DeHart: Body chilling experience offers health benefits

Whole body cryotherapy is exposing the body to low temperatures for a short period of time.

Harj Bharaj is the new owner of  Springfield Auto Body.  

Harj Bharaj is the new owner of Springfield Auto Body.  

This week’s column is dedicated to Peter Macleod, who passed away July 16 . Peter was a well-known, fun-loving individual who will be missed in the community. Personal condolences to companion Jill Hayes, his entire family and many, many friends and colleagues.


MaxineNew business Cryo Care has opened at 1561 Sutherland Ave., owned by Taylor Saukarookoff.

Cryo Care offers a new form of holistic health care called whole body cryotherapy. Whole body cryotherapy was invented in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The therapy migrated to Europe in 1984 where the technology got refined to where it is today. The therapy is now implemented in hospitals in Europe and getting medical coverage through various insurance providers. Whole body cryotherapy is exposing the body to low temperatures for a short period of time. In this cold environment, the body pulls blood from the outer tissues to the inner core to keep the vital organs w arm. Once the blood is in the inner organs,

Cryocare it goes through an internal cycle where it is cleaned of toxins and infused with nutrients and oxygen. Endorphins and hormones are also released during the process. After the whole body cryotherapy session, the blood returns to the outer tissues aiding to remove more toxins, stop inflammation and carries with it many other health benefits. The temperature gets down to -165 C but is a different cold that’s dry and only effects half a millimeter into the skin. Cryo Care assists with arthritis, post-surgery recovery, car accident injuries, skin conditions (eczema, acne and cellulite), nerve damage, autoimmune disease, muscle pain, headaches, sleep patterns and low energy levels. Call 250-762-0282; website

Kieran Bowes has joined the team as firm-wide partnership controller, associate of Crowe MacKay LLP. His valuable skill set gained in the field across multiple industries and sectors includes corporate finance and project and change management. Bowes is a skilled negotiator, a recognized trainer and team builder with deep roots in the community. The local office of Crowe MacKay LLP is located at 500-1620 Dickson Ave.

With the recent changes at Global Okanagan, four-year sales manager Ron Eberle is no longer with the station. Eberle was in the industry for many years, having come from

CHEK-TV in Victoria where he was sales manager for 15 years. He is now going to thoroughly enjoy his lakefront lot across the lake for the rest of the summer.

Relocating from northern B.C. and 12 years with Western Financial Group, Brandee Linley is the new branch manager of Western Financial Group, 155 Rutland Road N. Call 250-491-2400.

After 29 years with the City of Kelowna in a variety of capacities, Louise Roberts, manager of community and neighbourhood services, is retiring on Aug. 12. Louise started her career with the city in aquatics as a lifeguard, swim instructor and fitness leader. From there she worked in programming for several years, primarily in the area of access to recreation (programs for individuals with disabilities, financial accessibility and volunteer management). For the past nine years, she has held a managerial role in the active living and culture division. Louise has been a tireless volunteer and was a member on many boards, some of which were coaching Special Olympics for 10 years and a past board member on the Central Okanagan Foundation, Kelowna Gospel Mission, People In Motion, Rainbow of Opportunities and Creators Art Centre. She and her husband are in the process of purchasing property in Eastern Europe (northern Serbia) where they would like to open a B&B splitting their time between Europe and Canada.

Harj Bharaj is the new owner of Springfield Auto Body, 100-1765 Springfield Rd. Bharaj has been in the industry for many years starting in the UK and most recently in Calgary. Springfield is a full service auto body repair shop, an ICBC shop and private insurance accommodator. Bharaj is determined to provide the excellent service and workmanship that the previous owns, the Grigg family was known for. Call 250-860-9333.

Suzanne Pugh is stepping down from her role as SPCA animal shelter manager in Kelowna on July 29. Pugh, who held the position for five years, is going to take some time off. I’m sure we will see her back in the workplace somewhere soon.

The URBA Uptown After Hours is Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club, 270 Dougall Rd. Everyone welcome. $10at the door.

Orchard City AthleticsA new boutique fitness facility, Orchard City Athletics, has opened in the mission area at 3939 Lakeshore Rd.

