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A pan-Okanagan initiative - events throughout the Valley in association with Okanagan College and Okanagan Regional Library.
MAY 23 IN KELOWNA
Wild at Heart
THE ART OF RECONNECTING WITH NATURE
» Thursday 23 May 2013, 5 pm
» Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
Join us as a dedicated group of artists and naturalists discuss how we in the Okanagan are reconnecting ourselves and our youth with nature.
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» $2 at the door. Refreshments are available.
» Space is limited, please reserve yours HERE
Changing the Design Horizon
Design has moved from a source of conversational befuddlement to a commonplace household and boardroom subject. The re-staked fences of its cultural mind-space has opened up room for some internal redefinition and introduction of new criteria in its practice. From within, green, social, experiential and user-centric disciplines have burst forth fully-formed after years of advocacy. [ MORE ... ]
The Spring 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
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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.
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