Meet Chris Mathieson With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall

This week we introduce you to Chris Mathieson – can you please say hello?

Chris Mathieson

 

Chris is the operator and manager of the Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos BC. Many people also know him online as @cogno Learn more about that here.

What you need to know is that you can also visit Chris and the Grist Mill at the upcoming Heritage Fall Fair.

Here’s more, from their site: Are you proficient at preserves, brilliant at baking, daft at crafts, well-versed at veggies or adept at flower arrangement? If so, we might have a great opportunity for you to show off your skills. We’re excited to announce that on Sunday, September 21 the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting our first-ever HERITAGE FALL FAIR!

There will be almost 70 exhibit categories to see or compete in as well as heritage games of skill, concessions, entertainment and even a petting zoo on site for the day, courtesy of Andy’s Animal Acres from Naramata. The whole site will be filled with family-oriented activity for the day.

And if you can’t make it to see Chris that day – visit on another; and also, can you please say hello with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Town Hall takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

We were nominated by Robert Stelmachuk and his team at Cibo Trattoria to take the #alsicebucketchallenge and we accepted!

Here we have our Town Hall team: Sujinder Juneja, Amy Chen, Leeann Froese, Laurisha Bardall and Andrew von Rosen and we are at Scotiabank Field.

We have made a $100 donation on behalf of our team, and we pass the ALS Ice Bucket challenge along to Darnelle Moore at Eastside Fitness, Eric von Krosigk of Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Megan Moyle of Constellation Brands.

 

 

 

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. Kind of like how it feels to be doused in ice water? Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

Why is it called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Lou Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He set several major league records during his career, including the most career grand slams (23) (until this record was broken in 2013) Gehrig’s streak ended in 1939 after he was stricken with ALS, a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in North America, which forced him to retire at age 36 and claimed his life two years later.

Thank you to Rob Fai for editing this video for us and to our own Felicia Fraser for filming us.

Freshly iced Sujinder, Amy, Leeann, Laurisha and Andrew

Freshly iced Sujinder, Amy, Leeann, Laurisha and Andrew

Please share this, and remember to make a donation. Learn more here on the ALS Canada site.

#gogetit #wettshirt #donate #alsicebucketchallenge #stopALS

Meet Irene Lau and Eliana Bray With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall

This week we are introducing you to two lovely ladies. Will you please say hi to Irene Lau and Eliana Bray?

irene and Eliana

 

These two ladies both work in the wine industry and have for some time. What you may not know is that Irene is a huge lover of birds and nature. Eliana is known as as a ninja for her varied skills, and among other things, loves Wonder Woman.

They are great people so we want you to meet them too.

Can you please say hello with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Meet Judy Poole of Poole and Associates With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall

This week please say hi to Judy Poole of Poole and Associates Wealth Management of Raymond James.

Judy Poole #withTownHall

Judy is based in beautiful Penticton, BC, where she is a wealth manager and financial planner with a difference: you see, Judy specializes in helping women in life transitions, including inheritance, divorce, helping aging parents, or if widowed.

Judy’s approach is calming, taking money stress away when a transition occurs. Judy will coach you through the transition, first by listening, analyzing, understanding, and then by helping you plan, setting you up for success.

As a woman in business who understands life transitions herself, we want more people to know Judy. Can you please say hello with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Meet Shawn Soole of Little Jumbo With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall

This week we introduce you to Shawn Soole, owner of Little Jumbo in Victoria, BC.

Shawn Soole

Little Jumbo is celebrating its one year anniversary this month, so we thought this is a perfect time to ask you to say hello and congratulate Shawn for his successful first year of restaurant ownership.

Shawn boasts more than a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry; he was voted one of Australia’s best bartenders and was included in the “International Bartender of the Year: Top 10” in 2012. After helping establish Clive’s Classic Lounge as Victoria’s cocktail central, Shawn went out on his own and opened Little Jumbo in 2013.

If you live in or visit Victoria, check out Little Jumbo. You can also read Shawn’s co-authored book, Cocktail Culture, for some great cocktail recipes and insight on Victoria’s cocktail scene.

Please help us congratulate Shawn by saying hello with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Meet Lionel Trudel With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall

This week we introduce you to Lionel Trudel of Trudel Photo.

Lionel Trudel

 

Lionel is a big city photographer who escaped the big city.

He now lives on an acreage in the rural Southern Okanagan with his family and he can be found shooting all things advertising for clients everywhere.

Check out Trudel Photo, and  please help us say hello with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebookor Twitter.