okanagan Events

BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

Sep 9 Festival event Festival

Okanagan’s sweetest event. 3rd Annual Celebration of Canada’s world famous creation – the butter tart. Everything from classic to boozy cranberry butter tarts found here! Great family event in tree-lined park with playground for the kids. No entry fee. Full details 

Kelowna Half Marathon

Sep 3

The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is the first event in the popular series produced by Destination Races held outside of the United States. Kelowna is the centerpiece city of the Okanagan Valley, a year-round recreational paradise in British Columbia, Canada. This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and Okanagan Lake, with abundant sunshine and ideal growing conditions for many premium wines and many varietals. You’ll love this scenic and fast course starting on the East Bench above Kelowna at The Vibrant Vine with magnificent views of the lake and downtown Kelowna. After a descent from the East Bench, the course runs along the greenbelt, then the lake before finishing on the promenade in front of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Everyone then gathers in expansive Waterfront Park to celebrate their accomplishment at the Wine & Music Festival in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Activities are planned all weekend so bring your friends or family and plan to stay and play in this spectacular playground in the heart of British Columbia, Canada! SAVE $10 on registration w/ code: DRAMBCAMPOS Full details 

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. Full details 

ParticipACTION 150: Learn To Geocache

Jul 15

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, over 465,000 Canadians from coast to coast voted for their 150 favourite physical activities to create the Participaction 150 Play List. The list is a challenge to all Canadians to get active with the Participaction 150 Play List and see how many activities you can complete in 2017. Geocaching is on that list! Join us for a day of fun, food, games and of course, geocaching!! Come play with us on Saturday, July 15th at Jack Seaton Park. Whether you’re new to geocaching, have never played before or are a seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome! Full details 

Participaction 150: Learn To Geocache!

Jul 15 Other event Events

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, over 465,000 Canadians from coast to coast voted for their 150 favourite physical activities to create the Participaction 150 Play List. The list is a challenge to all Canadians to get active with the Participaction 150 Play List and see how many activities you can complete in 2017. Geocaching is… Full details 

6th Annual ‘Walk’ & ‘Roll’ Walker-Thon

Jun 17

“Walker” or “roll” your way to greater awareness and support of our mobility and health challenged community members. Meet at Stuart Park across from City Hall on the Bear side of the Ice Skating building. Look for the Hands in Service tents. “Walker” or “roll” your way to greater awareness and support of our mobility and health challenged community members! When: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – rain or shine Where: Stuart Park to Waterfront Park loop -2:00 PM registration, refreshments and swag bags -2:30 Walk & Roll Walker-thon -3:15 Toilet Brush Race & Live Music Challenge yourself using a walker, wheelchair or one of the other mobility aids we provide. Again this Year! Toilet Brush Race – Which team will get their toilet sparkling clean first?! -Limited space Register early to be a part of this fun event! -Three teams of 4 will race for the Toilet Brush Trophy -Prizes for the fastest wheels and brushes Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/867518523389732/ HOW to join the FUNdraising as a team or individual Take the 10 for $10 challenge (engage 10 sponsors @ $10 each) To Participate fill out the Registration Form: http://www.handsinservice.ca/event/walker-thon-2017/ To donate, create a team, or join as an individual fundrasier please visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hands-in-service/Walker-thon2017/ Participants use their personalized fundraising pages to invite friends, family and community support. Prizes for the team or individual raising with the best totals!!! Contact us: 250-861-5465 info@handsinservice.ca http://www.handsinservice.ca/ Full details 

Flower Power Garden Tour

Jun 17

Flower Power is a self-guided tour of gardens big and small with brightly coloured blooms, tasty edibles and experts to help both beginner and green thumb gardeners. Chefs, artists, demos and tastings complete this truly Okanagan experience. Tour highlights include: • Canadian Garden Tourism’s, Garden Destination of the Year: Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm • The culinary gardens of Bonnie and Chef Bernard Casavant, growing exclusively for RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar & bites. • Gardens to admire and to learn from with garden expert Ken Salvail and the Okanagan Master Gardeners. Get everything you want to know about vegetables, herbs, flower arranging, bees and water-wise plants. (a.k.a. permaculture, biodiversity, xeriscape) May 1 Early Bird tickets $29 June 1st tickets $34 For ticket locations and all the dirt on Flower Power visit http://www.flowerpowerylw.ca Funds raised support • Chefs in the Classroom – edible education a program of the Okanagan Chefs Association • Central Okanagan Community Gardens Full details 

A Day on the Bridge

Jun 11

“What people don’t understand, they won’t value; what they don’t value, they won’t protect; and what they don’t protect, they will lose.” – Charles Jordan, former US Parks Commissioner ONE DAY. ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME. A DAY ON THE BRIDGE.   On Sunday June 11, 2017, Celebrate our magnificent natural surroundings while commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The historic… Full details 

