okanagan Events

Wednesday February 20th, 2019

Vernon INDOOR Farmers Market

Jan 25 - Mar 22

The Vernon Farmers Market is now the Vernon INDOOR Farmers Market, Most Fridays 11:00 – 3:00. at Kal Tire Place. 3445 43 Ave. Come inside and visit some of your favorite vendors all winter long. Stock up with local produce when available like potatoes, carrots, microgreens, apples, garlic, beets, Delicious Baking, Preserves, Eggs, Apple Juice,… Full details 

The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Feb 5 - Mar 12

34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019 Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition, and promote career growth. The 2019 competition awards are valued… Full details 

Shine models: Top Model Bootcamp

Feb 7 - Mar 9

About Top Model Bootcamp – LEARN HOW TO ROCK THE RUNWAY! In our Top Model Bootcamp, students will be learning: Basic modelling techniques, the models walk, runway, posture, poise & presentation and more!    This workshop is 2 hours. Our next Top Model Bootcamp is: Saturday, March 9th, 2019 Location to be announced  10:00am –… Full details 

Pro D Day Art Camps

Feb 15 - May 3

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do on Pro-D Days this year? The Summerland Arts Council will be holding Pro D-Day Art Camps on February 15th, April 15th and May 3rd at the Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre. 9525 Wharton Street from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Experienced and… Full details 

Free Hearing Screening

Feb 20

DATE: January 20, 2019 TIME: By Appointment PLACE: Lumby Health Centre 2135 Norris Avenue, Lumby A hearing screening can detect hearing loss and wax build up in the ears. • Do friends or family tell you the volume on the TV or radio is too loud? • Are children’s voices hard to hear? • Do… Full details 

OSIF Meet and Greet Feb 20th

Feb 20

This is a casual networking event for The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking members and anyone interested in learning more about us. If you have a short film, video, animation and want to showcase it at this meeting please email us. We want to support and showcase your awesome work. – Present the results of… Full details 

Skin Conditions & Shingles

Feb 21

Skin Conditions & Shingles DATE: February 21, 2019 TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WHERE: White Valley Community Hall – 2250 Shields Avenue Lumby, COST: FREE PRESENTERS: Dr. Barss, Family Physician (Lumby Health Centre) Doug Edgar, COSCO Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute 1:00 – 2:00 Shingles – Presented by Dr. Barss Dr. Barss will be… Full details 

“Connect at the Table” with Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Feb 21

Our dinner table reveals our family dynamic! Join Dr. Deborah MacNamara, developmentalist and author of the best-selling book, Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One) for an evening parent workshop and conversation, “Connect at the Family Table”. “The connection between food and relationship has become separated from one another… Full details 

Open House – Lakeside School

Feb 22

Preschool – Kindergarten – Grades 1-7 Lakeside School invites you to our open house: Friday, Feb 22, 2019 from 9am-12pm. Meet and speak with faculty to learn what makes us unique. Drop in or reserve your spot for the open house activities: Breadmaking, Wet Felting, Circle Time, Wet on Wet Watercolour Painting, Form Drawing. Through… Full details 

The New Winter Blues” Watercolor Workshop

Feb 22

Watercolour Workshop and Wine; The New Winter Blues Redefine the winter blues and elevate your mood with a relaxing evening of painting. Blue is the backdrop for our subject of tropical tranquility, from aquamarine and azure to sapphire and zaffre. Professional artist Janice Keirstead will step you through various water colour techniques such as wet-in-wet,… Full details 

Bridge Tournament Fundraiser

Feb 23

Support the Summerland Museum and have fun in this Bridge Tournament fundraiser! There will be a light lunch and prizes. The cost is $15 per person. Participants must preregister by February 18 by contacting info@summerlandmuseum.org or 250-494-9395. Full details 

6th Annual OneWorld Festival

Feb 23

The 6th Annual OneWorld Festival celebrates the culturally diverse traditions, dance, food, art, and entertainment that make up the South Okanagan. Visit Cultural Information Booths | Watch Multicultural Performances | Discover Immigrant Success Stories | Taste International Cuisines Admission is FREE! More than 30 different countries will be represented. Full details 

Singles Club Dance

Feb 23 Music event Music

Dance to live music by “Rocking Horse”@ Royal Canadian Legion, 1380 Bertram St Kelowna, on February 23/19. Doors Open: 6:30 Dance: 7:30 – 11:30 PM Bar, Snacks and Refreshments. Admission: $10.00 Everyone Welcome. For more info call: 250-762-6907 or 250-766-3732 Full details 

Downtown Kelowna After 5

Feb 26

The Downtown After 5 hosted by the Kelowna Yacht Club is returning on February 26th from 5pm-7pm at the Yacht Club itself. Food and wine? Check. Networking with great people? Absolutely. Prizes? If you’re lucky. Best networking event of your life? We won’t deny that possibility. With attendance ranging from 250-300 people, these events give… Full details 

Kelowna Speakers League

Feb 27

This is a casual (beer friendly) networking opportunity for speakers of all skill levels to meet and workshop/practice your presentations, speeches while developing your public speaking skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Every major sports league has a development league. Why not one for speakers… We are the burnt toast, rebellious, rule breaking group… Full details 

Vernon Folk Roots presents The Small Glories

Feb 28

The Small Glories return to Vernon Folk Roots Music Society! Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are hometown girl Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an… Full details 

Underground Blues Evenings at The Vibrant Vine

Mar 1

The Vibrant Vine presents An Underground Blues Evening, hosted by Poppa Dawg. Join us March 1st from 5.30pm – 8pm for a speakeasy style evening of Blues, wine and good vibes! We will have our fully serviced bar open all evening for you to enjoy whilst listening to these incredibly talented musicians. Tickets $20 plus… Full details 

