News

College honours Butters, Embree, Pushor and Sharkey 

Okanagan College will recognize four esteemed community builders as Honorary Fellows during its 2015 Convocation ceremonies in June, including renowned Chef Rod Butters, entrepreneur Norm Embree, lawyer Rick Pushor and social planner Annette Sharkey.
 
NEW Chef Rod ButtersRod Butters is best known locally as one of Kelowna’s top chefs, but his reputation extends well beyond the Okanagan. He is the chef and owner of both RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar & bites. Butters’ career has taken him into the kitchens of the Four Seasons Hotel group including Toronto, Chateau Whistler, and Shangri-La Hong Kong, to name a few. In 1996 he became Chef de Cuisine of the world famous Wickaninnish Inn of Tofino. He relocated to Kelowna in 2000 to open the award-winning Fresco Restaurant and Lounge. He was inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Canadian Chefs Federation Honour Society in 2013 for outstanding commitment to his profession.

 
New Norm EmbreeNorm Embree has spent a lifetime working as an entrepreneur and has devoted decades to public service, most notably as the former Chair of the Interior Health Authority Board of Directors (2007-14) and as Chair of the Board of Governors as Okanagan College transitioned from Okanagan University College in 2004-05 and served until 2007.
 
Embree’s career began in securities and he eventually joined his family’s machining business, Embree Industries Ltd. of Hamilton, ON, which was founded by his grandfather in 1913. At just 34 years of age, he bought the company from his father and became President and CEO.
 
Embree moved to Salmon Arm in the late 90s and became deeply involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations. He has served as a Board member of the Salmon Arm Economic Development Advisory Committee, OUC, Haney Heritage House, Shuswap Hospice Society, Nature Trust of BC, and the College of Pharmacists of BC. He has been a driving force behind the fundraising efforts of the Shuswap Hospice Society, the BC Liberals, the Shuswap Centre for the Neskonlith First Nation and the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm.
 
New Rick PushorRick Pushor is a founding partner of Pushor Mitchell LLP in Kelowna. Established more than 40 years ago, Pushor Mitchell now numbers more than 120 employees and is the largest law firm in B.C. outside of Vancouver.
 
Pushor is a founding director of both the Rutland Rotary and the Ogopogo Rotary clubs and past director of Pathways (formerly the Central Okanagan Society for Community Living). He is the past president of the B.C. Curling Association and the B.C. Interior Junior Downhill Ski Association. He was also deeply involved in the Kelowna Minor Baseball Association, where he served as past director and was a longtime coach.
 
Annette Sharkey is the current Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan and has provided leadership in the social services field since taking on the role in 2006.
 
New Annette SharkeyRaised in Vernon, Sharkey attended classes at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector since graduating from university in front-line roles with agencies such as the RCMP, women’s centre, and immigrant services. Her passion and commitment to inspire significant change led her into the social planning field and she is a proponent of Partners in Action, a consultative model of social planning. Partners in Action has mobilized the community and created significant change when it comes to social issues.
 
Sharkey has brought more than $6 million dollars in capital into the North Okanagan through the Partners in Action model.
 
Follow this link to read more about each of the 2015 Honorary Fellows.

New bites coming to Kelowna’s campus

Taco El Pastor Culinary InkIn the coming weeks, some areas of the trades building on the Kelowna campus will be demolished. It means O’Tools will be closing its doors April 24.

Until new food service options are offered with the completion of the project (expected Spring 2016), the College will be introducing some additional food service options:

Culinary Ink (Monday to Friday, 7 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.): OC alumnus Donnie Ungaro’s socially conscious comfort food bikes will dish up items such as the Indian spiced breakfast in a naan cone served with coffee, ginger beef and pickled vegetable slaw sandwiches, and taco al pastor (pictured).  Opens April 27. 

Angelina’s Italian Beef Food Truck (Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): Italian home cooked dishes such as slow-cooked pulled beef au jus on a fresh Italian bun (the fat Italian), a hail chicken Caesar wrap, and mama mia meatballs. Opens April 22.

Rollie’s Roadhouse Food Truck (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): playful and creative, the menu features pulled pork on a cinnamon bun, taco salad in a bag, fish taco, and chicken on a waffle. Opens April 23.          

