Planning is underway for Okanagan Military Tattoo

The 2016 Okanagan Military Tattoo is well into the planning stage and is set to run at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place July 23 and 24.

  • Dec. 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The 2016 Okanagan Military Tattoo is well into the planning stage and is set to run at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place July 23 and 24.

“Commitments and confirmations from performers and performer groups are on the books, with many more expected over the next few months,” said  OMT producer/director Norm Crerar.

The theme of the 2016 tattoo is “West meets East,” with Japanese taiko and African djembe drummers, along with Irish, Highland and Bhangra dancers.

“The Naden Navy Band from Esquimalt, while not able to confirm attendance for a few months, have us on their calendar and are expected,” said Crerar, adding, “The Calgary Stampede Band of Outriders has been contacted for a return engagement and is also on the list.”

Back to participate are cadets from the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Camp, with a ceremonial troop. Local militia, the British Columbia Dragoons, are also expected to play an expanded role in the show.

Several dignitaries are being invited and include B.C. Lte.-Gov. Judith Guichon and Canada’s new defence minister, Harjit Singh Sajjan.

Tickets for the 2016 Okanagan Military Tattoo are available at the Ticket Seller box office (250-549-7469.  www.ticketseller.ca).

Visit www.okanagantattoo.ca for additional information and updates.