Wake up to snow

I’m sure your social media has blown up with all the skiers and boarders going back to the hill this weekend.

Or maybe you’re the one posting all those pictures on top of the mountain. 

If you’re that excited about snow check out what Rebecca Schack of Raus Technologies will soon be launching. 

This is an accurate weather app that will wake you up when a ton of fresh powder is falling at your favourite ski resort.  

It is a direct input from the resort and not a forecast that we all know really is just a 50/50 at best. 

The android version will be ready this weekend and apple app shouldn’t be too far along. It will also get your resort discounts and direct links to tickets. Another great project by a local entrepreneur that partner with Accelerate Okanagan. 

If you’re a food and wine fan or need a gift for a food and wine lover, Devour is releasing a limited number of early-bird tickets at 8 a.m. on Saturday so you can fill someone’s stocking. 

This is the event where Holly Dober brings together some of the Okanagan’s culinary masters and beverage experts for us to eat, drink and be social.  

Devour happens on March 4 but be quick because I am sure the ticket will go quickly. 

Christy Lovig’s Sun Run InTraining program registration opened yesterday. 

SportMedBC, in partnership with The Vancouver Sun, has coordinated the InTraining clinics at over 65 locations throughout the province. 

The aim of the clinics is to motivate and assist new runners and walkers to take part in the Vancouver Sun Run April 23, through participation in a 13-week graduated training program. 

The clinic typically attracts 70 plus participants in Kelowna, which provides a great training environment, full of support and camaraderie as you work toward your goal of completing the Sun Run. 

For whatever reason Vancouver always gets nice weather for this run while Kelowna is cold and wet. That’s just another reason to be motivated to participate. You can register through the City of Kelowna by phone (250-469-8800) or online. (Barcode: 151984)

Kelowna Yacht Club was presented with the Club of the Year Award (Medium Size) by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, a professional society of individuals involved in club management professions.  

This is an annual award to a club that has shown significant innovation. 

Kelowna Yacht Club was chosen because of its increased membership, revenue and growth over the past five years. 

The construction of its new building was also noticed because of its high efficiency systems reducing its carbon footprint and most importantly all of their community focused events and fundraising efforts.  

That whole water front area continues to get phenomenal recognition.

Don’t forget about the living nativity at Willow Park Church this weekend  and if you’re looking for a Christmas tree check out the experience that Ted Corbett at Woodhaven Tree Farms is offering. 

Also this Saturday Big White is having its eighth annual winter rally and if you need more warm clothes to do all these fun things check out the North Face Launch Party happening all day Saturday too.

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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