Information-technology pro Bill Henthorn intuitively understands the whirling gizmos and rusty sprockets that make up modern computers, and he uses his talent to restore customers' machines to full working order at CSR Computer Service Repair. With services ranging from laptop repair and video transferal to custom-built video-game computers and DVD repair, he helps customers finally free themselves from the burden of carrying a manual typewriter around at all times.
The artisans at Framing & Art Centre love a challenge. With years of experience in the field and a workshop updated with efficient framing machinery, they take on any framing project with confidence. Hockey jerseys and ticket stubs find homes in custom shadowboxes, and paintings and photographs retain their brightness with the help of acid-free matting and UV-resistant glazes. For those unsure of what style frame they want, Framing & Art Centre's artisans are happy to offer suggestions and collaborate on the final design.
Vital Waters only puts its Himalayan Plus alkaline water on sale after it has undergone a 13-stage purification process and absorbed Himalayan and volcanic minerals. This water, along with the store's other mineralized waters, is designed to replenish the body's mineral balance to help improve athletic performance and recovery.
The experts at Minnella Cleaners specialize in restoring brides' beaded wedding gowns to their original pristine state after carefree revelry or having to wade into a bouquet-toss brawl and break some noses. With more than 20 years of experience, the professionals tackle these ambitious challenges alongside simpler projects such as evicting grime from everyday garments, including suits, skirts, and overcoats. With an ecologically conscious dry-wet cleaning process at hand, they employ a nontoxic aqua-based solution to return clothing to an immaculate state.
In an effort to keep their environmental footprint small, the team at Eco-Clean has abandoned the potentially harmful chemicals used in some traditional dry cleaning in favour of using biodegradable solvents. Even the bags they use to package up cleaned shirts, suits, and adult-size footie pajamas are made of biodegradable plastic, creating less waste in landfills and a more gentle impact on Mother Earth. With four locations, including a new outpost in downtown Kelowna, Eco-Clean’s owners hope to spread their message of responsible business practices and environmental stewardship to their customers and community.
Since 2003, Nolan Preen has DJ'd parties with hits that keep groups dancing or set the mood for socializing over cocktails. His company, Okanagan DJ & Bartender Services, also dispatches bartenders with Serving It Right certificates to mix cold libations. Preen can help with other aspects of event planning as well; he'll assist in selecting a venue, finding the right photographer, or bringing in fog machines and LED disco balls.
When players peer down the first fairway at Pine Hills Golf Club, they may feel a bit like a placekicker in football, aligning themselves for a shot between uprights formed by tall Ponderosa pine trees. And though successful strokes may not result in fans rushing the course to lift golfers up onto their shoulders, the difficulty involved can give players a deep sense of accomplishment. Challenges such as this one, which arise from a confluence of elevation and natural surroundings, are frequent on the nine-hole par 3 course, draped as it is over the craggy hillsides along Okanagan Lake’s southern rim. As golfers look up from their tight lies and lift their blindfolds after daredevil approaches, they can feast their eyes on the expanse of Okanagan Lake to the east and the town of Penticton, due south.