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Robert Hobson Interview

Walter Gray, Andre Blanleil, and Robert Hobson each spent more than 20 years making Kelowna a better place for citizens and visitors. To celebrate that achievement and to show appreciation for these three men, a committee of appreciative citizens has come together to coordinate a celebration dinner event. 
 
The event will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Delta Grant Okanagan Resort. Tickets are $100 (with a portion of proceeds going to the United Way) and can be purchased online: https://appreciationdinnerkelowna.eventbrite.com. I understand there are about 50 tickets left at this time so move quickly if you want to be a part of this historic event. 
 
Joining MC, Robert Fine, guest speakers and story-tellers at this event will include Gerry Zimmerman, Ron Mattiussi, and Herb Dixon.  Committee Chair, David Rush:  “Serving Kelowna through work on council is a huge commitment and contribution.  Walter, Andre and Robert have given so greatly to our community, and we hope that this Celebration Evening will help to show them how much their many years of work have been appreciated.”  
 
I caught up with Robert Hobson last week to talk about his time on council, what he's been up to since stepping down, and some of his favourite past projects. We shot the interview at Munson Pond Park which he informed us in the interview has been on his radar for over 25 years (check out this page for more information on it: http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/Page4781.aspx
 
 


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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