Saturday, January 22, 2011

UBC Okananagan Athletic Scoreboard

Men's Volleyball

Friday January 21, 2011
Capilano University - North Vancouver BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (10-1)  take down the Capilano University Blues (2-7) 3 sets to 0. (25-21, 25-20, 27-25)

Women's Volleyball

Friday January 21, 2011
Capilano University - North Vancouver BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (10-1)  defeats the Capilano University Blues (6-3) in 3 sets to 1. (22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16)
Heat hold off late charge from Royals and win 81-70

Men's Basketball
Friday January 21, 2011 - Box Score Attached
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
Douglas College Royals (3-7) – 71
UBC Okanagan Heat (7-3) – 80
·         Dan Briscoe 19 pts.
·         Micah Cockrill 17 pts.
·         Alex Roth 14 pts.

Full story after the jump 

UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

Stifling defense helps Heat run away 86-43 against Royals Friday night  
Women's Basketball
Friday January 21, 2011 - Box Score Attached
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
Douglas College Royals (0-10) – 43
UBC Okanagan Heat (7-3) – 86
·         Jenna Kantz 20 pts.
·         Roslyn Huber 20 pts.
·         Madison Kaneda 16 pts.

Full story after the jump

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ballet Kelowna Spring Tour 2011

(KELOWNA, BC) – Ballet Kelowna is pleased to announce Actions Consequences, their Spring 2011 performance tour. The 13-city tour begins in Chilliwack on February 25 and runs through BC and Alberta, culminating on April 30 in Kelowna.

Please read full release after the jump.

Ballet Kelowna

Here is Ballet Kelowna's newest Ballet commission of Simone Orlando to original music by Stu Goldberg.

Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna Jan 19...Amazing!

Can someone please remind us that this is still winter...NOT

Clear Images Photography - MUA/Hairstylist Contest

This is something unique and pretty cool that you should definitely check out.

The Centre Art Gallery
Saturday, January 22 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Clear Images Photography
At the Alternator Art Gallery - 421 Cawston Ave.

How will it work?  Each contestant team will be either provided with, or can bring their own model of choice. The models will have had no pre-done make-up or hair done upon arrival, and the contest will begin at 1pm. Each team will have 2 hours to complete their project. At 3pm sharp, each team will have to put down all equipment and the models will begin preparation for their on-site photoshoots. A standard backdrop with lighting will be provided for equal settings for each team. A small 8-10 image shoot will quickly take place for each model. Of these images, the top 2 from each will be put together and edited for final processing to be judged. All contestants will have 1 week of hosting on website for an open to public poll vote. We have decided to avoid any theming for this competition, as we would prefer to see each team bring their own best styles and abilities. Upon closing the votes, the winner will be displayed on the website’s homepage for an entire month, as well as receiving a portfolio photoshoot package from Clear Images Photography, a one year membership to the Alternator Art Gallery, and several gift certificates from the community.

There will be snacks and a mild lunch served, as well as a DJ, JGirl playing some of the funkiest beats around! There will also be a special wine serving from one of our guests. This event will be open to the public, and will be noted in the local papers.

Bonus: Chris will be giving out tickets to Saphires grand opening saturday night to those who come down and show support. You don't want to miss that party.

UBCO party!

Well, its Friday. That means all the students around the world get to party tonight. Sorry if you have an early morning tomorrow..

SonReal & TassNata with DJ Rich-A

SonReal & TassNata with DJ Rich-A
$10 FLAT
--Drink Specials--
Canadian, Ricards, Coors Draught -$3.25
Coors, Pilsner Bottles $3.75
Tickets Available at the Used Bookstore at UBC Okanagan
H125 @ Okanagan College KLO Campus
Doors Open @ 9pm


The Energyplex is a universal playground where parents can take and join in with their children to enjoy activities such as gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, trampoline, fitness, dance, martial arts, and planned parties. Also, the Energyplex is not just for children. Seems that quite a few teenagers hit the Energyplex for a bit of snowboard or Parcour training. What a great place so go check it out. We will post a link to their website here as well as a few videos after the jump.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alumni & Friends Curling Funspiel

When was the last time you had a day of all-Canadian winter fun with family and friends? Show your UBC spirit at the second annual UBC Alumni & Friends Curling Funspiel. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Includes opening curling lesson [optional], breakfast, lunch and lunchtime speaker. Net proceeds support student leadership awards.
Important Registration Information:
Team and individual registration is available. Book now as space is limited to 24 teams.
Teams must include at least one UBC alumnus or current student. If you register a full team (4 people), please email the complete list of team members to Erica Triggs and indicate which individuals are UBC alumni or Okanagan campus students.

