Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gotcha...The Final Goodbye

That's it Guys.... It's the end of an era. Since 1989 Gotcha has been the place to party. Come help us celebrate 22 years of great music, great drinks, and amazing people. Were taking it back to the 90's with $9.00 pitchers of draft, $3.75 highballs and $4.00 bombs (yes I know jagerbombs didn't exist in the 90's).

Come dressed in your best leggings, leg warmers, and crimped hair! DJ Iykze and D:Cue will be breakin it down with the best 90's beats!

I'm sad to see it go but we're on to BIGGER and BETTER things leading into Sapphire...

Hope to see you all there!!!!!!

UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

Welcome back, welcome back. Heat win 2nd semester opener

Women's Basketball

Friday January 14, 2011
Columbia Place - Abbotsford BC
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (0-8) –  64
UBC Okanagan Heat (5-3) - 94
·         Ashley Briker 26 pts.
·         Madison Kaneda 17 pts.
·         MacKenzie Carnes 11 pts.

Butterworth 2010 Reel

Matt told me he had over 16,000 Photos collected over the past 365. Enjoy a few that made the cut

UBC Okanagan Athletes Scoreboard

Heat bounce back from streak-ending loss to sweep Bearcats 3-0 in semester opener

Women's Volleyball

Friday January 14, 2011
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (8-1)  defeats the Columbia Bible College Bearcats (3-6) in 3 straight sets.
(25-18, 25-23, 25-21)
·         Alex Basso was name the Landmark Cinema - Eastside Mario’s Heat Player of the Game

UBC Okanagan Athletes Scoreboard

Heat’s  defence shows no sign of rust, take out Bearcats 73-34

Men's Basketball

Friday January 14, 2011
Columbia Place - Abbotsford BC
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (1-7) –  34
UBC Okanagan Heat (5-3) -73
·         Alex Roth 20 pts.
·         Mack Roth 12 pts.

UBC Okanagan Athletes Scoreboard

Men's Volleyball

Friday January 14, 2011
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (8-1)  take down the Columbia Bible College Bearcats (5-4) 3 sets to  1.
(20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17) 
         Greg Niemantsverdriet was name the Landmark Cinema - Eastside Mario’s Heat Player of the Game

Women's Basketball

Friday January 14, 2011
Columbia Place - Abbotsford BC
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (0-8) –  64
UBC Okanagan Heat (5-3) - 94
·         Ashley Briker 26 pts.
·         Madison Kaneda 17 pts.
·         MacKenzie Carnes 11 pts.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Big White 411 Update

Sapphire Grand Opening!

         Sapphire Grand opening with Chicago Deep House Legend Mark Farina

         This is going to be one crazy party. Check out the video, photo.
         More coming a little closer to Saturday.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Matt Wanbon
Adam Gibson
AMfilmProductions, is a little soon to be film making company. Created by  friends, Adam Gibson and Matt Wanbon, showcasing local snowboard talent such as Justin Fram, Tyler Cheveldave, Ben Cousins, Matt Wanbon, Adam Gibson, Dakota Martin, Baylan Mcgraw, Keaton Reid, and a few others they dont care to mention. (we're kidding). Since Adam and Matt are now legends in the snowboard community, (maybe I embellished that a bit), they both are sponsored riders riding for Island Snow Board Shop (I am seriously impressed).
So far AMfilmProductions is based on You Tube and  Facebook but these young entrepreneurs have plans to make a full length film and hopefully have their own website in the future. Adam and Matt are both 15 years old, are currently attending Mount Boucherie Secoundary School, and ride at Big White Ski Resort. (of course!). Hey, all kidding aside. We understand what it takes to make great videos and we wish Matt,Adam, and all their friends the best of luck. We will be watching out for you future filmmakers so please keep us updated. If you're into some awesome snowboard videos, head over to Youtube and check these guys out. AMFilmProductions on Youtube                                                                                                                                        

Kelsey Serwa Wins GOLD!

Big White’s own Kelsey Serwa took gold in the woman’s ski cross at Alpe D’Huez in France! Serwa’s victory was the fourth of her career — she also won at Alpe d’Huez last season — and moved the 22-year-old into second place in the 2010-11 World Cup standings with 249 points. She’s two head of Fanny Smith of Switzerland, who was second on Wednesday and 11 behind Heidi Zacher of Germany, who was fourth.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SW Audio+Visual at Deadmau5 in Kelowna

Hey check it out! SW Audio+Visual setup Deadmau5 in Kelowna in December and here is a short video of what they did to get the house rockin'! Excellent work gentlemen. Got an event and need help? Give SW Audio+Visual a call. Here's their website... SW Audio+Visual

Minstrel Cafe Events for January

Check out our Live Music Tab, A directory to all live music going on.

