At the young age of eight, Klaudia moved from Poland and arrived in beautiful British Columbia. Most of her life was spent in Victoria, however, in 2005 Klaudia relocated to Kelowna. That was a successful move in more ways than one, because over the years Klaudia has made quite the name for herself. Having worked at CHBC for a few years now, Klaudia is well known as being one of Kelowna's very own news anchors. Today we'd like to recognize her for her dedication to bringing the community all the latest news and for her upbeat positive attitude.
We asked Klaudia the following questions:
What is your name?
Where do you work?
Where can people find you or your business online?
What is your Twitter account?
What do you always find yourself saying?
Life is short, enjoy every moment.
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
There are so many people I wouold love to spend the day with but I have to go with my lifelong idol Jon Bon Jovi. Not only is he a talented musician, but a philanthropist. He fascinates me on many levels.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
I did already!! The SPCA media excellence award! I'm a huge animal lover and SPCA supporter and getting that recognition meant so much!
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Terry Fox or John A. Macdonald
Who inspires you?
My parents-they escaped communist Poland to venture out into the unknown world in search of a better life. Their courage and success in Canada is most inspiring.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
1. To see as many places in the world as possible
2. To run a half marathon
3. To finally learn how to golf
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
live, laugh, love
What are you passionate about?
Life and everything it has to offer!!! Some top passions include work, family, friends, travel including exploring the Okanagan, food, wine, running, animals, nature, my community. The list goes on and on.
What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
The day we arrived in Canada!! I was only 8 years old but remember it like it was yesterday. While I was young and didn't understand the magnitude of starting from scratch, I did know that day would forever change us. A new beginning that offered so much hope.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Working in television in the Okanagan. I'm doing a job I absolutely love in a place I'm very much in love with. Life doesn't get better than that!
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
Television executives! I would like to talk about the future of tv in a world that has been taken over by the internet.
Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
What is your favourite activity in Kelowna?
Anything outside -- boating, camping, exploring, cycling, running.
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
I LOVE Kelowna so much and feel so lucky to live here. People travel from far away to vacation here and I call this home. The one thing I would improve is the the connection of multi-use paths. I wish there was one multi-use path around the city. Right now they are too choppy. They need to be better connected.
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The breathtaking scenery, the climate, the orchards, the vineyards, the beaches, the people. It is truly paradise!!
In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at WelcometoKelowna.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination using the links to the forms located on the left navigation, near the top of the page. Thank you, Kelowna!