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Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)

Okanagan Adventure Park opens in Kelowna

The park aims to provide challenging outdoor fun for Okanagan residents of all ages

Okanagan Adventure Park opened on July 9 and aims to provide outdoor fun to families and residents of all ages. (Contributed/Okanagan Adventure Park)
Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Live music back at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

Residents and tourists were treated to three hours of original tunes and covers of classic hits

  • Jul 8, 2021
Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)

Music in the Park returns to West Kelowna

Two local talents join forces to bring back the beloved event

West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)
Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)

Opera Kelowna returns to the stage

The Book Of My Shames is the opera’s first live production since 2019

Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)
Canadian alternative folk-rock band Shred Kelly will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10. (Matt Kuhn photo)

Shred Kelly bringing live music back to Kelowna

The Canadian alternative folk-rock band will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10

Canadian alternative folk-rock band Shred Kelly will play two shows at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on July 10. (Matt Kuhn photo)
West Kelowna’s Music In the Park has been postponed due to the heatwave. (Contributed)

West Kelowna postpones Music in the Park due to heat wave

As temperatures soar, the July 1 kick-off had to be pushed back

West Kelowna’s Music In the Park has been postponed due to the heatwave. (Contributed)
Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)

Peachland set to star in fantasy thriller film about N’xaxaitk’w — a.k.a. the Ogopogo

The film will follow an Indigenous teen as she navigates peer pressure, bullying and identity

Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)
David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)

Popular Kelowna radio host dies after battle with cancer

David Larsen was half of the longtime Kelowna morning-show duo David and Tony

David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)
(OK Corral Cabaret/Facebook)

Kelowna’s OK Corral preparing for fall comeback

The music club closed in July 2020 due to the pandemic

(OK Corral Cabaret/Facebook)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)

North Okanagan outdoor theatre plans vibrant, varied season

Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen to deliver meaningful content in 43rd year of operation

Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)
(Contributed)

New Indigenous digital art exhibit opens at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Being out on the land: Feeds, Streams and Captures presents a series of projected video works

(Contributed)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)
A TV movie shot in Peachland is premiering on Friday, May 21. (Before & After Media)
Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)
Vernon local Ryan Lazar – who specializes in 2D background design and 3D animation – is ready to start his career after a tough yet rewarding two years of studies. (Contributed)

Okanagan College students get animated at graduation

‘The pandemic has resulted in more video consumption and the animation industry is so hot right now because of it’

Vernon local Ryan Lazar – who specializes in 2D background design and 3D animation – is ready to start his career after a tough yet rewarding two years of studies. (Contributed)
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking member artist submissions for a summer exhibit called Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. Submissions are open until June 30, 2021. (VCAC photo)

Vernon artists’ fantasy worlds wanted for summer exhibit

Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking submissions for Enchanted: A World of Fantasy

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking member artist submissions for a summer exhibit called Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. Submissions are open until June 30, 2021. (VCAC photo)
Fernando’s Pub is set to reopen on May 17 following a lengthy winter closure, allowing Kelowna residents to again enjoy the pub’s famed avocado margarita. (Fernando’s Pub/Facebook)

Downtown Kelowna’s Fernando’s Pub set to reopen after winter closure

Fernando’s has announced it will begin welcoming its patrons back on May 17

Fernando’s Pub is set to reopen on May 17 following a lengthy winter closure, allowing Kelowna residents to again enjoy the pub’s famed avocado margarita. (Fernando’s Pub/Facebook)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents New Beginnings May 1, the final performance of the season. (Judy Burns photo)

Okanagan Symphony stages season finale

New Beginnings closes unusual 2021 season with music to evoke spring’s promise of hope

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents New Beginnings May 1, the final performance of the season. (Judy Burns photo)
A Kelowna resident captured a video of a group of deer elegantly striding along the shore of what looks to be near the Lakeshore Road area of the lake. (Instagram: botts_botterill)

WATCH: Deer crossing at Okanagan Lake

Next time you go for a swim, beware of deer crossing

A Kelowna resident captured a video of a group of deer elegantly striding along the shore of what looks to be near the Lakeshore Road area of the lake. (Instagram: botts_botterill)
Kelowna country singer Karen Lee Batten tackles heartbreak in her new track Drinkin' Song. (Jason Bennett)

Kelowna country singer tackles past relationships, moving on in new song

Karen Lee Batten wants to encourage listeners that better days are ahead

Kelowna country singer Karen Lee Batten tackles heartbreak in her new track Drinkin' Song. (Jason Bennett)