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Hopeful Cafe, Oil Changes

Sun Valley Fellowship is hosting the second Annual Hopeful Cafe and Oil Change this Sunday. 

This event provides single moms, struggling families and the elderly with oil changes. They will also clean your car inside and out while you enjoy a beautiful breakfast.

How awesome!

Go out and support them.
 

Praise the lords Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is opening today. 

They have teased us with their signs at Sopa Square for a long time now and I couldn’t be happier they are ready to go.  

Famoso is known for its crust and fresh ingredients. I don’t know how to explain the crust, but it soft and crispy all at the same time. 

Owners Liz Markulin and Seth Carlyle will be hand tossing this from 11 a.m. until midnight every day. 

Go and check them out.  
 

Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen is turning 16 this Saturday. 

Sue Miller is the owner and maitre’d and, if you know Sue, you know she is going to celebrate with a huge party.

Ricardo’s is tucked away on a quiet road just outside Kelowna, but it is known for it’s fabulous authentic dishes that echo the Italian countryside and the Mediterranean basin. 

It doesn’t get any fresher then Ricardo’s.

Sue is inviting all of you to join her for a night of dancing, dining, drinking and gifts for all.
 

Pihl Law Corporation has partnered with Brain Trust Canada for the Third Annual Paddle for Prevention happening this Sunday morning at Rotary Beach.

Whether you have a grudge match to settle or you're a first-time participant, the festivities are guaranteed to be memorable.  

The race is on to win the coveted gold paddle now hanging in the offices of True Dental.
 

Two Wolves Brewing is now in town.

This a new brewery out of Vancouver taking the Okanagan by storm. They have been actively supporting events and fundraisers and it  can now purchase it at both Bacaro and MTL.

Five cents of every Blonde and Black Ale goes to help wolf preservation efforts across Canada.
 

Meadow Vista Honey Wines is hosting Friday night markets during August.

Every Friday from 4-8 p.m., you will see multiple local vendors, local food, live music and of course some honey wines.

Visit their Facebook page to see each weeks vendor. 

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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