In a manner of speaking, Lumby is going high tech this weekend.
The 58th annual Lumby Days summer family festival runs Friday through Sunday in the village with the theme “high-tech redneck,” courtesy of Lumby Coun. Randal Ostafichuk.
“He and (Mayor) Kevin Acton are noted for their wonderful parade entries which are very creative,” said Lumby Days chairperson Merna Alexander. “Randal is also part of Tutor Tech here in Lumby, he suggested the theme and it was unanimous among our board.”
Lumby Days actually kicks off Thursday night with a Thrash Pro Wrestling card at the Pat Duke Arena starting at 7 p.m.
Fitting the “high” part of the theme is the eighth Lumby Air Races, which will have hang gliders soaring in the skies above the village from Friday to Sunday.
Want to see the village and its surroundings from the sky? Ten-minute Valhalla Helicopter rides will be offered for $40 from Royals Park.
The Shooting Star midway opens Friday at 3 p.m. and noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Live entertainment at the main stage in Oval Park begins Friday at 4 p.m.
A fashion show takes place in the White Valley Community Centre Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s activities are highlighted by Lumby Days’ annual parade, which begins at 11 a.m.
“The parade starts at Lordco on Highway 6 and heads to Shuswap Avenue, turns right and goes to Park Oval,” said Alexander. “We have lots of entries this year.”
Vendors take over the Pat Duke Arena Friday.
There will also be motocross demonstrations, a huge car show and the Rawhide Guest Ranch will be bringing in a number of their critters for display, including a zebra.
One busy and popular group at Lumby Days is Monashee Arts, who will have displays and merchandise for sale at both the arena and White Valley Community Centre.
“We have something for everybody,” said Alexander.
“The North Okanagan Model Railway Club will have a display at the curling club and we have lots of kiddie events.”
A full schedule of events can be found online at www.lumbydays.ca.