Happy Birthday Canada!

On Monday, Canada will officially be 146 years old.  I hope everyone will be able to attend some of the festivities around Kelowna.  Starting at 10:00 a.m. there are things to do for all ages.  From the Taste of Canada Food Fair to the music and dancing there is bound to be fun for all. 

Century 21 has a booth set up, the "Century 21 Kelowna Kids Zone",  balloons, facepainting, games and all that great stuff. My wife and I will be manning the tent from 2 to 4:30.  Stop and say HI!. 

I have copied and pasted a schedule of activities below.  I hope whatever you do on this beautiful (and HOT) long weekend you all have a fun and safe time with your families and friends! 


Dennis Wiberg

Celebrate Kelowna!
Schedule of Activities July 1st, 2013
16th Annual Canada Day Festival, Waterfront Park ~ 10:00am-11:00pm
40th Annual Folkfest, Prospera Place ~ 10:00am-3:30pm
19th Annual "Canada Day Spectacular", Prospera Place ~ 7:30-9:30pm
Activities in Waterfront Park & Cultural District
Bring your radio and tune to 99.9 Sun FM for the fireworks simulcast
1 ~ First Nations
2 ~ Cyril Moore
3 ~ Banat Al Raks - Dancers
4 ~ Irish School of Dance
5 ~ Okanagan Chinese Canadian Assoc.
6 ~ Okanagan Filipino Canadian Dancers
7 ~ Polish Eagles Dancers
8 ~ Kelowna Pipe Band
Canada Day Ceremonies and Cake Cutting
1:00-3:30pm 1 ~ Centre culturel francophone del’Okanagan
2 ~ Caribbean Community
3 ~ Rejoicing Team - Asian Dancers
4 ~ Hawaiian Dancers
5 ~ Sadok Ukrainian Dancers
6 ~ Tahitian Dancers
7 ~ Okanagan Punjabi Cultural Academy
8 ~ Sadok Ukrainian Dancers
9 ~ Kelowna Liedertafel Choir
Activities in Prospera Place
40th Annual Folkfest Stage
and Ethnic Food Booths
(Prospera Place) 10:00am-3:30pm
Donations accepted at each gate for this free community festival
10:00am-12:00pm Great Canadian Apple Bin Paint-in (Kelowna Art Gallery) Host: Kelowna Art Gallery
10:00am-4:00pm Kelowna Summer Theatre Festival - live performances (North of Harmony Bridge; Waterfront Park)
10:00am-8:00pm Canada Day Bazaar (Concession Plaza)
10:00am-4:00pm Community Groups Display (Rhapsody Plaza)
10:00am-10:30pm Taste of Canada Food Fair (Tugboat Beach)
10:15am-12:00pm Kelowna City Band performance (on brick plaza outside of Prospera Place)
11:00am-4:00pm Century 21 Kids Zone presented by The Kelowna Capital News (Pioneer Gardens)
11:00am-4:00pm Sun-Plex Drop-in Ball Hockey (Rhapsody Plaza by the Dolphins) Host: Sun-Plex Sports Arena
11:00am-6:00pm Made in Canada Marketplace presented by Country 100.7 (Rhapsody Plaza by the Dolphins)
11:00am-4:00pm Baywest Management Kids Stage (Pioneer Gardens)
12:00pm-10:15pm TD Beach Stage presented by K96.3FM (Tugboat Beach)
12:30pm-1:30pm Team Extreme Warrior Force Okanagan (strongman show)
(on Water St. across from the Dolphin’s fountain)
12:30pm-1:30pm Official Canada Day Ceremonies and “Happy Birthday Canada”
cake courtesy of Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty (Prospera Place)
12:30pm-9:30pm Parks Alive! Power Stage presented by Power 104FM (Island Stage)
3:00pm-4:00pm Robert Gordon College performance (62 pce youth orchestra,
