Monday, December 13, 2010

What is Your Christmas Budget?
There are so many ways for you to play Santa this year...and spread the JOY!!So, who's on your list-find what they want, or surprise them with something unexpected.

So, settle in and take look at this list.

Send your requests to - subject line Christmas Order.
Please send your requests in by 12:00 on Wednesday, December 22-they will be processed and available for pick up until 11:00 am - December 24th

(everything on this list is available while supplies last-so order early)

A Vista Villa - Perfect for the friends & family who have everything!
(or, why not treat yourselves?) To help you thank your loved ones, employees and clients, A Vista Villa has created a $250 Gift Certificate to be applied toward a totally pampered experience at the Villa (starting at $259). They'll cherish the memory of the delicious 4-course candlelit dinner served on the panoramic view terrace, followed by an evening in a luxurious Jacuzzi suite and an intimate insuite breakfast! Visit the website here. Contact Sherry Cote directly to reserve yours - 250-762-7837

Kelowna Creative Trophies - Have someone to honour for a great year? Looking to ramp up your company image? Check out Kelowna Creative Trophies. From personalized mugs and clothing to executive products, they've got the options you're looking for. Surprise them with something truly personal and special this year or wow them with recognition for a job well done. Vist the website here. Call or visit them directly. 108-1755 Springfield Road (250) 860-1153

CrocTalk - For a one-of-a-kind educational experience, visit CrocTalk, a conservation facility that showcases prehistoric replicas of the SuperCroc plus live Crocodilians, Tortoises, African Wild Cats, and much more! Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to feel a live crocodile – and CrocTalk has a perfect safety record - so bring a camera, share some fun and you’ll take home great memories. That’s no “Croc”! Visit the webiste here. Passes available through TEC.

Hungry Anyone?

Of course we always have our fabulous restaurants that are available for those "hard to buy for" people on your list

Home for Dinner - Imagine the luxury of prepared meals that are not only convenient but healthy and affordable! Located at 592 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna and 4405A 29th St in Vernon. Visit Website here. Visit them directly or contact TEC for $25 GC's.

Wasabi Izakaya - Invites you to discover new flavors and excite your senses with their delicious Japanese Tapas menu. Owner and Chef, Jyunya Nakamura would like to introduce Kelowna to a new taste of Japanese food and a new style of Japanese restaurant. He delivers a creative and innovative menu combining traditional Japanese fare with a modern twist. Visit website here. $40 GC's available. Contact TEC to order.

Amerigo's Italian Cuisine - It was Amerigo’s grandmother who really taught this Westbank chef how to cook. Growing up on the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy, Amerigo spent time watching his grandmother create succulent dishes rich in the community’s favourite ingredients from veal to lamb to artichokes. If you're looking for an authentic Italian meal with charming ambiance, treat yourself or your loved ones to Amerigo's. Visit the website here. $50 GC's available through TEC.

Pepperpot Grill - A classic diner style eatery on the Westside is a locals favourite. Get all your favourites for breakfast and lunch. View a review here. $25 GC's available through TEC.

Avenue - W
hat do we mean by, "A Classic Bar"? We feel it best describes a place to gather and reminisce about stories past as much as it is a place to forge new ones. A venue devised from a diverse group of valley locals who wanted to focus on quality service, craft cocktails and finest beers on draft. The rich, intimate interior is accented by stone walls, intricate lighting, cozy booths and a grand bar at its heart. Visit website here. $20 GC's available through TEC.

Blue Dog Cafe - Is all about fantastic REAL food in a super casual, friendly atmosphere. Carnivores and vegetarians alike can enjoy a great lunch, try a bowl of one of our amazing soups or just relax and enjoy a latte. Visit website
here. $20 GC's available through TEC.

Dairy Queen - a childhood favourite for everyone young and old DQ has maintained it's presence as a fun place to treat yourself and your friends and family. With new items on the menu all the time and while still offering all of our favourites, you can't go wrong at DQ. Visit the website
here to see what the latest is. $20 GC's available through TEC.

