Tourism Kelowna & Mission Hill Family Estate Host an Evening of Fine Kelowna Wine in Calgary


Earlier this week Alexa Creelman and I partnered with Heather Robinson from Mission Hill Family Estate to host a wine reception in downtown Calgary for corporate meeting planners.  Planners were invited to an evening of fine Mission Hill wine and small bites at an intimate Calgary restaurant.  The objective of the event was to really connect with some planners with whom we have had phone conversations and to continue to build our relationships in this key M&IT market.  The event also served to keep Kelowna top of mind as a meeting and retreat destination.   For more information on this and other M&IT based activities please contact me at or at 250-861-1515 ext. 205.

Extraordinary General Meeting Called


The Board of Directors of the Tourism Kelowna Society has called an Extraordinary General Meeting of its voting stakeholders to consider three special resolutions for the amending of its Bylaws.   Notification of this meeting, including a copy of the resolutions for consideration and the current Tourism Kelowna Society Bylaws, was distributed to all voting stakeholders on Friday, May 17.   Please plan to attend.          

            Location:        Sandman Hotel and Suites Kelowna, 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

            Date:               Thursday, June 13, 2013

            Time:               9:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time)   

            The proposed amendments are summarized below:

                        1.  To increase the total maximum number of directors from seventeen (17) to eighteen (18) through the addition of a sixth (6th) Appointed Director.  

                        2.  This additional Appointed Director will be a Councillor for the District of Lake Country, who shall be a voting member of the Board. 

                        3.  To allow for the Vice-Chair to serve a fourth (4th) term in the instance where he/she may succeed to the role of Chairperson.   

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Social Media Power: Writers’ Workshop Shows Appreciation for Kelowna Foodsphere on Twitter


This week Kelowna was the host city for the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop. A group of about 20 workshoppers and instructors took in professional development sessions and toured to Kelowna’s foodie hotspots to put their learnings into practice, using their experiences as fodder for stories, blogposts and other writings.

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