Artists honoured for contributions

  • Feb. 9, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Joan Lansdell who received the 2010 Arts Appreciation Award in recognition for her dedication to the arts in Summerland. 

Lansdell is a pastel artist who coordinates the volunteer sitters at the Summerland Art Gallery. 

This award is presented annually by the Summerland Community Arts Council.   

SCAC’s Artist-in-Residence Karen Griggs, of Madam Jewels, received the Tourism and Hospitality Excellence Award. 

And Arts Council past president Susan Gibbs received the Community Cultural Development Committee (CCDC) award.  Congratulations to all three.

Tickets limited

Oliver Swain live in concert next Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Tea Room at the Penticton Art Gallery. Only 50 tickets sold for each show. Call the gallery to purchase tickets at 250-493-2928. 

 Dinner theatre

Summerland Secondary School presents dinner theatre this Saturday, Feb. 12.  Dinner is at 5 p.m. and show is at 7 p.m. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum continues Feb. 11 and 12 and 16 to 19 at 7 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre.

Café series

Next Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. is the second in a four part Philosophers’ Café series presented by the Community Cultural Development Committee.

Wolfgang Depner, who is pursuing a Ph.D. through Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at UBC-Okanagan and works in the editorial department of the Summerland Review, will moderate the discussion.

The topic is Exporting Tolerance: Can Canadian Immigration Polices Succeed in Europe? It will be moderated by Wolfgang Depner. Admission by donation. Refreshments available.

Historical society

On Feb. 20 at The Visitor Information Centre the newly formed Summerland Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society will meet.  Summerland author and ecologist Don Gayton is the guest speaker. 

Café Noir 

Don’t miss the guitar duo, Almost a Few, at Café Noir. 

Tickets on sale now at the Art Gallery for this final Friday of February event. 

There will be wine and fancy specialty coffees served in a hand thrown mug donated by the Summerland Potters Guild. Phone 250-494-4494 or e-mail

Mexican music 

If you enjoy Mexican music than mark Saturday, March 26 on your calendar. El Mariachi is back.

El Mariachi is anchored by former Interior/Okanagan resident Terence “Diego” Smedley-Kohl. Tickets at Martin’s Flowers 250-494-5432 or visit

If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please e-mail: or call: 250-494-8994.  

David Finnis is Publicity Chair of the Summerland Community Arts Council. and