The Central Okanagan Heritage Society presents the Benvoulin Heritage Festival September 30th, 11 am – 3 pm. This family-oriented, free event celebrates the 125th anniversary of Benvoulin Heritage Church, a historic building, and park. The festival is based on the theme of 1892, a significant year our community’s history. In this era, the Kelowna townsite was first mapped out by Bernard Lequime and the Mission (Benvoulin) townsite by George MacKay. 1892 is also the year the Benvoulin Church was built, designed by Harry Raymer and constructed with community labour and donated funds from Lord and Lady Aberdeen of Guisachan Farm. The Benvoulin Heritage Festival will highlight these events with a day of exhibits, booths, artwork, children’s activities, traveling minstrels, an old-fashioned dress-up photo booth, historic vignettes, and ‘Who were you in ’92?’ with characters in costume telling their stories. The festival also includes a ticketed musical concert evening with attendees invited to dress in costume.

For more information please contact the Central Okanagan Heritage Society at 250-861-7188 or email


30sep11:00 am3:00 pmBenvoulin Heritage Festival11:00 am - 3:00 pm Benvoulin Heritage Church & Gardens