Winter in Kelowna
With incredible sunshine hours throughout the year, Kelowna is a prime destination for Spring, Summer, and Fall travel with beaches, wineries, and outdoor adventure galore. But things are just as exciting in the winter, and aside from on mountain adventures at Big White Ski Resort, there are many winter experiences to be had in the heart of the city, too. To view a short video with a few suggestions, click here.
Dollars Goes A Long Way for Central Okanagan Food Bank
December 13, 2018
The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank is a registered charity dedicated to providing much needed food and support to those living in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Many families struggle to make ends meet and to provide for their family. The two warehouses located in Kelowna and West Kelowna ease this burden for families by providing perishable and non-perishable items. Children under the age of 15 make up for 33% of their clients in need of assistance.
The new location in Kelowna is now able to offer a shopping experience for clients as they roll their shopping carts around the aisles to pick up the food items that are needed, rather than receiving a pre-packaged box as before. This allows for a greater selection according to each client's needs, and the atmosphere of a grocery store experience. With the additional space, the Kelowna location has added a freezer and a refrigeration room, that allows them to now accept perishable items such as turkey, carrots, milk, etc.
Argus Properties is a proud supporter of the Central Okanagan Food Bank, donating $2,500 this season to fund the on-going food drive. The dollar amount donated is equivalent to about three times the buying power for the food bank; thus the money donated would be equivalent to $7,500 worth of food items for the community.
We received a tour of the new facilities, and discovered the wonderful volunteers packing up the over 2000 Christmas hampers that will be given to families within our community this holiday season.
During the rest of the year, the Central Okanagan Food Bank offers the following programs:
Tiny Bundles: This program is designed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant mothers and families with children under the age of one. Participants are eligible for a weekly hamper containing milk, eggs, fresh fruits, vegetables and baby basics. Mothers also receive a one-time layette, containing new baby items, when the baby is born. Additionally, public health nurses are available at the Food Bank twice per month to answer any questions new moms may have.
Vitality Program: This program is for families with children age 15years and younger and for clients who are older than 55. This program ensures that participants receive adequate nutrition as outlined in Canada’s Food Guide, including milk, eggs, meat and fresh produce.
Special Needs Program: This program supports the needs of clients who have special dietary or medical requirements including persons with diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, severe food allergies and eating disorders.
Kids Snack Pack Program: This program provides children from ages one to 12 years with a one week supply of ready-to eat, healthy, nutritious snacks to take to pre-school, day care or school. These snack packs include (but are not limited to) fresh fruit, cello-packaged fresh produce, yogurt, cheese, 100% fruit juice boxes and healthy granola bars.
The Central Okanagan Food Bank is a member of Food Banks Canada, Food Banks BC, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Westside Board of Trade. Together we can make a difference.
Ignite Magazine - Kelowna Feature
Working with Tourism Kelowna, Manteo Resort and Hotel Eldorado hosted media writer, Rose Flice with Ignite Magazine, who published an article about Kelowna. To read the mafazine, click here.
Heart & Stroke Foundation - Red Dress Event
The Red Dress Gala - Heart Truth Kelowna is a beautiful and impactful fashion show fundraiser in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This year is the 7th Annual in Kelowna, and the 4th year at the beautiful Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas.
The evening presented beautiful women and men from the community showcasing their elegant wear on the catwalk to fundraise for the Heart & Stroke's efforts in research, education against heart disease, and promoting a healthier lifestyle.
The evening included a sparkling wine reception, canapes, live entertainment, a grand prize raffle, silent auction and the fashion show spotlighting the models on the runway, each with their own personal connection to heart disease and stroke.
Red Dress in Kelowna has raised more than $148,000 in the past 6 years and has firmly established itself as the premier fundraiser for women’s heart health in Kelowna.
This year, the Heart & Stoke raised just shy of $40,000 which is well over their original goal!!
Thanks to the entire team at the Kelowna Heart and Stroke Foundation, and especially to Wendy Wright, the Coordinator, Community Fundraising – Okanagan/Interior for making the event such a success!!
