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Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna gears up for Pride Week 2021

The event was previously postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Ballet Kelowna artists present Petrushka. (Kenny Tai)

Ballet Kelowna returns to stage with brand-new program

As venues begin to open up, the dance company is preparing to return on stage

It’s spa day over at the Peskelly skeleton house in Trout Creek. (Facebook)

Popular Summerland skeleton display welcome baby girl

Dr. Bones delivers skeleton baby on Trout Creek lawn

(OOMM Games/Kickstarter)

‘People really want this game’: Kelowna boardgame gets full support and more

The new board game is set in a fantasy world where you will build a new town

(OOMM Games/Kickstarter)
Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
In the daylight, they’re not so scary but wait until the sun goes down at the Kelowna Corn Maze. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
In the daylight, they’re not so scary but wait until the sun goes down at the Kelowna Corn Maze. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
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Artist Sandeep Johal in her “bedroom” at Surrey Art Gallery, in a new exhibit of her textiles, paintings, drawings and animation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Artist’s Kelowna bedroom re-imagined with South Asian role models at Surrey gallery

Sandeep Johal revisits ‘what my life could have been like had I known about these women’

Artist Sandeep Johal in her “bedroom” at Surrey Art Gallery, in a new exhibit of her textiles, paintings, drawings and animation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)

16-year-old West Kelowna singer wins Okanagan’s Got Talent

Two years later, the Okanagan-wide contest comes to an end in Lake Country

West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)
The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is bringing back its Fall Live Concert series this October. (Contributed)

Rotary Centre for the Arts brings back fall concert series to Kelowna

The lineup includes a variety of genres, including bluegrass, cuban-soul, country and folk-pop

The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is bringing back its Fall Live Concert series this October. (Contributed)
Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)

Thanks to the B.C. vax card, Denim on the Diamond still a go in Kelowna

Those hoping to attend the event will need to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)
The Rotary Centre for the Arts announced its full lineup for the festival, which is set to take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22. The festival showcases films that explore the lives and experiences of LGBTQ2S+ people. (Contributed)

Kelowna LGBTQ2S+ film festival returns for its third year

The festival will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22

The Rotary Centre for the Arts announced its full lineup for the festival, which is set to take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22. The festival showcases films that explore the lives and experiences of LGBTQ2S+ people. (Contributed)
The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required to enter Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Starting Sept. 17, all guests, staff and employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Kelowna’s One Peak Creative has produced another ad for a Ryan Reynolds-owned company — this time, using audio technology to digitally reconstruct his voice. (One Peak Creative/Instagram)

Kelowna production company digitally recreates Ryan Reynolds’s voice for ad

One Peak Creative was previously lauded by Reynolds for their ad for his Aviation American Gin

Kelowna’s One Peak Creative has produced another ad for a Ryan Reynolds-owned company — this time, using audio technology to digitally reconstruct his voice. (One Peak Creative/Instagram)
(Contributed)

‘Contagiously happy dude’: Kelowna film crew follows life of man born without arms or legs

The documentary called Chris Koch: Make Life Happen, premieres on Aug. 25 on AMI-tv

(Contributed)
Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)

Kelowna Fringe Festival returns to Central Okanagan this fall after year-long pandemic hiatus

The Kelowna Fringe Festival will feature 26 vastly different performances from comedic to touching

Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)
Cindy Kao plays the violin during Kelowna’s Ocean Roaring performance at Tugboat Bay Beach on Aug. 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Ocean Roaring performance at Kelowna’s Tugboat Bay Beach

The 20-minute performance had only been performed in Vancouver before

Cindy Kao plays the violin during Kelowna’s Ocean Roaring performance at Tugboat Bay Beach on Aug. 6. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)

After a bumpy pandemic, Kelowna theatre groups are ready for the spotlight

Innovation allowed these theatres to survive the pandemic, now they are planning their return to normal

Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)