Halloween To-Do’s in Kelowna
Halloween is a fun opportunity for children to get dressed up in costumes and for adults to indulge in fun with the little ones. Whether you want to find a corn maze or go pumpkin carving, we know that your child’s highlight of the season will be trick-or-treating!
If you are looking for some safe, fun family-friendly spots to go trick-or-treating in Kelowna, check out C21Kelowna’s list of fang-tastic neighbourhoods below!
If you are more interested in indoor or trick-or-treating events, also check out the following list courtesy of: https://www.dotheokanagan.com/trickortreating-hot-spots
SPOOKTACULAR PUMPKIN WALK – Kelowna (outdoors)
When: Oct. 30 | 5 PM – 8 PM
What: Dress up and walk to paths lit up by jack-o-lanterns. Vote for your favourite!
Where: Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Rd
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HALLOWEENIE AT GRIZZLI WINERY – Kelowna (indoors)
When: Oct. 31 | 2 PM – 6 PM
What: FREE, safe, ‘lights on,’ family- and pet-friendly indoor event. Balloon twisting, colouring and trick-or-treating. Dress up!
Where: Grizzli Winery, 2550 Boucherie Rd
FALL FESTIVAL AT WILLOW PARK CHURCH – Kelowna (indoors)
When: Oct. 31 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
What: Dress up in a fun family-friendly costume and collect lots of treats along the indoor candy trail with over 40 collection stops. There will also be bounce houses, hot chocolate, balloons and more! This event is perfect for younger children as it is a non-scary event.
Where: 439 Hwy 33 (Rutland)
A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN AT THE EAST KELOWNA MARKET – Kelowna (indoors/outdoors)
When: Oct. 30 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM
What: This market Sunday will be filled with all sorts of spooky surprises to have a fang-tastic day! Come check out over 75+ artisan, crafters, and food vendors to shop, eat, drink and be scary! Special treats for children along with a family monster walk outside of the hall filled with ghosts, witches, and other spook-tacular things! Don’t be a scaredy cat! Come dressed up to enter a best-dressed costume contest!
Where: 2704 East Kelowna Rd
We are proud to announce that Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. in the Central Okanagan, has been rated the #2 overall Century 21 Brokerage in all of Canada for the second consecutive time! This award was recently announced by C21 Canada at the Canadian Conference held in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Our congratulations go to Century 21 Heritage House in the GTA which earned the #1 ranking.
This ranking is based on several factors, as listed below:
- Realtor performance
- Technology & brand adoption
- Participation in C21 Canada activities
- Charitable contribution
- Collaboration and more!
This year, Century 21 Assurance Realty was also voted the #1 Real Estate Brokerage in the Okanagan by Kelowna Capital News readers for 2022 AND the #3 Real Estate Brokerage in the 2022 Best of Kelowna award by KelownaNow readers.
Thanks go to our exceptional team of Realtors, Brokers, Mentor, and Staff who are committed to helping Clients in the Okanagan achieve real estate excellence. We are extremely proud of our colleagues who have earned and contributed to this acknowledgment as they are the ones who have truly earned these awards!
Century 21 Assurance Realty in Kelowna proudly helps clients to achieve the Gold Standard In Real Estate.
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Your Relocation Guide To Kelowna
Moving to a new city is an important life choice. You’ll want to be equipped with everything there’s to know to make your move successful!
The team at C21 Kelowna has assembled the following Relocation Guide to Kelowna to make your move to the Okanagan a breeze.
By the end of this article, you’ll be aware of some of the pros and cons of living in Kelowna, the desirable areas of town for you and your family, and what type of lifestyle you can expect in Kelowna.
KELOWNA AT A GLANCE
Kelowna and its surrounding area has a population of 195,000 residents. In fact, Kelowna is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the country and it’s no wonder why!
The landscape throughout the Okanagan is pristine, and one of the only places where you can drive for less than an hour from the beach and end up on a ski hill!
Browse through our listings to find your perfect Kelowna home OR CONTACT US and we’ll put you in touch with one of our knowledgeable and skilled Realtors®. They will customize a search based on your needs to save you time and help make your moving process to Kelowna much more manageable.
PROS OF LIVING IN KELOWNA
- Pristine natural landscape
- Tons of outdoor activities at no cost
- An international airport to make your vacation getaways much easier with direct flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, just to name a few!
- Kelowna is home to an increasing young adult population, which also means the entrepreneurial space is expanding as companies old and new alike expand into the new technological era
- Access to TONS of outdoor activities, like golf and skiing at world-renowned ski resorts such as BIG WHITE, SILVER STAR, and APEX which are nearby.
Big White Ski Resort
CONS OF LIVING IN KELOWNA
- Renting requires a damage deposit, and a pet deposit if you have one, landlords can restrict the size and number of animals allowed in rental property
- Growing traffic as roadways are not expanding at the same rate as the population
- Homelessness, drugs, and petty crime
WHAT KELOWNA’S FUTURE HOLDS FOR YOUTH
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, is helping expand Kelowna’s cultural district and innovation centers. For example, the University of British Columbia is projected to start building its downtown Okanagan campus in Fall 2022!
In addition to the Main campus by the airport, the University of British Columbia, Okanagan is projected to raise the student population to 18,000 by 2040! This one aspect helps attract and retain people of all ages and demographics!
In conjunction with a growing student population in Kelowna, the downtown core is also expanding with condominium towers. If the city isn’t your desired neighborhood, Kelowna’s residential areas are also growing.
RECAP: MOVING TO KELOWNA 101
Kelowna is a booming city. Its natural landscape offers tons of summer and winter activities that families and residents will love. Not only is it a growing and evolving community but it’s also becoming increasingly multicultural.
Picking a place to live isn’t easy, but adjusting to Kelowna’s lifestyle will be a breeze if this sounds like the right place for you!
Did you know that Real Estate Agents in British Columbia are held to the highest standard of conduct under the law in all of North America?
Well, now you know. But what does this mean?
Real Estate Agents in B.C. are fiduciaries. Or, as Miriam Webster explains, “of, relating to, or involving a confidence or trust: such as held or founded in trust or confidence”. It’s a legal and binding relationship similar to Lawyers and Doctors.
In real estate, the relationship is called Agency or a Client Relationship. When it comes to real estate trading, the act of buying and selling real estate, the rules in B.C. stipulate there are only two types of consumers; clients and non-clients. Consumers in BC must choose. Non-clients or “unrepresented parties” are those individuals or entities who do not have an agency relationship with a licensed agent. Non-clients do not have the protection of a fiduciary relationship. They are not owed any special legal duties. Other than their whits, they have no special legal protection under the law. Clients engaged in an agency relationship with a Real Estate Agent in B.C. are entitled to the following special legal duties.
Loyalty – They will act only in the best interests of their client.
Full disclosure – They must share everything they know that may influence a client’s decision in a transaction.
Avoid conflicts of interest – An agent must avoid any situation that would affect their duty to act in their client’s best interest. For example, when working for a seller as a listing agent, it is a conflict for the listing agent to give agency to a buyer.
Confidentiality – An agent must not reveal private information without the client’s permission. This duty extends after the client relationship ends. The duty of privacy includes, but is not limited to, a client’s reasons for buying or selling, their minimum or maximum price, and or any preferred terms or conditions they may want in a contract.
All agents in B.C. are obliged to act honestly and with reasonable care and skill with clients and non-clients. At the same time, buying and selling real estate is a complex venture, and there is no doubt that a skilled agent working closely with a client under these rules is an ideal match for success.
At CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd, our agents are trained as fiduciaries to the highest standard and looking forward to helping clients navigate the complex and competitive market.
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