okanagan Events

Storm the Stairs 2017

Sep 2 The most unique fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in BC! Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as friendly fundraising event for those individuals and teams looking for a healthy physical challenge. The course features two routes Express & Grande each route features 18 covered stairs cases (1490 plus steps). While enjoying this challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic views of the Columbia River as they cross the Columbia Skywalk Bridge and Rock Walls of Historic West Trail. Storm the Stairs hopes to attract a diverse group of participants from 14 to 70, and people of many different fitness and ability levels. The money raised from this event will go to the United Way of Trail and District Annual Campaign fund for reinvestment to the many organizations supporting the physical, mental and social well-being our the communities we serve.

The most unique fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in BC! Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as friendly fundraising event for those individuals and teams looking for a healthy physical challenge. The course features two routes Express & Grande each route features 18 covered stairs cases (1490 plus steps). While enjoying this challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic views of the Columbia River as they cross the Columbia Skywalk Bridge and Rock Walls of Historic West Trail. Storm the Stairs hopes to attract a diverse group of participants from 14 to 70, and people of many different fitness and ability levels. The money raised from this event will go to the United Way of Trail and District Annual Campaign fund for reinvestment to the many organizations supporting the physical, mental and social well-being our the communities we serve. Full details 

Let’s Dance Kelowna

Apr 28 Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let's Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM.

Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let’s Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Full details 

Super Shopper Spring Market

Apr 22 Spring has Sprung and Mother's Day is just around the corner We will have 40 Amazing Exhibitors to share their wares for some fantastic one stop shopping. Bake Sale, Door Prizes, Refreshments available and more This event is open to direct marketers, crafter/artisans & services, so we will have a great mix, something for everyone Admission is FREE but we are always appreciate donations for our local food bank

Spring has Sprung and Mother’s Day is just around the corner We will have 40 Amazing Exhibitors to share their wares for some fantastic one stop shopping. Bake Sale, Door Prizes, Refreshments available and more This event is open to direct marketers, crafter/artisans & services, so we will have a great mix, something for everyone Admission is FREE but we are always appreciate donations for our local food bank Full details 

Let’s Dance Kelowna

Apr 14 Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let's Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM.

Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let’s Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Full details 

Another Conversation

Apr 7 - May 20 Another Conversation…LC Art Gallery Members’ Exhibition with Guest Curator Lee Claremont Exhibition Dates: April 7th to May 20th Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6th 6-8pm Curator Feedback and Discussion: Sunday, April 9th 1-3pm Another Conversation is an exhibition about responding to a pervious idea or opinion. Whether the conversation is about an event, a political movement, a time in art history, post colonialism, feminism, gender equality, the environment or cats vs dogs…this exhibition is open ended. What do you feel deserves more consideration? What subject, question, debate or discussion do you feel needs further examination? The Lake Country Art Gallery invites all artists to submit a work of art to this years Members’ Exhibition with guest curator Lee Claremont. Submission Drop Off Dates: March 30, 31 and April 1st from 10am-3pm at the Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Another Conversation…LC Art Gallery Members’ Exhibition with Guest Curator Lee Claremont Exhibition Dates: April 7th to May 20th Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6th 6-8pm Curator Feedback and Discussion: Sunday, April 9th 1-3pm Another Conversation is an exhibition about responding to a pervious idea or opinion. Whether the conversation is about an event, a political movement, a time in art history, post colonialism, feminism, gender equality, the environment or cats vs dogs…this exhibition is open ended. What do you feel deserves more consideration? What subject, question, debate or discussion do you feel needs further examination? The Lake Country Art Gallery invites all artists to submit a work of art to this years Members’ Exhibition with guest curator Lee Claremont. Submission Drop Off Dates: March 30, 31 and April 1st from 10am-3pm at the Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country Full details 

Let’s Dance Kelowna

Mar 31 Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let's Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM.

