DeHart: St. Michael’s Cathederal to celebrate its centennial

What a great opportunity to see this spectacular building and enjoy the festivities.

In June1913

In June1913

In 1895 St. Michael and All Angels was the first Anglican Church to be built in Kelowna, at Queensway and Pandosy. In June, 1913, a new, larger stone church at the corner of Richter Street and Sutherland Avenue was dedicated. One hundred years later, it is celebrating the centennial of this event and The Very Rev. Nissa Basbaum and the congregation of St. Michael’s Cathedral is inviting the community to join in to celebrate the 100th birthday of the cathedral. The St. Michael’s Centennial Heritage Festival begins with two concerts; a choral concert on May 26 and a popular music/jazz/classical concert on May 31, both at 7 p.m. by donation only. On June 1, it will celebrate its Heritage Festival Day at St. Michael’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. open to the public. There will be something for everyone, including buskers, home-baked goods, refreshments, free hot-dogs, coffee, crafts, games, face-painting, heritage tours of the church, antique quilts, along with weaving and spinning demonstrations. What a great opportunity to see this spectacular building and enjoy the festivities. For more info call 250-763-3321 or

Laurel D’Andrea is the new executive director of the Uptown Rutland Business Association (URBA). Laurel will manage all day-to-day activities for the organization and direct its efforts as it moves into its fifth year as a member of the Business Improvement Association. She will work under the governance of the URBA board of directors, liaise with city officials and members, represent the needs and causes of Rutland businesses, facilitate and coordinate events and manage the organizations finances and human resources. The Uptown After Hours event will be Wednesday, June 5, from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, with a tailgate party theme. Crystal Hansen is the URBA president.

Kam Mann, major home fashion consultant, is back at The Bay in Kelowna after relocating back to Kelowna from The Bay in Vancouver. Everyone is happy to have him back.

Congratulations to David Walker, general manager of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club on receiving the SCOREGolf Club Manager of the Year Award. This award is presented by SCOREGolf Magazine to the candidate who is deemed worthy in the opinion of the Society annually. Criteria for the award is a successful golf club, performing well over an extended period at the club; well respected by club members, executive and fellow club managers; contribution to the game of golf and participation and contribution to the development of the club management profession. Call 250-762-2531 (203) or

Color Me Mine has relocated after the fire in their old location at 2-1470 Harvey Ave. to 1641 Commerce Ave. (behind Trail Appliances on Enterprise). Owners, Rob and Kerri Visnjak are happy to be in their new location, as their paint-it-yourself ceramic studio is all about the art of having fun. Here’s how it works. Step 1: Pick the ceramic piece you would like to paint; Step 2: Plan your one-of-a-kind design; Step 3: Select colors to paint with; Step 4: Have fun painting; Step 5: They glaze and fire it for you; Step 6: Pick up your finished piece in about seven days and enjoy. All finished pieces are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, with hundreds to choose from. Call 250-861-4FUN.

The Four Points Sheraton Airport Hotel is scheduled to open on June 22.

Eric Ledding has joined the litigation team of Hemmerling & Associates Law at 303-1726 Dolphin Avenue. He focuses on commercial and business litigation, collection proceedings, personal injury law and estate litigation. Call 250-448-7200.

Sad news. The Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary is closing the doors of its beloved General’s Snackery. Good news. It will re-open in a few months under a new name and design. The auxiliary is inviting all volunteers, past and present, and the staff at KGH, to join them on Thursday, May 30 at 1 p.m. for cake and coffee and the opportunity to reminisce and thank everyone for their service to the auxiliary. It will announce the new name and design by Heather Fowler of Fowler Interior Designs. The General’s Snackery celebrated 21 years of service to KGH and has raised thousands of dollars over the years, which has come back to the hospital in the form of medical equipment and will continue when the new venue opens. The new design and service will also complement the new heart and surgical building and enhance the look of the area where the new cath lab and pacemaker clinic will reside at KGH. Nancy Wells is the business enterprises manager for the auxiliary. Call 250-862-4300 (7497).

Saturday, May 25 marks the five-year anniversary of the opening of the Bill Bennett Bridge. In 2008, the Kelowna and District Stamp Club used that occasion to have a stamp printed. To commemorate this year’s anniversary, Peter Lepold, a member of the local stamp club designed a new postage stamp and postcard. Canada Post printed this new picture postage stamp which can be purchased through the Kelowna Stamp Club by calling Peter at 250-765-3502 or email

After 14 years of owning and operating Total Events, Gayle Voyer has taken on a new role as partnership specialist for Canadian Blood Services. Contact Gayle to get your company or group involved to help increase the blood donor base in the Interior. Call 250-448-4022 or or call 1-888-2-DONATE (6283) to book an appointment.

