Media Release - 25 November 2009 - Globe Café and Tapas Bar - OPENS

International flavours shine at Globe, Sun Peaks
 
Globe Café and Tapas Bar opened it s doors in Kookaburra Lodge at Sun Peaks Resort this week, to fresh snow on the deck and a truly international flavour inside. This is Globe’s second location following its success at Big White Ski Resort, and is again inspired by the owners’  travels and love of fabulous tastes from around the world. Paul from Ireland, Jude from England and Executive Chef Ross from Canada have developed an ambience, a menu and a style which is both casually upmarket but warm and welcoming with no fuss, no rush and no rules. Whether you want to start your day with a rich smooth Italian Latte and an English Sausage Sandwich with HP, or relax after a day on the slopes with a beer or glass of BC wine and some great tasting international Tapas dishes, this new restaurant offers you something to delight your taste buds at any time of day. Originating in Spain, but influenced by their travels, Tapas Globe style is all about great fresh cooked food with flavours that wow, drinks that tantalize the taste buds and flowing conversation … all shared with friends, old and new. Truly globally inspired food, drinks and conversation.
 
The international influence continues through the fabulous black and white artwork on the walls by photographer Jesse Kalisher highlighting international locations around the world, most of which have been visited by one member of the Globe team or another! On the subject of the team, the Globe theme carries right through it with Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland, Germany and France all represented.
 
So if you are looking for something different at Sun Peaks this season and relish the opportunity to share great  food, good wine, awesome cocktails and fun times with friends, family and even the kids, then go check out Globe at Kookaburra Lodge. Open daily from 8am til late. All menus available at www.globetapas.com or for reservations call 250 434 2380.

Vancouver Sun, April 6, 2009

Vancouver Sun, April 6, 2009:

Kookaburra Lodge mentioned here

Kookaburra Lodge along with Tourism Sun Peaks and Sun Peaks Resort donated Canada's first set of alpine bells estimated to be worth $40,000, to the community of Sun Peaks.

Media Release - 7 November 2008 - Wallaby Wanted... Again!

For Immediate Release
November 7th, 2008

Wallaby Wanted... Again!

KAMLOOPS, BC- Australian developer Paul Farrell has offered up a $1000 Australian
dollar reward for the safe capture and return of the infamous wallaby, Wendell, currently
wandering throughout Ottawa’s far west end.

The second wallaby escapee in Canada in only five months, Farrell is genuinely
concerned about the treatment of captive wallabies throughout the country. A similar
situation occurred at the end of June with George, a wallaby living in captivity in
Kamloops, escaped from an outdoor pen. George still has not been found.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Farrell currently is building Kookaburra Lodge, the
newest development at Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops, British Columbia, where both he
and other Australian owners are worried about the missing marsupial.

Worried that the wallaby may not survive the cold temperatures found in Ottawa, Farrell
would like to see the animal returned to its natural habitat alive and well.

“Its internal compass must be completely screwed up,” says Farrell, “Unlike George who
went missing during the warm summer months, Wendell is missing in the bitter cold”

To claim the reward, contact Paul Farrell at 319-0699 and the Kamloops SPCA at 376-
7722. $1000 AUD is approximately $971 CAD.

Designed and engineered in Australia with support from local engineers, construction of
Kookaburra Lodge began in February and is the vision of the Farrell family, active
members of the Sun Peaks community.

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For further information please contact:
Paul Farrell
Kookaburra Lodge
p. (250) 319-0699
e. paul@kookaburralodge.ca

Media Release - 20 June 2008 - Wallaby Wanted

For Immediate Release  
June 20th, 2008
 
Wallaby Wanted

 
KAMLOOPS, BC- Australian developer Paul Farrell has offered up a $1000 Australian
dollar reward for the safe capture and return of the infamous wallaby currently wandering
throughout the hills of Kamloops.
 
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Farrell currently is building Kookaburra Lodge,the
newest development at Sun Peaks Resort, where both he and other Australian owners are
genuinely concerned about the misplaced animal.
 
Worried that the wallaby may not survive the local wilderness, Farrell would like to see
the animal returned to its natural habitat alive and well.
 
“Its internal compass must be completely screwed up,” says Farrell, “We’re glad its
summer, but we still want to deliver it from whatever awful forest creatures are out
there.”  
 
Spotted by Sahali residents late Wednesday evening, RCMP responded to complaints of
the lost wallaby roaming city streets. Unsuccessfully captured, the whereabouts of the
former pet is still unknown.
 
