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Okanagan events planned for Global Citizen Week

Making headlines and grabbing this city’s attention is nothing new for popular musician Ryan Donn—but hosting his own event is.

This month Donn will host Global Music Fest during Global Citizen Week, launching his first effort at running a festival-style event himself on Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at the Laurel Packinghouse.

“I really want to turn this into a multi-venue event like BreakOut West,” said Donn.

Donn said he got the idea to do his own event while serving on the Festivals Kelowna board of directors and was thrilled with the performers who signed on to help.

Included in the lineup is popular Olympic wordsmith Shane Koyczan and Kelowna-based band Malibu Knights.

Global Citizen Week Kelowna, Feb. 19 to 27, is an annual initiative celebrating the role of Kelowna’s citizens in international humanitarian efforts.

Also booked for Global Citizen Week is Michel Chikwanine, author of From Child Soldier to Activist: The Journey to Hope. Chikwanine was a child soldier in the Congo during the Great War of Africa. At age 23, he has spoken to more than 100,000 people across North America about his experiences. The event will be held Feb. 22 at Trinity Baptist church, admission is $10.

For more on Global Citizen Week, see the website www.globalcitizenkelowna.org.

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