Jest for Joy

There’s nothing more special then to see someone with a smile plastered all over their face, and the good doctors - well, Clown-Doctors that is - at Jest for Joy work one smile at a time! 

If you remember the Robin Williams movie Patch Adams, you’ll know exactly what we are talking about.

Jest for Joy brings joy and inspiration to the British Columbian health care system through the integration of clown-doctoring. Their ultimate goal is to improve and focus on the wellness of patients in health care settings through wit, physical theatre, improv, song & dance and tons of foolery!

BC BuzZ got to hang out with the Jest for Joy clowns aka Dr. BB & Dr. Nose-a-Lot at the George Pearson Centre in Vancouver, and as they say, “laughter is the best medicine”!

BC BuzZ: Jest for Joy - Clown Doctoring from BC BuzZ on Vimeo.

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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. 

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

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