January 27, 2016
While it might appear the City of Kelowna is a little sleepy early in the New Year, there are still plenty of things to do. Particularly if you’re staying at Kelowna hotels downtown, there are numerous events that are either within walking distance, or a short cab ride, from your room.
Even if you choose to stay at one of the Kelowna airport hotels in the area, getting around the city is straightforward. It’s definitely worth exploring if you have some free time on your hands.
Pick a type of event, and Kelowna has it:
For the month of February, here are some of the highlight events for those staying at Kelowna hotels downtown, or elsewhere.
When: weekly on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
Where: Pandosy Peace Centre (2490 Pandosy Street)
Cost: By donation
If you want to limber up your body and let go of stress, laughter yoga is a fun-filled activity that will accomplish both. Classes focus on a combination of tension-busting exercises, including:
All you need is some loose, comfortable clothing, water bottle and a yoga mat. Visit TheSmilingYoga.ca for more info.
When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Laurel Packing House Hall (1304 Ellis Street)
2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. To celebrate this cultural event, the Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association is hosting its annual Spring Lantern Festival at the Laurel Packing House. The event includes:
When: Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $47.50 - $59.50
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street)
Ballet Kelowna's Boundless is a mixed repertory programme bursting with the themes of youth and love. Matjash Mrozewski, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, has teamed up with Canadian composer Owen Belton to create this performance featuring several productions, including:
Glas: a work inspired by the relentless way a river flows
Studies of Cash: a tribute to country singer legend Johnny Cash
Romeo and Juliet: a fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s two star-crossed lovers
When: Saturday, Feb. 20, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Avenue)
Set in the mystical world of the loon people, who have the ability to transform in to both human and bird form, this storyline depicts the fallout between two brothers that have fallen in love with the same woman. This Opera Kelowna production is composed by Imant Raminsh, and designed by Kelowna-based artist Jane Everett. It also features:
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Kelowna hotels downtown offer a convenient place to stay for those who want to be right in the thick of things. To book your next stay, call BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites: 1-888-860-1212
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