The A-OK Launch Party

The Okanagan is awesome. What better reason to celebrate? The community-based blog was proud and excited to hold our Official Launch Party at the Laurel Packinghouse on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. Encompassing all the Awesome Okanagan (A-OK) represents including live music, fashion shows, food and beverage vendors, art installments and local exhibitors.

Featured businesses included DunnEnzies Pizza Co., Tree Brewing, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Habitat, Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel, Deviate Board Shop, Blonde, CREAM Hair and Makeup Lounge, Roxi Salon, Loyal Hair Therapy, Shar Skincare and Rouge, Mosaic Books, Lakefront Sports, Posh, Hemp City, Okanagan Naturopathic Healthcare and the Downtown Kelowna Association.

Entertainment included performances from Thomas Kjorven, Fields of Green, Behind Sapphire, magic by Freaky Fisher, and Grizz Lee ended off the night with an A-OK Approved DJ set. Art installations presented by Ecotone were displayed around the building featuring a variety of local emerging artists including Richard Clegg, Kyle Zsombor, Darrin Sim, Chad Pratch, and Amy Burkhard ! Eco activists included S.O.W., Kelowna Permaculture and Green City Acres.

Our most sincere thanks to everyone for taking part, let’s do it all again next year!