Trout Waters Fly & Tackle has moved to new premises at 101-2340 Highway 97, next to the Enterprise Way firehall.
Initially started by Savas Koutsantonis in 1995 in West Kelowna, Nick Pace joined Trout Waters and became a business partner in 2003. Formerly on Enterprise Way, the duo have now moved into new 3,300 square-foot premises with six employees. Trout Waters specializes in all types of fishing equipment, from fly fishing to salmon fishing. The store also offers small watercraft, including kick boats, pontoon boats, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Trout Waters has a great selection of boating accessories along with outdoor and travel clothing and mustang PFDs. Trout Waters is also Kelowna’s only Patagonia’s outdoor clothing store. The grand opening is Friday, April 26, to Sunday April 28,with the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27.Watch for lots of door prizes and great opening specials. Call 250-860-2262.
Jim Paterson, with the City of Kelowna, and Jennifer Robins, of CIBC are the two new co-chairs for the 2013 United Way Campaign.
Fezziwigs Bakery and Café has opened a third location at 101-2365 Gordon Dr. in Guisachan Village, next to Paul’s Produce. Owned and operated by Colin and Ann Broomfield, they opened their first location at 15-605 KLO Rd. (next to TD/Canada Trust in the Mission Park Shopping Centre) and then opened a second location at Okanagan College. The new location will include seating for 28 and will be open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fezziwigs serves in-house homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods from their bakery at the KLO location. Outside catering is also available. Call 250-861-8659; www.fezziwigs.ca.
Karen Hawes, assistant vice-president, human resources for Interior Savings, has been promoted to vice-president, human resources. Hawes was also the president of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for two terms.
Dinah Druitt, long-time employee and manager of Home Style Cleaners for 15 years, has purchased the business and renamed it Dinah’s Cleaners. Located at 172 Asher Rd. in Rutland, Tuesday is Seniors Day, (age 50 plus) with 30 per cent off and a new owner introductory special of three items cleaned for the price of two. Call 250-765-6669.
A new pharmacy, Prescription Health Studio (Medicine Centre), has opened at 540 West Ave. in Kelowna (same building as Venus Eyewear). Owned and operated by Ester Simmons-Foot, this pharmacy specializes in patient and client care. Their pharmacist provides clients with a medication review to ensure they are provided with accurate and safe advice. The pharmacy strives to educate their clients and support them to live a healthy lifestyle. It has also started a walking group on Saturdays at 9 a.m. for one-half hour to help patients be healthy and meet other health conscious people. The pharmacy also carries carry a broad range of medical grade healthcare, beauty and professional products such as AOR, Metagenics, Thorne Research and Douglas Labs. The products are not carried in regular pharmacies or vitamin stores. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Call 778-478-1303; email@example.com.
Janice (Jan) Fearn, formerly of Sears Travel, is now working part-time for Maritime Travel at 109-1912 Enterprise Way (Mill Creek Crossing) with branch manager Sally Heinrick and Natasha Koenig. With more than 30 years in the travel industry, Fearn has just spent three months travelling extensively in Italy and England. Call 250-860-0633; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been asked to recall some of their wines due to labeling concerns. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the wine, says Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill, it was just the labeling. The wine is labeled as organic and the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society, their certifiers have determined these wines are not eligible for organic wine label designation. It was because of the yeast they have been using for the past several years. The wine will be relabelled to read “made with organic grapes” rather than organic wine and will be re-released. There is no need to return the wine as there is nothing wrong with the product. For more info go to www.summerhill.bc.ca.
Tracey Cochrane, owner of Points West Audio Visual, has a new product line of acoustic panels. These are great for classrooms, gyms, dog kennels, salons, restaurants and anywhere where the noise echoes and areas that have excessive reverberation. Points West now offers an affordable permanent acoustic solution with their new panels, with samples of the panels in their demo rooms at 8-1905 Evergreen Crt. Call 250-861-5424; www.pointswestav.com.
Goodbye Graffiti, owned and operated by Jeff and Sharon Smith, is a large graffiti removal contractor in Canada. They are a franchise company which has 14 locations across Canada with the majority of their work performed for city contracts, large corporations (Hydro, SNC Lavalin), banks, malls, property management companies and private business owners. Rather than offering a simply reactive service, the company has developed a monthly program, known as the Ever-Clean Program. This program was developed for customers that have problems with repeat graffiti for a monthly cost. Goodbye Graffiti will visit a site weekly and remove all graffiti on that site. Also included with this program are unlimited call-outs for additional graffiti at no extra charge and monthly service summaries with pictures are sent via email. In addition to the program, the company has also developed their own line of proprietary graffiti removal products which allows them to remove graffiti from any surface with zero damage to the substrate. They have also developed a sacrificial coating which makes it much easier to remove graffiti of porous substrates. Call 250-491-4555;www.goodbyegraffiti.com.
