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Experience Kelowna’s Vibrant Weekend Events: Wine, Art, and Community Spirit.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable weekend, full of amazing events in Kelowna, British Columbia, where the air is filled with excitement and adventure. From raising a toast at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival to immersing yourself in the vibrant art scene at Grizzli Winery’s Art Launch, and showing your support at the lively Gutsy Walk fundraiser, this weekend promises a blend of fun, excitement, and a touch of elegance. Let’s dive into the details of these extraordinary events happening on June 3rd and 4th.


Event 1: Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

Date: June 3rd

Time: 12:00 PM onwards

Website: https://winterwinefest23.ca/

Calling all wine enthusiasts! Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, presented by Valley First. This weekend, it’s time to Sip into Summer and embrace the beauty of BC wine country. Kick-start the festivities with the WINE Garden Party, held at the picturesque Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna. Picture yourself sipping exquisite wines from renowned local wineries, all while enjoying the enchanting tunes of live music. Indulge in mouthwatering bites from two food stations that perfectly complement the wines. It’s an event where sophistication meets pure enjoyment—a wine lover’s dream come true!

Event 2: Art Launch at Grizzli Winery

Date: June 3rd

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Website: https://www.exploretock.com/grizzliwinery/event/414464/summer-art-launch-grizzli-art-gallery

Unleash your inner art connoisseur and step into a world of creativity at the Art Launch held at Grizzli Winery. Experience the grand unveiling of the stunning Summer art installment, ‘EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN,’ in their Art Gallery. As you explore the captivating artworks created by local artists from the Federation of Canadian Artists – Central Okanagan Chapter, let the melodies of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Duo transport you into a realm of inspiration. Indulge in exquisite wine and charcuterie pairings as you mingle with the talented artists, discovering the stories behind their masterpieces. Be sure to participate in the lively silent auction, where you can bid on remarkable art pieces, with 100% of the proceeds supporting the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. It’s an art extravaganza that promises to ignite your senses and leave you in awe.

Event 3: Gutsy Walk Fundraiser

Date: June 4th

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Website: https://www.tourismkelowna.com/event/kelowna-gutsy-walk-for-crohns-and-colitis-canada/31224/

Gear up for a morning of community spirit and make a difference at the Kelowna Gutsy Walk! Join forces with fellow supporters as you walk to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the largest single-day fundraiser of its kind. Head to the lively Kelowna City Park and be part of this inspiring event. Feel the sense of togetherness as you walk side by side with individuals impacted by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. By participating in this uplifting walk, you contribute to vital research and patient support programs, showing the world that nobody faces these conditions alone. Lace up your shoes, unleash your enthusiasm and be a part of this incredible journey towards a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.


So, grab your friends, unleash your excitement, and join in the celebration of wine, art, and community spirit. Kelowna is calling, and it’s time to make memories that will linger long after the weekend ends. Cheers to a remarkable weekend ahead!

We at Vrecko Real Estate Group wish you a happy holiday season!


holiday at Big White Snowy View

No matter what you are spending your holiday season doing, we hope it brings you the most joy! There are so many family activities to do during the holiday season in the Okanagan, with many indoor and outdoor options.

Big White Ski Resort

The Nutcracker

SilverStar Mountain Resort

Big White Ski Resort is the perfect getaway during the holiday season. Enjoy a stay in the breathtaking mountain area of Big White while you ski or snowboard down the slopes. Big White is the perfect spot to have a vacation property, Vrecko Real Estate Group loves working with clients to find their dream property at Big White Ski Resort. From your beautiful new property, you can enjoy Big Whites recurring firework show on Saturday nights! Contact our knowledgeable agents to inquire about properties at Big White.

is a holiday classic. Join the Mission Dance Centre & Company at the Rotary Centre for the Arts this season from December 22 – 23 to enjoy a beautiful ballet performance.

304-7700 Porcupine holiday Big White Deck ViewJoin SilverStar Mountain Resort in celebrating the holiday season with many exciting events. Beginning December 21st SilverStar is implementing ‘12 Days of Holidays” where you can win gifts while enjoying the slopes this season. SilverStar also offers many other events this season such as holiday movies, craft nights, and skiing with Santa! 

Whether you prefer to stay home, spend time with loved ones, or have an adventure, from us at Vrecko Real Estate Group we sincerely wish you the happiest of Holidays! We appreciate each and every one of our clients and look forward to the 2023 year with our clients!


Early this month our team at the Vrecko Real Estate Group hosted a client cocktail party to celebrate its 10th anniversary and show appreciation for our amazing clients. The warm weather of the Okanagan complimented the poolside party while it was a great afternoon of food, drinks, and networking. 

The Vreckos served about 100 guests an array of canapes ranging from shrimp ceviche tostada to chicken sliders with an Asian Twist. The charcuterie, cupcakes, and cookies were a wonderful addition to the food. The drink menu was equally impressive with colorful cocktails named to fit the occasion of the client cocktail party. 

Spending time with our valued clients is important to the team to Quincy & Tracey Vrecko and the whole team at Vrecko Real Estate Group. We appreciate everyone who joined us on our 10th anniversary to celebrate our wonderful clients.

It was wonderful to spend time with everyone (face-to-face) and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan Summer.


