Oliver in Photos

Oliver in Photos

Rockin in the Park on August 4th

Oliver Community Arts Council’s Music in the Park series continues through August. Brian Highley and Rolly St. Amand were on stage the evening of August 4th.

Another Palette Packed of Paleo Treats from Great Bear Bites

Oliver-based Great Bear Bites was caught on camera by the Oliver Chronicle’s Kelly Hall early on July 22nd, putting the finishing touches on a skid of tasty paleo and gluten-free snacks to ship to Ontario outlets.

Riley Martin, director at Highway to Healing, Swims Okanagan Lake

In Riley’s own words: “First off I want to give my most sincere thank you for your support of my swim and this cause! I’m glad I was able to attempt a challenge this big, and even happier that so many people were wanting to support Highway to Healing Support Society and myself. There were over 60 pledgers all over Canada from BC to Ontario, and even a couple from the US and the UK! We nearly doubled my original goal of $2500 in pledges committed, finishing at $4975! On top of that, there will be even more coming in over the rest of the month from Moksha Yoga Studio in Kelowna!

Everything went right on race day, and I completed the 2.1km Across the Lake swim with a time of 1:02.42! This is unofficially the fastest time for a wheelchair user by 26 seconds, and also makes me the first high-level paraplegic to attempt and complete the swim. I could have never achieved this alone though – I owe the success to the knowledge and help of Joanna and Rupy, who are lifeguards at the pool I trained at. Joanna started with me from square 1 back in February by giving me swim lessons, and Rupy joined our team shortly after.”

Highway to Healing is a charity formed in Oliver “To compassionately assist families in our community who have a child requiring medical care that is not locally available.”

See earlier Chronicle stories about Highway to Healing here and here.

Enjoying Summer in Osoyoos

Gunnar Schock and his dog Shania walk home after taking a peek inside of 85th Boutique.

Joanne Montis and Gunna Schock soak in the sun at Gyro Park while enjoying the best of summer in Osoyoos.

Jack McKill photos

Oliver Artist at the Penticton Art Gallery

Kurt Hutterli, and Oliver resident and a member of the Rip Off Artists, launched his new exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery on July 8.

The Museum of Unknown Civilizations is a project started in Oliver BC by transplanted artist Kurt Hutterli. The museum follows a childhood dream of the artist to explore the unknown in objects encountered in museums as a child. Years later, myth comes to life through recycled materials creating mysterious and invented artifacts. These works are designed to make the viewer ask questions ordinarily overlooked, to prod the viewer to seek answers to the unknown. The work seems to probe an uncertain, uncomfortable future.

Read more online, and be sure to visit the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, before the show closes on September 11.

Music for all ages in the park

Got the sunscreen, got the shades, got the lawn chair…. Got the music? Don’t worry: Music in the Park has your entertainment covered for total summer relaxation. Live music fans will gather Thursday evenings at the Oliver Community Band Shell to hear performers that span the generations. The concert series line-up features youthful talent and seasoned musicians, fresh new tunes, golden oldies and traditional ballads.