Meet the team at Avalon Event Rentals, Kelowna, BC - all of whom are 100% dedicated to making your event vision come true. Our employees are the source of our strength and our success. We act and operate around a simple premise, “Treat others as we would like to be treated”. We strive to ensure that this characteristic influences and focuses everything we do and how we treat you, our customer.
During the month of June, to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary by giving back to our community who have supported us in so many ways over the years, our wonderful employees took it upon themselves to donate $100 per day, from the Employee of the Day, to JDRF. This is the kind of wonderful people we are privileged to have working on our team and who are all dedicated to making your event everything you wished for.
Kayla Knight - Customer Services Representative
Karly Curtis - Sales & Event Associate
Karly is one of our Sales Representative at Avalon Event Rentals, she previously worked at The Cove Lakeside Resort in the Banquet department. She has been with Avalon for almost a year now and how could we not love her awkward high fives, lunch buffets and kind heart! After work you will find Karly picking up her dog “Jersey” at Doggie Day Care, watching football games and taking deer selfies while knitting with her best friend Kayla Knight.
Shawn is also the Chairman of the Avalon Fantasy Football League and a proud Father. You can find many of Shawn's half full mugs of coffee around the warehouse.
Sue Foote - Controller & Purchasing Manager
Brad Buchanan - Owner/President
Brad and his wife Angela purchased Avalon in 2007 and Okanagan Portable Sign Rentals in 2010. Prior to owning Avalon, Brad held various positions at Sun-Rype Products Limited for over 17 years, including Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Vice President Customer & Corporate Business Development. Brad holds a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from California Coast University.
Brad is also very active in the pursuits of his children. Brad has coached various levels of hockey and baseball and can often been seen running his kids all over town.
Brad and his wife Angela met while working at Sun Rype, they have three children and are long-time Kelowna residents.
Angela Buchanan - Owner/Vice President Finance
Angie is a long time Kelowna resident. After graduating from Okanagan College with a Diploma in Marketing & Management, she joined BC Tree Fruits and also went on to work with Sun Rype Products Ltd. This is also where she met her husband Brad. While at Sun-Rype, Angie held numerous positions in the Sales and Marketing Departments and ultimately ended up in a management position in the Finance Department. Brad and Angie have three kids and purchased Avalon in 2007. Along with working in the family business making sure everyone stays in line and the bills are paid, Angela can also be seen running her kids all over to various sporting and school events while also running a small laundry business out of their home!
The Buchanan Family is also very active with The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. After their youngest child, Amy, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 10 months old, Brad and Angela began volunteering in many capacities including Gala Chair, National Chair for The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes and acting as mentors in JDRF’s Outreach Programs, providing support to other families affected with Juvenile Diabetes.
Gary Sweetman - Warehouse Supervisor
If you would ever find yourself in a conversation with Gary, don’t be afraid to point out he has an accent!