Events

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

 

The ribs are on the grill until 9 p.m. Sunday, the final day of the first Vernon Elks Lodge Ribfest at the Vernon Curling Club/Centennial Outdoor Rink. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

A hit to the ribs: funding shortfall for Vernon event

Ribfest needing support to pull off three-day festival

 

(Photo fom Metro Newspaper Service)

Compassion focus of Vernon fundraising gala

Your Life is Now event features Mike Shaw and Reen Rose

 

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Hundreds of athletes from Okanagan Super Sprints take to Penticton’s Skaha Lake

The 13th edition of the event is hosted by the Penticton Dragonboat Festival

(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
The Vernon ride is one of the most successful Ride Don’t Hide events in the country. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)

Ride for mental health gearing up in Greater Vernon

Coldstream event seeks support for fundraiser benefitting services

The Vernon ride is one of the most successful Ride Don’t Hide events in the country. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)
Lance & Patty Skoreyko of Armstrong own Pogo's Garage and will be bringing their gear to Creative Chaos this weekend. (Contributed)

Armstrong garage gear joins Vernon Chaos

Pogo’s Garage is among the vendors to be found at Creative Chaos craft fair

Lance & Patty Skoreyko of Armstrong own Pogo's Garage and will be bringing their gear to Creative Chaos this weekend. (Contributed)
(Submitted photo)

Early childhood learning events on tap in the North Okanagan

Ready Set Learn sessions available for kids aged 3-5, starting Friday

(Submitted photo)
Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)

Personal connection for Vernon Walk For Alzheimer’s chair

Patrick Vance shares how disease took his beloved grandmother; event set for Sunday, May 29, at GVAP

Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)
The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)

Friends of Fintry host Mother’s Day Fair

The event returns after a three-year hiatus

The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)
The Penticton Sikh Temple is putting on the colourful Vaisakhi Parade on Sunday, May 1.(Mark Brett Western News file photo)

Vaisakhi Parade brings colours back to Penticton May 1

Penticton Sikh Temple will host celebrations and traditional foods at the temple

The Penticton Sikh Temple is putting on the colourful Vaisakhi Parade on Sunday, May 1.(Mark Brett Western News file photo)
The 2021 and now 2022 Coca Cola Peewee Classic hockey tournament has been cancelled due to concerns around COVID-19. (Photo: theclassic.ca)

Events ‘essential to economy’: Vernon Chamber

Commerce urging B.C. government to work with event sector to drive economic recovery

The 2021 and now 2022 Coca Cola Peewee Classic hockey tournament has been cancelled due to concerns around COVID-19. (Photo: theclassic.ca)
The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)

Popularity of Vernon Museum event prompts part two

Doctrine of Discovery and impacts on Indigenous people explored

The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)
Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)

Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna to host a trio of Valentine’s Day events

There will be three events over four days running from Feb. 11-14

Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
Paranormal Investigation at O’Keefe Ranch will see the Canadian Paranormal Foundation and award-winning YouTube show We Want to Believe conduct a public presentation on their methodology of being a paranormal investigator, followed by an investigation of the ranch Saturday, Oct. 30. (Contributed)

Investigate the paranormal at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch

The Oct. 30 event features award-winning YouTube show We Want to Believe

Paranormal Investigation at O’Keefe Ranch will see the Canadian Paranormal Foundation and award-winning YouTube show We Want to Believe conduct a public presentation on their methodology of being a paranormal investigator, followed by an investigation of the ranch Saturday, Oct. 30. (Contributed)
Jordan Abbate (left) was the winner of the largest pumpkin grown for the annual contest during the 21st Harvest Pumpkin Festival in Armstrong Oct. 10-12. Abbate’s winning gourd weighed in at 948 pounds. (Contributed)

Armstrong’s pumpkin festival a smash

Chamber of commerce pleased with how community came together to celebrate return of popular fall festival

Jordan Abbate (left) was the winner of the largest pumpkin grown for the annual contest during the 21st Harvest Pumpkin Festival in Armstrong Oct. 10-12. Abbate’s winning gourd weighed in at 948 pounds. (Contributed)
Scarecrows on the Street will again be part of the 21st annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival, which will run Oct. 8-12 at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber photo)

Harvest Pumpkin Festival returns to Armstrong

21st annual event hosted by Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce goes Oct. 8-12

Scarecrows on the Street will again be part of the 21st annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival, which will run Oct. 8-12 at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber photo)
Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen is inviting guests to the ranch weekends in October for Family Daze in the Corn Maze. The event runs each Saturday and Sunday in the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (yanacrane photo)

October is Family Daze in the Corn Maze month at North Okanagan ranch

O’Keefe Ranch will have its popular corn maze up and running, along with other events, every Saturday and Sunday in the month

Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen is inviting guests to the ranch weekends in October for Family Daze in the Corn Maze. The event runs each Saturday and Sunday in the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (yanacrane photo)
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
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