Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location
5/219/3

Saturday Avenue Market

SHOP! EAT! EXPLORE! Downtown Vernon is home to unique retail shops, outstanding cuisine, and full of historic charm. Visit Downtown Vernon on Saturdays starting May 21, 2016 for the Saturday Avenue Market where sidewalks will be lined with everything from fashions to food. Make sure to visit Cenotaph Park for the community market taking place from 10:00am until 2:00pm with farm vendors, artisans, and entertainment. The community market runs through to September 3, 2016. 

INFO 10am - 2pm, Cenotaph Park, Vernon
6/219/13

Back in Time Tours: Mackie Lake House

Back In Time Tours: Tuesdays June 21 to September 13 at 11:00 a.m.  Tour this exquisitely crafted 1910 home which is and exception example of grand house architecture in BC's Interieor. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here. Tickets are $12 per person and are available at www.ticketseller.ca

INFO 11am, Mackie House
6/239/15

Tea with Grace

Tea with Grace: Thursdays, June 23rd to September 15th, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Capturing the essence of days gone by, Tea is serve3d using fine china on the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake. This three course tea will begin with dainty finger sandwiches followed by light scones served with Devonshire cream and seasonal fruits or jams, and finished off with a delicate dessert. Purchase tickets in advance (by Tuesday night) at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 10am or 2pm, Mackie House
7/29/4

Floating for a Cause

Sun FM is teaming with Bannister Honda and Papa Murphy’s to Float for a Cause this summer! On select dates, you’ll find us on the Floating for a Cause pontoon boat, serving Papa Murphy’s pizza by donation.  Proceeds for July will be donated to the Upper Room Mission in July and in August to the Women’s Transition House.

Here's when we'll be on the water!

July 2 & 3

July 12 – 2-6pm – Sun FM Live Broadcast

July 16

July 24 - Okanagan Lake

July 31

Aug 5 - 2-6pm – Sun FM Live Broadcast

Aug 13 & 14

Aug 21

Aug 28

Sept 4

INFO 10-4pm, Kal Lake / Okanagan Lake
7/2810/4

Community Support Volunteer Applications

The Family Resource Centre is accepting applications for Community Support Volunteers. Training begins Oct 05, 2016 and takes place every Wednesday morning and selected Monday evenings to Apr 26, 2017.  CSVs are trained lay counsellors who assist clients whose needs do not necessarily require a professional counsellor but who would benefit from the support of a skilled volunteer in managing life issues such as grief & loss, life transitions, unemployment and relationship issues.Comprehensive training emphasizes the development of communication and support skills. For more info about the training dates/times or to download application,visit www.vernonfrc.ca – or call Karen at 250-545-3390 ext. 215. 

INFO ----, Family Resource Centre, Vernon
8/179/2

Top 20 Under 40 - Nominations

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with KPMG LLP to bring the 2nd Annual KPMG Top Twenty Under 40 to the North Okanagan.  The initiative is meant to recognize and celebrate some of the young professionals who are making their mark through business success and community involvement. These individuals must either be from the North Okanagan and making their mark on the world stage or from somewhere else and making a big impact here.  The program will also feature something new this year as it will recognize up to five “Rising Stars”, those who are under the age of 30 and have already made a big impact in business.

If you know of someone who is excelling in their career, passionate about the community, helping to raise the profile of the region, and will be under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2016 then they are a perfect candidate for the KPMG Top Twenty Under 40.  Nominees can be entrepreneurs, executives, managers, or professionals in public, private, or not-for-profit sectors. Nomination Deadline: Friday September 2, 2016.

Visit 20under40vernon.ca 

INFO n/a, North Okanagan
8/2210/1

Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon - South Africa Connection’ Photo Contest

Take your best shots! Amateurs and professionals are invited to submit photos that capture their personal impression of what the North Okanagan means to you! Thirteen winning photos will be featured in a 2017 planning calendar called “My Okanagan”, sponsored by Grannìes à Gogo: the Vernon-South Africa Connection. Prizes awarded for the top winning photos. Contest deadline is October 1, 2016. All proceeds directly support African grandmothers raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. Entry forms are at the Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave, or Sladen Moore Accounting, 3005 - 35 Ave, or go to www.granniesagogo.com

INFO ------, www.granniesagogo.com
8/319/4

117TH ANNUAL INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION

The 117th Interior Provincial Exhibition is an exciting 5-day family fun event!

