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Rock those Flaming Hearts

Flaming Hearts Food Bank Fundraiser

Three new local bands will be performing throughout the night at this fundraiser presented by Focus On Great. The event will be held at the Brooklyn Pub at Lake City Bowl on February 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The Bands

The Renita Zintel Band is bringing you some seriously bluesy Blues Rock

Steel Toad will get your toes tapping with Classic Rock from the 80s

Silent Gun Phenomenon will rock you with Classic Rock/Indie Rock

Musician Stefan Pimenta, says, “We, as musicians, would like to give back, to benefit those less fortunate than us in our community. Stocks are depleted by January, and we would like to help restock the shelves.”

By utilizing Valentine’s Day, the organizers will be helping the Food Bank at a time when it is most needed. Food items can also be donated at the event. Please note this is a 19+ event, and ID will be required. 

There will be a chance auction as well, with lots of great donations, including two guitars, one electric and one acoustic, from local businesses who wish to help support the cause.

Look for plenty of door prizes, and games throughout the night. 

For tickets, please visit the Flaming Hearts website

Other great events on Valentine's Day weekend

February 13

Lucy Blu & the Blus Boys
Minstrel Cafe & Bar 8 p.m.
Originality with sultry smokey vocals and guitar, resonating tranquility in writing and performance. Call 250.764.2301

How Sweet It Is
Creekside Theatre 7:30 p.m.
An intimate Valentine's concert with Canadian singer & pianist Rod Russell. Relive the romance of the Golden Age of popular music - the best of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, with songs of Floyd Cramer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and more. Call 250.766.9309

Winter Carnival Blues Festival
Vernon Recreation Complex 7 p.m.
The Vernon Winter Carnival Theme this year is Carnival of Mardi Gras, so you won’t want to miss the 7th Annual Winter Carnival Blues Festival. It’s the perfect celebration for a Mardi Gras theme. Call 250.864.3155

Cabin Fever Concert with Saskia and Darrel
Summerland United Church 7 p.m.
Come for an evening of great Canadian Music with Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass and Gospel. https://www.facebook.com/events/180763932281327/

February 14

Kinga Heming Jazz Trio
Minstrel Cafe & Bar 8 p.m.
Elevating jazz beyond mere music to an indisputable art form, Kinga’s sweet vocals and talent will be sure to provide you with an evening you and your loved one will not forget. Call 250.764.2301

Don’t forget Castanet’s Event Page is your fast track for more information on the above events.

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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. 

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

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