Light Up The Vines

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SATURDAY NOV. 23, SATURDAY NOV. 30 AND SUNDAY DEC. 1, 2019

Light Up The Vines runs 3 — 8 p.m.

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drives 18 wineries, 3 cideries, brewery, and distillery will open their doors and turn on the holiday lights from 3 pm to 8 pm. Visitors can ‘Sip ‘n Shop’ their way along Bottleneck Drive and enjoy tastings, live music, holiday lights and special discounts on some of the region’s best wines, ciders, beer, and spirits. Just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. Some of the tasting rooms will offer special treats like warm spiced cider or mulled wine, bonfires, complimentary snacks like crepes or bratwurst and DIY s’ mores to name a few.

Visitors also have a chance to win a prize package valued at over $500 by collecting five stamps with a ‘Light up the Vines’ passport. Available at participating tasting rooms along the way.

*Tasting fees may apply and include donations to Critteraid and the Summerland Food Bank.

Annual Summerland Festival of Lights

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019 | 4:00PM – 9:00PM | DOWNTOWN SUMMERLAND

The Festival of Lights was conceived 32 years ago by 4 Summerland Businessmen, Jerry Hallquist, Art Sewell, Allan Fabbi and Bruce Hallquist under the umbrella of the Downtown Business Improvement Area of the day. It was originally started to help showcase the businesses of downtown Summerland and it certainly has over the years.

To get the event started, the committee sold strings of Christmas lights to every merchant/building owners in the downtown area, to decorate their buildings and approximately 25,000 lights were sold that first year. The District of Summerland became involved and decorated the light standards on the streets and other public buildings in the downtown area.

At the time, it was the only festival of its kind in the Okanagan and has been well attended every year!  Out of all the festivals that were done over the early years in downtown, no one had any idea that the Summerland Festival pf Lights would be the only one to survive 32 years later.  Festival of Lights was an instant success with an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in attendance for the first event.  It continues to thrive today and is not only a premier holiday event for Summerland, but for the whole Okanagan.

Christmas Light UP @ Silver Star

One of our biggest nights of the year is back! Come up and enjoy the magic of SilverStar’s annual Christmas Light Up!

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Join us for a night of festivities to kick off the holiday season. We’ll have fun for the whole family: everything from local crafts and talents, hot food and drinks, sleigh rides, fire dancers, fireworks, Santa Claus and more. All in the heart of our mountain village. This is one fun-filled night you’ll definitely not want to miss out on!

*Please note: Our parking lots fill up early (before 5pm) for this event. Please car pool and take advantage of local shuttle services. There will be shuttles running from the parking lots to the village and it’s recommended to park in E lot so that you don’t miss anything while searching for closer parking.

Cost: FREE

New this year: We will be offering $10 sightseeing rides ($30 for 4) on the gondola! There’s nothing quite like seeing the village lights from the top of the mountain inside a cozy gondola cabin. If you’re lucky with your timing, you may even witness the fireworks during your ride! There will be multiple locations in the village to purchase a sight seeing ticket. The gondola will be running from 5pm to 7:30pm with last cabin loading at 7:20pm.

*Season pass holders ride for free

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  7:30 PM
  • SilverStar Mountain Resort123 Shortt StreetBC, V1B 3M1Canada

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Housing Market Update Webcast November 2019

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the October 2019 statistics.

Click here to visit our YouTube channel. Read the news release here.

For more information, please contact:
Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 604.505.6793
Email: bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca

Home Sales Continue Normalization Trend in October

Vancouver, BC – November 13, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,666 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, an increase of 19.3 per cent from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $724,045, an increase of 5.1 per cent from October 2018. Total sales dollar volume was $5.55 billion, a 25.4 per cent increase from the same month last year.

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“Most markets around the province are returning to a more typical level of sales activity,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “That recovery in sales and slower listings activity is putting upward pressure on prices in many markets.”

MLS® residential active listings in the province were up 1 per cent from September 2018 to 36,567 units, although down slightly when compared on a seasonally adjusted basis. With sales and listings down, overall market conditions in the province have tightened, with a sales-to-active listings ratio of 21 per cent.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was down 9 per cent to $45.3 billion, compared with the same period in 2018. Residential unit sales were 6.2 per cent lower at 65,468 units, while the average MLS® residential price was down 3 per cent year-to-date at $691,618.

For more information, please contact: 

Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 604.505.6793
Email: bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca

Fire Safety for Children

The Facts:

Children are particularly vulnerable to burns and fire deaths. To prevent fire and burn injuries from affecting your preschooler, teach them the following fire and life safety lessons.

  • Tell a grown-up when you find matches and lighters
  • Practice an escape plan
  • Crawl low, under smoke
  • Cool a burn
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll

Teaching these lessons has proven to save lives. Together, we can make a difference.

Tell a Grown-up when you find Matches and Lighters

Matches and lighters are one of the leading causes of fire deaths among young children. Most children are fascinated with fire and try to imitate adult behaviour.

Teaching tips:

  • Lighters and matches are tools for grown-ups only, not toys for children.
  • Keep lighters and matches stored safely out of reach and out of sight in a locked container.
  • Teach children to tell a grown-up when they find matches and lighters. They should not touch them.
  • Remind smokers to keep matches and lighters safely out of reach.
  • Continuous supervision of young children is the best prevention.

Crawl Low Under Smoke

In a fire, smoke containing toxic gases and heat rises toward the ceiling. This means the cleanest air is closest to the floor.

Teaching tips:

  • Teach children to use an alternate route if they encounter smoke or flames during their escape.
  • If they must escape through smoke, children should crawl on their hands and knees staying below the smoke where the air is easier to breathe.

STOP, DROP, and ROLL

Everyone can learn that if their clothes catch on fire,

STOP where you are, do not run.

DROP immediately to the ground and cover your face with your hands.

ROLL over and over to smother the flames.

Practice an Escape Plan

Young children often die in fires because they try to hide from smoke or flames. These needless deaths may easily be prevented by developing a home escape plan.

Teaching tips:

  • Teach children that a smoke alarm warns them of fire or smoke and when they hear the sound, they should start their home escape plan.
  • As a family, develop a home escape plan which includes two ways out of every room
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows your family meeting place outside of your home.
  • Practice your plan by sounding the smoke alarm and following your escape routes to your outside meeting place
  • Remind children never to go back inside until a parent or firefighter says it’s “OK” Once safely outside, call 911 from a neighbours house.

Cool a Burn

Running cool water over a burn immediately will reduce its severity.

Teaching tips:

  • Children should be taught to always tell a grown-up if they are burned.
  • Cool the burn by placing it under cool water for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Never use ice, ointments, or butter on a burn. This traps the heat inside and makes the burn worse.

Kelowna Chevrolet’s Comedy for a Cause for the Food Bank

Kelowna Chevrolet, the best place to buy a new or used vehicle in the Okanagan, is excited to present Comedy for a Cause for the Central Okanagan Food Bank!

 

 

Come out for a night of laughs featuring Kelowna’s top comedians, as seen on Just for Laughs Northwest, the Kelowna Comedy Festival, and in venues across Canada.

The night will be hosted by Taz McNally!

100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  8:30 PM
  • Dakoda’s Sports Bar and Grill1574 Harvey AvenueKelowna, BC, V1Y 6G2Canada 
  • Cost: $20 at the door

* Please double check date, time and location with the host, as this information is subject to change *