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I was very sad to hear about a long-time friend who resided in Saskatoon and passed away at the age of 59 from cancer. Denise Martin and I shared many good times in Kelowna way back in the 1970’s until she moved to Saskatoon. Personal condolences to her family in Kelowna Georges and Liliane Colpron.
Lakeview Market on Pandosy and KLO is celebrating 66 years in business. They will be offering fabulous anniversary specials from May 28 - June 10. The store has a great bakery, exceptional meat department, produce department which is supported by local growers produce and many local confectionary products. The store has been in their present location for over 30 years, after building the new store right beside the old one in the parking lot. I still remember my mother-in-law Mary DeHart for years signing a charge card for her groceries. We kept that account in her honour for several years after she passed away, remembering how much she enjoyed shopping at Lakeview. The store is still owned by original owner Barbara Jones (Bill Jones, deceased) and is managed by general manager Ed Desjardins who has been with the company for over 32 years and assistant store manager Chris MacKelden. Lakeview Market has a long history of long-time employees including Ed’s mother Shirley Desjardins (32 years). Barb Farris (32 years) and Doris Just (24 years), along with baker Rory Taylor and butcher Brad Sackville in the meat department.
Jumbo Pizza located at unit 112-2189 Springfield Road (Next to the Shell Station) is opening this Saturday. Owned and operated by Tejpal Randhawa and Inderjit Chima, this is the third successful Jumbo Pizza to open in B.C. with one in Chilliwack and the other located in Cloverdale. Their pizza crust is homemade on premise and they also offer Tandoori chicken, wings and samosas. Inderjit has over 10 years’ experience in the pizza industry. You can eat in, take out or have your order delivered. They will host their grand opening on Saturday, June 2 and are open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and until late on Friday and Saturday. Call 250-860-2030.
Mike McGuire has started “Cascade Mobile Pressure Washing” providing pressure washing and exterior cleaning services in the Okanagan. They service residential, commercial, real estate, restaurants, gas stations, retail shopping centers and strata based properties. The pressure washing services are utilized to maintain properties from dirt, grime, mildew, moss, algae, oxidation, loose debris, oil, grease, gum and graffiti. He operates top quality commercial grade hot and cold water pressure washers and uses only 100 per cent non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning agents. All work is performed during hours that least disrupts the daily operation of your residential or commercial property. Mike is fully licensed, insured and WCB covered with over 14 years’ experience in the industry. Some of the services provided are home exterior siding, driveways/sidewalks/parades/, roof moss, decks/patios/fences/ RV’s and boats, store fronts, loading bays and construction clean up. Call 250-300-0717. www.cascadewash.com
Kevin Kothlow is the new owner/operator of MarketPlace IGA in Glenmore, already owning both the Lake Country MarketPlace IGA since December 2203 and the Enderby MarketPlace IGA since September 2010. He was selected as the BC – IGA Retailer of the year for 2009 and then went on to be selected as International Retailer of the Year for 2009. In the Glenmore store he has already added an “olive bar”, a large selection of gluten free and organic products as well as a large line of in-store baked rustic breads. He is pleased to provide grocery delivery service to those who cannot get into the store to see the new and exciting changes. Drop in and meet Kevin and experience the many great changes he is currently working on and others that will be happening in the near future. Call 250-868-3009
Thousands turned out to watch the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade, an annual spectacle involving floats, other entries and plenty of horses. Congrat’s to Kelowna on winning the 2012 category “Floats – Non-Profit, City of Kelowna - Spirit of the Lake” Award.
Tons of people are still asking me “Where is the new Wok Inn Restaurant”? Formerly on Lakeshore Road, Ronic and Annie Kwong have opened the new Wok Inn at 183 Highway 33 East in Rutland (former Granada Bakery). The restaurant is larger, brighter and has great parking. The food, as always, is fantastic. They serve Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine with zero trans-fat and no hydrogenated oil. Delivery is free with a minimum of $30 order within 5km. Open 11:30 a.m. until late evening. (Closed Tuesdays). Call 250-765-8829.
Talk about huge toys, and lots of inventory, Western R.V. Country has opened at 2576 Hwy. 97N in the former Parkland R.V. and Auto Centre Owned by Alberta based businessman Bruce Urban, who also incidentally owns the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Team, the local general manager is Marvin Anderson and Sherri Anderson is the company’s business manager. The Western R.V. lot is full of all kinds of motorhomes and trailers including brands such as Sabre, Puma Torque and Flagstaff. Now with eight locations, the company has access to an enormous inventory of over 2,000 units, the Kelowna outlet being their first in B.C. They also offer a huge selection of Iron Horse and Von Dutch Choppers, which are one of a kind and the largest dealership in Canada for these brands. Western R.V. is very cognizant of the former Parklane customers and offers everything the same for those existing customers. If you have some browse time, drop into the lot and take a look at the fabulous toys, including a monster truck that seats 12, the largest motorcycle in the world and a monster truck that is fit with a fifth wheel, which Marvin built. Marvin formerly raced monster trucks for a living, so if you are a bit on the wild side, drop in and have a chat with him. Call 250-860-78800.
