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Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

Okanagan film industry booming despite COVID-19

Productions booked into summer of 2021, with filming currently taking place in Kelowna, Peachland and Vernon

Film production continues to be a growing industry in the Okanagan region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Final call for Vernon Performing Arts bursary

Final call for Vernon Performing Arts bursary

Centre Society offering up to three $1,000 bursaries

Final call for Vernon Performing Arts bursary
Poppa Dawg performed as part of the District of Lake Country’s LIVE! In Lake Country Sidewalk Series after the summer event was cancelled due to COVID-19. (District of Lake Country)

WATCH: Sidewalk series a hit in Lake Country

‘We’re building close community moments,’ says cultural development coordinator

Poppa Dawg performed as part of the District of Lake Country’s LIVE! In Lake Country Sidewalk Series after the summer event was cancelled due to COVID-19. (District of Lake Country)
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Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Seth Rogen teams up with Canopy Growth to launch cannabis brand Houseplant
Okanagan Screen Arts Society’s Lorraine Russell presents a scholarship to Rachel Gessing while Jax Dolman receives a scholarship from Vernon Towne Cinema’s Gerry Sellars. (Contributed)

Okanagan Screen Arts back in action, supporting students

Bursaries awarded to Lumby and Vernon youth pursuing arts

Okanagan Screen Arts Society’s Lorraine Russell presents a scholarship to Rachel Gessing while Jax Dolman receives a scholarship from Vernon Towne Cinema’s Gerry Sellars. (Contributed)
Tiernen O’Keefe, 15, has been accepted into one of Canada’s most prestigious ballet academic programs with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (Carousel Studios photo)

Vernon teen dances on air after Royal Winnipeg Ballet invite

15-year-old Tiernen O’Keefe moves away from home mid COVID-19 in pursuit of dreams

Tiernen O’Keefe, 15, has been accepted into one of Canada’s most prestigious ballet academic programs with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (Carousel Studios photo)
Community radio gets approval in Vernon

Community radio gets approval in Vernon

CRTC gives station the green light

Community radio gets approval in Vernon
COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season

COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season

First time in 57 years Powerhouse Theatre stage is dark

COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season
Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event

Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event

Virtual Riot on the Roof gives entertainers a place to play

Musicians appreciate outlet amid COVID-19 at Vernon event
Almost 200 guests were in attendance to bid on 30 original works of art at the 8th annual Splash of Red event hosted by the Caetani Centre in 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled by COVID-19, but the centre got creative and moved online. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon’s Caetani Centre makes a Splash online

Centre raises $35K with first-ever online art auction in lieu of event cancelled by COVID-19

Almost 200 guests were in attendance to bid on 30 original works of art at the 8th annual Splash of Red event hosted by the Caetani Centre in 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled by COVID-19, but the centre got creative and moved online. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen has found a way to host an event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Aug. 25, the farm theatre will host a series of Canadian films at the timber barn. (Kevin Trowbridge - Contributed)

Spallumcheen’s Caravan puts spotlight on Canadian films in COVID-19

The show must go on for Farm Theatre with movies under the stars

The Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen has found a way to host an event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Aug. 25, the farm theatre will host a series of Canadian films at the timber barn. (Kevin Trowbridge - Contributed)
COVID-19 fails to curb Vernon Winter Carnival

COVID-19 fails to curb Vernon Winter Carnival

Planning underway for February 2021 Wild West Carnival

COVID-19 fails to curb Vernon Winter Carnival
Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Downtown instrument damaged, but public project is not over

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play
Vernon rappers get Swanky with Soda CRCKRS

Vernon rappers get Swanky with Soda CRCKRS

Salty pair Alfy’O and Memo team up to produce album

Vernon rappers get Swanky with Soda CRCKRS
Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)

Therapeutic art for sale at Vernon show

17th annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale presented by Vernon Canadian Mental Health Assoc.

Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)
Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released

The first night of the festival on Aug. 14 will be stacked with favourites from previous years

Lil Jimmy Reed keeps up the tune on guitar and harmonica after climbing down from the Roots & Blues main stage to walk amongst the crowd during the 2018 festival. Reed will be one of the performers featured in the online 2020 festival’s first night. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Riot on the Roof festival will take place online Aug. 17 to 22, 2020. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)

Vernon Art Gallery’s Riot on the Roof going virtual

The 12th annual festival kicks off online Aug. 17

The Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Riot on the Roof festival will take place online Aug. 17 to 22, 2020. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)
Screen Arts bringing films back to Vernon

Screen Arts bringing films back to Vernon

Towne Theatre expected to show Okanagan Screen Arts Society films in September

Screen Arts bringing films back to Vernon
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
Water draws Vernon artists together for exhibit

Water draws Vernon artists together for exhibit

Gallery Vertigo open house Saturday for Spirit of Water

Water draws Vernon artists together for exhibit
Allan Brooks Nature Centre manager Cheryl Hood welcomes guests to check out the new view boards donated by Vernon realtor David Pusey as the centre is open to the public under strict COVID-19 rules. The boards are one of several new items to the centre, celebrating its 20th anniversary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Tours connect North Okanagan to history

Museum makes August all about field trips

Allan Brooks Nature Centre manager Cheryl Hood welcomes guests to check out the new view boards donated by Vernon realtor David Pusey as the centre is open to the public under strict COVID-19 rules. The boards are one of several new items to the centre, celebrating its 20th anniversary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)