Christopher's Seafood, Steak & Ultra Lounge - is a Kelowna tradition. Our recent renovations, chic Ultra Lounge and Live Entertainment make Christopher's the okanagan's hottest restaurant. Enjoy fresh seafood, "AAA" Black Angus Steaks and Chef Michel's in-house made pasta, chicken and dessert creations. Visit website here. $50 GC's available through TEC.

Domino's - What can we tell you about Domino's that you don't already know? How about this?

1960 -Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchase "DomiNick's," a pizza store in Ypsilanti, Mich. Monaghan borrowed $500 to buy the store.
James Monaghan trades his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle.
Tom Monaghan, the sole owner of company, renames the business "Domino's Pizza, Inc."

....and the rest is history....
Make the holidays with lots of the visitors nice and easy. Visit the website here. $25 GC's available.

La Cucina Ristorante - Come by for an Italian Menu with everything from seefood and salad to your favourite pastas and dishes from the charbroiler. And don't worry, they haven't forgotten dessert. Visit the website here. $50 GC's available through TEC.

OK Pizza - In business since 2003 we are committed to quality and it shows in our stone oven baked cooking.
We do not use any frozen dough, it's made fresh with special protein rich flour and ingredients. It's low in fat and not greasy; one bite and you’ll know the difference. Visit the website here. $25 GC's available through TEC.

Taco Del Mar - the fresh, fast and fun alternative to traditional Mexican food, serving mondo burritos and ripping fish tacos with a friendly, relaxed Baja style. Visit the website here. $20 GC's available through TEC.

Pamper Yourself and Friends, Family or Staff or Maybe Just Your Stuff

Bailey's Shine Shop - Pro Auto Detailing - Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, R.V.'s, Big Rigs - Complete Interiors, Exteriors, Engine Detail, Ozone Odor Removal, Cut Polish & Wax - Window Tinting - Make your car like new again-the service is amazing. GC's available for $200, max 2 per visit. Contact TEC to arrange.


Jewellery -
Treat someone special to something beautiful. Here are a couple of examples, there are a few more pieces available at the TEC office-inquire with David 250-717-0026 x 102
14 K Yellow Gold Diamond/Topaz Pendant Only
1.09 ctw Smoky Pear Shape Topaz
1 accent diamond
32 mm Tall
$200 Trade + Tax Due In Cash

Sterling Silver Necklace with Cameo Pendant
Pendant 34x22 mm
18 inch necklace
$200 Trade + Tax Due In Cash
Pictures do not represent actual size of pendants

Creations by Mom & Me - Whether you want to surprise someone with a beautiful arrangement or just set the dinner table for Christmas with something wonderful, Creations will look after you. Visit website here. $25.00 GC's are available. Contact TEC to order.

Cupcasions - When taste, presentation and quality of service are top of your checklist then make Cupcasions your choice for all of your cupcake worthy occasions from that special birthday party, wedding or anniversary to your monthly sales meeting or quiet Saturday night at home. It certainly doesn't stop there though. Visit the website here. $25.00 GC's available.
100% trade on all items
Custom and Premade gift packages and baskets
Gift wrapped fresh baked all natural Doggie treats
Santas Bake Shop on December 18th 10am, 11, noon or 1 pm $5.00 per child
In stock Gold Canyon Candles
Childrens Bake Art Classes for January $15 each or 4 for $20
Cookie Gift packages
CupCake Gift packages
Hand Painted Hot Chocolate or Tea Mugs

De Vine Vintners - VERNON All of our wines and beers can be made on site, or in the comfort of your own home. Conveniently located on 25 Avenue, between downtown Vernon and Okanagan Lake, De Vine Vintners hosts a fine assortment of high quality wines, as well as beers, coolers and ciders.
Put one batch of wine on and receive a gift certificate from “Home for Dinner”.
Put two or more batches of wine on and receive a free Breathalyser, PLUS an additional 10% off the 2nd, 3rd,.. etc batches. These can be purchased at 100% trade.
Orders need to be booked and paid for by December 31st. Visit the website
here. Contact TEC for GC's.

Smith's Winemaking - WEST KELOWNA Kits and juice are of the finest quality and come from reputable manufacturers throughout the world. Smith's wine making proprietors have a deep knowledge of U-Vin stores and wine kits. Visit the website here. Contact TEC for GC's.