Jan 11 2011
Dan Oig  / 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
soft rock-pop and catchy
rhythmic tunes
Click on the Live music tab to hear Dan.

Jan 12
Alfie Zappacosta  ( 8:00 - 10:30 pm )
" a memorable musical evening with this highly acclaimed
Juno Award winning songwriter and vocalist "
$25 advance ticket

Jan 13
Kim Mcmechan - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
award winning singer-songwriter performing her seductive
folk-pop melodies 
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 14
Mark Irving - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM) 
inspired and invigorated indie folk rock vibe
Click on the Live music tab to hear Mark

Jan 15
Thomas Kjorvdn - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
jazzy, blues and soulful keyboard performer 
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 18
Rudy & James  (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
acoustic and electric experimental guitar fusion

Jan 19
COLIN Easthope and the Gladgnose Band  (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
folk, roots, blues music
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 20
Brennan and Sabir  (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
Truly entertaining, truly Celtic

Jan 21

Flora Ware Trio  (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
jazzy songstress from Vancouver, joined by local talent Loni Moger and
Bernie Addington, performing standards and original soul/pop 
$5 entertainment charge / Myspace Link 

Jan 22
Cheeky Monkeys - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
entertaining rock & pop featuring the enigmatic Ted Okas
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 25

Robbie Burns Celebration with the Rowdymen - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
A Minstrel tradition including the piping in and address of the Haggis
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 26
The Jon Cohen Experimental  - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
Montreal Indie folk-pop performer on the rise

Jan 27
Blackberry Wood - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
a sensation of up-jumpin'ska, exotic worldbeats and circus gypsy music
$5 entertainment charge

Jan 28 
Almost A Few & Eric Clark  (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
folk instrumental duo with a hint of the blues, performing along with local singer-songwriter 
Check out Almost A Few on the Local Talent Tab !
And a Song

Jan 29
BLUE CITY - (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)
talented world-pop local act, with a classic repertoire 
$5 entertainment charge

GoPro in Greystokes...SWEET!

Monday, January 10, 2011

eXquisite Photography

John Delaney is a local photographer with some great work to show off. Take a look at his website. John's photography portfolio includes fashion, sports, real estate and events.

eXquisite Photography on Facebook

Boy vs Girl at Oasis

60 minute tag team throw down sets filled with bangers!
1AM – 2AM
12AM – 1AM
11PM – 12AM
9.30PM – 11PM
DOLLAR DRAFTS! Admission $5 before 11PM $10 after 19+ with photo ID

Mark Irving

Mark Irving, a captivating singer/songwriter based out of Kelowna, BC. has been songwriting for over 15 years.His most recent success was winning a cross Canada talent search hosted by GMA Canada 2010 in Calgary, AB. with over 400 competitors. Mark Irving is headed out on another tour of Alberta stopping first in Calgary to record his debut EP entitled “Memories of Tomorrow”. He has sold several hundred copies of his demo self titled release but would like to release an EP with recording quality that matches the writing quality. Join Him in Alberta for this joyous occasion or follow him on twitter or Facebook. A good friend of mine sent me an email and gave us the heads up about Mark. Well, I can honestly say this guy has talent. My favorite song is "While You Hide". Check out Mark Irving on his website.
Also, you can see Mark this week at the Minstrel Cafe on Jan 14 at 8 PM. All the best of luck Mark. Give us a heads up when your album is released.Enjoy this soundclip.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Prestige II at Gotchas

Alright Kelowna its a new year so let the fun begin...
UBC-O's Fuse Entertainment and Gotcha have teamed
up to bring the Prestige Party reunion!!
For those who missed the VIP-Prestige last March get
ready for a night of action packed entertainment!!
DJ Taste
DJ Heatz

with special guest Electroboy

Anything But Clothes at Gotchas

Anything goes but the clothes people! Garbage bags, lawn gnomes, assorted stick-like's all up to you. The best dressed are gonna be walking away with PRIZES, SWAG and BAR TABS(if you opt OUT of the free drinks, you'll be deemed crazy and asked to leave), the worst dressed...well, will probably be fully dressed, psh, no time for that at a party like this!
Featuring the slick sounds and party rock anthems of some of the Valley's favorite DJs!
Coop Da iLL  new digs, new name, new flavour. You'll love it!!
with special guests
DJ Switch (Penticton's Very Own!)
The Showstyler (Every girl's DJ Hero. Seriously)