Headed to see Billy Idol

Shawn C. is the lucky winner of Billy Idol tickets.

Castanet recently gave away two tickets to the rock icon's upcoming show at Prospera Place in Kelowna on July 14.

Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip­ curling sneer and fist­ pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played.


Flower Power ticket winner

We recently held a photo contest for a pair of tickets to tour some of the top gardens in Kelowna during the 19th annual Kelowna Garden Tour.

The garden photo sent in by Sylvia B. was randomly drawn, and she's won a pair of tickets for the tour. 

The self-guided tour takes place June 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nine private gardens will be opened up to the public.

Tickets can be purchased through the Flower Power Garden Tour website.


Big Surf June winner

Duncan T is May’s winner in the Big Surf Beer Summer Fun Photo Contest.

Duncan sent in this dynamic shot titled ‘1st Surf.’

Send in your summer fun photos for a chance to be June's winner of a summer shred package consisting of a Big Surf longboard and shorts, sandals, shades and a shirt from ONE Boardshop.

The contest closes June 30.

Click here to submit your entries.

View the gallery of submissions here.

We've had some work done

We're challenging you to push our buttons.

You may notice a few more spots on the Castanet masthead that you can click.

They'll take you to flyers, the AutoMall, our events page, an assortment of webcams and The Tango entertainment site. Also, we’ve added Facebook and Twitter icons linking to our social media, as well as news tips and contact us icons in the top right corner.

"They're part of a handful of changes to the website that we hope will better your experience," said Jon Manchester, director of content at Castanet. 

We've also streamlined our events listings.

It's now easier to navigate through the calendar, and we made it easier to quickly see main events happening in our town.

"If you click on events, you'll see we've simplified it substantially," said Manchester. 

The items within are categorized, with our "favourites" highlighted at the top of each section.

Stay tuned for a few more upcoming changes to the way you navigate Castanet.

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