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Indigenous carving course takes shape at Okanagan College

An internationally renowned master carver and Indigenous artist is setting up shop at Okanagan College this winter to pass on the traditional skills and knowledge he has honed over a 25-year career working with wood. Darren McKenzie is a Cree and Métis artist from Vancouver. Fueled by a desire to inspire the next generation of carvers, he recently worked with the College to develop a new course – Indigenous Wood Sculpting – that will run from March 2-18, at the Kelowna campus. “This course is a bit of a hybrid,” explains McKenzie, who began his career as an illustrator...

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Construction begins on tower in downtown Kelowna

Construction has commenced on the 36-storey East Tower at ONE Water Street in downtown Kelowna. Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran threw the lever that started up the heavy equipment that will imbed the piles into the ground for the East Tower’s foundation. “City Council is committed to encouraging urban centre development that is energized by a concentration of new residents and businesses,” said Mayor Basran. “ONE Water Street is the latest and biggest project to address our objective to have more densely developed urban centres, whether that’s downtown or in any of our other urbanized neighbourhoods. This project is a...

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Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Viva L’Italia with Jens Lindemann

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is presented Viva L’Italia this February.  The concert will feature music from Italy, from baroque concertos, inspired by dances, to the drama of opera, to the grandeur of the landscape. Three performance take place: Kelowna Community Theatre Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm Penticton Cleland Theatre Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, February 18, 7:00 pm. The OSO is pleased to present Jens Lindemann on trumpet as the guest artist. Lindemann is Canada’s leading trumpet soloist and the only solo brass player to be awarded the Order of Canada. Currently...

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Lake Country calls out to artists

The Lake Country Art Gallery is opening a call for submissions for their upcoming exhibit: Who are we? A visual narrative of our community. The exhibition will run March 1 to April 1. The call is open to everyone of all ages. Individual and collaborative works (artwork created by two or more individuals) are all welcome - any size, any medium. Submission dates: February 22, 23 and 24 at the Lake Country Art Gallery during regular gallery hours.Each submission can include up to two artworks For more visit...

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Freestyle skier to speak at UBC Okanagan athletics breakfast

Mike Shaw will talk about his devastating injury and his incredible comeback As inspirational speakers go, it doesn't get much better than this. For the 13th annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast, homegrown hero Mike Shaw will be the special guest speaker. Shaw, who grew up in Vernon and is a UBC Okanagan alumnus, has come back from a devastating ski injury that left him paralyzed and has learned how to walk again. He began skiing at an early age; at 16 he joined the Silver Star Freestyle Club and shortly began competing at the national level. Back-to-back...

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