WAM! A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music


A Sensory Experience of Wine Art & Music

Sat May 12 2012 7:00-10:00PM

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Those with a love for creative expression can don their finest for WAM!….back by popular demand WAM! is the most fun you’ll have during Spring Wine Festival!  Guests can enjoy a truly unique Okanagan Valley culture experience with a variety of WINE, ART & MUSIC being served up in gorgeous Rotary Centre for the Arts.

The event is designed to not only raise funds but also raise awareness of The Rotary Centre for the Arts, a world–class facility celebrating creative expression. Located in the heart of Kelowna’s arts and entertainment district, this beautiful building offers a vibrant atmosphere to host a brilliantly playful evening of great Wine Art & Music. It is what we do best!

Tracie Ward, Executive Director of the Rotary Centre for the Arts since 2005, passed away March 31st, 2012. Tracie was a woman of intelligence and courage, with a zest for life and an unwavering passion and dedication to the arts. She was forward thinking, with a vision for the centre and the arts community in Kelowna.


An artist herself, Tracie spent her professional career dedicated to the promotion and development of the arts. In Tracie’s words, “Art is for everyone. We need to encourage people of all ages and social standing to participate in the Arts to ensure we have future creators and audiences. The Arts allows us to access the world through a unique window that opens our minds to many alternative perspectives”.


The Board of Directors and staff of the Rotary Centre for the Arts will continued her focus on creating positive cultural experiences and community events that make Kelowna the kind of place people want to live! Our tag line reflects “Everyone Plays Here” and we hope that carries into the audience we attract for WAM! It promises more fun, more burlesque, more wine and more music so we invite you to come mix, mingle, sip and graze your way through the night, with a higher purpose. All ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit Youth Arts Programming at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.





We will host a delicious variety of fine Okanagan & VQA wine producers from Osoyoos and Naramata through to Kelowna, for fine wine tastings to truly reflect the grape variety in the Valley.

  • House of Rose Winery
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  • CedarCreek Estate Winery
  • Nk’ Mip Cellars
  • Tinhorn Creek Winery
  • Quails Gate Estate Winery
  • 8th Generation Vineyard
  • La Frenz Vineyards
  • ExNihilo Vineyards
  • Okanagan Spirits with AvenueBar.ca
  • Tree Brewing



Tree Brewing will provide their craft beer for those with a hop palette while Okanagan Spirits and AvenueBar.ca will serve up a WAMtini with flair.


Sample locally produced culinary delights from some of the Okanagan’s finest Chefs and restaurants.

  • The RCA Bistro
  • Happy Cow Catering
  • Cherry Hill Coffee
  • Mmmallows
  • The Delta Grand Chef Stuart Klassen
  • Poppadoms- Taste India!
  • Carmelis Artisan Goat Cheese
  • The Chopped Leaf
  • LebaneseCuisine.ca
  • The Village Cheese Co
  • Cherry Hill Coffee
  • Caramoomel Natural Fine Food Creations


ART Enrich your senses with the performance art of Kinshira Performance Troupe who will share roving cirque acts, juggling and various glow performances, as well as theatrical character entertainment such as stilt walkers.


Stimulate your senses, join in on collaborative art or experience art created onsite by professional artists Angela Bonten, Trina Ganson and Bonnie Anderson. The Livessence figurative artists will participate in a life drawing session and HeART Fit members will share their deep appreciation for the healing benefits of creative expression.


Take an awesome memory home with a photo strip from Okanagan Photo Star.

MUSIC    There will be a dance party featuring the diverse talents of pianist Andrew Johns. He has played cruise ships and casinos world-wide and will stop in Kelowna with exceptional renditions of songs by Queen, Elton John…even Norah Jones!

Cheesecake anyone?…. titillate and tantalize with the fantastic 7 piece Cheesecake Burlesque Revue from Victoria. BC Touring Council nominated them as TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR!  They’re known for high energy acts, lavish costumes, stand out performers, comedic timing, seductiveness and girl-next door accessibility.

Spring Wine Fest events regularly sell out- get yours early!


Limited tickets available now at www.selectyourtickets.com or by calling 250-717-5304  $89 each or 6 for $500 ($120 week of event)


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