Wine Central - REID'S CORNER is dedicated to bringing you the best wines available in small batches and has been serving Kelowna and area for over 20 years. Monthly Specials every month - December Selection Original Cabernet Sauvignon and Selection Original Gewurztraminer at 100% trade, and Gift Certificates in $50, $100 or $150 at 100% trade. Visit website here. Contact TEC for GC's.

Mission Creek Wine Cellars -
We strive to make your winemaking experience fabulous.
With the most modern equipment, the most knowledgeable staff and the best wine making products available – Winexpert – we hope that we can make you discover an exciting new experience … the wine lifestyle! Visit the website
here. Contact TEC for GC's.

Curves - How does one company become the world’s leader in women’s fitness in just a few short years? Curves has a commitment to help women around the world become strong and healthy through diet and exercise. Learn more about our history, resources, and news here. 3 month memberships available 100% trade 147.84 or 1 year for $528.00- Contact Donna - 250-861-2901

Kelowna Hot Yoga Studio - Kelowna's Only Infrared Heated Fresh Air Hot Yoga Studio-offering a variety of classes and programs including - Hatha Hot, Power Hot, Ashtanga Infused Hot, Alternate Power Hot, "Sivanannda Infused" Hatha Yoga, iFlow Registered Programs, TRX Registered Programs, Yoga Bootcamp and Specialty Classes. Visit the website here. Christmas Special - 5 x Punch Card for $75.00. 1 per person for usage, but you may purchase 3. Order with TEC and pick up at Kelowna Hot Yoga Studio.
Urban Links - The Okanagan's only indoor golf training facililty with a full staff of CPGA certified trainers. practice your swing or enroll in Lessons and game analysis. $115 GC's available (good for 5 hours of facility usage and video swing analysis) Visit the website here. Contact TEC to order.

Camber Golf -

With the science and technology available to us today we are crazy not to take advantage. Golfers of all abilities can benefit the most from today’s great designs and break-through ideas. Make no mistake about it, good golf is a science and having the proper clubs can make or break your golf game. Click here to view website $50 GC's available through TEC

Designer Fitness - Package 1 - Personal Training in your Home or in a Private Studio! Get a Kick Start with 2 sessions/week for 4 weeks ONLY $360!
Package 2 - Bootcamp Butt Kick! 2 Effective Interval Calsses a week for 10 weeks ONLY $215
Package 3 - Dance Your Way Fit! 10 Session Zumba Dance Card ONLY $100
Package 4 - Create Your Own Gift! It's as awesome as it sounds. Just contact for details.
Each Package Comes as an Attractively Designed Gift Certificate Perfect for Under the Tree or in a Stocking!
Visit the Website
Here. Contact TEC to order the GC's.

DiMENsions Fitness Express - Men's only Fitness Facility boasts the following qualities Non-intimidating and friendly atmosphere!
waiting for machines!
Builds core strength!
Weight loss program!
Ongoing fitness training!
Body composition analysis and progress checks!
Towel service!
Juice bar and coffee service! $70 GC's available (one month's membership) **Special-buy 2 month's and receive 3rd moe
here. Contact TEC to order.

Great Way Martial Arts - Get in Shape with Cardio Kickboxing!! Start off the New Year with a KICK!! Adult programs available through membership. Call Great Way Martial Arts to learn more at 250-762-4754 or visit the website here.

VO2 Max - At VO2Max they pretty much ROCK!!! they have a kick ass community of like-minded friendly people and trainers who work their butts off getting stronger, faster, lighter, tighter, leaner and get in the best shape possible! It's hard work but it makes life easier
Punch Passes for Group Fitness Classes including Boot Camps w/TRX & Kettlebell Training and Zumba Fitness - $129 for 10 punch pass
Personal Training One on One Sessions - $540 for 10 PERSONAL Training Sessions
Nutrition Programs including accurate Body Composition Analysis (Body Fat % Testing) - $99
We can also set up a custom package with nutrition and training tailored to get you

Visit Website here. Call TEC to request


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Time to Indulge and Entertain-who would have though there were so many ways to pamper at TEC? (we did, we did)

Indulge in Beauty

Big Sun Beachfront & Tanning - Vernon's largest tanning studio boasts 3 levels of high quality tanning units, including lay-down and stand-up technologies. Find the latest in both women's and men's swimwear. Get everything you need to hit the beaches whether here in the Okanagan or on your winter trip-not going to the beach this winter?....just make everyone think you did.

