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syilx Spotlight: The Winter Home

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Sunday afternoons for a fascinating, hands-on look at syilx (Okanagan) culture and traditions. Get an up-close look at objects from our collection and take part in a hands-on activity or experience!

By donation

na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do): Wild Tea Blends

Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

This event is IN-PERSON and will take place in the Laurel Square, the outdoor space to the south of the Laurel Packinghouse. Participants will learn about plants and medicine, sample wild tea, and make their own blend to take home. Plant samples have been respectfully collected on the land by syilx Knowledge Carriers.

By donation

Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone

Laurel Square 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

Would you like to greet students or visitors in nsyilxcən? Would you like to master some basic vocabulary, and gain a deeper understanding of syilx culture and connection to place? This workshop will give participants a start on pronunciation, greetings and language meaning. This class is for everyone, regardless of heritage.

$75
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Guided Tour of Duty: Cold Steel

Okanagan Military Museum 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

Hear gripping stories of terror and courage during our Guided Tour of Duty: Cold Steel program at the Okanagan Military Museum!

This guided tour will take a closer look at the bayonet, a universal weapon steeped in both history and mythology. You will discover why Canadian soldiers are still trained in their use, how bayonets have been used in recent war efforts, and how this piece of cold steel has impacted conflict

By donation
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Tombstone Tours: Arson, Drowning at Sea, and a Couple Amazing Women

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery 1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna's largest historical site, the Pioneer Cemetery, is full of stories. Led by historian Bob Hayes, you will encounter forgotten neighbourhoods, teacher's corner, mighty pioneer women, and the occasional wildlife spotting in this beautiful setting. Each week is different, so keep coming back!

$10
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Tombstone Tours: A Few Mayors

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery 1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna's largest historical site, the Pioneer Cemetery, is full of stories. Led by historian Bob Hayes, you will encounter forgotten neighbourhoods, teacher's corner, mighty pioneer women, and the occasional wildlife spotting in this beautiful setting. Each week is different, so keep coming back!

$10

na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən (what we do): Canada Day: Yes or No?

Join us online!

This zoom workshop will look at questions like "What is it that we are celebrating?" and "What does it mean to be Canadian?" Discussion is led by syilx Elder and Knowledge Carriers.

By donation
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Guided Tour of Duty: Cold Steel

Okanagan Military Museum 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

Hear gripping stories of terror and courage during our Guided Tour of Duty: Cold Steel program at the Okanagan Military Museum!

This guided tour will take a closer look at the bayonet, a universal weapon steeped in both history and mythology. You will discover why Canadian soldiers are still trained in their use, how bayonets have been used in recent war efforts, and how this piece of cold steel has impacted conflict

By donation
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Tombstone Tours: Honouring Chinese, Japanese and Indo-Canadian Communities

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery 1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna's largest historical site, the Pioneer Cemetery, is full of stories. Led by historian Bob Hayes, you will encounter forgotten neighbourhoods, teacher's corner, mighty pioneer women, and the occasional wildlife spotting in this beautiful setting. Each week is different, so keep coming back!

$10

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Tombstone Tours: A Potpourri of Stories

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery 1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna's largest historical site, the Pioneer Cemetery, is full of stories. Led by historian Bob Hayes, you will encounter forgotten neighbourhoods, teacher's corner, mighty pioneer women, and the occasional wildlife spotting in this beautiful setting. Each week is different, so keep coming back!

$10