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2018 OASIS SYMPOSIUM

The 2018 OASIS Symposium and workshops will be held on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday April 29th at Okanagan College and the OASIS Art Show will be held the month of July at the Peachland Art Gallery  The Art show will be a National show open to all Active, AFCA and SFCA members of the Federation of Canadian Artists from across Canada.

For more details and to enter the OASIS National Art Show click here!

The 2018 OASIS Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the Okanagan College Theatre followed by Workshops on Sunday, April 29th in the Centre for Learning Building E.  You are welcome to attend just the Symposium or to take in both days.  The workshops have limited registration and tend to fill quickly.

More information, schedule, and tickets can be found here.

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A French Village Experience

for artists and beginners, photographers, scrap
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 “Sip & Paint” – Fall 2018

South of France – September 5 to 15, 2018

“French Village Art Experience”

The third annual gathering for those interested in village life in the South of France, great food and wine – with some superb sketching and painting opportunities – if you are interested – please contact: Sallie Johnson – 250-317-9868 or salliejohnson@shaw.ca

Come and discover the charm of small French villages and spend 10 days sketching, painting, scrap booking, journaling, photographing or just
soaking up the ambiance and culture.
We will find your accommodation, collect you from the airport and drive you around to our favourite destinations. There will be wine tasting, meals by the sea and camaraderie. New friends, new sights and new experiences as well as mentoring in ink and watercolour for those who are interested.
Malcolm Johnson is a watercolour artist who is inspired by the light and colour of French villages. He and his wife, Sallie, have spent the last twelve summers in their village house in Montagnac.
If you are interested in a real artistic adventure for more details please contact by email: salliejohnson@shaw.ca.

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PETAL PARTY

Saturday June 9th – 1 to 3 pm – Banquet Rm., Peachland Community Centre

CANCELLED

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2018 PEACHLAND ART AND GARDEN TOUR

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2018 PEACHLAND ROSE SHOW AND TEA


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The 8th annual Peachland Rose Show and Tea is being held on Saturday, June 23 from 11-4 pm in the Peachland Community Centre.

Rose Show entries will be accepted from 7:15 -9:15 the morning of the show. Entry Tags can be purchased on Friday from 4-6 pm or Saturday morning for 25 cents each. Copies of the show catalogue/schedule are available in the Peachland Art Gallery or at this website.

Besides enjoying the beautiful roses, visitors can munch on sandwiches, sweets and tea/coffee in a china cup and saucer. A donation of $5 is suggested.

Other features include an art show, rainbow auction and knowledgeable Master Gardeners who will answer your gardening questions. Plan to attend this unique show on June 23 and bring a friend.

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First SWAC Annual General Meeting

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Our first Annual General Meeting is coming up Monday April 18th, at 6:30 pm in the  Lions Hall – 2466 Main Street, Westbank.

If you know you can make it, please RSVP via email. Come down and meet the directors, share your thoughts and ideas with the council, and get a sneak peek of what we have in store for 2016! Hope to see you there!

The arts council is looking for new board directors, including a Treasurer! If you or someone you know is passionate about their community let us know! Resumé and cover letter can be sent to swacarts@gmail.com.


CITY OF KELOWNA

2017 Creative Spaces Summit at The Laurel Packinghouse

1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

Kelowna hosts 2017 Creative Spaces Summit

Tuesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

The 2017 Creative Spaces Summit will be held on Tuesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street.
In 2016, more than 200 local artists shared information about the spaces they work in, challenges they were encountering in accessing creative spaces, and ideas for change.
The purpose of the summit is to share findings from these consultations and continue the conversation about creative spaces in Kelowna. The event features speakers from three successful creative hubs in Vancouver, and the opportunity to learn about new projects and resources in Kelowna, which might help artists improve their access to creative spaces.
“Kelowna’s arts community is growing and changing,” says Sandra Kochan, Cultural Services Manager. “Existing arts production spaces are in high demand. As we plan for the future, it’s important to understand what artists need, and explore new models and solutions. This event builds on the work done last year, and creates another opportunity to talk about solutions.”
Also featured is a presentation about SpaceFinder BC, a free online service that matches artists and art organizations with spaces that fit their needs. SpaceFinder BC is a free-to-list, free-to-search online database that enables artists and arts organizations to search for creative spaces that meet their needs in terms of location, amenities, availability, pricing, and more. Venues can create listings with photos, rental rates and equipment, and upload a digital calendar to the site so that bookings can be made directly through the SpaceFinder platform.
For more information about SpaceFinder BC, visit spacefinderbc.org.
The Summit is free, but registration is requested through Eventbrite.
Free parking at the Library Parkade is available for up to 30 participants. Attendees can contact Caroline Ivey at civey@kelowna.ca to arrange a spot.
For more information on arts, culture and heritage in the city, visit kelowna.ca/culture.
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WESTBANK MUSEUM

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PEACHLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The following publications are currently available for purchase from the Peachland Museum on Beach Avenue. You can download the list HERE.

