February 23, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Penticton, Festivals & Events
Topic: The Penticton Elvis Festival is pleased to announce that Stephen Kabakos and Gino Monopoli will be headliners at the 6th Annual Penticton Elvis Festival, June 22 – 24 2007. Along with a special VIP guest emcee Red Robinson. Events for the Penticton Elvis Festival will be held in Okanagan Lake Park and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. For tickets and information please call the Visitor Information Centre in Penticton 1-800 663-5052 or visit our website www.pentictonelvisfestival.com--Extra Details: Stephen Kabakos: from Ontario, was first introduced to Penticton as a headliner at the First annual Penticton Elvis Festival,2001. http://www.tvband.com/ Gino Monopoli: from Ontario, was a competitor the first and second year of the Penticton Elvis Festival, placing 1st in the Second year. He returned as a headliner in year 3 and last year (year 5) www.ginomonopoli.com Red Robinson: Canada's first Rock 'n' Roll disc jockey to program the "new music" on a regular basis in Canada, and the first to play Elvis Presley records. In 1957, he was the MC of the Elvis Presley show at Vancouver's Empire Stadium. Elected to the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 1995 as a pioneer disc jockey, Red is 1 of 3 from Canada, and 1 of 90 overall inducted into Canada's Association of Broadcaster's Hall of Fame in 1997. Red was also inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2000. Red hails from British Columbia and attended the First Elvis Festival in Penticton.
February 22, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Find more information about Penticton - Biking
Yes! It's true! Spring is almost here and it's not even March. Well, at the moment there's a bit of snow falling, but the day before that we were +8C, which is almost t-shirt weather at this time of year. Today we had a couple from Holland who wanted to go mountain biking on the world-famous Kettle Valley Railway. With the dip in temperatures we suggested doing a hike on the trail instead. The added bonus is that they'll feel more compelled to stop and enjoy the amazing views of Okanagan Lake. Even at this time of year the views are breath-taking. We live in paradise!
February 12, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Vancouver, Festivals & Events
Three years from today (February 12), Vancouver will be the focus of the world when the 2010 Winter Games start. To mark the occasion, VANOC unveiled a countdown clock in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery today at lunchtime. It was packed with people so I couldn't get too close yet, but it looked very nice from a distance. Every day when I walk by it on my way to work I'll be reminded that the excitement of the event is only 1096 days or less away.
February 07, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Duncan, Farms & Markets
Find more information about Duncan - Farms & Markets
There's an amazing farm developing at the corner of Telegraph & Hutchinson Rd in Cowichan. Six hundred lavender plants were planted in 2005 and another six thousand in 2006 as well as a 2 ½ acre vineyard, a fig orchard, olive trees and a sizeable vegetable garden.
Damali is the project and dream of three partners DAvid & MArsha Stanley and ALIson Philp, hence the acronym DAMALI. This word was subsequently found to be an Arabic word meaning ‘beautiful vision’ and their vision is quickly becoming a reality.
The five different varieties that were planted have thrived and produced much more lavender than had ever been imagined so a steam distillation system (still) was purchased in the summer of 2006 and the partners have been extracting essential oil throughout the summer & fall. Since then they have been kept busy building a Provènce themed shop while making and packaging a variety of products such as soaps, bath salts, dried flowers, pure essential oils, spritzes, culinary lavender, comfort bags, eye pillows, and much more to tantalize the senses. They invite lavender lovers everywhere to come and see, smell, touch and taste on weekends starting at Easter and then in the summer during the week as well. For more information visit www.damali.ca