**Christmas Special** $100 GC Valid for 100% trade on tanning and all regular priced swimwear (discounted swimwear is available at 50% trade). Offer is valid only on GC's purchased before December 31st. Visit website here.

Beyond Wrapture - The first day spa to open in Kelowna-treat someone special on your list to pure indulgence. Let them be pampered from head to toe whether it's with a signature docy wrap, heavenly massage or one of their many pampering treatments. Click here to visit the webstie. $50 GC's available -**MAXIMUM OF 2 PER MEMBER** contact TEC

Odette's Skin & Body Care - Medi/TECH Spa offering the latest technology in corrective skin care treatments, exclusive to the Okanagan. Offering treatments for acne, hyperpigmentation, Lifting, Scarring, eye lifts and rosacea. Visit Website Here. Contact TEC for $25.00 GC's

Roxi Salon - At Roxi Salon, their goal is to make you feel sincerely welcomed and cared for from the minute you contact them! They believe in a thorough consultation in order to understand and accomodate your preferences. Relax and unwind in their beautiful, upscale environment and they'll spoil you with the "extras"! Visit the website here. Contact TEC for $50 GC's.

Kelowna Laser Hair Removal - are dedicated to providing personal, professional and discretional service to our clients. Services include Ac ne, Anti-Aging, Age Brown Spots, Broken Capillaries, Facial Veins, Fine Lines, Freckles, Glycolic Peels, IPL PhotoRejuvenation, Laser Facial, Laser Hair Removal, Facials, Micro-Current Lifting, Microdermabrasion, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Permanent Make Up, Redness/Flushing, ReFirme, Rosacea, Sagging Skin, Skin Tags, Spider Veins, Sun Damage, UltraCam, Wrinkle Reduction and Leg Veins
. Visit the website here. $50 Gift Cards available at TEC.

Okanagan Lipo Laser - Help someone special put their best face (or body) forward. In addition to Lipo Laser, Okanagan Lipo Laser offers Microdermabrasion, Cold Laser Facials, Specialty Facial, Eye Treatments, PearlSmile iBrite Teeth Whitening, Far Infrared Sauna, Whole Body Vibration and Tanning. There is something for everyone here. Visit their website here. $50 GC's available at TEC.

Arbonne - A first for TEC. Botanical based luxurious skin care and nutritional products available for 50% trade. Treat loved ones (or yourself) to anit-aging, detox, scrubs and a full line of nutritional supplements and vitamins. Visit the webiste here to see what is available. Contact TEC 250-717-0026 x 104

Anew Start Rejuvenation Centre - is committed to the health, vitality and appearance of their clients. They offer the newest advances in treatments, programs and products that offer total body wellness. We invite you to join us as you begin your discovery in whole-body rejuvenation. Relax, replenish and reshape your body. Visit the website here. $40 GC's available at TEC.

Healthy Insights - Believes in the future of medicine is no medicine. In nature, most animals are born, roam free, eat, reproduce and die from old age, from injury or at the jaws of other animals. There is no cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and auto immune diseases affecting wild animals. These things are a human phenomenon. They offer Lipo Laser Body Contouring, Whole Body Vibration, Wellness Home Technologies, Detox Therapy, and Nutritional Coaching. Visit the website here. $25 GC's available at TEC and are exclusive to services.

Allure Beauty Lounge - Is a Kelowna Hair Salon featuring Family Hair Care and an Esthetician & Permanent Makeup Artist Onsite. They offer Family Hair Care, Perms & Color, Foil Highlights & Lowlights and will do Wedding Parties. Visit the Website here. $25 & $35 GC's available at TEC.

