UBC Okanagan to host back to school party

Street Fest — UBC Okanagan’s third annual downtown Kelowna block party

  • Fri Sep 4th, 2015 7:00pm
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While some liken it to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ back to school can mean different things to lots of people.

For students, faculty, and staff at UBC’s Okanagan campus, it’s a time to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. And the celebration is coming downtown on Saturday, September 12, as the third annual Street Fest takes place.

It’s a chance for people to have some fun and explore downtown Kelowna while enjoying UBC Okanagan’s big, family-friend community street party, says Ian Cull, Associate Vice-President Students at UBC Okanagan.

“Everyone in the community is invited to join our students at Kerry Park,” says Cull. “We look forward to Street Fest each September. This year it is also part of our community celebration recognizing the 10th anniversary of our UBC Okanagan campus and UBC’s centennial.”

The fun begins at 3 p.m. UBC’s Residence Life is organizing a fun road hockey tournament, New Wave Fitness will be on hand with yoga and Zumba demos, while several favourite food trucks will be on site, and Scotiabank is handing out free popcorn. Throughout the afternoon, entertainment will be provided by The Bonsais, Kings & Crowns, Andrew Judah, and Windmills — all popular local bands.

Street Fest, UBC Okanagan’s third annual downtown Kelowna block party takes place Saturday, September 12, 3 to 8 p.m. at Kerry Park, downtown Kelowna (by the sails). This event is free and everybody is welcome to participate.