New online flower store coming to Kelowna

Here's a statistic you may not know. Only 16 percent of Canadian small to medium enterprises are owned by women and only 5 percent of Canadian tech companies are led by women.

Tomorrow in Kelowna, we get a new online flower store called Callia Flowers. The owner/entrepreneur is a 28 year old Winnipegger named Catherine Metrycki. Callia Flowers has a phenominal 690 percent growth in just 2 years, with on line stores serving Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and now Kelowna. Metryci loves Kelowna. She has skied Big White every year since she was a kid.

Her virtual store is unique in that you have only three choices of bouquets, based on what flowers are in season. Her Kelowna operation will deliver anywhere between Penticton and Vernon.

In addition to breaking new ground for women entrpreneurs, Callia Flowers will soon cross the one million dollar revenue mark.

You'll find them on line at www.calliaflowers.com.