Okanagan Regional Library inaugurates Kelowna Inspiration Pass

Enjoy three weeks of exclusive offers at participating institutions from opera to children's theatre.

The Okanagan Regional Library has initiated a pilot program to give library card members discounts and special offers at some of Kelowna’s premier arts and culture organizations.

The program is called the “Kelowna Inspiration Pass.”

This pass includes a booklet explaining the program and all of the participating organizations’ offers and a pass card valid for three weeks.

With these materials, pass holders can visit or contact organizations such as art galleries and museums and musical, theatre and dance companies to take advantage of everything from 2-for-1 tickets to free annual memberships.

“This initiative came from a spirit of partnership,” said Kelowna Library branch head Fern Teleglow.

“The library wanted to work with other cultural organizations in our community to increase awareness and access for all, which in essence is what a library is all about.”

The Kelowna Inspiration Pass can be reserved through the library catalogue, similarly to a book or other resource and picked up at any local library branch. To date, participating Kelowna-based cultural organizations include Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Ballet Kelowna, Bumbershoot Theatre, Chamber Music Kelowna, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Actor’s Studio, Kelowna Museums, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Opera Kelowna and Rotary Centre for the Arts.

To take advantage of the Kelowna Inspiration Pass, you must be an ORL library card member. Library membership is free for everyone who lives in or own property in the ORL region, which spans from Golden to Osoyoos. Once you have your library card number and passcode, visit the orl.bc.ca website, search for “Kelowna Inspiration Pass” in the catalogue where you can place a hold on a pass. Once it arrives at your local branch, you have three weeks to enjoy exclusive offers from the participating institutions.