OKANAGAN OUTLOOK 2011 — 10
Lights, Camera, Action . . . Armstrong!
It’s not the Winter Olympics or a Stanley Cup final, but
Armstrong got a taste of the national sports media spotlight this year when it kicked off TSN’s Kraft Celebration Tour on Aug. 19.
Armstrong was chosen by viewers from almost 350 en-
tries for the chance to host TSN’s SportsCentre for a day and $25,000 toward infrastructure upgrades to local recre- ational facilities.Th
e money will help freshen up Hassen Memorial Arena.Th
e 60-year-old “barn” no longer has ice, but it’s still used for lacrosse, softball, floor hockey, school physical education programs and even roller derby.
To make it more valuable for year-round pursuits, the are- na needs a new floor, heating system and improvements to dressing rooms.
“TSN loved the backdrop of our historic old buildings with our directional sign post, landscaping and the peak of Memorial Mountain in the background. It isn’t often that we get to focus national attention on our town, so it is wonder- ful that we have this opportunity,” said Ryan Nitchie, local organizing committee chairperson.
TSN had plenty to talk about. Among the many highlights in the area are, of course, the 112-year-old Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede. Running in early September, the combination rodeo-fair-carnival features the largest midway around, livestock competitions, con- certs and much more. Athletes in the crowd may also know about the region’s proud history of lacrosse, which dates back more than 100 years, and Funtastic, the 40-team an- nual softball tournament held over Canada Day weekend.
Those that enjoy gentler pursuits are probably familiar with the Village Cheese Company, an artisan cheese mak- er with numerous culinary awards to its credit.
After dinner, the Caravan Farm Theatre Company enter- tains with its unique outdoor stage productions just as it has since 1978.Th
e natural environment seems to play into almost everything that happens in Armstrong, a town with nearly 4,500 residents.
The autumn also includes an annual ploughing competi- tion and pumpkin harvest festival, while a Christmas light- up makes winter that much more enjoyable.
Toyota Prius Toyota 4Runner Toyota Sienna Toyota Tacoma Toyota Tundra
Full Size Car Mid Size SUV Full Size SUV Small Pick-Up Full Size Pickup Best Retained Value
0.0% FINANCING up to 36 months
PLUS $1000 CASH INCENTIVE
OR UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $3000 CASH BACK
0.0% FINANCING up to 36 months
PLUS $1500 CASH INCENTIVE
OR UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $3500 CASH BACK
Readers Digest Most Trusted Passenger Car Brand
Winner Last 3 Years 2009, 2010, 2011
1.9% FINANCING up to 36 months PLUS
UP TO $3000 CASH BACK
1.9% FINANCING up to 48 months
PLUS $3500 CASH INCENTIVE
OR UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $2500 CASH BACK
Dealer # 5134
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16
| Page 17
| Page 18
| Page 19
| Page 20
| Page 21
| Page 22
| Page 23
| Page 24
| Page 25
| Page 26
| Page 27
| Page 28
| Page 29
| Page 30
| Page 31