Global Citizen Kelowna – Schedule of Events

Founded as ‘Global Citizen Kelowna’ by local community leaders in 2003, Global Citizen Events is an annual initiative celebrating the role Central Okanagan citizens contribute to global and local humanitarian efforts. Through a series of activities organized by local non-profit and humanitarian groups, Global Citizen Events highlight the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through events which Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change.

ENTERTAIN – To communicate the role that we share as Global Citizens through the arts: music, photography, film, and artisans.

EDUCATE – To bring awareness to the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) by highlighting specific goals and what local people/groups are doing to reach those goals.

INSPIRE CHANGE – To make concerted efforts to respond based on what we have seen and learned and take us from inaction to individual and collective action, and from disillusionment to hope.

The intention behind these events, involving 300+ volunteers and community partners, is to bring together the Central Okanagan community, encourage social responsibility, and inspire change by thinking globally and acting locally. We invite you to help us Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change.

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2018 Events

A Taste of Home

Date: February, 10, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Mainstreet Centre, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

A celebration of ethnic food and entertainment! A very popular event for the whole family!Local cultural performers using dance, singing, and art to create a tapestry of ethnic diversity here at home in Canada! Wonderful dishes from 19 different countries: Thai curry, First Nations Bannock, jerk chicken, Italian cuisine, Korean & many more!

Global School House – Drama Production

Date: February 13-21, 2018, 9:30 am – 11:30 am & 11:40 am – 2:40 pm
Location: Mainstreet Centre, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

Approximately 2000 grade 6 students and teachers discover why kids can’t go to school in many areas of the world in a hands-on, educational & entertaining environment.

An Artist’s Eye on the World

Date: February 17, 2018
Location: Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna

Global Citizen Events is partnering with Hands in Service, with partial funding through Heritage Canada as we together support and represent a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Join us for “A Magical Night of Laughter – Love Gives Back Campaign.” We are excited to bring you this much enjoyed event featuring two winning performers: comedian Tim Nutt and the magical talents of Leif David.

Time is Now! For Sustainable Development

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna
Cost: $10
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This upbeat, inspirational evening is an opportunity to come together at our 9th annual event and take action on these goals. Paricipate in a discussion with local city councils and Westbank First Nations, hear from a United Nations representative, connect with local not for profits at the Global Market Place, and meet other active citizens in the community.

Sustainable Development Challenge

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna

Youth in grade 8-12 compete to win $5000 for a local charity! Students collaborate with various charities to create a project which touches at least one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The most creative and sustainable project wins the $5000 to implement it. Crowd-funding may be used to complete others with finalists presenting in the evening to a public audience.

Global Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna

An inspirational speaker to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change. Past speakers have included Craig and Mark Kielburger, Romeo Delaire, Stephen Lewis, and more. We are looking to partner for this event.

Global Children’s Villages

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Lake Country Community Gym, 9950 Main Street, Lake Country

Global Children’s Villages introduces younger families to the arts & diversity! Ethnic Artists demonstrate cultural crafts, circus & street performers, Aboriginal Storytelling, music & dance. The Global Children’s Villages are part of the larger Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival.

Global Music Fest

Local bands & performing artists take to the stage. May not be held in 2018.
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