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Mural project in downtown Kelowna offering $10K to winning Indigenous artist

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There’s a new opportunity available for Indigenous artists across Canada. The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Society (OIMAS) has launched the ‘Honouring our Stories’ artistic mural and beautification project, in partnership with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and Sncewips Heritage Museum. These three Okanagan-based organizations have come together to support a mural project, with a winning prize of $10,000. Read more: Construction underway for permanent drug injection site in downtown Kelowna The mural will be placed on the rear side of the Kelowna Gospel Mission, located in the city’s downtown core. Registration opened on Feb. 1 for artists to submit their […]

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Coronavirus: City of Kelowna updates website with COVID-19 chatbot

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A new feature has been added to the City of Kelowna’s website to help educate residents on Kelowna’s COVID-19 response and services available. “Launched on Dec. 7, the Kelowna ‘citybot’ can answer some common questions about the city’s response to COVID-19 and services during the pandemic,” wrote city staff, in a release. Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate a human-like conversation over text. They can be programmed to answer frequently asked questions, search for web content, and to connect people with services. Read more: City of Kelowna replicates city in Minecraft virtual world In its first week, the […]

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B.C. company rolls out new Bob Marley board game

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A Kelowna company that specializes in licensed board games has released its newest game — just in time for Christmas. High Roller Games is celebrating the 75th anniversary of legendary Rock ’n Roll hall of famer Bob Marley by rolling out a board game in his honour. “We are stoked to say it’s finally ready and on our website, right now,” High Roller Games CEO Derek Hodgins told Global News. “Honestly, it was something that, really, we felt pulled to and we went after it,” Hodgins said about the creation of Bob Marley: The Game of Peace, Love and […]

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