ARGAN-ic connection – a Community Champions story

Did you ever wonder about Moroccan argan oil?  Wonder no more. Meet Hamza and Magali. Hamza El Gasouani is the owner and CEO of Alia Collection Inc. based in Osoyoos. Magali Gadea is his friend and supporter. Hamza had a dream and a plan. Magali believed in him and helped him get it off the […]

Eskala – Go Climb! – a Community Champions story

Claudia was on a backpacking trip in British Columbia, far away from her home country – Mexico. It was 2003. “I really want to learn English”, she shares, “I wanted to find someone who could help me with that, and I did”. She met Margaret, a lady from Germany, who owned an organic farm in […]

International school now offer boarding opportunities

Unisus School in Summerland is bringing the world to the Okanagan while offering high quality educational programs to Canadian and international students. The private school opened in September 2018 to local students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 and added Grade 7 to 10 this year.  The Pre-K Saplings program which welcomes students age 2.5 […]

A golden anniversary for the Penticton Speedway

On certain weekends through spring, summer, and fall, a  buzz can be felt descending from the hills above the Penticton. Driving up the curves of Carmi Avenue, you can hear it too. For 50 years, the oval racing track at the Penticton Speedway has been welcoming and entertaining car aficionados with a variety of events […]

A community of remote workers

Pentictonites know this is a great place to live, work, and play. Many businesses began after an entrepreneur visited the city and decided a move to the Okanagan should be planned, and many businesses and their owners have made Penticton their home base, as seen in the increase in business licenses – up by 525 […]

“Knowledge is in the Sun”: Youth on the Learning Journey

On a sunny afternoon of June 23rd, 2019 a group of young leaders took a trip to Osoyoos. This was the OneWorld Youth Crew and they came to Osoyoos Park to meet with the Elder – Chalen Ewing. “Knowledge is in the sun”, shared Chalen, “spirit is more important than body”. She shared stories about […]

New IB school is attracting local and international students

Summerland’s new private school makes impressive progress in creating opportunities for a world-class education available to local and international students. Located on a 17-acre park-like campus in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. “Unisus is truly a […]

A swirl, sip, and hop through downtown Penticton

When the work day wraps up, perhaps a bit early on a crisp fall day just as the lights around downtown Penticton flicker on, and a visiting colleague or client asks, “where can we walk to for a drink?” … the answer is simple. From craft beer to local spirits to wine bars, a sip […]

Culinary diversity in and around Penticton

Penticton-based writer Roslyne Buchanan explores local cuisine from around the world… Are you craving borscht like Baba made, Scotch eggs, Bao, tacos, strudel, or some other ethnic cuisine at a dine-in restaurant? In Penticton, our culinary choices are diversifying and your options to satiate those cravings are expanding. Most recently added to the scene is the […]

Classic cars, classic tunes, and hot summer nights

Each June, Penticton briefly morphs into something out of a movie set in the 50s and 60s…or perhaps a scene out of a classic car retelling of Fast and the Furious, starring Elvis. Yes, the King of Rock’n’Roll himself. With the beginning of hot summer nights and festival season in the South Okanagan comes one […]

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