Commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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In June of this year, the Government of Canada passed legislation to introduce a new federal statutory holiday in response to one of the calls to action (#80) outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. September 30 will mark the first observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which, as noted on the Government of Canada website, will provide “an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities…

MRDT Renewal Application Update

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Tourism Kelowna is currently supporting the City of Kelowna in renewing its 5-year agreement with the Province of British Columbia for funding through the province’s MRDT (Municipal and Regional District Tax) program. This is a lengthy application process that involves the development of an updated strategic plan, extensive consultation with business and community partners, and gathering letters of support from local accommodators, businesses, and the City of Kelowna. …

Help Create a Ripple Effect by Joining the 10 Million Acts of Kindness Movement

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This year has been filled with many challenges, and we know that our industry has been immensely affected not only by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic but also by a season of devastating wildfires and smoke. As an organization, Tourism Kelowna wanted to spread a little joy among the amazing people that make up our industry and personally thank them for the great service they provide. …

Meet Me on Bernard Wraps Up its Inaugural Year

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The Labour Day long weekend coincided with the final days of Meet Me on Bernard (MMOB) for 2021. The program, which saw the 200 - 500 blocks of Bernard Avenue open to pedestrian foot traffic only for July and August, had a very successful first year given the ebb and flow of permitted activation types, provincial health orders, and weather conditions…