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What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Nov 22nd, 2017, 9:26 pm

When I hear the name Kelowna (I live in Kelowna), I think about strip malls, dollar stores, and home of the newly wed, and nearly dead. Fake it till you make it city.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 22nd, 2017, 9:36 pm

Fake boobs. Steroids. Gangsters. Beautiful city. Many good people here. I think of a backwards progressive council . I think of realtors and landscapers.
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

You have got to stand for something . Or you will fall for anything "Aaron Tippin"

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Gilchy » Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:17 pm

When I think of (*insert place name*), I know I think of whatever derogatory stereotype comes to mind to post nonsense topics to a regionally based Internet forum, in an attempt to make myself sound cool.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby 7600736 » Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:31 pm

Crime, and lots of it. Rampant homeless/criminal types and open drug use/dealing downtown, terrible drivers and traffic congestion. Long, grey, depressing winters and short, smoky summers. Annoying, arrogant people with major attitude. Very expensive cost of living. Good airport, with many daily flights, which makes getting the hell out of here whenever possible quick and easy.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Urbane » Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:36 pm

I think about what a truly wonderful place Kelowna (including West Kelowna) is and how so many who live here don't fully appreciate it. The natural beauty, the people, the amenities, the public education system, the independent school options, the outstanding array of services at KGH for those who need them, Okanagan College, and UBCO are all things to be proud of. That's what comes to mind when I hear the name Kelowna.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:59 pm

I think of home - I've lived here more than half my life now. I think of friends and family. I think of the variety of cultures and subcultures that find their own corners - like Munnin's Pub, and KF/X. I think of the little gems like Latin Fiesta and Dosa Cafe, Tripke's and the Wok-Inn. I think of our communities and how they intermingle. I think of the orchards and fruit stands, deer down by Rotary Park and on Knox. The lake in a storm or the sun glinting off of it. The mountains in sun or snow, or both.
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Walking Wounded » Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:33 am

7600736 wrote:Crime, and lots of it. Rampant homeless/criminal types and open drug use/dealing downtown, terrible drivers and traffic congestion. Long, grey, depressing winters and short, smoky summers. Annoying, arrogant people with major attitude. Very expensive cost of living. Good airport, with many daily flights, which makes getting the hell out of here whenever possible quick and easy.

If you think Kelowna is such a crappy place you are more than welcome to leave and move somewhere else. Life is to short to spend time living somewhere you don't like.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby gsc » Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:46 am

I think of hot summers, beautiful lakes and views. I also think quading and side by sideing Alon with hunting. How ever I also think crime, drug dealing, arrogant neighbors.

Every place has there good and bad and it is what you make it. If you let the bad take over then of course you'll hate where you live.

I try to be a glass half full person and make the best of what I have. Life is to short to stress out about every little negative thing. Live laugh and love !!!
I might die tonight but if I do I'm a be ok
And if I die tonight at least I stood by stuff I said
I've got two graves dug one for me and one for the person in my way
And if I die tonight at least I can say I never ran away.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Scrobins94 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 3:49 am

Beautiful city, hot summers, wine country, golf, beaches, and bikinis. A mini Vancouver in the making (unfortunately our little secret is being discovered).

I don't think I'd rather live anywhere else in Canada.

I also second Latin Fiesta, nice little getaway to Mexico located right in the middle of town. The little Vietnamese restaurant by Costco, the Thai and Pizza places on Bernard, and the seafood place on Water Street.

Add Knox Mountain, because OMG why not? :130:
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Frisk » Nov 23rd, 2017, 4:19 am

Watching the sunset and city lights from Knox mountain among the yellow hillside flowers on a warm May evening.

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby southy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 7:45 am

How grateful I am to be living in Penticton :biggrin: .

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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:13 am

southy wrote:How grateful I am to be living in Penticton :biggrin: .


You should be - that used bookstore downtown is simply amazing :130:
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby sulchie » Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:16 am

When I hear kelowna i think, "Lets go sit in traffic for an hour!" Its so exciting going into kelowna.
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby LANDM » Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:19 am

I think it’s a beautiful place and I encounter people from around the world who agree. What comes to mind is a city that has changed from it’s old agricultural roots to what it is now, in the best way it know how to make such a progression. I think of a population that is chiefly made up of people who love it here, combined with a subgroup of people who hate it here but, puzzlingly, can’t find the testicular fortitude to get their sorry buttocks off the couch to leave.....so they just complain.
I have lived here my entire life and have the good fortune of generational history here to personally know how the changes occurred and what it was like before my lifetime.
When the complainers find their perfect place, I would love to know about it as it would be easy to rip it to shreds also. :biggrin:

The glass-half-empty people live their life not realizing that water is free here.....just go to the tap and fill it up. It makes life better. Especially for questions like this.

And I second the comments on Dosa and Latin Fiesta. Dosa is so amazing and so different than the Indian food we normally get here. Ask for it super hot.....they put the hot sauce in the dosa when it is cooking (rather than the inside ingredients) so it is a light red colour.....mmmmmm.
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Bpeep » Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:25 am

Surrey by the lake.

I love eating at Latin fiesta.
As much as Surrey by the lake is saturated with restaurants it would be cool to have more like that little gem.
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