Kelowna

                             Branch # 7 Kelowna
Updated March 3, 2022

FIDDLE FEST 2022 HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR

SEPT. 3ish 2022

This event is still in the early planning stages

POSTER

 If you are coming our way please call 250 717 8432 and talk to John or Lynn to make sure you aren’t disappointed .  
 For more information on Kelowna Branch #7, visit their website at:
                             General
With a regional population of more than 200,000, 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 area is home to more than 200,000 people.
The Central Okanagan Regional District has a population of 211,000.
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
  •   43 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.
  • There is Jam/Practice on each Wednesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Except in June July and August.  
  • Monthly Dance is on the third Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  •  There is a Fiddlin’ For Fun session  6:30 PM to 7:00 PM (followed by the practice) at the Rutland Activity Centre.  The purpose of this session is to work with children and learning adults who would like to learn some fiddle music and we focus on Waltz, Jig and Reel as well as some novelty tunes. 

Contact
Lynn Tribe,
Secretary/Treasurer,
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 
http://bcfiddlers.org/Monthly_Calendar.html
 
 
There is no Contest planned for 2022
A jamboree type event is being planned for September 3ish 2022
  • Guest artists are TBA
  • Event will held at TBA 
  • Pre Registration

Friday, June 12, 2022

  • We’re planning a picnic

December ?, 2021  
Branch #7 Christmas Party. Dinner doors usually open at 5:30 PM TBA

Executive for 2019
President: Heather Bartel   Vice Pres.:Carol Jenson  Secretary/Treasurer: Lynn Tribe

Directors
1 Yr. –Dave Brama, Dave Hughes, Vic Ukrainetz
2Yr. – Irene McAvena, Doreen Rail, John Tribe