To claim the reward, contact Paul Farrell at 319-0699 and the Kamloops SPCA at 376-
7722. $1000 AUD is approximately $971 CAD.
Designed and engineered in Australia with support from local engineers, construction of
Kookaburra Lodge began in February and is the vision of the Farrell family, active
members of the Sun Peaks community.

# # #

For further information please contact:
Paul Farrell
Kookaburra Lodge
p. (250) 319-0699
e. paul@kookaburralodge.ca

Media Release - 28 May 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Concrete Pouring Begins at Kookaburra Lodge

The Newest Luxury Hotel at Sun Peaks Resort!

May 28, 2008 – Sun Peaks, BC – The foundation is being poured TODAY for the newest luxury condo-hotel at Sun Peaks Resort! The first phase of Kookaburra Lodge will open to residents in February 2009.

Nestled in the heart of Sun Peaks, the first phase of Kookaburra Lodge offers 16 affordable, residential apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, plus eight commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building. The Lodge will also play host to the second village tower, this one bearing tuned cast brass bells that will ring in important community events and occasions.

The up-scale suites in the Kookaburra Lodge are designed with more space for overseas guests who plan to spend extended periods of time at Sun Peaks Resort. “We have identified the need for the resort to have larger, more long-stay apartments for our guests, and the Kookaburra Lodge is a unique product that will compliment the current types of accommodation at Sun Peaks,” commented Paul Farrell, Director of Kookaburra Lodge Investments.

The Kookaburra Lodge is the vision of the Farrell Family, who began wintering in Whistler from Australia twenty years ago. Ten years ago, the Farrell’s purchased property at Sun Peaks and designed and built their own chalet where they have become active members of the Sun Peaks community. The project is being managed by Paul Farrell, Director of Kookaburra Lodge Investments.

The Kookaburra Lodge was designed and engineered in Australia with support from local engineers in Kamloops and Kelowna. As the project moves into the construction phases, the Farrell Family is continuing in their efforts to support local companies by hiring contractors primarily from Sun Peaks and Kamloops.

The building is designed with some innovative features to help minimize the impact on the environment. Cross ventilation and a heat-recovery ventilation system are just a couple of initiatives that will help work towards a green rating for the building.

75 percent of phase one is already sold out and over 50 percent of that is Australian buyers. The second phase will be put up for sale later this summer.

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. In winter, Sun Peaks is British Columbia’s second largest ski area with three mountains surrounding an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.

For further information please contact:

Paul Farrell
Director of Kookaburra Investments
Direct: +1-250-319-0699
paul@kookaburralodge.ca

Lisa Sohni
Tourism Sun Peaks
Direct: +1-250-578-5461
communicationsmgr@sunpeaksresort.com

In the press - SPIN News Magazine, Vol. 6 Issue 7 - 2008

Link to article in PDF form

Luxury lodge breaking ground

THE FOUNDATIONS have been poured for the newest luxury condo-hotel at Sun Peaks Resort.
Nestled in the heart of Sun Peaks, the first phase of the Kookaburra Lodge, set to open to residents in Feb. 2009, offers 16 affordable residential apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, plus eight commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building.
The lodge will also play host to a second village tower which will bear tuned cast brass bells that will ring during important community events and occasions.
The upscale suites in the Kookaburra Lodge are designed with more space for overseas guests who plan to spend extended periods of time at Sun Peaks Resort.
“We have identified the need for the resort to have larger, more long-stay apartments for our guests, and the Kookaburra Lodge is a unique product that will compliment the current types of accommodation at Sun Peaks,” says Paul Farrell, director of Kookaburra Lodge Investments.
Kookaburra Lodge is the vision of the Farrell family, who began vacationing in Whistler from Australia 20 years ago.
The Farrell’s purchased property at Sun Peaks 10 years ago and designed and built their own chalet while becoming active members of the Sun Peaks community.
The Kookaburra Lodge was designed and engineered in Australia with support from local engineers in Kamloops and Kelowna. As the project moves into the construction phases, the Farrel family is continuing in their efforts to suppor local companies by hiring contractors primarily from Sun Peaks and Kamloops.
The building is designed with some innovative features to help minimize the impact on the environment.
Cross ventilation and a heat-recovery systems are just a couple of initiatives that will help work towards a green rating for the building. Seventy-five percent of phase one is already sold out and over 50 percent of the purchasers are Australian.
The second phase will be put up for sale later this summer. For more information visit www.kookaburralodge.ca