Okanagan Territorial Acknowledgement
We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we live and gather on is the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) peoples. Recognizing this part of the ongoing process of truth and reconciliation in Canada. Please visit the Okanagan Nation Alliance for more information.
What is Her Okanagan about?
Her Okanagan was created as a space for us to share recommendations of our best Okanagan experiences as well as get to know local inspirational women. Our favourite places to eat, drink, play, shop and enjoy the Okanagan culture will all be a part of this collective style blog. We are strong supporters of women-led small businesses in the region. Her Okanagan is building a community of like-minded women who want to enjoy every corner of the place we call home while supporting the shop local movement and making new friends.
This blog is for the women who live here and the ones who plan to visit or move here. If you are from out of town, then consider this your guide to the Okanagan and we are your tribe.
Where is the Okanagan?
The Thompson-Okanagan region is nestled in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The boundaries of the Okanagan Valley vary depending on who you ask. For our purposes here on Her Okanagan we will explore from Kamloops at the northern tip down to Osoyoos at the American border. Of course, these lines may be blurred from time to time depending on who is sharing their Okanagan experience.
How are we building a community?
Her Okanagan is a collective style blog. That means we invite local women (and visiting women) to write for us. You will find a variety of women from all walks of life sharing her recommendations and experiences of Her Okanagan. Many of our contributors are also featured on our Coffee with a Local category; a series of short interviews with inspiring Okanagan women. We also love supporting local small businesses and hope to create a community of businesses who believe in community over competition. If this sounds like something you would love to be a part of, please learn more about being a contributor here.
Her Okanagan is committed to inclusivity and diversity within our community. We will continuously work to create a community that reflects the many experiences, lifestyles and cultures of women in the Okanagan. If you have any suggestions or feedback for us on this matter, do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the HOK Founder
Hi, I’m Lindsay and I wanted to start off by saying, thank you for being here! I have always had a passion for the Okanagan culture and all the things that make it special and unique… even when I lived in Toronto for nearly 10 years. I grew up in Vernon and have been back in the Okanagan since early 2017 with my 7 year old daughter, Zahra. When I am not working my full-time job as a healthcare recruiter, I dabble in freelance marketing as Lindsay & Co. Za and I love to sample local ice cream and gelato and float in Kal lake in the summer. As an entrepreneur myself, I especially appreciate women-led businesses which is why I love spotlighting and supporting them whenever I can. I am thrilled to see HOK being well received by women here and outside of the region. I am open to and excited to see what HOK will blossom into when we choose to support the women in our community. Connect with me on Instagram! I would love to meet you. xo