WHEN: Sat, January 22, 2011 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM  Cost: Alumni & friends -- $45.00; Students -- $25.00.
WHERE: Kelowna Curling Club -- 551 Recreation Ave., Kelowna.    Click here for details

Active Chess Tournament

An on-campus active chess tournament has been organized for January 22. Interested students, faculty and staff members are invited to participate in this all-day event that will feature numerous matches and prizes for participants.
The games will run for 30 minutes for each player in a touch move, Swiss pairing format. Players will face six opponents -- games run at 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.
The cost to enter the tournament is $15 and games are not rated so no federation dues are required.
Players are asked to bring their own sets and clocks.
To participate in the tournament, or find out more, contact tournament director Greg Bishop.

WHEN:    Sat, January 22, 2011 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM UBC Okanagan campus. $15.
WHERE: Arts building, room ART104.  Open to the Public

Telus Park Rail Jam

Telus Park Rail Jam Dec.23, 2010 from Big White Ski Resort on Vimeo.

Ya we know...Its back in Dec of last year but we missed it!

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.

Gotcha...The Final Farewell

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!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

UBC Okanagan Heat Basketball

Fri, January 21, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.
Sat, January 22, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.

The UBC Okanagan Heat women's basketball team will host the Douglas College Royals.Celebrate with the team as the 2010 squad raises their championship banner to the rafters.

Fri, January 21, 2011 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.
Sat, January 22, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.

The UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team will host the Douglas College Royals.
                         For more info go

Minds and Music: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra..... 2 Shows

This traditional Viennese concert rehearsal showcases arias and ensembles from the magical operettas of Lehar and Strauss featuring The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus, as well as the great song tributes to Vienna.

Click here for more info

This traditional Viennese concert rehearsal showcases arias and ensembles from the magical operettas of Lehar and Strauss featuring The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus, as well as the great song tributes to Vienna.
In the 7 p.m. rehearsal of this concert, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be sharing the stage with soloists from the renowned UBC's Opera Division which has launched singers into careers all over the world.

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Times: 3 p.m. -- Okanagan Symphony Orchestra; 7 p.m. -- Okanagan Symphony Orchestra with UBC Opera Ensemble;
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

Trash talking 101 Okanagan Sun Football

This was just too funny to pass up...

"At The Minstrel"

Jan 19 - Jan 22  Midweek at the Minstrel. 

Weds:    Colin Easthope and the Gladgnose Band
Thurs:    Brennan and Sabir
Fri:        Flora Ware Trio
Sat:       Cheeky Monkeys
Showtimes: 8PM   Great talent, go check it out.

Gala for the Arts 2010

Gala for the Arts "Shaken & Stirred"

The Thomas Alan Budd Charitable Foundation presented Gala for the Arts to benefit the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP, November 27th , 2010.

Emcees Andy & TJ of Silk FM hosted the RCA's signature fundraiser. From Fire spinners to Frank Sinatra, with Can-Can girls and pyrotechnics on the side, this casino themed evening was filled with non-stop entertainment, top-notch cuisine, world class Okanagan wines, martinis and of course, casino games! This world class venue was transformed for a stylish night out for over 300 guests and 60 volunteers. A special thank you goes out to everyone who attended. Your support is appreciated and important - it allows us to offer arts programming to the community and make it accessible to everyone.

Well this was back in 2010, but what a fantastic event. Thanks to Tom Budd for his incredible generosity as well as The Centre for the Arts. Enjoy the video.

