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Best wedding cake in B.C.

Did you see that the Whisk Cake Company has doubled in size? 

I’m not surprised. When you win the Best Wedding Cake in B.C., you just expect it.

Obviously, owner Tanya Garratt specializes in wedding cakes, but she is also known for her detailed, hand-sculpted, celebration cakes too. 

The bigger locations now has ice cream, waffle cones and she offers cake classes of all kinds.

Tanya is a member of the Canadian Cake Decorators Guild and the Baking Association of Canada. 

She is a Red Seal chef that took her around the world, but it was a job in a bakery that she realized her true calling. 

Read he entire bio on her website

You have to check out her Facebook page to see all her incredible creations and book her for your wedding or next big celebration.


Speaking of wonderful things, did you see that Freshii has opened up at the new Kelowna Airport Plaza? 

Philip Patara is bringing this franchise to Kelowna and they will be offering fresh food that is made in house every day.  

Freshii was created by fashion designer Oscar de la Renta because he loved the mom-and-pop shops with their fresh dishes, but they didn’t have the proper branding and service.

You need to check out their website to see the variety of wonderful food they will be offering. 
 

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Okanagan Centre (RASCOC) invites the public to join them to observe the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse from the Kelowna Curling Club from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

RASCOC will have approved solar eclipse glasses and a number of special solar telescopes to allow safe observing of the sun, and to see sunspots on the solar surface and bright, red prominences around the edge.

I am going to be there because I have been told my whole life not to look at the sun, but who knew they had special glasses/ 
 

The new Porsche dealership owned by Wayne Wyant is almost complete. 

It's finished enough to host the 100 men who give a damn this past week though.

The Wyant Group operates 17 dealerships across Western B.C . They obviously know what they are doing.  

John Bokitch will be managing this impressive 20,000-square-foot building. Make your way over to see this new location and purchase your new car. 


The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and the Kelowna Kasugai Agricultural Expo have teamed up to bring you Commerce Connex on Wednesday. 

This event is from 3-7 p.m. at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. 

Make sure to secure your tickets right away as this will be a great evening.  
 

BDO is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Francis, CPA, CA to manager, assurance and accounting.

Allison recently moved to Kelowna from BDO’s Burlington, Ont., office and has over five years of experience.

BDO also welcomes Jason Granger, CPA, CA on board as a manager in its private enterprise group.

Jason and his family recently relocated from Vancouver. He has extensive experience as an accountant in private industry, and public practice where he worked closely with clients in a variety of sectors.

For your personal or business accounting needs, don’t hesitate to contact Allison, Jason, or any of BDO's professionals at their Kelowna office at 250-763-6700.


Don’t forget about the Starlight Movie in City Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and don’t forget to bring some money for donations and snacks. 

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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