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No patient should be alone

Curatio was the 2015 fastest growing tech company in Canada and they are now expanding to Kelowna. 

They celebrated this shortly after with an appearance on Dragons Den, which ended up securing some funding from the dragons too.

Founder Lynda Brown Ganzert is a Canadian award-winning digital leader, B.C. Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and now her new company, Curatio, is also an award-winning, health-software company.

Curatio is a social health platform that gives patients a private community of peers and mobile tools that help track, simplify and manage recovery and disease. They believe no patient should be alone and they are on a mission to give every patient on the planet the support they need.

Read all about Curatio on the Accelerate Okanagan community blog page
 

Since we’re talking tech, just to update you ProSmart is launching a documentary series in partnership with Telus Optik. Watch the first five minutes of episode one

Don’t worry about filling all these new roles because the talent has found us after Kelowna was named one of the “smartest” cities in the world by New York City based Intelligent Form. 


Dakoda's Comedy Lounge has become a staple in Kelowna’s fun and now it is giving back to the community.

Tonight at 9 p.m., Kelowna Comedy, along with Mavazi Apparel, will be presenting a night of comedy and magic to raise funds for the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

You will be enchanted by award-winning magician and mentalist Ryan Michael. This night of magic will also feature some of the Okanagan's top comedic talent, including Caleb Campbell, Jordan Strauss and Angus Craddock.

Go check this out.


Mahta Sadi has returned to Kelowna after a decade of dancing around the world where she acquired a ton of knowledge in different styles of dance and performance. She hopes to pass this knowledge along to dancers in Kelowna looking to take their dancing to the next level.

Mahta is a former NBA Toronto Raptors dancer that started Dipp Dance and she is leading a team of other fierce ladies this weekend on their very first production called Diverse!

Join these ladies of Dipp Dance for an exciting evening, showcasing a fusion of dance styles, culture and other creative arts.


After a few successful weekends of Halloween candy paired with wine, Vibrant Vines has brought out the candy canes.

Join them this weekend at the wine shop for complimentary tastings.

I don’t celebrate Christmas until after my birthday, so hopefully they do this again in December.


I say that I don’t start to celebrate Christmas until after my birthday, but that doesn’t mean I don’t start planning my Christmas season before my birthday.

Events such as Champagne and Mistletoe will sell out way before my birthday, so buy your tickets early.


Kelowna Women in Business are brining in Chef Mark Filatow and his team at the Waterfront Cafe and Catering for a co-ed evening of networking and celebration.

Visit their Facebook page to learn about the amazing eats, silent auction items and the rest of the details.


Tonight is your last chance to get to UBCO for the SH!T SHOW.

SH!T SHOW is an awesome way to support emerging artists and a way to buy various awesome and affordable works of art made by their visual art students.

This is not your grandmother's craft sale.
 

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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