Kyle Radawetz / The Business Ltd

Night of the Living Shred from The Business Ltd. on Vimeo.
Night of the Living Shred
Riders: Sean Dolan, James Decaires, Kyle Radawetz
Brought to you by Deviate Boardshop,, and The Business Ltd.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Live on Brighton

Live on Brighton! Dream Fueled and all inspired are the boys from the bridge. Jeff and Tanner packed up shop in Alberta and headed out west to track down new band mates and a new music scene. Live on Brighton is four modest guys, from modest upbringings, shooting for the stars. Since forming in 2003 Jeff Fero and Tanner Heerschop have been pumping out tracks in the studio and playing shows all over Western Canada. In 2009 Kris Scott joined the mix with some straight up gorilla smashing, and Harrison, the final piece was picked up just in time to help wrap up the EP and begin shows!!! The band is residing in Kelowna where they are writing for their full length album. With the EP "Octaves and Whoas" released Nov 12th 2010. These guys bring the perfect balance of showmanship and talent to every stage they share, and they are prepping for the onslaught of support touring to begin November 2010. This band is a few good friends doing what they love, and it shines through.

These guys sound fantastic. Enjoy this track from their current work and watch the video after the jump.

Tylor Stasiuk Traditional Art Demo

Tylor Stasiuk Traditional Art Demo from Tylor Stasiuk on Vimeo.

Tylor Stasiuk is a recent graduate of CATO, the Centre for Arts And Technology in Kelowna British Columbia, and is very eager to get into the animation industry. The above video is a sample of his work.
Contact Tylor at, or his blog at
Tylor is primarily skilled in Softimage, Zbrush, Photoshop and a plethora of traditional mediums, but is eager to learn new software. Need a 3D modeler/Animator? Check him out.

The Wentworth Music Student Band Program

Wentworth Music band program opens up the International Children's games at Prospera Place Arena January 27,2011. 

The stuff dreams are made of! 

Wentworth Music website

3 Hours at Big White

3 Hours at Big White BC - 11 Jan 2011 from Carlos Corral on Vimeo.

Well the winter is not over in Kelowna...not even close.The weather today may tell us different (plus 10 degrees)but take my word for it. Don't take out the wake boards quite yet. Big White is just getting good now. These boys know how to hit it hard! Enjoy more Big White champagne powder. (I think I'm all done with the drool)

2011 Haywood Western Canadian Telemark Championships

The 2011 Haywood Western Canadian Championships | Multi-Stage Noram | BC  cup 2, will be held during February 4-6, 2011 in West Kelowna, British Columbia, at the Telemark Nordic Club, Canada. Expected to bring together over 500 Top athletes and coaches from Canada and the United States, and touring race teams from such places as Norway and Australia. The event will be held over three days and consists of three events.

If your idea of Cross Country Skiing is of a slow trudge across the snow, this is an ideal time to come watch the races or even come volunteer and get a new and exciting look at this incredible sport.

Check out this link to the Haywood and a video after the jump

Monday, January 17, 2011

Patrick Kelly

Youthink magazine, Tom Lee Music and 100.5 The Peak FM have announced their Top 10 for BC’s Best Teen Band Contest! Patrick Kelly was a top 10 finalist so we feel this deserves some recognition. Well done Patrick!
 A group of music industry judges selected the Top 10 artists from nearly 50 entries across the province. The bands are now featured on where voters will determine the Top 3, which will be announced on February 8, 2011.
Here's a track from Patrick Kelly's album. Also, check him out on  on Facebook.

Bridge Accident

Now that's pretty awesome that Ginger appologized for this. Way to go girl! Sorry about your new car. Hopefully there were no injuries.


Flashbacks Friday night Live Jan 28

For those who aren't visual learners I will sum it up for ya;

This one will be good times. Seems all we get is DJ's and Dubstep lately. A little rock is a good thing. Be there.

The Cabana Bar and Grille

The Cabana is a classy place, The food is delicious and with $25 specials that can be found right Here, hard to go wrong.

Bonus: I don't believe they hire a waitress who isn't attractive. Not bad.

They also do live music every Saturday night, you can check that out right Here .

CreekSide Pub and Grill

Every WEDNESDAY @ 7.30pm and SUNDAY @ 4.30pm, IS POKER TIME.

The Website says No entry fee, NO cash involved. With a GRAND PRIZE trip for four to WHISTLER. Sweet.

