UBCO: More to Street Fest than ‘back to school’

The celebration comes to downtown Kelowna as the third annual Street Fest takes place Saturday, Sept. 12 at Kerry Park.

  • Wed Sep 9th, 2015 7:00am
  • Life

While some liken it to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ back to school can mean different things to lots of people.

For students, faculty, and staff at UBC’s Okanagan campus, it’s a time to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year.

The celebration is coming to downtown Kelowna as the third annual Street Fest takes place Saturday, Sept. 12 at Kerry Park.

It’s a chance for people to have some fun and explore downtown Kelowna while enjoying UBC Okanagan’s big, family-friend community in a street party, says Ian Cull, associate vice-president of students at UBC Okanagan.

“Everyone in the community is invited to join our students at Kerry Park,” says Cull. “We look forward to Street Fest each September. This year it is also part of our community celebration recognizing the 10th anniversary of our UBC Okanagan campus and UBC’s centennial.”

The fun begins at 3 p.m. UBC’s Residence Life is organizing a fun road hockey tournament; New Wave Fitness will be on hand with yoga and Zumba demos; several favourite food trucks will be on-site; and Scotiabank will be handing out free popcorn.

Throughout the afternoon, entertainment will be provided by The Bonsais, Kings & Crowns, Andrew Judah, and Windmills—all popular local bands.

Street Fest, UBC Okanagan’s third annual downtown Kelowna block party takes place Saturday, Sept. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kerry Park at the foot of Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna (by The Sails). This event is free and everybody is welcome to participate.