Owned and operated by CrossFit coach Dan Drynan, the facility offers group classes (no more than 10 in a class), CrossFit Foundations, CrossFit, CrossFit Sport, Bootcamp, personal training, endurance training, weightlifting, custom programming and OCA Hockey Training. Registered massage therapist Jesse Weber is now on-site and chiropractor Ryan Stoyko, relocating from Saskatchewan will be joining the operation in September. It’s a one-stop shop. The facility is open seven days a week with towel service and private showers. Call 250-764-0421; website

Sanrio Inc. and Hyper Hippo games, an independent and innovative games studio in the valley have launched their first app together—hello sanrio: say hello! Now available on Android and iOS, say hello! brings together Sanrio fans to share their love of Hello Kitty and all her friends in a unique and safe environment. Hyper Hippo partnered with Sanrio last fail to develop a suite of lifestyle apps themed to the new hello sanrio brand that celebrates Sanrio’s core foundation of social communication. The introduction of hello sanrio marks an existing evolution in Sanrio’s history, a history that’s rooted in fostering social communication, connecting people and nurturing friendships. say hello! is the first app to officially launch the hello sanrio suite of lifestyle apps and is just the beginning of new and innovative ideas. See or for more information.

CPA, CGA Shelley Kvamme-MacDonald, formerly of 205-145 Asher Rd. in Rutland, has moved to a new location at 203-160 Dougall Rd. South. Focusing on assisting small business, the paperless office uses the most current technology to provide a stress-free accounting experience for clients. If you are interested in implementing cloud technologies to streamline and simplify your accounting, they can help with that. Kvamme-MacDonald’s office is uent in Xero and Quickbooks Online as well as other desktop software and provide full service accounting and tax service to businesses.  Call 250-212-0786

The historical landmark Train Station Pub at 1177 Ellis St. in downtown Kelowna celebrates its fifth anniversary in business this month. Owned by partners, Steve Stinson, Tanner Dillon, Ron Christman and pub manager Dave Lindsay, the Train Station is a popular downtown meeting place with a huge patio. April Roy is their talented chef. The pub now hosts Burger War Mondays, which will feature two new burgers every Monday. The burger that sells the most goes onto the new week with a new second burger and the winner from that week goes on to the next week. This goes on until the end of the summer. The burger that wins at the end will be featured on their regular menu. Call 778-484-5558.

Bacaro Restaurant is hosting the inaugural Farm to Fork long-table dinner featuring well-known and former resident chef Ned Bell alongside chef Mike Wilkins on Aug. 19 at The Hatch Winery. Enjoy a unique five-course family style dinner under the stars paired with award winning wines presented by The Hatch Winery.  Live music by Wolfhous. Limited tickets at $185 plus tax and gratuity with transportation included. Tickets available online at

The Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club will hold a raffle in conjunction with the 2016 Kelowna Ribfest from Sept. 16-18 at City Park. First prize will be free groceries for a year from Save-On-Foods (5,200 value); second prize, $1,000 term deposit from Interior Savings; third prize, two nights’ accommodation and two rounds of golf at Predator Ridge ($700 value) and fourth prize, Broil King BBQ from Molson’s ($600 value). Tickets $5 with the draw taking place on Sept. 18, 6 p.m., at City Park. Tickets available at Interior Savings Cerdit Union branches or from any Sunrise Rotary Club member. Stay tuned for more details on the Ribfest.

Attention all local charities—Hudson’s Bay Giving Day is Friday, Sept. 16. Giving day is a one-day shopping event designed to help charitable and non- profit organizations in Hudson Bay communities to raise awareness and funds through the sale of the Giving Day tickets to their networks. Hudson’s Bay will partner with local charities that can order tickets for Giving Day free of charge and sell to their donors, partners and friends for only $5, keeping 100 per cent of the proceeds of each ticket sold. As an added incentive, the local registered charitable organization that sells the most tickets for their Hudson’s Bay store will receive 30 per cent of the proceeds from their participating store’s in-store ticket sales on Sept.16. For more information contact or or call 250-860-2483 (224).

Mickie’s Pub, located in the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna, is looking for a self-motivated experienced line cook to join their team. Previous cooking experience is mandatory and breakfast experience is an asset for the fast paced environment. Must have food safe, be detail oriented and heavy lifting may apply. Email resume to or drop off in person to 2170 Harvey Ave. (Front desk – Attention Chef) or fax to 250-860-3173.

Birthdays of the week: Happy 90th Armand Charles (July 29); happy 50th Dennis Derer (July 28); Tom Light (July 27); Doug Murray (July 27); Iris Bodnar (July 28); Stuart Klassen (July 30); Shauna Burnell (July 30); Will Gow (July 30); Al Huva (July 31); Mark Fredrickson (July 31); Kristina Little (July 31); Julie Evans (July 31); Dom Vinci (Aug. 1); Barb Himmler (Aug. 1); Dave Roseberry (Aug. 2); Alex Draper (Aug. 2); Steve Francis (Aug. 2); Herb Assman (Aug. 2); Joan Johnstone (Aug. 2); in memory of John Gilbert (Aug. 2).

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