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Melissa McCluskey

Loving life in Kelowna since moving to the city from Calgary in the spring of 2015. As part of Tourism Kelowna’s Marketing & Communications team, Melissa promotes Kelowna through our social media channels, provides online trip planning assistance, and oversees a variety of industry communication. When she’s not promoting Kelowna to visitors, Melissa can be found enjoying local theatre and live music, appreciating the city’s ever-expanding food scene (including frequent visits to Bliss Bakery), or relaxing at home with a good book.

7 Ways to Continue Supporting Local This Holiday Season and Beyond

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Over the course of this past year, local businesses in Kelowna have had to adapt and persevere, working hard to keep their customers and employees safe while continuing to offer top-notch products and services. As we head into a holiday season unlike any we have seen before, continuing to show support for these local businesses in any way you can is more important than ever…

Tourist in Your Own Town: Rutland

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Living in central Kelowna means that Rutland is not far from our home, so it is one of the Kelowna neighbourhoods we visit often. This vibrant community in east Kelowna—named after John Rutland, an Australian farmer who moved to the area in 1902—boasts an array of natural spaces, dining options, and culture for all to enjoy…