Global Citizen Kelowna

Celebrating local cultural diversity

Global Citizen Kelowna is taking place in the city this week.

Through dance, music, storytelling and food Kelowna is celebrating its local cultural diversity this week, during Global Citizen.

The annual festival promotes global interconnections and since its inception in 2003 has grown from a week long celebration to nearly a month of community events.

Students in grade six will have an opportunity from Feb. 14 to 21 to learn about barriers to eduction that children face in other parts of the world during Global School House.

Other events include the Global Speakers Series, on Feb. 21 at the Okanagan Regional Library (#20 – 301 Hwy 33 West) from 7 to 9 p.m. This year’s series is called “Building Community” and features a wide range of speakers including; Dr. Shirley Chau; Dr. Hugo De Burgois; Khalid Arriani; and The OKM Debate Team.

On Saturday Feb. 25 families can participate in Global Children’s Village where they can learn Aboriginal storytelling, make crafts and play games. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Country Community Gym (9950 Main Street).

For more information on Global Citizen Kelowna click here.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Kelowna’s crying judge refuses to pull herself from case

Judge Monica McParland has refused to pull herself off the case.

Air quality remains at high risk for Okanagan

The whole Okanagan is forecast to be set at a high risk for the remainder of the day

Pedestrian hit in Kelowna

Crews on scene helping struck pedestrian

Info session offered for those mulling a run for civic office in Kelowna

City will provide info about running and expectations for mayoral and councillor candidates Aug. 23

Falcons swept in WCL final

Kelowna loses 5-1 in game two of the championship to the Corvallis Knights

Check out what’s happening this weekend

Follow Social Squad member Matthew Abrey to find out what’s happening in the Okanagan-Shuswap

RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search

A province-wide warrant was issued for Brian Robert Stephan in June for a litany of offences

Court sides with developer in Jumbo ‘substantially started’ dispute

Resort developer successfully argues 2014 decision that halted the project was unfair

Snowy Mountain wildfire expected to create poor visibility

An update on the active wildfire burning 14 km north of Keremeos

Old Tom Creek wildfire grows to 144 hectares

Difficult terrain and weather challenging crews at Old Tom Creek wildfire

Canada’s tax system unfairly favours wealthy, poll of CRA auditors suggests

Four of every five respondents think loopholes and tax credits built into the system benefit the rich

Banff’s Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

The plan would allow for more visitors but wouldn’t let Sunshine build additional facilities

Conditions improve for battling northwest B.C. wildfires, minister says

‘Self-evacuated’ people fleeing smoke advised to go home

Missing Alberta man believed to be travelling to Penticton

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing man

Most Read