Water + Fire: Creative and Critical Perspectives



Fri, Jun 9th, 2023


9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Join us for day of workshops, talks and creative combustions from the Okanagan watershed and beyond

Registration now open! (As spaces are limited, advance registration is essential)

This year the FEELed Lab is delighted to convene this event in association with the Indigenous Art Instensive (UBCO Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies).
(From 8 am: bus transportation provided from UBCO campus and downtown Kelowna*)

9 am: coffee/tea/registration

9:30 am: Welcome - syilx Elders Pamela and Grouse Barnes

10:00 am: Learning, Sketching: siwɬkʷ Water Declaration

11:00 am: Making Workshop with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher

12:15 pm: Lunch (provided), walking, sketching, resting

1:15: artist and storyteller Csetkwe Fortier (talk)

2:00 pm: Workshop with poet Isabella Wang

3:15: Singing and storytelling with Anita Girvan, followed by an invitation for contributions of offerings (songs, poems, dancing) from all participants, as we gather around the fire.

4:00 pm - official close

Water + Fire is pleased to offer complimentary lunch and tea, coffee, and snacks throughout the day!

This event will take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather! The terrain at Woodhaven EcoCulture Center is a mixture of grass, gravel and dirt path. It is flat, but can be uneven in places.

Port-a-potty and handwashing station will be situated adjacent to the event space.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requests and we will get in touch with you to ensure that suitable arrangements have been made.

*To enhance accessibility, Water + Fire will provide complimentary bus service from and to UBCO campus and downtown Kelowna. More details will be posted here soon.

Car parking at Woodhaven EcoCulture Centre is limited. Directions (car, bike, city bus) and parking instructions can be found on our website through the link below:


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Banner image: "Water + Fire" Courtesy of Chhavi Mathur (please do not reproduce without explicit permission from the artist)


Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre

969 Raymer Road, Kelowna



Ticketing and/or registration:

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite

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