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West Kelowna Winery donates to flood relief

Tasting fees and donations collected at  Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery  in the month of July have added up to  $10,000 for the Alberta Flood relief. With many of the winery's long time and repeat summer visitors coming from Alberta, Mt. Boucherie wanted to help those impacted by the recent floods. The donations collected at the winery totaled $5,300,. With matching funds from  TD Canada Trust, Mt. Boucherie provided $10,600 in total to aid the Red Cross in assisting victims of the Alberta Floods. The entire winery team extends their heartfelt thanks the public, and looks forward to seeing their...

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Plants take over Kelowna Art Gallery

Visitors to the Kelowna Art Gallery are in for a visual treat when they encounter Green Desire, an art installation conceived and constructed by Kelowna-based artist Kyle Zsombor. A vertical garden (sometimes known as a living wall) has been installed on the north-facing wall of the courtyard space. The other element is a planted arbor of clustered pillars in the centre of the space. The works are part of a new annual series of commissioned projects in the Rotary Courtyard space at the Kelowna Art Gallery which challenges artists to create a year-long installation in the form of a garden. Throughout...

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Kelowna locals crowned DEWmocracy winners

Kelowna locals Erik Madsen and Wynden Danylowich have taken top spot in Mountain Dew Canada's DEWmocracy video contest. Masden and Danylowich created the winning video in support of Voltage, and will be taking home 1% of Voltage net sales over the next two years. DEWmocracy kicked off on March 18 of this year. In addition to putting Canadians in the driver seat to select the next flavour of DEW® that comes to Canada, fans also had a chance to enter a video contest to rally behind their favourite flavour. Madsen and Danylowich‘s video, Rise of the Storm, was not...

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Indie Rock, Classical line up at Parks Alive

Kelowna's Parks Alive has a full line up of live music in the parks across the City throughout August. From jazz and blues to rock 'n' roll and beach tunes, it's a great family night out. Valley First Thursday Legacy Series Location: Guisachan Park Classical Aug 8 6:00 Dawn Mussellam 6:30 Sandra Wilmot duo) 7:30 Opera Kelowna (Classical, 12pc) 101.5 EZ Rock Theme Weekends Location: Kerry Park Indie Rock Aug 9 6:30 Bjorn Kriel 7:30 Family 8:30 Shadow 8:45 The Archers 9:45 Oceans Apart August 10 6:30 The Newks 7:30 Nuuka 8:30 Michael Wood Band 9:45 Moonshine Vaquero...

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Poetry Off the Page

Canada’s top poets to read from their works at UBC event The royalty of Canadian literature is on campus this week at UBC. Five of Canada’s most celebrated poets – award winners all, among them two Parliamentary Poet Laureates and a UBC writing professor – will share the stage at UBC’s Okanagan campus for a public reading of their works on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. The readings, free and open to everyone, take place in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200), 3272 University Way, University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna. The five invited poets are all acclaimed Canadian writers: George Bowering is an award-winning author and poet, most recently feted as winner of the 2011 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. He was Canada’s first Parliamentary Poet Laureate; Frank Davey is one of the founding editors of the Canadian literary magazine Tish, along with Bowering and Wah, and held the Carl F. Klinck Chair of Canadian Literature at Western University from 1990 to 2005; Daphne Marlatt is a Member of the Order of Canada (2006) and winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for The Given (2009);  Sharon Thesen is the author of 12 books of poetry, winner of the Pat Lowther Award for her book A Pair of Scissors (2000), a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award (1984, 1987, 2006),...

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