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CONTEST CLOSED: Win tickets to the New Leaves Festival of Arts and Culture in Kelowna 

The New Leaves Festival of Arts and Culture takes place this month, and you could win passes to the exciting three-day event.

Taking place from June 20 to 22, 2024, the festival will have programming in both English and French. A series of events will unfold at venues in Kelowna's downtown, including at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the Black Box Theatre and the Centre culturel francophone de l'Okanagan.

<who>Left to right: Innu writer and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Kanapé Fontain, and drag artist and poet Xénia Gould (photo by Charline Clavier)

The inaugural New Leaves Festival of Arts and Culture takes the idiom “turning over a new leaf” as inspiration to focus on an annually changing theme speaking to expressed/urgent needs of the community.

Responding to a recent rise in anti-LGBTQ2SIA+ sentiment in the Okanagan and beyond, the 2024 New Leaves theme is “Queer Art as Resistance,” focusing on celebrating queer arts through drag, poetry, music, comedy, dance, and a host of other arts.

For three days in Kelowna’s downtown core, artists from the Okanagan and across Canada will perform (in both French and English) and put on workshops, including: Alexis O'Hara, Xénia Gould, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Michael V. Smith and more! 


For a full list of events and to purchase tickets, click here.

Contest Details

Prize includes: One ticket package for two people (free admission to all three nighttime events), a free Inspired Word Café annual membership for the upcoming 2024/2025 season, and a copy of local poet Michael V. Smith’s latest poetry collection, Queers Like Me.

To enter this contest, all you need to do is fill out the form below!

Contest closes on June 19, 2024.

Please read our contest rules here.

Good luck!



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