Indulge in Activity and Entertainment

Crystal Mountain - The Okanagan's Best Little Ski Hill. Forget the long lines of some of the other big hills and dash up to Crystal. Lift passes are 100% trade and the hill is only 30 minutes from Kelowna. A warm and family oriented hill to keep tabs on the kids while getting in your own turns. Ski the morning or just the afternoon, or even all day, and still have time for other activities. Tickets are $51.52 (HST included) . Visit the website here or call the snow line - 250-712-6262

Rotary Centre for the Arts - Kelowna's Home for Arts and Entertainment - Live Theatre (click for list of shows) - experience professional, live theatre from across Canada in their state-of-the-art, 326 seat Mary Irwin Theatre. Concerts (click for list of shows) - Enjoy Canada's tip tourning misicians in a unique & intimate setting. Tickets or GC's purchased directly from the RCA-call 250-717-5304

For the Family and Home

Leo's Videos - Like the image says-Leo's is Kelowna's largest independent video store-2680 Pandosy. Enjoy family night or date night-100% trade!! New Releases-1 for 1-or-2 night $5.00 Promo (older new releases) - 1 for 3 night $3.00 Library Stock - 1 for 3 nights $2.50, 3 for 3 nights $5.70, 5 for 5 nights $8.00, 7 for 7 nights $11.00 Family Library Stock - 7 nights each, same prices VHS - 1 for 3 nights $1.00. $50 & $100 GC's available through TEC.

Uncorked - Offers fun tours where you'll maybe see a more unique winery as well as the must see wineries Customized tours, corporate event planning as well as packaged tours are available. Book a tour or just gift a $50 Gift Certificate.

Fine Photography - When is the last time you had a professional take your picture? Dwight Reimer has a true passion for his work and it comes through whether he's shooting families, professional shots, pregnancy, children, weddings, fitness, beauty or whatever you wish to have photographed. A wonderful gift that lasts for generations. Purchase GC's in $100 increments (most sessions start at $200)

Natural Belly and Baby - Is committed to offering natural, organic and healthy products for baby, toddler and mom. Toys, clothing, baby and toddler accessories and care items for children and moms alike. Their shop is full of products from throughout the Okanagan Valley. All inventory is available at 50% trade on the regular price-selection of "fancy" dresses available at 100%! #2-1331 Ellis St. Kelowna - 250-860-0737

Original Artwork - Do you have an art lover in your life? Whether you're looking to add something beautiful to your home or office or to "WOW" someone special. Invest your Trade Dollars in one of our very talented painters.

Choose from

Ron Finch - Ron is both a watercolor and acrlyic artist with work priced $400 and up. Here's a sample, but please check out his watercolor website and acrylics for more as there is a lot of diversity.

Julia Trops - Her work is vibrant, dramatic and expressive and she does accept commissions. While other writers have selected Julia's work numerous times for publishing, she is close to compelting her third book. Please view her online gallery here
Julia is promoting the following works for the Holidays at 100% trade
donnalee91-06, lavender1, hercules4, Blueberries, forest7, and poppies4

Jeff Beier - Recognized for his use of thinck textures adn endless oil glazes, Jeff Beier approaches varying subjects for his work. His defining style fuses sculpture within paint upon the canvas and averages upwards of 70-100 layers in each single piece.
Each of the three paintings below are available and ready to go. click here to view more of Jeff's work. all work is available at 100% trade. Call Jeff Directly - 250-899-0387


Monday, December 6, 2010

Thanks for a Fantastic Night!!

The TEC Christmas Party was a HUGE Success!!
Everyone had a great night and lots of FUN!! Special Thanks to our fabulous DeeJay....DJ Haymaker

our flawless hosts, Lake Okanagan Resort especially Shane Vermette, Samantha Langer and Meghan Tomlinson, all of our guests and everyone who contributed a prize to help make the night a success! Pictures to come, stay tuned.

Prize donations made by

A Vista Villa

Ron Finch

Source Graphics

Alanridge Construction

Business Finders

Okanagan Lipo Laser

Westside Dental

Shadow Ridge

Roxi Salon

Allure Beauty Lounge

Doggy Dooz


V02 Max

Results Enterprises - Dave Dubeau

Vital Waters


Trade Exchange Canada