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Kelowna – The Okanagan Lake City

Situated on the banks of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Though being famous for wineries, Kelowna may also be claimed to be famous for being the birthplace of a handful of athletes. We hereby put forward to you those athletes who has represented Kelowna and Canada in various sports events.

Olympic Rower:

Rowing a boat against the stream of water is not an easy task. Easier said than done J Rowing can either be recreational or competitive. By being recreational, one can get to learn about the rowing techniques and by being competitive athletes can race against each other in boats. Rowing demands extreme core balance, physical strength and cardiovascular fortitude. Kelowna and the people are proud of Scott Frandsen, who has represented Canada in the 2003 Rowing World Champions in Milan, alongside Wayne Pommen and secured sixth place. He has also won Silver for Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“Participating is more important than winning a game” is what we are being taught since childhood and being able to represent your country is not a joke. J  Keep rowing Scott...

Professional Racer:

Kids this generation go crazy about cars and bikes. One sport that everyone would want to be indulged in is racing. Being one among the loved sports across the globe, Racing can be really dangerous. Of course, every sport has its own pros and constraints. Leaving aside the constraints, let us enjoy the sport with utmost safety in place. The leading marques of today’s automobile market such as Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Aston Martin were all derived, from their success in this sport and the World Sports car Championship. Kees Nierop is the only Canadian to have his name on a Porsche race car, which is displayed in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Kees Nierop has also won the famous 12 Hours of Sebring race, driving a Porsche 934 in 1983. His other major wins include Canadian GT-1 Championship held in 1983, Rothman's Porsche champion in 1986 and Porsche factory driver at LeMans in 1987.

With your driving skills, you can drive a million crazy and Kees Nierop is one such exampleJ Salute Kees…

Olympic Skier:

Skiing is a competitive winter sport that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which has a history of almost five millennia. Gliding on snow is always fun and when you take it up as a profession, you enjoy your life. Skiing has a lot of techniques such as Telemark turn, Snow plough, Parallel turn and a few more, which were evolved along with ski geometry. Kelsey Serwa, a 25 year old, has added fame to her country and self by endearing a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She also reigns the FIS World Championship and Winter X Games Championship. Her medal tally also includes a bronze which was won at 2010 Winter X Games in Aspen. At a young age, adding 4 medals to her bucket, Kelsey Serwa seems to be commendable with her Ski suits and poles on. Kelowna, will always be with her, wishing a continued success in all her endeavors.

So, wonder about the city of Kelowna for producing so many talents? Kelowna has not only produced sports talents but also produced a number of wines that has claimed championships at various events. Don’t wait to book your tickets to Kelowna to experience the best of the wines and may be if you are lucky, you may stand a chance to meet anyone of the mentioned athletesJ Try your luck… Get your tickets booked right away… Good luckJ