Okanagan Life Magazine celebrates 25 years

Okanagan Life magazine is stepping back in time to kick-off its 25th anniversary with a historic celebration at O’Keefe Ranch.

  • Sep. 1, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Okanagan Life publisher John Paul Byrne holds copies of the lifestyle magazine

Okanagan Life publisher John Paul Byrne holds copies of the lifestyle magazine

Okanagan Life magazine is stepping back in time to kick-off its 25th anniversary with a historic celebration at O’Keefe Ranch.

“Our anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing spots we have in the Okanagan, and what a better place to start than at the historic O’Keefe Ranch,” said publisher John Paul Byrne. “Throughout the years, our magazine has shared the stories of the Okanagan Valley and its people, culture and lifestyle – and now we’re celebrating with music, song and great food.”

The celebration is set for Friday, Sept. 6 with a special musical performance from Byrne and a reprise of the popular Cowboy Dinner Show, a collaborative production effort between cowboy singer-songwriter Rob Dinwoodie and Jason Armstrong, of Agape Theatre Company.

Guests can tour the heritage ranch by stagecoach before sitting down to a steak dinner with all the fixings, provided by Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant, whose accolades include a Best Restaurant Okanagan Life readers’ choice award.

The magazine, which publishes 10 times a year, first came off the press in September 1988. With a circulation from Salmon Arm to Osoyoos, Okanagan Life has partnered with heritage sites, art galleries and restaurants to celebrate from the north to the south of the Okanagan Valley.

“Our celebrations extend from September until the end of the year, and are sure to be a showcase of some of the best the Okanagan offers,” said Byrne. “From the beach to the mountaintop, we have some amazing adventures planned for our readers.”

The Vernon Public Art Gallery and Silver Star Mountain Resort are in the lineup for the North Okanagan parties.

Tickets for Friday’s show are $39.95 and are available at both O’Keefe Ranch or online at okanaganlife.com.