Though a Sundog can have spiritual meaning, its roots lie in science. A natural occurrence that takes place when light refracts through ice crystals suspended in the air creating a halo effect and rainbow flares on either side of the sun.
A Sundog is a natural phenomenon that is recognized by people all over the world. A Sundog has no boundaries, borders or associations with any particular race, culture, or religion.
A halo around the sun can mean many different things depending on who you ask. For the most part, a Sundog and the rainbow effect around the sun are good omens. A Sundog signifies a shift in your life, and multicoloured halos bring news of unification and harmony.
Under the umbrella support of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO), we are a volunteer collective of local artists, artisans, non-profits, tourism and small business professionals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural expressions.
To develop the framework of a community- driven festival that celebrates arts and culture at a local level. Sundog Fest is supported and funded through local governments and programs and is in alignment with Culture Days in BC. The Sundog Festival is a not-for-profit endeavour that provides opportunities for our entire community to participate.
We provide structure and support to help inspire our arts and culture community members to creatively take part in the festival with:
Individual event organizers are responsible for permits, insurance and adhering to by-law policies. Events can be free to attend, by donation, ticketed or pay at the door but must be self managed or through third party on-line ticket sellers or event management tools.