Ballroom and Latin dance with the Let’s Dance Kelowna club every second Friday. Join us on the dance floor at the German Canadian Club, 1696 Cary Road. Group lesson from 7:30 to 8 PM followed by dancing from 8 to 10 PM. Full details 

Spring Trunk Sale

Mar 26 Do you have gently used goods you’d like to sell? Are you a crafter, farmer, or artisan looking for a market? The Arion Therapeutic Farm Spring Trunk Sale allows for you to park and sell your goods out of your trunk for a low parking fee! Join us Sunday, March 26th at 2457 Saucier rd. Gates open for sellers at 9am (first come first served for premium parking spots) Gates open for Buyers/Guests at 10am There is no admission for buyers, just a small parking fee ($10) for sellers! All parking fees collected go to help Arion Therapeutic Farm Social Initiatives and Farm Animals. Vendors keep their individual proceeds. Not interested in vending? You can donate gently used goods to be sold by volunteers with proceeds going to the Arion Therapeutic Farm! There will also be amazing food, Kona Ice, pony rides and other fun activities for the entire family. If you’d like to organize your own fundraising activity for the Arion Therapeutic Farm, we’ll make room for you! PLEASE RSVP on our homepage if you are joining us as a seller so we have enough parking spots for everyone.

Do you have gently used goods you’d like to sell? Are you a crafter, farmer, or artisan looking for a market? The Arion Therapeutic Farm Spring Trunk Sale allows for you to park and sell your goods out of your trunk for a low parking fee! Join us Sunday, March 26th at 2457 Saucier rd. Gates open for sellers at 9am (first come first served for premium parking spots) Gates open for Buyers/Guests at 10am There is no admission for buyers, just a small parking fee ($10) for sellers! All parking fees collected go to help Arion Therapeutic Farm Social Initiatives and Farm Animals. Vendors keep their individual proceeds. Not interested in vending? You can donate gently used goods to be sold by volunteers with proceeds going to the Arion Therapeutic Farm! There will also be amazing food, Kona Ice, pony rides and other fun activities for the entire family. If you’d like to organize your own fundraising activity for the Arion Therapeutic Farm, we’ll make room for you! PLEASE RSVP on our homepage if you are joining us as a seller so we have enough parking spots for everyone. Full details 

Garage sale with a Twist

Mar 25 Other event Events

Vendors wanted! Penticton United Church is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, March 25, from 9 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are renting tables to the public at $20 each, and offering them to you to set up your very own mini yard sale. This is your chance to clean out some closets… Full details 

A morning with an Inventor

Mar 23 Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.

Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit http://www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook. Full details 

A morning with an Inventor

Mar 21 Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.

Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit http://www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook. Full details 

A morning with an Inventor

Mar 19 Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.

Are you fascinated by electricity? Do you like to create, to tinker, to putz around with machines and tools? Well, how about spending a morning exploring the inventions of Vernon’s own, Mr. Garry Garbutt. Garbutt is opening up his workshop for interested participants between the ages of 8 to 108 to check out his projects, re-creations of early electrical experiments, tesla engines, and fun experiments. This is an opportunity for the curious minded of all ages to learn and be inspired. Topics depend on participant’s interests. Some potential topics are: tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations, and gidgets and gadgets. “A morning with an Inventor” is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives who are teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts who have “historic skills.” Three dates are being offered as he can only accommodate 6 people per session. “A Morning with an Inventor” takes place at Mr. Garbutt’s Workshop on March 19th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Vernon Museum. Cost is $10/person. For more information call (250) 542-3142 visit http://www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook. Full details 

