A new tour offers snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain with Selah Outdoor Explorations, combined with lunch at a winery and wine tastings.
Distinctly Kelowna Tours will take you up to Crystal Mountain where you take a chairlift to the top and then snowshoe your way down as your guide provides information on outdoor skills, natural and cultural history.
After all that exercise, you need to eat, so you'll be whisked away to the Old Vines Restaurant, overlooking the vineyards of Quails' Gate winery, Okanagan Lake, and the Okanagan Valley. After lunch, you can tour the winery and have a tasting.
If that's not enough wine for you, Debbie Dupasquier or one of her crew will take you to the foot of Mount Boucherie for
another tasting at family owned Little Straw Vineyards.
To get more information, you can call
Women of Worth
For those of you who prefer indoor adventure, Christine Awram is hosting another Women of Worth (WOW) event at Sparkling Hill Resort on March 2.
This year, TJ (from EZ Rock 101.5) will MC the event. Linda Edgecombe will
deliver high-octane humour as she speaks on how to lighten the load and laugh.
Yvonne Evans, known for bringing soul into the business sector, will speak on the new business currency. Trisha Miltmore is also a guest speaker and she will address how to get clarity from chaos by teaching women to connect with their authentic selves.
Then there is Awram herself, who speaks on empowered leadership. Awram was
diagnosed with a rare eye disease that was supposed to leave her blind. Instead, she kept her sight and now spends her energy helping women discover their own worth.
The day will be rounded out by a prosperity power panel moderated by Sandy Gerber, CEO and founder of NEXT Advertising.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to thewowevent.com. Tickets are half price until Jan. 11.
Laura Pelletier of Divine Health has an offer you can't refuse. She's offering free sessions, three times a week, on whole body vibration machines from now until Feb. 15.
"It's a way to help people kick-start their health and wellness resolution," said Pelletier. "I want to introduce as many
people as possible to the machine. It works great to increase fitness levels, help with weight control, injuries and bone density, and it also helps with major disabilities such as MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, Parkinson's and depression."
Pelletier is a certified natural health
consultant who also wholesales the machines for home and health facility use. After Feb. 15, people will have the option
to purchase user packages or a machine outright.
Whole body vibration machines are used by athletes to enhance performance and prevent injury. It takes only 10 minutes a day, three times a week, which equates to three hours of working out.
For more information, visit her website kwikfit4u.com, email her at
New year; new events
It's a new year and time for a new round of chamber of commerce Business After Hours (BAH) events.
The first BAH is in West Kelowna on
Jan. 10 at the BodyFit Fitness Centre,
Next up is the Kelowna chamber BAH on Jan. 17 at Century 21, 251 Harvey Ave. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with a speed networking session for the first 30 attendees from 4:30-5 p.m.
Check out the new office while you munch on hors d'oeuvres, have some
refreshments and network with the
business community. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Last but not least is the Lake Country BAH on Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tri Lake Animal Hospital at 10564 Powley Ct. For more information, contactÂ the chamber officeÂ at 250-766-5670.