DeHart: Keg has opened in purpose-built digs on Highway 97

New restaurant has 300 seats inside and a huge wrap-around patio that seats another 100.

The new Keg Steakhouse and Bar has opened at 1825 Underhill St. on the corner of Highway 97 and Underhill (across from Skogies).

The restaurant has 300 seats inside and a huge wrap-around patio with about 100 more seats and lots of parking. The décor is spectacular with rich dark brown tones, coloured accents, modern lighting and many spectacular pieces of art. There is both a bar and dining room area. The restaurant franchisees are Sam Brovender and Rob Haberman with the management team of Tyson Ralph (general manager), Nick Riise (bar manager), Joel Kruse (dining room manager) and Chris Collins (kitchen manager).

New to this Keg are wines on tap, blended exclusively for The Keg from Sandhill, Inniskillin, Calliope and Maverick. Also newly added to their menu are fish and chicken full plate entrees.

We tried the new Sesame Tuna and, of course, their famous Prime Rib, which were fabulous. The Billy Miner Pie is a staple for dessert. The menu is large and extensive, with lots to choose from. Open daily from 4 p.m.

After 24 years, well-known business-woman and certified fitter, Donna Pawulski,of BC Prosthetic & Orthotic Services at 101-2000 Enterprise Way, is retiring on Oct. 31. Coinciding with Donna’s retirement, the company will now be discontinuing the sale of bras, intimate and mastectomy apparel. Donna is now selling all their well-known brands of regular and mastectomy bras priced two-for-one and all other apparel, including some swim wear, which is also being cleared at half-price. The company was previously on the corner of KLO Road and Richter Street for 10 years and then moved to their present location on Enterprise Way where they have been located for the past 14 years. All other services of BC Prosthetic & Orthotic Service will remain the same with Rick Kraft, (certified prosthetist) and Corey Kennedy, (certified prosthetist/orthotist). Call 250-868-3394 or bcpo@shaw.ca

Local personal trainer, Ryan Brown started writing personal training programs in 1998.

Ryan Brown

One of his pet peeves was paper work. So, on April 6, 2009 he incorporated Idol Fit Inc. as a personal training software company. Since Ryan went paperless, Idol Fit Inc. has grown into its own large fitness studio. Ryan has just finished a huge upgrade to his software to accommodate the revolutionary Google Glasses, which is the cutting edge in personal training.  He is now hands-free while training his clients all over the world, including Toronto, Calgary and Europe. Most trainers use tablets or phones. Ryan has intellectual property around his custom software stating he is the first trainer to use Google Glasses as an effective tool for on-line training. So, in a nutshell, he can train you in person at his gym, located at 105-1979 Windsor Rd., while training with your friend on the other side of the world. It’s almost like they are working out with you in person. www.IdolFit.com or call250-575-6587

Raymond Keen is on the move. With the majority of his clients’ investments situated in the Vernon area, he has now joined RE/MAX Commercial Solutions in Vernon. If you have residential investment property to lease or are looking for rental accommodation, he can be contacted at Raymond@globalwestcommercial.com or 250-212-1611.

The new executive of the Orchard Valley Quilters’ Guild for 2014/15 is Bonnie Rankin (president), Dianne Kapty (vice-president), Marie Genereux (secretary), Margo Ross (treasurer) and Marian Grimwood (past-president). For the 12 months ending Aug. 31, the Guild and its members donated 300 quilts to various groups including KGH preemies, Cancer Centre, Cancer Lodge, Hospice, RCMP, Rotoplast and Kelowna Food Bank. The Guild meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall and the third Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are welcome as are new members www.kelownaquilts.com

Big thanks to Shaun Kohet of Staples in Dilworth for his excellent customer service.

The finalists of the Greater Westside Board of Trade Key Business Awards are: AMC Tours, Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel & Suites, Chase Office Interiors, Dogwood Nursery, Fender’s Automotive Center, Fifth Avenue Auto, First College, Holroyd Family Chiropractic, Mountain Valley Farm, Paynters Fruit Market, Postnet, Sanctuary Gardens, The Cove Lakeside Resort, UK Trades and Ultimate Hockey and Skate and Westside School of Tae Kwon Do.

The Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast is only two weeks away. It’s bigger and better than ever with more new sponsors coming on board and all the existing long-time sponsors going above and beyond. Matt Crowell of Get in the Loop, a first-time participate in the event, will be giving out $30 golf memberships to everyone who comes drives through and purchases a bag. Now the bag worth is going up and up. We will even be getting a visit from Mr. Coyote who will be welcoming everyone.

Andy and TJ of EZ ROCK 101.5 will be live, on the Ramada Hotel lot, right in front of Perkins. Ian and Christy of 99.9 SUN FM will be on Enterprise Way, so honk when you see them. I hear that they are really looking forward to being involved with the drive-thru for the first time.  Princess Auto will be putting some really great safety glasses in some of the bags and both Laura and Melanie Lyne will have some goodies for the ladies. Someone will win a beautiful Sleep Country basket full of goodies, for what else—sleeping!  And, our course, there will be treats for your pets that come thru the Drive-Thru, from Purina. Caramoomel will have some goodies in some of the bags.