Happy 60th Anniversary Frank and Dilys Singer (May 31). Well-known Kelowna residents Louise and Ted Thorpe (since deceased) stood up for them.
Louise and Craig Gonsalves are the new owners of Jacquie’s Kitchen Lake Country Store at Holiday Park Resort in Lake Country. They are open for breakie, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with specials nightly, homemade pizza, and are licensed. They cook all their own meats, including turkey and beef for their sandwiches. The store offers day to day confectionary items and food, lottery tickets, soft and hard ice cream, R.V. supplies, movie rentals and a kids section (toys). They have 28 seats inside and two patios. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and starting June 15 open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Call 250-766-3340
The United Way has a new 2012 Board of Directors. Executive committee is Alison Moscrop, Chair (CAP Mortgages); Bruce Olsen, Vice Chair (BMO-Bank of Montreal); Jared Bourne, Treasurer (MNP): Bob Brown, Past Chair (Canadian Western Bank). Returning Directors are Karen Erickson (Investors Group); James Paterson (Pushor Mitchell LLP); Carole Gordon (SD 23); Laura Myles (Farris Vaughn Wills LLP); Kevin Craig (Student); Siobhan McManus (BMO- GenNext rep); Greg McGowan (SOBLC Penticton). Newly appointed directors are Laura Thurnheer (Okanagan College); Brad Haugli (RCMP Penticton); Janet Lawrence, Salvation Army) and Andrew Pritchard (Coast Capri).
Wentworth Music is hoping to open doors to the future of music education in Canada. On June 2, twelve instructors from Wentworth in Kelowna and Vernon will be recognized for new qualifications never before offered in Canada. Previously, the only way students could get certification or grades was through classical exam boards. But no longer. They have brought in a new program called “Rockschool to Canada” where students can study Rock, Funk, Fusion, Latin and Heavy Metal in a structured way and receive the same qualifications in music as classical studies. It just took someone to put all the information together so it can be related the same way as the traditional methods. The Rockschool exam board has been in operation internationally for 20 years conducting studies and exams in Drums, Electric Guitar and Bass, Synthesizer as well as piano and voice. Noel Wentworth is the vice president of education at Wentworth Music. Call 250-860-2251 www.wentworthmusic.com
Are you a post or pre-transplant liver patient or a caregiver? If so, you are welcome to stop by Perkins Restaurant at the Ramada Hotel on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. for an informal get-together to meet others in similar situations. Call John at 250-862-2049
Congrat’s to Rob Reid and Stacy Hadden on their marriage May 26.
“A Healthier U” Expo is Saturday, June 2 at the Ramada Hotel on Harvey from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The trade show has over 50 products and services. Special guest speakers are Dr. Andrew Farquhar (Beating the Odds, an M/D/Consumers Approach and Lisa Koski, Diabetes Meal Planning with the Canadian Diabetes Association annual meeting at 2 p.m. Door prizes and door prizes. Call 250-9447 for more info or [email protected]
The Ride for Dad is June 10, bringing awareness for the fight against Prostate Cancer from Banner Recreation. You can pre-register at www.ridefordad.ca. The first 300 riders to register receive a free meal ticket and gift. Poker ride for prizes and try your luck to win the major prize of a Westjet flight. Everyone is welcome. Call Ron Wittenberg for more info at 250-769-2044.
If you like “all things Italian” the inaugural dinner and dance of the “Sons of Italy – Galileo Lodge” is Saturday, June 9 at the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club, 4041 Casorso Road. The Order of Sons of Italy opens it’s the 31st Lodge as Galileo Lodge Okanagan as a fraternal organization, making contributions to charities in our community. The Lodge participates in programs combating discrimination, racism and social injustice and promotes the Italian language and culture. The National president from Hamilton, Ontario will participate in the inaugural opening with an Italian dinner ($40). Tickets available at Mediterranean Market, Valoroso Foods, Zia’s Fine Foods or call Terri Calligaro at 250-764-1021 or Felicia Mauro at 250-864-1207.
Birthdays of the week – Kate Martin, RE/MAX (June 1); Dirtman (Dan McFarlane) Power 104/Q103 (June 1); Dr. Alex Canning (June 1); Donna Willms (June 3); Bruce Telford, Rotel Mgt. (June 4); TJ, morning gal, 101.5 EZ Rock (June 4); Bill Winters (June 4).