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Community Farmers Markets:
Armstrong Farmers Market
April 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Coldstream Farmers Market
Fridays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
9909 Kalamalka Road
Holistic Market Okanagan
January 15th 2017 – December 2017
Every fifth Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Kingfisher Farmers’ Market
July 2017 – August 2017
Wednesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
3337 Mabel Lake Road, Enderby
Lake Country Farmers Market
June 2017 – September 2017
Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Shalwell Park, 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Park
Lumby Public Market
May 13th 2017 – October 14th 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Whitevalley Community Park Oval
Oliver Country Market A-Fair
June 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Osoyoos Market on Main
May 6th 2017 – September 30th 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Town Square, Main Street
Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market
May 28th 2017 – September 24th 2017
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Park, Beach Avenue
Penticton Farmers’ Market
April 2017 – October 2017
100 Block Main Street
Vernon Summer Farmers Market
April 20th 2017 – October 2017
Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Kal Tire Place
Vernon Indoor Farmer’s Market
January 2017 – February 2017
Fridays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Kal Tire Place
West Bank Farmers Market
July 1st 2017 – September 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Westridge Shopping Centre
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
- National Diabetes Month
- Epilepsy Awareness Month
- Remembrance Day, November 11th
- National Stress Awareness Day, November 1st
November 4th- 5th: Kelowna Wellness Fair. A popular annual fair that showcases health and wellness products and services. From weight loss products to chiropractors, spiritual healers, counselors, essential oils, massage therapists and so much more. The fair is free to the public, with free welcome bags and a prize table. At the Parkinson Recreation Centre, Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Visit www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com for more details.
November 5th: A morning of Kindfulness. Come together with others to practice Mindfulness Meditation for calming the mind and relaxing the body, and then continue with a loving-kindness practice to cultivate friendliness towards yourself and others. Sunday 9:30am – 1:00pm at Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. $30 (subsidy available for low income). Come by yourself or bring a friend. Registration in advance is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.
November 5th: The North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run – Penticton. The route, above Naramata, offers beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and the Naramata vineyards. 20km solo run, or 20km relay (team of 2), 10km each. Visit www.dirtyfeet.ca for more information and to register.
November 18th: SilverStar’s Nordic Opening Day. New 5km of new classic trails and green connector trails to Sovereign Lake. At SilverStar Ski Resort. For more information visit, www.skisilverstar.com.
November 23rd: SilverStar’s Alpine Opening Day. It’s that time of the year again! Get your skis/boards waxed, tuned, and ready to rip the Okanagan’s driest champagne powder. Make sure you get down the the Comet chairlift early as we will be having a competition to see who gets FIRST CHAIR of the season! We will be asking some questions and the first 6 people to get one right wins! In addition to getting first turns of the season, we have some amazing prizes for these winners, you don’t want to miss this! At SilverStar Ski Resort. For more information visit, www.skisilverstar.com.
November 23rd: Big White’s Opening Day. Start snow dancing! Winter is just around the corner and you know what that means – Opening Day! We’ll be celebrating Opening Day with a party at the bottom of the Ridge Rocket Express that includes: live music, free hot chocolate, and lots of Big White giveaways. Plus, Loose and Lucy Moose will also be around to welcome you all back to Big White! At Big White Ski Resort. For more information visit, www.facebook.com/events.
November 24th: Summerland Festival of Lights. This popular Festival brings thousands of people downtown for an evening packed full of entertainment, including: live music, vendors, street performers, Santa, ice carving and more! Come for this 30th annual festival and stay for the weekend, the event is free to attend with activities for all ages. The night will end with a brilliant display of fireworks.
November 26th: Mindful Self-care & Compassion. A one day workshop retreat for professionals in Kelowna. Self-care and self-compassion are competencies needed more in both our personal and professional lives, if we are to meet the demands, challenges and stressors that face us in todays world. Come and learn mindfulness practices and develop a wellness plan. Sunday, 10:00am – 3:30pm at Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street. Cost is $79, registration in advance is required. Please email email@example.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more information.
November 27th - December 18th: Deepening your Meditation. A four week series with traditional and non traditional suggestions to experience more clarity, calm and aliveness in your meditation practice. Monday’s 7:15pm – 9:15pm at Kelowna Yoga House. Cost is $80 for the series (includes handouts) or $25 per session. Advance registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register, or if the cost is prohibitive for you to attend. www.sharonedavison.com.
- World Aids Day
December 1st: Big White Winter Kick Off. To kick off the winter festivities Big White has assembled a massive bonfire in Happy Valley big enough to keep the whole mountain warm! Join us for the lighting of the bonfire at 6:00pm, there will also be a craft station for the kids. Big White will then be lighting up the sky with a firework display at 6:30pm! Starting at 6:00pm. Visit bigwhite.com for more information.
December 2nd: Light Up Big White. Join us at Light Up and don’t miss your chance to see all the colourful lights flicker and dance. There’ll be lasers and carols, fireworks and elves, so grab your warmest sweaters off your shelves. starting at 5:00pm at Big White Ski Resort! Visit bigwhite.com for more information.
December 3rd: Big White Christmas Craft Market. Big White Ski Resort is pleased to announce our very first Christmas Market. This exciting event is kick starting our countdown to the most magical time of year here at Big White, Christmas! The market will feature a wide variety of handmade and locally sourced products from independent vendors as well as the essential Big White Christmas souvenirs! From 8:30am – 4:30pm in the Village Centre Mall. Visit bigwhite.com for more information.
December 8th: SilverStar’s Christmas Light Up. Kick off the 2017 season with us and many activities including a bonfire, marshmallows, live music, fireworks and much more! Visit www.skisilverstar.com for more information.
December 13th: Big Band Concert Fundraiser. The South Okanagan Big Band will be performing a fundraising concert at the Summerland 55 Plus Drop In Centre. Come and listen to your favourite swing era and holiday tunes, filled with dancing, refreshments and door prizes! 9710 Brown Street, Summerland at 7:00pm. Come along and bring a friend, admission by donation.
December 16th- December 25th: Big White Christmas Celebrations. During our Christmas Celebrations we’ve got plenty of special seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. Throughout the month, meet Santa in his workshop and get the perfect family photo with him – or find him on the slopes and shred with him on Christmas Day! On Christmas Eve, you won’t want to miss events like our special Christmas Eve Church Service and our spectacular Christmas Eve Parade. Visit bigwhite.com for more information.
December 24th: Christmas Eve at SilverStar. Join us for one of the biggest, most memorable events of the year! Bring the whole family out to enjoy our spectacular Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks. Watch for Santa as he makes his grand entrance to the village on his way to hand out gifts to all the good little girls and boys in the Village Centre. From 5:00pm – 7:00pm, SilverStar Village Centre. Visit www.skisilverstar.com for more information.
December 31st: New Years Eve at SilverStar. Bring in the New Year with a BANG and be part of the best party of the year! Join in the celebrations as we welcome in our 60th Anniversary and the new year with our spectacular Torchlight Parade and of course an amazing fireworks display! Starting at 5:00pm, SilverStar Village Centre. Visit www.skisilverstar.com for more information.
- 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 email@example.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com.
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. At Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street. Registration in advance is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more information.
- Heart Month
- World Cancer Day, February 4th
- International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15th
- Pink Shirt Day, February 22nd
February: Vernon Winter Carnival.
- National Kidney Month
- National Nutrition Month
- Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
March 2nd- 4th: 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 evening to Sunday afternoon. Seton House of Prayer overlooking Okanagan Lake. Registration in advance is required. Contact email@example.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.