DuffleBag Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

Mar 1

Friday March 1, 2019 – 6:30 SLEEPING BEAUTY: DUFFLEBAG THEATRE Family ShowTime Series Audience members become the stars of the show in this interactive adaptation of the classic fairy tale. While the theatre group brings four actors who are all skilled at improvisation and a trunk full of props and costumes, it’s the audience that… Full details 

Magical Night of Laughter

Mar 1

Join us for the 5th Annual “A Magical Night of Laughter – Love Gives Back Campaign” Featuring two winning performers: Comedian Dan Taylor and the magical talents of Leif David. Ticket price includes appetizers and show. Cash bar featuring the View Winery and Wards cider. Onsite and online silent auction. Full details 

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

Mar 5 - Apr 1

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. It is also a stepping stone to longer-term residential stays ranging from three months to two years – with opportunities… Full details 

Penny and Jim Malmberg House Concert

Mar 5

With roots down to bedrock and branches up to the prairie sky, Jim and Penny are a husband-and-wife duo who play sweet bluegrass, old-time, western swing, folk, and jazz influenced music. They are also know as the driving force behind their band Back Porch Swing. They raised a family before they got around to writing… Full details 

Gauvin/Gibson/Wood: Spring Art Show

Mar 7

Join us March 7th in opening our spring exhibition as we display all new work from Stéphanie Gauvin, Tresa Gibson, and Robert E. Wood at the Hambleton Galleries! Doors open at 5pm, entrance is free with complementary appetizers and wine tastings provided. Stéphanie was born in Québec and has had a keen interest in illustration… Full details 

INTRO to SQUARE DANCE FAMILY FUN

Mar 7 - Mar 28

A four week INTRODUCTION to SQUARE DANCING is now being offered by the Star Country Squares at the Halina Centre in Vernon. Every THURSDAY in MARCH from 6:30 – 7:30 (or 8 – 9 for overflow) you can join in on the fun and laughter. SINGLES, COUPLES, and FAMILIES can come as they are for… Full details 

CARE Canada Walk In Her Shoes Okanagan 2019

Mar 9

Okanagan Walk In Her Shoes – Saturday, March 9, 2019 Women and girls in developing countries must walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to collect the basics their families need to survive – water, food and firewood. This leaves them little time to get an education or earn an income. CARE Canada’s Walk… Full details 

Kelowna Ladies Closet Cleanout

Mar 9

Kelowna’s Spring Ladies Fashion Flea Market will be held Saturday March 9th, 2019 10am-2pm at the Laurel Packinghouse. This event will have ladies clothing, shoes and accessories! SHOP: Find new to you treasures! Save money! Find unique products! Be entered to win door prizes! Entry fee is $5 with a portion of the proceeds going… Full details 

TASTE OF THE ASHRAM

Mar 9

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for this program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light. Extend your stay overnight and participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service)… Full details 

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Mar 10

It may be cold outside, but it is warming up with Kelowna Seedy Sunday as we sign up Vendors, organize our Free Master Gardener workshops and children’s planting activities. If you are interested in being a Vendor get in touch soon. Contact email is kelownaseedysunday@gmail.com. Mark the date Sunday March 10, 2019 at he Parkinson… Full details 

Foodsafe Level 1

Mar 12 - Mar 13

FOODSAFE Level 1 Doris Squair, FOODSAFE Instructor Upgrade your job skills and knowledge with a FOODSAFE certificate, widely recognized in food service, hospitality and caregiving industries. Certificate is valid for 5 years. March 12 & 13, 2019 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm both days Whitevalley Community Hall 2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby – Includes workbook and… Full details 

Guided Sensory Tasting, with Paired Charcuterie

Mar 16

Guided Sensory Tasting, with paired Charcuterie Join us on February 16th from 6.00pm – 7.30pm where our most experienced Tasting Hosts will take you on a sensory journey, through a guided tasting of our Premium Wine Portfolio, all expertly paired with a charcuterie plate to include local artisan cheeses, meats and more! Pre-booking required- limited… Full details 

“Now Trending: Tulips” Watercolor Workshop

Mar 22

Now Trending: Tulips The shape of Spring is definitely tulips this year! Simple, elegant and colourful, tulips are the perennial favourite subject for watercolour painting. Join professional artist Janice Keirstead as she steps you through various watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet, shading, masking and soft edges. All skill levels are welcome. Benefits include a brushstroke… Full details 

Spring Wreath Workshop

Mar 23

Let your creative side bloom and join us in this fun hands-on class to welcome the Spring Season!Students will learn how to create their own wreath in a beautiful natural design, perfect to add colour and texture to your home – a wonderful way to welcome the start of a new season. Using natural materials,… Full details 

Twists and Turns- Live Music and Live Painting!

Mar 29

Join us at The Vibrant Vine for this incredibly Unique Event with Live music and Live Art! Tony Keonen and Special guest Jim Rhindress will being takinkg us on a musical journey through the Twists and Turns of his life, whilst Artist Angela Bonten will be Live Painting and interpreting the room through multi-media art…. Full details 

O-Celli

Mar 29

Friday March 29, 2019 – 7:30 O-CELLI South Okanagan Concerts Society What can sound better than a cello? Eight cellos! Ô-Celli is a musical project, characterized by its originality and dynamic presentation, in the world of classical music. Since its creation in 2010, through the initiative of Sébastien Walnier (Principal Cello of the Théâtre Royal… Full details 

The LYNNes in concert

Mar 30

The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson’s albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs… Full details