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UBC, Alberta set for Kalamalka Bowl in Vernon

Tickets for second annual Canadian university exhibition football game go on sale June 1
Former Vernon Panthers standouts Braden Khun Khun of the UBC Thunderbirds (left) and Joe Murphy of the Alberta Golden Bears (right) will take part in the second annual Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian University exhibition football game between the two Canada West rivals. The game is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. Game sponsor Kal Tire is represented by Ryan Paulson (centre). (Contributed)

Canadian university exhibition football returns to Greater Vernon this summer.

The UBC Thunderbirds will defend their Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl championships against this year’s challengers, the University of Alberta Golden Bears of Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park.

The T-Birds defeated the University of Calgary Dinos 28-7 in the inaugural Kalamalka Bowl in August 2022 at GVAP.

“This will mark the second annual Kalamalka Bowl between two of the top university football teams in Canada and the largest event ever hosted at the Greater Vernon Athletic Park,” said organizing committee spokesperson Malcolm Reid.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 1, through eventbrite, via

Bleacher seating at GVAP for the game will be $30.

“This year individual numbered seats are sold in the bleachers,” said Reid. “These seats are limited and sold quickly last year. People wishing bleacher seating are encouraged to purchase early.

A general admission ticket is $12 which allows access to the game without seating.


The Kalamalka Bowl society thanks the many sponsors that have already stepped up to support this second annual event;

KAL TIRE – Title Sponsor;

Okanagan Spring – Beer Tent Sponsor;

Armstrong Regional Co-op;

CarveWell Creations;


Celebrate Okanagan Signs;

Team Charter Services;

Lake Country Storage;

Marble Slab Creamery;

NAPA Auto Parts;

Pleasant Valley Dental;

Nixon Wenger LLP;

NOR-VAL Rentals;

Watkin Motors Ford;


Please see for more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

READ MORE: Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl has Okanagan taste

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Roger Knox

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I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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