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Dec 2, 2020

Okanagan We Got This Loves Local: Winners of Okanagan Experience Announced

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December 2, 2020

OKANAGAN WE GOT THIS LOVES LOCAL

Winners of Okanagan Experience Announced

KELOWNA - Okanagan Chambers of Commerce are making sure some lucky residents can relax and explore the region when travel is again encouraged.

Through the Okanagan We Got This coalition, Chambers of Commerce from Enderby to Osoyoos hosted the Experience Okanagan contest and hundreds of entries were received from across the valley.

“Experience Okanagan is part of a broader initiative to promote shop local and profile some of the amazing small businesses we have in the valley,” said Dan Rogers, Executive Director, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. “Encouraging people to think and shop local is particularly important as we head into the Christmas shopping season.”

“The Okanagan provides such diversity in terms of activities, amenities, and scenery and our goal is to promote businesses in our own backyard. Showing local some love is vital in the short-term and exploring the region when it is permitted, will also help accelerate the Okanagan’s economic recovery.”

The winners of the Experience Okanagan packages are:

Faye Craven of Kelowna, Gayle Voyer of West Kelowna, Debbie Ranger of Penticton, Jody Gavaris of Osoyoos/Oliver, Mike Babbott of Armstrong Spallumcheen, Diane Hutchinson of Enderby, along with Teresa Sanders and Jake Gibson, both of Greater Vernon.

The Okanagan We Got This coalition consists of the Chambers of Commerce in Enderby, Armstrong Spallumcheen, Greater Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and South Okanagan, as well as the Greater Westside Board of Trade.  The coalition is helping businesses in the Okanagan access information on government programs and guidelines, share success stories, and reinforce the power of shopping local as a means of economic recovery from the pandemic.

For more information:  Dan Rogers, Executive Director Kelowna Chamber dan@kelownachamber.org

Okwegothis@gmail.com

Join the Campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OKwegotthis