The IPE is the largest event in the Interior of British Columbia with close to 150,000 attendance. It is the premier event held each year on the Labour Day long weekend showcasing agricultural history, cultural and artistic talents, and a meeting place for the entire communities of the Okanagan/Thompson and Shuswap regions. With 20 different exhibition divisions, including dairy, beef, sheep, goats, light and heavy horse, poultry, rabbits, sinew, 4-H, baking/canning, sewing/fancywork, floral, fruit, vegetables, honey, field and seed, wine and beer, photography, rodeo, parade and music.

The IPE includes a multitude of displays and demonstrations, including Kid’s World, a historical village, mini chuck wagons, educational activities, lumberjack show, petting zoo, midway and interactive family entertainment.

There is also a main Ram Truck music stage, kids stage and the new community stage featuring daily programming, as well as the Wrangler Pro Rodeo. This year's theme is Bushels of Fun for everyone! 

For more information check out their website 

We'll see you there look for the Sun FM tent! 

INFO All Day, Armstrong Fairgrounds
8/319/4

IPE Youth talent Contest

There are A LOT of talented youth in the Okanagan! Come to the IPE Aug 31-Sept 4 and watch the Sun FM IPE Youth Talent Contest on the RAM Truck Stage – every night at 8:30pm!

This year, the winner will take home five hundred dollars – cash

Come out and watch these amazing youth! Check out more details at IPE Online 

INFO 8:30pm, RAM Truck Stage - IPE - Armstrong
9/2

Xerindipity Workshop

The Regional District of the North Okanagan proudly presents the Xerindipity Workshops! Check out what you can learn at the last workshop this season! 

Edible Landscapes - Find out how plants not only can be attractive additions to your yard, but can also be valuable food sources.

Check out the RDNO Online for more info! 

INFO 7-8pm, Xerindipity Garden - Polson Park
9/3

Shop Local Day

Shopping Local brings big benefits to your community and our businesses want to thank you for supporting local businesses. Come downtown on Shop Local Days to take advantage of a downtown wide customer appreciation celebration!  There will be free parking, contests and giveaways, Shop Local deals and discounts, etc.  Buy local and support small, independent businesses and local jobs!  Come out and celebrate the uniqueness of your community!  For more details and a list of participating businesses, go to: http://downtownvernon.com/things-to-do/shop-local-day.

INFO ---, Downtown Vernon
9/99/10

O'Keefe Ranch Murder Mystery

O’Keefe Ranch proudly invites you to an evening of mystery, fantastic food, fun and…

MURDER!

On Friday September 09  and Saturday September 10, a mysterious murder most foul happen’s at Okeefe Ranch  "In the twilight of the old west, some of the survivors witness a real "wild west" murder!"

Limited seating is available, get your tickets early before they sell out; tickets available online www.okeeferanch.ca or by, by phone 250 542 6878 or in person at Okeefe Ranch.

 

INFO 6-7:30pm, O'Keefe Ranch
9/11

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe Ranch.ca 

INFO 10am, O'keefe Ranch
9/11

Vernon Walk for ALS

Join SUN FM at the Vernon WALK for ALS to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without ALS. Team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to help those living with ALS and their families. YOUR participation means EVERYTHING, because finding treatments and providing care takes all of us. Funds raised will directly support Canadians living with ALS as well as invest in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. 

Register today and find more info at Walk for ALS online 

Prould sponsored by Sun FM! 

INFO 10am, Polson Park
9/11

Santa's Anonymous Toy Run

Join Sun FM and the Santa's Anonymous Society for the Annual Motorcycle Toy Run! Everyone is welcome to get on their motorcycles, or come out even if you're not a rider! Bring a gift for a six-to-12-year-old (games, puzzles, books and videos and educational toys encouraged), and take a turn around Vernon and out to Lumby! 

The Ride leaves from Kal Lookout at 12pm sharp! 

The Bikers meet at the Kal lookout in Vernon and then ride to Lumby and meet at the Lions Campground! Ride or bike or just meet us in Lumby at the Lions Campground to make your donation of a toy or cash to help Santa's Anonymous put big smiles on little faces! There will also be a Beer Garden, great food and door prizes in Lumby! 

