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Kelowna unveils what it hopes will become its 'signature' summer event

City Park will be the site of the inaugural "Kelowna Made" event that is expected to blossom in to a much bigger festival in coming years.
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Kelowna has revealed a few details about a new annual signature event it spent years driving to create called “Kelowna Made.”

It’s expected to eventually grow into a multi-day event in Kelowna’s City Park every August.

It’s the culmination of months of work developing a Kelowna Events Strategy that was presented to Kelowna city council last month.

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“The annual Kelowna Made event will celebrate all that is Kelowna and continue to evolve each year,” says a report going to city council Monday.

The inaugural event is slated for Aug. 27 and is being billed as “locally sourced and family-oriented including: music and performing arts, sport, culture, history and heritage, and food and beverage. “

It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. then reconvene from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“The 2022 pilot event will provide a base for growth while continuing to build upon the guiding principles for future years,” the report says. “The long-term vision will look to expand the event over more locations and a longer duration, and provide more opportunity for partnerships, activities, and overall involvement.”

The event was created by a committee that is co-chaired by Lance Macdonald and Sarah Semeniuk.

More details will be unveiled following Monday’s council meeting and in coming weeks, the report says.

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