Okanagan - Kelowna - Vernon - Penticton
The pleasures of the Okanagan
It's that time again - the famous Okanagan summer is just around the corner. It seems everything that people love and often choose to move to the Okanagan for is connected to the summer weather.
We moved here 9 years ago and we are not going anywhere. My wife and I fell in love with the Okanagan easily because our first month here was April and that year it was exceptional so we loved it from day one. Now we enjoy the long growing season in the garden, the great camping weather, and the days at the lake letting the dogs swim till they drop of fatigue (we sometimes join them in the water to swim too!). The fact that we now have fruit trees on our land is also a very therapeutic reason why we would never leave the Okanagan. Neither of us had a cherry tree or plum tree on our land before and there is a certain decadence in waiting for the sunny days to make your very own delicious fruit.
The Okanagan is a great location to live and we should do everything we can to keep it that way. I don't hate progress, but let's try to keep the values and reasons intact that are why people moved here in the first place. We need to make sure that the power people know what we want and what we don't want. Tell your new and old political leaders to maintain the Okanagan lifestyle the way it is and stay away from all those ideas that corrupt the big city. We like the fact that we have small local shops, and local farmers selling their bounty of fruits and vegetables. We should even encourage businesses to do more 4 x 10 hour sifts to allow employees to have three days off each week to go to the lake and put their toes in once in a while. It is up to the employers / businesses of the Okanagan to retain their employees and use what this area has to offer and use the Okanagan to their advantage. Create work schedules that are conducive to your employees having a life outside of work giving them extra energy once they are back at work on Mondays!
The Okanagan is a unique place where people come to enjoy the lake any way they can and get a taste of what life should be!
Kelowna Catering in the Okanagan,
also Catering in Vernon, Penticton, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Oliver, BC
Also catering at Silver Star - Big White - Apex.
Private Chef Martin has been catering in the Okanagan Valley including
Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton since 2004