Supporting Local Tourism Episode 24, Kalavada Surf Shop Paddle boarding

We are in Vernon, BC, on Supporting Local Tourism at the Kalavada Surf Shop by Kal beach this week. Thanks to Glohaven and their Glo Box, I had the opportunity to test out one of their paddle boards on Okanagan lake! In every Globox, there is a family coupon for 4-6 people on a paddleboard for up to two hours. Kalavada Surf Shop supplies a paddle, measured to your height, the inflatable paddle board that is lightweight and easy to carry (it has handles), as well as a life jacket to keep you safe!

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Merritt Trip, Moon Shadows Campground

During my trip to Merritt, BC, I visited the beautiful Moon Shadows Campground. This campground is a beautiful campground located just five minutes from the center of Merritt. I quickly found out that this campground goes above and beyond in inclusive tourism. The owner who was at the front desk while I was there signs!! I repeat she signs, being CODA, she is fluent in American Sign Language. If you are deaf or rely on American Sing Launange to communicate, come to this campground, as this is something we rarely see in the tourism industry; I am so glad and honored to have visited. View my video if you have ever wondered why I am fighting for Captions in all travel locations. I have left the portion where I am signing with the owner without captions so that hearing individuals can experience the challenges of not having captions.

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Merritt Trip, Kekuli Cafe

Don’t Panic because Merritt has Bannock. Kekuli Cafe was the best way I can imagine to start off my Merritt 2020 adventure. All of the dishes at Kekuli Cafe are served with bannock. An authentic Indigenous experience there bannock is a must if you are visiting or even if you are just driving by Merritt (but really why would you ever just drive by). Located in the downtown of Merritt it is a must-stop!

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Merritt Trip, Coldwater Hotel Restaurant

**Warning there are some unknown audio issues, sorry** During my trip to Merritt, BC, I was treated to some delicious Dim Dom from the staff and owners of Coldwater Hotel Restaurant. Coldwater hotel restaurant, located in the middle of downtown Merritt, is beautiful inside and out. Situated in a historic building, this is a must-try for your drive or stop through Merritt.When visiting, let the staff know you want to try some Bubble tea, as it is AMAZING!! ‏

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Supporting Local Tourism Episode 22, O’Keeffe ranch

Supporting Local Tourism has teamed up with GloHaven and globox! The fantastic people at Glohaven community hub have been kind enough to gift me a family fun box filled with 225$ worth of family-friendly adventures and merchandise. Over the next couple of weeks and Videos, I will be featuring something in the box! Keep an eye out for an episode with the Globox logo on the front! During this weekes episode, I did my second adventure with Glohaven’s Globox and went to the Historic O’keefe ranch. Visting O’keefe3 Ranch is like going back in time. The Ranch has actors on-site that play their parts very convincingly. Most of the buildings are original to the Ranch, you can tour the structures on your own, and they offer guided tours for select buildings. I even ended up singing with a cowboy today, and yes, I included that in the video! Next week Supporting Local Tourism episode will look different/ Next week; thanks to Tourism Nicola Valley, Eh Canada Travel, and Experience Nicola Valley. I will be in Merritt, British Columbia doing a three-day tour of the Town. So I look forward to that!!\

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Supporting Local Tourism Special, Downtown Vernon Sunshine day

On this special episode of Supporting Local Tourism, we are back in downtown Vernon participating in Sunshine day. In place of the popular Sunshine Festival, Downtown Vernon Association has created “Sunshine day” a smaller and safe version of past carnival events. I was invited to come and participate in Little Plums children’s parade, speak to locals, walk around and visit […]

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