Last December, I wrote about the new LacQit One Stop Gel Polish Kits for use in your own home, launched by local owner and founder Nanci Spencer. Only taking about 10 minutes, the kits have everything you need to do about 30 gel polish manicures. Spencer’s company has gone a long way since then, being featured in the May, 2013 Edition of the Flare Canada Fashion Magazine. In this edition, Flair also included a special Mani-Pedi Bonus Edition called “Nails, Nails, Nails—Spring’s Top Mani Tricks,” Featured on page seven of the inserted addition is an article about LacQit and Spencer being one of Flare’s Pick’s.
Had a chat with Rob Horner, owner of Treehouse Interiors at 1901 Windsor Rd., regarding their major renovations, which were started in mid-January. They are adding a second floor, which will enhance the space with an additional 7,000 to 8,000 square feet and an elevator for access to the second level. They anticipate the renovation will be complete in about three to four weeks. Treehouse Interiors has remained open during the entire renovation. Call 250-860-2338.
The next Uptown Rutland Business Association After Hours meeting is Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the new Valley First Credit Union, 101-110 Rutland Rd. Food will be provided by TAKI Japanese Grill and wine provided by Gray Monk Winery. Call 250-451-9861.
Glenmore Gallery, owned and operated by John Kenzie, has relocated his gallery from the Glenmore Shopping Centre, where he was located for eight years, to his home-base at 175 Cariboo Rd., still in Glenmore. Kenzie has been doing framing for the past 20 years and was one of the first to have computerized mat cutting in the valley. He is still custom framing all aspects of art work, posters and prints, and has now added horoscope framing, which includes a good variety of any size, shape, colour, glass, fonts and wording. He stopped by to show me a few of the horoscope framing pieces and any of you horoscope buffs out there will really be impressed with his work. They are also a great gift idea, ranging anywhere from $10 to $50. Kenzie is still framing sports memorabilia and all sport card sets. He does dry mounting, laminating and canvas transfers. A monthly draw is being offered for a 16 x 20 Dailee mat cutting for all artists. He can supply the mats, glass and moulding. Call 250-860-7040;email@example.com.
Tree Brewing’s popular Dukes Apple Cider can now be purchased in 500 ml cans. The 375 ml format will continue from when it was launched in 2011. They have also put some of its other beers in the larger 500 ml cans.
Sensei Laser & Vein is a non-surgical medical cosmetic facility in West Kelowna sponsoring a Sensei-tional makeover contest and fundraiser for a charity of choice (to be revealed at the time of winning candidates announcements). They are looking for two contestants, one man and one woman, to be the lucky winners of a complete make-over to take part and change their life. Join them for a one year-long make-over journey where several professional service providers have joined them (Esteem Lingerie, Helen-Elizabeth Day Physiotherapy, West K Hair and Makeup Studio, Andres Electronics, Flaman Fitness and PostNet) to provide the winners a series of non-surgical procedures to enhance their already beautiful self. To get more info and to enter go to www.makeover.senseilaser.org.
Thanks to Brian Smith at Future Shop for his excellent service and help with some accessories for my iPad.
Like to write for Amazon? On April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ellis Street branch of the Kelowna Library, the Okanagan branch CAA presents Rod Power discussing his latest fantasy thriller, with free copies offered for review. No charge for members and $5 for non-members.
George Pringle Elementary in West Kelowna will host an Arts Infusion Open House open house on May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. This will show case a compilation of the arts including dance, theatre, music and visual arts. George Pringle is one or six school across B.C. that was selected to participate in a three-year journey to explore and implement arts integration in the classroom with professional artists. It was created by the 2010 Legacies Now Program with support from the Province of B.C. Register with Jessica Anjos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-870-5103-4060.
Dr. Gail Jewell will be at Bone Appetit, 2696 Pandosy St., on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a free at home pet first aid course as well as the removal of fleas and ticks. Call 250-868-0212.
The annual Gala Concert hosted by the Kiwanis Music Festival is Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m., at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Enjoy a sampling of a host of different aged students performing in various disciplines. Tickets available at the Festival Office, Kelowna Music School, Wentworth Music, World of Music, Paramount Music or at the door. Call 250-860-5033.
Birthdays of the week: Happy 55th, Mary Clark (April 23); happy 13th Ava Durrell, KLO School (April 27); Myrna Telford, (April 25); Alan Dolman (April 25); Hermina Klajnsek, Ramada Hotel (April 25); both Phyllis and Con Litz (April 27); Chuck Dixon (April 27); Carol Glenn (Apr. 27); lawyer Ron Labossiere, (April 28); Richard Erickson (April 28); Dave MacLean, MacLean Group (April 29); Jim Hedman (April 29); Harry Grossmith (May 1).