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Party downtown, paint your dog or get yoga mellow this weekend in Kelowna

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July 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KELOWNA - Nothing like a good ol' block party to meet new people and Kelowna has a good one this weekend.

The Downtown Kelowna Association sponsors the party which runs along Bernard Avenue from Richter Street to Water Street and features over 140 vendors, food trucks, live music and family activities.

The block party is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Think you know all about Kelowna’s Cultural District? You can find out. Catch one of the recurring Cultural District tours hosted by the City of Kelowna every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until August 27. From uncharted wilderness to the beginnings of the flourishing fruit industry to today’s thriving Cultural District, the tour provide’s an insider’s look at the city’s cultural development. The guided tours are free and run from 10 a.m to noon on a two-kilometre route that begins and ends at the Laurel Packinghouse.

Who wouldn’t want a portrait of their dog, especially one you painted yourself?

Inspired by the Susan Menzie’s exhibition Wally Dugs, the Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting Puppy Paintings where you get to immortalize the dog of your choice in watercolour paint. Part of the Family Sundays series, Puppy Paintings goes ahead Sunday, July 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the art gallery, 1315 Water Street. Cost is $4 per person.

Clear your mind and help out a great cause at the community yoga and barbecue on Saturday, July 23. Enjoy yoga at 11 a.m. with Carol Domanko and catering by the Zen Chef at noon. Participation is by donation with proceeds going to Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna branch. Bring your own yoga mat to the soccer field behind the Boys and Girls Club, 1434 Graham Street, Kelowna.

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