10:00 AM10:00

Okanagan Volunteer Fair

Join us for the 22nd Annual Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair! Over 70 local non-profit organizations participate each year to share their impact with the community and to let people know how they can get involved and make a difference. Students, seniors, and caring citizens from all walks of life come together to discuss causes, services, and opportunities.

This year we are highlighting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals with the theme What’s Your Number? from GECCO’s and Global Citizen’s Sustainable Development Challenge.

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6:30 PM18:30

Magical Night of Laughter---Artists' Eye on the World

Multiple events showcasing visual & performing art with themes referring to one of the 17 UN Goals.  On March 1  Hands in Service will host an Evening of Laughter with a popular Magician & Okanagan comedian. Proceeds provide practical help for community members struggling with physical or mental challenges. March 1st 6:30 PM is the Magical Night of Laughter – an evening of sparkling charity entertainment at the Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch 1380 Ellis Street, featuring award winning performers comedian Dan Taylor and magician Leif David, a silent auction, cash bar and live music!  $30 tickets include appies and are available online or call 250 861-5465.


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11:30 AM11:30

SD Challenge - Pitch Day

  • Rotary Centre for the Arts - Mary Irwin Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

@JCI Kelowna and Global Citizen Events presents The Sustainable Development Challenge Pitch Competition. The Sustainable Development Challenge brings together youth who are passionate about making the world a better place.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (#GlobalGoals) as their guide, these talented student teams develop project ideas to combat some of the world’s most complex challenges. With sustainability at the core, students will pitch their ideas to expert judges in creative and dynamic ways, all for the chance to win $5000 to fund their project.

Think Dragon’s Den competition for sustainability!

Then, the final winning team will present their project at ChangeUp, the following evening in partnership with Purppl.

Join us! Show your support for these youth teams, be inspired by the next generation of leaders and watch the top team win $5000 to make their ideas and passions a reality!

JCI Kelowna is honoured to provide this year’s $5,000 prize, as we are young active citizens dedicated to creating positive change.

Sustainable Development Challenge Pitch Day - February 27th. Get your tickets on Eventbrite here! Share with your Facebook friends! Free, and donations accepted online and at the door. Attendance by donation, space is limited. Please RSVP in advance. Poster

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6:30 PM18:30

Global Music Fest


Featuring Cristian De La Luna, originally from Colombia, playing Latin rhythms with, with his four piece band, upbeat heavy neo-soul singer/songwriter Leila Neverland Trio, and more! Global minded activities and food will complement the amazing music on the theatre stage!

The #GMFKelowna2019 is part of the month long Global Citizen events in Kelowna and Lake Country, whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire to action. Global Music Fest is a fun way for our community to engage with the United Nations Sustainability Goals and foster community locally around global challenges. We will have a dance area in front of the stage, we recommend buying tickets in rows A-D if you plan to dance!

Global Music Fest is produced by Creative Okanagan for Global Citizen Events Society.  This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the District of Lake Country.

More about Cristian at

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Time: Foyer activities at 6:30, show at 7:15 - 10 pm

Tickets: $26 ($3 ticket charge, $1.5 CIF, GST ) Link.

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to Feb 14

Global Schoolhouse

Held for 8 days to accommodate every Grade 6 student in public, private, and home schools! Students will experience barriers to getting an education in a simulated drama. It's a unique experience, creating quite the buzz in the community and questions in our minds. Kids do care about why other kids can't go to school!

Students must be pre-registered to attend this unforgettable experience.

See photos from previous Global Schoolhouse events.

Location: Main Street Centre (2041 Harvey Ave.)

Date: Tuesday, Feb 5 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am & 11:40am - 1:40pm

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5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Home

Taste of Home – A Celebration of Culture, People and Food

Taste authentic flavours. See colourful costumes. Experience traditions in song and dance. Meet people from around the world and learn about the culture and crafts of their homeland. Feast on delicacies from food booths while enjoying the showcase of performances. It’s a night not to be missed. We are grateful that this year’s event is hosted by staff and volunteers from Kelowna Community Resources in partnership with Respect Network of the Thompson Okanagan and @GECCOBC (Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan). Follow KCR on Facebook!

See photos from previous Taste of Home events.

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Admission: $1 per person; max $3 per family. Food tickets are available, with a varying number of tickets needed per item.

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4:00 PM16:00

Youth Meet-Up and SDC Mentor Night

  • Okanagan CoLab "Affinity Hall" (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of idea sharing and cultivating! 

4-5pm Youth Meet-Up Mingle, share ideas, and network with other youth interested in sustainable development projects and issues in Kelowna! Open to all youth.
5-7pm || Mentorship
Meet local entrepreneurs, social change-makers, and other professionals who can offer valuable mentorship and expertise to help make your ideas a reality! Open to youth participating in the Sustainable Development Challenge (SDC) only. 

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