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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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Cream Salons 10 Year Anniversary Dance Party

Cream Salons have been the cutting edge hair and makeup lounge in Kelowna. They pride themselves on housing some of the most talented & passionate artists in the industry. Over the past decade Cream has grown their team of dedicated and expert hair and makeup stylists while expanding into three locations!

After ten years of hard work Cream is ready to celebrate. Cream Salons have announced their 10 Year Anniversary Dance Party and are extending an invitation to the entire Okanagan.

If you want to start off 2015 with the coolest fashionistas in town then come to Cream Salons 10 Year Anniversary Dance party which will include dance performances by JGirl & Manouses.

Check out the great services that Cream Salons offer and we can’t wait to see you at Cream’s awesome 10 Year Anniversary Dance Party!

Get Tickets Here

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“There is no salon in town that can outdo CREAM. I am in LOVE with what they do… they’ll change your day! What are you waiting for? Go!”

“In general the atmophere in here is great, everyone is so friendly and helpful. Not only do they make it fun but they do an amazing job. I have learned from experience that here is by far the best salon I’ve been too.”

“All of a sudden I can let my hair do what it wants and it looks good! I could probably even go motor-boating & just give a quick shake of the head before heading straight into the club… my hair would still be looking great, thanks CREAM!”

 

 

Exclusive Music Video Premiere Event Hosted By Public Records

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Public Records is rolling into Kelowna this Tuesday and bringing along tons of local talent that we all know and love! The show will be held at the Habitat on July 17th, and trust me folks, you’re going to want to clear your calendars for this one. The evening is centered around exclusive premieres of the 2014 Public Records Music Video Grant holders, and we will be getting the first look at the finished products.

Tuesdays event will feature a performance by our favorite local heart throbs Van Damsel, and then showcase brand new, hot off the press videos by Van Damsel, Icelandia, Andrew Judah, Nuuka, Young Sparrows, Paperboy, Stage, and Matt Brevner. So much excitement packed into one night, I can’t even handle it.

We will also be getting a super special visit from one of the most talented, stylish, and handsome Kelowna-ite we know, Brandon Fletcher of Faked Potatoes. Since he ventured from Kelowna to pursue his passion as videographer extraordinaire in Vancouver, Brandon has been killing it in the film world and is snagging some amazing opportunities. For example, the new video he produced for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” was featured on the Nylon Magazine website. Yes you read that right, NYLON! Tuesday will be the grand unveiling of Brandon’s newest video with Van Damsel for their song “Begins With A Return”. The guys road-tripped down to California to shoot the video, and considering how stoked and insanely jealous I was of their Instagram teaser pictures, I can’t even imagine how mind-blowing the final product will be!

Swing by Tuesday night to support all the local talent! Doors open at 7pm and because Public Records is the best, the show is free for our viewing pleasure!

Also, to get a taste of what you’ll be seeing on Tuesday, check out the video for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” by Brandon Fletcher, and check out his website Faked Potatoes.

Great Lake Swimmers Live In Kelowna

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Habitat has just dropped the news that they are hosting the Great Lake Swimmers live in concert on July 22nd 2014, and oh my goodness gracious are we ever excited! Not only is this 5-piece band from the best country in the world (Canada, duh), but they also have the ability to capture the essence of what makes Canada so beautiful in their sounds. It’s as though you can hear the Rocky Mountains drifting through the soft hum of violin, and vast forests of pine being held within the strum of their guitars. The bands most recent album New Wild Everywhere was released April of last year and beautifully builds on the sounds of past albums, while adding fresh elements of instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The end result is a stunning creation of nostalgic and folk driven tunes that are the perfect accompaniment for your next cross-Canada roadtrip. Or just pop the record in during your daily Tim Hortons double double run, because let’s face it, that’s as Canadian as it gets! I had the pleasure of seeing lead vocalist for Great Lake Swimmers Tony Dekker play at the Streaming Cafe late last year, and if his performance is any indication of what the show will be like on the 22nd, I am beyond ecstatic!

Tickets are going to be flying off the shelves, so grab yours soon at participating stores or at the Habitat E-Store

Here’s a taste of what your ears will be enjoying during the show, have a listen!

Awesome Okanagan Official 4 Year Anniversary Party

Hey party go-ers, are you ready for the fourth anniversary party for Awesome Okanagan? Cause Friday 18th at 8pm The Habitat will be presenting some local talent with a spring fashion show by FROCK.  Come and get your FROCK on by viewing some specialty, one-of-a-kind clothing as well as handmade garments and accessories designed by Canadian female designers. If you want to see a full blow out come and check out the sweet updos  done by Darcy and Paige for the fashion show, and finally local artists DJ Popular Mechanix and Otiz Avery will spin  you around the dance floor all night long.

Awesome Okanagan is committed to bringing the Okanagan together to represent a strong community that supports local art, culture, food, fashion and music. We believe that all of these talents deserve to be recognized and unite together to make one Awesome Okanagan…now that’s a good reason to get together and celebrate one another!

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Media Greet @ 8pm

Party @ 9pm

$10 tickets available at the door

19+ (no minors)