Hello everyone! I am back writing again after my shoulder surgery. I still have my right shoulder sling on for a couple more weeks (trying to wean off it now), but things are going well.
After that, I will only have to wear it in large crowds or in airports and on planes for a couple of months. Thanks to all of you for your well wishes. It has been an experience that I hope I do not have to have again. Also, a big thanks to my sister Tracy Nyboe for helping type this column as I dictated it.
Along with me being back, also returning is the 15th annual (yes, it has been 15 years!) Maxine DeHart—United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Ramada Hotel parking lot from 6 to 9 a.m. This year, I would like to dedicate the breakfast to David Hobson who passed away May 12. David was a strong supporter and major sponsor of the drive-thru for the past 15 years, one of the first sponsors to come on board.
The enthusiasm of all the sponsors and volunteers is overwhelming again this year. New sponsors joining us this year include Princess Auto (Mitch Michel, team leader); B.C. Tree Fruits (apples); Booster Juice (Teresa Johnson); Mamma Rosa (James and Railene Anfuso); Laura (Orchard Park) and Melanie Lyne (Spall Plaza) Ladies Apparel; Shut Out Sports Collection (Alex Draper); and Picture Perfect (Linda Winnick) in conjunction with artists Alex Fong and The Bay.
Bring an extra toonie when you are going through the drive-thru as Alex Draper will donate a framed autographed 16×20 Vancouver Canucks player print for your sports wall (the player’s identity will be a surprise until the morning of the drive-thru). For a toonie, your name will go into the draw for this fabulous picture.
Along with the new supporters are the very generous sponsors who have donated their products for many years, such as Sun-Rype (juice); Kellogg’s (cereal); Nestle (chocolate bars); Dasani water (Coca-Cola); Island Farms (yogurt); Kozy Shack Pudding; Marketplace IGA (breakfast bars); Old Dutch (potato chips) and of course, Tim Hortons’ famous coffee and Timbits.
If you would like to donate a gift certificate(s) please call me at 250-862-7662 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more info about the sponsors and the event to come. Remember all donations raised stay right here in our community. Please come out and support us.
Marla O’Brien is the new executive director of the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen. O’Brien was formerly in fund development at Okanagan University College and then moved to UBC Okanagan when the new university was started. Since 2009, she has been the public relations officer at the Okanagan Regional Library, managing internal and external communications for the 29 branch library system. She has volunteered with many local community organizations. The United Way will be tackling its largest campaign to date with the “actual” goal being announced at this year’s Kick off Breakfast on Sept. 14.
Vikki Webster is the new marketing manager of Orchard Park Shopping. Contact her at 250-869-4602; email@example.com.
Michael J. Ballingall, of Big White Ski Resort, has been appointed by the province to the B.C. Pavilion Corporation board of directors. B.C. Place is a division of PavCo, a provincial Crown corporation that also operates the Vancouver Convention Centre.
PJ’s Party Cakes is still the hit of the party after 36 years. Owner Darren Williams keeps on doing those over the top creative custom cakes out of his new location in North Glenmore at 651 Grandview Rd., open Monday to Friday from “10ish to 4ish.” The business is located in the original Newman estate, a heritage home on an acreage on Grandview Road, operating the store-front cake shop out of his now home-based business. Call first at 250-763-1144 or pjscakes.com.
Miles Roseborough has joined the team at E Printing & Business Solutions. Contact him at 250-862-8560; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Colin and Leanne Basran on the birth of their son Sept. 7. He joins his sister Nyah, who is just about two years if age.
Patrick LeBlanc is the new general manger of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, former managing director for the East Kootenay regional arts facility, The Key City Theatre.
Congratulations to grandparents Bruce and Myrna Telford on the birth of their first granddaughter, Kaia Lillian, born to their daughter and son-in law Lauren and Jonas Hudson in Victoria.
At Your Fingertips Nails and Esthetics celebrates its 11th anniversary this month, owned and operated by Kali Howden. The shop has been in the same location, 102-2000 Enterprise Way, since it opened. One of the largest nail salons in the entire area, At Your Fingertips offers both gel and acrylic nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting. Wednesdays are 15 per cent off waxing services (excluding Brazilians) and manicures are $24 on Mondays. Call 250-762-6833.
The MS Society Okanagan chapter has a new board for 2012-13. Joining the board chair Tracy Tremble are Joel Young (vice-chair); Ian and Michelle Hewitt (secretary and education); Jamie Cameron (treasurer) and Florence Richards and Cheryl Daniels (directors -at-large). Miriam King is the fundraising coordinator. Contact the society at 250-762-5850; Miriam.email@example.com.
Jeffrey Robinson has joined the firm of Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP as an associate. He is a patent and trademark agent in both Canada and the U.S.
The Cabana Bar and Grille has new hours of operation. From now until the May long weekend next year, Cabana will be closed for lunch, but will remain open seven days a week for dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-763-1955 for reservations.
Start cleaning out all those boxes filled with unwanted documents, bank statements, cancelled cheques and other paper for the Community Document Shredding Event on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Willow Park Church parking lot, 438 Highway 33 West, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per box or three for $10. Sponsored by the Kelowna Crime Prevention Association. For more info contact Jill Hotchkiss at 250-712-9657; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy birthday to nine residents of Sutherland Hills Rest Home on Hall Road who are 100 years old and older: Mildred Brunelle (Dec. 12, 1910); Eleanor Davis (Jan. 16, 1908); Elizabeth Gerlitsch (March 16, 1910); Emma Kirschner (Dec. 31, 1911); Mary Nicholson (Feb. 18, 1912); Helen Purcell (March 6, 1911); Thelma Scarf (Aug. 12, 1912); Ella Strege (March 14, 1910) and Anne Woloschuk, who turns 100 (Dec. 27, 1912). I hear it was “some” celebration.
Birthdays of the week: Happy 60th Mike Haines (Sept. 10); happy 60th Ione Yeager (Sept. 4); happy 65th Chris DeHart (Sept. 11); happy 65th Marg Hobson (Aug. 24); Happy 65th Gavin Young (Aug. 24); Rose Kardynal, my second mom (Sept. 10); Amber Gerding (Sept. 10); Andy James, EZE Roc (Sept. 11); Holly Yerza, Ramada Hotel (Sept. 11); Tom Lightfoot (Sept. 11); Jim Lanyon (Sept. 12); Norm Sandvik (Sept. 11); and Murray Smith (Sept. 11).