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New Music Video by Rutland Songwriter Nico Boesten

February 4, 2012

Nico Boesten, a Kelowna singer/songwriter & “Rutlander” has recently produced and released a music video for his beautiful new song “What Matters”.  The video was shot up near the Belgo water tower.  Download the song at

For the touching story behind the song, watch this video:

The Rutlanders FB Page is Now Where It’s At

October 11, 2011

Join the Rutlanders community on Facebook at

Business has been booming for me lately so I haven’t had the time to produce and update as much content on this site as I once did.  The Facebook page really is the best way for us all to stay in touch about Rutland happenings  - join the community by “Like”ing the page at

Park & Play in Rutland July & August

July 11, 2011


I took my kids to enjoy the City of Kelowna’s “Park & Play” initiative at Mugford Park last week and it was a blast.  The City of Kelowna is putting these great free family events on at various parks throughout the city including Mugford Park, Ben Lee Park, and Wigglesworth Park.  For more info, visit and download the PDF.

Gerstmar Park Grand Opening July 15

July 11, 2011

The City of Kelowna is hosting a Grand Opening Ceremony for the official opening of the new Gerstmar Park on Friday, July 15th from 1-2pm. They are inviting federal and municipal dignitaries as well as the Rutland Residents Association, local residents and daycares. After about 15 minutes of speeches there will be cake, refreshments, freezies/juice for the kids. As well as having a new playground, Recreation Services will have a few of the Park and Play activities out for the kids.

Gerstmer Park is located at the south end of Gerstmer Road along Mission Creek.

Ben Lee Park a Hotbed for Local Talent

March 22, 2011

Check out these talented locals putting on a show at Rutland’s Ben Lee Skate Park.  I love how they react like they do this every day.  Video shot and shared by Nico Boesten.

New 49 Unit Residential Building Breaks Ground on Rutland Road

February 25, 2011

With the support of BC Housing, a 49 unit apartment building has begun construction at the City Of Kelowna’s property at 189 Rutland Road N.  The housing development will provide long term, transitional housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.   The John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan (JHSCSO) will manage and operate New Gate Apartments. Completion of the building is estimated for January 2012.

“New Gate Apartments will be home to people who have already begun to stabilize their life through living in short-term supportive housing environments such as our Cardington Apartments,” said Shelley Cook, executive director, John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan. “With the addition of this building our organization will be able to further meet the needs of citizens in our community and come closer to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.”

For more information, visit

Game Seven at Home for the Kelowna Chiefs

February 22, 2011

The Kelowna Chiefs have shown some serious moxy in their first playoff series against the Princeton Posse, coming back to tie the best of 7 series at 3-3.  Game 7 is tonight at Rutland Arena at 7 pm and the Chiefs want the suppport of their Rutland community to make sure they can put Princeton behind them and move on to round 2.

Ticket prices are super affordable and you’re sure to enjoy some high quality old time hockey at Rutland Arena.  For more info, visit

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