Those will bolster the regular service offered by the Cafeteria, which will be open regular hours until June 19, close for the summer, and then will reopen for the fall term.  

Fezziwigs, located in the Centre for Learning, will be open extended hours throughout the summer (Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 4 p.m.). DeBeans in the Student Services building will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday from now until the fall.

For any inquiries about food services on campus, please contact Brad Piontek.

Inland donation drives home local industry support
for trades campaign

Inland donationA 1968 Canadian Kenworth diesel drag semi nicknamed The Smoking Gun roared in the background as the Inland Kenworth team in West Kelowna presented a $50,000 pledge cheque to Okanagan College’s Bright Horizons Building for Skills Campaign.

The donation will help build a bay in the new three-storey Trades Training Complex currently under construction along KLO Road. Boyd McConnachie, vice president of business development at Inland commented that having local businesses work together to develop and support homegrown talent was key for growing the economy.

A B.C. based truck dealership, Inland has been established in the Okanagan for more than 65 years, and owns dealerships in Western Canada and the Southwestern United States.

Read the press release about the donation here and to find out more about the campaign follow this link.

Coyotes games at the diamond this weekend

The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team will host their final home games of the 2015 season at Elks Stadium this weekend.  It is the second-to-last week of the season, and all five Canadian College Baseball Conference teams will descend on Kelowna to play ball.
 
Coyotes logoComing off of a two game sweep of first place team the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack and a split with Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners, the team hopes to make a move on the leading Wolfpack. The Coyotes are statistically the top pitching team in the league and have issued the fewest walks.

At Saturday night’s game, four graduating seniors from the team – Tyler Pentland, Bryan Elias, Brennan Reidy and Marcus Drewry—will be recognized for their contribution to the team.  
 
Catch a game this weekend at Elks Stadium:
Friday, April 24:

  • 12:30 p.m. OC Coyotes vs. TRU Wolfpack
  • 6:30 p.m. OC Coyotes vs. UofC Dinos

Saturday, April 25:

  • 12 p.m. OC Coyotes vs. TRU Wolfpack
    (opening ceremonies, Kelowna Minor Baseball)
  • 7:30 p.m. OC Coyotes vs. PBA Dawgs (Senior Night)

For team stats and updates visit www.okanagancollegebaseball.ca

College alumnus gives back to his alma mater
in more ways than one 

Dale Lamb donationOkanagan College alumnus Dale Lamb, President of D.K.L. Financial Services Inc., has made a generous $50,000 contribution to help build a state-of-the-art classroom space at the College’s new Trades Training Complex in Kelowna, as part of the Bright Horizons Building for Skills campaign.

There's one key set of tools that all trades students need but won’t find in a tool box, explained Lamb: the tools to manage their money. Lamb has also stepped up to sponsor a series of financial literacy and money management presentations for students. He notes that trades students especially, as they step into high-paying employment that often involves complicated contracts and work in and out-of-province, should learn a few key money management skills specific to their sector and type of employment.

Lamb, who has called the Okanagan Valley home for the past 36 years, saw the opportunity to donate to the College as a way to show his own children that giving back is important and makes an impact.

Click here to read the press release.

Trio of business students seek votes
in The Economist’s competition

Fourth-year Okanagan College Bachelor of Business students Karen Vandergaag, David Langille and Curtis Loyd, coached by College professor Dr. Yunke He (a CFA Charterholder) faced a challenging business case competition as part of an academic exercise on the global stage. The prize up for grabs: $15,000 US.

The Economicst TeamCompeting in The Economist’ magazine's Find a Zero: Which Billion Dollar Company Will be Bankrupt by 2020 competition, they were one of 17 international teams to identify a company currently valued at billions of dollars, and explain why they thought it has the potential to fail within five years.

Sponsored by Kerrisdale Capital Investment (an investment management firm based in New York that is known to publically engage in the practice of “short selling” securities), the competition saw teams from the US, Finland, Hong Kong and Britain participate. The only other Canadian team entered was from Carleton University.

