News

City cancels outdoor movies series

The City of Kelowna has announced the cancellation of it's planned Movies Under The Stars program, which was set to run Aug. 27 to 30 in four neighbourhood parks around the city.

“We are disappointed that we are unable to move forward with this program, but without the support of our sponsors, the city is not in a position to continue,” said Louise Roberts-Taylor, community  and neighbourhood programs manger with the city.

“With the movie series set to run next week, we do not have time to secure another sponsor or the movie license.”

She said the sponsor that the city had in place, which was also providing the film and licence to screen it, informed the city Tuesday it had to pull out due to licensing issue.

Despite the set back, and while the program has been cancelled for this year, Roberts-Taylor said city will look at holding it next summer.

This was the first summer the city had planned to show movies in local neighbourhood parks as a wrap-up to summer and to its recent Play In The Park Program.

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 ...

École Sophie-Morigeau wins Get Up & Move challenge
 
Christmas store opens in the Elk Valley
 
Local musician inducted into B.C. Country Hall of Fame
Fernie Days For Girls
 
Finning employees make large donation to United Way
 
Boxing club throws its weight into the Fernie community
UPDATE: Safeway, 2nd Avenue businesses resume operations
 
Local resident’s story a success for international student program
 
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.