How will you rejoice Love for Kelowna Day?

Visit a winery, brewery, or cider cellar. dine on a terrace; on foot, by bike or by scooter through the Waterfront Park; Hike to the Knox mountain; Go to the beach; SUP; get on a boat; go shopping downtown; and put on a ‘Love for Kelowna’ t-shirt or sweatshirt.

There are endless things you can do today that just happened to be declared “Love for Kelowna Day” by Tourism Kelowna and the City of Kelowna.

You are encouraged to share your antics on social media using the hashtag #loveforkelowna to show your pride and the chance for prizes.

The Tourism Kelowna Visitor Center makes it even easier to show your pride with the Love for Kelowna and Kelowna Vibes branded shirts, hoodies, bandanas, water bottles and coffee mugs.

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<p>It is the second year in a row that the day has been proclaimed as part of Canada Tourism Week, May 23-30.</p>
<p>“I hope everyone in Kelowna supports the second annual Love for Kelowna Day (today),” said Mayor Colin Basran.</p>
<p>“It’s a great opportunity to show some love to our local businesses as some health regulations are being relaxed.  As long as we follow public health guidelines and get vaccinated, we can begin to enjoy all that Kelowna has to offer while supporting our local businesses.  “</p>
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As the pandemic drags on, it is important for the people of Kelowna to continue to recognize what a beautiful city we live in and what exceptional quality and standard of living we enjoy.

Kelowna makes it easy because it’s in a spectacular lake-valley-mountain ideal-weather setting and has the amenities and activities that make it a tourist powerhouse.

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<p>In a non-COVID year, Kelowna draws two million visitors annually and tourism contributes $ 2 billion to the economy.</p>
<p>With the end of the pandemic, tourism, economic and social recovery are also emerging.</p>
<p>“Beyond the economic impact, there is an equally important quality of life contribution that is directly linked to the local tourism industry,” said Lisanne Ballantyne, CEO of Tourism Kelowna.</p>
<p>“With improved infrastructure, numerous entertainment, cultural and leisure options, as well as a greater variety of local events and businesses, those who live in a community with a strong visitor economy also benefit from year-round access to these facilities.”</p>
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