Mural shows history

Summerland arts and cultural events

To commemorate the bicentennial of the Fur Brigade Trail the Summerland Community Cultural Development Committee, the Summerland Museum and the Faith Rebekah Lodge have joined together to commission a Fur Brigade Trail mural to be painted on the east wall of the I.O.O.F./Rebekah Hall on Main Street.

This mural will tell a story about the significance of the Fur Brigade Trail in Summerland’s history.

You can help celebrate the bicentennial of the historic Fur Brigade Trail by making a donation that will transform a blank wall into a work of art.

For more information contact: or phone 250-494-9395.

Live music

Live music at the SS Sicamous on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.

In addition to music, visitors can tour the ship for an additional fee on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There is also a market available on those evenings.

Historic tours.

Only two more tours of historic Penticton left, this Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Salmon Fountain at Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue. Tours by donation. Length: about four blocks over one hour. For information contact the Penticton Museum at 250-490-2454.

On stage

The Summerland Singers and Players are pleased to announce their fall 2011 production, Oct. 20 to 22, will be Mesa by award-winning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis.  Mesa stars James Fofonoff and Bob Read with special guest Jack Godwin of the Kettle Valley Brakemen. Ed Schneider directs.

Musical revue


Tickets are on sale now for Theatre Kelowna Society’s The Swingin’ Sixties, a cabaret-style musical revue being performed at The Black Box Theatre (behind the Kelowna Community Theatre on Water Street) from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2. Show times are Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are 2 p.m.

For tickets call 250-762-5050.


Designs sought

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s Okanagan Arts Awards are seeking a design for a three-dimensional sculpture that will become the award to be presented to each Okanagan Arts Award recipient at the event.  Full submission details at   Deadline Aug., 31.

At the museum

Be sure to check out the temporary exhibit, Medium and Message, at the Penticton Museum.   Work has already begun for the upcoming fall exhibit on water.

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 250-494-4994.


David Finnis is  a member of the Summerland Arts Council. and