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Flower Power winner

Castanet recently held a photo contest for a pair of tickets to tour some of the top gardens in Kelowna. The tour is called 'Flower Power, Cool Digs and Groovy Gardens’ and we are proud to announce that Gerrit and Wilma Van Vliet are this year’s winners.  

The 18th Annual Kelowna Garden Tour runs Saturday, June 13th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m..

This self-guided tour of nine gardens includes a chef’s garden that provides produce for a winery restaurant, a downtown garden with a martini gate in the backyard connecting them to their neighbours, a secret garden and a yard that has been transformed from traditional grass and flowerbeds to raised box vegetable planters.

Gardening experts Ken Salvail, Gwen Steele and Okanagan Master Gardeners are on site to answer questions along with artists, demonstrations and tastings throughout the gardens scattered around the city.

All proceeds go towards Growing Chefs, an elementary classroom gardening and cooking program, and to Central Okanagan Community Gardens.

For tickets and more information about the tour you can go to the Flower Power website.

May's Big Surf photo winner

Todd Avison is May’s winner in the Big Surf Beer summer fun photo contest.

Avison sent in this great shot titled ‘Diving Into Summer’.

June is your last month to enter to win a Summer Shred Package consisting of a Big Surf longboard, ONE Boardshop shades, shorts, sandals and shirt.

Click here to submit your entries.

View the gallery of submissions here.

Big Surf photo winner

Jenna Cass is April's winner in the Big Surf Beer summer fun photo contest.

Cass sent in this shot combining two great pastimes – yoga and paddleboarding.

Send in your summer fun photos for a chance to be May's winner of a summer shred package consisting of a Big Surf longboard,ONE Boardshop shades, shorts, sandals and shirt.

Click here to submit your entries.

View the gallery of submissions here.


Beware of text scam!

Over the past week I have been contacted by several of our Classifieds viewers regarding yet another scam. 

This time the scammer, rather than trying to entice sellers by email, is sending a text message to the phone number posted on the ad.

Once the unsuspecting seller responds to the email listed in the text, the scammer sends a message to the email address that they have now obtained.

And, the scam proceeds something like this:

Thanks for the mail.. Am Latchana Kevin i live at 98 Bunchberry way brampton, Ontario, L6R 2E8, am interested in buying your vehicle as I'm offshore at sea and due to the nature of my work. I really want this Car to be a surprise birthday gift for my Dad, so I won’t let him know anything about the Car until it gets delivered to him, I am sure he will be more than happy with the Car. I had read your advert and I’m well satisfied with it including with the present condition of the car.

I insisted on PayPal because I don't have access to my bank account online as I don't have internet banking access, but I can pay from  my PayPal account, as I have my bank account attached to it, You’re only required to get back to me with your PayPal email address, so I can make the payment as soon as possible.  Please if youdon't have PayPal account yet, it is very easy to set up and will only take 3 minutes; go on to get it set up. Immediately you  have the account set up, you’re to send the e-mail address which you use for registration with PayPal so as to put the money through.

Don’t worry about the shipment of the car; I have a reliable and a reputable pick up agent who will schedule an appropriate pick up  date and time with you, immediately after you have receive the payment in full into your account. I will be expecting your PayPal e-mail in the next mail.

Nice doing business with you.




To our valued Castanet Classifieds users - please do NOT respond to the original text message.  Block the number on your cell phone and delete the message!

We endeavour to keep scammers off of our site by approving all ads and by requiring that viewers register an account with us.  This enables us to delete a scammer that has registered and attempts the email method of contact.  Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to control text messaging, so please be aware and be safe!

Happy buying and selling!

Article written by Val Palmer, Classifieds Manager

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