Friday, December 17, 2010

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's FRIDAY!

Its been a long week. Kick back. Relax, and enjoy this video after the jump...

Kelowna's "What's Up" Live Music for Saturday Dec 18

Tito Deville and DJ Kenya Gotcha Nightclub
Greg Sczebel Christmas Show Streaming Cafe
Ellen Churchill The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Nico  Cabana Bar and Grille
Downhome Dave and The Dynamite The Blue Gator
Blue City Trio The Minstrel Cafe
OSO Christmas Concert Kelowna Community theatre
Reid Speed Cush Supper Club
Sherman Doucette Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Careful With That Axe Grateful Fed
Redfish and Friends O’Flannigans Pub

Big White 411 Update

Here's the skinny on whats up at Big White December 16
* Powder Chair Opened on Dec 15*
* World Snowboard Day Dec 19*
* Discover Big White & Carnival Night*
* 50% Kids lift pass Christmas week*
* Kids 1/2 Price Lessons*
* Sante Bar & Grille Lounge opens Dec 17, Dining Room opens Dec 23*


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Naughty or Nice at Gotchas

Well the Christmas parties are hot and heavy this year and Gotchas is set this Saturday, December 18 to raise the roof. Put away your Bobby Helms 1957 "Jingle Bell Rock" record and join the club at Gotcha's Naughty or Nice 2010 Holiday Party! You will be slammed with music from:
Gotchaside: DJ SWAT, D:CUE and COOPER

Get there early and party on til "4am".

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Attention All Amateur Filmmakers!

We are scouring the city for great amateur videos. Well ok... professional if you must. If you are a filmmaker and want to be featured on, then give us a shout! In the short time that we have been live, we have had many emails about what we do and what we are looking for. Well, lets make it simple. Send us a video or a link (Youtube or Vimeo) and we will decide from there. Your video can be a person, place or event. Yes, pretty much anything. Done. Pretty simple huh? You might be the next James Cameron living in Kelowna.

Paul Cotton Films

Paul Cotton has been producing video in the Okanagan since the early 80's. Paul Cotton is a full service production house which Paul produces 100% by himself. Paul works directly with his customers so the production is exactly what they are looking for. Check out Paul Cotton Films at as well as his many videos on Youtube under the name cottonline. Paul has posted a couple of new videos featuring Big White that you are sure to enjoy.

Enjoy one of Paul's spoofs on Winterland Who's Who after the jump. Funny stuff Paul!

Whatsup Gotchas

 Along with Aphrodite (below) at Oasis, we have another good show for you on the other side of the building. Gotchas has Tito Deville and DJ Kenya Friday night, sponsored by MTV so the production crew will be there. Should be lots of fun. If that's not your thing, head down to the Corral for Dollar Beers, 4$ jager bombs, and maybe a bull ride or two. Tickets call: (250) 860-0800

PS: Kessler with a hat trick?

Videos after the jump

Neville Bowman

Neville is a multifaceted musician which includes talents as a pianist, singer, and bass player. Well if that isn't enough, you will find Neville heavily involved in the theatre. He's an actor, producer, director, and currently the musical director at the Kelowna Actors Studio.
Neville is very busy this time of the year with his Jazz Trio and playing bass with local band Ten2Nine.
Watch Neville's performance at the Streaming Cafe after the jump

West Coast Authentic presents Theo Fleury

West Coast Authentic presents a special Christmas signing with NHL great Theoren Fleury. Theo's accomplishments include the coveted Stanley cup, Olympic Gold Medal and recently, his autobiography "Playing With Fire".

Head down to the Ramada Hotel on Saturday December 18th , 10am - 2pm
     Theo Fleury will be signing autographs from 11am-12:30pm
A big shout out to West Coast Authentic for bringing in a fantastic guest!

Also, if haven't seen Theo's interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, you can watch the full interview after the jump.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aphrodite at Oasis

Footwerk Presents: Aphrodite. Thursday, December 16
The godfather of jungle is responsible for introducing, entertaining, and moving millions of drum and bass fans across the globe. With two successful artist albums, dozens of remixes, and numerous mix albums

Catch Aphrodite at Oasis Nightclub on Leon Ave.

Watch DJ Aphrodite after the jump...

Willow Park Church "Live" Nativity

Every year Willow Park Church in Rutland on Hwy 33 puts on a live Christmas Nativity. Its in several parts. A performance in the theater, Bethlehem Village recreation, still life Christmas cards posed by live people holding very still. All in all a wonderful experience every year. Take your family there and enjoy the festivities! Check out the video after the jump.

Whatsup Wednesday

Lots of things going on tonight so I will just jump right in! (for more, see our events tab above) 
  1.  Avenue has Open Mic with our pal Josh Racho ( Song below ) and many other music talents.
  2.  BCHL Hockey / Westside Warriors vs Penticton , Royal LePage Place /Cameron Rd. West Kelowna Tickets : $9 - $14
  3. Scott Thielmann will be playing at the Blue Gator Tonight as he does every Wednesday. Faces will be melted
  4. Train Wreck Comedy Nights at O'Flannigan's Pub , 35 cent Appy Night ,  9:00pm to 12:00am- 
*birdy also told me there is a DJ battle at Cush tonight! Haven't heard much about it but go check it out! Apparently it's so underground the website doesn't even know about it. Party Safe.