The purpose of the competition is for students to research and identify business strategies used by actual companies that may be over-valued in the markets. Okanagan College students put together a compelling case about the telecommunications company they selected. They focused their analysis on the company’s practice of growing through acquisitions, and its effect on a company that is already highly leveraged, participating in an industry that requires ongoing transitions to new technology to remain competitive.

A $3,000 people’s choice award prize will go to the team with the most votes. To view and vote for the Okanagan College team’s entry follow this link. Winners will be announced in May. Read the full press release here.

Students place first in Human Resources case competition 

Three Okanagan College business students impressed judges at the TRU Human Resources Management Case Competition earlier in April, taking first place in a high-pressure challenge that put their business knowledge to the test.

OC HR Team WinErika Swanson, Brandi Antonucci and Kirsten Schmid, Bachelor of Business Administration students, won the competition, finishing ahead of competitors from the host school, Thompson Rivers University, as well as teams from BCIT and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Competitors were each given a case study on a real business situation and were challenged to create a 15-minute power point presentation for a panel of judges. The teams each had one hour to prepare before presenting.

It is the second time a team from the College has finished in the top three at this competition.

Click here to read the press release.

Engineering students build it up at Kelowna campus

Engineering students April 15Kelowna’s campus got a structural boost from a group of its Civil Engineering Technology students. Helping to build a new retaining wall structure as part of their class, under the guidance of professors Tom Guenther and Henry Murphy, students applied theories learned in class and gained valuable experience. As part of the project, students cleaned old glue and dirt off of recycled blocks from the old bus loop. The wall is located outside the Laboratory building.

All participants received a certificate from the block supplier, Basalite Concrete Products, for their portfolio, which is an asset they can use when they graduate and head into the job market.

Taking the stress out of exams in Salmon Arm

To help navigate the stressful time of exams, the Salmon Arm Campus Life Committee hosted its Stress Less Fair on April 9, which they hold every semester. Nearly 70 students and many staff attended the event to learn tips and strategies to help alleviate stress during the upcoming exam period. St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs were on hand to remind students to live in the moment (while still studying for their exam), and activities included acupressure sessions as well as a creative “book spine poets” station.

People

Nickoli and Perrott earn College’s Alumni Association
top honours

Sareena NickoliFormer Okanagan College students Sareena Sharma Nickoli and John Perrott embody true ambassadorship for our region. For their exceptional contributions to the communities in which they live, they are this year’s recipients of the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) awards.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Nickoli is the Director of Purchasing and Marketing at Vernon’s City Furniture & Appliances and owns her own Zumba and fitness studio. An active volunteer, she has leveraged her fitness dance skills to help raise tens of thousands for Vernon charitable initiatives by hosting Zumbathons. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (2001) and an Interior Decorating Certificate (2003) from Okanagan College.

John PerrottUnder the age of 35 and achieving remarkable success in his civic career, the Young Alumni Award recipient Perrott is the District of West Kelowna’s Economic Development Officer, a role he is pioneering. He graduated from the College’s Bachelor of Business Administration in 2003 and has demonstrated great commitment to volunteer initiatives, and helping grow the region’s economic landscape.

Nickoli and Perrott’s achievements will be celebrated at an awards ceremony and reception at the College’s Kelowna campus on October 15, 2015.

To find out more about their achievements, read the press release here.

A recipe for success, College alumnus wins big at investors’ forum

Donnie UngaroHungry for business, Okanagan College’s School of Business alumnus, and 2014 recipient of the Young Alumni Award, Donnie Ungaro took top spot at Venture Okanagan, a local investors forum held at the College’s Kelowna campus on April 9.

More than 90 spectators and business leaders heard Ungaro’s successful business pitch for Culinary Ink—a socially conscious comfort food business powered by bicycle—to a panel of Angel investors. He was rewarded with the grand prize of $5,000 from title sponsor Grant Thornton LLP to put towards the developing business.

Beginning April 27 two Culinary Ink food bikes will serve up dishes at the College’s Kelowna campus. Ungaro says you can feel good about eating his dishes, since 10 per cent of all sales will be donated to support three local charities: the Kelowna Food Bank, Metro Community and Soles4Souls.

