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BC Wine Information Society Award celebrates viticulture student's grape expectations

K McCaffreyThe BC Wine Information Society, one of the province's foremost authorities on wine, predicts great things for Okanagan College's viticulture students, as they step out into B.C.'s ever more popular wine industry.

Laura Kowalchuk, Manager B.C.Wine Information Centre, which is operated by the Society, awarded one of two annual awards sponsored by the society to a very deserving and excited student.

Kathleen McCaffrey, who is currently completing the Viticulture Certificate program at the Penticton campus, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 BC Wine Information Society Award, valued at $1,500. Kathleen was selected for her early track record of excellence in wine studies and for her thirst for continuing her education when it comes to the noble BC grape.

“I am so excited and grateful for this award,” says McCaffrey, who completed a degree in Business at Okanagan College before enrolling in the Viticulture program. “It’s a huge boost and will help with tuition for the next course I’m taking, which is focused on

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 wine sales.”

“On behalf of the BC Wine Information Society, I would like to congratulate Kathleen McCaffrey on her accomplishments in the Viticulture program,” says Kowalchuk. “The Viticulture program at Okanagan College is unique in the valley and we’re pleased to see that students can study here and learn in the same location as they’ll be working; they get so many great opportunities to connect with wineries, learn all the different jobs they could have, and really see what Okanagan wine is all about.”

Read more in the press release.