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Cleaning up for KGH

Garmentology and wineries up their game 

James Leong is a local businessman who has stepped up to help KGH. 

Yesterday, he opened Garmentology Cleaners inside Kelowna General Hospital and part of his proceeds will be given back to KGH to support hospital initiatives.  

Healthcare for your Garments is his slogan and after seeing his process and machines, that slogan is perfect.  

He owns Miss Tulips Green Dry Cleaner here and in Vernon, so please support him at all his locations.  

In the past few weeks, I have complimented organizations for stepping outside of the box and organizing events that offer something different.  

Opera Kelowna is doing just that with its Bohemian Christmas.  

Join them for a winter holiday celebrating Puccini’s La bohème, the bohemian. On Dec. 2-3, Opera Kelowna will present its annual Christmas concert at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and All Angels.  

Alexandra Babbel’s events are always top notch and she is inviting everyone to stay for a reception after the performances.  

Get Your tickets quickly.

Emma Miller and Liz Dunning are $118 short of their 2016 fundraising goal.  

These girls set out at the beginning of the year to show others that fundraising can be fun and can be so much more than just giving money and walking away.  

Help them raise the $118 by ordering some of your Christmas gifts from Indigo online because Indigo is giving back 15 per cent of sales to help them.  

All their fundraising efforts will be going to the Assisted YMCA memberships for low-income family.  

I know how much fun I had at the YMCA growing up, so please help others have fun too. 

We need to get the craft breweries and cideries to up their Christmas game because the wineries are offering some amazing Christmas events. 

I have a lot of friends who are looking for a Santa’s Elf guided beer tour. Can someone make that happen?

Andrew Deans, the hardest-working Kelowna Rocket employee, has invited the community to the Tim Horton’s Family Skate this Sunday at Prospera.   

The cost of admission is a non-perishable donation to the food bank.   

The Rockets will be out on the ice with us, so bring your A game.  

There are only a few tickets left for the Mama’s for Mama’s fundraiser tomorrow night, so if you don’t have plans come join me at the Laurel Packing House.  

Make it a great week!

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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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