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New Vernon rental company offers tasty treats for paddlers

Living the 'lake life'

A new local business is blending some of Vernon's best outdoor experiences with some of its tastiest treats.

Okanagan Lake Life offers paddleboard rentals with a twist.

The company will bring the boards directly to you – and also offers take-along local picnic packages.

"We love food and we want to support local businesses. We have created an experience that brings together paddle board rentals and some food to enjoy on our beautiful lakes," says owner Elise Paleni.

"My husband Ugo and myself moved to the Okanagan last year and fell in love with the nature, the beauty of the area and the lakes," she says.

"We decided to bring paddleboards directly to the customer so they can have the freedom to explore the spot they have been eager to go to without being restricted to one spot around a specific rental place."

The Palenis partnered with Wedge Cheesery and MJ Cakery to create what they call "the full meal deal."

"We don't just love the magnificent Okanagan landscapes, we also love the food and our amazing local shops," says Paleni.

Paddlers can take along a meat and cheese board or sweets box in a waterproof cooler.

"We are proud to support our local businesses and want to involve them in our success," she says.

The company also uses B.C.-made Premier Paddle Boards from the Lower Mainland.



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