• Saturday , 28 January 2023

Events are back on with World of Wheels, Rotary dance, Excellence Awards and more

Chamber general manager Patrick Van Minsel. Photo contributed.

Patrick Van Minsel
Peachland Chamber of Commerce

The Peachland Chamber of Commerce is welcoming an easing of COVID-19 health mandates as a way of supporting businesses and the community.

The BC Ministry of Health announced that effective Mar. 11 at 12:01 a.m., face coverings are no longer required for people in all indoor public settings.

The province also announced that effective 12:01 a.m. on Apr. 8, the proof of vaccination card will no longer be required. We are happy to hear that B.C. can move ahead with a substantive change to the health mandates, and we are confident that this will be a significant catalyst for economic recovery. Removing masks means businesses and customers can return to relationships where importance is placed on smiles and connections. And when vaccination passports are no longer required on Apr. 8, businesses and non-profits can welcome everyone. We encourage the public to use the lifting of restrictions to maintain their support for local companies as they are the backbone of our community.

The Okanagan Folk School (OKFS), ever wonder what they do? Well, now you have the chance to find out! On Sunday, Apr. 10, OKFS is holding its first open house where you can meet the directors and instructors, become a member, become an instructor, and enjoy demonstrations and the food provided by the Peachland Lions Club. The location of the open house is at 5878 Beach Ave, TNI Chamber 2.0 Business Centre, across from Heritage Park. For more information, contact Murray Wood at info@okfolkschool.ca or 604 786 9908.

Hainle Vineyard Estate Winery announced the release of their 2022 wines. One of the new wines you can taste is the 2021 Hainle Cuvee, a totally different blend from their 2020 Cuvee that includes Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Vidal, and Sauvignon Blanc this time. A tad sweeter than the 2020 Cuvee but still sits in the dry wine section. It’s a bright, edgy wine with tropical fruit salad flavours on the palate. Pair it with Thai chicken or spring rolls! You can visit the winery located at 5355 Trepanier Bench Rd.

Pam Cunningham announced that World of Wheels is a go. So join many car enthusiasts on Sunday, May 22 rain or shine!

Bailey Dube, manager of Canadian Blood Services, told us they will have their next donation event in Peachland on May 30 and 31 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Peachland Community Centre.

Congratulations to Budding Creations; they celebrate their first anniversary on April 20. Visit their location at 4402 2nd Street. 

How about Johnston Meier Insurance? They are celebrating 30 years on April 1. Laura told us to keep our eyes open for the official announcement.

Feeling in the mood for some music and dance? The Peachland Rotary Club presents “It’s a Celebration” on Saturday, Apr. 2, featuring Marty Edwards and The Revival. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Peachland Community Centre. Tickets are available at the Peachland Pharmacy, and can also be purchased directly from Rotarians, or by calling 250 767 6689.

The Peachland Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that tickets are now available to join us as we recognize and celebrate the hard-working businesses, non-profit organizations, businesses, and community leaders at the 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards. The event will be held on Saturday, Apr. 30 at the Peachland Community Centre. This year’s theme is Peachland Proud. Get your tickets early; this event sells out fast! Early bird tickets are $65, available until the end of the month at www.peachlandchamber.com.

Voting for the 2022 Business Excellence Awards is now open! Vote for your favourite business or community group by visiting peachlandchamber.com. 

Welcome to our newest members!

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Dr. Sylvia Peske, psychological services. As a Ph.D.-level psychologist, she’s had exposure to many different therapeutic modalities and approaches. She loves that these experiences and teachings offer insight into the human condition. Therefore, she tends to view the human condition from the bigger picture adopting a holistic perspective of the various factors influencing our psyche. Call 778 594 1616 for more information. 

A New Beginning Hypnotherapy‘s Terri Wishart (CHT) is a graduate of the Coastal Academies of hypnotic Arts and Science and is certified with the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Call 250 469 3590 or email terri@anewbeginninghypnotherapy.com to get in touch.

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