Events + Entertainment
Picture of a meadowlark. Okanagan and Similkameen Valley Meadowlark Nature Festival for 2013. Runs between May 16 to May 20.

Meadowlark Nature Festival in the Okanagan and Similkameen

From May 16 to 20, 2013 immerse yourself in the unique natural diversity of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, situated in beautiful BC. All tours are designed to be fun and informative for people of all ages and abilities.

The Meadowlark Nature Festivals popular events sell out every year! For info about tickets and events see the Meadowlark Nature Festival website.

Summerland Film Club at the Rosedale Legion

Summerland Film Club – April 24

Frank Marten’s next movie is the documentary titled ‘The Trials of Henry Kissinger’. “Did Henry Kissinger sabotage the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own political gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia without approval from the US Congress? Did he authorize covert operations – involving kidnapping and assassination – to overthrow a Chilean President? THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER investigates these and other charges. “An expose of the corrosiveness of power. Skilful and detailed.” –The New Yorker. “A stunning and overwhelmingly cogent case for Kissinger as a calculating war criminal.” Boston Globe

Admission by donation. For more info: Summerland Film Club
April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Rosedale Room at the Summerland Legion.



Queen of the Sun

Summerland Earth Week

All Earth Week Activities – are free! There are lots of events this week in Summerland – fun ones for adults and children alike. The Summerland Municipality website has plenty of information on the various events, so check them out. See you in Summerland!

Summerland, BC's Philosopher's Café

Philosophers’ Café ~ Summerland

“Spirituality in Everyday Life”

Join panelists Don Gayton, David Sparks and Ron Sullivan in a discussion about integrating spirituality into our everyday lives: life in the family; life at work and leisure; life in the community; all of the ordinary things we do in the course of our lives.

Don Gayton is an ecologist and author of six books of non-fiction. As a youngster Don fashioned his own religion, from reading the books of Henry Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Ron Sullivan has been a member of the Bahá’i Faith since 1977 and chairs the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’is of Grand Manan. David Sparks has been a minister in the United Church of Canada for 33 years.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Discussion begins at 7pm. Admission by donation. Coffee and light refreshments available. More info: Summerland Arts

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Summerland Art Gallery, 9533 Main Street Summerland Arts Centre


Summerhill Pyramid Winery - hosting a free concert on February 9, 2013

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Concert

A free Composers’ Cuvée concert showcases the music of five resident Okanagan composers:  Imant Raminsh (Vernon), Anita Perry (Summerland), Ernst Schneider (Penticton), Jean Ethridge (Salmon Arm), and Keith Tedman (Summerland).

This unique concert of contemporary Canadian classical works offers a rare opportunity to mix and mingle with the creators behind the music, amidst the stunning surroundings of Canada’s premier certified organic winery.

While the concert is free, it is necessary to book online for assured seating.

Info: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Date: Sat. February 9, 2013 – Concert starts at 7:30pm


Okanagan Symphony Orchestra - Espana January 2013 Concert Series with Rosemary Thompson, Music Director and Daniel Bolshoy, Guitar

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Espana – January Concert Series

Rosemary Thompson Music Director and Daniel Bolshoy, guitar. The fiery Spanish temperament of this program will melt the winter spirit with its vigorous rhythms, expansive melodies and direct emotional appeal. Daniel Bolshoy will amaze with his magic and passion on the guitar. The combined orchestras will bring an unforgettable evening to a suitably rousing conclusion.

Open Dress Rehearsal Fri Jan 19 Kelowna at 2:00 pm


Fri. Jan 18 Kelowna 8:00 pm, Sat. Jan 19 Penticton 7:30 pm, Sun. Jan 20 Vernon 7:00 pm

Info and tickets: Okanagan Symphony


Light up in Summerland for the Christmas season

Summerland’s 25th Light Up

Kicks off with a craft and art fair at the Summerland Senior’s Village from 2-4 pm.

At 5:00pm Santa, elves and stilt-walkers arrive at True Grain Bread, where Santa will be visiting children – both nice and naughty. (Lump of coal for the latter.)

5:00-10:00 downtown main stage there will be kids choirs, an Elvis and a great lineup of other musicians. At 7:00 pm the lights will be switched on proclaiming the official start of the Christmas season! Then later on – fireworks.

Andrew Allen should not be missed. Young, hot talent, check him out on youtube – Summerland is fortunate to have this Valley boy in town to start the season off on a cheery note.

Date and place: Downtown Summerland, Nov 30, 2012

More info: Summerland Chamber

Current and upcoming plays at Many Hats Theatre

Many Hats Theatre – Penticton, BC

Becky’s New Car, is a play that takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret.

The main character is Becky, a somewhat frazzled wife whose husband Joe is solid if unexciting and uncommunicative. Her son is a graduate student in psychology, still lives at home and drives his parents crazy by constantly diagnosing them with various syndromes and disorders. Things get interesting when Becky is taken for a widow by a handsome millionaire!

Dates: Nov 8 – Dec 1 at The Cannery Stage

Doors open at 7:30pm, Showtime is 8:00pm, Sunday Matinees doors open at 1:30pm, Showtime is 2:00pm

More info on Many Hats website