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Aug
23
Tue
Park n Play @ City of Kelowna
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Park & Play runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m./dusk on weeknights all summer long at a variety of parks throughout Kelowna with games and activities suitable for all ages.

Park n Play Schedule.

Park Location Day & Dates
Loseth Park 1535 Loseth Dr. Monday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ben Lee Park 900 Houghton Rd. Tuesday, July 5, 12*, 19 & 26
Curlew Park 5120 Lark St. Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Blair Pond Park 333 Clifton Rd. Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28*
Jack Robertson Park 1655 Willow Cres. Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Davie Park 300 Davie Rd. Monday, August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Cameron Park 2345 Richter St. Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23*
Sumac Park 372 Phipps Cres. Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sonora Park 1634 Sonora Dr. Thursday, August 4, 11*, 18 & 25
Quarry Park 4882 Quarry Ct. Friday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Events marked with * are in conjunction with Parks Alive! and also include musical entertainment. Visit festivalskelowna.com for the entertainment schedule.

For more information about Kelowna’s free community events including Park & Play and Dancing in the Park, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or look for Park & Play and Dancing in the Park on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.

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Aug
24
Wed
Park n Play @ City of Kelowna
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Park & Play runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m./dusk on weeknights all summer long at a variety of parks throughout Kelowna with games and activities suitable for all ages.

Park n Play Schedule.

Park Location Day & Dates
Loseth Park 1535 Loseth Dr. Monday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ben Lee Park 900 Houghton Rd. Tuesday, July 5, 12*, 19 & 26
Curlew Park 5120 Lark St. Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Blair Pond Park 333 Clifton Rd. Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28*
Jack Robertson Park 1655 Willow Cres. Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Davie Park 300 Davie Rd. Monday, August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Cameron Park 2345 Richter St. Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23*
Sumac Park 372 Phipps Cres. Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sonora Park 1634 Sonora Dr. Thursday, August 4, 11*, 18 & 25
Quarry Park 4882 Quarry Ct. Friday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Events marked with * are in conjunction with Parks Alive! and also include musical entertainment. Visit festivalskelowna.com for the entertainment schedule.

For more information about Kelowna’s free community events including Park & Play and Dancing in the Park, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or look for Park & Play and Dancing in the Park on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.

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Wednesdays on the Water – Music in Summerland @ Peach Orchard Park
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

summerland-summer-music-parkThe Summerland Community Arts Council is hosting Wednesdays on the Water concert series every Wednesday night, 6:30 – 8:30, July 6th – Aug 31st at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. Listeners are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy a different local musician each week.

July 6  South Okanagan Big Band
July 13  Who’s Your Daddy
July 20  Penticton Concert Band
July 27  Good Enough for Dad
Aug 3 Flashback
Aug 10 TBA
Aug 17 Sax Among Friends
Aug 24 Zig Zag Blues Band
Aug 31 TBA

Aug
25
Thu
Park n Play @ City of Kelowna
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Park & Play runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m./dusk on weeknights all summer long at a variety of parks throughout Kelowna with games and activities suitable for all ages.

Park n Play Schedule.

Park Location Day & Dates
Loseth Park 1535 Loseth Dr. Monday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ben Lee Park 900 Houghton Rd. Tuesday, July 5, 12*, 19 & 26
Curlew Park 5120 Lark St. Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Blair Pond Park 333 Clifton Rd. Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28*
Jack Robertson Park 1655 Willow Cres. Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Davie Park 300 Davie Rd. Monday, August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Cameron Park 2345 Richter St. Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23*
Sumac Park 372 Phipps Cres. Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sonora Park 1634 Sonora Dr. Thursday, August 4, 11*, 18 & 25
Quarry Park 4882 Quarry Ct. Friday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Events marked with * are in conjunction with Parks Alive! and also include musical entertainment. Visit festivalskelowna.com for the entertainment schedule.

For more information about Kelowna’s free community events including Park & Play and Dancing in the Park, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or look for Park & Play and Dancing in the Park on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.

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Aug
26
Fri
Park n Play @ City of Kelowna
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Park & Play runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m./dusk on weeknights all summer long at a variety of parks throughout Kelowna with games and activities suitable for all ages.

Park n Play Schedule.

