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Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and Okanagan Lake

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Location of Kelowna within the Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Central Okanagan
Settled 1879
Incorporated 1905
Government
 - Mayor Sharon Shepherd
 - Governing body Kelowna City Council
 - MP Ron Cannan
 - MLAs Al Horning
Sindi Hawkins
Area
 - City 283 km²  (109.3 sq mi)
Elevation 344 m (1,129 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 106,707
 - Density 229.1/km² (593.4/sq mi)
 - Demonym Kelownan
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V1P
Area code(s) 250
Website:Kelowna.ca

Kelowna (2007 population 123,460, metropolitan population of 165,596) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Its name derives from a native term for "female grizzly bear." Image File history File links Photo of downtown Kelowna and the surrounding areas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kelowna-flag. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Regional_District_of_Central_Okanagan,_British_Columbia_Location. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into Regional Districts, analogous to counties in other jurisdictions. ... The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Kelowna City Council is the governing body for Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... Ronald (Ron) Cannan (born 1961) is a Canadian Member of Parliament. ... Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... Al Horning (born Edward Allan Horning 11 June 1939 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... Sindi Hawkins is the British Columbia Liberal Party MLA for Kelowna-Mission. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Okanagan Lake is a large, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. ... The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km...


Kelowna is the seat of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, the third-largest metropolitan area in British Columbia (after the Vancouver and Victoria), and the largest in the British Columbia Interior. With scenic lake vistas and a dry, mild Canadian climate, Kelowna has become one of the fastest growing cities in North America. The appropriate management of such rapid development (and its attendant consequences) is a source of significant debate within the community. Kelowna is the second most expensive housing market in Canada (behind Vancouver).[1] Because of the Okanagan's climate and vineyard-filled scenery, it has sometimes been compared to California. The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... The British Columbia Interior or BC Interior or Interior of British Columbia, usually referred to only as The Interior, is one of the three main regions of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the other two being the Lower Mainland, which comprises the overlapping areas of Greater Vancouver and the... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ...


Kelowna also ranks as the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada. The table below lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2001 Census[1] and the Canada 2006 Census. ...

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History

Kelowna, 1920
Kelowna, 1920

First settled by missionaries in 1859, Kelowna was officially incorporated in 1905. Neighbouring towns include Westbank to the west across the lake, Lake Country and then Vernon to the north, Peachland to the southwest and further to the south, Summerland and Penticton. Image File history File links Kelowna_1920. ... Image File history File links Kelowna_1920. ... Westbank is one of many communities within the unincorporated Electoral Area Westside in the province of British Columbia. ... Lake Country is a District Municipality with a population of approximately 10,000 in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. ... Vernon is a city in the south central region of British Columbia called the Okanagan at the north end of Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. ... Peachland is a small town of about 5000 people in the Okanagan Valley, on the west side of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. ... Summerland (2003 population 11,179) is a community on the west side of Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... Penticton ( ) is a city in south central British Columbia between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake (at one time known officially as Dog Lake). According to the 2001 census its population is 30,985 (41,574 in the greater area). ...


The service industry employs the most people in Kelowna, the largest city in the tourist-oriented Okanagan Valley. In summer, boating is popular, and in winter, Alpine skiing at the nearby Big White Ski Resort. A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Big White Ski Resort (Big White from here after) is located 56 kilometres southeast of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Kelowna produces wines that have a worldwide reputation. Vineyards are common around and south of the city where the climate is ideal for the many wineries. Notable ones include the Mission Hill Estate Winery, specifically for its unique architectural design. However, at least two major wineries were damaged or destroyed in 2003 due to the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. Kelowna is also the home of Sun-Rype, a popular manufacturer of fruit juice and snacks. Areas of grape cultivation in Canada While most of Canada is too cold for grape growing, Canadian wine is produced in Southern Ontario and southern British Columbia. ... A common vineyard. ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... The fire spreads from Rattlesnake Island View of the fire from Westbank Satellite image of the 2003 fire On August 16, 2003 a wildfire was started by a lightning strike near Rattlesnake Island in Okanagan Mountain Park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Sun-Rype Products Ltd. ...


With roots dating back to 1965, Okanagan College is the predominant centre for vocational and undergraduate post-secondary education in Kelowna. With over 5000 full-time students it constitutes the largest college in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland and Victoria. The University of British Columbia took over the North Kelowna campus of Okanagan University College (now Okanagan College) on July 1, 2005. While UBCO continues to offer many of OUC's undergraduate programs, UBC Okanagan also offers Engineering and Management undergraduate programs and has developed Graduate programs in most disciplines. Okanagan College is the predominant vocational and undergraduate post-secondary institution in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver. ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Okanagan College is the predominant vocational and undergraduate post-secondary institution in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. ... The campus in late spring getting decked out for Convocation. ...


