Posts from Rutland

A-OK Rooftop Sessions: Tiger Moon

In the latest (of what is increasingly becoming a stretch of the term) A-OK ‘Rooftop Sessions,’ we recorded a session with local band Tiger Moon in anticipation of our upcoming Hot and Dry Canadian Summer Kick-Off. Awesome Okanagan and Cariboo Brewing invite you to join us the first weekend of July to celebrate our love of local music, too-hot days and festival-ready style with 10 bands over 3 days.

Tiger Moon is Kasey Graff and Dan Tait. After another location fell through, we narrowed this shoot down to the top of an 18 wheeler and the balcony of a shop/party-house behind Kasey’s house in Rutland. Since audio quality was a concern and it was windy as hell outside this day, we opted for an inside shoot. Watch the Under Rooftop Session for Tiger Moon’s song “North Highway”

Local band Tiger Moon is just one of the talented acts performing and you can catch them July 5th.

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

Art at The Roxby Call for Submissions

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Uptown Rutland Business Association is looking for local artists to participate in Art at The Roxby.

Art at The Roxby is a collaborative project with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO), Okanagan Arts and Culture (, the City of Kelowna, and the Uptown Rutland Business Association.

For more information—and to register on-line—visit:
Or call the URBA office: (250) 451-9861

Submission deadline is July 22nd to participate for the month of August. This is a juried event.

Rutland May Days This Weekend

Picture credit: Scott Dueck

The 20th Rutland Park Society will host their 53rd annual May Days. It seems to be getting bigger every year. So let’s jump in and tell you some of the details so you can bring your whole family to one of the events.

Picture credit: Scott Dueck

One of the signature events is the Parade which will happen on Saturday, May 19th. Here is a map of the route and schedule for the parade.

Westcoast amusements will also be set up for the duration of the event. I recently met local Photographer Scott Dueck and he was kind enough to share some of his pictures taken at West Coast Amusements last year.

Picture credit: Scott Dueck

There are three days of entertainment that has been coordinated by long time May Days advocate and coordinator Mary- Ann Graham.

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In the Central Okanagan, residents will have a number of different services to choose from:

City Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelowna Branch #26
At approximately 10:25 a.m. a parade of participating organizations and the Colour Party will march from Kerry Park (Mill Street) along Abbott Street to the Cenotaph in City Park for the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, participating youth groups are invited to the Legion Branch, 1380 Bertram Street for lunch. A period of social remembrance will be held in the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lions Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit 376
The Gala Youth Choir will perform prior to the 11:00 a.m. ceremony at the cenotaph in Lions Park. The ceremony will be preceded by a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. from the Unit clubhouse parking lot at 270 Dougall Road North to Gray Road and into the park. Following the ceremony and parade dismissal, an Open House reception will be held at the Unit clubhouse, 270 Dougall Road North.

Lake Country
George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Oyama Branch #189

Please be seated inside George Elliot Secondary School by 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony a Public Open House will be held at the Legion Branch, 15712 Oyama Road.

Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Peachland Branch #69
Fall in at 10:20 a.m. at the Peachland Community Centre. Following the ceremony, adults are welcome at the Peachland Legion on 2nd Street, while refreshments will be served for all children and their parents at the Peachland Community Centre.

West Kelowna
Royal LePage Place, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Westbank Branch #288
Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. as a parade involving participating organizations and the Colour Party precede the 11:00 a.m. ceremony. Following the ceremony, lunch will be served at the Westbank Lions Community Hall, 2466 Main Street.