Sundog Festival of Arts & Culture

Sundog Festival of Arts & Culture

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The Sundog Festival is an immersive public experience for all ages that elevates and celebrates Arts

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Have you heard about the BC Culture Days artist ambassador program?It gives emerging artists across B.C. the opportunity to expand their practice and develop creative, community-immersed programming for Culture Days.The artists act as spokespeople for Culture Days and also participate in one-on-one mentorships with established artists over a period of 3-6 months.LEARN MORE at mailchi.mp/culturedays/2023-bc-culture-days-why-apply-to-the-ambassadorprogram-13570144?e=5632465b62#CultureDays #callforartists #emergingartist #sundogfestival #vernonbc ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you hear? Our sweet little city of #vernonbc placed in the Top Five for Culture Days participation (towns and rural areas) across this entire nation in 2023.That impressive record includes all the lovely folks who helped put on and attended the inaugural Sundog Festival kick-off party and official opening day at Polson Park.Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at all the fun BC Culture Days events happening around Vernon and the North Okanagan from September 20th through October 13th, 2024.And stay tuned for our second annual Sundog Festival of Arts and Culture. It’s gonna be the party of the year!#winning #sundogfestival #BCArtsandCulture #ExploreVernon Arts Council of the North Okanagan ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Sundog Festival Opening Ceremony 🌟Our festival journey began with a spectacular Opening Ceremony, where the stage was graced by these remarkable individuals:πŸŽ™οΈ MC Tanya Laing Gahr , whose vivacious spirit and charisma set the tone for the festivities.πŸ™ Elder Virginia Gregoire, who guided us with a heartfelt prayer, infusing the ceremony with a sense of unity and reverence.πŸ—£οΈ We were privileged to hear from esteemed speakers who shared their inspiring messages:πŸ›οΈ Mayor Victor Cummings πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Mel Arnold MP - Member of Parliament πŸ›οΈ MLA Harwinder Sandhu, MLA for Vernon-Monashee 🌟 Premier David Eby πŸ“œ Senator Margo GreenwoodTheir words resonated deeply, reminding us of the significance of community, culture, and the arts. 🎀✨The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey at the Sundog Festival of Arts & Culture πŸŒ„πŸŽ‰Honoring the Okanagan Indian Band 🌟We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Okanagan Indian Band for gracing us with their presence and enriching our festival with their vibrant culture:πŸ₯ Drummers 🎀 Singers πŸ’ƒ Dancers 🎨 ArtisansThe soul-stirring rendition of the Okanagan Song was a highlight, filling the air with a deep sense of connection and unity. 🎢A special thanks to the Okanagan Indian Band Language and Culture Department for sharing their wisdom and heritage with us.We also want to express our gratitude to Elder Virginia Gregoire for leading us in a meaningful prayer, guiding us with her wisdom and grace. πŸ™Your contributions have woven a beautiful tapestry of culture and tradition into the fabric of our festival, and for that, we are immensely grateful. πŸŒ„πŸŒŸCity of Vernon - Local Government Tourism VernonArts Council of the North OkanaganFortisBCRegional District of North OkanaganOkanagan Indian BandBC Culture Days | FΓͺte de la culture#okanaganindianband #CultureAndTradition #sundogfestival #communityunity #sundogfestival #openingceremony #communityunity #inspiration #CultureAndArtsDaysormay SaBand Mother Sun Nightshades - Band The Pseudos October Poppy The Crashlanders Ernest anyway Uncle Brad, Norsu, Covenant Lion, The Whelms Lakeisha Marie Video: Joseph Pinheiro & Flight camera action ... See MoreSee Less
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What an incredible weekend it has been as we kicked off the Sundog Festival of Arts & Culture in partnership with BC Culture Days | FΓͺte de la culture.The festivities are in full swing and will continue to dazzle us until October 15. πŸŽ‰This remarkable journey would not have been possible without the incredible support of our generous in-kind sponsors and suppliers:🌟 Nor-Val Rentals 🌟 Pattison Media Ltd. 🌟 FreshCo Downtown Vernon 🌟 VantageOne Credit Union 🌟 Edge Apparel & Imprints 🌟 Interior Portable Rentals 🌟 Vernon Communications Ltd 🌟 Vernon Community Arts Centre 🌟 Polson Artisan Night Market 🌟 Local Losers Underground 🌟 Kaleco Sustainable Clothing 🌟 Sproing CreativeYour unwavering support has been the bedrock of our festival, and we are deeply grateful for your contributions. πŸ™A festival like Sundog is a collective effort, and we want to give a special shoutout to our Funding Partners, who share our vision for the arts and culture:πŸ’Ό Tourism Vernon πŸ’‘ FortisBC 🎨 Arts Council of the North Okanagan 🌍 Regional District of North OkanaganYour commitment to nurturing the arts in our community is truly commendable. 🌟In addition, we have some special acknowledgments to make:🌟The Okanagan Indian Band Drummers, Singers, Dancers, and Artisans, who added an enriching cultural dimension to our festival. 🌟The Okanagan Indian Band Language and Culture Department for their invaluable contributions. 🌟The Sundog Festival Organizing Committee: Shawna Patenaude, Kristine Larsen, Rusty Gahr, Tanya Laing Gahr, Noah MacLeod, Mayla Janzen and Heath Fletcher, whose dedication made all of this possible. 🌟Amanda Homeniuk for infusing her magic into the brand. 🌟Our incredible Sundog Volunteers, who worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth experience for all. 🌟Lana O'Brien and the volunteer students from the 27th Street Theatre - W.L. Seaton Secondary School for their valuable contributions 🌟MCs Gus Hansen & Tanya Laing Gahr for keeping the energy high and the spirits soaring. 🌟 Adam and Terence for their audio wizardry. 🌟Rusty and Julie for creating the magical lighting. 🌟Nancy Wilde of Wilde Signs for adding the festival's vibrant touch. 🌟 Vernon Elks Lodge #45 for providing the perfect venue to meet in. 🌟Kristin Froneman and Joe Pinheiro for their PR and Social Media mastery 🌟A special nod to Randi Buerfeind for her exceptional skills in photography and videography. πŸ“·πŸŽ₯ And last but certainly not least, a heartfelt acknowledgment to our VIPs, whose presence graced the Opening Ceremony remarks with their support and enthusiasm:🌟 Elder Virginia Gregoire 🌟 Mayor Victor Cummings 🌟 Mel Arnold MP 🌟 Harwinder Sandhu, MLA for Vernon-Monashee 🌟 Premier David Eby 🌟 Senator Margo GreenwoodThe Sundog Festival is a testament to the power of community and collaboration. Together, we've created something truly extraordinary. 🌈The journey continues, and we can't wait to see what the rest of the festival holds. Stay tuned for more arts, culture, and magic! 🎭🎢🎨www.sundogfest.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Heartfelt Thanks to our Funding Partners!

arts council of the North Okanagan
regional district of the north okanagan
Tourism Vernon

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