Things Happen In 3s

Have you driven on the highway past downtown and seen the Hyper Hippo in bright blue letters on the side of a new building?  Just like me you must have wondered what that is. 

Well this week Hyper Hippo was highlighted this week by Accelerate Okanagan.  

Hyper Hippo is a game design studio right here in Kelowna. Their games are played by millions around the world. Hyper Hippo uses a lean approach to game design. 

They have a creative and experienced team that releases a new game every month. Their Adventure Capitalist is an award winning and record breaking game. 

Hyper Hippo is the leading independent game studio thanks to its endless pursuit of fun and innovation.

Things happen in threes, so you shouldn’t be surprised that Deb Dunnigan and Karyn Mackenzie have opened the third Dunnenzie’s Pizza at Airport Landing.

Dunnenzie’s Pizza is known for great pizza and calzones, but yesterday I was told I needed to try their white pizzas. After reading their menu they are absolutely right, I need to try their white pizzas and so should you!

Their new location is eat in or take out and offers different lunch combo’s every day. See you there.

Motovida Cycle is turning three tomorrow and they are celebrating all day. 

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., they will have special pricing, food and beverages plus test rides on their Motto Guzzis and Aprilias. They will also be introducing their REV’IT motorcycle clothing and gear. 

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. join them for the birthday party with Devon Coyote playing live music in the back. Go and share this experience with others that love a life on two wheels. 

The third three is the announcement of the third annual Brewphoria at the Tree Beer Institute. 

Twelve breweries and 12 casks under one roof happening next Thursday from 5 p.m. to close.

Cross your fingers there are still tickets left.

Cineplex is celebrating Community Day on Saturday. You can enjoy free movies and $2.50 snacks with all the proceeds going to WE. 

WE believes that every person, everyday can better the world. They are a worldwide organization that has provided millions of volunteer hours, helped millions of people and they have built over a thousand schools overseas.

The WE movement isn’t complete without YOU.  Visit them at WE.org.

Congratulations to Christina Marcano because she has just launched I Dress Myself http://www.idressmyself.com/.  

I Dress Myself is a unique kids clothing company that provides all kinds of styles for kids. I wish they had the Rock and Roar Tee in my size.

Christina has been on Dragon’s Den twice and it seems like entrepreneurship runs in the family because her mom started a clothing company called Silver Icing when she was small. 

I Dress Myself has stylists right across Canada and they are always looking for more people who like to be their own boss too. Visit their website to find out more.

Make it a great week!


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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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