News

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ELECTION 2014: West Kelowna mayoral candidate wants to increase voter turnout
 
Debate night in Castlegar
 
SHSS students perform Les Miserables
Trash collection dumped over safety
 
Rally calls for peace in Ukraine
 
Contest leaves Vernon Ripa fan star struck
Resource issues dominate Terrace all candidates meeting
 
Searchers comb area for missing Penticton couple
 
Community rallies support for Penticton teen

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.