Branch # 7 Kelowna
Updated February 22, 2019
We are back in the Rutland Activity Cetnre
We are in the process of changing form Tuesdays (one to go) – February 26 ) then switching to Wednesdays at the same time.
 Shamma is back in Kelowna and will be helping us once a month on our Sunday afternoon jams for one hour!!
 If you are coming our way please call 250 717 8432 and talk to John or Lynn to makes sure you aren’t disappointed .  
 For more information on Kelowna Branch #7, visit their website at:
With a population of more than 127,000, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Bordering Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is well known for its hot summers and temperate winters.

Kelowna is one of the most livable cities in Canada. In the recent Canada Pulse survey, 90% of residents reported “My city is a great place to live.” 

The Orchard Park Mall (the largest in the Interior of B.C.), has more than 150 retail outlets .    With an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine and 13 inches of precipitation, the Okanagan is the “Arizona of Canada.”     Orchard Blossom Time:Mid-April to mid-May.     Picking Times: Cherries-July; Apricots-Late July; Peaches & Pears-Late August; Apples-September and October

Quick Facts

Kelowna is home to more than 127,000 people.
The Central Okanagan Regional District has a population of 167,000.
Kelowna is 344 metres (1,129 feet) above sea level.
Okanagan Lake is 110 km long.
The average daytime high during July and August is 27.4 C.
The average daytime high during December and January is -0.3 C. The average low is -7.7 C.
Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually and 28 cm of rain.
The new W.R. Bennett Bridge is five lanes in width and almost 1063 meters in length. It remains the only floating bridge in Canada.
Kelowna General Hospital largest and most comprehensive in the southern interior of B.C. with a full treatment cancer clinic.

Membership Branch #7 BCOTFA
  •   40 members 30 Musicians and 20 fiddlers
Regular meetings / Jams
  • The Schedule for jams and practices has changed to the following and you can check by calling 250 717 8432 before coming.
  •  First Thursday of the month 7 to 9:00 PM at the Seniors Activity Center in Rutland is a Jam.
  • There is also a Sunday Jam on the third Sunday of the month from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
  •  Each Tuesday we have a “learning session” and/or Jam that starts at 7:00 PM and open to all.
  • There is a Fiddlin’ For Fun session on the First Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Rutland Activity Centre.  The purpose of this session is to work with children who would like to learn some fiddle music and we focus on Waltz, Jig and Reel as well as some novelty tunes.  Outside of the school students, young and old, are also welcome and a $2 drop in fee is requested.

Lynn Tribe,
PO Box 20111 TCM,
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9H2

Monthly Newsletter  
A monthly newsletter and schedule of events is posted on the Kelowna Branch #7 Website
Special Events     Dance every 3rd Friday of the months September to May from 7:30 PM at the Rutland Senior Activity Centre, except December or when conflicting with a Stat Holiday
Annual Contest Weekend – First Weekend in June – FIDDLE FEST 2019
  • We will be having a Fiddle Fest in 2019 and Scott Woods will be coming.
  • This event will held at Rutland Centennial Hall (Was 180 Rutland Road  —Now same place but new street address)  more details will be posted once we have them.   
  • Registration  will take place Friday before the Concert and Saturday Morning.
  • There will be Saturday morning workshops and Afternoon contest.
  • Pre Registration

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Concert: 7:00 PM
  • Featuring Scott Woods
Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Workshops – 9AM til 11:00 AM
  • Fiddle Contest:  ONE round only, starts at 1:00 
  • Jam with the Pros after the contest (Lots of space for dancing as well) 
  • Place: Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 N Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC
  • For more details, see the Kelowna Branch #7 website – Contest Page.

Date,   September , 2019
BBQ at Rutland Activity Centre  3:00 PM

December , 2019  TBA
Branch #7 Christmas Party. Dinner starts at 6:00PM

Executive for 2019
President: Irene McAvena      Vice Pres.: John Tribe     Treasurer: Karen Omit     Secretary: Lynn Tribe

1 Yr. – Vic Ukrainetz, Smiley Barnhart, Carol Jenson
2Yr. – Heather Bartel, Carol Fox, Mabel Babcock