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Straight from DeHart - July 27, 2016

This week’s column is dedicated to Peter Macleod who passed away July 16. Peter was a well-known, fun-loving individual who will be missed in the community. Personal condolences to companion Jill Hayes, his entire family and many, many friends and colleagues.

New business Cryo Care has opened at 1561 Sutherland Ave. owned by Taylor Saukarookoff. Cryo Care offers a new form of holistic health care called whole body cryotherapy. Whole body cryotherapy was invented in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The therapy migrated to Europe in 1984 where the technology got refined to where it is today. The therapy is now implemented in hospitals in Europe and getting medical coverage through various insurance providers. Whole body cryotherapy is exposing the body to low temperatures for a short period of time. In this cold environment, the body pulls blood from the outer tissues to the inner core to keep the vital organs warm. Once the blood is in the inner organs, it goes through an internal cycle where it is cleaned of toxins and infused with nutrients and oxygen; endorphins and hormones are also released during the process. After the whole body cryotherapy session, the blood returns to the outer tissues aiding to remove more toxins, stop inflammation and carries with it many other health benefits. The temperature gets down to -165 degrees C but is a different cold that’s dry and only affects half a millimetre into the skin. Cryo Care assists with arthritis, post-surgery recovery, car accident injuries, skin conditions (eczema, acne and cellulite), nerve damage, autoimmune disease, muscle pain, headaches, sleep patterns and low energy levels. Call 250-762-0282

<who> Taylor Saukarookoff , owner of Cryo Care

Kieran Bowes, CPA CA has joined the team as firm-wide partnership controller, an associate of Crowe MacKay LLP. His valuable skill set gained in the field across multiple industries and sectors includes corporate finance and project and change management. Kieran is a skilled negotiator, a recognized trainer and team builder with deep roots in the community. The local office of Crowe MacKay LLP is located at 500-1620 Dickson Ave.

With the recent changes at Global Okanagan (CHBC-TV) and position impacts, four-year sales manager Ron Eberle is no longer with the station. Ron was in the industry for many years, having come from CHEK-TV in Victoria where he was sales manager there for 15 years. He is now going to thoroughly enjoy his lakefront lot across the lake for the rest of the summer.

Relocating from Northern B.C. and 12 years with Western Financial Group, Brandee Linley is the new branch manager of Western Financial Group, 155 Rutland Rd. N. Call 250-491-2400.

After 29 years with the City of Kelowna in a variety of capacities, Louise Roberts, manager of community and neighbourhood services is retiring on August 12. Louise started her career with the city in aquatics as a lifeguard, swim instructor and fitness leader. From there she worked in programming for several years, primarily in the area of access to recreation (programs for individuals with disabilities, financial accessibility and volunteer management). For the past nine years, Louise has held a managerial role in the active living and culture division. Louise has been a tireless volunteer and was a member on many boards, some of which were coaching Special Olympics for 10 years and a past board member of the Central Okanagan Foundation, Kelowna Gospel Mission, People In Motion, Rainbow of Opportunities and Creators Art Centre. Louise and her husband are in the process of purchasing property in Eastern Europe (Northern Serbia) where they would like open a B&B splitting their time between Europe and Canada. or 250-469-8784.

Suzanne Pugh, Kelowna, BC-SPCA is stepping down from her role as shelter manager on July 29. Suzanne held the position for five years and now is going to take some time off. I’m sure we will see her back in the workplace somewhere soon.

The URBA Uptown After Hours is Wed., Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club, 270 Dougall Road. Everyone welcome. $10.00 at the door.

<who> Dan Drynan, owner of Orchard City Athletics

New boutique fitness facility, Orchard City Athletics has opened in the mission area at 3939 Lakeshore Rd. (beside Lexi and Lake). Owned and operated by CrossFit coach Dan Drynan, BHSc, RRT, CF L1 & L2, the facility offers group classes (no more than ten in a class), CrossFit Foundations, CrossFit, CrossFit Sport, Bootcamp, personal training, endurance training, weight lifting, custom programming and OCA Hockey Training. Registered massage therapist Jesse Weber is now on-site and chiropractor Ryan Stoyko, relocating from Saskatchewan will be joining the operation in September. It’s a one-stop shop. The facility is open seven days a week with towel service and private showers. Call 250-764-0421

Sanrio Inc. and Hyper Hippo games, an independent and innovative games studio in the Valley have launched their first app together, hello sanrio: say hello! Now available on Android and iOS. say hello! brings together Sanrio fans to share their love of Hello Kitty and all her friends in a unique and safe environment. Hyper Hippo partnered with Sanrio last fail to develop a suite of lifestyle apps themed to the new hello sanrio brand that celebrates Sanrio’s core foundation of social communication. The introduction of hello sanrio marks an existing evolution in Sanrio’s history, a history that’s rooted in fostering social communication, connecting people and nurturing friendships. say hello! is the first app to officially launch the hello sanrio suite of lifestyle apps and is just the beginning of new and innovative ideas.;