Kelowna was home to the late Premier of British Columbia, W.A.C. Bennett and is the birthplace of his son, William R. Bennett, who also served as Premier of the province. The Honourable William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC, OC (September 6, 1900 – February 23, 1979) was a Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... William Richards Bennett, or simply Bill Bennett (born August 18, 1932) was Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (1975-1986). ...


Former Major League Baseball players, Jeff Zimmerman of the Texas Rangers, his brother Jordan Zimmerman, and Paul Spoljaric were born here. The city is also home to The Grapes of Wrath, one of Canada's most popular rock bands in the 1980s and early 1990s. Evangeline Lilly of the hit TV show Lost was discovered on the streets of Kelowna. MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Jeff Zimmerman (born August 9, 1972 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) was a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Jordan Zimmerman (born on April 28, 1975 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) is a former Major League pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. ... Paul Nikola Spoljaric (born September 24, 1970 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian former left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The Grapes of Wrath are a Canadian folk rock band, who were one of Canadas most successful pop bands in the late 1980s and early 1990s before disbanding in 1992. ... Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian Golden Globe-nominated actress. ... Lost is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Australia and the United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ...


Enduring legend has it that various celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, own houses in the area; as Kelowna grows, celebrity-sightings are giving Ogopogo-sightings a run for their money. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Ogopogo is the name given a lake monster reported to live in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Demographics

According to the Statistics Canada 2001 census[2], the population estimates there were 96,288 people residing in Kelowna and 147,739 people residing in the Greater Kelowna Area. 48.4% of residents were male and 51.6% were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 4.8% of the resident population of Kelowna. This compares with 5.2% in British Columbia, and 5.6% for Canada overall.


In mid-2001, 18.4% of the resident population in Kelowna were of retirement age (65 and over for males and females) compared with 13.2% in Canada, therefore, the average age is 41.1 years of age comparing to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada.


In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Kelowna grew by 8.2%, compared with an increase of 4.9% for British Columbia as a whole. Population density of Kelowna averaged 50.9 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 4.2, for British Columbia altogether.


Ethnic origin

English 20,665 48.1%
Scottish 16,275 37.9%
German 13,170 30.7%
Canadian 12,410 28.9%
Irish 12,265 28.5%
French 7,455 17.4%
Ukrainian 4,485 10.4%
Dutch 2,915 6.8%
Polish 2,815 6.6%
Norwegian 2,765 6.4%
Swedish 2,380 5.5%
Russian 2,045 4.8%
Italian 1,865 4.3%
North American Indian 1,695 3.9%
Welsh 1,390 3.2%

Religious groups

Protestant 40.7%
Roman Catholic 17.9%
other Christian 6.8%
other religions 3.0%
no religion 31.6%
Source: Statistics Canada 2001 Census[2]

Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...

Travel

For years, only one major highway passed through the city of Kelowna: Highway 97. The road itself is good, but its connections to all points east and west in the province were only managed by using the slow, curving Trans Canada Highway and the Crowsnest Highway. As the Okanagan Valley is a popular getaway for residents in Vancouver, a new freeway was built into the BC interior in 1986, eliminating over two hours of travel time between the two major destinations. This freeway, starting in Hope, is known as the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5), and terminates in Kamloops. A spur route (The Okanagan Connector, or Hwy 97C) was later added in 1989; it connects in Merritt, and heads eastward to Peachland, about twenty minutes south of Kelowna. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Highway 97 is the longest continuously-numbered route in the province, running 2,081 km (1,283 mi) from the Canada/U.S. border at Osoyoos in the south to the British Columbia/Yukon border in the north at Watson Lake, Yukon. ... Highway 1 is the British Columbia section of the Trans-Canada Highway. ... The Crowsnest Highway, also known as the Hope Princeton Highway, the Interprovincial or the Southern Trans-Provincial in British Columbia, is an extra 1,163 km (722 mile) long branch of the Trans-Canada Highway system through the southern parts of British Columbia and Alberta, providing the shortest land connection... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Hope ( ) is a community of approximately 7,000 people located at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Highway 5, also known as Route 5 and the Southern Yellowhead Highway, is a north-south route in the southern part of British Columbia, Canada. ... Locator map for Kamloops, BC Kamloops is a city in central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River. ... Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector or Coquihalla Connector, forms part of an important link between the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan valley around Kelowna. ... Merritt is the name of several places in the United States of America: Merritt, California Merritt, Illinois Merritt, Michigan Merritt, Missouri Merritt, North Carolina Merritt, Ohio Merritt, Oklahoma Merritt, South Dakota (two places): in Lawrence County in Pennington County Merritt, Washington There is also a town named Merritt in British... Peachland is the name of two places in North America: In Canada, Peachland, British Columbia In the United States, Peachland, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


This new freeway system makes the drive from Vancouver to Kelowna just under four hours, at 425 km in distance.


