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ACT V: A Path Is Shown

External Event
Apr 6 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

First Things First presents:

Vehicles, Solar Panels and Conservation

When: Saturday April 6th, 2019
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC
Free Admission

Join us for a free event to "kick the tires" of electric vehicles, solar panels, and energy conservation ideas. Adopting these energy solutions is the most effective way for individuals to reduce their carbon emissions. The wine shop will be open for tastings and the Sonora Room has agreed to offer an inexpensive lunch. So, come and check out the vehicles, admire your reflection in the solar panels, enjoy a glass of wine, and try out an electric bicycle. The future is electric.

All Day Events

Solar Panel Installers - Swiss Solar Tech, Skyfire & Argon Electric Visit their displays to learn about the latest in solar PV technology and costs of installation)

Energy storage for home

Skyfire will have a power wall on display

Home owners with solar power

Electric Car Dealers

Visit the various dealerships to learn about their latest models, advantages, and rebates

Electric Car Owners

Several electric car owners are on site with their vehicles. Ask them about the fun of owning an EV

Electric Bike Dealers

Visit the bike dealers and take a spin on an electric bike. Going up hill is a breeze

Electric Boat Dealers

Kelowna has its own electric boat manufacturer – Templar Marine. Check out their boat on display

Electric Quad

Do you use a quad in your business or like exploring the back country with one? Check out the electric quad on display

Promoters of Alternate Energy and/or Energy Efficiency

Several organizations promoting alternate energy, energy conservation, the electric highway, are on site. Get the skinny on ways to reduce your energy consumption and lower your carbon footprint.


11 AM: Jim Wyse, owner of Burrowing Owl Winery, will give a short talk on his experience in powering Burrowing Owl using solar hot water and solar PV.

1 PM: Carol Suhan from FORTIS will talk about ways to make your home more energy efficient and the rebates available to help you do that.

2 PM: Bruce Stout from Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association will talk about his cross Canada trip in his Tesla

3 PM: Gord Lovegrove from UBC OK will talk about his idea for an electric train system for the Okanagan Valley