In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at WelcometoKelowna.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination using the form to the left. Thank you, Kelowna!
In June 2001, Chantal Couture started Funktional, a retail store located on Bernard Avenue in the heart of Downtown Kelowna. They speicalize in unique, “funky” gifts, home decor, and accessories. You can find them at their website, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Funktional is an eclectic space, filled with the coolest offerings and their mandate has grown to include an enormous collection of local talent. Sometimes humorous, occasionally serious, and always interesting, their shop is filled to the brim with great products.
We asked Functional the questions below:
What is your mission?
Our mission is to share financially attainable, good looking, cool stuff with the people of Kelowna.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what would you like to win?
Best Gift Store in Kelowna
What 3 qualities do you feel that your business exemplifies?
What would you like to say to your employees?
We adore Anne-Marie. Employee of the Month!
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
That we have been operating for 11 years!
What other business/organizations in Kelowna would you recommend to others?
Bean Scene Coffee, Their coffee is locally roasted!
What is your favourite event in Kelowna?
Mission Hill Winery Concerts
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be?
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
You can find Funktional at 447 Bernard Avenue. They are open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, though they have been known to stay later so that they can be available to their customers.