Long-time nail technician Traci Savel of Scruples Hair & Nail Design is a natural nail technician. She follows a single-use file policy, which means that your file is yours to take home or she will build you a kit for your next visit. Located downtown at 1566 Pandosy St., her signature complete pedicure service is $40 for 60 minutes and the express pedicure service is $25 for 30 minutes. Call 250-861-3848.

The election of directors for Sun-Rype for 2013 is as follows: Glen Clark, James Eccott, Merv Geen Michael Korenberg, James Pattison, Donald Selman and Douglas Souter, all serving one-year term terms. Dave McAnerney is the president and CEO of the company.

Whisk Cake Company, located at 203 Rutland Road North is Kelowna’s own “Cake Boss,” as well as the largest confectionary decorating supply store in the valley. Owned and operated by husband and wife Red Seal chef’s, Jon and Tanya Garratt, Whisk Cake Company designs scratch-made celebration cakes using only local, organic ingredients, with no pre-made box ingredients. They even have a 500-square-foot garden where they grow all of their berries used in the fillings. If you are looking to make your own confectionery treats, they have everything you need to make whatever you heart desires from chocolate, cakes, cupcakes and candy making with reasonable pricing. The entire planter of daffodils in the photo for the Canadian Cancer Society above is 100 per cent cake and icing, including the container, flowers and petals. Call 778-753-5678

Campion Marine has acquired Reinell and Bluewater Boats from Kal Kustom Enterprises. The Reinell brand will continue to be built with Campion Marine’s commitment to building boats and will market Reinell as a separate brand. For 40 years, Campion Marine has built boats with the highest degree of craftsmanship and innovation under the brand names of Allante sports boats and cruisers, Chase high performance, Explorer sport utility, SVFARA wake and surf tow boats and Infinyte alternative power. Campion Marine, with president Brock Elliott, will celebrate its 40 anniversary with the launch of its 2014 models on Sept. 1. It is one of Canada’s largest independent boat manufacturers. Call 250-765-7795 or

Congratulations to Ione Yeager on acing her third hole-in-one at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club on hole 9, 114 yards, last Saturday .

Trustee Lisa Cameron, on the Okanagan Regional Library Board and representing Lake Country, was acclaimed to the board of the B.C. Library Trustee Association, for a two-year term. Executive director Stephanie Hall has been elected to the board of the Association of B.C. Public Library Directors to the position of vice-chairwoman and chairwoman-elect.

Okanagan College is bestowing its highest honour on three local respected and innovative community leaders during its convocation ceremonies in June. Ernie Philip, an elder of the Little Shuswap Indian Band, Alan Gatzke of Gatzke Orchards in Oyama and Barry Lapointe of the Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies will be recognized as Honorary Fellows of the College for their contributions and leadership in the areas of cultural awareness, agricultural and aviation, respectively.

The Cabana Bar and Grille at 3799 Lakeshore Road is now open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays and is offering its new Sunday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $19.99. Some of the wonderful selections are seasonal fruit platter, breakfast pastries, scrambled eggs with the fixings, hickory smoked bacon, turkey breakfast sausages and my favourite, blueberry bread pudding. Call 250-763-1955.

On Sunday, May 26 things will be buzzing at Carlo’s Honey Farm from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 4329 Bedford Lane in South East Kelowna. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Helen Kennedy and Rick Apel, Bee Day is a date to build awareness about the importance of the honey bee industry. There will be bee hive viewing, guided farm and field tours, honey tasting, honey bee products as well as food, entertainment and fun.  Call 250-764-2883

The Kelowna Italian Club is hosting a dinner to enjoy the taste and culture of Italy on Saturday, May 25 at its clubhouse at 770 Lawrence Avenue. Call Joe for tickets at 250-878-3619.

Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP is now the new title sponsor of the BrainTrust Canada Brain Injury Conference being held June 13 and 14. It is now called the Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury. The conference also has a new location, being held at the UBC Okanagan campus and is open to the public.  It is an interactive learning experience for professionals, family caregivers and persons living with brain injury, bringing together national and international experts in the field of brain injury. For more info call Magda Kapp at 250-762-3233 or

Big thanks to Ryan Grassmick of Rona and Ingrid Firley of Pharmasave on Lakeshore Road (Satellite Pharmasave) for its help and excellent customer service. Most appreciated.

Birthdays of the week—Happy 90th Jake Runzer (May 24); Howie McHenry (May 22); Alan Tozer (May 23); Ken Harding (May 24); Don Shafer, Astral Media (May 25); Ron Mattiussi, City of Kelowna (May 25); Edward Burran (May 25); Ian Williamson (May 26); Marilyn Tyreman (May 27); Jeremy Harris (May 27); Rev. Fr. Andriy Werbowy (May 28); Richard Prowse (May 28); Ria York (May 28); Cindy Atkinson, Ramada Hotel (May 29).

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