Okanagan Short Story ContestWe are looking for works of adult fiction that fall between 1,000 and 4,000 words in length (about 4-20 pages, typed, double-spaced). The contest administrators are not responsible for lost manuscripts or late submissions. We do not accept electronic submissions and we are unable to provide written responses to manuscripts. Please always send a photocopy and not an original of your work.
There is a $15 entry fee for each story. All proceeds go towards Creative Writing scholarships at UBC.
Deadline: January 15, 2018 (must be postmarked by the deadline)
More Information & to Submit
-Source: Social Media, UBCO, November 2017
43rd Annual Civic and Community AwardsThe City of Kelowna is proud to announce the Nomination Period for the 43rd Annual Civic and Community Awards!
Please help us recognize the amazing people and organizations, who help make Kelowna a great place to live!
There are 15 different award categories open for nomination! Community & Youth Volunteers, Athletes, Artists, Businesses, Not-for-profit organizations and Environmental Leaders.
We all know someone that should be celebrated for their contributions and achievements in 2017!
There are three easy ways to nominate:
- Online submissions – online form
- Email – you can access the fill-able PDF nomination form from our webpage, and email it along with your support letters when they are ready to ac.anwoleknull@trebliga
- Drop-off nomination packages in person to the Parkinson Recreation Centre, Attention: Amber Gilbert
*There are hard copy nomination forms available at City Hall, The Parkinson Recreation Centre, and city Library locations
The finalists that are selected in each category will be celebrated and the winner announced at the 43rd Annual Awards night, held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Nominations Due: Friday, January 26, 2018
-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 6 November 2017
Top 40 Under 40 ProgramWhat are we looking for?
Those individuals with remarkable accomplishments and those who have had a significant impact on the landscape of the Okanagan – we want to showcase mentors, champions and role models as a means to encourage and foster leaders by showcasing the remarkable accomplishments of individuals and the contributions being made in our community.
Individuals’ contributions could include, but are not limited to: business success, entrepreneurship and/or innovation, social advocacy, environmental impact, political, legal or governmental affairs, cultural achievement, academic achievement, scientific or technological advancement, medical innovation, and volunteerism. These community members will be selected through a nomination process administered by the Kelowna Chamber.
Nominate Someone (or yourself) Today
-Source: Newsletter, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, 2 November 2017