On this page we celebrate some of the Kettle Valley Neighbourhood Association’s previous special events. Click on the image at the bottom of each event for a slide show of more photos.
On Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:30pm Santa came to Kettle Valley Coffee and Scoops to visit the parents and children of the neighbourhood.
New coffee shop owners, Carla and Jo Jo Amichand of Kettle Valley continued the tradition of hosting this seasonal event allowing everyone to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause in their coffee shop’s warm and friendly atmosphere.
Carla took down the names of all the families as they entered the front door and placed them on a list so that everyone would have a turn in visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. She even assisted Santa and his wife them by placing the children on his lap so as not to strain him in preparation for all the work he had yet to do over the next several days leading up to Christmas Eve.
Parents brought their cameras and took hundreds of photos and videos to take home and treasure for years to come.
Santa marveled at the number of people who showed up to see him. “I’ve been coming here for several years now and enjoy it every time, but (ho ho ho), this is the largest turnout I have ever seen.” He also hinted that he is looking forward to coming back next year.
Click on the image below for more photos.
Our First Annual Christmas Light Up Awards were held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
A People’s Choice nomination form was created for anyone to choose their favourite house display in three categories.
• White Christmas Award - for best classical design, traditional decorations from holidays past. This prize was awarded to Jeff and Wendy at 401 Tulameen Road.
• The Clark Griswold Award - for “You light up the whole neighbourhood.” There were 2 prizes awarded in this category. 1st prize to Angela and Nicholas at 441 Audubon Court and 2nd prize to Clint, Shadia, Hannah, Lauren and Payton at 5330 Ptarmigan Street.
• The Buddy the Elf Award - for the display you love and spreads the most Christmas cheer. ("Singing loud for all to hear" was optional but encouraged.) This was awarded to Roxanne at 362 McCarren Avenue.
A People’s Choice Award for Best Block was awarded to Tulameen Road, which was determined by the largest number of nominations per block.
The KVN committee is grateful to Richard Deacon for his live Facebook video coverage as he toured the neighbourhood with Casey Clarke of New Country 100.7 FM during the judging and award presentations.
Movie Night 2018
Our 3rd annual movie night was held in Providence Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
There were games and activities starting at 6:00pm while people began to arrive and place their chairs and blankets in front of the giant 24-food wide screen. In the mean time our Girl Guide Rangers provided the ever-popular face painting.
Several hundred dollars were raised through the "Suggested Donations" program which will enable this event to be repeated in 2019.
Thanks again to our local professional photographer, Jim Brompton, we are able to present this slide show of many Kettle Valley neighbours enjoying a cool summer evening in Providence Park. (Click on the image below.)
Movie Night 2017
Our 2nd annual movie night was held in Tulameen Park (Now Providence Park) on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The City of Kelowna's recreation department provided games and activities starting at 6:00pm while people began to arrive and place their chairs and blankets in front of the giant 24-food wide screen.
Girl Guide Rangers provided the ever-popular face painting and sold their famous cookies, which just became available the previous day.
Several hundred dollars was raised through the "Suggested Donations" program which guarantees that this event will be repeated in 2018.
Click on the image below for the slide show of photos taken by our resident Kettle Valley photographer, Jim Brompton.