A new T-Bones Fresh Meal Market has opened at 104-4624 Lakeshore Rd. at the corner of Lakeshore and Collett.
Owned and operated by Sherri LaRush and Tanner Ulveland, the market is chock-full of all kinds and cuts of fresh beef, poultry, seafood, pork, including sausage and bacon along with gluten free and organic options. There is also some fresh dessert items, including those delicious chocolate lava cakes. New to this T-Bones store only is a huge cheese island and live herb wall. You can also pick up meat pies, specialty veggie items for the grill or comfort foods like Texas style garlic toast, beer battered onion rings or yam fries. The shop atmosphere is bright and inviting with many staff to help you. A new Quality Greens Farm Market will open right next door to T-Bones on Oct. 5.
Ian Morden, former estate director of Cloudy Bay Vineyards, which is part of the LVMH Group in New Zealand, has been appointed the new managing director of Mission Hill Family Estate. Morden will also assume responsibility for the von Mandl Family’s extensive Sebastian Farms Vineyard Estates, which grow up to 95 per cent of Mission Hill’s grapes and are leaders in the viticulture research in the Okanagan Valley, focused on cultivating excellence.
Gord Turner is celebrating his 25th anniversary of his home transformation business, Turner Renovation. The company tackles projects of all sizes, from single room updates to whole house transformations. Started as a one-man business, the company has grown to a full design/build renovation company, having refined their process to offer their client a worry-free renovation experience. All details from finishes and materials to the full project are defined and agreed upon prior to commencing the project. The company was a 2014 Tommie Award Winner. Call 250-469-9379; online gordturner.com.
The City of Kelowna’s new parade float “Spirit of the Lake” recently won the Best Outside The USA award at the Autumn Leaf Festival Parade in Leavenworth, Wash. This was also the first parade on the new float for our new Miss Kelowna royalty ambassadors. The next parade for our city float for Ogie will be Oct. 16 in Vancouver for the third annual Vancouver Halloween Parade. Clarence Johnson is our city float ambassador. New clinic, Pro-Active Physiotherapy has opened at Unit 628 -525 Highway 97S in West Kelowna, opposite Extreme Landmark Theatre. The clinic is owned and operated by physiotherapists Jenn Flaman and Marie Dick, who have been practicing in West Kelowna for a combined 20 years and were formerly with Lifemark (Pinnacle). Pro-Active specializes in all traditional sports injury, acupuncture and IMS, along with vestibular treatment (vertigo). They work with ICBC and Work Safe claims and offer direct billing to third party insurers for the patient’s convenience. On-line booking is offered online at proactivephysiotherapy.ca or call 778-755-6688.
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award finalists for 2016 are: BNA Eatery & Brewery, Intraline Canada Inc., Stikshen Inc. (Rising Star); Ecoscape Environment Consultants, Highstreet Ventures, i-sight Optometry, Touchstone Law Group LLP (Small Business); Associated Property Management, Diversified Rehabilitation Group, Venture Academy (Mid-Size Business); Two Hat/Community Sift, Mamas for Mamas, Urban Matters CCC (Social Entrepreneurship); Rachel Clarida, William Walczak, Ariele Parker (Young Entrepreneur of the Year); Ogo Car Share, Evergreen Building Maintenance (Sustainability); Gray Monk Estate Winery, Let’s Go Transportation, The Harvest Golf Club (Hospitality & Tourism); Csek Creative + Pulse, Fortune Marketing Inc., Hiilite (Marketer of the Year); AAA Internet Publishing, Cape Communications, Lighthouse Chiropractic (Technology/Innovation); Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd., Northside Industries, Sun-Rype Products Ltd.(Large Business). The Business Leader of the Year Award will be released one week preceding the awards, which will be handed out at a gala banquet on Oct. 13 at the Delta Grand conference centre.
The contact number for Pro Motion Clinic, the new state-of-the-art sports chiropractic and massage therapy clinic is 236-420-0660. Take note that 236 is a new area code for Central Okanagan.
Who doesn’t like trivia? The Rotary Club of Kelowna-Okanagan Mission will host the 6th annual Octoberfest in Trivia on Sunday, Oct.16, at the Creekside Pub, 3929 Lakeshore Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. It’s a fun filled evening with lots of authentic Bavarian food, coffee and dessert. There is a live and silent auction and of course, trivia and prizes. All this for only $40/person. For tickets call Lois Serwa at 250-862-9048 or any Okanagan Mission Rotarian.
