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Mother’s Day celebrated with chicks at Vernon ranch

Historic O’Keefe Ranch opens this weekend
Parasols will be for rent during O’Keefe Ranch’s Mother’s Day opening weekend May 7 and 8, as modelled by event coordinator extraordinaire Diane Llewelyn. (Ranch photo)

The historic Mother’s Day celebration is back at O’Keefe Ranch once again.

The Ranch will be hosting family friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.

“Bring your whole family down to the Ranch and enjoy a charming afternoon full of fun-filled activities,” the Vernon Museum said.

A beloved community tradition for many years, Mother’s Day at O’Keefe includes: Hold-A-Chick, parasols for rent, live music, role-play actors and of course, tours of the historic O’Keefe mansion.

“Spend some time visiting with the friendly farm animals and make sure you don’t miss the North Okanagan Railroaders Association’s model railway exhibit!”

O’Keefe Ranch’s opening hours this season will be Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation (suggested $10 adult, $5 child).

The 2022 summer season at O’Keefe Ranch will run from May 7 to August, 2022, and every weekend in September and October.

For more information on O’Keefe Ranch and updates on all activities, visit, call 250-542-7868 or visit them in person at 9380 Highway 97N, Vernon.

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Historic O’Keefe Ranch opens for the season May 7 with special Mother’s Day events all weekend. (Ranch photo)

Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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