Aberdeen Scotland) (Jim Stuart Park)
3:00pm-4:00pm Team Extreme Warrior Force Okanagan (strongman show)
(on Water St. across from the Dolphin’s fountain)
7:00pm-9:00pm Inspired Word Cafe in partnership with Artists for Creative Alliance (Kerry Park)
7:30pm-10:30pm Youth Stage presented by 99.9 SUN FM (Jim Stuart Park)
10:30pm-10:55pm Canada Day Kelowna Fireworks Display (Tugboat Bay) presented in part by the
City of Kelowna, Tolko Industries, Skyline Fireworks, and Festivals Kelowna
Kelowna Transit will have extended hours with buses leaving
Queensway Station 30 minutes after fireworks end.
19th Annual FREE Family
"Canada Day Spectaculer"
(Prospera Place) 7:30-9:30pm
Live POPs Orchestra & Guests
Mark Wells, Alyshia Black
& Madison McMillan
Admission by donation at the door $2 suggested donation
Baywest Management Kids Stage
(Pioneer Gardens) 11:00am-4:00pm
11:00-11:25 Great Way Martial Arts (Demonstration)
11:35-11:45 Intercultural Society of Central Okanagan (Solo)
12:00-12:45 Robert Gordon College - Big Band (orchestra; 22 pce)
1:00-2:00 Talented Kids (various youth musicians and singers)
2:15-2:45 Beamer Wigley - “Our Kids Have Talent” winner (solo; vocalist with guitar)
3:00-4:00 Leif David (Magician)
TD Beach Stage presented by K96.3 FM
(Tugboat Beach) 12:00-10:15pm
12:00-12:45 Kath & the Tomcats (blues; 4 pce)
1:00-1:45 Devon Coyote Trio (indie rock; trio)
1:45-2:00 Mexican Trio (Mexican folk dancers)
2:00-2:45 Easy Fix (motown; 5 pce)
2:55-3:05 Taylor Hickson -”Talented Kids”
finalist (duo; vocalist w/guitar)
3:20-4:00 My Kind of Karma (French infused acoustic folk; 4 pce)
4:00-4:15 Okanagan Filipino Club Dance Troupe (Filipino dancers)
4:15-5:00 Anna Jacyszyn Trio (jazz; trio)
5:15-6:00 Sista B & the Boys (R&B; 4 pce)
6:20- 7:00 Robert Gordon College - Ceilidh Band (Celtic; 8 pce)
7:15-8:30 Nolunta’s (Italian pop; 5 pce)
8:30-9:00 Team Extreme Warrior Force
Okanagan (dance troupe and fire show) - beside stage on beach
9:00-10:15 Digitaal (Bhangra pop; 6 pce)
Parks Alive! Power Stage
presented by Power 104 FM
(Island Stage) 12:30-9:30pm
12:30-1:15 Young Sparrows (pop punk; 4 pce)
1:30-2:15 Papa Wheely (classic rock; 4 pce)
2:30-3:15 Floyd Vedan Band (classic rock covers; 4 pce)
3:20-3:30 Ben Klick -”Talented Kids” finalist (vocalist w/guitar;solo)
3:45-4:30 The Flu (indie rock; 4 pce)
4:45-5:30 Lefty (hard rock; trio)
5:45-6:30 Wheelhouse (classic rock; 4 pce)
6:45-7:30 Fields of Green (indie rock; 4 pce)
7:45-8:30 Ozzy Ozmunds (rock covers; 4 pce)
8:45-9:30 Lift Off (stadium rock; 4 pce)
Youth Stage
presented by 99.9 Sun FM
(Jim Stuart Park) 7:30-10:15pm
3:00-4:00 Robert Gordon College Orchestra,
Aberdeen, Scotland (62 pce)
7:30-8:15 Artist TBA
8:20- 8:40 Shadow (illusionist)
8:45-8:55 Unit 3D (electro-pop; trio)
9:00-9:20 Shadow (illusionist)
9:25-10:15 DJ Invisible (urban beats; pop)
Celebrate Kelowna!
A production of Canada Day Festivities are brought to you by Festivals Kelowna, Folkfest and Canada Day
Concerts Society organizing committees.
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