Laura Elliot - Dance Director

​Graham Vink - Director

  We believe that it is only through building strong community partnerships and being strategically focused that we will successfully grow the Festival and be able to continue to provide a one-of-a-kind community experience, which will meet with the increasing demand for the Kelowna Kiwanis Festival in the community.

​​Who are we?

​​​​We are a board-governed, non-profit (and registered charity) organization.
The Kiwanis Music Festival Society of Kelowna oversees all aspects of the Festival.
Membership is open to the public; and executive positions are elected from the membership.

Denise Andre - Dance Director

​We rely on volunteers, donations, and sponsors to achieve our mission while ensuring that each performer has a wonderful festival experience that encourages further study in their discipline.​​

Tascheleia Marangoni - Executive Director

Sigrun Geirsdottir
​Volunteer Coordinator

Ellen Ehlers - Secretary

Our Board


Executive Director

​​Kelowna Kiwanis Festival

Mission Statement:

​Marion MacNeil - President

We provide an annual festival for aspiring performing artists to showcase their achievements in dance, music, and voice to their community and peers, while having their performances evaluated in a constructive and positive manner.

Belief Statement:

Scott MacFarlane - Treasurer

​​John Przywara
​Fundraising Director

About Us

Tascheleia is a professional dancer & artist who resides in Kelowna, BC. She began her studies in dance at the age of 3, and boasts over 40 years of training and experience as a dancer, instructor, choreographer, studio owner, performer, and producer of dance from over twenty genres, including classical dance styles, and cultural dance, focusing on her passion for Dance Ethnology.
​Tascheleia also has a wide variety of experience in the non-profit sector, and is educated as a wine professional and sommelier.

Bennet Charter
​Member at Large