News from the Peachland Chamber of Commerce
Peachland B&B Awarded 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Okanagan Oasis B&B is celebrating its tenth anniversary by receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 per cent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
This isn’t the first time owners Chris and Sheila Hawthorne have received accolades from TripAdvisor. In May of 2011, they were thrilled to have their B&B named by TripAdvisor as one of the “Top 10 to-die-for Inns and B&B’s” in the world in an email sent out to the thousands of TripAdvisor members worldwide. They were listed as number three, behind a B&B in Scotland and an Inn in Massachusetts.
“We’re thrilled to get this recognition from TripAdvisor” says owner Chris Hawthorne, “it really shows that we have set ourselves apart from the regular B&B experience.”
Sheila adds, “We market ourselves as a mini-resort so that potential guests understand that they are welcome to enjoy the heated salt water pool, hot tub, and other amenities we offer so they don’t have to leave our property for the day if they don’t want to. Consequently we have many returning guests that spend 1-2 weeks with us to really enjoy a unique B&B resort experience.”
Welcome New Members
The Notary Group has several branches throughout the Okanagan to help you. B.C. notaries are efficient and cost-effective and can help with a wide range of legal services. Our notaries have decades of combined experience in buying and selling homes and businesses (including Westbank First Nation properties), financing and refinancing homes; wills, powers of attorney and regular notarizations such as affidavits, consent letters and other documents. Contact Lawrence E. Stevens, Jr., 250-768-1777, fax 250-768-1070, #105- 2205 Louie Drive, Westbank, BC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thenotarygroup.ca
Starsicles - Okanagan’s own gourmet popsicle business – Taste the Dream ! Starsicles are little pieces of ice art on a stick and much care and love goes into every one of our handmade gourmet popsicles! With a commitment to using all natural local ingredients our pops are packed full of wholesome goodness! Not only do we have flavors sure to please all ages, we are also famous for our “Wobbly Pops” made with a kiss of real alcohol sure to please the grownups in the crowd! Events are Starsicles specialty, particularly customizing flavors and names just for your special occasion. This includes a broad range of festivals and summer parties to weddings. Starsicles will bring a unique and special shine to your event, leaving your guests Starsicle happy! Please feel free to contact Rain Shields at 778-214-2747 or email@example.com.
Information on Peachland Bats, live footage of life in the roost, examining bat pup specimens, and viewing progress of Peachland Primary are all part of free public tours being offered each Tuesday during July and August. Tours begin at 3 p.m. and are 30 to 45 minutes. Thirty-seven people have attended to date, including visitors from Switzerland, Alberta, and communities throughout BC. This program has been received with enthusiasm by visitors. Biologist Tanya Luszcz continues to be the main resource for information.
SAVE THE DATES– The Homestead Organic Farm is hosting our first Business After Hours after a busy summer on Wednesday September 19 .The Homestead is located in Peachland and produces certified organic veggies, berries, tree fruit and hay. They operate a home-delivered veggie box program for Peachland, Westbank, and Kelowna residents and you can also find them every Sunday at the Peachland Farmers Market. Their produce can also be found in the Peachland IGA. This will be a beautiful location for our first fall Business After Hours.