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The Shuswap District Arts Council is offering an exciting opportunity to local artists for the coming year. (Pixabay Image)

Shuswap District Arts Council offers online residency

The goal of the residency is the support of artists in the advancement of their practice.

  • Nov 14, 2020
The talent of young local artists will be on display in the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s online talent show. (Pixabay Image)

Eagle Valley Arts Council launches online youth talent show

Online submissions are being accepted in a variety of categories.

John Beuhler performs at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver in 2016. Beuhler will headline the Kelowna Curling Club for Train Wreck Comedy Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (YouTube photo)

‘COVID-safe’ comedy coming to Okanagan curling club

Eat and Laugh at the Kelowna Curling Club on Saturday, Nov. 21

Jessica Neudorf received a regional gold medal for her mark in the ARCT piano exam. (Submitted)

Shuswap piano students pass Royal Conservatory exams with honours

Jessica Neudorf received the highest exam grade in the B.C./Yukon region

Jessica Neudorf received a regional gold medal for her mark in the ARCT piano exam. (Submitted)
Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Chantal Kreviazuk Okanagan shows sell out in two minutes

Creekside Theatre hosts two shows of Canadian songstress

Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)
The KamComedyFest is bringing a trio of stand up shows to Salmon Arm in October. (Submitted)

Comedy festival bringing stand up shows to Salmon Arm

Three Canadian comics will grace the stage at the Salmar Classic.

The KamComedyFest is bringing a trio of stand up shows to Salmon Arm in October. (Submitted)
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Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Seth Rogen teams up with Canopy Growth to launch cannabis brand Houseplant
Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic
Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country

Raquel Cole semi-finalist in SiriusXM contest with Canadian Country Music Association

Okanagan talent airs for Top of the Country
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
Mycologist Paul Kroeger will be one of the featured speakers at the 2020 Sicamous Fungi Fest despite the fact some of his fellow mycologists won’t be able to make it due to COVID-19. (File photo)

Sicamous Fungi Fest will go forward with COVID-19 precautions

It will be a smaller event with fewer expert mycologists but it is continuing

Mycologist Paul Kroeger will be one of the featured speakers at the 2020 Sicamous Fungi Fest despite the fact some of his fellow mycologists won’t be able to make it due to COVID-19. (File photo)
Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

Okanagan film industry booming despite COVID-19

Productions booked into summer of 2021, with filming currently taking place in Kelowna, Peachland and Vernon

Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Piccadilly Mall in Salmon Arm is hosting a drive-in movie to support local food banks on Aug. 22. (Pixabay Photo)

Salmon Arm mall hosts drive-in movie to help food banks

A limited number of cars will be able to take in the movie for a cash donation.

Piccadilly Mall in Salmon Arm is hosting a drive-in movie to support local food banks on Aug. 22. (Pixabay Photo)
Here is the scheduled lineup for Sunday’s final night of the 28th annual Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest wraps Sunday

Lineup is a beauty for final evening of virtual festival

Here is the scheduled lineup for Sunday’s final night of the 28th annual Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)
Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Award-winning author Sheri-D Wilson, who also combines music and poetry, was a big hit at the 2017 Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival in Salmon Arm. (Observer file photo)
Award-winning author Sheri-D Wilson, who also combines music and poetry, was a big hit at the 2017 Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival in Salmon Arm. (Observer file photo)
Sandra Northway, pictured here with her grandson Braden, is retiring after 45 years as a volunteer and employee with Malakwa Elementary and Parkview Elementary. (Photo Contributed)

Shuswap school secretary looks back on 45 years with School District #83

Parkview Elementary’s Sandra Northway to retire at end of month

Sandra Northway, pictured here with her grandson Braden, is retiring after 45 years as a volunteer and employee with Malakwa Elementary and Parkview Elementary. (Photo Contributed)
Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall stand amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen. (Image contributed)

Rust Valley Restorers behind car show and cruise to benefit Habitat for Humanity

The event at White Post Auto Museum is closed to the public but people can watch the cruise

Rust Valley Restorers’ Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall stand amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen. (Image contributed)
Diana Cameron (left), Okanagan Screen Arts director, joins bursary recipient Sierra Shaw in accepting the $2,000 2019 bursary from Vicki Porter, OSA president; Jennifer Finlay, OSA director; and Gerry Sellars, Vernon Towne Cinema manager. The other recipients of last year’s bursary were Bree Vanderleest and Shaughnessy O’Brien. (OSA photo)

Okanagan film society screening for scholarships

North Okanagan students pursuing creative arts can apply for $2,000 bursaries

Diana Cameron (left), Okanagan Screen Arts director, joins bursary recipient Sierra Shaw in accepting the $2,000 2019 bursary from Vicki Porter, OSA president; Jennifer Finlay, OSA director; and Gerry Sellars, Vernon Towne Cinema manager. The other recipients of last year’s bursary were Bree Vanderleest and Shaughnessy O’Brien. (OSA photo)
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

Viral Video: Boat crosses Shuswap Lake with trailer attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
Armstrong MetalFest 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and recommendations outlined by provincial health officials. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19 knocks out Armstrong MetalFest

Tickets can be refunded or honoured next year

Armstrong MetalFest 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and recommendations outlined by provincial health officials. (Morning Star file photo)