Volunteering can bring the world to you

More than 300 volunteers pulling together in teams are creating seven major events to be showcased during Global Citizen Kelowna Week, which actually stretches from Feb. 15 to March 3 this year.

You are invited to attend as a global citizen and experience the world through music, photography, film and artisan works. Learn about local activities that help reach United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Be inspired to become part of this global perspective.

Visit a sampling of what the entire ‘week’ will offer by attending the media launch on Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Life Auditorium, 2041 Harvey Ave. in Kelowna.

The Global Children’s Villages will be set up in New Life Auditorium Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then the same room converts to a Global School House for Feb. 18 to 21, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

The Speaker Series with Taylor Conroy and the Global Marketplace are hosted by Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Rd., on Feb. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Taste of Home, with ethnic culinary delights, entertainment and a cook off, will be open 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life on Feb. 23.

The Millennium Development Challenge runs Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.

Global Music Fest is featured March 1 and 2, between 1 and 11:30 p.m., and An Artist’s Eye on the World on March 2, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., both at the Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis St.

The Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan in association with Global Citizen Kelowna invite you to be a global citizen right here in Kelowna. Volunteer through, Volunteer Opportunities Search. For more event information, go to

Dawn Wilkinson is the community services manager at Kelowna Community Resources, 120 – 1735 Dolphin Ave. in Kelowna




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