• City of Kelowna Civic and Community Awards

    Very quickly on City Council you realize that Celebrating the great things that our citizens do is by far one of the most important roles you get to play.
    Tonight we held the 40th Annual Civic Awards at the soon to be rebuild (well at least before it turns 100 :) Kelowna Community Theatre.

    So many good people were recognized. Some of them I am overjoyed to note that they are not only great citizens but also my friends.

    Brilliant to see Shelley Gilmore, Noel Wentworth, Antony Knight, and all nominees and winners get recognized.

    I was sad to see Shawn Talbot and St Hubert’s Winery not win but such is the tough job that the committee has to sort through every year. Hats off to those who volunteer for the various award committees. There are simply so many amazing examples of great citizens who work hard, volunteer, and genuinely make this city the gem that it is.

    Here is the official release of the winners from tonight. I truly hope to see your name on here in the years to come.


    2014 Civic and Community Award recipients announced

    The City of Kelowna is extending its sincere congratulations to all nominees and recipients of this year’s 40th Annual Civic & Community Awards.

    The successful finalists were honoured this evening at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

    The full list of award recipients is provided below:

    Teen Honour in the Arts

    Antony Knight

    Honour in the Arts

    Jennifer Schell

    Young Female Volunteer of the Year

    Thish Rajapakshe

    Young Male Volunteer of the Year

    Nikolai Lesack

    The Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year

    United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen

    Woman of the Year – Sarah Donald – Treadgold Memorial Award

    Meryle Corbett

    Man of the Year – Fred Macklin Memorial Award

    David Krysko

    Corporate Community of the Year – Small to Medium Business

    Wentworth Music

    Corporate Community of the Year – Large Business

    Save on Foods

    Champion for the Environment – Individual

    Casey Hamilton

    Champion for the Environment – Business


    Bob Giordano Memorial Award

    Tom Maxwell

    Bryan Couling Memorial, Athletic Team of the Year Award

    Okanagan Rockets, Major Midget Hockey Club

    Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Female

    Emma Johnson

    Augie Ciancone Memorial Award – Male

    Jeff Tubbs

    Female Athlete of the Year

    Kelsey Serwa

    Male Athlete of the Year

    Robbie Yochim

    Anita Tozer Memorial

    Arion Therapeutic Farms

    Special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s event for their generous support: Grant Thornton, FortisBC, Kelowna Community Resources, Prospera Credit Union, Best Western Plus, Central Okanagan Foundation, YMCA of Okanagan, Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, SW Audio & Visual, Mark of Distinction, House of Rose, Kelowna Capital News, Castanet, Bell Media and Crowe MacKay.

    For more on the Civic & Community Awards and the recipients, visit kelowna.ca/residents.


    For more information, contact:

    Louise Roberts

    Manager of Community and Neighborhood Services


    Ambert Gilbert

    Recreation Technician


    Tom Wilson

    Communications Supervisor


  • Spring Break in Kelowna

    Regardless of whether you have children who are artistically, musically or dramatically-inclined, nature lovers or sports enthusiasts, there are spring break camps happening throughout Kelowna geared for them!

    Here is a sampling of what is available around town this Spring Break.

    Kelowna Art Gallery
    City of Kelowna

    Acrylic, Watercolour & Drawing Art Camp – for ages 5-14 (younger kids half day)

    Golf Camp – Ages 6-12 Tu-Fri Three one hour lessons with 6 students to 1 CPGA Instructor and a fun. Practice balls are included and equipment is provided if necessary.

    Sportacular Camp — Sportacular Camp is for boys and girls looking for a fun-filled week of sports and activities with our qualified instructors. Play Soccer, Hockey, Flag Football, plus other active games. Camp fee includes ice skating and sports at CNC and a swim at H2O pool. Bring a water bottle and healthy peanut/nut free snacks daily.

    Day Camp through Parkinson Rec — This popular day camp is for boys and girls the day camp includes a variety of activities including crafts, games, cooking and much more. Swimming each day from 3:30-4:45PM (camp runs from 7:30-5:15 each day)Licensed Day Camp is through Watson Elementary & Bankhead Elementary. More info here.

    March 16–27
    by the Kelowna Art Gallery in partnership with Bumbershoot Theatre.
    Ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10
    Cost: $65.00 ($50.00 for members)
    (sign up for any four classes and get the fifth class free)
    The Kelowna Art Gallery and Bumbershoot Theatre are collaborating to offer two exciting weeks of art and theatre for children over Spring Break. Participants will be inspired by short field trips to different places in the Cultural District each day, and then will create visual and performance art based on their experiences. At the gallery children will take part in fun and inspiring activities, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and printmaking, and at Bumbershoot they will explore theatre through a variety of games and play. Each day will be different, and on Friday of each week participants will put together a small exhibition of their art. Parents will be invited to arrive early on Friday to view the art created that week.

    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    SPRING BREAK ARTS BLAST camps for kids ages 5-11 and are two-day camps. M-Tu & Thurs-Fri. 2 day camps! Each camp has a different theme and allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Guided by talented and inspiring “top flight” instructors, Arts Blast gives your child the opportunity for individual learning and growth. Bring *peanut free* snacks/lunches.