Florals: Burnetts Florists & Gifts

Catering & Bar: Krafty Kitchen

Cookies and Cupcake station: Sweets Sparrow Cakery


While we were traveling through the Upper Mission on the weekend, we couldn’t help but stare at some of the homes with the BEST home curb appeal. We just had to share some of the ideas with you! If you are lacking an eye-catching exterior for your home, we’ve got you covered!

Paint your Front Door

Yellow and blue door on brick house

Painting your front door is a quick and straightforward way to add to the home curb appeal, and if done right it can be completed on the weekend! We recommend a bold color to stand out from the rest of the house. Painting your front door is fun and unique, if your house is a grey or brown this is a fast way to add a signature touch to your home to prevent it from blending into the rest of the neighborhood

Upgrade your House Number

Modern house numbers

A simple upgrade to your house number will do more than you think! You can quickly modernize your home and there are so many different ways you can upgrade your house number. Whether you go to the store and buy some new numbers or you make your own, it is guaranteed to increase your home’s curb appeal.

Be creative with your mailbox

Doing something creative with your mailbox is a great way to add some personality to your home. Decorating your mailbox is a very fun project that will add curb appeal and function to any home. When painting your mailbox you can go as crazy as you want! You can even let your kids get creative and they can hang their artwork in front of your home. 

Get a new doorknob

Getting new doors nobs is a quick and cheap way to instantly add a modern look to your home. There is a wide range of styles and prices there is a doorknob for everyone. It does not seem like a big change but success in the details!

Add some greenery 

Adding some lush greenery to the front of your home will help add home curb appeal as well as make your home look healthy and maintained. All of the most attractive homes have an arrangement of plants out front. Greenery makes the home feel welcoming and cozy without even stepping inside.



Tracy at Quincy Vrecko and Associates is happy to give a free home curb appeal advice. Whether it be because you are selling your home or just want a little update.

There are important things to know about the dock license requirements for your waterfront property.  

Owning a home on Lake Okanagan has many perks, one of which is private moorage for your boat.  If you own a waterfront home or are thinking of buying waterfront property, there are dock license requirements that must be met.  

Dock Photo-Quincy Vrecko Waterfront Real Estate

When purchasing a waterfront home, the current dock license is not transferrable.   As a result, you must apply to have the license assigned once you take possession. Have your professional real estate agent ensure that dock meets necessary dock license requirements before buying a waterfront home.  Furthermore, each waterfront community has different requirements.

If there is no dock and you would like to build a dock, there are some of the dock license requirements you need to be aware of before building.  

Private mooring facilities are governed by the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.  There are legal dock license requirements and approval process you must follow. The dock must be in compliance with by-laws and local zoning.  

While the common term is a dock license, there are actually no licenses issued anymore.  The term used now is either General Permission or Special Permission.  (but for the sake of this article we will continue using the wording dock license)

General Permission

If your dock meets the conditions and requirements outlined in the General Permission, you may be relinquished from having to submit an application.  

Here you can Download the General Permission guidelines to see if you dock license requirements.

Specific Permission

You will need specific permission in the following situations:

  • Where general permissions are prohibited
  • Stand-alone boat lift or permanent boat way
  • Group moorage

Applying for a lease

Leases are typically a 20-year term. The annual leasing fee is $200.00 if the area is under 2 000 square meters.  A higher fee will apply if the area is larger than 2 000 square meters.

Dock license requirements stipulate that all docks:Waterfont-Quincy Vrecko Kelowna Luxury Real Estate

  • Can not obstruct public access along the foreshore
  • Only one dock is permitted for each property
  • Must be in compliance with building regulations
  • Must provide proof of insurance by the waterfront property owner

Additionally, all docks must not:

  • Include covered structures
  • Be used for non-moorage purposes
  • Include solid core structures
  • Result in harm to the natural habitat

Regional Considerations for dock license requirements

Areas along the Okanagan shoreline are categorized into color-coded zones.  These are based on environmental sensitivity, from highest to lowest. These zones will determine what your dock license requirements and what type of dock you can build.  

Habitat color zones-Quincy Vrecko Kelowna Luxury Real Estate

Black zone – Critical Habitat Value

Red Zone-High Value

Yellow-Moderate Habitat Value

No Colour-Low or Unknown Habitat Value

There is no new construction in Black Zones, only repairs to grandfathered docks.  


In addition to the color zones, your dock license application will be assessed based on the risk level of negative impact on the environment.  To find out what zone your waterfront property falls under visit the interactive government map. https://maps.gov.bc.ca/ess/hm/imap4m/

If you are a waterfront property owner looking to build a dock, or to modify your existing dock, contact the local Natural Resouce front counter at https://portal.nrs.gov.bc.ca/web/client/-/vern-1 .  Here you can learn how you can meet the dock license requirements before your start.

Hire a Waterfront Specialist-Quincy Vrecko

quincy vrecko waterfront real estate agentFinally, if you are looking to buy a waterfront property in the Okanagan, work with a professional real estate agent.  Above all, find a waterfront specialist that understands the complexity of a waterfront home purchase.  Quincy Vrecko specializes in Waterfront homes in the Okanagan. Quincy can ensure the waterfront property you are purchase meets all dock license requirements so you can move in and enjoy your new home.


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