What’s happening

Pyjama Storytime @ Oyama Branch - Okanagan Regional Library
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pyjama Storytime – Join Michelle for stories, rhymes, and songs on the second and fourth Thursday of the month @ 7 pm from Sept 22-Dec 8.

Special Wild West Storytime on Oct 13th, from 7-7:40 pm to celebrate UBC’s One Book event during the month of October.

Okanagan Regional Library – Oyama Branch
15718 Oyama Road
Oyama, BC  V4V 2E1
250 548-3377 Branch (Tues/Thurs 2 – 7pm)

West My Friend @ Creekside Theatre
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

West My Friend 2016-10-27Cascadian third-wave indie progressive chamber folk-roots

Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences.

The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy, and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity. This sonically adventurous approach to music defines West My Friend as a key part of a growing movement of the new generation of grass-roots folk music taking place in Victoria, Vancouver and across British Columbia.

The life of a musician is one of continual evolution, and West My Friend embodies this in their approach to music. Their diversity in taste and influences, and a keen interest in both traditional sounds and innovation, creates a need to constantly explore new sounds while placing them as a distinctive voice in the landscape between Canadian folk and indie-pop. West My Friend’s commitment to creating original indie-roots music, and their dedication to giving their audiences a meaningful and memorable experience, is sure to catch hold of listeners as far afield as they can reach.

West My Friend released their first full-length album Place in 2012, and
it soon garnered multiple award nominations (including “Roots Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the Vancouver Island Music Awards).

Their second album, When The Ink Dries, was released in March 2014 and was recently nominated in the Canadian Folk Music Awards for the Oliver Schroer “Pushing The Boundaries” Award, in the Vancouver Island Music Awards for “Roots/Folk Album of the Year”, as well as receiving the Readers’ Choice award for “Best New Sound of 2014” at Sleeping Bag Studios. The album ranges in scope from intimate moments, featuring the four core musicians of the group, to rich orchestral arrangements that showcase the maturity, musicianship, and multi-instrumental abilities of each member. This is combined with guest musicians drawn from everywhere from the Victoria Symphony to Buena Vista Social Club. The record is a significant step forward for West My Friend; the group’s collaboration with Grammy award-winning producer Joby Baker (Alex Cuba, Cowboy Junkies) and Juno award-winner David Travers-Smith (The Wailin’ Jennys, Oh Susannah) provides a strong underpinning of experience in folk-roots music for this promising young band.

Babytime (newborn to 18 months) @ Lake Country Library (ORL)
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for songs, rhymes & stories for little ones! Free & Drop-in Babytime (newborn to 18 months) Fridays, Sept 16 to Dec 2 at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

* no program Friday Nov 11

Halloween Storytime & Craft (6 yrs & under) @ Lake Country Library (ORL)
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for some Halloween fun with the little ones! Come in costume, listen to stories and make a cool craft!

Recommended for ages 6 & under.

FREE & Drop-in.

The Contenders @ Creekside Theatre
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

Ken Smedley Presents:

The Contenders

Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy “In Concert”

The Contenders 2016-10-29
Over the past 18 years of touring and recording together THE CONTENDERS have delighted audiences across Canada with their distinct Western/Roots/Folk style of music that champions vanishing values and the frontier spirit. As Canadian as they come they are Juno Award winners, Country Music Hall of Famers and recipients of The Order of Canada all rolled into one unique brand of character, humour, authenticity and sincerity. An evening with THE CONTENDERS will lift your spirit, touch your soul and leave you grinnin’ from ear to ear – guaranteed! Get your tickets early to this evening of laughter and songs to fill your hearts – with The Boys of Rhythm – THE CONTENDERS!

Oyama Community Club Halloween Party @ Oyama Community Hall
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join us for an afternoon of spooky fun at Oyama Community Club. There will be crafts, music and treats to share and a great opportunity for you and your kids to show off their Halloween costumes.

This event is free to attend, If you would like to donate any crafts or treats please let us know!  (info.oyamahall@gmail.com)

NOTE: The party will be upstairs in the Oyama Community Hall

Spooktacular Halloween event @ Beasley Park & Reiswig Regional Park
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm





The Regional District of Central Okanagan is taking the popular Spooktacular to Reiswig Regional Park this year! For the first time, the 2016 event is in collaboration with the District of Lake Country, the Lake Country Fire Department and the Lake Country Lions Club.

Regional Parks and the District of Lake Country invite you to this free community Halloween event! Bring a carved pumpkin, a flashlight and a donation for the Lake Country Food Bank to the Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk at Reiswig Regional Park in Lake Country.

The fun, family event is Monday Oct 31st from 4:00pm – 8:30pm. The Reiswig Regional Park is located at 3510 Woodsdale Rd. in Lake Country, adjacent to Beasley Park located at 3450 Woodsdale Rd.

Parking is limited, so please carpool.  Overflow Parking is available at Woodsdale Tennis Courts (3724 Woodsdale Rd)- watch for signage and flag personnel.  Drive with caution and watch for pedestrians — especially children in costumes.

FREE Shuttle bus service is available from George Elliot Secondary School with the first bus leaving the school parking lot at 5:00pm and the last one leaving the park entrance at 8:50pm.  There will even be a prize draw for those taking the shuttle service.

The Lions Club of Lake Country is serving up hot dogs and hot chocolate and donations received will go to the Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative.

Here is the schedule of events for the evening:

4:00-5:00 pm – Drop off your pumpkin with a L.E.D. tea light at Reiswig Regional Park

5:00-8:00 pm – Walk paths lit by Jack-o-lanterns at Reiswig.

6:30-8:00 pm – Hot dogs and Hot Chocolate around the bonfire at Beasley Park

8:00 – Fireworks!

To have your carved pumpkins be a part of the walk and entered into the pumpkin carving contest, drop off your pumpkin on Monday October 31st between 4:00-5:00 pm. Please remember to bring a L.E.D. tea light or similar device to light your pumpkin. The pumpkins will be lit and placed within the park. Then from 5:00pm – 8:00pm stroll the parks and view the display of jack-o-lanterns. Cast your vote for the best pumpkin and drop off a donation for the food bank. Remember to wear your Halloween costume!

Last year there were over 120 glowing, carved pumpkins to view! Prizes will be awarded to the most original, scariest, cutest and funniest pumpkins. There are also categories for pumpkins submitted by local businesses and schools.

For more information on this and other EECO and Regional Parks programs visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

Halloween Trick or Treat Stop @ Oyama Community Club
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Oyama Community Club is changing up their Halloween day event for 2016 and will be hosting a Trick or Treat stop at the pavilion behind the Oyama Community Hall.

There will be hot chocolate and treats and hopefully a bonfire to warm up any weary trick or treaters. Hope to see you there!

Public Hearings and Regular Council Meeting @ Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytime (5 yrs & under) @ Lake Country Library (ORL)
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs & fingerplays! Free & Drop-in Storytime (5 years & under) Thursdays, Sept 15 to Dec 1 at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.