Branch # 7 Kelowna
Updated April 4, 2021


SEPT. 3&4 2021


 If you are coming our way please call 250 717 8432 and talk to John or Lynn to make sure you aren’t disappointed .  We’re banking on Covid guidelines will be softened enough for us to have this event.  If we don’t at least plan then nothing can happen but we’ll follow Covid guidelines whatever they are 
 For more information on Kelowna Branch #7, visit their website at:
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
  •   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.
  • There is Jam on the third Sunday of the month from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  Except in November, January and February it become a dance.  
  • Monthly Dance is on the third Friday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM except November, January and February when there is a jam from 7 to 9 PM.
  •  There is a Fiddlin’ For Fun session on the First Wednesday of the month from 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.  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
There is no Contest planned for 2021
A jamboree type event is being planned for September 3&4 2021
  • Guest artists are Mark Sullivan and Mike Sanyshyn
  • 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.   
  • Pre Registration

Friday, June 3, 2020

  • Concert: 7:00 PM followed by a Dance
Saturday, June 4, 2020
  • Workshops – 9AM til 11:00 AM
  • B.C. champions perform
  • Place: Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 N Rutland Road, Kelowna, BC
  • For more details, see the Kelowna Branch #7 website – Fiddle Fest  Page.

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

Executive for 2019
President: Heather Bartel      Vice Pres.: John Tribe     Treasurer: Karen Omit     Secretary: Lynn Tribe

1 Yr. – Irene McAvena, Carol Fox, Mabel Babcock
2Yr. – Vic Ukrainetz, Wayne Angman, Carol Jenson