Upcoming Community Events

If you have an event in the Okanagan Valley that you would like to post, please fill out this form on our Upcoming Community Events Form page.

Community Farmers Markets:

Armstrong Farmers Market
April 2018 – Novmeber 2018
Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm
IPE Fairgrounds

Coldstream Farmers Market
All Year
Fridays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
9909 Kalamalka Road

Holistic Market Okanagan
January 28th 2018 – December 2018
Every fourth Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
www.holisticmarket.ca

Kingfisher Farmers’ Market
July 2018 – August 2018
Wednesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
3337 Mabel Lake Road, Enderby

Lake Country Farmers Market
June 2018 – September 2018
Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Shalwell Park, 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Park
www.lakecountryfarmersmarket.webs.com

Lumby Public Market
May 12th 2018 – October 13th 2018
Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Whitevalley Community Park Oval
 www.lumbymarket.com

Oliver Country Market A-Fair
June 2018 – October 2018
Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Lion’s Park

Osoyoos Market on Main
June 2018 – August 2018
Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Town Square, Main Street
www.osoyoosmarketonmain.ca

Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market
May 2018 – September 2018
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Park, Beach Avenue
www.peachlandfarmersandcraftersmarket.ca

Penticton Farmers’ Market
May 2018 – October 2018
Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:00pm
100 Block Main Street
www.pentictonfarmersmarket.org

Vernon Summer Farmers Market
April 2018 – October 2018
Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Kal Tire Place
www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca

Vernon Indoor Farmer’s Market
December 2017 –  March 23rd 2018
Fridays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Kal Tire Place
www.calendar.tourismvernon.com

West Bank Farmers Market
June 30th 2018 – September 15th 2018
Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Westridge Shopping Centre
www.westbankfarmersmarket.com

January 2018:

January is:

  • Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • National Non-Smoking Week, January 15th – January 21st

January: Money, Mind  & Transformation. A powerful and enriching five week workshop that past participants report has changed their relationship with money. Through awareness practice, reflection and exercises, explore the obstacles that have prevented you from experiencing a more fulfilling, resourceful and prosperous life. Cost is $129. Advance registration is required. For more information on dates in Kelowna or Money Coaching in general, email sharonedavison@gmail.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com.

January 8th:  Offering Blessing and Green Tara Buddhist sadhana practice with Lama Sharon Tashi Namgyal. Beginning with a land blessing, then an offering practice, we will move into a Green Tara sadhana practice. Green Tara is for healing, fearlessness and compassionate activity in the world. 7:30pm – 9:00pm by donation. Location is Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. Please email sharonedavison@gmail.com for more details.

January 15th- March 12th: Mindful Living Course in Kelowna. Join this 8 week course learning mindfulness meditation and other awareness practices to reduce stress and increase well-being. Monday evenings, 7:15pm – 8:45pm with no class on Family Day. Location is Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. Registration in advance is required. Please email sharonedavison@gmail.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.

January 30th- February 4th: Over The Hill Downhill. Take part in 1 – 2 – 3 or all 4 days of our Over the Hill Downhill training camps. If you are competing in the Over The Hill Downhill event, this camp will give you a leg up on the competition. Meet other competitors, receive expert coaching and have a fantastic experience at the same time. February 3rd, Over the Hill Downhill Qualifying Day. February 4th, Over the Hill Downhill Race Day. Register here: www.skisilverstar.com

January 27th:  Carve Out Addiction. Big White has teamed up with Teen Challenge to help raise awareness about substance abuse amongst youth in British Columbia. Carve Out Addiction is a fundraising ski/snowboard-a-thon that encourages guests to spend the day on the slopes for a good cause. A day of skiing or snowboarding on the slopes with a race event taking place on the boardercross track. Registration includes an awards dinner where the biggest fundraiser and winner of the day will be announced and draw prizes will be given out. Visit www.bigwhite.com to register.