To read more about this, and to view the evening's event on video, click HERE.
Eldorado Marina Chosen as Finalist for Commercial Building Award
Eldorado Marina chosen as finalist for Commercial Building Award! Thank you to the Business Examiner for the wonderful feature in their October 2018 issue. View the full article on page 10 of their online magazine here.
"8 delicious food places perfect to explore the next time you tour Kelowna!"
Check out this great article from KelownaNow featuring our restaurant, Smack DAB and sister and neighbouring property, Hotel Eldorado as one of the top 8 places to visit for food and drink!
Change in Ownership for Manteo Resort
The Rykon Group and Argus Properties Ltd announce change in Ownership for Manteo Resort.
Goodbye Chef Brad
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Chef Brad Horen ~ our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family. Chef Brad was not only an amazing Chef at Manteo Resort & Smack DAB, but a great friend & team member to all that knew him.
From Sous Chef to Executive Chef, Brad earned his place as one of BC’s most talented Chefs. He was a successful Chef of the Year, Iron Chef competitor, multi-medalist at the Culinary Olympics, winner of countless awards and a multi-year Captain of the Canadian Culinary Team. He served former presidents, famous hockey players and the corporate world’s elite. To us, he was Chef Brad, our friend and team member, who also cooked Crazy Good Food. His contagious laugh & quirky smile will be held dear to our hearts forever.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd from 2pm-5pm at Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas. We welcome friends & colleagues to come share memories and celebrate his life.
Brad Horen Appointed Executive Chef of Manteo Resort overseeing Smack DAB, Meeting & Event Food Experiences!
Manteo Resort – Waterfront Hotel & Villas announced a new culinary team on the heels of the property’s recent launch of the highly successful Smack DAB kitchen and lounge. Brad Horen, Executive Sous Chef who oversaw the launch has been promoted to Executive Chef taking on responsibility of all food experiences at the property including its meeting and events business. He’ll be supported with the assistance of a talented leadership team including Chef de Cuisine, Brandon Taylor and Banquet Chef, Marc Schoene.
Manteo Resort’s Kate Pittman Wins Canadian Junior Chef of the Year!
For the second year in a row, the title of Canadian Junior Chef of the Year title has been awarded to an Okanagan-based chef. Kate Pittman, a 24-year old Demi Chef de Partie at Manteo Resort and the resort’s new restaurant, Smack DAB, received this year’s coveted title. The annual competition was hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation in Edmonton, giving up-and-coming junior chefs the opportunity to earn their place as one of Canada’s top aspiring chefs.
Mothers Day Brunch – Sunday, May 12, 2013
Treat mom to something special & come join us for our always popular Mothers Day Brunch, being held on Sunday, May 12th in the Waterfront Ballroom. Call 250-860-1031 to make your reservation!
Jerry Seinfeld Contest Winner Announced
Congratulations to the winner of our email contest for 2 tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld live on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Prospera Place. The winner of the tickets is Karla Reimer. Have a great time Karla!
Smack DAB @ Manteo Resort
Manteo Resort is all Okanagan
April 2, 2012 – Kelowna BC, Manteo’s award winning spirit shines through as the staff donates 5000 lbs and $4500 for the food bank.
“Manteo’s donation couldn’t have been timelier,” says Rob Weller Food Bank Operations Manager.
Manteo wins the Triple Crown
Wild Apple Restaurant at Manteo Resort has swept three key categories, capturing two silvers and a gold in the recently announced 2010 British Columbia Wine List Awards, which are part of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.
Manteo Chefs “Cook” the competition
Over the past few weeks, two young chefs working in the kitchen at Wild Apple Restaurant, Manteo Resort in Kelowna have been awarded top prizes in their respective competitions.
Expedia names Manteo Resort one of the world’s best
Okanagan’s Manteo Resort has been ranked among the world’s best hotels on the 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select list.™ A resort gem in the Okanagan, Manteo scored an impressive 99.4 out of 100 and was ranked 149 on this prestigious list, from a field of more than one million competitors.