‘scarf lady’ wins philanthropist of the year award – daily courier_ business news

At every event she speaks, she also sells scarves made by women in Nepal as a fundraiser to funnel money back to help girls and women in the Central Asian country.

She is Kelowna-based motivational speaker, trainer and author Linda Edgecombe, and she just won the philanthropist of the year award from the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

The scarf project comes out of Edgecombe’s work with Kelowna-based charity Intercultural Women’s Education Network, which helps send girls to school and women find work in rural Nepal.


Nepal is targeted because without an education or an entrepreneurial enterprise of their own, girls and women in that country tend to get no farther than indentured labour.

Edgecombe is a sought-after speaker on productivity, happiness and resiliency, and has written books Breaking Busy, Shift or Get Off the Pot, Boost and You Might be a Martyr.

Education app company Freshgrade, games private network WTFast, marketing firms Straw House Labs and InHouse Media, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Blenz Coffee, Glow Juicery, Profile Co-Working Club and a restaurant run by Luigi Coccaro from La Bussola and The Curious Cafe are the first tenants to confirm they will move into the new Okanagan Centre for Innovation when it’s finished in the spring.

Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan are expected to set up satellites in the centre and high-tech support group Accelerate Okanagan is also anticipated to move in.

The six-storey building at the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue is nearing completion and excitement is escalating on how it will contribute to the economy and fabric of downtown Kelowna as a hub for tech companies and forward thinking.

The lead architect on the project is Stoke Tonne of Kelowna and Penticton-based Meiklejohn, the firm behind the Landmark 6 highrise office, South Okanagan Per-forming Arts Centre and Kelowna Yacht Club.

From 699 nominations, online voting has chosen 10 finalists in 10 categories. Yoga nidra guided meditation youtube Winners will be announced in February at the awards ceremony in Vancouver and pick up a $1,500 cash prize along with access to Small Business B.C. Yoga yoga kannada mp3 song education, mentoring and advice.

Wine Crush Market in Penticton, Infuse IT of Kelowna, Mint Magazine from Kelowna and Vertical Edge Window Cleaning in Kelowna are finalists for best concept.

Central Kitchen and Bar in Kelowna is up for best employer; Rambow Mechanical of Kelowna is in the best apprentice training top 10; and The Henna Hut from Penticton and Lifeblood Marketing in Kelowna are in the running for best marketer.

The top five vote getters for best restaurant are Bliss Bakery in Peachland and Kelowna, Blue Hills Lavender in Armstrong, Front Street Brasserie in Penticton, Little City Merchant in Enderby and The Bench Market in Penticton.

When it comes to best store, winery or brewery, Dirty Laundry Vineyards in Summerland, Doug’s Homestead in Hedley, Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops and The Painted Chair in Oliver were the frontrunners.

Best auto shop honours went to Enderby Auto Body, Boyd Autobody & Glass in West Kelowna, Neighbourhood Auto Body in Penticton, Dan’s Tire in Kelowna and N&L Automobile Service in Princeton.

The best wellness clinics or studios were deemed to be Affinity Family Wellness in Kelowna, NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness in Penticton, Prime Physiotherapy in Kelowna, Pro-Active Pilates in Penticton and Moksha Yoga in Kelowna.

Okanagan Spirits is touting rye as the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or someone else deserving. Yoga feet exercises The craft distillery, which has locations in Vernon and Kelowna, has made a special-edition spirit with 51 per cent Coldstream Valley rye grain and 49 per cent locally-malted barley from elsewhere in B.C.

At every event she speaks, she also sells scarves made by women in Nepal as a fundraiser to funnel money back to help girls and women in the Central Asian country.

She is Kelowna-based motivational speaker, trainer and author Linda Edgecombe, and she just won the philanthropist of the year award from the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

The scarf project comes out of Edgecombe’s work with Kelowna-based charity Intercultural Women’s Education Network, which helps send girls to school and women find work in rural Nepal.

Nepal is targeted because without an education or an entrepreneurial enterprise of their own, girls and women in that country tend to get no farther than indentured labour.

Edgecombe is a sought-after speaker on productivity, happiness and resiliency, and has written books Breaking Busy, Shift or Get Off the Pot, Boost and You Might be a Martyr.

Education app company Freshgrade, games private network WTFast, marketing firms Straw House Labs and InHouse Media, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Blenz Coffee, Glow Juicery, Profile Co-Working Club and a restaurant run by Luigi Coccaro from La Bussola and The Curious Cafe are the first tenants to confirm they will move into the new Okanagan Centre for Innovation when it’s finished in the spring.

Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan are expected to set up satellites in the centre and high-tech support group Accelerate Okanagan is also anticipated to move in.

The six-storey building at the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue is nearing completion and excitement is escalating on how it will contribute to the economy and fabric of downtown Kelowna as a hub for tech companies and forward thinking.

The lead architect on the project is Stoke Tonne of Kelowna and Penticton-based Meiklejohn, the firm behind the Landmark 6 highrise office, South Okanagan Per-forming Arts Centre and Kelowna Yacht Club.

From 699 nominations, online voting has chosen 10 finalists in 10 categories. Yoga dot calm canyon meadows Winners will be announced in February at the awards ceremony in Vancouver and pick up a $1,500 cash prize along with access to Small Business B.C. Hatha yoga pradipika summary education, mentoring and advice.

Wine Crush Market in Penticton, Infuse IT of Kelowna, Mint Magazine from Kelowna and Vertical Edge Window Cleaning in Kelowna are finalists for best concept.

Central Kitchen and Bar in Kelowna is up for best employer; Rambow Mechanical of Kelowna is in the best apprentice training top 10; and The Henna Hut from Penticton and Lifeblood Marketing in Kelowna are in the running for best marketer.

The top five vote getters for best restaurant are Bliss Bakery in Peachland and Kelowna, Blue Hills Lavender in Armstrong, Front Street Brasserie in Penticton, Little City Merchant in Enderby and The Bench Market in Penticton.

When it comes to best store, winery or brewery, Dirty Laundry Vineyards in Summerland, Doug’s Homestead in Hedley, Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops and The Painted Chair in Oliver were the frontrunners.

Best auto shop honours went to Enderby Auto Body, Boyd Autobody & Glass in West Kelowna, Neighbourhood Auto Body in Penticton, Dan’s Tire in Kelowna and N&L Automobile Service in Princeton.

The best wellness clinics or studios were deemed to be Affinity Family Wellness in Kelowna, NuVista Chiropractic and Wellness in Penticton, Prime Physiotherapy in Kelowna, Pro-Active Pilates in Penticton and Moksha Yoga in Kelowna.

Okanagan Spirits is touting rye as the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or someone else deserving. Anchorage yoga anchorage ak The craft distillery, which has locations in Vernon and Kelowna, has made a special-edition spirit with 51 per cent Coldstream Valley rye grain and 49 per cent locally-malted barley from elsewhere in B.C.

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