7 Celebrations – Reconnect in the Thompson Okanagan – Reconnecting in the South Okanagan
In the Thompson Okanagan, we are lucky enough to live in an incredible place that is composed of diverse communities and cultures. Here, we believe in sharing what we love about this region with each other and our visitors. We invite you to the free 7 Celebrations series of events to reconnect in the communities throughout the Thompson Okanagan.
7 Celebrations was named after the 7 Affirmations for 7 Generations Thompson Okanagan Pledge that was inspired by Indigenous philosophy that the actions we make today will have a lasting impact for 7 generations to come. We will celebrate the traditions, stories, and cultures of the region’s communities so they can live on for years to come.
Capture your time at these celebrations throughout the region and tag #TO7Celebrations.
The Osoyoos and Oliver region is rooted deeply in Indigenous culture and history. The name “Osoyoos” originates from sẁiẁs (pronounced “soo-yoos”) meaning “narrowing of the waters” in the local Okanagan language (nsyilxcen).
Celebrate the changing of the seasons at this year’s Fire & Ice light up with live performances from local artists including Wildfire Gypsies, Dirt Road Opera, and Raquel Cole being showcased at both the Oliver Visitor Centre in Oliver and Gyro Osoyoos Park in Osoyoos. An artisan market will be present both days showcasing local and Indigenous art.