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Train to be a Seniors Support Volunteer @ The People Place (Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan)
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior Support Volunteer Program Make a difference in a senior’s life! If you have a special interest in working with seniors and want to offer ongoing support to older adults who are clients of the Seniors Mental Health program then this program is for you. You could help assist in maintaining the optimal level of independence though individual and/or group work with clients.

Poster 2016 training for people working with seniors -VernonThrough this program, trained volunteers who have a special interest in working with seniors offer ongoing support to older adults who are clients of the Seniors Mental Health program.  The objective is to assist in maintaining the optimal level of independence for clients.  This is done through individual contact and/or group work with clients that are socially isolated and may be experiencing the early stages of dementia or depression.



  • Thursdays – April 14 – May 26, 2016
  • 9:00am – Noon
  • Classes held at “The People Place”

For more information see www.vernonfrc.ca

Pyjama Storytime at Oyama Library @ Oyama Branch of Okanagan Regional Library
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ORL Oyama storytimePyjama Storytime: January 14 to May 26, 2016 


Every 2nd and last Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.


Wear your PJ’s, bring a stuffie and join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun before going to bed. Drop-in, it’s free!

Feb 25 – Sniffles & Sneezes; Coughs & Wheezes

Mar 10 – Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Mar 31 – The Bunny Hop!

Apr 14 – A Little Bird Told Me

Apr 28 – Mom’s the Word!

May 12 – Okanagan Adventures

May 26 – My Dad is My Super Hero!

The Lakes Community Garage Sale @ The Lakes Community - various houses
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

garage sale signVisit the Lakes Community website for more information.

Houses participating will be clearly marked.  All interested households can register to participate in advance during the first two weeks of May.

Firefighters Car Wash fundraiser for Angel Award @ Save-On Foods lower parking lot on Main Street
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2014May3 at SwalwellThe Lake Country firefighters are hosting a Car Wash & BBQ (hot dogs & hamburgers) by donation with all proceeds to go to Angel Award program (all proceeds go to The Arthritis Society specifically earmarked for research to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis).

Stop by and support this worthwhile local cause, get your vehicle washed, check out the fire truck, chat with the local firefighters and have something to eat.Firefighters BBQing

Jeff Piattelli – singer songwriter @ Creekside Theatre
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

May 28Jeff Piattelli, is a self-taught singer-songwriter based out of Kelowna BC. He developed a love and passion for music at a very young age, starting with learning to play the piano, and a few years later with singing and playing guitar. In his early teens he began writing songs in various genres. Jeff put together a band and after several months of practice they entered and won their first ever Battle of the Bands contest. They got to perform at Kelowna’s hottest summer festival at the time, Wakefest. Following that he was addicted to the feeling of being on stage and performing for a crowd.

After Spending some time playing hard rock he decided to switch gears and start as a solo performer playing mostly acoustic guitar. Jeff quickly realized this was where he excelled most, and began writing music almost everyday. Later that year he won a Valley wide songwriting competition and soon had his original song playing on several local radio stations. This inspired him to record more original music, Jeff recorded a solo acoustic album, which had 30,000 plays online and followed it with a full band album a few years later. Both of which saw several different songs such as “Superman”, “Beautiful Things” and “Listen” get regular radio play throughout the valley.

Jeff has pursued music through many platforms; from Summer Festivals, to huge events at Big White, playing the Best Buy Grand Opening, opening for Andrew Allen, songwriting and talent competitions, and even had his music featured on K96.3’s compilation CD of upcoming talent two years in a row.

He has spent the last several months writing all new original music. He is just beginning to perform the songs live, and even added a Ukulele to his act alongside his Guitar and Piano. Using a loop pedal while performing, it is always entertaining watching Jeff layer melodies over himself and fill out a room, even though he is a solo performer. Jeff will be performing a wide variety of music on May 28th, some old for long time fans and some new for those just discovering his songwriting talents. If you are a music lover, you won’t be disappointed!

Joel Strauss:  Joel Strauss’s music is a singular blend of inspired lyrics, a distinctive voice and a variety of styles – including traditional pop, alternative rock, and folk. More than just another singer and songwriter; Joel Strauss is a hard-working, uniquely talented musical craftsman and multi-instrumentalist. His music is deeply personal and poignant, with clever lyrics supported by seductive melodies and extremely distinctive vocals.

In 2014, Strauss released his sophomore album, Don’t Lose That Feeling. The LP has been hailed as one of the top DIY albums of 2014 by blogs such as Indie Rock Cafe and The Equal Ground. With influences like Bob Dylan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Grizzly Bear, and The Ink Spots, Strauss offers an unorthodox approach and allure in his songs, which sway effortlessly from early 20th century smoky ballads (”Ocean Transfix”) to intrinsically orchestrated indie rock and roll (”Beyond My Flesh And Bone”). The variety in stylistic flavour is unified by a singular vision – resulting in a sound that is wholly his own.

Tuesday Yoga at Oyama Community Hall @ Oyama Community Hall
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Every Tuesday starting May 17th Fit Flow Yoga with Michelle Rose from 6:30-7:30pm and then Yin Yoga with Mark Atherton from 7:45-8:45pm.

