Kelowna

                             Branch # 7 Kelowna
Updated October 29, 2018
The fire damage at the Rutland Activity Centre has not yet been remediated.  We understand that there has been a complication with the work because of asbestos – but the effect of this is not known except we had expected to be back in the Centre by now.
We have been a bit nomadic this fall but one way or another have been able to pretty much continue our activities.  One notable exception is our November dance which we have cancelled.
Because of the uncertainty related to the centre we have made alternate plan to carry us through to the end of the year.
Practices will be at the Parkinson Rec. Centre on Thursday’s until Nov 20.
Our Christmas Party will be at Cub 17 on Richter St on Saturday December the eighth.
In conclusion we’re doing our best to carry on as much as we can, certainly with the homes and special play outs.  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:
                             General
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
  •   47 members 32 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.
  • We’re making changes in our Activities so expect changes once we’re back with the Rutland Activity Centre.  First Thursday of the month 7 to 9:00 PM at the Seniors Activity Center in Rutland.
  • 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 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.

Contact
Lynn Tribe,
Secretary,
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
 
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 2018
  • We will be having a Fiddle Fest in 2019 and Scott Woods will be coming.  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 Mission Creek Park 3:00 PM

December 7, 2018  TBA
Branch #7 Christmas Party. Dinner starts at 6:00PM

Executive for 2018
President: Irene McAvena      Vice Pres.: Vic Ukrainetz     Treasurer: Karen Omit     Secretary: Lynn Tribe

Directors
1 Yr. – Mabel Babcock, Wayne Angman,  Russ Gerrie
2Yr. – John Tribe, Smiley Barnhart, Carol Jenson