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Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)

After a bumpy pandemic, Kelowna theatre groups are ready for the spotlight

Innovation allowed these theatres to survive the pandemic, now they are planning their return to normal

Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.

Kelowna composer’s debut opera set for Vernon stage

Antony Knight’s Oh! Alfred will be performed at the Vernon Prom’s festival on August 15

The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.
The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)

New craft brewery opens in Kelowna’s North End

The Office Brewery is the newest addition to Kelowna’s craft brewery district

The Office Brewery will feature a taproom and will also serve food alongside its signature beers. (The Office Brewery/Facebook)
Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

West Kelowna adds more Music in the Park dates

There will be two performances, food trucks and children’s activities

Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Major Mambo will be performing at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Contributed/Sperling Vineyards)

Local Latin quartet to play at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14

Major Mambo will be performing classic hits from Cuba, Puerto Rico, New York and Brazil

Major Mambo will be performing at Sperling Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 14. (Contributed/Sperling Vineyards)
Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)

Local Kelowna distillery to host live music event every weekend all summer

Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. will feature local artists every weekend until Sept. 17

Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)
12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WATCH: Young Kelowna busker serenades Bernard Avenue

It was 12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel’s second time busking

12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)

Curtains rise for Kelowna Actors Studio this fall

The local theatre group will put on its first show in more than 17 months in October

Kelowna Actors Studio. (Contributed)
Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)

Taco Vino making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be hosted at the Ford Lincoln dealership at 2250 Enterprise Way

Taco Vino takes place on Oct. 23 at the Ford Lincoln dealership from 7 to 10 p.m. (Contributed)
The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

BC Wine and Food Trucks Feast making a comeback in Kelowna

The event will be held at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The BC Wine and Food Truck Feast will take place on Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An aerial view of Kelowna’s Meet Me on Bernard program. (City of Kelowna/Contributed)

Kelowna residents encouraged to get ‘eventive’ this summer

The city is looking to establish Kelowna’s ‘signature event,’ and wants residents to share their ideas

An aerial view of Kelowna’s Meet Me on Bernard program. (City of Kelowna/Contributed)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)

Exhibit featuring 50 local artists launches in Kelowna

The exhibit aims to support local artists and help fund programming at the Alternator

Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)
Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)

Denim on the Diamond returns to Kelowna in the fall

The event will be held on Oct. 2 at King’s Stadium in downtown Kelowna

Denim on the Diamond is coming back after cancelling its 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed by Denim on the Diamond)
The Scavenger hunt will include prizes from local businesses (Elevation Outdoors)

The Great Kelowna Scavenger Hunt returns for its second year

The event will take place downtown Kelowna on August 14

The Scavenger hunt will include prizes from local businesses (Elevation Outdoors)
(Contributed/City of Kelowna)

Free community activities return to Kelowna’s parks

Park & Play and Dancing in the Park events will resume this month

(Contributed/City of Kelowna)
Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)

B.C.’s heat wave has drawn to a close, but pets still need to be kept cool

The BC SPCA has seen record numbers of heat exhaustion in pets over the past few weeks

Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)