Habitat Summer Shows!

 

 

 

 

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The Okanagan heat ain’t got nothin’ on us… our events are hotter than the sun! Just kidding… it was +36° today. We’re really stoked on these upcoming shows though!

Summer is coming to an end, but we’ve got awesome shows lined up to ease the pain! We’re into day #2 of our Cariboo House Weekend! Last night with The Wooden Sky was so much fun, and it’s only going to get crazier! More music, gogo dancers, aerial performers and MORE!

Next up…

Cariboo House Weekend continues…

*TONIGHT* July 31: Wild Son w/ Deepsounds

August 1: DJ Night with Bob Smoke, DJ Mode and DJ Otis Avery

Next weekend…

August 6: KC Roberts & The Live Revolution w/ the Boom Booms

August 7: Tim Nutt

August 8: Twisted Salsa

August 22: Big Valley Battles 3

Whether you’re looking for amazing live music, sick DJs, an amazing comedy show, spicy Latin dance or a rugged rap battle, The Habitat has got you covered! Check us out at 248 Leon Ave Kelowna, and on Facebook at facebook.com/TheHabitat.

More shows coming soon!


The Search for Freedom- Kelowna Premiere

North America- the land of the free… or is it?

We all know the restricting feeling that can result from the repetitive, daily routine . Work, school, kids- repeat.

Some people take a step back and relax to free themselves from the every day bubble… and some people push the limits to feel alive!

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THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM is a globally released feature length documentary film, produced out of Nelson, BC, by a team of local filmmakers, including Kelowna’s own Laura Zeman! Follow the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary, written and directed by Jon Long (IMAX® Extreme), is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

The Search for Freedom has won several festival awards and is currently showing in festivals around the world.

Catch the screening of this mind-blowing documentary in Kelowna…

 

The Search for Freedom- Kelowna Premiere

Thursday, August 6th

Famous Players, Orchard Plaza 5 (160-1876 Cooper Road)

7:00pm

 

See you there!


Fresh in Fashion Show at the Habitat

Awesome Okanagan Presents: Fresh in Fashion Show at Habitat
Doors 8pm
Advance Tickets $15
Available at Mosaic Books, Leo’s Videos (April 1st) & Ticketfly
Door Tickets $20
19+ (no minors)

We invite you to come celebrate spring with Fresh in Fashion, an event that combines local clothing boutiques and stylists to bring you the latest trends.

The blossoms are blooming while the freshest looks are hitting our runway (at the Habitat on 248 Leon Ave of course). April tulips are popping up along with our favourite fashion icons in Kelowna and they will be sure not to disappoint. Commanding the catwalk will be MAN + WOMAN HOME and FROCK Clothing styled by Antidote Hair. A live performance from Cosmic Co-Motion will satisfy your spring fever.

Don’t forget to dress up! So don your most stylish attire and spring in for a night of high-fashion, cocktails and entertainment.

As usual there will be a photo booth and silent auction to keep things fresh and inspiring.

Because we love our community, proceeds from this event will be going to Kelowna Women’s Shelter. 

 

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Standup Showdown Comedy Competition

Awesome Okanagan Presents:
Standup Showdown Comedy Competition Hosted by Kyle Patan

Brought back by popular demand Awesome Okanagan presents its second Standup Showdown Comedy show at The Habitat, hosted by our 1st competition winner Kyle Patan. This comedy show has no boundaries, pushes the comics to the limit and brings to the table the unique blend of local comedic talent at its finest. Awesome Okanagan is making the comics turn up the heat for the second comedy competition by putting $400 in cash prizes on the table to be won.

The comedians will have to compete against one another and joke their way through three stages. The audience will decide who moves on to the next round and which of the top three will take home the cash prizes.

1st place will win $200

2nd place $125

3rd place $75

Come to Habitat on Saturday March 28th and see who wins the Standup Showdown.

Doors 8pm
Advance Tickets $10
Available at Mosaic Books, Leo’s Videos & Ticketfly
Door Tickets $10
19+ (no minors)

Community Spring Climb for Health & World Peace

Tune in for an awesome day of community, fitness and bringing awareness to world peace. On Saturday March 28th, 2015 – Join Norm Letnick and friends for a great day of community and a spring climb up Knox Mountain.
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Heritage Week on the Westside

Heritage Week 2015: Main Street, At the Heart of the Community
Come to the Westside and celebrate Heritage Week by attending the following events:

Tuesday, February 17th: Heritage Week “Bannock and Tea” hosted by the Sncəwips Heritage Museum
Location: Sənsísyustən House of Learning Multi-Purpose Room
1920 Quail Lane, Westbank
Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Jordan Coble
778.755.2787
museum@wfn.ca
The Sncəwips Heritage Museum’s “Bannock and Tea” is an open to the public event focused on creating a space for all community members to interact with one another, share stories and traditional foods in order to create a better sense of an inclusive community. This event is centred in what is quickly being redeveloped as WFN’s “main street” as a site for the people to learn, grow, and interact. Besides the sharing of stories from all perspectives, the Sncəwips Heritage Museum will also be showcasing some of the videos that have been created that provide an excellent sense of history from both personal and community perspectives.