Not sure if you have seen the poster and advertising for the event. Colleen Brown of Westkey Graphics did a tremendous job. Ash Burnell of Sun Valley Window Cleaners will be donating some window cleaning—who could not use that? Creative Mortgage has come on board with some gift certificates, and keep your eyes open for the wonderful clip of the Drive-Thru that Shaw TV did last week which will be aired soon.

Remember, we now have a walk-up line in front of the hotel in front of Perkins and there are also going to be some pretty Skookum bags for kids this year. Rena Krell at MacDonald’s dropped off a whole whack of neat kid’s stuff and gift certificates for the kid’s bags.  Remember to come into the Ramada off Enterprise Way where the fun begins. The legal beagles will be washing your windows again, with the help of Westside Warriors.  You will be seeing me in my pajamas going from one end of the hotel to the other in Erwin Egert’s Carts Plus Golf Cart that he generously donates to us every year. All monies raised stay right here in our community and not one cent of this entire event goes to any administration costs. Please open your hearts and your wallets.

Born to Birth Maternity and Wellness is owned by Christy Phillips who is a certified HypnoBirthing Child Birth Educator. Christy offers a confident approach to a safer, easier and more comfortable birth in your home or hospital. She is offering a six week course on HypnoBirthing starting Sept. 28. Visit www.borntobirth.ca or call 250-808-6321 or Christy@borntobirth.ca.

Get to Know International UnConference is Oct. 4. The event will feature young artist presentations that convey powerful environmental ideas and provide you with a chance to meet passionate and talented youth from across North America. The art forms range from music videos, interpretive dances and documentaries to painting series, sculptures and dress-making. The free presentations event is Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UBC Okanagan campus theatre. The audience will get a chance to vote for their favourite projects. The Mayor’s Enviro-Art Banquet will take place that evening at the Capri Hotel, featuring a presentation by world-renowned photographer and wildlife biologist Dr. Gordon Court and Vinnie the Peregrine Falcon, plus the work of several local environmental artists, a live auction with works of Robert Wyland and Robert Bateman and a presentation of an inspiring environmental art project in Abbottsford. Go to www.Regonline.ca/2014unconference or call 250-980-3969.

Rider Cider is organizing a unique ride through East Kelowna to raise money and awareness for autism on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event finishes at the Bottega in East Kelowna and encourages riders of all levels to plan their routes and visit as many wineries within the allotted time. There will also be fun ‘Amazing Race’ type challenges along the way that will provide participants with time deduction bonuses. It’s going to be a lot of fun with dinner catered by Urban Fare, live entertainment, complimentary ciders, prizes and a silent auction. Register at www.facebook.com/ridercider.

Women Curlers past and present are invited to join the kick-off season with a wine and cheese opener on Oct. 9 at the Kelowna Curling Club from 1 to 3 p.m. The Kelowna Afternoon Ladies Curling Club begins each session with a coaching clinic, followed by some fun curling and then a social. This is a relaxed, fun league for women of all ages and abilities who want winter activity with free equipment rental for those just starting out. For more info call 250-762-3112 or info@kelownacurling.com

The Rutland United Church is hosting a fund raising pasta dinner and dance on Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. featuring The Dreamland Band with guest vocalists Robert Fine and Alisa Parker. Call 250-765-5141 or Garry at 250-765-6787 for tickets.

Westbank and West Kelowna Culture Days has more than 70 artists displaying their works, holding workshops and conducting demonstrations in over 40 businesses from Sept. 26 to 28. You can learn how to play the harmonica, participate in some basic nsyilxcen language lessons, get a henna tattoo or just have a cup of organic coffee. Visit westsideculturedays.com or, if you would like to participate as an artist or business, call Melissa at 250-768-0230 or info@westsideculturedays.com

The Great Canadian Bacon Chase on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 9 to noon is a 5 km scurry or a half kilometre saunter with unlimited bacon along the way. Supporting Inn from the Cold Kelowna, and sponsored by Reid and Associates and the BC Pork Association, the Pig Pen is located at Michaelbrook Golf Course. Cost ranges from $5 to $40 (Kids to VIP) and it’s all about bacon. For more info or to sign up visit www.planfirst.ca/baconchase or call Kevin Lavigne at 250-860-6464.

Birthdays of the week:

Happy 60th Beverley Orr (Sept. 22); Charlie Styles, Daily Courier (Sept. 26); Jonathan Wright, Havana Room (Sept. 21); Susan Downey, TAC Solutions (Sept. 24); Doug Mills, Ramada Hotel (Sept. 25); Don Harrison (Sept. 27); Penny Caley (Sept. 28); Dorothy Donaldson (Sept. 28); Barry Gibbs, Phoenix, AZ (Sept.28); Betty Kerluke (Sept. 29); Irene Wilkinson, The Mortgage Centre (Sept. 29).

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