Books on the history of Peachland

The Story of Peachland, 3rd edition, by Don Wigfield (2018)

This 91-page book covers the chronological history of Peachland, arranged largely by decade.  It also has several chapters on the history prior to the founding of the town in 1898, such as the Fur Brigade Trail, and the events that made the creation of communities on Okanagan Lake viable.

Peachland:  A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years, by Richard Smith (2008)

This book was produced as a centennial project of the Peachland Historical Society and contains many early photographs from the author’s personal collection

The Chronicles of Peachland:  History of the Years from the beginning until 1983 (2017)

This book is a reissue of the first 210 pages of the classic (and now out-of-print) Peachland Memories volumes, containing the memories of the Peachland pioneers still alive in the early 1980’s.  This is the purely historical section of these volumes.  Unlike the original books, this new issue is now fully indexed, allowing the reader to more easily find desired information.

The Chronicles of Peachland:  History of the Years 1984–2012 (2013)

This 278-page volume, with 78 articles on different aspects of Peachland life was produced by the Peachland Historical Society in 2013 to update Peachland happenings in the 30 years from the time that Peachland Memories was completed in 1983.  Fully indexed, the book was the work of 43 different authors, each writing about the events or society on which they were directly involved.

Peachland:  100 Years of Council Meetings (multi-authored)

This book was the centennial project of the municipal staff and captures important or amusing items from meetings of Peachland Council over the years.

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The Roads of Peachland:  the Historical Origin of their Names, 2nd edition, by Don Wigfield (2011)

This first edition of this book, now sold out, contains the background to all the road names in Peachland, the majority of which honour individuals or families who have made a difference in enhancing the quality of life in Peachland.  The second edition, expected to be available in fall 2018, will expand the information to include both new roads built since 2011, as well as names for future roads that have been approved by Council.

The Pioneer Families of Peachland

This book will be a reissue of the family sections of Peachland Memories (pages 211-346 of Volume I and all of Volume II).  It will also contains a full index – the absence of which was a severe drawback to using the original volumes.  This index is currently in preparation and it is hoped that the book will be available in early 2019.

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TEA AT THE TOP OF THE FUR BRIGADE TRAIL

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Our Okanagan!

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Heritage Week 2017

My Canada! My BC! My Okanagan!

February 13 – 19Â

Monday, February 13, 2017

3pm

Benvoulin Church

 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna

Introduction

Music by Wentworth Music students

Heritage Week events & activities

Poem by Rawle James

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Refreshments in Reid Hall

Art & Heritage Exhibits

Okanagan Syilx art from SD#23

Mount Boucherie student’s artwork

Kelowna Genealogical Society

Event by donation. Please RSVP to cohs@telus.net

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Our Heritage Week feature image this year is “Sacred Spotted Lake” by Okanagan artist David Wilson.
In this painting he captures the holistic nature of our heritage and connections throughout the Okanagan Valley with the sacred lake of the Okanagan People.
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FRESH OUTLOOK SOCIETY

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting a Fresh Dialogues event March 15th entitled Canadian History: An Alternative Take on the Past for a New View of the Future. Keynote presenter Alexandre Trudeau will be joined by Duane Thomson, Wayne Wilson, Sharron Simpson, and Ken Mather to explore how we can apply what we’ve learned from the past to future decision-making for more sustainable communities.

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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN

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PENTICTON

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OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

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Creative Minds – January 2018

Creative Minds – January 2018

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 SUMMERLAND

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THE ARTS PALLETTE

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For the full story on the above documentary and HBC Trail please click HERE

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SUMMERLAND ARTS CENTRE

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summerland Arts Centre

 

Spring is right around the corner and the Summerland Arts Centre is pleased to present “After School Kids Art Classes for kids 8 and up. You’ll learn all about making art with paihnts, pastels and clay! The cost for 8 sessions is $96 and drop in fee of $15 is also available. Register at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9525 Wharton Street. For more information, call 250-494-4494 or email: admin@summerlandarts.com

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The Trail of the Okanagans AGM

Tuesday, June 26th – 7 pm

The Sage Theatre, 2nd floor of the Summerland Seniors Centre

1283 Atkinson Road in Summerland.

Randy Manuel, a renowned local historian and former curator the the Penticton Museum, will present “Paths, Trails and Roads that opened up the South Okanagan” and Tim Dickinson, ultra distance runner, will talk about his recent 300km run around Okanagan Lake.

Have you ever wondered if you could walk or bike from Peachland to Kelowna, or how about Peachland to Summerland? Not on the highway but on trails, quiet side roads –  stopping at local cafe’s or pubs – staying at a lakeshore inn or a fabulous B&B – experiencing the beauty and history of our incredible valley.

Now think bigger – what about a trail that connects all the communities from Osoyoos to Sicamous.  Well it is in the works.  The Trail of the Okanagans based in Summerland in liaison with Trail 2000 out of West Kelowna, Rails to Trails out of Kelowna, and all the others further north and south are working together to make this happen. Follow us on Facebook – Trail of the Okanagans for up to date information.  Come join this exciting project.

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