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Okanagan Central Food Bank is hosting a live pie auction (Jon Adrian/ Central Okanagan Food Bank photo)

Central Okanagan Food Bank auctions pies to raise funds

Twenty-five pies are reading for a Facebook live auction - ending Thursday

Okanagan Central Food Bank is hosting a live pie auction (Jon Adrian/ Central Okanagan Food Bank photo)
A crowd of approximately 6,500 packed into Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna to ring in 2018. (Contributed)

Downtown Kelowna New Year’s celebration cancelled

The popular New York New Year’s event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A crowd of approximately 6,500 packed into Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna to ring in 2018. (Contributed)
Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Richard Brodeur discussing his paintings with the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Kirsteen McCulloch. (Contributed)

Former Canucks goalie King Richard’s art displayed at Kelowna gallery

Richard Brodeur starred in the Vancouver Canucks’ 1982 Stanley Cup run

Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Richard Brodeur discussing his paintings with the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Kirsteen McCulloch. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)

Kelowna concert series moves online due to new health orders

Rebellious Unicorns series ‘Live @ The KCT’ has moved to an online model until further notice

Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)
West Kelowna has made changes to its annual light-up. (File)

West Kelowna reimagines annual holiday light-up amid COVID-19 pandemic

This year, residents will instead be invited to a self-guided ‘Twinkle Tour’

West Kelowna has made changes to its annual light-up. (File)
John Beuhler performs at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver in 2016. Beuhler will headline the Kelowna Curling Club for Train Wreck Comedy Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (YouTube photo)

‘COVID-safe’ comedy coming to Kelowna Curling Club

Eat and Laugh at the Kelowna Curling Club on Saturday, Nov. 21

John Beuhler performs at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver in 2016. Beuhler will headline the Kelowna Curling Club for Train Wreck Comedy Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (YouTube photo)
Cameron James is celebrating the recent release of his second single, Voodoo. He is pictured in downtown Kelowna, his hometown. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna hip-hop artist makes waves on the West Coast

Artist Cameron James and filmmaker Jordan Powers proof talent doesnt stop at west coast

Cameron James is celebrating the recent release of his second single, Voodoo. He is pictured in downtown Kelowna, his hometown. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Chantal Kreviazuk Okanagan shows sell out in two minutes

Creekside Theatre hosts two shows of Canadian songstress

Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

City of Kelowna announces arts and culture grants for local groups

More than $150,000 is available for local arts and culture groups

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic
Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Raquel Cole semi-finalist in SiriusXM contest with Canadian Country Music Association

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
“The Bird Who Forgot To Sing” will be shown at the Rotary Centre of the Arts and streamed live on Facebook at the same time. (Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days perfomance highlights similarities between African, Syilx cultures

“The Bird Who Forgot How To Sing” is part of B.C. Culture Days

“The Bird Who Forgot To Sing” will be shown at the Rotary Centre of the Arts and streamed live on Facebook at the same time. (Contributed)
BC Culture Days is coming to the Lake Country Art Gallery Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2020. (LCAC image)

BC Culture Days coming to Kelowna, Lake Country

COVID-19 protocols are in place and events come in a variety of formats from in-person to digital

BC Culture Days is coming to the Lake Country Art Gallery Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2020. (LCAC image)
Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

Okanagan film industry booming despite COVID-19

Productions booked into summer of 2021, with filming currently taking place in Kelowna, Peachland and Vernon

Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
The new animated music video for Robbie G and DAX’s song “I Got The People With Me” is set in Kelowna. (Ok Valley Entertainment)

Kelowna stars in animated music video

Ok Valley Entertainment brought together Canadian artists Robbie G and DAX for the music video

The new animated music video for Robbie G and DAX’s song “I Got The People With Me” is set in Kelowna. (Ok Valley Entertainment)
Grizzli Winery is located at 2550 Boucherie Road, Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Grizzli Winery is located at 2550 Boucherie Road, Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Ben Klick is a country music singer living in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

West Kelowna country artist puts COVID-19 grant towards new music

The video for Klick’s latest single “Wonder of the World” is set to debut on Aug. 17

Ben Klick is a country music singer living in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Kelowna native Toni Lyons will be starring in an online theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” novel, which is set to make its worldwide premiere on July 24. Source: pixabay.

Kelowna actor to star in online theatrical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Toni Lyons will play Lady De Burgh in the online take of the 1813 Victorian classic

Kelowna native Toni Lyons will be starring in an online theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” novel, which is set to make its worldwide premiere on July 24. Source: pixabay.