Celebrating a 10th anniversary in business this week is the O Spa at 108-1912 Enterprise Way.
Owned and operated by Pattie and Ulli Onsorge, the shop offers the global skin care lines of Luzern, Comfort Zone and Glimpse, exclusive to O Spa in the valley. Their newest product is a facial treatment by Luzern Laboratories called Oxygen Dermal Rejuvenation. Used by celebrities, spas, dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide, Luzern’s pure blue 02 infuses pure medical grade oxygen and a proprietary complex throughout the epidermis to achieve skin rejuvenation at a cellular level. Your skin is left looking fresh, flawless and absolutely glowing. The oxygen facials enhance skin health and radiance by improving cellular detoxification, accelerating derma collagen production, assisting cells in using water and nutrients more effectively, reducing redness, inflammation and acne-causing bacteria. I had the pleasure of a treatment and it was absolutely wonderful. They also carry the exclusive line of Alessandro hand and foot care products. Call 250-712-1112.
Tim Dekker, recently relocating from Red Deer, is the new regional managing partner and executive vice-president in B.C. for Meyers Norris Penny LLP, Chartered Accountants, 600 -1628 Dickson Ave. Call 250-763-8919; www.mnp.ca.
Local Kelowna athletes Brent McMahon and William Dean will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. McMahon, a past elite champion of the Kelowna Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon, will represent Canada in the triathlon while Dean is in the Men’s Rowing 4.
Zellers Restaurant is closing on July 7. In light of this, Donna Barnett, manager of The Bay Kelowna Restaurant (Café Bon Appetit), has reached out to invite all former Zellers customers to try Café Bon Appetit. Starting July 9, the restaurant will be opening at 8 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and also offer a brunch starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Café Bon Appetit is located on the main floor of The Bay, with both an outside and inside entrance next to the men’s shoe department. Darla Strutt is the new general manager of The Bay Kelowna. Call 250-860-2483.
Accelerate Okanagan CEO Jeff Keen has announced that a co-working game development space is now open for business at the Kelowna Innovation Centre, 1405 St. Paul St. The Accelerate Okanagan Game Lab is a fully furnished open-concept space offering Internet access, private meeting rooms and a fully equipped lounge and kitchen. The shared environment will provide developers the opportunity to collaborate on projects, engage with like-minded people and gain access to other technology entrepreneurs and early stage technology companies. Call 250-870-9028; www.accelerateokanagan.com.
Kit Polley is the new account representative for Okanagan Map Guides, a 22-year-old locally owned publication. Polley started in sales with CKOV/CJOV in 1974. He then opened Ortho Sleep Centre in Dilworth Centre, later expanding to Vernon and Kamloops. He then worked for CKIQ, Shaw Televisual, Castanet, Auto RV World Publication and RVT.com working in sales. John Caetano is the publisher of the guide, which distributes 325,000 copies of the Kelowna Guide, 125,000 of the Vernon Guide, 90,000 West Kelowna/Peachland and 50,000 Big White. The map guide is also distributed to more than 1,000 locations in the valley as well as across Western Canada and Washington State.
Paola Turner’s Zia’s Italian Fine Foods, 1913 Kent Rd., now carries artisan gelato. Some of the 12 flavours are Nutella, tiramisu, spumoni, Oero and hazelnut, along with lime, lemon and strawberry sorbetto. Call 250-763-01040.
Monica McParland has joined the team at Pushor Mitchell LLP working in the areas of criminal law and general civil litigation. Her years in the legal sector include previous years working for other law firms and working as counsel for Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Call 250-869-1120.
The Travellodge, at 1627 Abbott St., has been renamed The Abbott Villa on the Lake. Rita Pluta is the general manager.
Colleen O’Hare has won the Qilak Award, the inaugural Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Outreach and Communication Award for making astronomy understandable and approachable for the public. O’Hare is the outreach director for the society.
Intrigue Wines in Lake Country at 2291 Goldie Rd. (off Highway 97) has opened a new wine shop and tasting room. Partners Roger and Jillian Wong and Ross and Geri Davis offer a portfolio of six wines, including their award winning and hugely popular Focus Riesling and Gewurtztraminer. Corey Zieske is the wine shop manager. Open Monday to Sunday. Call 1-877-474-3754; www.intriguewines.ca.
Received a note from SOPA Square stating that one-third of their homes have sold. The development has created two new townhome floor plans that can be viewed at 3013 Pandosy St. The commercial retailers in the project are to open their doors in October 2012 and the lifestyle homes will be ready to move into in 2013. Call 250-762-5818.
Happy 46th anniversary to Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray and his wife Doreen (July 2).
