No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Penticton. Home to over 30 annual major events and festivals, there is a variety to experience from cultural showcases, world-class sporting events, beer and wine festivals, live entertainment, seasonal fairs and so much more. Check out the events list below.
Ukrainian Charity Benefit Concert at Venables Performing Arts Centre, Oliver
The Seventh-day Adventist churches of Oliver and Osoyoos are sponsoring a Ukrainian Charity Benefit Concert, March 19 at 7:30 pm in the Venables Performing Arts Centre, Oliver. With the support of the Town of Oliver, Venables Performing Arts Centre, local businesses, citizens, and faith communities uniting; together we can make a difference!
Admission to the concert is free and concert attendees will have the opportunity to select several bona-fide Canadian charities including ADRA Canada to support in the humanitarian crisis of the Ukrainian people. The concert will feature video stories of evacuees helping to put a real “face” on this crisis.
Featured musical artist is Canadian-born, Award-Winning, Multi-Genre Artist, Gina Williams from the Lower Mainland. Ms Williams is a “singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, producer, and film & television actress. An engaging and entertaining performer, this “Modern Day Renaissance Woman” – continues to defy stereotypes while touching hearts. Ms Williams performs Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Dance, Caribbean/Latin, and Classical music at numerous festivals and concert stages around the world including audiences in Kiev, Ukraine.” (See ginawilliams.com) The concert will be headlined with local youth talent.
Our small communities have big hearts of kindness and compassion proven most recently in the collaborative work of the Cold Weather Sheltering at the Seventh-day Adventist church in Oliver for the homeless on the coldest winter nights of the past two winters. The goal for this benefit concert is to bring awareness and tangible support in this terrible humanitarian tragedy.