Kelowna is connected to Westbank by the three-lane Okanagan Lake Bridge which links Highway 97 south. The floating bridge is slated for replacement as it has outlived its usefulness and is incapable of supporting the current traffic levels. The construction of a new bridge -- William R. Bennett Bridge -- has begun, although there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the project. Delays and connectivity are some of the major issues, since the highway leading up to the bridge is only three-laned and is not a freeway. This will be rectified with opening of the new 5 lane William R. Bennett Bridge in 2008, which will include 2 interchanges on the westside approaches. The Okanagan Lake Bridge (also known as the Kelowna Floating Bridge) is a a three-lane, 2,100 foot/650 meter-long floating bridge across Okanagan Lake, from Kelowna, British Columbia on the eastern side to the Westside area. ... Highway 97 is the longest continuously-numbered route in the province, running 2,081 km (1,283 mi) from the Canada/U.S. border at Osoyoos in the south to the British Columbia/Yukon border in the north at Watson Lake, Yukon. ... The William R. Bennett Bridge is under construction in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. ... The William R. Bennett Bridge is under construction in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Highway 33, which connects with Highway 97 in Rutland, provides an alternate way to enter and exit the city, towards the southeast. Highway 33 is a minor two-lane highway in the Okanagan region of the province. ...


Kelowna has an International Airport north of the downtown core, with regular flights to and from Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Las Vegas, Honolulu and Seattle, as well as seasonal service to Mexico. Kelowna International Airport (IATA: YLW, ICAO: CYLW) is located apoximately 10 minutes or 6. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


Climate

Relative to Canadian norms, Kelowna enjoys a dry climate and mild temperatures (Mean Annual Temperature = 7.7 °C (45.9 °F), January Mean Temperature = -3.8 °C (25.2 °F); Mean July Temperature = 19.1 °C (66.4 °F)). Okanagan Lake tends to moderate the winter climate, but Arctic air occasionally penetrates into the valley during winter (coldest recorded temperature = -36.1 °C (-33 °F), 30 December 1968). Summers are hot and sunny, with daytime temperatures often exceeding 35 °C (95 °F) (hottest recorded temperature = 39.5 °C (103.1 °F), 24 July 1994). The city averages about 300 millimetres (12 in) of precipitation per year, with about 1/3 of the precipitation falling as snow. Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... Okanagan Lake is a large, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. ...


Although Kelowna averages 300.5 hours of bright sunshine in July (61% of daylight hours), the early winter months are mostly overcast; thus, Kelowna averages only 40.3 hours of bright sunshine in January (for comparison, consider 120 hours at Winnipeg, Manitoba and Miramichi, New Brunswick; 44 hours at Prince Rupert, British Columbia; 45 hours at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories). For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Ritchie Wharf on the Newcastle waterfront in the City of Miramichi. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... Orthographic projection centred over Prince Rupert BC Coast, showing Prince Rupert and Vancouver Prince Rupert is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Coordinates: Country Canada Territory Northwest Territories Region North Slave Region Established 1936/1937 Government  - City Mayor Gordon Van Tighem  - Governing Body Consensus government  - Legislature List of Yellowknife MPs and MLAs Area  - City 105. ...


Kelowna is the least windy place in Canada with 39% of days recorded as calm[3].


(All data are derived from Environment Canada statistics for the Kelowna airport)


Venues and attractions

Kelowna Marina
  • Prospera Place, a 6,800-seat arena
  • Apple Bowl, a 5,700 seat outdoor stadium
  • Rotary Centre for the Arts[4]
  • Kelowna Art Gallery[5]
  • Kelowna Community Theatre[6]
  • Kelowna Museum[7]
  • Kelowna Marina on Okanagan Lake
  • Capital News Centre
  • Kelowna Farmers Market - April to October Outdoors
  • The Bluff, an outdoor arena
  • Kasugai Gardens, an outdoor Garden beside City Hall built to celebrate friendship with its sister city; Kasugai, Japan. [8]

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 573 KB) Summary A photo take in Kelowna, B.C. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 573 KB) Summary A photo take in Kelowna, B.C. Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Prospera Place(formerly known as Skyreach Place) is a 6,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... The Apple Bowl is a soccer stadium loacated at the Parkinson Recreation Area in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ...

