Family GypsyFest

On Sunday, September 24th the Caetani Centre will be hosting a FREE Family Fun Day as part of RespectFEST 2017. The afternoon will feature a live concert with singer songwriter Betty Johnson and the gypsy jazz musicians of the Aaron Loewen Trio. Kiki the Eco Elf will be entertaining kids and Gypsy Jay will be offering Henna Art. Valhalla Pure Outfitters will be host a water education tent and Back to Earth will teach about indigenous plants and healing naturally. Everyone will be invited to grab a brush and help create a painted rock community art project. All creations will be added to a design feature in Caetani’s new indigenous plants garden. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of art, a picnic and live music under the trees as the Caetani Centre closes out the 2017 Summer Jazz Series.

No tickets are required for this free event, everyone is welcome!

Multicultural Celebration

Join the Downtown Vernon Association and thousands of people from across the North Okanagan as we celebrate cultural diversity in our community!

Civic Plaza and Spirit Square will come alive on September 23, 2017 with delicious food, upbeat music, cultural performances and education opportunities.

The Respect Stage will be rocking throughout the day as local reggae and calypso group ChipkoJones kick off the celebration in the morning, join world fusion group Barefoot Caravan on a raw and true musical journey in the afternoon and just try and stay seated as  Zimbamoto brings their electrifying and high-energy African beats to Vernon from Vancouver, BC.

Autrey Bell, the Chidorai Japanese Dance Group, local Bhangra artists, Chinese fan dancers, O’Keefe Ranch and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre will be gracing the Cultural Corner Stage with interactive performances and educational talks throughout the day.

Mollie Bono, Okanagan-Similkameen, has a deep and personal understanding of the history of the Okanagan/Similkameen and other Interior Salish First Nations and will be offering three workshops throughout the day focused on the History of the First People – an excellent opportunity for anyone who is motivated to change or is willing to look within to succeed.

What: RespectFEST Multicultural Celebration

Where: Civic Plaza & Spirit Square (near the Museum & City Hall)

When: Saturday, September 23 10am-4pm

No tickets are required! Mark your calendars and join us for this free event we celebrate respect and diversity in the North Okanagan!

Outdoor Art Show at Mackie House

Enjoy FREE admission to Mackie House and an outdoor art show focused on Respect put on by the North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artists.

Chat with artists from the North Okanagan Federation of Artists who will be painting and drawing outside on the beautiful grounds of Mackie House.
Participate in the theme of RespectFEST by painting something that you respect about Canada on a large canvas.
A small parking area is available in front of Mackie House, additional parking is available next door at Sovereign Park.

No tickets are required for this free event! Everyone is welcome to check out the art and visit the grounds of Mackie House.

RespectFEST Artful Workshop

Join upbeat, local artist, Kris Fuller as she leads you step-by-step through a 30 minute mini-paint session. Sessions begin on the half hour and will offer participants the opportunity to paint a postcard sized canvas of local lavender – a plant that is respected and valued in the Okanagan.

Session times:

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

Pre-registration for this event is encouraged!

Click here for free tickets.

Downtown Vernon Mural & History RESPECT Tour

Have you ever wanted to know more about that mural you pass every day? Did you know there are over 20 historical plaques located on heritage buildings in the downtown core? Have a burning question about Vernon’s history? Following the theme of RESPECT, Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman will lead you throughout downtown Vernon stopping at select murals and recently refurbished historical plaques while telling stories of Vernon’s unique, and not always pleasant, past.

Gabriel is the Education Coordinator for the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in addition to being a professional storyteller and performer, director and teacher. He is the creator and guide for the Ghost Tours of Vernon and leads the Downtown Mural Tours throughout the summer.

This tour goes rain or shine! Please dress appropriately for whatever the weather has in store.

Pre-registration for this event is encouraged!

Click here for free tickets.

Pollinators of the Okanagan

Join Irene McKechnie for an interactive discussion surrounding respecting the environment and pollinators of the Okanagan at the Okanagan Science Centre (Heritage Hall).

Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is required!

Click here for free tickets.

 

 

 

RespectFEST Artful Workshop

Join upbeat, local artist, Kris Fuller as she leads you step-by-step through a 30 minute mini-paint session. Sessions begin on the half hour and will offer participants the opportunity to paint a postcard sized canvas of local lavender – a plant that is respected and valued in the Okanagan.

Session times:

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

Pre-registration for this event is encouraged!

Click here for free tickets.

An Afternoon in the Caetani Chronicles

On Wednesday, September 20th join the Caetani Centre for a family afternoon on the grounds. Attendees will enjoy 1920’s games and activities as well as a house tour that will give special insight on the life of Sveva Caetani.

No tickets are required for this free event, everyone is welcome!

RespectFEST Artful Workshop

Join upbeat, local artist, Kris Fuller as she leads you step-by-step through a 30 minute mini-paint session. Sessions begin on the half hour and will offer participants the opportunity to paint a postcard sized canvas of local lavender – a plant that is respected and valued in the Okanagan.

Session times:

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

Pre-registration for this event is encouraged!

Click here for free tickets.