Great Gatsby Party

Mar 11 Join us for a 1920's inspired fundraiser on board the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler :) Date: Saturday March 11th 2017 Location: The SS Sicamous, 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton Price: Tickets are $45.00 – includes first drink + appies Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts at 7:30pm Speakeasy | from 8pm till late This event is a fundraiser for the SS Sicamous Society (A non-profit organization that works to protect the marine heritage of the Okanagan). Tickets are available online from: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/great-gatsby-party-tickets-29559662747 or in person at Cannery Brewing (on Ellis Street, Penticton) Please note- tickets will not be available at the door. The Details: Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts 7:30pm Space for the lesson is limited – please make sure you register early if you would like to attend! (There will be the option to do this when you purchase your ticket). The lesson is being taught by Even Dance (Don’t worry, you won’t need a partner to attend- volunteers will be happy to find you a swing-dance buddy!) The Gatsby Party | 8pm till Late Dress code | Cocktail Attire Swinging Music | Yanti and DJ Tenacious T Sip cocktails from vintage tea cups (crafted by Maple Leaf Spirits Inc and Old Order Distilling Company.) Savor locally brewed beers (from Cannery Brewing), and enjoy bubbly from the Back Door Winery! Dainty appetizers are being cooked up by Okanagan Vintage Catering Company and will be served on vintage china and silver trays, while you listen to songs from Yanti, and electro-swing music from DJ Tenacious T. Beautiful Decor and Photo Booth donated by RSVP Event Studio Penticton Live Music from Yanti and DJ Tenacious T Photography donated by Douglas Drouin Photography

Join us for a 1920’s inspired fundraiser on board the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler :) Date: Saturday March 11th 2017 Location: The SS Sicamous, 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton Price: Tickets are $45.00 – includes first drink + appies Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts at 7:30pm Speakeasy | from 8pm till late This event is a fundraiser for the SS Sicamous Society (A non-profit organization that works to protect the marine heritage of the Okanagan). Tickets are available online from: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/great-gatsby-party-tickets-29559662747 or in person at Cannery Brewing (on Ellis Street, Penticton) Please note- tickets will not be available at the door. The Details: Beginners Swing Dancing Lesson | Doors open 7pm – Lesson Starts 7:30pm Space for the lesson is limited – please make sure you register early if you would like to attend! (There will be the option to do this when you purchase your ticket). The lesson is being taught by Even Dance (Don’t worry, you won’t need a partner to attend- volunteers will be happy to find you a swing-dance buddy!) The Gatsby Party | 8pm till Late Dress code | Cocktail Attire Swinging Music | Yanti and DJ Tenacious T Sip cocktails from vintage tea cups (crafted by Maple Leaf Spirits Inc and Old Order Distilling Company.) Savor locally brewed beers (from Cannery Brewing), and enjoy bubbly from the Back Door Winery! Dainty appetizers are being cooked up by Okanagan Vintage Catering Company and will be served on vintage china and silver trays, while you listen to songs from Yanti, and electro-swing music from DJ Tenacious T. Beautiful Decor and Photo Booth donated by RSVP Event Studio Penticton Live Music from Yanti and DJ Tenacious T Photography donated by Douglas Drouin Photography Full details 

THIRD WORLD BABY SHOWER AND TEA

Mar 11 Other event Events

In Third World countries, babies born into poverty, often start their lives wrapped in newspaper. We invite you to stop by and enjoy light refreshments while viewing the lovely handcrafted and purchased baby items that have been generously donated by those in our community. If you wish to donate new baby clothes, quilts, blankets, or… Full details 

White Kennedy Ski2Tree Race

Mar 11 A multi-sport race starting at the Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club and finishing downtown Kelowna at the Tree Beer Institute. Solos and Teams will Nordic Ski, Snowshoe Run, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Run and Paddle their way through the 88km course.

A multi-sport race starting at the Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club and finishing downtown Kelowna at the Tree Beer Institute. Solos and Teams will Nordic Ski, Snowshoe Run, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Run and Paddle their way through the 88km course. Full details 

The VAGINA Monologues

Mar 10 - Mar 11 tvm

The Vagina Monologues Penticton is a volunteer run 3rd Party Fundraiser with 90% of funds raised going directly to SOWINS (South Okanagan Women In Need Society) and the remaining 10% going to the VDAY Campaign to end violence against women and girls worldwide. Full details 

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