Investigate and report it

These days the endless wave of media criticism seems to circulate on a daily basis.

Fake news, reporters being discredited and even barred from covering government news.

Given all of this we just had to give a heroes hug to all the accredited media professionals, journalists, editors and reporters that work for legitimate news organizations from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Regardless of what you cover, where and from what angle, we  thank you for following your nose on stories that make our world a better place.

Investigative journalism holds business, community and political leadership accountable and opens our eyes to stories we might not normally read, for that reporting we thank you.

Lighting it up

Who doesn’t love the spirit of the holidays? Well maybe not the long lines at the mall or the busy streets but how about the local neighbourhoods decked out for the season.

From lights to amazing wreaths and front doors that are a welcome sight this cold and icy time of year. So a big heroes holiday season shout out to everyone who climbed a ladder and took the time to make their home look a little more festive for the month ahead.

This weekend, take a drive with the kids or your loved one after dark and see just who is lighting it up around your neighbourhood.


A big high five paws up to you from our team here at heroes to all of the dog owners who clean up after their pooches in the local parks and trails.

It seems like common sense but not everybody does this and we appreciate those that take the time to bring the doggy bags and place them back in a waste bin.

We love walking the trails with our dog, Buddy, and while it isn’t always convenient, we always pick up after our big guy. 

So scoop all you can this winter, and for that, we all thank you.


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About the Author

Richard James Deacon is a passionate philanthropist and volunteer and is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the community. Richard has been a director on a variety of not-for-profit boards across Canada, but is most proud of his role as the founder of 100 Kids Who Care Kelowna, as a co-creator of The Ron+Clair Deacon Leaders Pay It Forward Program, being a Scouts Canada Beaver leader and coaching his son in Central Okanagan youth soccer.

Richard, his beautiful wife, MaryAnn, and their young sons, Reston and Parker, along with golden retriever Buddy live in Kettle Valley and they love to travel the planet extensively. What they love most about Kelowna is that everybody says hi to each other and it still has that small town feel.

Contact Richard at [email protected]

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