The Wardrobe Boutique, owned and operated by Laura-Ann Kavanagh, located at 2987 Pandosy St. in Kelowna’s Pandosy Village, marks 15 years in business this year. The shop has evolved over the years from its early days as a consignment shop specializing in vintage and contemporary clothing. Eventually, the new items took over the floor space with clothing from Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Four years ago the store reinvented itself carrying only new clothing, footwear and accessories. Their roots are still in the Canadian vintage inspired environmental and vegan labels of Cherry Velvet from Vancouver and Stop Sharing Vintage reproductions form L.A. Their vegan and recycled brands such as Matt and Nat Handbags and footwear keep them true to their core values. Every handbag is made from recycled water bottles. To celebrate, The Wardrobe will be offering 15 to 50 per cent off the entire shop from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 with door prizes, treats and a grand prize Matt and Nat Handbag draw. Call 250-763-6668; online thewardrobeboutique.ca.
Long-time hair stylist and salon owner Sherry Barton, of Vivid Hair salon, has just returned from the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) Hair World competitions in Paris, France where she was an OMC Hair World Competition Judge. Sherry was only one of two judges from B.C. Canada received several competition medals, including several gold medals. Sherry has had the privilege of judging four world hair competitions of the 2016 Europe Cup. Call 250-215-8227.
Kelowna-based tech company CoreHealth Technologies was named Best Corporate Wellness Platform by UK-publisher CV Magazine as part of their 2016 Innovator Awards. Founded in 2004 by Anne Marie Kirby and Jeff Van Dyk, CoreHealth’s platform serves more than two million employees worldwide in multiple languages. The platform is used by corporate wellness companies, insurers, benefits brokers, employee assistance providers and human resources consulting firms, including medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
The Maxine DeHart-United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast is fast approaching, taking place Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 a.m. You will be happy this year to find Dairyland yogurt (Saputo) in your breakfast bags. New sponsor Let’s Go Transportation owned and operated by Fabio Santana has dropped off complimentary shuttle rides to/from the Kelowna Airport. You might be lucky enough to find an Orchard Park gift card in your bag, as they have been huge sponsors of the drive-thru for many years. The Hudson’s Bay will also be donating gift certificates as they have for many years. Legal beagle Ron Labossiere and the team of local lawyers will be out in full force again to wash your windows. Last year, they had help from the West Kelowna Warriors. You will find great deals from Arby’s on Harvey Avenue in your bag. Manager Rob Belanger has been a huge supporter since day one. One thing you will certainly see is the portable sign donated every year by Brad Campeau of Okanagan Portable Sign Rentals that will be in front of the Ramada Hotel on Harvey Avenue, advertising the Drive-Thru breakfast and also the total of monies raised during the three hour event. See you on Oct. 13 and thank you for your support. All money raised stays right here in our community. If you would like to donate, please call me at 250-862-7662.
Julie Masi will host a Winnipeg Social for Peggers at the East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Rd., from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Julia moved here 13 years ago and hosted this event two years ago with an excellent turnout. As well as great music and dancing, it will be an evening of storytelling with a prize for the best Winnipeg story, 50/50 draw and late night snacks with Winnipeg social food. She will be singing with her partner Steve Soucy who plays the piano in a duo they call Le Mo Nay. Proceeds are going to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of her late husband Agostino Masi. For tickets call 250-808-5605.
The Lonely Hearts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to help eradicate homelessness in our community. The foundation will host an event Nov. 12 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, with music by the Gumbo Square Band and jazz, soul and R&B performed by musicians from around the world. Their plan is open and maintain a centre for those less fortunate who need assistance in being integrated back into society. This is not a drop-in centre, rather a step-by-step program that would require a written commitment form any individual who wants to enter into an agreement to better their life. Call 250-768-4189; online firstname.lastname@example.org.
The URBA Scarecrow Festival is Sunday, Oct. 2, at Lions Park (behind Plaza 33), from noon to 4 p.m. Free fun for the entire family.
Kelowna Community Concert Association annual general meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Kelowna Curling Club, 10 a.m. Attend if you are interested in joining. Call Sue MacDonald at 778-484-0548
Birthdays of the week: Happy 65th Steve Jarvis (Sept. 30); Lambert Schmalz (Sept. 28); Penny Caley (Sept. 28); Barry Gibbs (Sept. 28); Dorothy Donaldson (Sept. 28); Gerri Grainger (Sept. 28); Betty Casey (Sept. 29); Irene Wilkinson (Sept. 29); Ruth Hill (Oct. 1); Susie Docherty (Oct. 1); Teresa May (Oct. 1); Lorene Charlton (Oct. 2); Marlene Saumure (Oct. 2); Lenetta Parry (Oct. 3); Roy Sommerey (Oct. 3); Ken Wilson, oldest racquetball player in Canada (Today, Oct. 4); Tammi Van Wilde Rode (Oct. 2).