Gallery

Sport

City: Kelowna, British Columbia League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: B.C. Founded: 1995-96 Home Arena: Prospera Place Colours: red, turquoise and black Head Coach: Jeff Truitt General Manager: Bruce Hamilton The Kelowna Rockets are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 2004 Memorial Cup occured May 15-23 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... The Okanagan Sun are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... Okanagan Challenge are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1995. ... The Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) is a soccer league for men and women based out of the Pacific Northwest. ... The Kelowna Falcons are the only Canadian baseball team in the Pacific International League. ... The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) is an independent summer baseball league founded in 2005, comprising teams from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. ...

Media

Radio

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... CBTK is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBU-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio Two network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBUF is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canadas La Première Chaîne network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CHSU is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 99. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Top 40 (radio format). ... CILK-FM is a Canadian radio station located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CKOV is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 103. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... CKLZ is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 104. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ...

Television

CHBC is a television station in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... CH is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ... CHAN-TV is a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, broadcasting over-the-air on channel 8, and available via cable providers in the area on channel 11. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... CBUFT is Radio-Canadas television station in Vancouver, serving franco-colombians in British Columbia. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... CBUT is the CBCs television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the flagship CBC-TV station for the Pacific Time zone. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... Shaw TV is a locally-based community television service operated by cable TV company Shaw Communications, and is available to Shaw Cable subscribers in most major communities throughout western Canada. ... Community Channel Community Channel broadcasts across the UK on digital cable (NTL and Telewest) and digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and also both the UK and Republic of Ireland on digital satellite television (Sky). ...

Print

  • Kelowna Daily Courier: Daily newspaper
  • Kelowna Capital News: Free community newspaper published three times weekly

Local services

RCMP redirects here. ... BC Transit is a provincial crown agency responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation within British Columbia, Canada, outside of Greater Vancouver. ...

Education

Public schools[9]


Public schools in the Kelowna area are part of School District 23 Central Okanagan or School District 93 Conseil scolaire francophone: School District 23 Central Okanagan is a school district in Okanagan region of British Columbia. ... The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britanique (also known as Francophone Education Authority or school district 93) is the French-language school board for all French schools located in British Columbia. ...

  • Secondary (Grades 10-12 or 8-12):
  • Middle (Grades 7-9):
    • KLO Middle (offers French immersion)
    • Dr. Knox Middle
    • Constable Neil Bruce Middle
    • Rutland Middle
    • Springvalley Middle
    • Glenrosa Middle
  • Elementary Schools (Grades K-6 or K-7):
    • About 20 elementary schools spread throughout the city. (See the school directory list for district 23 and district 93.)

Private schools[10] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into language immersion. ... School District 23 Central Okanagan is a school district in Okanagan region of British Columbia. ... The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britanique (also known as Francophone Education Authority or school district 93) is the French-language school board for all French schools located in British Columbia. ...

Post-secondary[11]

  • The University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)
  • Okanagan College
  • Sprott-Shaw Community College

The campus in late spring getting decked out for Convocation. ... Okanagan College is the predominant vocational and undergraduate post-secondary institution in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. ...

Events of significance

  • On August 6, 1969, a sonic boom from a nearby air show produced an expensive broken glass bill while at least 6 people were injured[12].
  • Winter 1983 was the last time that the Lake completely froze over. (A Royal Canadian Mounted Police helicopter successfully 'rescued' an SUV that had tried to drive across the Lake and cracked through the ice).
  • In both 1986 and 1988, alcohol-fuelled riots erupted during summer Regatta festivities.
  • On May 7, 1992, a forest fire consumed 60 hectares of forest on Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna; no homes were damaged.
  • In August 2003, a nearby wildfire destroyed over 200 homes and forced the temporary evacuation of approximately 30,000 residents[13].
  • During the 2003 fire, many trestles of the historic Kettle Valley Railway were destroyed. One of the trestles, Trestle 18, has been rebuilt, and other trestles are planned to be reconstructed as well.
  • In May 2005, Kelowna celebrated its Centennial.
  • In 2005, a new bridge to replace the Okanagan Lake Bridge began construction, being part of a plan to try and alleviate the severe traffic problems experienced during the summer months (the height of tourist season).

