Golden memories


Visiting the College's Kelowna campus on Friday, Sept. 26 proved to be a special occasion for Mona Trussell and Alice Hay.

The longtime friends were among 13 students who completed the nursing program as the first graduating class of the BC Vocational School on Sept. 26, 1964. Their return to campus marked exactly five decades since their graduation day.

President Jim Hamilton spent some time with the alumna, who were treated to a tour of the College's state-of-the-art nursing lab with Associate Dean Phil Ashman.

Though there have been many changes on campus over the course of 50 years, both Trussell and Hay said visiting the College felt like coming home.


Young Chefs

Young Chefs

The Young Chefs competition will return to Okanagan College on Oct. 9 as part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival’s series of culinary events and will showcase the talents of several Okanagan College apprentice chefs and alumni, including chefs from Waterfront Wines, Kraft Kitchen, The Delta Grand Okanagan, Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant, and the Eldorado Hotel.

The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Centre for Learning at the Kelowna campus. Tickets are $60, include a Safe Ride Home and can be purchased online.

Read the press release to learn more.


Sensory Wine Centre 

Wine Sensory Centre Opening partners

The new BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence at the College's Penticton campus has officially opened.

Creation of the $650,000 facility was made possible by a $300,000 donation from the BC Wine Information Society, for which the centre is named.

This state-of-the-art, 120-square-metre space provides a quality tasting and educational space for sensory evaluation of wine and food and is the first of its kind in the Okanagan Valley.

For details on programs offered in this facility, follow this link.