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Tarzan and Jane: Extreme Storytelling Photography

If you were in Rutland yesterday you might have seen Wendy McAlpine and her little crew; Tarzan and Jane, Zac and Kayla, a terrific lighting tech, her second photographer Jordan, and prop girl Renee. Everyone is familiar with the story of Tarzan and Jane, most recently made popular by Disney. Imagine, instead of 1885, the story is set in 2012 and instead of the deep African jungle, it is set in the woods in Mission Creek Park. Check out some of these wild shots from her shoot!

See more from this shoot here
View Wendy’s portfolio at Photography Kelowna

Keloha 2012 – Part 3: Sunday, July 8

Part 3 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 3 features Sunday’s biggest acts as we chat with AWOLNATION, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan and Hey Ocean. The lake gives the bands instant nostalgia, they love the smell of the air and the fruit in the valley. No one’s complaining about the heat!

Music by AWOLNATION, their song “Shoestrings”
and by Hey Ocean!, their song “Make a New Dance Up.”

Summer Street Social

The Summer Street Social happens this Saturday evening from 4—10:30pm downtown Kelowna in Kerry Park. Summer Street Social is an enhanced Parks Alive! event. It’s totally free and on top of Parks Alive’s! regular onstage entertainment it will feature many family activities.

Those activities include bouncy castle, climbing wall, circus yogo (presented by Okanagan4kids.com), park and play (presented by City of the Kelowna), limbo dancing (by ISCO) and many other interactive activities to get you and your kids moving.

Many of Festivals Kelowna’s buskers will also be in the area balancing rocks, juggling, and various other fun displays of creativity.

Band Schedule:

4:30 PM Moni Funk and the Groove Machine (Funk/ Dance)
6:00 PM Sista B and the Boyz

Headliner:
8:30 PM Mazacote (Salsa band from Vancouver)

Prior to Mazacote hitting the stage Latinesque will be teaching the crowd how to Salsa.

I had a chance to connect with Renata Mills from Festivals Kelowna to talk about the event and how it came together

Here is a promotional video created by Mazacote

Venue Map

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Author’s disclosure: I am currently the Program Coordinator for Festivals Kelowna and have been working on creating this event for the past few weeks.

Keloha 2012 – Part 2: Saturday, July 7

Part 2 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 2 features most of Saturday’s headliners with The Joy Formidable, The Dudes, Dirty Radio and Daniel Wesley. They dig the weather, the stage, their surroundings and, of course, let us know what’s awesome about the Okanagan.

Music by The Joy Formidable, their song “I Don’t Want to See You Like This”
and by The Dudes, their song “Girl Police.”

#AOKENDLESSSUMMER – 3rd Edition

We’ve challenged you to take part in a summer story; one where where we can all contribute to a visual diary of Endless Summer in the Awesome Okanagan. (Find out more about what we want to share with you!) We lovingly refer to this little project by its Twitter hashtag, the #aokendlesssummer.

We’re back with our 3rd Edition of the photos you’ve shared. Catch up on the 1st Edition & 2nd Edition now!

riakitsch observes the sky for a magical moment in the great blue beyond

kristenamy knows one a little hike is worth the payoff here

andrewallenlive takes a time out from his extensive schedule to appreciate the finer things in life

svenniklas captures another awesome thing about the Okanagan, the music!

thirteenshots captures wise words

lbourgo seems to have a really hard time relaxing here in the summer…

Keloha 2012 – Part 1: Friday, July 6

Part 1 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 1 features Friday’s headliners Tokyo Police Club & Graffiti6. Pyper talks to them about what made them huge, their favourite part about festival season, and, of course, what’s awesome about the Okanagan.

Music by Tokyo Police Club, their song “Tessellate”
and by Graffiti6, their song “Stone in My Heart.”

Simon Whitfield Named Flag-Bearer

The Okanagan attracts Olympians. Here is Simon Whitfield, the new flag-bearer for the London 2012 Olympics making a dash into lake Okanagan back in August 2009!

Simon Whitfield here competing in a triathlon in Kelowna in 2009.

Lbourgo Wins a Weekend Pass to Keloha!

There were a lot of great #aokendlessummer entries for our Keloha weekend pass contest but only one winner! We love that Lisa Bourgault (@lbourgo) had the wherewithal to force her friends into freezing water, and we feel that encapsulates the summer spirit in the Awesome Okanagan! If we’re lucky, she’ll tweet #aokendlessummer all weekend and we can see what she gets up to!