    Kelowna Actors Studio Spring Break Theatre Camps
    Contact Email: info@kelownaactorsstudio.comAges 7 to 15 – Modeled on Kelowna Actors Studio long running Summer Camps, our March Break Theatre Camps are a fun and focused learning environment. Five (or ten!) wonderful days are spent working with theatre professionals, making new friends, and building a show from the ground up all the while exploring their imaginations! The energetic rehearsal process culminates in a a short group performance, presented on the last Friday of each camp to an invited audience of family and friends guided by professional artist educators. Lunch will be provided by the Kelowna Actors StudioCamps Begin Monday, March 17, & Monday, March 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    Rodney Hobson Karate Academy
    The first week we will continue to offer our popular Karate Camps in the same format we usually do. The kids will know what to expect and it will always be a GREAT experience for everyone.The second week we will be taking a more focused approach and separating the age groups. For the students who are 10 and under we will be offering a wildly exciting NINJA Camp! For the 11 year and older students we will be offering a sport karate competition camp guaranteed to improve their skills. Registration is required.

    H20 Centre Kelowna
    See the program guide here.
    Spring Break 2015 is fast approaching. Make the most of your child’s time away from school by signing them up for our popular half day camps. Choose between Aquatic Camp or Y World of Sports & Games Camp in the morning and Aquatic Camp or Theme Camps in the afternoon. Limited space available. Members pay $80/week while public pays $90/week

    YMCA Kelowna Activities (Call #250-491-9622 to reserve your spot)
    Activities will include:EECO Centre Field TripsK–1 Group will be learning about Owls and Ecosystems in Mission Creek Park2–6 Group will be learning about Bears and The Power of HabitatHiking Out Trips1 Swimming out trip per weekSewing activitiesCraftsOutdoor/Gym GamesWeek 1 (Kindergarten–Grade 6)
    March 16–20, 7:30 am–5:30 pm
    Location: Quigley Elementary
    Full week registration: $180
    Week 2 (Kindergarten–Grade 6)
    March 23–27, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Location: Quigley Elementary
    Full week registration: $180

    SFU Soccer Camp for Boys and Girls
    Do you have a child who loves to play soccer? The City of Kelowna and the Simon Fraser University Men’s Soccer Program are pleased to announce the SFU Spring Break Children’s Soccer Camp for boys and girls, aged 5-11 years. The camp will run from March 16th-20th, with a morning camp from 8:30am -11:30 am and an afternoon camp from 1:00pm 4:00pm, at the Capital News Centre indoor soccer fields. For a fee of $150.00, participants will have the opportunity to have fun, build their skills and receive coaching from one of the best university soccer programs in Canada. Children will also receive their very own soccer ball and T-shirt, and get to participate in the World Cup tournament on the final day. For registration please contact the Parkinson Rec. Centre at 250-469-8800 or online at www.kelowna.ca/recreation

    Dance Camp through Ballet Kelowna & Creator’s Arts –Dance Break for Beginners ages 10-18 as well as Dance Break Intensive
    Ballet Kelowna is pleased to announce Dance Break, a two-streamed dance workshop and training intensive for young people aged 10 to 18. At Dance Break, participants will explore different dance styles under the guidance and instruction of Ballet Kelowna’s professional dancers and special guest teachers.
    Dance Break For Beginners is designed for youth with no previous dance training.
    Dance Break Intensive is designed for youth who are currently studying dance and wish to further their training over Spring Break.

    ECCO Centre 3-half-day Spring Break Camps Ages 5-7
    The ‘Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps’ go each spring. The three day morning sessions are for youngsters aged five to seven. The cost per three day session is $60 per child. You can get more information by contacting the EECO staff at 250-469-6139 or emailing eeco@cord.bc.ca.

    Energyplex Day Camps during Spring Break
    Energetic day camps include a full day of activities, lunch, and snacks.


  • Feb 20/21 events




    Supporting live music in the Kelowna and West Kelowna Area
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    Lynyrd Skynrd – Mar. 18th

    Counting Crows – Apr. 29th

    Diana Krall – May 12th

    Aerosmith – July 13th


    Dine Out to End Homelessness – Click Here

    Savvie with Frig Off – Feb. 20th @ Doc Willoughbys

    Jesse Roper with Devon Coyote – Feb. 26th @ Fernandos Pub

    Wild Son / My Kind of Karma – Feb. 27th @ Habitat

    Big Sugar (acoustic) – Mar. 6th @ Mary Irwin Theatre

    Shred Kelly – Mar. 12th @ Habitat

    One Bad Son – Mar. 29th @ Doc Willoughbys

    Humans – Apr. 11th @ Habitat


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    Friday, Feb. 20th, 2015 venue
    Borealis String Quartet and Arnold Draper Rotary Centre for the Arts
    Dale Seaman Kelowna Lake City Casino 
    Jimmy LeGuilloux Band Whiski-Jacks
    Linus O’Flannigans Pub
    Savvie Doc Willoughby’s Pub
    The Rowdymen Minstrel Cafe
    Young ‘Uns The Blue Gator
    The Creeks Vernon Folk Roots Society
    Zamboni Brothers Fleetwood Public House


    Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2015 venue
    Ben Arsenault Streaming Café
    Electric Freweway Neighbors Pub
    Fighting Orange Minstrel Cafe
    Honest Woods Fernandos Pub
    Linus O’Flannigans Pub
    Sherman Doucette Kelowna Lake City Casino 
    Young ‘Uns The Blue Gator
    Zamboni Brothers Fleetwood Public House
    Prospera Place

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