Wednesday, February 18th: That’s SWAC: Introducing the Suk’ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council
Heritage Week Luncheon hosted by the Greater Westside Board of Trade
Location: The Cove Lakeside Resort
4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna
Time: 11:30am Networking
12:00–12:40pm Lunch
12:40 – 1:10pm Presentation
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP by noon February 17th: Karen Beaubier
250.768.3378
admin@gwboardoftrade.com
Here is a great opportunity for the greater public and business community to have lunch on the Westside and be introduced to our newest community Arts Council: The Suk’ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC). Learn about SWAC and how artist and business relationships can be elevated and work together to create a truly dynamic environment for all Westside residents and visitors.

Thursday, February 19th: Heritage Week Business After Hours
Location: Westbank Museum
2376 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $10 per person (free for members of the Greater Westside Board of Trade)
Contact: Poppy Angus
250.768.0110
info@westbankmuseum.com
Join us for lovely evening of networking, snacks, and opportunity! This is a fantastic time to check out the Westbank Museum, learn some history and win some amazing prizes!!

Saturday, February 21st: Heritage Week Windup Tea
Location: The Heritage Retirement Residence
3630 Brown Rd, Westbank
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Poppy Angus
250.768.0110
info@westbankmuseum.com
Interested in knowing more about historic Westbank? Come by, have a cup of tea, and join our round-table discussion and watch a presentation on the pioneer history of the area.


Okanagan Arts Awards Sculpture Design

The selection has been made!   The 2015 sculpture that will be given to each of the category recipients for the upcoming Okanagan Arts Awards will be created by Dennis Cound from Kamloops, BC.

The sculptures will each be hand carved from Gypsum or Alabaster stone. The logo for the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan will be carved onto two sides of a block of the stone, resulting in a relief surface featuring this logo. Artist Dennis Cound has altered the logo very slightly for each one of the 14 sculptures he is working on, making each sculpture distinct.

Dennis Cound has been carving for many years in his home based studio in Kamloops. He has several special approaches, including the creation of intricate images onto deer, elk and caribou antlers.

Dennis was born in Montreal, but moved to BC when he was a youngster, and was greatly impressed by nature and the native art that was to be seen in the west. Following the artistic foundation of his father and uncle, Dennis began sketching and painting, but soon chose stone and antler carving as his medium. Wildlife continues to be a favourite subject for his artworks, but Dennis will also create “moments in time”, a combination of pictures of everyday life and the beauty they posses.

As Dennis explained, “I like to think of myself as a messenger. A liaison between you and the stone or antler. I have the honour and obligation to free each piece and share it with the world.” Each year, a new Call for Artists results in new design submissions for the award sculpture. This truly nurtures the creativity of our artists, who are challenged to create a new image each year.

The 2015 Okanagan Arts Award Design emulates the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s Logo created in 1967 by Nelson’s Kootenay School of Art director Zeljko Kujundzic

 Okanagan Arts Awards Showcase March 28th.

 


Slopes for Hope at Silver Star Mountain Resort

The Canadian Cancer Society brings Slopes for Hope Silver Star, on February 22nd, a family friendly ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski or snowboard the vertical distance of Mount Everest in one day (29,029 feet). Sign up as an individual for a personal challenge, or put in a team of four and split the distance between team members. Come up with a team name, wear costumes, and challenge your friends, family or coworkers!

There will be an après-event with entertainment and amazing prizes awarded at the end of the day, including the Sir Edmund Hillary Award for the skier or boarder who racks up the most vertical distance!

We ask that participants fundraise in advance to support the Canadian Cancer Society, with a minimum donation to participate of $25 for adults and $10 youth. All participants who raise a minimum of $50/youth and $100/adult will be eligible for a half price lift ticket the day of the event, courtesy of Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Funds raised through the event will help the Society fund vital cancer research, leading prevention initiatives, and compassionate support programs for people facing cancer today. To learn more about what the Canadian Cancer Society does in our community and the services we provide go to www.cancer.ca

We hope you can join us for this great event! Click here for more event details.

Register TODAY by going to the website link and help us take the fight against cancer to the slopes!

 

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