I get it. Sometimes we miss things from the past.
Not a month goes by that I don't hear about the days when the waterslides were in West Kelowna and Fred Flintstone had a home in Kelowna. They were a part of our community, and provided childhood memories for many families in the Okanagan.
What I find missing from the conversation, though, is anything about the new things we have, things that families of yesteryear didn't have.
Places like the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre, Energy Plex, Kangaroo Farms, Hoof Prints Barnyard, and the list goes on.
My two cents: We no longer have some of the family things from the past, but we have more now than we ever had before.
In my life, I have the unique pleasure of being able to play a role in creating some of those new events, whether it's New York New Years, Pianos in Parks, or free concert or festivals in West Kelowna.
This brings me to the latest initiative that I've been working on through my new job in Lake Country. It's coming up this Saturday, and we hope to see you there, as we start to build up new and exciting opportunities for fun for families and children throughout the Central Okanagan.
Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival
When: February 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lake Country Community Complex (in GESS) on Bottom Wood Lake Road
Suggested donation: $2/Child, $5/ Adult, $10/Family
Come for the . . . theatre shows!
11:00 a.m. Trixie the Clown
11:45 a.m. Kees Tae Kwon Do
12:00 p.m. Judi Garner-Niehaus "Interactive puppet show with legends from Turtle Island"
12:50 p.m. Kees Tae Kwon Do
1:00 p.m. Leif David - Magician
2:00 p.m. Okanagan Music Group (OMG) Teen Vocal Talent Competition - hosted by Jennifer Boal
Come for the . . . multicultural activities! (by ISCO, KCR,PDMA)
Try a turban
Come for the . . . all-round all-fun general activities (all free)
Bouncy Castle by Bounce Hire
Face Painting by Christine Turpin
Balloons by Rene
Caricatures by Marzio
Lake Country Museum Old Fashion Photo Booth
Lake Country Fire Fighters Combat Challenge
Kelowna Museums Society Activithy Booth
Building Blocks by Lake Country Health Planning Society
Wentworth Music Drum Booth
Come for . . . even more fun!
Regional Parks and EECO staff are offering two free nature-inspired crafts, animal masks, and bird nest helpers.
Lake Country Art Gallery invites you to blend science and art into one to create oil and India ink resist art.
Mommas for Mommas will be there with their pop-up clothing store.
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