March Exploration Update

I’m starting something new – A monthly update where I take you on a tour of where I’ve been outside of the game world! Any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated as I embark on this new adventure, one I hope will encourage me to get out more and show off my beautiful town, and who knows, maybe someday, the world!

This month was a whirl of gaiety! I didn’t explore much in the beginning of the month as I was mainly focused on prepping for the Kelowna Fan Expo, (KFX) but I did make it up to the views of Black Mountain to visit my parents before the Expo, as well as dog sitting which brought me to West Kelowna where I was able to work on my tan during those first two weeks of warm weather on a sunlit back deck!

The Kelowna Fan Expo was held in downtown Kelowna, a few blocks from my work so it’s very familiar to me, I know all the alleys and side roads, however I do tend to misplace newer shops 😛 Such as misleading us all who were heading to Parlour Ice Cream the first night of the expo – Which is a fabulous shop, totally recommended, ice cream made fresh, and SO MANY AVAILABLE, and you don’t have to sell your first born to get some!

If you’ve ever been to the KFX, you’re aware of it being located in a few different buildings, and as some of you know, the RWBY Group here in Kelowna was given the opportunity to put forward a panel on ‘Creating Cosplay Communities’. That was held in the Black Box Theater, which is a stone’s throw distance away from the walkway that connects the library parkade to the Rotary Center for the Arts. Beautiful walkway by the way, it’s lined with stone fruit statues, some of them are actually stone fruit, but it makes a wonderful spot to take cosplay photos, as does the parkade with it’s ivy and brick.

The Rotary Center for the Arts is a neat building with two and a half levels, I helped volunteer in the actual art studio, that space would be so neat to create something in! They have a whole wall with easels built into it!

I also ‘helped out’ my buddy’s (Felt like I stood there a lot and didn’t know what to do!) who were visiting all the way from Barriere at Sweetnam’s Nik Naks, a store they run with their dad Daniel, awesome guy! They are the other two original RWBY group starters here in the Okanagan 🙂 They allowed my mum to sell her bags at their shop, so thankful! They also took me out for dinner after at the lovely Mekong Restaurant, their food is INCREDIBLE and their options for gluten free are exquisite 🙂

The vendor right across from us sold these amazing masks which my family will now be able to masquerade around in 😉

I ran by this sign on the way home, any place that tells you to have a PHOBULOUS WEEKEND MUST BE AMAZING!!! I MUST GO HERE! Bamboo Chopsticks! I’ll keep ya posted!

As I do every Con/Expo, I came home with a stack of business cards. I thought I’d do a little write-up on each person I met, see here.

Made it back up again to Black mountain to capture some stellar views on the last day of the month, finishing up March! April is already flying by, I’m excited to see what this month has in store!

Peace out from Sarahtonin! – Check out my video update below!

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