DeHart: Business dream comes true for auto mechanic

Nathan Stanley's Right Way Automotive offers sales and service on all makes and models.

Automotive technician Nathan Stanley has started Right Way Automotive Sales and Service.

Automotive technician Nathan Stanley has started Right Way Automotive Sales and Service.

Right Way Automotive Sales and Service has opened at 102-720 Evans Crt. (off Finns Road) in Kelowna.

Owned and operated by Nathan Stanley, the business offers sales and service on all makes and models of vehicles including cars, trucks and SUVs. Nathan, a Red Seal Certified technician (fully licensed mechanic), has many years of experience in the automotive industry, having worked at many Kelowna dealerships. But now, Nathan’s dream of owning his own shop has come true. Right Way sells mostly vehicles from 2006 to 2013 and also provides all the service required on any sales of those vehicles. Other services offered include glass repair, paintless dent repair, detailing, warranty and approved maintenance, and a paid referral program on sales and reasonable rates. Open Monday to Saturday. Call 250-470-3310; online

The Okanagan Mission Residents Association has a new board of directors for 2015-16: president Brent Pay joined by directors Tim Butt (secretary); Lynda Durose (treasurer); Maureen Yakimchuk, Larry Poffenroth, Alex Rezansoff, Mark Medley, Ron Barnes and past president Mark Thompson.

Kristin Butler, of Beadiful Arts at 1191A Sutherland Ave. (tucked behind Econo Barber Shop across from Extra Foods), has decided to close the bead shop after 12 years. Butler plans to continue teaching beading and jewelry making in copper and silver. The last opening day of the shop is Saturday, July 25. Open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Beadiful Arts has many fabulous items on sale, so drop by for one last play. Call 250-868-1213

Jordan Wilson, logistics manager at Hawkeye Holdings,  3396 Sexsmith Rd. in Kelowna, is one of three Okanagan businessmen on the new B.C. Trucking Association’s 2015-16 board of directors. Hawkeye Holdings trucks various products for a wide range of clients throughout Canada. Mike Bissell, of Vernon, and Jim Charles, of Penticton, are also on the board. Call 250-765-7007.

Pushor Mitchell LLP has three new lawyers added to the firm. Elise Everest is an associate lawyer specializing in commercial dispute resolution, estate litigation and administration, workplace conflicts and advocating before administrative tribunals. Leneigh Bosdet has joined the firm working in the field of family law. Joel Wonnacott is also an associate lawyer whose litigation practice includes commercial disputes, personal injury claims and employment issues. Call 250-869-1127.

Jenny McAlpine has started a new wedding planning business in the Kelowna area, including summer/winter weddings at Big White Ski Resort. Jenny McAlpine Weddings offers a full range of services for couples. Her consulting fees start at $250 and she will provide assistance with budgeting or selecting venues, along with assisting in the planning for all wedding aspects.  She has been employed previously at both Big White and Tourism Kelowna. Call 250-864-5309; online

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association has a new board of directors for 2015-16. Serving on the executive are Marion Henselwood (president); Kevin Cutting (vice-president); Catherine Salhus (treasurer); Larry Stranaghan, Dr. Barbara Ball, Joanna Wrzesniewski, Terance Coderre, Shirley Jensen and Dr. Michael Humer. Also serving on the board as directors are Chris Penty, Roy Sinden and Mark Revie. On July 12 at Falcon Ridge Farms, COHA will host its third annual Butterfly Release, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with monarch butterflies being released at about 11:30 a.m. Monarch butterflies, to honour a loved one, may be purchased for $30 by calling the COHA office at 250-763-5511 or ordering online at Every butterfly will be released even if the purchaser is not able to attend. A keepsake card will be presented to the purchaser with their loved ones name and a list of honourees will be printed in the program.

The Uptown After Hours is Wednesday, July 8, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans, 270 Dougall Road N. Watch for the meat draw at 7 p.m.

DunnEnzies Pizza

DunnEnzies Pizza,  1559 Ellis St. in downtown Kelowna,  is owned and operated by Deb Dunnigan and Karyn MacKenzie. DunnEnzies will celebrate  five successful years in business today (July 1). The gals still serve their many traditional and infamous pizzas, but have added some specialty pies, including perogy and butter chicken. To mark the anniversary on Canada Day, DunnEnzies will celebrate with giveaways, prizes and cake. The search for a second store location is also underway so stay tuned for more on that. Call 250-763-2420.

Tantalus Winery, 1670 DeHart Rd. in Kelowna,  has become a Wildlife Habitat Steward, awarded by the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society. The award promotes voluntary conservation of wildlife habitats on private property. This award was given to Tantalus for setting aside 25 per cent of their property covered by  Ponderosa pine trees and for putting in 50 beehives and bird boxes. The winery is herbicide and pesticide free. Their building is also LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

The Kelowna airport recognized its male and female ambassadors of the year. Congratulations to Roy Lashmar, recognized for his service quality activities with passengers, and Rita Henderson, who coordinated their junior ambassadors with care and compassion.  Service awards were presented to Mardi Mitchell, Stuart Richardson and Bill Downard (15 years); Gloria Kozar, Susan Ives and Robert Moore (10 years); John Kubis, Suzanne McCall and Sharon Leveque (five years). The ambassadors made a $500 donation to Papa John’s Pizza for their participation in the Sunshine Dream Lift for Kids. Ken Dewerson is the ambassador coordinator.

Congratulations to Diane Lefebvre, of Kelowna who recorded the first hole-in-one for the 2015 golf season at Eagle Ranch Golf Resort in Invermere—hole 11, par 3, 100 yards. Eric Thorsteinson, formerly with the Black Mountain Golf Course in Kelowna, is now the general manager of Eagle Ranch Golf Resort.

The Downtown Kelowna Association would like to thank its outgoing board members for their insight and passion over the years: Dallas Gray (president 2011-13); vice-president Andrew Brunton (board member since 2009, president 2011-12), David Knapp (board member 2013-15) and city councillor Luke Stack (2012-14 as a city council liaision).

The Westbank Farmers Market is now in full swing at the Westridge Mall, located at Main Street and Elliott Road. Established in 2010, the market has grown steadily and will feature more than 40 new and returning vendors. For more online see

Birthdays of the week: Happy Birthday Canada (July 1); Linda Brandon (July 1); Marlene Trelenberg (July 1); Ann Ellchuk (July 2); Cathy Butler (July 2); Ralf Rohrlack (July 3); Herb Fallow (July 3); Don McArthur (July 4); Dr. Iain Allan (July 4); Karen Warner (July 4); Finbar O’Sullivan (July 4); Robert Caley (July 4); Clarence Johnson (July 4); Gladys McCulloch (July 5); Ian Robertson (July 5); Dennis Gerace (July 7); John Walker (July 7).

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