Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Art of Doing Versus Being

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 07, 2021 /
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“I think, in the Western world, we have gotten overly identified with doing, and we’ve kind of forgotten the art of being. And we don’t see value in it; we think that if you’re not doing something all of the time, being very active and producing something, then you’re sort of wasting your time.” - Shakti Gawain

Your Summer Goodness: Delicious Fire Dept. Coffee To The Rescue

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Looking for your summer trifecta of delightful coffee drinks? Well, one of our favorite roasters, Fire Dept. Coffee (read our interview with them here, to learn the backstory of this great company!) has some tasty new roasts...and, in addition to their global coffee club, a new and VERY tasty spirit infused coffee club

Chantel Young: #CommunityCollegeBecause … it is a financially savvy investment for your future

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Chantel Young earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management (2020) from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She was a member of the first cohort of students to serve an internship at Rivers Casino (2016). Chantel quickly emerged from Marketing Intern to Players Club Representative, Marketing Representative, and Guest Services Specialist.

Constellations: Patricia Leavy's Second Must-Read Book This Year

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This is a popular refrain about author Patricia Leavy: She's done it again!

Words and Wisdom: Songs of Change

by Kerry Dexter / May 18, 2021 /
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Music for shifting times is what we decided to name this series, back several years ago. Circumstances continue to shift, in political situations, in nature, in personal lives, in what happens day to day. In the music, there are several sorts of change, and several ways musicians have thought about and created ideas around them.

Words and Wisdom: Songs of Change

22.33 Stories: Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

Season 01, Episode 22 - Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

Food Tours Kelowna Launches The Okanagan Food Show Podcast

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As they await a full re-opening of our beloved BC food scene, Food Tours Kelowna has taken it upon themselves to keep supporting local with The Okanagan Food Show podcast (available on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio and more podcast platforms). Murissa and Taryn Shalapata, co-founders of Food Tours Kelowna and sisters, provide unfiltered banter about local eats, drinks, and interview the unique personalities behind the Okanagan food and wine scene.

Travel is about the Journey: Climbing Kilimanjaro

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More people have climbed Kilimanjaro than one might imagine. I asked everyone I could what they knew about Kili. After much well-intended but useless advice, Sue, a client of mine, provided some crucial tips: “It’s freezing on the top. Bring the warmest clothes you have.” She shivered in remembrance. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Your Impact Makes a Difference

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2021 /
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When Harry Potter received the gift of his invisibility cloak, the note attached proclaimed, “use it well.” Perhaps that’s a message from which we can all benefit. It’s possible that it also pertains to far more than that invisibility cloak that may or may not be hanging in each of our closets. Perhaps, for both the muggles and magic folk of the world, ‘use it well’ applies to our impact, our attitude, and our choices. That impact resonates. It echoes in how we treat people, how we connect, how we enter the world, and how we leave the spaces and people with whom we interact.

Project 9: A Tribute to Beloved Tony Award-winning Musical NINE

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Musical lovers! Broadway star Glory Crampton has a new project, entitled Project 9, that we KNOW you'll be interested in. A veteran of over forty productions, Crampton created the role of Christine in the highly acclaimed Phantom (A musical based on the Phantom of the Opera legend), written by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, who created the Broadway musicals Titanic and Nine. Project 9 is an amazing COVID-era interpretation based on the film Fellini's 8 ½ and its stars.