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Ryga Festival

The Ryga Festival, August 30 to Sepember 3, 2017, is over 18 events in Summerland, including jazz, blues, and acoustic concerts, theatre, storytelling and more, showcasing the best of Okanagan talent, and featuring nationally and internationally known performers, led by Artistic Director Heather Davies.

The Festival is inspired by playwright and author George Ryga, who lived in Summerland from 1963 until his death in 1987. Considered by many as Canada’s most important English-language playwright, most of Ryga’s creative output originated from his home in Summerland BC, including his ground-breaking play, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, which was published to critical acclaim in 1967 and remains the best-selling Canadian play of all time.

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