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QUSIC – Adam Kern

Qusic.live is proud to present Adam Kern for an interview and live concert! Join us May 27 at 7:00pm for the live stream 🎶.

Adam Kern (he/him/his) AKA Fight or Flea is a Kelowna-based solo act bringing an aggressive edge to the singer-songwriter genre who has been performing as Fight or Flea for three years and is working his way up in the Kelowna music scene. His influences include Pat the Bunny, AJJ, Dave Mathews, Just Nick, and Joel Cossette. You can find his new single “Getting Better” on all streaming services; follow him on Instagram.

Join Us Live & In-Person!
Rebellious Unicorns is thrilled to be working with Friends of Dorothy Lounge for the debut episode of QUSIC! The episode will be live-streamed from Dorothy’s and we’re looking for a small audience to join us for the show. Adhering to Phase II of the BC Restart Plan, a small audience of no more than 40 guests will be permitted. Come support a local LGBT2Q+ owned business, while enjoying live music, cocktails, and snacks! Tickets are $10 (plus tax and fees) and must be purchased in groups of 2 or 4 within your existing social circle. Only tables of 2 and 4 are available; the entire table must be purchased to attend; sharing tables with other groups is not permitted. While wearing a mask is recommended when it is not easy to physically distance, it is not mandatory, but you are welcome to do so. A maximum of 40 tickets are available.

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. and supported by Creative BC, in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities.

The MX. Virtual – Lunch & Learn

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has impacted society on all levels. While we collectively worry about rent, groceries, and general safety, organizations that provide essential services to the community have had to face challenges of their own.

Join us on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12 PM for The MX. Virtual as we host a virtual panel discussion featuring representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Living Positive Resource Centre, and The Bridge Youth & Family Services. We’ll learn how these groups are coping with the times — and most importantly, how you can access the resources they provide if you are in need.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with our guests and have your questions answered during the moderated Q&A session to follow.

There is no cost to join – please pre-register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vLkxZ_yeSS2QLV99DaJeeQ

The MX. is presented by TD Bank, and proudly supported by Okanagan Young Professionals, Sarah Sucloy Real Estate, Friends of Dorothy and EzTix.

The MX. Virtual – Lunch & Learn

Hungry for some socializing? Thirsting for interaction? Us too! The MX. Online returns on Thursday, May 21, 2020 over the ‘Lunch Hour’ from 12-1pm with a focus on some of our community’s favourite LGBT2Q+ owned providers of food, beverage, and good times. Join us for a virtual panel discussion, ‘Lunch & Learn’ style, featuring: Rudy Tomazic (Friends of Dorothy Lounge); Karen MacKenzie (DunnEnzies Pizza Co.; Kevin Bodja (QB Gelato; and Matt Bliskis (TNT Dynamite Gourmet Food Truck). These dynamic and resilient owner-operators will bring you up to speed on how the pandemic has impacted their business, current state of operations and how you can access their services, what the future may hold, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with our guests and have your questions answered during the moderated Q&A session to follow.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. There is no charge to attend, but please consider using the donation option to donate to Etcetera Youth Group.

The MX. is presented by TD Bank, and proudly supported by Okanagan Young Professionals, Sarah Sucloy Real Estate, Friends of Dorothy and EzTix.

The MX. Online

Physical distancing is a fact of life that we’re learning to live with and adapt to, but that doesn’t change how much we miss seeing you at The MX. Join us on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 3:30pm for The MX. Online! We’re keeping it social while adding some valuable information and resources for you to consider for your professional or personal well-being. 

Our first virtual MX. will feature a 15-minute presentation from TD Bank, featuring Grant Minish (he/him/his), Regional Manager, LGBTQ2+ Business Development; Joe Delicato (he/him/his), Area Manager Business Banking; and Johnathon Quinn (he/him/his), MBA, Account Manager, Small Business. The presentation will be about the various programs that are currently available to businesses and individuals from the federal/provincial governments, industry, and community partners. A moderated Q&A session will follow.

Bring your favourite cocktail, as there will be an opportunity for a virtual hang-out and Happy Hour! You must register in advance for the presentation. Once registered you will receive the link via email. This virtual session is no charge but please consider using the donation option to donate to Etcetera Youth Group, they need us now more than ever. 

The MX. is presented by TD Bank, and proudly supported by Okanagan Young Professionals, Sarah Sucloy Real Estate, Friends of Dorothy and EzTix.

Rainbow Women in Business – Volume 4

Doreen Lambert operates a Graphic Design/Art business, Mind Full Designs, in Kelowna where she creates business stationery, logos, banners, ads book covers, or anything else you might need for a business or event.

Possessing a wide range of abilities, Doreen combines problem-solving, innovative art, and design principles which she obtained through her Military Service, personal art, and her program in Graphic and Digital Design at The Centre for Arts and Technology.

Her knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, vinyl installation techniques, and customer service allows her to play an integral role in the implementation of design initiatives.

Doreen went back to school after her Military service with the goal of starting her own business. She chose Graphic Design because she has always liked creating and was amazed to discover her passion could be expressed in the computer graphics field.

Plus, she likes helping people with their business projects, so it is the best of both worlds.

Doreen commented, “Each assignment is different and each client needs my help, so I try my best to make their ideas come to life.”

Some advice from Doreen about starting your own business:

Find your passion and do research.  In the end, just go for it and have faith that hard work will get you to your goal.  Also, talk to everyone!  Doreen has found clients standing in line at the grocery store!

Doreen and her Mind Full Designs can be found via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Dmindfull/