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Morning Start: Concussions in Canada

Your morning start for Friday, Sept. 16
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Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Friday started!

Fun Fact: Today is National Concussion Awareness Day. Did you know that approximately 200,000 Canadians will suffer a concussion every year?

On this day

In 1869, the world’s first hole-in-one in golf is recorded in Scotland.

In 1965, singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to David Bowie to avoid confusion as a member of The Monkees had the same name.

In 1993, ‘Frasier’ premieres.

In 1997, Apple names Steve Jobs as the company’s interim CEO.

National holidays

Today is National Choose Your Chocolate Day, Collect Rocks Day, Barber Day, National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day, National Play-Doh Day, National Guacamole Day, National Tattoo Story Day, National Stepfamily Day, National Sit with a Stranger Day, National Tradesmen Day, Working Parents Day, and (this seems mean and unnecessary) Stay Away From Seattle Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Legendary broadcaster coming to Kelowna for BC Sports Hall of Fame Summit. Learn more here.

Sedin twins spotted in Penticton ahead of Canucks’ Young Stars Classic. Learn more here.

Coldstream boat launch closed for upgrade. Learn more here.


Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien almost forgot he was almost up to bat. What makes it better is the broadcast telling a story about him at the same time.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with singer Nick Jonas (30), singer Mark Anthony (54), actress Alexis Bledel (41), actress Amy Poehler (51), actor Mickey Rourke (70), and actress Molly Shannon (58).

Have a great weekend everyone! Stay safe!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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