Event to be held February 24-March 3, 2012

The Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan in association with Global Citizen Kelowna is pleased to release the 2012 Events that will comprise Global Citizen Kelowna Week.

“Global Citizen Kelowna Week 2012 builds on the successful events of previous years and continues to expand to include even more entertaining, educational, and inspirational events! We welcome UBCO as a new partner and are especially thankful for the participation of over 300 volunteers needed to host the 7 major events!” says Joyce Brinkerhoff, Co-President Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan and Executive Director of Global Citizen Kelowna.

Global Citizen Kelowna Week (GCK Week) is an annual initiative celebrating the role of Kelowna’s citizens in international humanitarian efforts. Through a series of activities organized by a group of volunteers including individuals from local businesses, non-profit groups, civic organizations, representatives from School District 23, and college/university students, Global Citizen Kelowna Week 2012 will feature events to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change.

The events comprising the 2012 Global Citizen Kelowna Week are:

Global Music Fest February 24
February 25
Laural Packinghouse
Global Children’s Villages February 25 New Life Auditorium
The Millennium Development Challenge February 29 Trinity Baptist Church
Global School House February 28 Hollywood Rd Educational Center
GCK Speaker Series with Joey Adler March 1 University of British Columbia – Okanagan
An Artist’s Eye on the World March 2 Bo.ttega
Taste of Home March 3 New Life Auditorium

The events organized by Global Citizen Kelowna appeal to a broad demographic of individuals of all age groups, interests, backgrounds and abilities.

The purpose of GCK Week is to:

To communicate the role that we share as Global Citizens through the arts: music, photography, film and artisans.

To bring awareness to the 8 United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by highlighting specific goals and what local people/groups are doing to reach those goals.

To make concerted efforts to respond based on what we have seen and learned.  From inaction to individual and collective action, and from disillusionment to hope.

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