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Whats On

What's on?

Wow. Our small city seems to be growing up. I've been doing this column for three years now and each week there is more and more going on. 
Here is a sampling of some of the highlight events coming to town.

Canadian Folk Music icon Valdy is coming to Lake Country on March 5th and will be raising funds for Camp Owassi.

One of our Talented Kelowna winners are hitting the stage this weekend. Winter Provincial are playing a free show at the Train Station Pub this Friday night at 8pm:

For those who don't know the Trainstation Pub is one of Kelowna's newest live music venues. They also have a unique Sunday afternoon Jazz performance between 12-3pm. This Sunday they have Anna Jacyszan Trio. She will be joined by some of our top local Jazz performers in town Neville Bowman and Bernie Addington.

You may recall that Anna is also the host of the monthly Jazz Cafe held at the Black Box each week:

Obviously you probably all heard that Sting is coming to town. It was also recently announced that comedian and ex husband of Drew Barrymore, Tom Green, is coming to Kelowna.
Tickets go on sale this Friday (Jan 25th) at 10am.

Local filmmaker, Marc Arellano is all set to release his latest film: “Spinning Green”. Its being launched during the World Film Festival right here in Kelowna. Spinning Green is a documentary about SPIN Farming (Small Plot Intensive Farming). Did you know that we have a new breed of farming emerging right here in Kelowna?  Its being led by the creative social activist, Curtis Stone, who is the focus of the documentary.

Here's the preview:

For more information about our well respected and established local film festival go to their site:

Lastly I've now launched “Singalong Saturdays” at the Pheasant and Quail pub. If your wondering what that is I did a quick interview with the person who came up with the idea Andrew Smith (leader of the Public House Band). Its every Saturday for the next 9 weeks at the P and Q starting at 8:30pm. We had a full house last week for our first show so if your coming arrive early and get ready to sing.

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About the Author


Ryan Donn
(singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, Councillor at the City of Kelowna). 

I love creating and connecting. For years I spent most of my time in Kelowna creating songs. Those songs have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, etc. 

I use this column to connect some of our local creatives, events, unique local projects/non-profits, or perhaps the random column about our city. 

Originally from Scotland I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years.  My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities). In 2014 I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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