Dancing cowboy to get permanent memorial at local nightclub

A short video about Arnie Davis, the dancing cowboy, was recently released by Chelsea McEvoy and Ryan Tebbutt.
Image Credit: Ryan Tebbutt

KELOWNA – A local nightclub is honouring one of their beloved regulars who passed away from cancer last year.

Arnie Davis was 80 years old when he lost his fight against lung cancer in July 2013. He was a popular fixture at many nightclubs for more than 20 years, with his positive attitude and love of two stepping.

Now one of his favourite old haunts is renovating its bar to include an indoor cabin covered in memories of the two-stepping cowboy who touched so many lives.

OK Corral manager Andy Bowie says although they have had many regulars over the years, Arnie stood out.

“He was more like family than anything to a lot of people,” he says. “He was always just a positive person who didn’t need much to enjoy life. He just liked spending time with people. He was a very down to earth person who touched the lives of a lot of people.”

He wants to post photos and stories so customers can share memories of Arnie. Bowie says pictures and stories can be dropped off any time before Sept. 18 when they will host a special night benefitting the Hospice House.

The indoor cabin will feature collages of Arnie, customers’ memories as well as some of the iconic Western shirts he wore.

For more information visit the OK Corral website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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