Shelley Kvamme-MacDonald, CPA, CGA formerly of #205 – 145 Asher Rd. has moved to a new location at #203 – 160 Dougall Rd. S. Focusing on assisting small business, the paperless office uses the most current technology to provide a stress-free accounting experience for clients. If you are interested in implementing cloud technologies to streamline and simplify your accounting, they can help with that. They are fluent in Xero and Quickbooks Online as well as other desktop software and provide full-service accounting and tax service to businesses. Call 250-212-0786.

The historical landmark Train Station Pub at 1177 Ellis St. is celebrating their 5th anniversary in business. Owned by partners, Steve Stinson, Tanner Dillon, Ron Christman and Dave Lindsay (also pub manager), the Train Station is a popular downtown meeting place with a huge patio. April Roy is their talented chef. They are now hosting Burger War Mondays, which will feature two new burgers every Monday. The burger that sells the most goes onto the new week with a new second burger and the winner from that week goes on to the next week. This goes on until the end of the summer. The burger that wins at the end will be featured on their regular menu. Call 778-484-5558.

<who> Harj Bharaj, the new owner of Springfield Auto Body

Harj Bharaj is the new owner of Springfield Auto Body at #100 – 1765 Springfield Rd. Harj has been in the industry for many years starting in the U.K. and most recently in Calgary. Springfield is a full-service auto body repair shop, an ICBC shop and private insurance accommodator. Harj is determined to provide the excellent service and workmanship that the previous owners, the Grigg family was known for. Call 250-860-9333.

Bacaro Restaurant is hosting the inaugural Farm to Fork long-table dinner featuring well-known and former resident Chef Ned Bell alongside Chef Mike Wilkins on Aug.19 at The Hatch Winery. Enjoy a unique five-course family-style dinner under the stars paired with award winning wines presented by The Hatch Winery. Live music by Wolfhous. Limited tickets at $185.00 plus tax and gratuity with transportation included. Tickets at

The Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club is holding a raffle in conjunction with the 2016 Kelowna Ribfest from Sept. 16 to18,2016 in City Park. First prize, free groceries for a year from Save-On-Foods (5,200 value); second prize, $1,000 term deposit from Interior Savings; third prize, two nights’ accommodation and two rounds of golf at Predator Ridge ($700.00 value) and fourth prize, Broil King BBQ from Molson’s ($600 value). Tickets $5 with the draw taking place on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in City Park. Tickets available at Interior Savings branches or from any Sunrise Rotary Club member. Stay tuned for more details on the Ribfest.

Attention all local charities! Hudson’s Bay Giving Day is Fri., Sept. 16, 2016. Giving day is a one-day shopping event designed to help charitable and non- profit organizations in Hudson Bay communities to raise awareness and funds through the sale of the Giving Day tickets to their networks. Hudson’s Bay will partner with local charities that can order tickets for Giving Day free of charge and sell to their donors, partners and friends for only $5, keeping 100 per cent of the proceeds of each ticket sold. As an added incentive, the local registered charitable organization that sells the most tickets for their Hudson’s Bay store will receive 30 per cent of the proceeds from their participating store’s in-store ticket sales on Sept. 16. For more information contact or or call 250-860-2483 (224). Keep tuned for more news on giving day.

Mickie’s Pub, located in the Ramada Hotel is looking for a self-motivated experienced line cook to join their team. Previous cooking experience is mandatory and breakfast experience is an asset for the fast paced environment. Must have food safe, be detail oriented and heavy lifting may apply. Email resume to or drop off in person at 2170 Harvey Ave. (Front desk – Attention Chef) or fax to 250-860-3173. No phone calls.

Birthdays of the week – Happy 90th Armand Charles (July 29); Happy 50th Dennis Derer (July 28); Tom Light (July 27); Doug Murray (July 27); Iris Bodnar (July 28); Stuart Klassen (July 30); Shauna Burnell (July 30); Will Gow (July 30); Al Huva (July 31); Mark Fredrickson (July 31); Kristina Little (July 31); Julie Evans (July 31); Dom Vinci (Aug. 1); Barb Himmler (Aug. 1); Dave Roseberry (Aug. 2); Alex Draper (Aug. 2); Steve Francis (Aug. 2); Herb Assman (Aug. 2); Joan Johnstone (Aug. 2); In memory of John Gilbert (Aug. 2).

Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna City Councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546 or 250-862-7662, fax 250-860-3173, E-mail and web-site (click on Columns and Maxine DeHart).

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