Gonzo OkanaganOne of the last and greatest country bars left in Western Canada. Staff and management have always been fantastic to us.
Adam MarkinHave a blast two stepping, square dancing, or taking it all in. March is bikini bull riding month! Very fun place with a vibrant country atmosphere.
Ken Chunggood times had by all for my friends birthday party, the team at the corral really does what it can to make sure a good time is had by all : )
caroline davalovskyThe best place to go two stepping in kelowna, and the people here are easy going and all different ages so it makes for a great night out.
Sierra KrogI love this place. I come here almost every Thursday with a bunch a friends to line dance and two-step. The crowd is super relaxed and it is just an over all great time. Thursday is College Night and they have the mechanical bull which is always fun. Never had a bad experience here!
devan wianckoFun country bar if you like country
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OK Corral in Kelowna, British Columbia, has a special place for the former hero of its dance floor, Arnie Davis. Fortunately Chelsea McEvoy met the aging dancer before he took off his dancing boots for the last time. She knew he was a story worth telling.
McEvoy’s questions brought out Arnie’s memories and the homespun wisdom of a man who learned how to give and receive joy in spite of any hard balls life threw his way. When CBC interviewed her about the documentary on November 22, 2013, Arnie was in hospice, his attitude still sunny as he edged closer to dancing away.
So grab your western boots and big hats and head on over to the OK Corral or to your favourite dance hall. Raise a glass to Arnie and dance until whatever sorrows or worries followed you there disappear, at least for a few hours. It will be a fitting tribute to a man who danced his way into the hearts of so many people.
Davis’s dancing years started early, when his sisters needed a partner so they could practice their moves. Even after the old gramophone broke down, they kept dancing, though one of them would have to hand spin the records to keep the music going.
Arnie Davis put away his dancing shoes during his 35-year marriage. But when divorce left him free to dance again, he became a regular at the OK Corral, in the town he had come to call home. Young women and old, he danced with them all. When his health became precarious and he had to take off his dancing shoes, McEvoy was there to record his last dance in the pub that had become his community.