Chamber adds new members

Health and wellness is always a priority at the start of the year, and we have two new practitioners in town.

Health and wellness is always a priority at the start of the year, and we have two new practitioners in town.

Lorna Richard of Freedom Dove is a spiritual life coach, who dedicates herself to the mind, body and spiritual well-being of her clients.

Ingrid Tourigny joins the Summerland Health and Wellness Centre as an acupuncturist, shiatsu therapist, therapeutic laser therapist, meditation teacher and counselor with more than 22 years experience.

Bayside Backhoe Service, owned by Dave Klammer, provides help with land development, excavation, drainage, and utilities while Titan Tile Ltd., provides their services throughout the South Okanagan. Rob Mitchell of T Electric is a mobile electrical contractor now operating in Summerland.

Goodbye, hello

This month has seen some changes on Main Street.

On Feb 1, Jen Collins handed over her keys to Sarah Nilson, the new owner of Main St. Fitness and Yoga Studio.

Jen made the Studio a welcome addition to the energy of downtown over the past 18 months.

Sarah, the new owner, is a busy woman who also owns and operates Golden Wrench Contracting Plumbing and Heating with her husband, Brad.

Also changing on Main Street is Drew’s Kitchen, which closed its doors last week. But Main Street’s loss is the Summerland Golf and Country Club’s gain as Drew takes up the position of executive chef.

Online changes

Cody Wright, one of our new members last year, has launched his new company website.

The Synergy Home Inspections site makes things easier for potential customers to see the services offered, as well as learn useful information about their homes.

One of Summerland’s most historic attractions has launched their new updated website this month.

The new site offers visitors and locals alike a quick and easy way to learn more about the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and book and pay on-line.


As well as being one of our finalists for the Summerland Business and Community Awards, What the Fungus is in the top five finalists for Best Company in the Small Business B.C. Awards.

British Columbians voted for their favourite small businesses with a total of 535 published nominees from 71 communities across British Columbia.

Winners were announced on Feb. 25 in Vancouver.

Edward Jones financial advisor Chantelle Meriam, and branch office administrator Retha Marsden, both from the Edward Jones office 5-13604 Victoria Rd. N., have qualified as one of the top 150 branch teams in North America.

One of only four Canadian branch teams to qualify, Chantelle and Retha will attend an exclusive event that recognizes the achievements of top Edward Jones Branch Teams at the Edward Jones Headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. in early March.

Local artist, singer-songwriter, and health and wellness practitioner becomes best-selling author Tanya Graham, of Tanya Graham Art, has added another achievement to her already full life by becoming a best-selling author.

At the end of last year, Tanya published Possibilities in Parenting, a collaboration with 18 other authors who share their personal revelations to help make life as a parent easier and more fulfilling.

The artist, singer-songwriter, and Access Consciousness Bars facilitator recently joined the Summerland Health and Wellness Centre where she offers private Bars sessions.

Open house


Artplay Adventures open house

will  be held March 8, Summerland Health and Wellness Centre invites you to learn more about their services at their shared facility on Henry Avenue.


The open house will let you meet  Denise Deleeuw of Summerland Reflexology,  Di Owens of Beauty and the Brit, Tanya Graham of Tanya Graham Art, and Creative Wellness Technique Practitioner, Ingrid Tourigny.

The open house takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. with Saxon Estates Winery.

Magazine feature

This month, Dominion Cider Co. was featured in Montecristo Magazine.

The article gave insight into the people behind our newest Summerland cidery, Mike Harris, Luke Cyca, and Robin Cairns.

The trio, who made their first batch last year, run all areas of the business, including operating their own 10-acre orchard,pressing and fermenting.

Vicky Jones is the communications and membership coordinator with the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.