Meet The Gill Family
Mani is a local farmer in southeast Kelowna. He was born and raised in the Okanagan to a farming family and is excited to be able to provide the same lifestyle to his children. Mani currently grows cherries, apples and wine grapes. Work is very busy from March through November. Farming is a great lifestyle, but also is a lot of hard work.
Kamal opened Seedlings Fruit Stand last summer. It has been an exciting addition to their family’s farming adventure. Kamal is a people person at heart, she loved meeting everyone. It was amazing to see the fruit they grew reach directly into the community’s hands.
Jovin loves school and playing sports. Jovin is a bright light, always smiling and laughing. He is kind and caring to others.
Rhea loves preschool and playing with her friends. Rhea is a free spirit. She is creative, curious and increasingly independent.
FAVORITE OKANAGAN LOCATION
Our orchards during harvest. There is nothing like picking fresh fruit off the trees and we are so grateful our children get to experience this. Also, the beach! It’s the best way to end a long hot summer day.
GO-TO OKGN PIECE
Mani & Jovin don't leave the house without their OKGN hats! It is a staple in their wardrobe. Kamal recently picked up the Turkish beach towel, it is so soft and versatile. Rhea loves her purple Kelowna Vibes tee in collab with Tourism Kelowna from OKGN’s new location at YLW!
WHAT DOES THE OKANAGAN LIFESTYLE MEAN TO YOU?
One word came to mind right away -Farming! Each season is touched by farming. Whether it is pruning or harvest, farmers are acutely aware of the weather and the potential impacts it can have on their crop.
Photos by Jon Adrian