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Still Standing TV host Jonny Harris thinks ‘OK Falls’ is more than OK

The episode featuring Okanagan Falls airs on CBC tonight, Wednesday, at 8 p.m.
The CBC show Still Standing with comedian/host Jonny Harris came to Okanagan Falls to film an episode that airs tonight, Wednesday. (Still Standing)

The small waterfront town of Okanagan Falls is being featured on the CBC TV show Still Standing and the episode is airing tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. on both CBC and CBC Gem.

While visiting OK Falls, Still Standing host Johnny Harris did a wine tasting, talked to the locals and got the lay of the land of this unincorporated town that no longer has a waterfall but keeps this claim in its name.

“Still Standing” is a mix of a comedy series and a reality series and features actor and comedian Jonny Harris. Harris travels across Canada to discover the hidden gems in small towns. According to the description of Still Standing, Harris takes a heart-warming journey to find humour in the unlikeliest of places. He immerses himself into the town’s culture as well as into the lives of its residents. He unearths tall tales during his stay before hosting a stand-up comedy routine to help draw attention to these small towns.

So what does Harris think of Okanagan Falls?

“Locals call Okanagan Falls, ‘OK Falls’ for short. And for years it was doing… just OK. But lately, Okanagan Falls is doing a lot better than OK - it’s doing great thanks to a wine industry that’s winning awards from around the world,” said Harris after he visited to the town.

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Monique Tamminga

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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