Northwest Winterfest

Coming soon to the Quest campus: Northwest Winterfest


Northwest Winterfest is an annual event that happens in the dark and dreary month of either November or December. This year, the event will take place on December 2nd and will be held in the MPR on the Quest campus. The event is open to the public (with a ticket purchase of $10) and will have a beer garden (19+) that is open until 10:00pm. The purpose of this event is to create a space for students to let loose, have fun, and celebrate student art, music, winter and the end of the semester! In past years, this event has been a place where students showcase live visual arts and display other visual art pieces. It is a place where the stakes are low but the energy is high. Student bands will perform, as well as a professional band.

Annie Borch doing live art at the 2014 NWWF. Photo credit to Jack Lambert.

The evening will turn into a compilation of art expression, good music, good beer and wine, hot cider, dancing, and will leave lasting memories. Bands will play from 7:30pm until 12:00am, and live art will be showcased from 7:30pm until 10:30pm. This year, the theme is the 1970’s, so all the music will be good for dancing and a little bit funky.



Photos from NWWF 2014. Photo credit to Jack Lambert.

There will be 4 musical groups. The first will be an opening act by a student band who will be playing covers from the ’70’s. The second band will be Fourplay; a new band on campus made up of Quest students.

On campus student band: Fourplay.

Following Fourplay will be Cosmic Brew. Cosmic Brew is a band based out of Penticton, BC. They have opened for luminaries such as 54-40 and were picked in an online contest by Canadian rock icon’s Finger 11 to open for them at their Kelowna concert. Energy and precision are the trademarks of this dynamic group, and once experienced they are appreciated as innovators and front line musicians.


Cosmic Brew performing in May 2016.

The last musician of the night, who will be bringing us home at 12:00am, will be Fresh Figs Music, a DJ as well as a Quest Student.

As one of the coordinators for this event, I hope it will be a night that all students will enjoy and benefit from. We want it to be a space for art, music. and for everyone to get a little “away time” from the pressing academics for which that Quest is so notoriously known. If you are interested and in the area, get your dancing shoes on! Doors open at 7:30pm! Meander around and look at art, grab a $4 drink in the beer garden, dance your socks off, and have an all around good time.


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