In addition to Culinary Ink, other pitches included Motivation Engine, VO2 Master, Visland Media, Illuminous Laser System, and X Co. Venture Okanagan is a private sector entity investors’ forum that is organized collectively by the Okanagan Angel Investor Network and Enactus Okanagan College.

To read more about Donnie’s career path to becoming a culinary entrepreneur, read the press release here. For more information about Culinary Ink, including menu, visit the website.

Instructors’ new handbook to help
the teaching of math to adult learners

Math book coverOkanagan College Adult Literacy instructors Tracy Riley and Karen Sansom have published an instructor handbook of activities for Fundamental Math instructors titled Numeracy – Bringing Math and Literacy together for Adult Basic Education Learners. The book aims to enhance the delivery and engagement of learners enrolled in the Adult Academic & Career Preparation self-paced Math 41, 42, 51, 52, 61, and 62 courses.

Riley and Sansom were inspired while teaching a fundamental math course in Salmon Arm: they recognized the need to create greater synergies between the areas of math and literacy in order to build a sense of belonging and community within the students.
 
Along with the instructor handbook, a supporting Numeracy Tool Kit was created to complement and extend the activities in the handbooks. The primary goal of the Numeracy Tool Kit is to invite other instructors at all the campuses to contribute to the numeracy knowledge base, so that fundamental math learners can flourish in self-paced math courses.

Riley and Sansom were awarded funding by The Innovation Fund to facilitate the creation of the book.

April. 21, 2015, Vol. 10, Issue 2
Notices

Reminder: trades complex closures, parking (Kelowna)

Commencing on May 1, the East Wing of the existing trades complex will be closed for construction. This closure will affect four classrooms, offices spaces, tool rooms, lockers and washrooms along the south side of the Trades building. The Trades area will only be accessible by using either the East or West gates that lead into the back compound area of Trades. To support this access and transition space, Lot 15 (the staff parking lot located between the Centre for Learning and Health building) will be fenced and closed from May 1 until August 31, 2015.

Fitness facility summer hours (Kelowna)

The Kelowna campus Fitness Facility will be switching to summer hours starting May 3. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 - 4 p.m. The facility will be closed Sundays and all statutory holiday weekends.

Flags at half-mast

The Provincial Government’s protocol is for all provincial government buildings and public institutions to lower flags on specific dates. The flags at all Okanagan College campuses will be lowered to half-mast on:

  • April 28 (Workers’ Mourning Day)
  • June 23 (National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism)
  • Last Sunday in September (Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day)
  • November 11 (Remembrance Day)
  • December 6 (National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women)

Family Award application deadline - May 15

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of the Okanagan College Family Award, designed for immediate family members of continuing (regular) Okanagan College employees. This round of applications is for programs or terms starting between May 1 and August 31.

Full award criteria and the application form can be found in myOkanagan under “OC Express – Forms” and then click on “Foundation.” All applications must be date-stamped at the Student Services Administration office in Kelowna (or at the Campus Administration office in Penticton, Vernon or Salmon Arm) by May 15, 2015.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office at 250-862-5419.

Call for nominations for ILT Fellows

The Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT) is seeking nominations for four Fellow positions to serve three-year terms (June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018) in the following areas:  

  • Arts
  • Library & Institutional Research
  • Educational Technology, Information Technology, Facilities & Public Affairs
  • Salmon Arm & Revelstoke

If you are passionate about enhancing learning and teaching at Okanagan College, and are a member of one of these departments/regions (or know of a colleague who fits this description) please consider applying for one of these positions.

For additional information and a nomination form, please contact the ILT via email.

Employee health and wellness newsletter

This month's The Balance Sheet newsletter looks at responsible ways of getting fit, and also explores how depression can affect women.

On Apr. 29, from 12 to 1 p.m., Mary Roncarelli presents a webinar titled Managing the menopause middle that examines some of the challenges menopause brings to women. To register click here.

Okanagan College's employee and family assistance provider, Optum PPC Canada, provides information on issues regarding your health and well being.

Events

Connections 2015, register today

Aug. 18 -19 –Join your colleagues at Okanagan College’s 10th annual employee learning conference. Connections 2015 will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at the Kelowna campus from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from President Jim Hamilton to learn about the direction of Okanagan College (and what’s new) and attend workshops on a variety of topics, including LEAN thinking, communicating to a multicultural audience, how to adapt your teaching style and so much more.
 