Drop in to one class or stay for both.  Your first class is by donation and the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.  For more details email mrosebulten@gmail.com.

COPA for Kids 2016 @ Kelowna Flying Club at YLW
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

On June 4th, more than 180 Okanagan youth from the ages of eight to 17 will be taking to the skies with pilots generously providing their expertise, time and planes and volunteers from the Kelowna Flying Club organising the event.

Participants will get the chance for a close-up look at aircraft on the ground and attend a short ground school where they will learn about the airplanes, what they do and ask questions about aviation and flying. Pilots will demonstrate how to prepare for each flight with a pre-flight walk around and brief the young flight enthusiasts on safety aspects of their flight before take-off. Then, they take to the skies where they will cruise over the valley before experiencing landing and shut down.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copa-for-kids-jr-aviation-program-2016-tickets-23871721963

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend the event as there will be lots for everyone to see and do, even if not participating on a flight. The event includes a number of community aviation related exhibitors and static display aircraft, including Medi-Vac, Search and Rescue, helicopters, charter aircraft, flight schools, Air Cadets, and activities and refreshments for the entire family.

WHEN:               Saturday, June 4, 2016

8:30 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE:             Kelowna Flying Club, 6135 Airport Way, Apron 3 at Kelowna International Airport

About the event: COPA for Kids Aviation Program provides a motivational aviation experience focusing on an introductory flight in an aircraft, piloted by a COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) member volunteers in their own private planes. The Kelowna Flying Club has been organizing this event for nine years and have provided flights for more than 840 local youth.


c4k@kelownaflyingclub.com | Phone: 250 469 3029

New Home Expo at Cadence at The Lakes @ Cadence at The Lakes
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cadence at The Lakes Adult Community invites you to attend their first ever New Home Expo!

Stop by on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 11am-5pm and see everything that Cadence has to offer.  The New Home Expo will feature an open house with interactive displays from some of the key suppliers. Meet the experts and find out all about the quality products that make the homes a step above the rest.  They’ll also have prizes, giveaways, and the famous Cadence hotdog barbeque.

There will also be a representative from the Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative on hand to provide information and raise awareness about the new public trail being developed between Kelowna and Coldstream.

See the homes, experience the community, meet the suppliers, and win great prizes!

Brought to you in part by:
Dannburg Flooring, Rona Home & Garden, Norelco Cabinets, Trail Appliances, Geotility Geothermal Systems, James Hardi Siding & Trim, and Pure Granite Rocks.

Tribute to ABBA and Tribute to Fleetwood Mac @ Creekside Theater
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

Abba-Mac posterARRIVAL, the Official ABBA Tribute Band Playing hundreds of sold out live shows, the ABBA tribute band ARRIVAL has a sound and stage show that has been honed and fine-tuned to such a degree that they have many times actually been mistaken for the real ABBA!

You will always find the crowd singing along with all of ABBA’s famous and well known tunes during ARRIVAL‘s exciting high energy live stage show! That’s because every song on ARRIVAL‘s roster was a number one ABBA hit, and ARRIVAL delivers with such incredible and enjoyable authenticity, you feel that you are actually witnessing ABBA in Concert!

DREAMS – the Ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac

From the music to the costumes, DREAMS portrays Fleetwood Mac with incredible authenticity. When you sit back and reminisce about the 70’s & 80’s music, one of the top bands to grace the charts was Fleetwood Mac. Even today, 30 plus years later, you can still here their music on the radio stations around the world. The cast of DREAMS takes great pride being able to replicate the Fleetwood Mac sound so closely that it’s difficult to tell the difference. Get going and get grooving to DREAMS!

ARRIVAL and DREAMS are a show you don’t want to miss! Authentic sounding, six piece tributes performed in full costumes similar to the original bands. You will be amazed at how close ARRIVAL – Canada’s tribute to Abba and DREAMS – the Ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac look and sound like the original bands.

Formed in 2005, this group of talented, diverse performers came together with a passion for the music, and a desire to take the ‘Tribute Act’ genre to another level. This amazing six piece band and its original members bring forth the best tribute acts possible from their multi-talented cast, with an amazing show full of dynamic energy, musicianship, vocals, and a few fun twists bound to have you singing along and wanting more!

ARRIVAL and DREAMS will take you back in time so you can experience this amazing music all over again!



May 24, 2015 TICKET SALES NOTICE:  Almost SOLD OUT.  online ticket sales ONLY now – click on link below to purchase.


Oyama Fun Day @ Oyama Community Hall
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

2013-06-02 001 2013-06-02 044The Oyama Community Club would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our annual Oyama Fun Day to be held on Sunday June 5th, 2016.

This fun-packed family celebration gets underway at 8:00am with a Pancake Breakfast, Silent Auction and Raffle. The Parade starts at 11:00am at Oyama General Store, finishing at Oyama Traditional School. The afternoon kicks off with Children’s Field Games & Activities, Historical Displays, Bounce Zone, Firemen’s Burger Burn, Bake Shoppe Tea, Farmers Market, The Big Stage, Oyama Legion Open House and more food and fun for everyone!

For more information or to participate in the Parade, Entertainment, Farmer’s Market or Displays please contact Deb Butler 250-548-3255 or debbutler@shaw.ca

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