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Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc. has been nominated for Best Innovation Company in B.C. and they are right here in Kelowna.

Pete Patterson has quickly grown Vitalis to one of the largest and most sophisticated manufacturers of botanical extraction systems in the world. More impressively, Vitalis has filed patents for 18 unique claims within their first year of operations. 

The Vitalis engineering team is diligently working  to bring new technology to the market. They now have over 40 new projects in motion. This is definitely a company to keep your eye on.

Please take the 15 seconds and vote for Vitalis now


Owners Maria and Cristina Graziano of Bliss Bridal Boutique are very excited to announce that Holly Hamilton has joined their team of bridal consultants.

Holly has incredible enthusiasm and she’s very creative. She’s a good listener with a good amount of patience so know she’s committed to finding the perfect dress for every bride.

Bliss Bridal Boutique is a must stop for every bride. With 13 designers to choose from, Bliss Bridal has the largest selection of wedding gowns in the Okanagan.

In their showroom, Holly will also be able to help your bridesmaids with dresses and your upcoming grads with gowns.

Visit them at their new location on KLO and fall in love with Bliss.


The upcoming Tinfoil Ball just may be the most amazing event this column has ever seen. How awesome does that sound, eh!

For one night only, escape to the Kelowna Art Gallery for an evening inspired by the shimmering aesthetic of tin foil.

Expect to enter a space inspired by foil, metals, and the light that plays off of their surfaces. Guests are also encouraged to get creative by incorporating silver, metallic, and foil accents, for their interpretation of the theme, into their outfit and/or accessories for this evening.

Art Gallery board member Stoke Tonne of Meiklejohn Architects will be there and you know him from his talented works on the Innovation Centre downtown. I look forward to seeing what creative suit or outfit he comes up with.

GO Parties normally sell out so click here for all the details.  
 

Congratulations to Brent Stewart, new owner of Wings Restaurant at the Willow Park Mall in Rutland.

Brent has been in Kelowna for a long time and has run some great kitchens throughout his chef career. You’ve probably had his food before but just don’t know it was him cooking. He is known for his from scratch recipes and good old home cooking. Check out their menu because it’s way more than just wings. 

We’re lucky to have Brent running a place if his own!

Make sure to sit in Michele’s section when you go because you’re guaranteed to have a great time and phenomenal service.

See you there for some fun, food and drinks.
 

November is here and those good looking boys are starting to grow the hair on their lip to bring awareness to testicular cancer.

This doesn’t mean you can let all your other hair grow to ugly lengths, so go see Tommy Guns this Saturday for their Cuts For Nuts event.

$10 from every haircut will go to testicular cancer research. All you need to do is show up and let them make you look good again. 


The Kelowna Wellness Fair is happening this Sunday at the Parkinson Rec Centre.

Over 50 exhibitors from the wellness community will be show casing organic and natural products. There will also be massages, counsellors, weight loss, acupuncture, orthotics, fermentation and do much more.

Free admission, prizes and welcome bags so get their early. Let’s keep Kelowna the healthiest city in Canada. 

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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