Josh Racho - Lean On Back (Original) by whatsupkelowna

Kelowna Actors Studio

The Kelowna Actors Studio wants to welcome everyone to their new season in 2011. Please take the time to browse their website for upcoming shows:

Anything Goes                        January 13,2011
Brighton Beach Memoirs      February 3,2011
Sweet Charity                         March 24,2011
Into The Woods                      May 26,2011
South Pacific                          July 14,2011

Currently playing at The Kelowna Actors Studio is "White Christmas". The show plays nightly at 8PM and finishes on Sunday Dec 19. Watch a short video after the jump.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Good news for James McEwan

Enforcer James McEwan, whose recovery from off-season surgery has prevented him from practicing with the Reign, has returned to Ontario last week. James is a Kelowna boy who hustled his way through Junior "B" and into the WHL. He began his WHL career with the Seattle Thunderbirds for 2 years and finished his Junior hockey, as Captain, with the Kelowna Rockets.

The rest of the story after the jump as well as a video of his classic tilly (they had many) with Garet Hunt of the Vancouver Giants.

In a telephone interview from British Columbia, McEwan said Thursday that he has been cleared to resume practicing and expects to rejoin the team after its two-game road trip to Utah this weekend.

"I'm in awesome shape," McEwan said. "It's just a matter of getting back, getting the systems down."
McEwan had surgery in June to insert a tendon into his wrist, an unforeseen aftereffect of a broken thumb sustained in a fight last December. The initial timetable for McEwan's return was October. Even though it took a bit longer, McEwan said there were no unexpected setbacks in his recovery.

"I just wanted a little extra time because I wasn't able to train as much as I wanted in the summer," he said.

Nor is McEwan worried about his ability to fight coming off a hand injury.

"I'll be ready," he said.

Prior to the injury, the 23-year-old forward had two goals and 80 penalty minutes in 27 games for the Reign. In 2008-09, McEwan collected 227 penalty minutes for the Phoenix Roadrunners, third-most in the ECHL.

Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder where our Kelowna hockey boys ended up after their minor hockey days?  Well here is a current list of where they are now. Check out the list of Kelowna Rockets currently playing in the NHL.
Help us out by adding to the lists or advise us of any team corrections. Ok, you won't be able to add to the list so just send us an email.
The full list after the jump.

Matt Crowell  HYC Herentals   Belgium
Tyler Mazzei  Nijmegen Devils   Netherlands
Craig Eisenhut Yorkton Terriers  SJHL (Saskatchewan)
Clayton McEwan Trail Smoke Eaters  BCHL
Keenan Bailey  Dawson Creek Rage NAHL
Trevor Turner  Deuil-Garges France2
Tanner Clarkson Kelowna Chiefs KIJHL
Jordan Bytelaar Kelowna Chiefs   KIJHL
Cody Sylvester  Calgary Hitman WHL
Brendan Persley Chilliwack Bruins WHL
Adrian Van de Mosselaer Edmonton Oil Kings WHL
Ryan Harrison Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
Cody Beach Moose jaw Warriors  WHL
Keith Hamilton   Portland Winterhawks  WHL
Antoine Corbin Prince Albert Raiders WHL
Art Bidlevskii  Regina Pats  WHL
Curtis Hamilton  Saskatoon Blades WHL
Justin Hickman Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
Austin Baecker Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
James McEwan Ontario Reign ECHL

These are OUR Kelowna Rockets currently playing in the NHL

Duncan Keith Chicago Black Hawks
Josh Georges Montreal Canadians
Scott Hannan Washington Capitals
Shea Webber Nashville Predators
Luke Schenn Toronto Maple Leafs
Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres

What's Up Matt Galina!

Matt Galina - Showing  us the sky is for more than just The Sun
If you could cram all the love, passion, dedication, and fun, of everything that is snowboarding into one person, It would be Matt Galina. A bro among bros. Not to mention a Guru, Matt can do basically every trick or line in the book. Shredding for Compatriot Snowboards , S.O.B , and a few others I'm sure. (sorry if I missed one Matty) Check back here at Whatsup for more to come from Matt Galina.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Jersey Shore Party at Level Nightclub

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's The Jersey Shore makes his appearance at Level on Thursday Dec 23.

A previous show back in November featured The Jersey Shore DJ Pauly D. Check out a video of Pauly D after the jump.

For more upcoming events at Level Night Club go to

Big White Update

Yesterday Big White got hit with 20cm Fresh! Nothing short of epic. Sure it was a little foggy but the snow more then made up for it. check out the stats below, get up there and ride, and head over to Snowshoes for a cold one afterwords. Sorry no shout out for the lad in the photo, too much snow for names.
100cm snow base
37cm last 7 days
55 runs open
11 lifts open
28 runs groomed

 Photo taken by Matt Butterworth......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jayce Van Der Linden

Jayce is a promotional photographer in Kelowna promoting anything you can throw at him through the use of photos. This would include corporate events, bands, or product photography. Jayce is relatively new to the professional scene, and from what we see on his website, the work is awesome so far. Jayce's photos have great composition and lighting. Keep up the good work! Check out his

Kendra Smith Art

Welcome to the world of watercolours by local artist Kendra Smith. We recently came across some of Kendra's work and we felt you would enjoy her style and composition. Kendra is also a web designer and you can check out her artwork and web design at  or