Big Barriere Block Party ll

Jun 10

The North Thompson Volunteer Center is pleased to be announcing the lineup for The Big Barriere Block Party ll Jeremy and Chloe (Jeremy Kneeshaw and Chloé Beauchamp-Brisson) are a folk/rock duo out of Kamloops BC . These two youngsters have a bright bright future in the musical industry make sure you catch their show before they assend to superstar status !! Bees and the Bare Bones Bees and the Bare Bones are a duo out of Kamloops B.C Consisting of Madison Olds and Abbey Wale They rose to fame last summer on the CMT network when they won the Chevy tailgate contest . They have since done two trips to Nashville and recorded a couple of singles . Abbey and Madison are another example of the amazing talent available in our region . JayDee Bixby And finally our headliner JayDee Bixby is an Alberta boy who came inches away from winning Canadian idol 5 . He followed that up with three albums and a rigorous touring schedule before taking a break to raise his family . He is returning to the music scene in a big way and he is including us in his nationwide classic country food drive tour . The Big Barriere Block Party ll will be held on June 10th 2017 at The Barriere Bandshell in Fadear park it is a by donation event with profits going to the North Thompson Volunteer and information center . A large farmers / Artisans market will suround the Bandshells with tables available at 10 dollars a peice and free for non profit groups . Please check out our Big Barriere Block Party Facebook page below https://www.facebook.com/events/1637726873189397/?ti=cl Full details 

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

May 28

The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraiser held in over 240 communities across Canada. The Walk raises funds for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, whose mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them a Dog Guide at no cost. Dog Guides are provided at no cost to eligible Canadians, despite the $25,000 expense it takes to raise, train, and place each one. A family and dog-friendly event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides relies on the generous support of volunteers, donors and partners to meet its goal of giving Canadians a new leash on life. The Kelowna walk will take place at the Mission Creek Park Greenway on May 28. Sign in at 9 and we will walk at 9:30. Please sign up online or in person at Total Pet Kelowna – 1985 Harvey ave, or Bosley’s Brandts Creek – 1982 Kane rd. Full details 

Okanagan College 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

May 25

Mark your calendar to join us for a fun and special day that supports Okanagan College students. Okanagan College Foundation and Western Financial Group present the 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: Thursday May 25, 2017 Okanagan Golf Club Registration and Sponsorship applications are now open! If you have questions about the 2017 tournament, please call Dawn Douglas at 250-762-5445 ext. 4774 or email foundation@okanagan.bc.ca. Full details 

Sean’s Road to Recovery Benefit Concert

May 20

February 1st of this year, our neighbor Sean had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation from his brain stem. What was expected to be a straight forward procedure has turned into a litany of medical emergencies, procedures, and prescriptions. On May 20th we come together to raise funds to support him and his family as they travel the road towards recovery. Sean’s Road to Recovery Benefit Concert will feature Poppa Dawg and Jimmy LeGuilloux and will be an afternoon you won’t want to miss! Full details 

The Comedy of Errors

May 17 - May 28

What in the world is going on in the city of Ephesus? Come find out as we see Antipholus and his man, Dromio, explore a strange new town looking for their long lost twin brothers and find out everybody already knows their name. Will Antipholus find his brother? Come see this hilarious cast in action as the story unfolds. In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Theatre Kelowna Society, Shakespeare Kelowna Society and the Rotary Centre for the Arts are presenting “The Comedy of Errors”, William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy. Directed by Steven Jefferys with a bit of a maple syrup flavour. Playing at the Mary Irwin Theatre May 17-28. Full details 

Mary Kay Queen for a Day

May 15

Join us for a fun night out to see what’s new & exciting in the fashion & beauty industry. Featuring: pop-up stores from our sponsors, beauty bar, door prizes, inspiring speakers & more! WINNER reveal for the Head-to-Toe Makeover. RSVP to Laura or your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for your seat & how you can get entries to WIN! Prize includes beauty makeover , professional portraits, Fresh hairstyle, nail design, outfit, roses, lunch & $100 Mary Kay gift certificate. Full details 

2017 Kelowna Small Business Information Expo

May 10

Connecting Business and Government Support Services What: The 2017 Kelowna Small Business Information Expo When: Wednesday May 10th, 2017 Where: Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9 WHY: The SBIE will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from 20 plus support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Interested in learning about how government support programs can help your business and your clients? Please join us! In addition to the tradeshow portion of the Expo, you will have the chance to attend two free educational panel sessions! **Please note that seating at the panel sessions are limited, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.** Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155976847843548/ Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSMEPacific Full details 

AHM Family Sundays at Kelowna Art Gallery

May 7 - May 28

The Asian Heritage Month Family Sundays at Kelowna Art Gallery will be held every Sunday in May. There are four community groups teaching arts and crafts such as the Japanese, Korean, Filipino and Chinese. This is an annual family event enjoyed by children and parents every year. Every parent is encouraged to bring his or her children to participate and celebrate Asian Month in the Okanagan. Full details 

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