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Unwine'd and catch up

B.C.'s best tech heads, food producers and venture capitalists have been called to Kelowna to participate in the Agritech Challenge.

This one-day event will provide a platform for the agrifood sector to communicate their challenges and needs. 

The B.C. Innovation Council will then challenge the entrants to develop a product or process that promotes overall food-supply security for British Columbia. Visit Accelerate Okanagan for all the details. 

Jodi Harvey-Quibell of the The Save Kindness Society, is hosting Food for Gifts on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1480 Sutherland Ave.

It's like a garage sale, but food is used as currency. Everyone should check out this event but also their website for all the great things they are completing. 

Justin O'Connor is creating yet another success with the launch of his local Sotheby's International Realty office.

He is combining a prestigious real estate brand, his local market knowledge and specialized marketing expertise for the Okanagan’s most exceptional properties. 

You can reach him at 250-826-9961 or visit their website

Thank you to the Regional Waste Reduction Office for once again hosting the Repair Cafe.

We need this! It's sad to me when it's cheaper to throw out a product because it costs less than buying a new item instead of fixing the old one.

So bring those perfectly good items to be fixed – or be shown how to fix it yourself – to the brand new Trades Building at Okanagan College on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, visit their website

Women in Technology Unwine’d is a series of bi-monthly relationship building events, where like-minded women gather together to share and build their personal networks.

Their next bimonthly meeting is on Nov. 8 at Sandhill Winery. Come enjoy an evening of good company, great wine and valuable connections in a relaxed setting that supports, mentors and encourages women in tech.

Make it a great week!

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About the Author

Kevin Lavigne is a local advisor with Reid & Associates Financial Solutions creating comprehensive financial plans for individuals and small businesses.  Kevin enjoys meeting and learning about people.  He is known for his abilities to connect both people and businesses as he tries to help everyone to succeed.

Kevin graduated from the University of Guelph in 2002 with a Bachelor of Commerce.  He has since completed his Insurance Licence and is in the process of completing his Certified Financial Planning Designation.  He has been involved in multiple businesses and investments including tech start ups.

Kevin married his wife Amy in 2009 and they currently have 2 young daughters.  They moved from Ontario with a few stops along the way and have lived in Kelowna since 2008.   Kevin and his family enjoy the outdoors and have a great passion for Food & Wine. 

Kevin was nominated in 2014 for Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40 because of his successful business and the financial education he provides in the community.  He is also the 2016 President of Junior Chamber International, he works with multiple non profits as well he is a mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.



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