Connections provides valuable opportunities to network with colleagues from all four campuses, all while having fun. To register for Connections 2015 click here.
 
To plan your day, see full descriptions of each workshop on the Workshop Planner.

Student opinion surveys as a resource (date change)

April 30 –Jan O’Brien, Okanagan College’s Institutional Research Manager, will discuss the many student surveys that are done at the institutional level each year and the purpose and accountability these provide to the institution, including reporting on student satisfaction year over year. The lunch and learn event titled Managing institutional surveys at Okanagan College, an overview of student opinion is presented by the Institute of Learning and Teaching will be held in the Centre for Dialogue (E202) from 12 - 1 p.m. in Kelowna. Visit the ILT website to register. The event was originally slated for April 16.

OC artists exhibit work at Volcanic Hills winery

Rosalind ArtMay 3 - Celebrate art at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. The Okanagan College Art Group along with College staff and students will be exhibiting a variety of their artwork at the Volcanic Hills Estate Winery.  Okanagan College’s Rosalind Warner (pictured), Vladimir Neykov, Ann Marie Ruether, Shelley Johnson, Terry Tuck, Marie Bartlett, Deb Matheson (retired) and Karen Tessier will all have art pieces on display. The drop-in, free exhibit takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2845 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna (off Hwy 97, just eight minutes south of the bridge).

Roundabout workshop series

May 4 to 15 – Register and attend the unique roundabout series of workshops presented by Learning and Teaching and IT Services. Offered at all four campuses, there are 28 workshops to choose from, each one-hour, on topics focused on learning and teaching, information technology and education technology. Registered and attending individuals at the sessions will be entered to win prizes such as an iPad Mini, Chromecast or Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard. Visit the ILT website for more details and to register.

Charity golf tournament registration

May 21Register online for the 24th annual Okanagan College Foundation Charity Golf Tournament at the Okanagan Golf Club (or use this form). To volunteer or to have your department host an on-course booth, please contact Dawn Douglas.

Register a team for Inn from the Cold event

May 23 – OC Enactus students encourage you to support Inn from the Cold Kelowna’s 4th annual "Arthur Cottie" Push to End Homelessness. Through an Amazing Race style competition, pledged participants will decorate their carts at 1157 Sutherland Avenue (9 a.m.), teams then participate in a series of challenges through Kelowna, and make their way over to Kerry Park for a BBQ lunch and prizes by 1 p.m.

To register a pledge team (six people per team) or for more information email Inn from the Cold or call the shelter office at (250) 448-6403.

Media

Media interest in the progress of the the sports facility on the Vernon campus continues, as evidenced by photos taken by the Vernon Morning Star which appeared in its April 1, April 5 and April 8 editions.

The story of Brad Atkins receiving the first Tim Harder Memorial Award earned several column inches in the April 3 edition of the Vernon Morning Star.

Daily Courier columnist Steve MacNaull referenced Emil Anderson Construction’s donation of $50,000 to the Bright Horizons campaign in the April 8 print edition, recognizing that the company was the ninth organization to donate $50,000 or more.

The area media’s generous contributions to the the Bright Horizons campaign was referenced in the Kelowna Capital News on April 15. Together they have contributed over $385,000 in advertising and media support. Castanet also noted its role in helping with the media support.

Okanagan College’s participation in an education fair in Chandigarh, India was noted by the Times of India on its website on April 9.

A smiling John Haller was literally in the centre of the action as Inland Kenworth announced a $50,000 donation to the College’s Bright Horizons campaign, reflected in the Vernon Morning Star on April 19. KelownaNow.com posted on its website  and its Facebook page to acknowledge the donation. The Kelowna Daily Courier also carried coverage of the story online.

The Okanagan College student team participating in The Economist’s competition was spotlighted in the Vernon Morning Star’s April 17 edition. Results from the competition will be disclosed in May.

Capital News columnist Max DeHart extended her congratulations to OC business students for their first-place finish at the Thompson Rivers University Human Resources Management Case Competition in the April 15 edition of the paper. The story of their success was also carried in the April 18 edition of the Daily CourierEduLab also weighed in with coverage of the trio’s success.

