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Morning Start: Learn about barbecue in Texas

Your morning start for Friday, July 7

Good morning Kelowna! Let’s get your Friday started!

Fun Fact: Texas A&M University offers a class all about barbecue! It’s all about the history of barbecue, cooking methods and more.

On this day

In 1890, Henri Nestlé, the founder of Nestlé, dies at 75.

In 1928, sliced bread is sold for the first time.

In 1969, the Canadian House of Commons approves equality of the French-English language.

In 1996, Nelson Mandela steps down as South Africa’s president.

In 2011, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” premieres.

National holidays

Today is Global Forgiveness Day, International Peace and Love Day, National Dive Bar Day, National Macaroni Day, National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day, National Strawberry Sundae Day, Tell the Truth Day, and World Chocolate Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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All the rage online the last couple days is Threads, Meta’s answer to Twitter so you might as well follow us on there as well.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with musician Ringo Starr (83), comedian Jim Gaffigan (57), actress Kirsten Vangsness (51), and Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic (54).

Have a great weekend all!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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