2012 7th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival – Programming Schedule

IN THE MUSIC TENT: 11:00 AM – Hon. Norm Letnick, B.C. Minister of Agriculture and Kelowna-Lake Country MLA. Hon. Norm Letnick will open the festival with a proclamation to the Certified Organic Associations of BC recognizing Sept. 22-29, 2012 as “Organic Week in British Columbia”.   11:45 AM & 3:45 PM – Priscilla Judd Priscilla Judd is a professional piano tuner but after an industrial orchard moved in next door, she became an activist... Read More

Student behind Young Entrepreneur program wins national award

The Okanagan School of Business student who catapulted SIFE Okanagan’s Young Entrepreneur program into an undisputed Kelowna success story has received a national award for her efforts. Lauren Strang, 24, received the Project Manager of the Year award at the 2012 ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship) National Exposition held in Calgary last week. She graduates from Okanagan College in June with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. “This... Read More

Matt Brown’s ‘Woman in Black’ Brings in Some Bling

By Kristin Froneman – Vernon Morning Star Powerhouse Theatre can once again welcome the Bill Allum Cup home to Vernon.   The award, named after the late Vernon resident, Powerhouse member and co-founder of The Morning Star, is issued annually for the best production at the Okanagan Zone (OZone) Drama Festival. And this year it went to Powerhouse’s dark and mysterious entry The Woman in Black.   The award caught the play’s... Read More

New Art Gallery at Ex Nihilo Winery

New art gallery Creatio at Ex Nihilo is the newest art gallery in the Okanagan Valley. Located at Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Creatio is styling itself as a world class boutique art gallery, with only originals from primarily local Okanagan artists, selected for their diversity and drama. These artists include Art Gallery Director and West Kelowna artist Julia Trops, Kelowna artists Tina Aziz-Siddiqui and Josh Ferguson, Penticton artist Johann Wessels,... Read More