There's a great place on the Westside for you to take the kids for a play date or for a party. O-go Play Family Entertainment Centre offers hosted birthday parties,
private party packages, and daily drop-in playtime.
O-go Play includes a three-storey indoor soft playground with three slides, climbing obstacles and tubes. They offer a large separated area for children three and under, with plenty of seating for moms and dads. They recently opened up their customized bouncy castle, which is a hit with the kids.
With three children of their own, owners Aletheia and Dion Larocque know how important it is to have a fun place to take the kids. "Our goal in opening O-go Play was to provide families with children a fun and memorable leisure experience. We know an indoor playground can be a lifesaver."
O-go Play is located at 105 - 2374 Bering Rd., behind the old Zellers building. They are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Monday, except holidays, when they are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, check out
ogoplay.ca, or call 778-754-5866.
Many of us start the day with a cup or two of coffee. Debbie Galpin loves coffee so much she made a business out of it and now sells it under the Organogold label.
"Coffee has become a much-wanted friend, always around in times of trouble and in time of celebration - something to rely on," said Galpin. "I choose to drink and sell this coffee because I do not want
to give up an old friend because of
"And as the baby boomers start to retire, we find out about 60 per cent (of us) are
being diagnosed with at least one chronic medical condition," said Galpin. "If drinking a healthier coffee can ward off some of these health problems, I am very much for it."
The coffee she sells is an instant beverage containing ganoderma, a Chinese mushroom. Normal coffee is acidic, with a pH of about 5.5, but when mixed with the alkine ganoderma lucidium, it makes for a healthy alkaline drink. You can find out more at mochabreak.organogold.com,
contact Galpin directly at 250-801-4764, or email her at
How would you like to get up to $1,500
for training to improve the efficiency or productivity of your business? The B.C. Chamber of Commerce Micro Business Training (MBT) Program is completely funded by the provincial government and offers courses in bookkeeping, marketing and sales, management, computing, the Internet and social media.
For more info, check them out online
The Kelowna Community Development Society has moved its
administration offices and Seton Centre Program and they are having an open house today to celebrate. Doors will be open 1-3 p.m. at 2-1441 St. Paul St., off the alley
between St. Paul and Bertram Streets. Parking can be found on St. Paul, and then just walk through the courtyard to find the entrance.
A taste of Asia
Now you can create authentic Asian food in your home that is healthy, versatile, and economical. Shu Gardner of Shu's Cuisine was born in Singapore, grew up in Malaysia and travelled widely throughout Asia. She emigrated to Canada, settling in Peachland.
Now, she teaches the authentic way of cooking and presenting Asian food, sharing recipes passed down from generations. You can get four to six friends or co-workers together and Gardner will come right to your kitchen with printed recipes, the basic ingredients needed and where to buy them. If you prefer, you can go to her home and enjoy a great lake view while you learn.
For more info check out Shu's Cuisine on Facebook, phone her at 778-479-2846, or email
Co-owners chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao of the popular RauDZ Regional Table are coming out with a small package; a 900-square-foot package to be exact, with a new concept they've christened Micro
Bar - Bites.
Just steps from RauDZ location on Water Street, just south of Bernard Avenue, Micro Bar - Bites will open in March. The space will remain true to the period of this historic block of Water Street, while giving a nod to a modern interpretation of the space. Chef Butters says the menu at Micro Bar - Bites will follow a simple formula based on the number 10: 10 wines, 10 cocktails, 10 different beers and 10 bites.
Micro Bar - Bites will be located at 1500 Water St.
Business after business
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce' next Business After Hours function is at Summerhill Winery Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a speed networking session from 4:30 to 5 p.m. for the first 30 attendees.
Summerhill Winery is offering a 15 per cent discount on all case orders, mix and match, as well as 25 per cent off premium wine in the box. Single bottle sales will be 10 per cent off.
The event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Exact change is appreciated.
The same day, the Westbank Chamber of Commerce will hold their Business After Hours meeting at the RBC Royal Bank at 200-525 Hwy. 97 S. in the Okanagan Lake Shopping Center. Catering will be provided by West Sakura Teryaki Restaurant, with wine provided by Volcanic Hills Estate Winery and beer by Big Surf Brewing. Admission is by donation to the West Kelowna Food Bank (preferably canned or packaged goods). The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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. Darcy Nybo is an award-winning writer, freelance journalist, book and online magazine editor.