Saturday, February 19, 2011

Leah West

Very nice song. Check out Leah at her website.

Mark Irving Goodbye & Goodnight

We have featured Mark many times on whatsupkelowna and we know why. He has a real talent, so keep an eye out for him now and in the future. Enjoy this video.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Big White and a GoPro camera

Take an amazing ski hill like Big White and add video footage with a GoPro camera and you have a recipe for "must watch"...enjoy. Big thanks to Jack Johnson.

We weren't born to follow - A tribute to Bon Jovi

Following previous sold out performances such as the Wentworth Music and Interior Savings tributes to Guitar Hero and the Rolling Stones, the students from Wentworth Music will hit the stage once again for a night of Rock and Roll to remember with We Weren’t Born To Follow” a tribute to the near 30 year career of Bon Jovi.

What started out as the largest rock productions of their kind in Canada have turned into a wonderful way for kids to give back to our community through music. “All proceeds from our bi-annual productions go toward helping children at the Kelowna General Hospital” says Noel Wentworth, Vice President of Education at Wentworth Music. “With help from Interior Savings and our media sponsor K96.3, we’ve raised just a few dollars shy of $37,000 in the last three years!”

Tickets available through $18 adult, $9.75 student.

How the Gimquat found her song


Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts ~ Saturday, Feb 19, 2011 ~ shows at 1:30 & 3:30 pm
Tickets at
Vernon Performing Arts Centre ~ Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 ~ show at 1:30 pm
Tickets at

A Family Concert for the Young and the Young At Heart!

Check here for more details

Inside Real Estate

A new weekly segment on real estate by Dean Desrosiers of Remax Kelowna will be featured on Dean's Youtube channel as well as on (their Youtube channel as well)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Brandon Dorsey

This is Brandon Dorsey. He is an Audio Engineer that does it all. Live Sound, Location Audio, Audio for Film, Composing, Film and Commercial scoring, Post Production, Engineering, Producing and even Performing. If you have a need for something you can hear Brandon is your​thebrandondorsey

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Firing of Okanagan Sun Head Coach

Pete McCall is a long time friend of mine and I am sorry to see his position terminated. Pete is a phenomenal person and I'm sure he will be missed by the players and fans of Kelowna. So Pete, if you read this, good luck and I hope all is well.

Alpha Yaya Diallo

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Rotary Centre for the Arts

Alpha Yaya Diallo is one of the most inspired and inspirational artists on the World Beat circuit today, performing in French, English and his native Guinean languages of Foulani and Souso. Alpha was discovered in the late 1980’s by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records when he was lead guitarist for Fatala.
Diallo is a multi-talented artist whose dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African musicians. While his band, Bafing, features high energy African rhythms, visually stunning dancers and a dynamic percussion section.

Canadian Culinary Championships

 Kelowna, BC - February 18-19, 2011
 Kelowna, in beautiful British Columbia, is the place to be as Canada’s eight Gold Medal Plates winners from across the country compete in three thrilling and gruelling challenges, vying for the ultimate title of Canadian Culinary Champion!
Mystery Wine Pairing at the Hotel Eldorado
Friday, February 18, 6:00 pm (Competition I) - SOLD OUT
The Black Box at the Okanagan College
Culinary Arts Department
Saturday, February 19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Competition II) - SOLD OUT
The Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Okanagan
Saturday, February 19, 6:30 pm (Competition III)

Check out the video after the jump...

Big White 411 Update

UBC Okanagan Heat vs UNBC Wolverines

This is part 1 of 2 videos. Check out both parts and more on whatsupkelowna on Youtube.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Open Mic Winfield

Wednesday Feb 16 at 6-8 p.m @ Lake Country Coffee House
10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road..

Bring your guitar, voice, fiddle, etc. or just come out and support your local musicians! Great ambiance and fantastic coffee!

Big White Session!

UBC Okanagan Heat Basketball

Fri, February 18, 2011 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.
Sat, February 19, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.

The UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team will host the Quest Kermodes.
This will be the last home game for the Heat for the 2010-11 season.
For more info go

UBC Okanagan Heat Basketball

Fri, February 18, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.
Sat, February 19, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Okanagan campus.

The UBC Okanagan Heat women's basketball team will host the Quest Kermodes.
This will be the last league game for the Heat.
For more info go

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sapphire Niteclub

Friday February 18, 2010 -  Winter Whiteout Party with Coop Da iLL and Toronto’s DJ Fisher Pryce WHITE CLOTHING MANDATORY! Prizes for the best and most creatively dressed Tix: $5 ADVANCE | $10 DOOR $3.75 Shooter Bar $3.75 Kokanee
Saturday February 19, 2011 – Footwerk Presents: DJ-Numark [Jurassic 5] Stickybuds, Emotionz Footwerk Concert Series PROUDLY PRESENTED BY Footwerk Events Sapphire Club Danio Management & Stickybuds Whatever’s Dope Clear Images Photography As part of our Halfway to Shambhala series we will be giving away one Shambhala ticket at midnight! DJ Nu-Mark [L.A. // JURASSIC 5 …

It's all happening at Sapphire this weekend!

Bar One: The Search for the Next Poker Pro

Wednesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM
Bar One is one of the newest locations of the Big Slick Poker Tour. Bar One joins existing locations in AB, BC and Ontario as part of the free poker phenomenon.
No limit Texas Hold'em is hugely popular in Canada and the Big Slick Poker Tour attracts players of all ages. Players at each location compete for points and bragging rights each week in the search for the next poker pro.

Bar One directions here

Ryan Donn Podcast

Valentines Mix:

0:30 Familia - More
4:30 David Blair - This is a soundtrack
8:25 Nat Jay - Love when I can
12:10 Andrew Allen - Loving you tonight
15:50 Maurice - Kerosene
20:30 Peter Katz - Postcards
24:00 Smith Funk Strauss - All for the love of a lady

I  feel this is one of the best music mixes Ryan has done to date. The artists are amazing. What great tunes! Take 30 mins, sit back and really enjoy some incredible talent. Well done Ryan.

What's On? Valentines mix by Ryan Donn

The Grateful Dads

Go check out the "Dadheads" (yes for all you "deadhead" fans) at the Cabana Grille on Feb 17, Mar 03, Mar 12. Guitarist Jim Rhindress is amazing should he break out in solo!

Quaretto Gelato

The quartet will dazzle audiences at the Sweetheart Soiree on Valentine's Day. Audience members are invited to come wearing their finest.
There will also be a matinee on Feb. 15th at 1:30.
Single concert tickets are $35 for adults, $17.50 for those 18 and under and just $5 for students on the eyeGo program.
Monday, February 14,7:30 PM
Performing Arts Centre, 3800 - 33 Street, Vernon

Yes it's in Vernon, but go check it out anyway.