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Downtown Kelowna is host to many exciting events all through the year. Whether hosted by the Association, the city, or other businesses or partners you’re sure to find something fun to do in #downtownkelowna. Find out more about what’s happening below.

March 3, 2022

Breakfast to Remember

Join business and community leaders from across B.C. to help support people affected by dementia at the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Breakfast to Remember. This vital fundraiser features a keynote address and live Q&A with Dr. Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and #1 international and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice. The virtual event is slated for 7:30 – 9 a.m. on March 3, 2022. Visit BreakfastToRemember.ca to learn more and purchase tickets.

February 15, 2022

RCA Presents: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with special guests Digging Roots

The Rotary Centre for the Arts is proud to present Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on their Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Tour, with special guests, Digging Roots. This event is sponsored by PARC Retirement Living, with funding from the BC Touring Council, BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia.

Having recently marked their twenty-fifth anniversary as a band, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are currently touring in support of their ninth studio album, King of This Town. Long regarded as one of the finest roots-rock acts in North America, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are still digging in and finding the sweet spots: making friend with the ghosts of poets, harmonizing with the voices in fields, and swinging for the fences.

This show is currently on sale at 50% capacity. As public health orders permit, capacity will be increased. All public health orders in place on February 15 will be followed.

February 13, 2022

RCA Presents: An Evening with Mary Walsh

RCA Presents: An Evening with Mary Walsh. Sunday, February 13, 7:30 PM in the Mary Irwin Theatre.⁠

In this unique performance, Canadian cultural icon, comedienne, and social activist Mary Walsh will perform some of her best comedic bits and most popular characters from Dancing With Rage, CODCO, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, along with up-to-the-minute local political satire. Mary Walsh is the recipient of twenty-five Gemini Awards and the Order of Canada Award. In 2012, she received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.⁠

This show is sponsored by PARC Retirement living, with funding from the BC Touring Council, the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Kelowna.⁠

⁠EARLY BIRD OFFER: Until January 4, 2022, use the promo code MARY2022 when purchasing your tickets online to receive $10 off (offer valid while supplies last). ⁠

February 12, 2022

RCA Presents: Moontricks

RCA Presents: Moontricks, live in concert! Saturday, Feb. 12th at 8 PM in the Mary Irwin Theatre.⁠
Co-presented with Footwerk Events. This event is made possible with the support of the BC Touring Council, the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Kelowna.

Nestled deep in the beautiful Kootenay mountains of Western Canada lies the home of Moontricks, a duo whose timeless sound captures the essence of their rugged roots. Combining their love of folk, blues, and electronic music, Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman are blazing their own trail, merging musical worlds previously unacquainted and capturing audiences along the way.⁠

⁠From rural beginnings to global festival stages, this humble duo is now taking on the world. Dazzling audiences with their infectious vibe and unmistakable rhythm, Moontricks are clear proof that originality and passion can spark a creative odyssey.⁠

February 5, 2022

JEREMY HOTZ THE MARQUIS DE SAD TOUR

JEREMY HOTZ

THE MARQUIS DE SAD TOUR

Saturday, February 5 at the Kelowna Community Theatre in Kelowna.

Tickets are $55.00 and $45.00 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges)

Available at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street

Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.

Canadian-born Jeremy Hotz is one of the most unique stand-up comics working today.  With stellar performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs, sold out Canadian tours, plus performances in the USA, Europe and Australia, he continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.

The Gemini Award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer, fondly referred to as “the master of misery” is following 2019’s sell-out Dangerously Handsome tour with his latest production JEREMY HOTZ - THE MARQUIS DE SAD TOUR.

With an impressive career to date, Hotz’s resume includes standing ovation appearances at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (2002) in Montreal where he has appeared on their prestigious Gala and filmed for TV. He was voted Best Performer by the “Globe and Mail” (2005) and Best in Fest by the “Montreal Gazette” (2008).  Bolstered by his debut appearance on The Late Show and five appearances on The Tonight Show Jeremy has received major development deals from CBS, DISNEY and COMEDY CENTRAL.  The list goes on with numerous film and TV credits.

For more about Jeremy Hotz please visit: www.jeremyhotz.com; Facebook; YouTube; Twitter; Instagram.

January 25, 2022

Eleanor Deckert's Memoir Writing Method Workshop

Back by popular demand!

In this 4-part virtual workshop, Eleanor will share her unique Memoir Writing Method with beginners and challenge writers who have attempted memoir writing to improve the reader's experience.

There is a weekly Tuesday and Wednesday session. Visit our calendar and sign up for whichever one works best for you. If they are full, we will be running more sessions in February. https://orl.evanced.info/signup/calendar?&lib=1006

After 5

Part networking event, part foodgasm, this smorgasbord for the soul takes place in various venues in Downtown Kelowna.

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Block Party

SHOP great vendors and local retailers. ENJOY the atmosphere. EAT at a downtown restaurant or grab a snack from a Food Truck. PLAY in the kids zone. DANCE to the music at one of our stages – with a variety of acts there is something for everyone!

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