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Forget relaxing this weekend, there's too much to do in Kelowna

Wet Ape Productions is bringing Dan Mangan to the Kelowna Community Theatre this weekend.
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November 20, 2015 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA – If a brisk fall hike isn’t your thing and you don't feel like putting up Christmas lights, there is plenty of other activities happening around Kelowna this weekend.

For starters, the Kelowna Rockets host the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday night. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Get your tickets here.

Willowstone Academy is holding a Christmas Boutique Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The Christmas Boutique is a one stop shopping opportunity for quality gifts from a variety of unique, local vendors. There is also a food truck in case you get hungry. The boutique takes place at First Lutheran Church on Lakeshore Road.

On Friday at 7 p.m. the Kelowna Art Gallery is showcasing a night of art, music, performance and celebration inspired by the weird and wonderful history of cabinets and curiosities. The GO Party Cabinet of Curiosities features other worldly specimens, Embassy DJ, a performance by Kinshira, an absinthe bar by Okanagan Spirits, art exhibitions, a silent auction, cash bar, prizes and art activities.

Tickets are $15 and include a complimentary beer or wine. Tickets for this 19+ event will not be available at the door.

The Celebrity Kettle Campaign kicked off this morning in front of the Wal-Mart on Banks Road. Come ring the bells with some local celebrities, sing carols and help raise money or the Salvation Army.

Wet Ape Productions presents Dan Mangan and special guests at the Kelowna Community Theatre Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this all ages show are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.

Saturday evening, the Laurel Packinghouse on Ellis Street is presenting Moonlight & Mistletoe at 5 p.m.  This concert benefits the Okanagan Chapter of the MS Society features music by Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and his nine piece band, a silent and a photobooth with Santa as well as holiday costume accessories to help get concert-goers in the spirit of the season. 

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. 

The Hotel Eldorado on Cook Road is hosting their 7th annual Global Gala Saturday night at 6 p.m. The gala is a charity event hosted by a group of UBC Okanagan nursing students who are passionate about global health.

Twelve years ago the students started participating in a global health practicum in Ghana, and more recently, in Zambia. This year they have partnered with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative, a local volunteer non-governmental organization comprised of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Their primary mission is to work in partnership with Zambian, Canadian and International education institutions to help people living in Zambia.

All funds raised go directly to initiatives and supplies. None of the money raised goes towards the cost of sending the teachers or students to Ghana and Zambia.

Ladies, discover your inner sassy at the Conversation with Sassy Women and Two Good Men Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. Prepare to move from comfort zone to power zone at this five hour event wit keynote speaker Dr. Rose Backman and her personal story, "From Widow To UNSTOPPABLE Woman.”

There will also be appetizers, a wine bar, a makeup and style advisor and a shopping gallery. For more details call Dr. Rose Backman 250-860-9592 or email

Did we miss an event? Leave it in the comments section below.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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