Okanagan Top 10

January 2, 2018 / 9:00 pm - 389 views

Each month, Culture Vulture finds you the ten top events in the Okanagan. This month host Leanne Allen brings you the events from Big White Ski Resort. Click here to see more about Big White: http://www.bigwhite.com/ Ticket links/More info: Okanagan Top Ten January 2018 1. Curling Canada presents the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (January 27th – February 4th) The countdown is on. The country’s best women’s curling teams will not only be chasing a Canadian championship, they’ll also be playing under a new format! After each draw the party moves to the nearby HeartStop Lounge, and will offer live music, dancing, drinks and food, as well as interactive activities for the entire family. http://www.curling.ca/2018scotties/ 2. Ballet Kelowna presents Elles: Extraordinary Dance Created by Women (February 2nd) Ballet Kelowna devotes this mixed program of dance to four talented female choreographers. With a world premiere by celebrated Canadian choreographers Alysa Pires and Gioconda Barbuto, plus Folie à Cinq by Heather Myers and Glas by Gabrielle Lamb, this program highlights contemporary ballet from the perspective of women. http://www.balletkelowna.ca/elles-extraordinary-dance-created-by-women/ 3. The Peachland Artisan Indoor Market (January 20th) The Peachland Visitor Centre is hosting a bi-weekly indoor artisan market this winter, with market days continuing until early spring. Hosted in Historic Peachland, there will be local food, artisans and wine – what better way to shop then with a glass of wine? https://www.tourismkelowna.com/event/peachland-artisan-indoor-market/11579/ 4. The Canadian Culinary Championships presents Gold Medal Plates (February 2nd & 3rd) During the Gold Medal Plates project over 100 competing chefs are invited to create their ultimate dish and pair it with a premier Canadian wine, beer or spirit. The gold medal winning chef from each city then goes on to compete at the Gold Medal Plates Finale – The Canadian Culinary Championship – in Kelowna. https://goldmedalplates.com/ 5. The Paperboys at the Rotary Centre for the Arts (January 27th) For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/event/the-paperboys/ 6. Earth to Table Vegan Market (January 21st) Earth to Table brings together local vendors with products ranging from food to personal care and cosmetics. Their belief is having all these vendors under one roof will make accessing vegan products easy in the community! https://www.tourismkelowna.com/event/earth-to-table-vegan-market/12222/ 7. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art presents Jim Holyoak: Book of Nineteen Nocturnes (January 19th – March 3rd) Jim Holyoak’s discipline is composed of drawing and writing, artists’ books and room-sized installations, exploring the border realms between perception and fantasy, humanity and the non-human, deep time and the present. http://www.alternatorcentre.com/jimholyoak/ 8. The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Viennese Delights (January 19th – 21st) The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra welcomes back singers from Nancy Hermiston’s acclaimed UBC Opera Ensemble. The charming melodies of Lehar’s whimsical Merry Widow and Strauss’ hilarious Die Fledermaus make them favourites of the operetta stage, and of course no Viennese evening would be complete without gorgeous waltzes performed with dancers from City Dance Studio. https://okanagansymphony.com/masterworks-iii/ 9. Slopes for Hope at SilverStar Mountain Resort (January 27th) This fundraising event raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society. A group of skiers and snowboarders will attempt to ski the vertical climb of Mt Everest in a day whilst raising money for cancer research. http://www.skisilverstar.com/events/slopes-hope 10. Apex Hockey Tournament 2018 (Various dates throughout January) Teams from all over British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Alberta and Ontario have enjoyed playing hockey, snowboarding, skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, skating, tubing and... yes... having a great time. There are many outdoor activities available, and a great variety of indoor exploits as well! http://apexhockey.com/