The Central Okanagan Hospice Association Swinging with the Stars event raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Since the event’s inception seven years ago, a million dollars has been garnered for the organization through this signature event. Presented by Bayshore Home Health, Jane Hoffman Group Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty and Global Okanagan, the event saw local ‘dancing stars’ jive, tango, disco, Bollywood and country dance – even a contemporary love story was performed. All funds raised support hospice programs to provide care, comfort and compassion to those living with a terminal illness. “We decided to step outside the ballroom...Read More
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Added Twist to an old Favourite Love Story Buy Tickets Months of concentrated effort will all come together next month when the magic of Cinderella opens at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Theatre Kelowna Society will present their annual Pantomime to kick off the Christmas season. The family friendly show will hit the stage November 21-24 and November 28- December 1. Director Christine Daley has spent her summertime hours revising Paddy Malcolm English’s two renditions of her hit, Cinderella and the Silver Twig, originally produced in 1976 and 1989 by the club. The Cinderella storyline remains basically the same but...Read More
The master at work. Wielding wet earth between cracks of stone. The artist, deep in thought, building walls that bide the time before he returns to his true calling. Kevin Lousier may not be widely known in the art world, but I like to think he’s earned a star among the world’s true artists in some ethereal walk of fame. He belongs to a league of creative souls whose daytime hours are spent working as a means to feed the family, but whose midnight oil is fuelled by a different muse. For decades it was working behind the gears of...Read More
I’m deep in the woods, in the dark, with my three young children trudging through huge drifts of snow as we search for a way back home. A strange man emerges from the bushes and stops us in our tracks. In a twisted Scottish accent he describes the gory details of a scalp-scraping bear attack on his friend, Chief Short Legs. He points the way towards a fire pit where other travellers have been known to rest and dine on chocolate fondue. It’s just the beginning of an adventure full of mystery, history and Canadian culture. We’re on Crystal...Read More
Darn. We’re late again. I race along the walkway to the Rotary Centre for the Arts with my children. Somewhere inside the building a patient friend sits waiting for our coffee date. I’m about to run through the door when something catches my eye—a tree wearing a sweater.Read More
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