What’s happening

Apr
28
Fri
Babytime (newborn to 18 months) @ Lake Country Branch - Okanagan Regional Library
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

January 13 to April 28. Babytime (Newborn to 18 months) Fridays at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories for babies (newborn to 18 months).

Free & Drop-in.

Apr
29
Sat
Babysitter and Home Alone Course @ Seniors Activity Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Time: Home Alone students 9:00 to 12:00     Babysitter students 9:00 to 2:00

Fee: Home Alone $45    Babysitters $60  Cheque payable to M. Boake or cash

What to bring: A nut free snack or lunch

Register early to avoid disappointment.  Minimum class size required to run course.

To Register: Call Margaret at 250-317-2868 or email m_boake@telus.net

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Taste Lake Country – the Scenic Sip 2017 @ Scenic Sip wineries in Lake Country
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get your tickets early in April because this wine tasting & food bite pairing event usually sells out.  Tickets can be purchased at any of the participating wineries: Gray Monk, Arrowleaf, Intrigue, Ex Nihio, Blind Tiger, 50th Parallel and Ancient Hill.  

May
2
Tue
Regular Council Meeting @ Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Agenda Package will be posted here the Thursday prior to the meeting.

Contact for more information.

May
4
Thu
Oyama Book Club @ Oyama Branch - Okanagan Regional Library
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Book Club chat the first Thursday of every month (April – July 2017)

Thursday, April 6 – The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

Thursday, May 4 – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Thursday, June 1 – Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Thursday, July 6 – A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

Age of Arousal – a Fred Skeleton production @ Creekside Theatre
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden – spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica – arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.

Rob Mason-Brown directs this genre-busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original piece written by Canadian playwright and feminist Linda Griffiths. Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy and frenetic ensemble piece that audaciously explores the forbidden and gloriously liberated self.

 

 
May
5
Fri
Cinco de Mayo Rail Trail Walk Fundraiser @ Swalwell Park
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The schools in Lake Country, in collaboration with the Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative (ORTI), are planning a fund raising event called the Cinco De Mayo Rail Trail Walk Fundraiser in support of the development of the recreation pathway on the CN rail corridor.

The benefits of the completed trail, in terms of safety, public well-being, environmental protection, educational opportunities, and economic growth are substantial. ORTI is a 100% volunteer community group that has been designated as the fundraiser to raise $7.86 million, the estimated cost of developing the entire trail. We aim to meet our fiscal target by the fall of 2017 and that will allow for construction to be completed by summer, 2018.

In Lake Country students from Grades three to twelve will seek pledges of financial support for the rail trail and will then walk the return distance from Swalwell Park to the rail corridor at Lodge Road. To encourage students to commit to the project, substantial prizes have been donated by supportive local businesses.  For example, students who obtain pledges of $160 (= one metre of trail) or more will participate in a draw to win one of many wonderful gifts such as a week stay for a family in a lakeside chalet at Klub Kal (value $1500), a new bicycle from Lake Country Cycle (value $800), a day on Kalamalka Lake in a ski boat with lessons on wake surfing (value $750), and a plane ride around the North Okanagan (value $400) and more TBA. Other prizes will be given for participation and for raising more than $25.

Pledge amounts will be tallied by families across all participating grades with a maximum of three family coupons placed in one of the two draw categories.

All donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt. If this donation is done online through the website www.okanaganrailtrail.ca/donate, donors will get a tax receipt by email. Students may bring a copy of that tax receipt from CanadaHelps as proof of the donation. Cheques should be made out to “Central Okanagan Foundation.” Cash and cheque donation tax receipts will be mailed out, so please make sure the address information on the pledge form is complete.

Donors may donate in students’ names, creating a permanent legacy for those persons that will be displayed on the website.  Donations may be matched by an anonymous donor, doubling the impact of each donation. All pledge sheets should be returned to the schools by Wednesday, May 3rd.

Students will arrive at Swalwell Park by bus on May 5th around 11:30 AM. They will enjoy lunch at Swalwell Park, then walk to the rail corridor on Lodge Road and return with draws and concluding ceremonies completed before 2:00 PM.

Please support the efforts of Lake Country students to develop this wonderful community asset so that everyone can forever enjoy our wonderful shorelines.

Age of Arousal – a Fred Skeleton production @ Creekside Theatre
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden – spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica – arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.

Rob Mason-Brown directs this genre-busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original piece written by Canadian playwright and feminist Linda Griffiths. Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy and frenetic ensemble piece that audaciously explores the forbidden and gloriously liberated self.

 

 
May
6
Sat
Age of Arousal – a Fred Skeleton production @ Creekside Theatre
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden – spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica – arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.

Rob Mason-Brown directs this genre-busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original piece written by Canadian playwright and feminist Linda Griffiths. Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy and frenetic ensemble piece that audaciously explores the forbidden and gloriously liberated self.

 

 
May
11
Thu
Lyme Disease in Canada: What’s Bugging You? @ Lake Country Branch, Okanagan Regional Library
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Lake Country Branch, Okanagan Regional Library hosts a presentation by author, Vanessa Farnsworth, with her book “Rain on a Distant Roof.” She will cover what you really need to know about Lyme Disease.

This presentation is FREE & Drop-in. Co-sponsored by the Vernon Lyme Disease Support Group.