Park Location Day & Dates
Loseth Park 1535 Loseth Dr. Monday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ben Lee Park 900 Houghton Rd. Tuesday, July 5, 12*, 19 & 26
Curlew Park 5120 Lark St. Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Blair Pond Park 333 Clifton Rd. Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28*
Jack Robertson Park 1655 Willow Cres. Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Davie Park 300 Davie Rd. Monday, August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Cameron Park 2345 Richter St. Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23*
Sumac Park 372 Phipps Cres. Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sonora Park 1634 Sonora Dr. Thursday, August 4, 11*, 18 & 25
Quarry Park 4882 Quarry Ct. Friday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Events marked with * are in conjunction with Parks Alive! and also include musical entertainment. Visit festivalskelowna.com for the entertainment schedule.

For more information about Kelowna’s free community events including Park & Play and Dancing in the Park, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or look for Park & Play and Dancing in the Park on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.

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Aug
31
Wed
Wednesdays on the Water – Music in Summerland @ Peach Orchard Park
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

summerland-summer-music-parkThe Summerland Community Arts Council is hosting Wednesdays on the Water concert series every Wednesday night, 6:30 – 8:30, July 6th – Aug 31st at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. Listeners are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy a different local musician each week.

July 6  South Okanagan Big Band
July 13  Who’s Your Daddy
July 20  Penticton Concert Band
July 27  Good Enough for Dad
Aug 3 Flashback
Aug 10 TBA
Aug 17 Sax Among Friends
Aug 24 Zig Zag Blues Band
Aug 31 TBA

Sep
18
Sun
Community panic celebrates farmers, family and the harvest @ Eastwood Organics Farm
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

soil-mate-picnicSoil Mate, an online platform that harnesses the power of the web and social media to connect local communities with their local farmers, raisers and producers, is holding its second annual Soil Mate Family Picnic, supported by Valley First. Soil Mate and Valley First invites the local community to join in celebrating the end of harvest season and giving thanks to our local farmers.

“Our first ever picnic last year was a great success, and we have built on that to make this one even better” said Matt Gomez, founder of Soil Mate. “There are quite a few layers to this event. One intent is to celebrate our local farmers and the harvest season, thanking them for feeding our families, but just as importantly it is granting our whole community access to a farm, our farmers, and information and resources for them to access more local food and drink options. We’ll even teach you how to can vegetables and make kombucha.”

The event is a ‘bring your own picnic’. If you don’t fancy making your own though, you can pre-purchase a locally sourced basket from the event's webpage. The picnic is held at the beautiful Eastwood Organics Farm, ten minutes from Orchard Park Mall. Aside from the picnic, which will be held in the farms orchard, there will be a wide variety of games, activities and local musicians playing. There will also be a variety of nutritionists and chefs putting on free workshops on kombucha making, as well as canning and preserving.

“There are many great events in the Okanagan aimed at the farm to table and wine audience, But they are not always accessible for everyone in our community" says Gomez. "This event is completely free, and focused on getting anyone interested in local food, health and access to food together to just have some fun at the farm. We made it a ‘bring your own picnic’ so everyone can enjoy the event in whatever way they choose. It’s just an excuse to get out on a nice fall day, see a farm, meet some farmers, access resources, listen to some music and have some fun.”

Despite being named a ‘Family Picnic’, the term is used to describe the community as a family and everyone is welcome; young and old, single and couples, kids and no kids. The event, including all workshops and activities is completely free to attend. It is asked that if you have the means, to bring a food item per attendee for donation to the food bank, via ‘Feed the Valley’.

Follow the Soil Mate Family Picnic online:

Jun
15
Thu
O’Keefe Ranch 150 Birthday Celebration @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

O’Keefe Ranch 150th Birthday Celebration. Join them in celebrating this incredible milestone event. The Ranch is hosting a BBQ lunch, refreshments, and birthday cake for guests. Speeches will be made at approximately 1:00 by local constituents and community members as we share our passion for history and the significance of the O’Keefe Ranch to our community today. Enjoy a tractor ride and good old fashioned games for the whole family. Door prizes and draw prizes also available. This will make for a great photo opportunity for families.