INFO 12pm, Kal Lookout to Lumby - Lions Campground
9/1510/20

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

 

 

Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan is hosting a Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop, Thursdays, September 15 to October 20, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon at People Place #201, 3400-27th Avenue, Vernon,  To register call 604-940-1273 or toll free at 1-866-902-3767.   For more information go to www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

 

INFO 9:30am - 12 noon, People Place, Vernon
9/15

Comic Strippers

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada's best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy... it just comes out funny. 

Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they "dance". These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity - Ages 19 +

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
9/16

Father Daughter Ball

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual Father Daughter Ball, September 16th at Best Western Vernon Lodge! It’s a fun, formal evening your daughter or granddaughter will never forget!  All proceeds go to support local Rotary Club children’s projects.  This special evening, for girls ages 6 and up, includes portraits, dinner, dance, silent auction, door prizes and the crowning of a Ball Princess! 

Get your tickets today at Father Daughter Ball online 

INFO 5pm, Vernon Atrium Hotel and Conference Centre
9/17

Roots and Brews

Sun Fm is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Roots 'n Brews Harvest Celebration


Dinner & dance with soul-expanding music by Chipko Jones!

It's that time of year again -- We are celebrating all the foodie deliciousness our beautiful valley has to offer. Be ready to savour a four-course local harvest dinner created by innovative Chefs Matthew Tardiff from Vernon Atrium Hotel, Kayla MacAulay from Gumtree Catering and Kristina Sidorczuk from Eatology/Cracked Pepper Catering.

Our MC has a fabulous night planned. For this years celebration we have the wonderful Jayme McKillop (Remax) entertaining us and connecting all foodie and non-foodie events! The evening will include a presentation by David Beaudoin, cheese expert with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, silent auction, fun, games and prizes and a video tribute to our local food and beverage producers and sponsors and much more!

4:30 - 5:45: Sampling of delicious local craft beers and drinks as well as foodie appie samples. You can expect samples from Okanagan Spirits, Marten Brew Pub, Crannog Ales and many more! Manfred Harter will accompany us on the classical guitar. 

6:00: Delicious four course dinner presented by our 3 passionate, local chefs & Cash Bar (proceeds going directly to Food Action Society)
Options are available for regular, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. (Please select the correct tickets upon purchasing!)

8:00: Music and dancing with Vernon's own Calypso/Roots/Reggae band Chipko Jones. Chipko Jones writes, records and performs reggae and african rhythm because for them and their fans, the styles create connection, the music is upbeat, friendly, dance oriented, virtue and family based. a Chipko show is a celebration of all of this!

A HUGE thanks to our key sponsors for the night:

Community Futures
SunFM
Vernon Atrium Hotel
Nature's Fare Markets
Kal Tire
Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine


TICKETS:
$65.00 ea or if a full table of 8 is purchased at one time they are $60.00 ea ($480/table). Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca; the Bean Scene; Eatology; Vernon Atrium Hotel and Vernon Farmer's Market Aug. 29th and Sept. 8th.  

INFO 4:30, Vernon Atrium Hotel and Conference Centre
9/179/18

Scotiabank MS Bike - Okanagan Grape Escape

The Okanagan Grape Escape is an escape from the ordinary - two days of fully supported cycling through the hills and valleys of some of the world's best wine country. Enjoy challenging climbs, spectacular views and amazing wine and food.

Stop at wineries and fruit stands throughout the Kelowna area, while taking on nearly 100km of road. Any bike is suitable for this ride, however, some cycling experience is recommended (see the training plan and Gear It Up below). Best of all, this event supports people living with multiple sclerosis in BC, and funds research to find the cause and cure of MS.

Register today at MS Bike Tour online 

INFO 8am, RONA Home & Garden - Kelowna
9/179/18

MS Bike Tour

The Okanagan Grape Escape is an escape from the ordinary - two days of fully supported cycling through the hills and valleys of some of the world's best wine country. Enjoy challenging climbs, spectacular views and amazing wine and food.

