Ballet Kelowna is on the list of exciting performances coming to Golden for Live Kicks.

Golden prepares for Live Kicks

An exciting lineup has been announced for this year's Live Kicks series, put on by Kicking Horse Culture.

When September rolls around that means Live Kicks is preparing to start in Golden.

Once again this year Kicking Horse Culture has put together a uniquely diverse line-up to entertain everyone who goes to any of the shows.

Executive director of Kicking Horse Culture Bill Usher said, “I am always guided by creating diversity,” he said. “With the new restored civic centre there are shows we can put in there now.”

Usher looks not only to shows that he may have seen himself but also works within schedules of performers to bring the best shows the Kicking Horse Culture group can to the area.

This year will see live music, different styles of dance and theatre troupes coming to Golden.

“We are supported by many groups. Ballet Kelowna have been here before but this will be their first show since the civic centre reopened,” Usher said. He added the group was there to help when the reconstruction was happening at the hall to give advice about different aspects.

“They are really looking forward to it,” he said.

Usher feels there will be a nice mix for people to come out and see through the fall and winter.

He went to say that he hopes people come out and get their membership because of the great deals that come with it.

“We get phenomenal support from the community and we are thankful for it,” he said.

The season will kick off with Juno award winner Joel Plaskett on on Sept. 26. October will see the return of Ballet Kelowna on Oct. 15 and David Myles from New Brunswick will make his way to town on Nov. 3. At the end of November, West African Summit with Alpha Ya Ya Diallo will combine song and dance for an energetic show. The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be shown on Dec. 7 leading into the first show of 2013 on Jan. 25 when The Travelling Mabels play at The Golden Civic Centre. Feb. 15 will see some of the most outstanding masques and gowns that Golden has to offer as Oka play the Masque Costume Ball one night before the annual Snow Kings Parade.

Canadian blues legend Rita Chiarelli will be in town on March 7 and Flamenco will be on the stage on April 13. A family affair will be on cue for April 28 as Rick Scott performs before the season ends with a Mother’s Day Matinee on May 12 starring Vancouver pianist Sarah Hagen.

Even though the shows have not started for this season Usher said he has started looking at the 2014 shows already because opportunities come along or they will be missed.

The schedule is currently set, however  other shows may be added before the season is done. For more information check out


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