OUC alumnus Marcel Imie was among the fastest thing on two wheels when he competed at the inaugural MotoAmerica race in Austin, Texas earlier this month. He finished eighth, even after a crash. You can read about Marcel and watch a youtube video of him racing at Castanet.

Castanet capitalized on an Okanagan College press release regarding the Alumni Association’s choices for honorees on April 17 , as did the Vernon Morning Star online.

Champions, the Daily Courier’s special section focused on amateur sports, carried the story of Christy Lovig winning the 10K in the Okanagan College Half Marathon in its April edition. The Morning Star carried the news of Vernon’s Aaron Heidt winning the half marathon in its April 1 edition.

The Coyotes’ narrow victory over the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners in the fourth game of the weekend saved them from being swept by their island opponents, a fact noticed by the Capital News in its April 15 edition. A week earlier, the paper had summarized the team’s to-date performance, with a 6-6 record. But the Coyotes had the best weekend of their season last weekend, taking three of four games in Kamloops, as reported by the Kelowna Capital News online.

The College’s spelling bee champs from Vernon better start studying, according to competitors who are starting to prepare for the April 29 Adult Spelling Bee Championship, put on by the Junction Literacy and Youth Initiatives Society of the North Okanagan – or so says an article in the Vernon Morning Star.

Okanagan College’s role in developing a new one-year viticulture technician certificate was noted by the Penticton Herald in its April 8 edition. The story also noted the partnership developing between OC and the BC Wine Grape Council focused on launching the program, hopefully by September 2016.

The story about the availability of careers in the tech sector earned the attention of the Vernon Morning Star in its April 3 edition, with the smiling face of Associate Dean Phil Ashman as part of the presentation.

The tentative deal between Okanagan College and the Okanagan College Faculty Association earned a brief in the April 8 edition of the Vernon Morning Star.

On April 8, the Kelowna Capital News carried the press release regarding the College’s Board passing a balanced budget for 2015-16. The Vernon Morning Star carried the story of the budget’s passage, but focused on the fact that tuition will be going up two per cent in its April 3 edition.

Vernon’s Enterprize Challenge – sponsored in part by Okanagan College – was the subject of a Vernon Morning Star story on April 5, with organizers congratulating finalists on the quality of their pitches. On April 12, the paper revealed the winners – Bernie and Mayleen Ramis, with the Rollin’ Springs Rolls.

Okanagan Life noted the victory of OC alumnus Donnie Ungaro in the Venture Okanagan pitch competition for his food bikes concept, as did KelownaNow.com.

The reschedule of Earth Matters environmental art competition was noted in the Vernon Morning Star on April 5, complete with the website url and news dates for submissions.

The Kelowna Daily Courier’s regular review of historical events turned up a news report about the outcome of a referendum held in 1965 regarding establishing a regional college in Kelowna. People in nine of 10 Okanagan School Districts indicated their support for the idea. The lone opponent? Penticton, with 83 per cent opposed.

Okanagan College Honorary Fellow Dick Cannings was on the agenda for the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society AGM on April 17, a fact noted in the April 2 Summerland Review.

The Repair Café held at the Kelowna campus by the Regional District’s Waste Reduction office earned a brief in the Kelowna Capital News on April 10. InfoTel reported on the event in its April 17 edition.

Okanagan College’s participation in Wine Festivals is getting to be a regular part of the media coverage regarding events, as characterized by an article in the Penticton Western on April 21.

The educational opportunities afforded students when the Northwest Wine Summit came to Penticton this past Sunday and Monday were highlighted in a GlobalBC segment on the news hour . The story also earned play on Vancouver City and Press.

KelownaNow.com was quick off the mark to post the story about Dale K. Lamb donating to Okanagan College when the story broke on Monday, April 20.

The showers are back in at the recreation facility being built at the Vernon Campus by the North Okanagan Regional District. Castanet  reported the story. The showers cost $340,000, by the way. It was also carried in the Vernon Morning Star

Shaw's Go!Okanagan segment on the College’s Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology program hit YouTube shortly after it aired on Friday April 17.

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