Stop at wineries and fruit stands throughout the Kelowna area, while taking on nearly 100km of road. Any bike is suitable for this ride, however, some cycling experience is recommended (see the training plan and Gear It Up below). Best of all, this event supports people living with multiple sclerosis in BC, and funds research to find the cause and cure of MS

Click here for more information: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=bike_homepage

INFO 9:30am, RONA Home & Garden on Springfield
9/2010/25

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan is hosting a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, Tuesdays, September 20th to October 25th, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at NexusBC Community Resource Centre 102, 3201-30th Street, Vernon,  To register call 604-940-1273 or toll free at 1-866-902-3767.   For more information go to www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

INFO 5 - 7:30pm, NexusBC Community Resource Centre, Vernon
9/21

Royal Wood

Known for his classic cabaret pop style of music, Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood brings class, charm and a gentleman's demeanor to the stage. Along with his four piece band, Royal Wood captivates audiences with intimate and charismatic performances packed with the heartfelt repertoire that continues to earn critical acclaim and prestigious accolades. Having received the iTunes Songwriter of the Year award and multiple Juno nominations in the same discipline, Royal has had the opportunity to co-write with notable artists including Randy Bachman (BTO, Guess Who), Colin James and Wayne Petti (Cuff the Duke).

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
9/22

United Way Drive Thru Breakfast

Join the Sunrise Morning Show and United Way at the 16th annual Drive-Thru Breakfast. Drive thru or stop in; for coffee, breakfast treats, and a car window washing. Plus the Sunrise Morning Show will be live, so join them to show your support for those in need in the North Okanagan.

Proceeds support over twenty-two not for profit agencies in the surrounding area with United Way of the North Okanagan Columbis Shuswap 

The Sunrise Show will be on location courtesy of The Tile Guy - proud supporter of United Way! 

Check out more info at United Way NOCS.com 

INFO 6am-9am, Vernon Atrium Hotel and Conference Centre
9/22

Sustainable Environment Network Society - Pesticides

Dr. Warren Bell, founder of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) explains how pesticides impact us all and how chemical companies operate. Everyone welcome! Sponsor is the Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS)  www.sensociety.org

INFO 7pm, Schubert Centre, Vernon
9/25

Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run

 

To promote health and wellness in our community, and raise much-needed funds to keep health services and programs in our community, Lumby & District Health Services Society is hosting the Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run Event on September 25, 2016.  This Fun Run event is open to all ages and mobilities.  Push a stroller or ride a scooter, walk or run – no matter how you participate, we applaud your healthy choice and thank you for your generous donations.

 

Choose your event – 1km walk – roll, 3km walk – run or 8km run

 

Grab or download a pledge form and put your fundraising for the Health Centre into high gear! Prizes for tops pledge collectors by age and category. Don’t want to go it alone? Enter as a team!  Enter a team and compete for prizes! Teams who raise the most in pledges will be eligible for fun prizes including a team ‘lunch out’. Challenge other families, local business or clubs. Toss out that challenge and see who claims top spot in money raised for our health society. Please feel free to dress your team up in costumes if you feel so inclined!  All participants must register to take part in the Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run Event. Register online at http://lumbyhealthcentre.org/prescription-for-health-walk-…/ or stop by the Health Centre.

 

Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2016
To promote health and wellness in our community, and raise much-needed funds to keep health services and programs in our community, Lumby & District Health Services Society is hosting the Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run Event on September 25, 2016.
This Fun Run event is open to all ages and mobilities. Push a stroller or ride a scooter, walk or run – no matter how you participate, we applaud your healthy choice and thank you for your generous donations.
RACE DETAILS
• Date: September 25, 2016
• Check-in: 8:30 am Whitevalley Community Hall
• Start-time: 9:30 am
• Place: Lumby Oval, Lumby BC
CHOOSE YOUR EVENT!
1KM WALK – ROLL
3KM WALK – RUN
8KM RUN
COLLECT PLEDGES & WIN PRIZES!
Grab or download a pledge form and put your fundraising for the Health Centre into high gear! Prizes for tops pledge collectors by age and category. Don’t want to go it alone? Enter as a team!
ENTER A TEAM
Enter a team and compete for prizes! Teams who raise the most in pledges will be eligible for fun prizes including a team ‘lunch out’. Challenge other families, local business or clubs. Toss out that challenge and see who claims top spot in money raised for our health society. Please feel free to dress your team up in costumes if you feel so inclined!
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
All participants must register to take part in the Prescription for Health Walk Roll Run Event. Register online at http://lumbyhealthcentre.org/prescription-for-health-walk-…/ or stop by the Health Centre.

