Thanks to you, and a successful event in 2011, BBI is back, bigger and better, We're bringing you cutting edge choreographers from Broadway, Soldiers Dance Company, Bboy Crew Groundwork Sessions, and Freestylin'! Join us for two amazing days. Registration is now open - Limited enrollment!
Excite your palate on a special wine and food adventure on Okanagan Lake! Taste the Okanagan's finest wines and a locally distilled liqueur with exquisitely paired hors d'oeuvres by Joy Road Catering. Our wine steward reveals the mystery of wine tasting and food pairing and leads you through this event filled with fun and education, while we sail along the beautiful Naramata benches. For reservations please call.
Okanagan Speaker Series presents Ryan Ransom ~ Testing Einstein’s Universe: The NASA/Stanford Gravity Probe B Mission
Einstein's general theory of relatively explains, better than any other current theory, how gravity works. It has passed every test thrown at it since publication in 1916. NASA and Stanford University recently completed a test of general relativity unlike any previously attempted. The test cost nearly $1 billion, and the results are just in. Find out how Einstein's theory holds up against one of the best engineered experiments of all time by attending this talk by Ryan Ransom, a professor of physics and astronomy at Okanagan College
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been on a sustainability continuum since its founding in 1994. CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield will explain the winery's journey and vision and how it uses a four-pronged approach to the idea of sustainability. In addition she will explain how to make the business case for small companies to strive toward greater sustainability.
Okanagan College Speaker Series presents Ron Spence ~ Community Restaurants: A Vestige of Local Culture and Connections
Before retiring, Ron Spence travelled extensively on the back roads of the western United States and across Canada to Ontario, interviewing almost three hundred owners and managers of independently owned and operated North American-style diners/cafes/greasy spoons/restaurants. As a result, he developed an interesting picture of how these businesses stay alive and compete in a world of fast food and franchises. His presentation summarizes his findings and describes many of the absolutely fascinating and funny people he met.
Water is always a burning issue in the Okanagan, but the conditions change every year, and we are faced with adapting to a new (even more variable) environment. This talk, led by Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, is an overview of what we know and what we are setting out to know about collaborative water management in the Okanagan. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the current and future state of water in the Valley.
For years, photographer Jeremy Hiebert has been collecting interesting patterns, colours and shapes in common scenes of the Okanagan: orchards, vineyards, creeks, grasses, and trees. He's found that beauty lives where you might least expect it, and he is looking forward to presenting some of it to a wider audience.
Craig Henderson, a community journalist and author in Naramata, tells interesting stories of Naramata's past and present during a presentation about his recent book, Naramata Chronicles.
Got the entrepreneurial bug? Growing an existing tech company? Need to connect with other entrepreneurs and experts? You should get to know Accelerate Okanagan, a non-profit that helps technology companies start and grow in the Okanagan through the development and support of a vibrant and innovative technology community, and by offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate, and grow. This talk will be presented by Andrew Greer, Accelerate Okanagan's Community Manager in the South Okanagan.
Okanagan College Speaker Series presents John Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat ~ A History of the Similkameen through Song and Story
Drawn from the pages of the Similkameen Valley's presses between 1900 and 1945, Dead Horse on the Tulameen contains songs and verses that provide a cultural history of southwestern BC. The book's authors, cultural historians and singers Joe Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, will present selections from the text along with archival photographs.