January 27th:  Slopes for Hope at SilverStar Mountain Resort. This fundraising event raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Join a group of skiers and snowboarders as they attempt to ski the vertical climb of Mt Everest (29,029 feet) in one day whilst raising money for cancer research. From 9:00am – 2:00pm. Funds raised through Slopes for Hope SilverStar will help the Canadian Cancer Society continue to fund vital cancer research, lead the way in prevention initiatives, and compassionate support programs for people facing cancer today. Visit www.skisilverstar.com to register.

February 2018:

February is:

  • Heart Month
  • World Cancer Day, February 4th
  • Valentines Day, February 14th
  • International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15th
  • Pink Shirt Day, February 22nd

February 2nd- 11th: 58th Annual Vernon Winter Carnival. This year’s theme is “Carnival in Wonderland”. Vernon Winter Carnival is one of the largest events of its kind in Western Canada. With the 2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition, North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, Winter Carnival Blues Festival, the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade and much more! Visit vernonwintercarnival.com for more event information.

February 4th- 8th: 2018 Para World Snowboard World Cup at Big White. For the 6th year in a row Big White plays host to para snowboard athletes from around the world. Don’t miss out on this last stop on the world cup tour before the athletes head to the Para Oylmpic games in Korea in March. Visit www.bigwhite.com for more event information.

February 24th:  Kelowna Cup at Big White. Starting at 8:00am this fun, family-friendly race is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. It’s in the form of a psychic slalom, whereby each participant lays down a time on their first run and then predicts the time for their second run based on that. The closest prediction wins! The race will be held on Lower Speculation. Don’t forget your costumes – prizes will be awarded for “Best Dressed”. Visit www.bigwhite.com to register.

March 2018:

March is:

  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th

March 3rd: SilverStar 60 XC Race. In celebration of SilverStar’s 60th Birthday, the mountain is re-entering the XC race circuit with a 60km loppet, a 20km race and a 3km race. More information coming soon, visit www.skisilverstar.com for more details and to register.

March 7th:  Transforming Your Money Mindset. Would you like to understand what influences your money behaviors? Begin to change your money mindset and have a healthy relationship with money. Attend this evening at the Johnson Bentley Centre in West Kelowna with Sharon e. Davison.  From 6:30pm – 8:00pm for $35, Call the John Bentley Centre to register: 250-768-4442. sharonedavison.com.

March 14th:  Wealth Wednesday Lunch & Learn – Budgeting, through Balance Well-Being Inc. Join Sharon and Shawna in Kelowna to learn and talk about money matters on the second Wednesday of each month. Tickets and more details at balancewell-being.comsharonedavison.com.

March 26th:  More Mindfulness. Mindfulness Meditation Sessions – two sitting, one walking silent meditations with other related activities. On Mondays, March 26th, April 9th, 16th & 23rd. From 7:15pm – 9:00pm at the Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. Details and cost at sharonedavison.com and email Sharon at sharonedavison@gmail.com to register.

April 2018:

April is:

  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • Daffodil Days: Cancer Awareness
  • World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd
  • World Health Day, April 7th

April:  More Mindfulness. Mindfulness Meditation Sessions – two sitting, one walking silent meditations with other related activities. On Mondays, March 26th, April 9th, 16th & 23rd. From 7:15pm – 9:00pm at the Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. Details and cost at sharonedavison.com and email Sharon at sharonedavison@gmail.com to register.

April 4th: Mindfulness for Stress Reduction & Well-Being. An 8-week series working with mindfulness meditation, self reflection and light stretching. Wednesday’s, April 4th – May 30th at the Johnson Bentley Centre in West Kelowna, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Call the John Bentley Centre to register: 250-768-4442. sharonedavison.com.

April 11th: Wealth Wednesday Lunch & Learn – Retirement, through Balance Well-Being Inc. Join Sharon and Shawna in Kelowna to learn and talk about money matters on the second Wednesday of each month. Tickets and more details at balancewell-being.comsharonedavison.com.

