Legacy of Hope – Traveling Exhibit

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is honoured to partner with School District 22 to bring a Legacy of Hope traveling exhibit to Vernon.

The exhibit is titled "Remembering, Honouring, & The Way Forward: 10 Years After the Residential School Apology." It was created to remember the Survivors who made it out of the schools, to honour those who did not, and to provide all Canadians with a unique opportunity to reflect on what Reconciliation means to them.

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Beairsto Anti-Racism Project

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon

As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery are excited to present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate. Students created 715 self-portraits that form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special.
Exhibition runs from July 29 – Oct 19, 2021. Click on event for more details.

By Donation

Splash of Red – Online Auction

Join us for Splash of Red - an online art auction featuring some of the Okanagan's most talented artists!  The auction will begin August 5th and stay open until August 19th.  All proceeds from the sales of the donated work are used to keep our doors open for tours at the Caetani Centre this summer. 

Register to bid here.  Check back often to update your bids, watch inspiring videos, follow us on social media, and receive eNewsletters for updates. 

Head to our webpage for further details! https://splashofred.caetani.org/

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Caetani House Tours

Caetani Centre 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon

Explore the secrets and rumours of this 125-year-old heritage house with an intriguing and disturbing history. Come view the incredible Caetani collection, including Sveva's Recapitulation series of over 50 large scale watercolour paintings and family home movies! Please go to ticketseller.ca to book your tour now.

Dates: Every Thursday (2pm, 6pm), Friday and Saturday (10am, 2pm) until August 28th, 2021

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Historic Downtown Mural Tour

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. 

Tours are offered Tuesdays and Fridays, and last for about one and a half hours. Click on event for more details.

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Okanagan Landing Stationhouse Museum

Paddlewheel Park 7813 Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon

Travel back in time to when sternwheelers plied the waters of Okanagan Lake with the Okanagan Landing Stationhouse Museum!

This satellite of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives celebrates the history of the area, and houses an amazing 21'x4' scale model depicting the Okanagan Landing in 1914, when sternwheelers provided the only transportation from Vernon to Penticton.

The museum at Paddlewheel Park is open for the summer Fridays to Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is by donation. For off season or out-of-hours guided group tours, please call 250-542-2500.

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Music at Mackie

Mackie Lake House 7804 Kidston Rd, Coldstream

Enjoy live music and great company in one of the most beautiful outdoor concert settings the Okanagan has to offer. Pack up your favorite picnic supper and a lawn chair to enjoy live music while you dine al fresco on the lawns overlooking Kalamalka Lake at historic Mackie Lake House or if you prefer, just come listen to the music—the choice is yours! Beer and wine are available at our cash bar. You’ll love this event for a summertime date night

Event line-up includes: Amy Bishop (July 9th), Kailee McGuire Music (July 23rd), Andrew Allen (Aug 6th) ,Cabaret on the Lake (Aug 20th), Legendary Lake Monsters (Sept 10th).

Get your tickets now at www.ticketseller.ca before they are gone!

$40

Caetani Summer Music Festival

Caetani Centre 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon

Join us at the Caetani Centre Saturday August 7th, 2021 for our Annual Summer Music Festival for a day of music, laughter, and great food! This day will be filled with talented and amazing artists including Cod Gone Wild, The Hip Replacements, Josh + Bex, Parks & Hustler, Justin Moore, Shaughnessy Rose, and from the Okanagan Symphony the Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra!

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Pocket Orchestras

The Okanagan Symphony presents a series of Pocket Orchestras over the summer.  Featuring smaller ensembles of  talented musicians, this series of concerts will be presented mainly at outdoor locations throughout the valley, including BX Press Cidery, the Caetani Cultural Centre, Allan Brooks Nature Centre, and 3 backyard concerts in collaboration with Chamber Music Kelowna.  Presenting music from throughout the ages, OSO's Pocket Orchestra concerts are sure to bring a smile to your face, and even a tap of your toes. Click on event for dates, times and venues.

Chromatopia

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon

Gallery Vertigo is proud to present Chromatopia by the Fibre Art Network (FAN), a co-operative of Western Canadian artists committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. The exhibit runs from August 10 – September 4, 2021. An opening reception will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Chromatopia is inspired by Picasso’s monochromatic works in his blue period. Each artist was challenged to explore their own individual theme through the creation of two monochromatic textile artworks using two assigned colour hues.

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By Donation

Comic Strippers – Fully Clothed

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon

In this stripped down two person version of the show, members from the cast shed their characters, keep their shirts on and the laughs going. Designed for more intimate settings and smaller venues, this is your chance to get to know the real comedians underneath the bow ties. Some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians take on your suggestions and create spontaneous comedy sketches right before your eyes. The show is a fun, variety filled, high energy comedy experience where these comedic 10's are dressed to the nines!

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$25