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What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

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

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:36 am

Whiners. Complainers. Better than thou syndrome. Small city pretending to be a big city. Mind numbing traffic infrastructure.
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.

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

Postby Steve-O » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:00 am

Killer mountain biking!! Small town vibe with friendly people. Small town so its quick and easy to get anywhere.
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby techrtr » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:09 am

Small town with big city problems that no one seems to be able to deal with. Out of control development that's destroying the natural beauty of this place.

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

Postby Lerfy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:32 am

LANDM wrote: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.


Although I didn't grow up here, and have my own reasons for loving the place we live in, I agree entirely with your sentiments about those who seem to do nothing but complain about it. It seems clear that it doesn't matter where these people lived, they would find some reason to hate it.

Personally, I moved here from the Lower Mainland eleven years ago and have never regretted it for a second. If you want to see real problems that ACTUALLY effect your quality of life, rent yourself a moving truck and head four hours down the road. I promise you that you will quickly come to love everything that Kelowna has to offer. Otherwise, you could just keep on complaining and we will just keep on ignoring you.

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

Postby Poindexter » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:52 am

Skiing to the west, water sports to the south, hiking/snowshoeing to the east, fishing to the north with family and friends smack in the middle.

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

Postby gman313 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:56 am

Best Place on Earth! I wouldn't live any where else

except maybe Monaco, but if you think Kelowna is expensive.....I guess i'll just go for the Grand Prix
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby TreeGuy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 10:04 am

We love it here! Nothing like watching the sun glare off the lake on a summers morning.

Not sure the point the OP wants to make with this thread. It seems like they want people to jump on their negative bandwagon. Maybe they are suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

I’m a glad to see others post their positive opinions.
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby Scrobins94 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 10:56 am

Beaches, bikinis, and Basran. :yahoo:

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

Postby rookie314 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:52 am

Make sure you drink the right wine, overpriced golf, overrated skiing. Expensive market, no good paying jobs, a head in the sand mayor and council, extreme shortage of police and if you think its the best place on the planet to live, you need to get out more.

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

Postby 7600736 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:44 pm

rookie314 wrote:Make sure you drink the right wine, overpriced golf, overrated skiing. Expensive market, no good paying jobs, a head in the sand mayor and council, extreme shortage of police and if you think its the best place on the planet to live, you need to get out more.


Exactly. Kelowna USED to be nice, now it's a hellhole. It's the surrounding area that is still nice.

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

Postby lesliepaul » Nov 23rd, 2017, 1:21 pm

Scenery and pretty good weather has been #1 for people from other parts of Canada when Kelowna is mentioned. The other comment I hear is "too hot". For people more familiar with Kelowna..............

.............and coming into the home stretch we have "CRIME" and a "QUICK BUCK" closing fast!
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby stevemic » Nov 23rd, 2017, 7:12 pm

People that always complain whenever they get a chance but never seem to leave
You can write whatever you like as long as the Mods agree with it

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

Postby Anonymous123 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:27 pm

TreeGuy wrote:We love it here! Nothing like watching the sun glare off the lake on a summers morning.

Not sure the point the OP wants to make with this thread. It seems like they want people to jump on their negative bandwagon. Maybe they are suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

I’m a glad to see others post their positive opinions.


You may have something there TreeGuy. What comes to your mind when you hear the name, KelownaCrackinCrew?
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Re: What comes to mind when you hear the name Kelowna?

Postby phasyluck » Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:39 pm

How nice it used to be.
Sure do love Rutland!!

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

Postby Omnitheo » Nov 24th, 2017, 9:16 am

One of the fastest growing communities in BC. And a popular tourist destination.

Kelowna once looked like a bomb was dropped on it. It was flat, and when looking down from the hills, actually looked quite ugly in places. I’m happy to say that has been changing. We have a lot of new beautiful architecture. There’s still unfortunately a lot of sprawl climbing into the mountains and carving up. Knox, Dilworth, mission etc.

Other kelowna things that come to mind
Gas gouging
NIMBYs
Much needed infrastructure that is always decades away.
Really bad drivers.
Castanet
Atrocious transit system
Low paying jobs (Shaw for example payed kelowna employees up to $5/hour less to do the same job as those in Calgary where there is a lower cost of living)

On the plus side:
International recognition
Some gorgeous areas. Beaches, bird parks, trails, hiking areas (some waterfalls even if you know where to look!)
Friendly people
Lots of Pokémon Go players.
Nice weather and good temperatures
The Sails and our Bridge

One thought I’ll always have about kelowna, regardless of where I am though: Home
"The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable."
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