April 12th: Golden Years: Ageing and Sageing. Our experience can be the foundation for ageing well and wisely; we can either let life age us or let it sage us. Which do you choose? Attend this evening at the Johnson Bentley Centre in West Kelowna with Sharon e. Davison.  From 6:30pm – 8:00pm for $35, Call the John Bentley Centre to register: 250-768-4442. sharonedavison.com.

April 21st - 22nd: 2nd Annual Okanagan Eats Food Show. This 2018 event will once again welcome vendors, guest speakers, chefs, restaurateurs, growers, producers and presenters. It will be a journey from farm to table, vine to vineyard. With an exciting live stage featuring Masterchef contestants and local favourites, this year promises to be bigger and better! 551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna. Visit www.tourismkelowna.com for more information and ticket details.

April 25th: Mindful Tools & Practices for Stress Reduction. Develop well-being skills in this workshop offered by Balance Well-Being Inc, featuring Sharon e. Davison. Wednesday, April 25th in Kelowna, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. General Admittance $28, visit www.eventbrite.ca for your tickets.

May 2018:

May is:

  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Week, May 1st – May 7th
  • National Child and Youth Mental Health Day, May 7th

May 5th: Walking in Mindfulness: A Morning in West Kelowna. Many have heard of sitting meditation, yet walking meditation has many benefits. Join this morning at the John Bentley Centre in West Kelowna to learn about walking meditation with Sharon e. Davison. From 9:30am – 11:30am for $35, Call the John Bentley Centre to register: 250-768-4442. sharonedavison.com.

May 9th: Wealth Wednesday Lunch & Learn – Investment, through Balance Well-Being Inc. Join Sharon and Shawna in Kelowna to learn and talk about money matters on the second Wednesday of each month. Tickets and more details at balancewell-being.comsharonedavison.com.

May 10th: Transforming Your Money Mindset. Would you like to understand what influences your money behaviors? Begin to change your money mindset and have a healthy relationship with money. Attend this evening at the Johnson Bentley Centre in West Kelowna with Sharon e. Davison.  From 6:30pm – 8:00pm for $35, Call the John Bentley Centre to register: 250-768-4442. sharonedavison.com.

May 20th: Peach City Half Marathon & 10km. Starting at 8:00am at 214 Main Street, Penticton. The start and finish locations are at the West end of Skaha Beach Promenade. The Start area is approximately 200 meters further west of the Finish Line. Visit www.peachcityhalf.com to register.

May 25th – 27th: Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners/Beginner Mind Retreat. Attend this weekend residential retreat, grounded in the MBSR (mindfulness based stress prediction program) with mindfulness meditation practice, personal reflection and awareness of the body, for stress reduction and well-being. Friday dinner to Sunday afternoon. Located at Seton House of Prayer overlooking Okanagan Lake. Registration in advance is required. To register contact sharonedavison@gmail.com or www.sharonedavison.com
for more details.

June 2018:

June is:

  • National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  • Men’s Health Week, June 10th – June 17th
  • National Health & Fitness Day, June 2nd

June 13th: Wealth Wednesday Lunch & Learn – Cash Flow, through Balance Well-Being Inc. Join Sharon and Shawna in Kelowna to learn and talk about money matters on the second Wednesday of each month. Tickets and more details at balancewell-being.comsharonedavison.com.

July 2018:

July is:

  • National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
  • Canada Day, July 1st
  • World Chocolate Day, July 7th
  • International Self-Care Day, July 24th

July 22nd:  L’Alpe de Grand Blanc. This 60km road bike ride, from Kelowna to Big White, is an incredible challenge for any cyclist. The ride is a fully-supported event with multiple rest stops and refreshments along the route, making this ride open to cyclists of all ages and abilities – from casual to competitive! The ride will feature 2 distances: the full length 60 km ride, and a short 9.8 km hill climb for juniors/youth starting at Gem Lake parking lot and ending at the same finish line. From 9:00am – 2:00pm. Visit www.bigwhite.com to register.

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