Global Citizen Kelowna

For those that haven't heard about it before, Global Citizen Kelowna, is an initiative celebrating the role of Kelowna's citizens in international humanitarian efforts. Through a series of activities organized by a group of volunteers including individuals from local businesses, non-profit groups, civic organizations, and college/university students.
This video offers some highlights from past years events:
This year they have four main events this year (the last of which is only open to Grade 6 students) and all of them are by donation. 
Taste of Home
Place: New Life Auditorium – 2041 Harvey Ave.
Date: 7 February, 2015
Doors at 6:30 P.M.
Food Tickets: $1.00 each
Taste of Home consists of a cornucopia of food and entertainment featuring delicious food samples from over twenty countries. In addition, ongoing dancing, folk music and talented musicians will provide a festival-like air of international sights and sounds. Taste of Home is a great opportunity to gather with family and friends to immerse oneself in a tasty and entertaining cultural experience!
Global Music Fest 
Place: Evangel Church 3261 Gordon Dr., Kelowna
Date: 10 February
Time: Doors at 6:30 P.M
Admission by donation
Featuring:  Broken Walls
Artist Eye on the World: Inspired Word Cafe
Date: Thursday March 5th 
What: Panel Discussion and show
Place:Kelowna Heritage Museum
Panel Discussion about "women as leaders, innovators, what role men play in the quest for equality". It will be moderated by Jenica Frisque of UBCO and followed by an Inspired Word Cafe poetry and music performance. 
Also there is an Artists’ Eye on the World Art Display that uses photography, visual and spoken art to explore the current role of women in global society (Third Space Foundation, the Kelowna Heritage Museum, the Artisan House and Float Space)
Global School House
Place: Main Street Centre, 2041 Harvey Ave.Date: 11–19 February, 2015
Open to Grade 6 students in Kelowna public, private and home schools. During the Global Schoolhouse, local nongovernmental organizations engage the students through interactive presentations that stimulate senses and move emotional meters while asking thought-provoking questions.
Following up on last weeks column I also wanted to let you know that Heritage Week is just around the corner. This is a post from a new collaborative Facebook page all about Heritage Week in the Okanagan and all the events they have planned. 

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which 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, and others.

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. 

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