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A pan-Okanagan initiative - events in the Okanagan Valley in association with Okanagan College and Okanagan Regional Library.
DECEMBER 12 IN KELOWNA
As Good Belongs
A SPECIAL SEASONAL CELEBRATION
» Thursday 12 December 2013, 5 pm
» Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
Join us for a festive collection of speakers, special guests and performers, to entertain and inform you during of this special time of the year
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» $2 at the door. Refreshments are available.
» Space is limited, please reserve yours HERE
The Circle is Never Complete
Creativity. According to the dictionary it is "the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations."
A more concise definition is "bringing something new of value into existence." The etymology of "creativity," however, is what resonates for those of us who are passionate about embedding creativity in the communities in which they live. The word comes from the Latin creatus, which means "to have grown."
The creative arts and enterprises enable us to communicate effectively within and between generations, making sense of life experiences, understanding and celebrating the present, and creating a legacy for the future. They also allow us to experiment without fear of failing - to be challenged - and to succeed in learning new skills and discovering latent ones. Strengthening connections among people, creativity fosters a sense of community in which each person's contribution is respected. [ MORE ... ]
The Fall issue of the Okanagan Institute journal Sage-ing With Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude is now at www.sageing.ca
"One of the strengths that sages possess, regardless of age, is a willingness to be educated by all things. Curiosity leads them to learn from all they encounter. They do not judge people or situations. When one relaxes into just being, everything can nourish and stimulate. For those who embrace life as a sage-ing experience, things come to them from the world and from the events in their lives. By taking time and giving attention to creatively respond to what might at first seem ordinary and not deserving of notice, life ripens with significance and meaning."
SLR offers more than 60 classes on a wide variety of topics and skills at the Martin Centre and at other community venues in Kelowna. Peer learning is an unparalleled education method that stresses shared engagement with knowledge. Your Society for Lifelong Learning - Sign up now and join in the excitement. 250.448.1203 www.slrkelowna.ca
WILD TEA BLENDS FROM THE WILDCRAFT FOREST
Artisan limited edition loose wildcrafted herbal tea blends packaged in glass bottles. The wild herb, fruit and berry flavoured teas from the Wildcraft Forest offer a unique full bodied taste that exemplifies the BC wilderness. Gathered by hand at the foot of Coyote Sleeping and prepared at the Elzer family farm in Cherryville on the eastern edge of the Okanagan Valley where it meets the Monashee Mountains. Only $24.95. Order online at www.wildcraftforest.com or by phone at 250.547.9812
News & Views You Can Use
Freshsheet reports and interprets events and trends, covers the challenges and opportunities we face, and the emergence of the new culture of local resilience.
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Dr Brent Barlow
To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System
Curious Beyond Words
Have You Ever Been
The Okanagan Institute is a group of creative professionals that has gathered around the goal of providing events, publications and services of interest to enquiring minds in the Okanagan. We partner with individuals, organizations, institutions and businesses to achieve optimal creative and social impact.
Our mission is to ignite cultural transformation, catalyze collaborative action, build networks and foster sustainable creative enterprises. We invite the participation by all members of the creative community.