FloydFest: Who, what, where and why

It's always amazing to see the music community come together to support one of its own.

In case you haven't already heard, one of Kelowna's well-loved full time performers, Floyd Vedan, was recently seriously injured in an incident that occurred a few weeks ago. Various reports have noted that he was at a house party when he was struck with a chair. That attack put him in the ICU for over a week and the whole music community has been very concerned for his wellbeing. 

At a recent Parks Alive where Floyd was originally booked to perform, Floyd's daughter took a few moments on stage to share a song and some thoughts with the audience:

There have been a few small fundraisers for Floyd, but on September 6th FloydFest arrives at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Here are the details on the show:


Thursday, September 6
Kelowna Community Theatre
Admission by donation
Silent auction
Doors open 6pm

Darby Mills
Fields of Green
Leah West
Theresa Bishop
Gary Turlock

If you're interested in keeping up with more details about Floyd and the other events to support him and his family, please go to their Facebook group page.

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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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