Geddes: Awesome Okanagan blog to launch

The community-based blog is proud and excited to announce its official Launch Party at the Laurel Packinghouse on Saturday, April 16.

  • Mar. 9, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The community-based blog is proud and excited to announce its official Launch Party at the Laurel Packinghouse on Saturday, April 16.

The launch party will encompass all that Awesome Okanagan (A-OK) represents including live music, fashion shows, food and beverage vendors, art installments, local exhibitors as well as some great door prizes from participating businesses.

Showing off the best in local entertainment, food, and style, A-OK aims to bring the Okanagan together to celebrate local culture and to mark the launch of this new venture.

Featured businesses will include DunnEnzies Pizza Co., Tree Brewing, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Habitat, Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel, Deviate Board Shop, Blonde, CREAM Hair and Make Up Lounge, Roxi Salon, Loyal Hair Therapy, Shar Skincare and Rouge, Mosaic Books, Lakefront Sports, Posh, Hemp City, Okanagan Naturopathic Healthcare, and the Downtown Kelowna Association.

Entertainment will include performances from Thomas Kjorven, Fields of Green, Behind Sapphire, magic by Freaky Fisher, comedic relief from Rob Balsdon, and Grizz Lee will end off the night with an Awesome-Approved DJ set.

Art installations presented by Ecotone will be displayed around the building featuring a variety of local emerging artists.

The Awesome Okanagan website focuses on the people and places working daily to affect positive growth in the community. A-OK digs new opportunities, new places and especially new faces. We’re all over the arts and culture, food and fashion, but mainly we’re all about creating a buzz about the region we love.

Since the launch of in May of 2010, the blog has gained 20 contributors from around the Okanagan and managed to consistently increase its monthly readership by an average of 50 per cent per month.

Tickets for the Awesome Okanagan Launch Party are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Mosaic Books, Deviate Board Shop, Hemp City, Leo’s Video, Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel, and online at

For more information visit There will be a private meet and greet for media affiliates from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse and doors open to the public at 7 p.m.

Awesome Okanagan is proud to team up with the Downtown Kelowna Association and Lush Plush to present the evening and would like to thank all of the local businesses and performers who are going to be a part of the event.

This is not something you want to miss out on and with limited capacity you can bet that tickets will go fast, so make sure to get your hands on a pair today.

Pyper Geddes is the general manager at Habitat in downtown Kelowna and an A-OK Contributor.

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