Welcome to the Creative Aging Festival, where we embrace the incredible journey of creative aging and recognize the profound impact of the arts on physical and mental well-being while bringing people together. Our program is thoughtfully designed to cater to individuals aged 55 and up, as well as those who cherish the enriching interactions with older members of our vibrant community. We invite you to embark on an inspiring and joy-filled adventure, exploring a variety of workshops that celebrate movement, self-expression, and the boundless possibilities of artistic exploration.
Indulge in 3 days filled with fun activities, where you'll have the opportunity to move your body, acquire fresh knowledge, revel in captivating performances in the renowned Mary Irwin Theatre, and forge connections over delightful teatime gatherings.
Join us for one or more of our FREE captivating workshops and performances, where you have the opportunity to shape your own unique experience! Event schedule at the bottom of this page.
The Human Art of Play. Laugh, move your body, and connect with others through play. This workshop offers a fun and out-of-the-ordinary experience that will leave you giggling and energized.
Instructor: Anita McFarlane.
Discover the joy of free dance and creativity. Experience a Nia Dance class tailored to your body's unique way of moving, combining form and freedom in an invigorating and fun session.
Instructor: Patti Tennessy. SOLD OUT
Explore the benefits of ballet in a class specifically designed for beginners. No previous experience required. Join Joanna Lige, rehearsal director for Ballet Kelowna, as she guides you through ballet steps at the barre and simple combinations in the center.
Instructor Joanna Lige. SOLD OUT
Develop the skills of recognizing, sensing, cultivating, and circulating energy. Reduce stress, increase vitality, and integrate your body, emotions, and mind through Master Lee Holden's Qi Gong techniques.
Instructor Davida Monk. SOLD OUT
Learn the vibrant rhythms of salsa and other social dances from an experienced and passionate teacher. Leona's infectious energy will make your dancing experience unforgettable.
Instructor Leona Lacoff. SOLD OUT
In this 2-part workshop series, simple moves are inspired by the elements and we honor the Earth with accompanied live music.
Instructors Claudia Moore and two artist leaders.
In addition, don't miss the breathtaking performances in the Mary Irwin Theatre by talented artists, including Davida Monk (Contemporary Dance), Rosario Ancer (Flamenco Dance), Danny Nielsen (Tap Dance), Sean Ling-Allen (Contemporary Dance), and Randi Gardypie (Traditional Indigenous Jingle Dance).