is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... A sonic boom produced by an airplane moving at twice the speed of caramel cheese. ... RCMP redirects here. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... , Located near Kelowna on the west shore of Okanagan Lake, Mount Boucherie is the remnants of a former composite volcano created nearly 60 million years ago. ... The fire spreads from Rattlesnake Island View of the fire from Westbank Satellite image of the 2003 fire On August 16, 2003 a wildfire was started by a lightning strike near Rattlesnake Island in Okanagan Mountain Park in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) was a railway running through southern British Columbia up until 1961. ... The William R. Bennett Bridge is under construction in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Okanagan Lake Bridge (also known as the Kelowna Floating Bridge) is a a three-lane, 2,100 foot/650 meter-long floating bridge across Okanagan Lake, from Kelowna, British Columbia on the eastern side to the Westside area. ...

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Veendam is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kasugai (春日井市; -shi) is a city located in Aichi, Japan. ... These cities in Japan have sister city relationships with foreign communities. ...

Trivia

  • In the Sci-Fi series Stargate SG-1, Jonas Quinn hails from the nation of Kelowna on the planet Langara. Stargate SG-1 and its sister show Stargate Atlantis are produced in Vancouver.
  • Some believe a lake monster named Ogopogo lives in Lake Okanagan. In the past, naysayers have pointed out the similarities between the so-called monster and a beaver, a log, and other less monstrous lake denizens.
  • The Online Virtual World Club Penguin has its headquarters located in Kelowna.
  • In the song "Driving One of Your Cars" by Swedish musician Lisa Miskovsky, she mentions Kelowna in the lyrics "Kelowna is beautiful in summertime they say".
  • Fido, the comedy/horror/thriller movie about zombies, was shot in Kelowna and debuted on September 7, 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival.

Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... Jonas Quinn is a fictional character in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, played by Corin Nemec. ... Langara (known to the SGC as P2S-4C3; Stargate address: ) is a fictional planet from the Stargate science fiction universe. ... Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American science fiction television program, part of the Stargate franchise owned by MGM. Developed by longtime SG-1 producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, it is a spin-off from the television series Stargate SG-1. ... Ogopogo is the name given a lake monster reported to live in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. ... Okanagan Lake is a lake in the Okanagan Valley. ... Club Penguin is a massively multiplayer online game for children developed by New Horizon Interactive. ... Lisa Miskovsky (born March 9, 1975 in Obbola in Holmsund near Umeå) is a Swedish musician. ...

References

  1. ^ CBC.ca: Kelowna house prices move ahead of Calgary, Toronto
  2. ^ a b Kelowna Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE.
  3. ^ Atlas of Canada http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/superweather.html
  4. ^ Rotary Centre for the Arts
  5. ^ Kelowna Art Gallery
  6. ^ Kelowna Community Theatre
  7. ^ Kelowna Museum
  8. ^ http://www.jgarden.com/gardens.asp?TAB=photos&ID=210
  9. ^ Public Schools in Kelowna: Kelowna Senior Secondary, Rutland Senior Secondary, Mount Boucherie SecondaryOkanagan Mission Secondary, KLO Middle, Dr. Knox Middle, Constable Neil Bruce Middle, Rutland Middle, Springvalley Middle
  10. ^ Private Schools in Kelowna: Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School,Kelowna Christian School, Heritage Christian School, Vedanta Academy, Okanagan Adventist Academy, Immaculata Regional High School, St. Joseph Elementary, Kelowna Waldorf School, Okanagan Montessori School, Okanagan Montessori
  11. ^ Post-secondary Schools in Kelowna: UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College, Sprott-Shaw Community College
  12. ^ sonic boom
  13. ^ Okanagan Mountain Park Fire 2003

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Kelowna, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1530 words)
Kelowna (2005 Population 105,621, Metropolitan Area 165,221) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Kelowna is the seat of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, the third-largest metropolitan area in British Columbia (after the Lower Mainland and Victoria), and the largest in BC's interior.
Kelowna was home to the late Premier of British Columbia, W.A.C. Bennett and the birthplace of his son, William R. Bennett, who would also become Premier of the province.
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Kelowna is also a recreation enthusiast's paradise, with trails for biking and hiking, alpine and Nordic skiing, and a vast selection of water sports all within close proximity of the city.
Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and boasts all the amenities of a major city.
Kelowna’s first designated heritage building was established in 1913 as a packing and shipping house for BC Fruit Growers Ltd. It houses the Wine Museum and the British Columbia Orchard Industry Museum, which celebrate the area’s most important – and flourishing – economic mainstays.
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