The Peachland Rotary Club produces a series of free concerts dedicated to World Peace in Heritage Park at the Rotary Pavilion in July and August.
Rotary believes peace starts with the individual. Our mission inspires people around the world to be at peace with themselves, others and their environment. Rotary is a global community working towards peace. One by one, two by two, all together we can make the difference and change our world.
2018 Peace Concerts a Success Despite the Smoke!
The 2018 Peace Concerts were a challenge! The July concerts went as planned featuring COD Gone Wild and Flint and Feather with sunny skies and warm temperatures. August proved to be the “smoky” month resulting in poor air quality due to smoke from the many fires around the province. As a result, the Kelowna Opera concert unfortunately was cancelled over 10+ poor air quality which would greatly affect the throats and lungs of the scheduled performers.
The final concert, featuring Country Classics with Marty Edwards and Pam Ferens, with last minute planning, was re-scheduled to a week later and was moved to the Peachland Community Centre.
Many thanks to the good folks of the District of Peachland who offered the Community Centre as an alternative to Heritage Park in case of weather issues.
We decided not to take any risks and opted for “inside” which in hindsight was the right decision! An appreciative audience of over 230 gave Marty and Pam a standing ovation at the end of the performance and donated generously when the hat was passed. Many thanks, Peachlanders!
The audiences, as in previous years, were generous in their donations going to purchase Shelter Boxes to be used around the world wherever natural disasters make families homeless.
We look forward to season 2019 at the Rotary Pavilion in Peachland with plans for a fresh and thrilling complement of musical performance. Hopefully we will have smoke-free skies as well.
A big thanks to Marjolein for bringing a Shelter Box (and giving up time from her Sunday) to display and answer questions from inquisitive people at our first concert. Here is a photo gallery from the July 15th concert showing the captive audience and our Rotary team offering our signature German Bratwurst and Smokies on a bun. As well a few photos from the final concert in the Community Centre of August 26. Click on a photo to view it in full size.
2017 Peace Concerts
Peachland Rotary presented another season of concerts dedicated to the Rotary International ideal of World Peace in Heritage Park in the summer just past. Our audiences often topped 300 and were generous in their donations going to purchase Shelter Boxes to be used around the world wherever natural disasters make families homeless. And so we look forward to season 2018 at the Rotary Pavilion in Peachland with plans for a fresh and thrilling complement of musical performance.