RFind Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of its business by the Trapeze Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. CEO of RFind, Sharon Barnes, states that the combination of their product offering with Trapeze makes this an all-around win for their customers, their employees and the passenger transport industry. Call 250-862-3412; email@example.com.
After 33 years, Dejong Printing Ltd. has changed its name to nexGen Grafix Inc. to better reflect their industry leading nature. Doug Cater is the district manager, based in Kelowna. Call 250-470-2210; dougcater@nexGenGrafix.com.
Big thanks to server Yaana Smith at the Kelowna Yacht Club for making our Canada Day a great experience. Speaking of Canada Day, I think that the display of Canada Day fireworks was one of the best we have ever seen. We thoroughly enjoyed the Kelowna Pops Orchestra, hosted by the Kelowna Canada Day Concerts Society with Maestro Leonard Camplin, conducting. Mark it in your calendar for next year—you won’t want to miss it.
Congrats to Rob Mudge, Glenn Paley, Ryan Pellett, John Pinoli, Peter Stantic and Lou Wilde who earned a Sustainability Award for Canada’s first green fire truck.
Everyone is welcome to the 50th anniversary of Village at Mill Creek (formerly Still Waters Private Hospital) on July 12, celebrating with an afternoon of fun and a classic car show from 1 to 4 p.m. In 1957, Rev. Joseph Kornalewski and his wife Adele built a residence on Pandosy Street that housed 14 people who needed assistance. In 1962, they built Still Waters Private Hospital and welcomed 13 residents. In 1965, Rev. Kornalewski died suddenly and the family went ahead with another building, the Joseph Benjamin Residence, to honour his memory. Over the years, many upgrades have been made to Still Waters eventually leading to the original building replaced by Village at Mill Creek. The new building was built in phases; Joseph Benjamin Residence (2004, 50 suites); Chandler Residence (2007, 96 beds) and lastly Sutherland Residence (2008, 46 suites). The neat thing is that Kornalewski’s wife, Adele Northan, is presently living in Sutherland Residence.
Congrats to millwright Henry Kohout and operators Mike Humes and Mark Casler, who each brought home trophies from operator challenge events at the B.C. Wastewater Association’s annual conference.
The Kelowna Airport’s fire chief Neil Booth is celebrating over 30 years of service. Born and raised in Kelowna, Booth started with the Ellison Volunteer Fire Department in the 1980s when it was created. He was hired at YLW as an airport firefighter in 1990 and in April 2009, he was appointed as airport fire chief.
Lukas Bichler, assistant professor of engineering at UBC Okanagan, has received The Brimacombe Award, a national award given by the Metallurgy and Materials Society to young achievers who bring people together to collaborate on innovative research and significantly advance research in the field of materials science.
Last April, Rick Pogue filled a steel container with new and used baseball gloves, bats, balls and children’s clothing that was shipped to the poorest area of southeast Cuba, which took four months to get there. Pogue is again seeking donations for another container to be shipped in 2013. If you have any of the mentioned items, contact him at 250-864-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps after ball season there might be an abundance of good used equipment that will no longer be needed and could be donated.
The Caribbean Festival is July 21, from 1 to 8 p.m., in City Park. This free event will be filled with Caribbean and reggae music, live band performances, lessons on Caribbean dance, hair braiding, face painting, food booths, and entertainment suitable for the entire family. The festival is hosted by The House of the Caribbean Food Supply, 557 Bernard Ave., owned and operated by Jack Taylor and Melinda Berenyi and the Caribbean community. If you would like to sponsor or participate in this event, call 250-575-6251 or 778-484-5520.
The classic stage production of My Fair Lady opens July 18 and plays until Aug. 4 at the Kelowna Actors Studio. Register now for summer classes and fall performance troupe including rent, Sleeping Beauty, Make a GLEE Music Video, Fiddler on the Roof and more. Full day summer camps with lunch are also available for ages 3 to 18. Call 250-862-2867.
The Uptown Rutland Business Association will host Art at the Roxby Outdoor Art Gallery every weekend throughout the summer from June 30 to Aug. 26 at the Roxby Plaza in Rutland. Art at the Roxby is a unique event that is not currently offered anywhere else in the city. The ooutdoor gallery is open to the public, displaying a wide range of mediums from local artists, and providing an existing opportunity for artists not only to display and sell their work, but also to put on workshops and demonstrations, while bringing art and culture to Rutland.
Birthdays of the week: Happy 70th Garry Ford (July 6); happy 30th Crystal Fields, Metro Laundry (July 2); Cam Dick (July 5); Ian Robertson, Kelowna Springs (July 5); Gladys McCulloch (July 5); Dennis Gerace (July 7); John Walker (July 7); Donna Good (July 10); Sherry Huva, my niece, (July 10); and Shirley Hutt (July 10).