INFO 8:30am Check In, Whitevalley Community Hall, Lumby
9/25

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe Ranch.ca 

INFO 10am, O'Keefe Ranch
9/2811/2

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop,

Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan is hosting a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2, 2016 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at White Valley Community Centre, 2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby,  To register call 604-940-1273 or toll free at 1-866-902-3767.   For more information go to www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

INFO 1 - 3:30pm, White Valley Community Centre, Lumby
9/30

Dancing With the Vernon Stars

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Dancing the Vernon Stars! Please help support the North Okanagan Hospice Society, and vote for your favorite dance partners. Each vote costs only $5 and all proceeds support North Okanagan Hospice Society. The best part of the event, is the event… join us.

Tickets are on sale now! Visit Ticketseller.ca  

A great night out on the town, bring your friends and your family and support North Okanagan Hospice Society. 

Vote for a couple today! 

Proudly sposnored by your offical Dancing with the Vernon Stars Radio Station 105.7 Sun FM! 

INFO 7pm, Vernon Atrium Hotel and Conference Centre
9/30

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre: Major Motion Picture

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre is a Vancouver based company dedicated to furthering the development and appreciation of contemporary dance in Canada through the creation of innovative and integral dance works with personal and public significance.

In Major Motion Picture, 7 dancers fight for the theatre, losing and gaining the grounds for their power and identity. A mysterious third party is present in every conflict, teaching us how to desire, and leading us into patterns. Living in the wings, The Others hack into the theatre with wild attempts to steal the show and regain the stage as their own.

The production explores timely themes of surveillance, otherness, propaganda and belief through its eccentric and lawless characters. A hybrid performance language includes infrared technology and an on-stage surveillance system alongside Out Innerspace's trailblazing movement invention.

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
10/2

Charlotte Diamond

Sun FM is proud to present the amazing Charlotte Diamond! 

At her special family concert on October 2, she will have new songs for her fans from the brand new recording, #14, "Diamonds by the Sea", like "Ottie the Otter", "Put the Beat in Your Feet", and "The Moose on the Loose". However, the audience will still hear their favourite songs such as "Four Hugs a Day," "I am a Pizza," (Je suis une pizza) and "Octopus (Slippery Fish)." 

Charlotte is the first presentation in our brand new "First Stages" series - shows suitable for audiences aged two and up. Sweet, short and highly entertaining, this is a great way to introduce little ones to the performing arts.

Charlotte will be accompanied by her son Matt on electric guitar. Matt has been presenting shows (both family and adult) on his own for several years, but is also his mom's main accompanist when she performs.

Charlotte is an internationally-recognized recording artist, composer and singer for children. As one of Canada's favourite family performers, she has toured throughout North America, and even Central America and Europe, singing in English, French and Spanish.

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 3pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
10/15

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

Among Canada's most beloved and longest running dance companies, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal brings an athletically and visually stunning contemporary performance to every show. Displaying its radiant and expressive style, BJM explores the creative side of contemporary trends, yet is still firmly committed to classical aesthetics. Making a conscious effort to remain accessible, BJM brings to stage creations which speak to both informed and new audiences. 

This performance will showcase a mixed repertoire from three rising international choreographers. Closer, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, Kosmos from Andonis Foniadakis, and Rouge by Rodrigo Pederneiras with Artistic Direction by Louis Robitaille. 

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
10/16

Robinson Crusoe

Sun FM is proud to present Robinson Crusoe! 

Robinson Crusoe is a tale of survival and self-discovery retold with an imaginative physical theatre finesse. Based on a true story, this action-packed adaptation is about an English sailor shipwrecked on a remote island. Alone, Crusoe works against all odds to turn this unforgiving paradise into a home for 25 years. Then one day, he saves an Islander from brutal savages. The two strangers develop a remarkable friendship despite some comedic miscommunication.

Robinson Crusoe embraces friendship, empathy, self-esteem, communication and cultural differences. This play has toured across Canada, to the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. Axis is thrilled to bring our reimagined version of this award winning production to young audiences for the 2016-2017 season.

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 2pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
10/22

JDRF Starlight Gala

Join us as this year we tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and experience a little madness along the way!  The 11th annual Starlight Gala, benefiting JDRF, is happening on October 22nd at the Coast Capri Hotel.  Come dressed as your favorite Lewis Carroll character and don’t be late for this very important date!

The Starlight Gala has raised an incredible $1.3 million to date and plays a vital role in helping JDRF accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of cutting edge advances to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). With your help, we will continue to fund research that improves the lives of people affected by T1D and achieve breakthroughs that will lead us to a cure.