February 6th Is Superbowl Sunday: Drink specials :
Budweiser Buckets of three - $ 13.50
BUDWEISER sleeves– $ 4.00,
Double CAESAR’S– $ 6.25

NHL action at CreekSide:

 January 2011: 

Date                   Visitor         Home       Time (PT)
Sun, 16 Jan Canucks Wild 3:00 PM
Tue, 18 Jan Canucks Avalanche 6:00 PM
Thu, 20 Jan Sharks Canucks 7:00 PM
Sat, 22 Jan Flames Canucks 7:00 PM
Mon, 24 Jan Stars Canucks 7:00 PM
Wed, 26 Jan Predators Canucks 7:00 PM
February 2011
Date Visitor Home Time (PT)
Tue, 1 Feb Canucks Stars 5:30 PM
Wed, 2 Feb Canucks Coyotes 6:30 PM
Fri, 4 Feb Blackhawks Canucks 7:00 PM
Mon, 7 Feb Senators Canucks 7:00 PM
Wed, 9 Feb Ducks Canucks 7:00 PM
Sat, 12 Feb Flames Canucks 7:00 PM
Mon, 14 Feb Canucks Blues 5:00 PM
Tue, 15 Feb Canucks Wild 5:00 PM
Thu, 17 Feb Canucks Predators 5:00 PM
Sat, 19 Feb Stars Canucks 7:00 PM
Tue, 22 Feb Canadiens Canucks 7:00 PM
Thu, 24 Feb Blues Canucks 7:00 PM
Sat, 26 Feb Bruins Canucks 7:00 PM

Kelowna Stuart Park Zamboni in Action!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


The "KELOWNACOUSTIC" Tour is here!
6 concerts, 3 days, 2 musicians, 1 hell of a tour!
The tour starts in Vernon, B.C. on Feb 25th. 1 day-time show and one evening show.
VERNON: February 25th @ The Talkin' Donkey, $10 all ages, 8 pm - Vernon B.C. *2nd show announced soon*
The second day of the tour is in Kelowna, B.C. 1 day-time show and 1 evening show.
KELOWNA: (dates announced soon)
The last leg of the tour is going to be in Penticton, B.C. 1 day time show, and 1 evening show at
PENTICTON: February 27th - Voodoo's, $10. doors at 7, starts at 8.
*2nd show announced soon*

This is gonna be one fun weekend and we hope you can make it out to one of the shows!


UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

The Heat scorch the Bearcats 112-39 in Saturday matinee

Women's Basketball

Saturday January 15, 2011
Columbia Place - Abbotsford BC
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (0-9) –  39
UBC Okanagan Heat (6-3) – 112 – Box Score attached
·         Jenna Kantz pts.
·         Madison Kaneda 18 pts. 8 rebounds 5 assists 4 steals
·         Ashley Briker 18 pts.

UBC Okanagan men's volleyball Coach Greg Poitras Interview Jan 12th

UBC Okanagan men's volleyball head coach Greg Poitras previews the teams upcoming matches versus the CBC Bearcats and the UFV Cascades.
Friday January 14 and Saturday January 15. Both night's matches start at 7:45pm and take place in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.

This was an interview with coach Poitras on January 12. Below is the outcome. Check it out!

UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

Heat complete their quest for revenge as they down Cascades 3 sets to none Saturday night

Saturday January 15, 2011
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (9-1)  take down the University of Fraser Valley Cascades (5-5) 3 sets to 0.
(25-14, 25-21, 25-18)
·         Nate Speijer was name the Landmark Cinema - Eastside Mario’s Heat Player of the Game  

UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

Heat shake off rust, back to usual selves to dominate Cascades 3-0

Saturday January 15, 2011
UBC Okanagan Gym - Kelowna BC
UBC Okanagan Heat (9-1)  defeats the University of Fraser Valley Cascades (2-5) in 3 straight sets.
(25-17, 25-14, 25-20)
·         Caitlin Nyhus was name the Landmark Cinema - Eastside Mario’s Heat Player of the Game

UBC Okanagan Athletics Scoreboard

Heat sweep weekend with 34 point victory over CBC

Men's Basketball

Saturday January 15, 2011
Columbia Place - Abbotsford BC
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (1-8) –  58
UBC Okanagan Heat (6-3) -92
·         Micah Cockrill 21 pts.  6 rebounds – Box Score attached.
·         Connor McCormack 12 points
·         Dan Briscoe 10 pts. 8 rebounds