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tThe TELUS Park Rail Jam continues at Big White Resort this weekend.
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January 31, 2014 - 4:29 PM

KELOWNA – It’s Super Bowl weekend but there’s more to do in Kelowna than watch TV. From Date Night at the H20 Centre to a garden themed display at the Art Gallery, Kelowna's got you covered from Friday morning until Sunday night.

Start the weekend off with a drink or two at the Absolut World Bartending Competition at Big White Friday at 6 p.m. Some of the best bartenders will spin, mix and splash their way to being crowned bartending champion.

On Saturday, the TELUS Park Rail Jam continues at Big White Resort. Spectators will be blown away at what skiers and boarders can do on this custom platform designed specifically for this event.

On Friday night, starting at 7:30 p.m., Okanagan College will host Amnesty International Film Night featuring “Defensora”. The film documents the ongoing land and community defence struggle of Mayan communities in eastern Guatemala and their fight for justice in Canadian courts. Also showing will be “children of the Jaguar” about indigenous people in Ecuador struggling against oil exploitation on their land. Admission is by donation.

Good news mom and dad! Friday date night is back at the H20 Centre. It’s an opportunity to get some uninterrupted exercise while kids are entertained with an age-appropriate movie and a swim. Doors open for parents and kids age 9 through 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Creekside Theatre is showing “You Can’t Take It With You” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The play premiered at the Booth Theatre in 1936 and has had a run of 838 performances. Tickets are available at the door for $15.

Outdoorsy types can join a Regional Parks interpreter for Explore Your Parks each Sunday morning during February. The treks start at 10 a.m. and will visit a different Regional Park each week. Interpreters will point out interesting and unique features of the park and some outings may involve poles or snowshoes. Winter footwear and clothing is recommended.

UBC Okanagan opens the doors of the Charles E. Fipke Centre on Saturday for “Art on the Line”, the 12th Annual gala fundraiser. Tickets for the gala are $175 for two people and includes appetizers, live entertainment and one juried work of art by local artists, Visual Arts alumni, faculty and students.

The Kelowna Art Gallery will feature Kyle Zsombor: A Green Desire Saturday and Sunday. The works are a series of installations by local artists that take the form of gardens in the Rotary Courtyard space.

And finally, for those that can’t go a whole weekend without hockey, the Kelowna Rockets will take on the Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place Saturday at 7 p.m.

Several local businesses are having Super Bowl parties this weekend. Enter to win a flat screen TV at Mickie’s Pub or check out the game followed by a live performance by Colt 45 at Rose’s Waterfront Pub. Dakota’s is also giving away a pari of leather recliners and bacon for a year with every $20 ticket. Entry gets you food, beer and the game on their big screen TV’s.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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