Click here for tickets and more information: www.jdrf.ca/starlightgala or call 250-765-7711

 

INFO 6pm, Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna
10/24

Just For Laughs - John Cleese & Eric Idle

Just For Laughs and Mills Entertainment are thrilled to announce that due to overwhleming demand for a show, Kelowna has now been added to the John Cleese and Eric Idle North American Tour! Britain's living legends of comedy will perform and unforgettable sit-down comedy at Prospera Place on October 24th at 7:30pm!

Tickets will be on-sale to the public starting Friday, August 26th at 10am.

For full tour dates, information and links to tickets visit www.cleeseandidle.com 

INFO 7:30pm, Prospera Place, Kelowna
10/28

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Sun FM is proud to present God is a Scottish Drag Queen! 

A two-act comedy of biblical proportions!

From 18 time Best of the Fest winner, and 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Mike Delamont comes the hit one man show God Is A Scottish Drag Queen. God, dressed in a floral power suit comes down to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable and hilarious night of comedy. 

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 8pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
11/4

Vernon Women in Business Leadership Conference

Sun FM is proud to Sponsor the Vernon Women in Business Leadership Conference – Nov 4th at The Vernon Golf and Country Club! Get your tickets for this amazing day of inspirational speakers and networking!

Hear keynote speaker Jeanne Martinson speak about Women’s beliefs and how they often can get in the way of success. Plus enjoy lunch, wine and so much more! 

Get your tickets today! More info at Vernon Women in Business Online! 

INFO 9-4:30pm, Vernon Golf and Country Club
11/10

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

A fast-paced farcical comedy starring everyone's favorite detective. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs in this zany whodunit based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit. The game's afoot in this hilarious thriller that's anything but elementary!

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
11/13

Peter Pan

You don't just watch a DuffleBag Theatre show. In this refreshing adaptation of the magical tale of Peter Pan, audience members are invited into the story to play the main parts along with the cast!

Since 1992, the "Nearly World Famous" DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country. The DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales and Shakespearean classics full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story - a twist is created! Before your very eyes, audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages and a truly unique interactive theatrical experience where the dream of living a fairy tale actually does come true!

All are performed with the same sense of fun, innovation, and participation that audiences (nearly) the world over have come to expect!

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 2pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
11/27

Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny

Sun Fm is proud to present Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny!

Mermaid Theatre uses puppets to bring the well-known stories Good Night Moon and Runaway Bunny to life, in one of our brand new "First Stages" presentations - shows suitable for audiences aged two and up. Sweet, short and highly entertaining, this is a great way to introduce little ones to the performing arts.

First Stages is a new series is crafted for our youngest patrons. Ages two and up can enjoy these gentle shows where a toddler's enthusiasm is welcome.

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 3pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
1/21

CUISINE & CONFESSIONS The 7 Fingers Circus

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses.

From The Seven Fingers Theatre comes Cuisine & Confession, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses. The stage becomes a giant kitchen where circus performers recreate stories whilst cooking real meals and offering them up to the audience!

Combining circus, avant-garde dance, theatre, and cooking show comedy, The Seven fingers pays homage to the iconic comforts of the kitchen.

Get yourr tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
2/16

Swan Lake - Canada's Ballet Jorgen

By popular demand, Canada's Ballet Jorgen (Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet) brings the beloved and magical full-length production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake back to Vernon to delight our audiences once again. 

While this production of Swan Lake showcases the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet in its purest form, Artistic Director and CEO Bengt Jorgen has reimagined the classic and dramatic ballet. Setting the tale in the picturesque seascape of the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia adds a hint of Canadian heritage as is often a sign of Jorgen's work.

"We are committed to not only recreate ballet classics in a way that is respectful of tradition, but also in a way that is engaging for our modern audience." - Bengt Jorgen

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
2/18

As I Lay Dying

The highly-esteemed multiple Dora Award winning Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents this rich and unsettling tale adaptation of the Novel by William Falkner. This Southern gothic tale chronicles a family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury their wife and mother. As each member of the family struggles with the promise made to Addie Bundren, their foibles and secrets are revealed in overlapping narratives. There aren't any angels aboard this wagon - just humanity, with all of its virtues and vices, beneath an ominous halo of circling vultures. 

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3/11

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff 13

I Am Woman Hear me Laff returns to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre! 

One of the biggest stand-up comedy events of the year featuring headliner Laurie Elliott!

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INFO 8pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3/17

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

With the audience seated cabaret style on stage, relax and enjoy an up-close and personal concert in this intimate venue.

