Posts by Joe Gates

Great Canadian Dance Challenge Come to Kelowna

It’s dance season across Canada as thousands of dancers enroll in Showtime Promotions’ Great Canadian Dance Challenge. This Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th over 500 dance routines from all genres of dance will compete for cash prizes, awards and scholarships to Hollywood, California at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Other opportunities include featured articles in the Dance Current, summer dance camp scholarships to Jasper, Alberta and two talented dancers will be selected from the Kelowna tour stop by the world renowned Bill Prudish for a full scholarship to the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood California. The event runs from 9am to 9 pm daily and is only $5 at the door. While you’re there support the Kids Help Phone by entering your name in the WestJet draw for two tickets anywhere WestJet flies (including all taxes) Only 2000 tickets are being printed so your chances of winning are great!

To see the top ten dance groups compete head to head in the Crystal Challenge Dance Offs make sure you swing by the KCT as the final show begins at 7:15pm and runs until 8:45pm on Sunday.

Visit or to see previous and up coming winners and performing art news

Showtime Promotions produces 10 dance festivals across Canada each spring awarding  dancers with career advancing scholarship and industry placements.

Okanagan Medicine Cabinet

For this post I wanted to share something simply Okanagan… A little taste of my interests in design, architecture, and wine with a little hint of what I love about Okanagan sensibilities.

The following is a local architect’s “medicine cabinet”. Truly Okanagan! Check out more at

Now you know what to do if your feeling under-the-weather in the Okanagan