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Food Truck Rally April 21-22, 2016

KEEPING THE DREAM OF THIRD THURSDAYS ALIVE

April 21-22, 2016
4-10 PM
264 Leon Avenue

Awesome Okanagan is pretty excited to be part of another food truck rally…mostly because it’s just so exciting to see so many people in Kelowna come out of hibernation and enjoy each other’s company around a table with good food! Based on the vibe from the inaugural event last October and the first spring event in March, this secret recipe of good things coming together in the mixing pot of an open air parking-lot-patio makes strangers into fast friends; creating a much needed feeling of community in our downtown.

This is the second event of the monthly series called Third Thursdays. On the Third Thursday of every month, a wide variety of food trucks will serve great food from 4pm until 10pm.  After the March Launch Event the main request was to make it a larger event and include more food trucks. So the April event will be spread over 2 days with a different mix of trucks on each day. You asked for it – more food trucks!

The Leon Night Market and Awesome Okanagan have teamed up to present an even better event this month featuring Kelowna’s hottest food trucks serving up delectable delicacies which will pair nicely with the beer, wine, ciders, and spirits from the beverage garden. (19+)

The stellar line up of trucks continues to grow…a detailed announcement will be made the week of letting you know which night your favourite trucks will be there.

 

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

FOOD TRUCK CULTURE RALLY

KICK OFF TO 2016

March 24, 2016

4-9 PM

264 Leon Avenue

You wanted it; you’ve got it! Leon Night Market and Awesome Okanagan in association with Surf Side California present Kelowna’s first Food Truck Culture Rally of 2016! Kelowna’s hottest food and fashion trucks are back and better than ever, ready to serve the masses what they crave – amazing street food and one- of- a -kind shopping experiences!

The stellar line up of trucks attending the rally includes Surf Side California, Chick Chick Boom, Frostbite, Ogopogo Donuts, TNT Dynamite Foods, Canoe Coffee Roasters, Express Juice, Konz, and Perch Travelling Boutique.

This is a family friendly and dog friendly event! Admission is by $2 donation for adults or a clothing donation to the Kelowna Gospel Mission.

To quote organizer Quinn Best: “The Food Truck Culture Rally is a community event designed to bring Kelowna together and celebrate local businesses while also providing an opportunity for the whole community to take part in helping to revitalize Leon Avenue”. Awesome Okanagan and Leon Night Market have paired up with the Kelowna Gospel Mission to create a positive change to the neighborhood, and we’re asking for your help. Just by attending this great event you can make a substantial contribution to making this area of Kelowna better!

So bring your friends downtown on March 24th from 4-9pm for a fun evening of delicious food, music, and shopping. The more, the merrier!

For more event information visit: Leon Night Market Facebook page for the most up date information.

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Pre-Pop Up Shop Perch Travelling Boutique

Awesome Okanagan, Marketing Night & Perch Travelling Boutique

are proud to introduce

Pre-Pop Up Shop to Not Your Mother’s Holiday Market on November 19th, 5-9pm, featuring Perch Travelling Boutique.

Perch will open up a Pre-Pop Up Shop along with Canoe Coffee Roasters for some amazing vintage shopping that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Wondering what to expect? Well you should come on down and ‘hit the breaks’ for a quick visit because Perch is not your ordinary fashion boutique.

Perch is the Okanagan’s premiere mobile fashion shop! Inside the renovated 22 foot beautiful blue bus you can find an ecclectic mix of vintage and retro clothing, accessories, and items for your home.

You’ve heard or a Food Truck before, but have you heard of a FASHION BUS?!?! Trust us, Perch has excelled and ‘reinvented the wheel’ of fashion and shopping.

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Food Truck Culture Rally

Awesome Okanagan and The Leon Night Market present, in association from Surf Side California

FOOD TRUCK CULTURE RALLY

The Food Truck Culture Rally is a new monthly event that will host Kelowna’s favorite food, beverage and fashion trucks in one central location. All the trucks will be parked at 264 Leon Avenue from 4-10pm on Thursday October 1st, with diverse fashions and delicious food available.

Imagine the farmer’s market but specifically with food and fashion trucks!

This is a free entry event and all ages are welcome! All you have to do is decide which food truck to try…or maybe try them all!

Food & Fashion Trucks

Surf Side California
Crasian
TNT
Chick Chick Boom
Peter Ze German
Angelina’s
Mustard Tiger
Express Juice
Stoked Embers Pizza
Rolling Stove
Perch Traveling Boutique
Routes Fashion Truck

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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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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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Focus Friday: Silver Star

silverstarThe Okanagan winter is so short that many of us forget to take advantage of it. The major ski resorts offer cheap tickets and rentals on Friday nights — it’s a great way to embrace winter and have some fun. I thought Ryan’s shot from Silver Star over the holidays captured some of the energy and positive vibe of those warm nights at the hill.

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Silver Star by Ryan Van Veen

The Fields – A Bouldering Film

Premiered at the screening of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in Kelowna, BC, Canada, “The Fields” is a short documentary film following the story of local climber Andy White, directed by Clayton Arnall.

The Boulderfields, also known as “The Fields”, is a potential world class bouldering area located south of Kelowna, BC, Canada . Although the area has been known as a sport rock climbing area for quite some time, it’s only been in the last few years that people have been discovering the amazing bouldering the area has to offer. In that time hundreds of problems have been established, ranging from easy V0 lines, to hard double digit lines. At the forefront of development in the area are local climbers Andy White and Jason Duris. After a life threatening traditional climbing fall, Andy started bouldering in the Okanagan and hasn’t looked back. The film also provides a primer as to what bouldering is for those new to the sport. Thanks for watching!

For more info on bouldering in the Okanagan Valley, please visit Andy’s blog at okbouldering.blogspot.ca