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CONTEST CLOSED! Win a prize package that is handcrafted with local love

Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, Marjorie M!

Now more than ever, we are seeing the benefits of supporting local and keeping dollars flowing in the Okanagan.

We have partnered with seven local businesses to shine a light on some of the stories that make our community #KelownaStrong and to give you the chance to win the ultimate prize package of handcrafted local products.

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Thursday, November 12th and will take home the ultimate prize package from these seven local businesses just in time for Christmas gift shopping.

White Aura Candles

The relationship between a mother and daughter can only truly be understood by mothers and daughters. They can go from fighting to laughing in a second, but one thing remains constant, their unconditional love for one another. White Aura came to fruition when a mother and daughter brought their lifetime love for candles and each other together. The local duo creates handmade organic soy candles with intoxicating essential oils that not only smell incredible, but look beautiful too.

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: $100 Gift Certificate to White Aura Candles

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Smallprint Okanagan & Silver Pet Prints Okanagan

Whether it be fingerprints of young siblings or of an ageing family member, a footprint of a newborn, handwriting from an old letter, or even a paw print of a beloved pet, Smallprint Okanagan and Silver Pet Prints Okanagan capture precious memories in silver. Suzanne, who is the owner of Smallprint Okanagan, handcrafts each piece of custom silver jewelry in her Kelowna home studio.

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: $125 Gift Certificate to Smallprint Okanagan or Silver Pet Prints Okanagan

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Flury Naturals

Flury Naturals was founded from the need for self care. It's the story of the ages: burn out. Local founders, Kelsey and Sam, have both faced burn out and were lucky enough to find the tools to help with stress management and self care. One of those tools was bath products, which they quickly realized others needed as well. Family and friends were gifted soaks and bath bombs for a few months before the suggestion of bringing it to market. Now, here they are, forged from the fire and ready to regulate and supply tools for your self care routine.

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: Sweater Weather, Pumpkin Spice, Lavender Lift and Sweetheart bath bombs with Oat Soak and Lavender Soak from Flury Naturals

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Natural GLOW Essentials

From her love for creating and sharing, Natural GLOW Essentials' founder, Shawna, has turned a passion into products for you to enjoy and feel good about. Based in Kelowna, Natural GLOW Essentials creates natural body, face and hair products infused with essential oils that are great for your skin and free of chemicals and toxins. Each product is handmade individually with the same loving care that Shawna founded the business with in 2017. Local, pure and simple.

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: Daily Face Glow Serum from Natural GLOW Essentials

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Spirit Gypsy

Spirit Gypsy is the coming together of all the things that we love, and that help us to be the best humans possible. Crystals, books, candles, jewelry and other accessories that help to raise your vibration, and open your eyes to the possibility of a life full of positivity and wellness. Spirit Gypsy is a women owned business operating from Kelowna that goes above and beyond to brighten your day through hand picked treasures.

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: $100 Gift Card to Spirit Gypsy

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Josefina + Co

Josefina + Co is your local source for stylish and comfortable hair scrunchies, handmade and sewn in limited runs using only premium quality materials. Domineke at Josefina + Co is local and loves what she does. It all started with Domineke making matching scrunchies to wear with her daughter and as a way to expand her creativity, the rest is history. Can you ever have too many good scrunchies?

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: $100 Gift Card to Josefina + Co

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Pink Raven Jewelry

The creator and founder of this local gem has always enjoyed the gift of being a creative person, pouring her heart into singing, painting, drawing, and playing piano. It was the popular jewelry catalog circulating the lunchroom at work that intrigued Shantelle to begin crafting pieces of her own. Pink Raven Jewelry is Shantelle’s small shop in which she makes and sells delicate and modern as well as luxe bohemian-style jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted in her home studio that is bursting at the seams with beads and paraphernalia, but she wouldn’t have it any other way!

Included in the #KelownaStrong prize package: Handcrafted necklace and earrings from Pink Raven Jewelry

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