Loadza Toyz has come on board as a new sponsor for the Maxine DeHart- United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast and has provided hundreds of items for the kids’ bags. Call 250-717-8209.
Landmark Flowers has opened at 1882 Dayton Street, owned and operated by Dawn Mooney who has been in the industry for over 25 years. The concept of the shop is going green. They recycle vases, use recycled paper to wrap the flowers and use organic and local growers whenever possible. It’s really cool that you might get flowers in a mason jar, tea tin or a gravy boat. Plenty of parking. Call 250-860-0328
Every year, retailers nominate the very best in customer service from their cosmetics and fragrance advisors for the Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSA). It’s the Academy Awards in the cosmetics and fragrance industry. This year, The Bay Kelowna nominated a team and three other individuals. Three out of four were chosen as finalists. There were 1,300 nominations and only 17 winners were chosen across Canada. Congratulations to Mandy Spotswood and Nisa Prehofer of Team Estée Lauder-Hudson’s Bay who won “Best Team Outstanding Service” given by a team. They will be traveling to Toronto for the swanky gala. Kudos to finalists Jenny McGowan (Lifetime Achievement) who currently works on the Chanel counter and Sandy Kring (Outstanding Service) who is a fragrance advisor. Call 250-860-2483
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) received the 2015 RBC Royal Bank Economic Development Achievement of the Year Award from the Economic Development Association of Canada for its Okanagan Young Professionals Collective program. The award recognizes the evolving excellence in community driven economic development projects across Canada and it is only given to one community-driven economic development project every year. Corie Griffiths is the manager for the COEDC.
HQ49 has opened at 165 Highway 33 East in Rutland. Owned by brothers Chun and Hao Li, HQ (Headquarters) is a place for every one of all ages from families to college students to get together and hang out in a fun, non-alcoholic atmosphere. It’s also headquarters for private karaoke rooms for family and friends. HQ has a pool table, free board games (take your own along or if you have some leave them for others) and the newest, safest electronic dart machines for all ages. There is a wide range of flavours for their non-alcoholic beverages including bubble and milk tea, slushes and smoothies. Open seven days a week until late. Call 778-753-2617 www.headquarters49.com.
Shelley Bauer is a new local artist and potter who operates both Blue Apple Studio and Shelley Bauer Fine Arts at 5167 Lakeshore Road. On the pottery side, Shelley is an instructor in wheel-thrown pottery and hand building in clay. On the fine arts side, she is an instructor in oil painting. Shelley enjoys teaching students of all ages, instructing in a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere and has a passion for instructing beginner students. Pottery lessons are a commitment of six weeks or you can book for one session to try the pottery wheel. She teaches oil painting one lesson at a time and provides almost all the materials in both pottery and painting. Available for individual, group or painting parties. Call 778-477-2405 www.shelleybauer.faso.com.
The Orchard Valley Quilters Guild has a new board for 2015. Congratulations to Dianne Kapty (president); Marie Genereux (secretary); Marion Bomford (Treasurer); Bonnie Rankin (past president) and Sharon Vollman (publicity). The guild meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall and the third Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. www.kelownaquilts.com
The Kelowna Dragon Boat Club, made up of 31 athletes from eight different teams are training to compete in the International festival races in San Diego as the “Spirit Team” on Oct. 3 and 4. The team is made up of both men and women as well as all women teams representing the Okanagan. The Spirit Team began in 2009 and is the hard work of Ivan Carruthers and Becky Marks. They have competed in San Francisco, Seattle, Deep Cove and Hong Kong. They will be in Dublin in 2016. www.kelownadragonboatclub.com
Broc Braconnier has been appointed to the Council of Advisers of the Seniors Advocate Office of B.C. He has just completed 16 years with the Central Okanagan Community Futures Development Corporation as loans committee member, director and past chair. Broc currently remains as a director on the BC Condominium Homeowners Association Board, Member of Royal Canadian Legion Kelowna-Branch #26 Executive Committee and board member on the Westside Health Network Association. He is also a 14 year volunteer with Revenue Canada in their annual seniors’ income tax preparation program. Call 250-707-2063 or email@example.com.
The New Moon Gallery has relocated to 1726 Byland Rd. between Cloverdale Paints and Nu Floors in West Kelowna. All classes have started with artists bringing in new works. The grand opening is Oct. 1 with wine, tapas and live music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For classes with Anita McComas, Annabel Stanley and Linda Lovisa call 778-797-0791.
Delaine Wright, who relocated from Ontario, has opened D’Vontay Hair Extensions and Wigs at 1835 Harvey Avenue (Central Plaza corner of Spall and Harvey). D’Vontay specializes in hair extensions (mostly human hair), fashion, human hair and chemo wigs and synthetic braids. Delaine specializes in hair extensions, weaving, sew-in, loop-n-loc, wig fitting and braiding. She also does custom clip-in extensions and full head weaves for thinning hair. They help people with alopecia and patients taking chemo. D’Vontay also has a good selection of hair treatment products, including detangler. Free consultations with an extensions specialist. Open Monday to Saturday. Call 250-860-2502 or visit www.dvontayhair.com.
A free information session covering the various housing options available to seniors including subsidized housing, supportive living and residential care is Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre, 102 – 2055 Benvoulin Court. To register call 250-861-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An Interior Health representative will be present to answer long term care questions.
The URBA After Hours is Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. hosted by Pathways at 123 Franklyn Rd. $8 per person. Everyone welcome.
The Ukrainian Catholic Church at the corner of Gordon Drive and Coronation Avenue are hosting their fall pyrohy supper on Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. The supper is only $15 and all you can eat.
Safety: A Matter of Leadership is a free half day seminar on Safety for Safety Leaders in partnership with Acklands-Grainger, 3M, City of Kelowna, WorkSafeBC, UBCO, FIOSA/MIOSA and BC Safety Charter. It is intended to provide leaders with important information regarding the health and safety of their workers while at work. Dave McAnerney, president and CEO of Sun Rype Products will provide compelling ideas about H&S leadership. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at UBC Okanagan Campus from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration required. www.riskmanagement.ok.ubc.ca
The Scarecrow Festival presented by the Uptown Rutland Business Association is Sunday, Oct. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at Lions Park (Behind Plaza 33). There will be a Kids Zone, craft and project stations, scarecrow building contest, local entertainment, harvest market and food vendors galore. New for 2015 is the Apple Crisp Contest. Call 250-451-9861 for more info.
More than 30 belly dancers from the Okanagan are getting together to present a unique fundraising show on Oct. 17 at the Mary Irwin Theatre at 7:30 p.m. They will be impersonating celebrities like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Cleopatra and many more, showing that celebrities can belly dance. This fun show for all ages is being organized by a partnership between Yonisha Rhythms from Kelowna and Get Bent Belly Dancing from Penticton. For more information visit www.yonisha.com/events or contact Miriam Cunha at 250-448-5523 or 250-808-9318.
Birthdays of the week—Happy 90th Ruth Hill (Oct. 1); Happy 90th Ken Wilson, the oldest racquetball player in Canada (Oct. 4); Teresa May (Oct. 1); Lorene Charlton (Oct. 2); Susie Docherty (Oct. 1); Lenetta Parry (Oct. 2); Tammi Van Wilde Rode (Oct. 4); Dustin Serviss (Oct. 4); Dave Proctor (Oct. 5); Marlene Murray (Oct. 6); Rick Montgomery (Oct. 6).