Lobster migration to Kelowna

For many years Okanagan residents have been wondering what causes the miraculous appearance of Nova Scotia lobsters in Kelowna each June.

After 13 years the answer has finally been found.

Lobsters need a holiday, they love the sunshine and wine of the Okanagan and flights are very affordable.

So they do a group booking of 300 to join Rotarians from Kelowna’s Ogopogo Club for an evening of fun-filled entertainment, fine dining and dancing and an opportunity to raise funds for a large number of very good causes.

This year it’s scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at Parkinson Recreation Centre, 5:30 to 11:45 p.m.

“A number of these lobsters are still without partners. And it would be a shame if they had to spend the evening on their own in our beautiful city. Let’s show them some Okanagan hospitality,” said Rotary Ogopogo Club’s president Klaus Naumann.

“For 13 years they have helped us support many great causes, making this our club’s largest fundraiser.

“The Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo has participated in a number of community projects in our 18-year history, including the Rotary Centre for the Arts, a room in the Adolescent Psychiatric Ward at KGH, Hospice House, Rotary Cancer Lodge, Inn from the Cold Kelowna, several parks, hiking trails on Knox Mountain, NOW House, Project Literacy Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Community Foundation and many other causes.”

Everything to do with the evening is donated to good causes.

All proceeds go to support the efforts of Rotary’s Ogopogo Club to make Kelowna a better place for all residents and to contribute on a regional and international basis.

So if you want to show Okanagan hospitality, eat, drink, be merry and do good, get a ticket, be a sponsor or donate an item to the silent auction.

When: Saturday, June 11, 5:30 to 11:45 p.m.

Tickets are $70.

For tickets, contact Gordon Fawcett at

For silent auction item donations, contact Greg Christakos at 250-869-1848 or email

The Ogopogo Rotary Club is one of nine Rotary Clubs in the Central Okanagan that serve and support local and international charities and projects.


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