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Filmmaker captures awe of Okanagan Valley

A still shot from Born to Wonder, a short film showcasing the natural wonders of the Okanagan Valley.
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June 17, 2015 - 12:43 PM

OKANAGAN - The essence of what makes the Okanagan Valley breathtaking has been captured by a filmmaker from Summerland in a short video entitled Born To Wonder.

Steve Cogbill, 19, says he just finished several months of work on the video and he hopes it will motivate both locals and would-be tourists to take a good look around the valley.

He started teaching himself how to use video a few years ago and has taken the hobby more seriously in the last couple of years.

The video was filmed in the Okanagan from Kelowna south to Osoyoos. Cogbill says he would like to make videos across Canada and is open to making videos for others.

“My goal with this video is to inspire people to get out and explore the nature around them because it is often easily forgotten that we live in such an incredible place,” he says. “Maybe it will even make people want to come visit the Okanagan.”

Locals will recognize some of the various vistas used by Cogbill, who avoids most of the usual images captured by tourism promoters.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 5:11 p.m., June 17, 2015, with additional details.

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