(Regular admission rates apply) Photo by Laurie Carter

 

Jul
21
Fri
See Spiderman in 3D at Grand 10 @ Grand 10 Kelowna
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day


THE BIG SICK
Daily at 12:45, 3:25, 6:45 & 9:25, 14A: Coarse Language

DUNKIRK Daily at 12:40, 1:15, 3:10, 3:45, 6:40, 7:15, 9:10 & 9:45, PG: Violence & Coarse Language

DESPICABLE ME 3 (2D) Fri – Wed Daily at 12:30, 1:20, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:20, 8:50 & 9:30, Thurs at 12:30, 1:20, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30 & 8:50, G: No Warning

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (3D) Daily at 1:00 & 7:00, PG: Violence & Coarse Language  SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2D) Daily at 12:35, 3:35, 3:55, 6:35, 9:35 & 9:55

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 (2D) Daily at 12:50, 3:40, 6:50 & 9:40, PG: Violence & May Frighten Young Children

THE HOUSE Daily at 1:05, 3:20, 7:05 & 9:20, 14A: Coarse & Sexual Language, Violence

GIRLS TRIP Daily at 12:55, 3:50, 6:55 & 9:50, 14A: Nudity, Sexual Content, Coarse & Sexual Language

 

THE BIG SICK: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani knows his traditional Muslim family would be unhappy with his relationship with his American girlfriend, Emily (Zoe Kazan) — if they knew. Emily finds out that Kumail hasn't told his parents about her and that if he does, they'll disown him. Their relationship falters. When Emily is admitted to the hospital for a mysterious infection that is so serious the doctors want to induce a coma, Kumail immediately calls her parents — Beth (Holly Hunter) and Terry (Ray Romano). Although they're chilly at first and try to get rid of him, Kumail stays by Emily's bedside, especially as they learn more about Emily's frightening condition. (Elevation)

DUNKIRK: In 1940, during the early days of World War II, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and Canada find themselves trapped on the beach of the French coastal town of Dunkirk as they face an impossible crisis. They've been cut off and surrounded by ruthless German Nazi troops. Over the course of eight days, the men must struggle to survive and hope for rescue. Starring: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney. (Warner Bros.)

DESPICABLE ME 3 (2D): Gru discovers from his mother that he has a twin brother, Dru, whom he's never met. Dru was given to his father to raise after their parents' divorce. Brothers Gru and Dru (both voiced by Steve Carell) finally reunite. Meanwhile, former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) has been bitter since puberty, when his TV series was abruptly cancelled. To exact revenge for what he sees were unjustified wrongdoings, he hatches a plan for world domination. To stop him, Gru, Gru’s wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig), their children, Gru's long-lost twin brother and the Minions must band together. Also voices by: Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove. (Universal)

SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING (2D/3D): Young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is a high school student who lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in a high-rise in Queens. A bit of a misfit, when he discovers his abilities as Spider-Man, he tries to figure out what to do with his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero. He gets advice from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) on how to become an Avenger. However, when he encounters the ruthless Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture (Michael Keaton), the villain threatens Peter, telling the teen that if he interferes with him, he will kill Peter and everyone he loves. With Iron Man's guidance, Peter discovers he has to be more than just what the Spidey suit can do for him in order to fight to protect his loved ones. Also starring: Zendaya Coleman, Jon Favreau, and Donald Glover. (Sony)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (2D): A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds his life on the line when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea — including Captain Jack. In order to survive, Jack seeks out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that empowers whomever possesses it with total control over the seas. Also starring: Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom. (Disney)

THE HOUSE: When their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) gets accepted to Buckley University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) are thrilled beyond belief. However, when they discover that the $401,000 they thought they had for their daughter's college fund doesn't exist, they realize they don't have the money for Alex's tuition. Unwilling to let her know, they listen to their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), who tells them he has a way for them to earn enough money for four years of tuition in one month by starting an illegal casino in his basement, complete with strippers, an 11-year-old DJ and female MMA fighting matches. (Warner Bros.)

GIRLS TRIP: Four lifelong friends (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish) go on a trip to New Orleans for the Crescent City's annual Essence Festival -- where sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (Universal)

ATOMIC BLONDE: MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is the crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service. A cutthroat agent, she's willing to deploy any one of her skills in order to stay alive while on the mission. Lorraine is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the death of a fellow agent, who happened to be a former lover of hers. She's given the task of uncovering the ruthless people behind his murder and of finding out more about the information the slain agent had in his possession. Based on Antony Johnston's 2012 graphic novel of the same name. Also starring: James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones. (Universal)

Aug
30
Wed
Parks Alive! music and movie in the park @ Island Stage, Waterfront Park
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

 Wednesday Night Showcase 

Location: Island Stage, Waterfront Park
August 30 “Music & a Movie” 6:00-9:00 

Bring the whole family along and join us for this classic 80s film and enjoy music from both the 50s and 80s!

6:00 Dragstrip Devils (Rockabilly, 3pc)
7:00 Timbre Wolves (Classic Rock, 4pc)
8:00 Back to the Future! (movie)

Drop by the Winmar booth for some great goodies! 

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