Summerhill Fertility Festival

Some people try to build a brand by keeping it consistent.

Gabe Cipes, one of the Okanagan's finest artistic creative, isn't one of those people.

This weekend Gabe and the Conduit Collective are hosting the newly renamed Fertility Festival. I think this festival gets a new name every year.

If you love all things organic, thought that the Mad Hatter exhibit beside Parkinson rec last year was brilliant, and you enjoy hanging out with the Okanagan's most creative artists and artisans then attendance is a must. I'd love to give you the history of this event and its humble roots that go back over a decade with an event called Duo-tone, but I'd rather you take the moment of your time you are sharing with me to take a look at this extensive event outline.

Truly something for everyone.

Each and every year I am amazed at the collaboration that this groups achieves. I've listed their full event information  below.

It's held at Summer Hill Winery, 4870 Chute Lake, this Friday May 11th.

2pm ~ Installation and the Art of public noise
5pm ~ Inner fish Theater presents; the house at the end of the road `
7pm ~ Talks with Curtis Stone Green city Acres Urban farming & Gabe Cipes- Permaculture, Biodynamic and Demeter Status at Summerhill
8pm ~ Tyko Drumming
8:30~ The Core
9:15pm ~ Toltec
10pm~ Cosmotov
11pm~ Grizz Lee


Multi Nursery Seedling Sale!!! Perennials and Annuals
2pm ~ festival opening/ Kelowna Permaculture, world of worms
3pm ~ Jonny Karroll
3:45pm ~ Andrew and Zachari Smith
4:30pm ~ Dale Zeek
5pm ~ Donna E. Dennison Q&A
5:15pm ~ Annabel Stanley & Cool arts- eco-art installation unveiling
5:45pm ~ Michael Musclow
6:30pm ~ Warren Hooley
7pm ~ Everybody’s Child
9pm~ Kinshira Fire Spinning group

Craft Room:

Organic Catering and wine by Summerhill, Organic Beer by Crannog Ales

Poets: Rawle Iam James, Megan Plante, Jannelle B, Kathleen Baker, Erin Banks
2pm~ Chris Masz
3pm~ Space Monkey
4pm~ Ramdom Jams
5pm~ Conner McCloskey/ Vanessa Eides
6pm~ the Purple Room
8pm~ Leila Never land
9pm~ Feilds of Green
10pm ~ Sammy
11pm ~ Magmatic

Wild Roots Herbs
Curio Designs
Left over Hippies
Bush Babies
Natay Designs

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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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