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling. His rough and textured tones cut through crowded halls; an enormous voice, roaring louder than raucous crowds. The microphone looks almost superfluous. But looks are deceiving; once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky, pouring beauty into a harsh world.

Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you've not heard the like before. Often edgy and dark, Caplan holds a mirror up to show us our nasty bits, singing about the ugliness and showing us that this darkness is the root of the sublime. His new album, Birds with Broken Wings, explodes with sounds both ancient and modern, with more than 30 musicians and even more instruments, combining acoustic sounds from around the world. It's all smoothly blended by the hottest international production team around. It's uncharted territory, and Caplan's leading the way.

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3/22

Getting to Room Temperature

At 93-and-a-half, Arthur Milner's healthy and active mother took a turn for the worse and requested to die. In a hard hitting, sentimental and funny one-man show, Milner takes us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory. With humour, wisdom, irony, and a deep connection to lives gone before, Getting to Room Temperature invites audiences into an honest and wry conversation about aging and dying in Canada.

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
4/1

Shay Keubler's GLORY

Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. Through a cinematic lens, with first-person video material, Glory takes the audience through multiple images and expressions on the amplification of experience and violence in society.

A company of 6 bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society.

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
4/28

Phantom of the Opera

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada's Phantom of the Opera is a captivating story which evokes timeless themes and images of outcasts, love, and the power of obsession.

Inspired by Gason Leroux's 1910 novel of the same name, the story has continued to excite the imaginations of readers, reaching across different cultures and eras. With original choreography by Igor Dobrovolskiy set to the music of Francis Poulenc, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA features lush costumes created by Paul Daigle and an intriguing set design by Brian Perchaluk. Pierre Lavoie's ethereal mix of light and shadows perfectly captures the eerie world where a love triangle ensnares, Erik, the beautiful ingénue whom he loves, and the dashing young viscount who wins her heart.

Igor Dobrovolskiy, Artistic Director and Choreographer for Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, fuses ballet technique with theatrical expression - what he terms a "theatre of movement." Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada pursues a continuous creative process in an environment that supports origination and strong technical and expressive dancers who co-create with him. Through collaboration with like-minded artists attracted by the vision and artistic philosophy of our Artistic Director our creative practice uses ballet-art as a platform to see our world in more compelling, poignant and imaginative ways.

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
4/30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sun FM is proud to present A Midsummer Night's Dream! 

A brand-sparkling new adaptation of Shakespeare's whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys, made just for kids!

In this version, William Shakespeare acts as a Puck-Like emcee who enlists the help of the audience to help him put on a play. Using Improvisation and the audience's imaginations, Shakespeare carefully guides the students as they recreate A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

By the end they will feel like they themselves came up with the plot twists, the characters and the comedy of this unforgettable show. Along the way the will learn about the elements of story, the incredible variety and power of the English language, and wonder of William Shakespeare! 

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INFO 2pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
5/17

Coco Love Alcorn

Joyful and genuine, jazz and pop singer Coco Love Alcorn brings her soulful and compelling music to the small stage for an intimate performance. 

Coco's deepest passion in music is connecting with people and engaging in the moment. Every song on her upcoming album has been written with this in mind; the material supporting both the freedom of soulful expression and the possibility of group singing. 

Borrowing from the traditions of folk, soul and gospel, Coco's new project, The Spirit Sessions, is inspired by the human spirit and the joy of singing. 

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
5/18

Freud's Last Session

Does God exist? Does goodness require the presence of evil? What begins as a philosophical debate becomes a profound play in which Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis boldly address the greatest questions of all time. 

Famed psychoanalyst Doctor Sigmund Freud is dying of cancer, having recently escaped to London from Nazicontrolled Austria. He summons the young novelist, essayist, and late convert to Christianity, C.S. Lewis to his London home to discover why the brilliant intellectual and former atheist would "abandon the truth for a lie". God, love, sex, morality, evil and the meaning of life are burning questions, especially on the day England enters the Second World War - and only two weeks before Freud will end his own life. Despite their clash of beliefs, the imminent threat of war leads the men to startling revelations about themselves, and to their common ground. 

Inspired by the bestselling book "The Question of God" by Harvard's Doctor Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., Mark St. Germain's brilliant script sparkles with wit, surprising humour, and poignant insights into these great influential minds. 

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INFO 7:30pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
 
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