A freelance writer based above BC’s Naramata Bench, Roslyne Buchanan is a regular contributor to food, travel, wine, home and lifestyle magazines. Her work has appeared in Savour, Niche, Destinations Travel Magazine and blog.hellobc.com. After retiring from The City of Calgary as communications strategist in environmental and safety management 2009, she returned to Penticton where her journalism career began as a Herald reporter/photographer. Even back then folks she met on her news beat commented she was like an official ambassador for the Okanagan. She is perpetually enchanted by the food and beverage industry and all things culinary as well as recreational pursuits such as travel, golfing, skiing, hiking, tennis and snorkeling. She is convinced she has found the perfect balance to pursue her passion for writing with integrity and joy to share firsthand experiences.

Her writing is supported by a proven track record of career progression and achievements in strategic marketing, communications, editing, media relations, event planning, relationship building, business development, fund development and supervisory leadership. She has worked in non-profit, educational, governmental, tourism, and private sectors. While not an army brat, her family moved across Canada while she was growing up and her parents taught her how to find the beauty in whatever location she finds herself. Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, she has lived in Crooked River and Regina, Saskatchewan; Fort Churchill and Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Hull, Quebec; Calgary and Olds, Alberta; and Nelson and Penticton, British Columbia. While Canadian by birth, she prides herself in having a global perspective and is thrilled when she gets the opportunity to travel to experience how the locals live and to learn about people, new things and vistas.

Most of her adventures are shared with her husband, Mark and when they’re not out exploring, they are managed by two felines Baja and Floyd. Find her personal blog at www.rozsmallfry.com and/or follow her on twitter @RozDB

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All Hands on Deck for Wine for Waves

Once again Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) sets sail to Vancouver to present Wine for Waves, April 28. It’s like a landlocked regatta of BC’s best wineries paired with sustainable seafood prepared by some of the finest chefs with all proceeds to benefit Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. “Since the first event in 2013, Wine…

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly…

Dive into WINE FOR WAVES in Vancouver

  The highly anticipated annual Spring Wine Release event, WINE FOR WAVES, by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program is Thursday, April 28. Set at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from 7 to 9:30 pm, all proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise. Clearly, it’s a great time…

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol…

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars…

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