Events

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival Society lights up downtown square

The society announced it will be taking over next year’s downtown light-up event

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course will host a local qualifier tournament for the RBC PGA Scramble national event Sunday, July 26. (Photo courtesy of therisegolf.ca)

Vernon golf course to host national event local qualifier

The Rise hosts the RBC PGA Scramble qualifier Sunday, July 26

Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course will host a local qualifier tournament for the RBC PGA Scramble national event Sunday, July 26. (Photo courtesy of therisegolf.ca)
Splatsin Indian Band Chief Wayne Christian and the band’s Elders are sharing their knowledge of local landmarks that are significant to the community as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations Sunday, June 22, near Enderby. (Photo contributed)

Splatsin Elders mark National Indigenous Peoples Day with knowledge

Band’s Elders near Enderby tell stories of local landmarks; band hosting scavenger hunt

Splatsin Indian Band Chief Wayne Christian and the band’s Elders are sharing their knowledge of local landmarks that are significant to the community as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations Sunday, June 22, near Enderby. (Photo contributed)
Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Black Press)

Summerland Ogopogo Bathtub Race cancelled

COVID-19 restrictions lead to decision to pull plug on summer fundraiser

Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Black Press)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coronavirus cancels Lumby and Cherryville’s biggest events

The 65th annual event celebrating the village’s incorporation was set for June 12-14; will go in 2021

Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Jess Moskaluke will headline the Tim Hortons Country Night at the 2020 Penticton Peach Festival. The 2018 Canadian Country Music Association award winner for album of the year is already off to a hot start in 2020 with her hit single Country Girls. (Contributed)

Canadian country star Jess Moskaluke to headline Penticton Peach Festival’s country night

Multi-award winning country artist will perform on the Peters Bros. main stage in Okanagan Lake Park

Jess Moskaluke will headline the Tim Hortons Country Night at the 2020 Penticton Peach Festival. The 2018 Canadian Country Music Association award winner for album of the year is already off to a hot start in 2020 with her hit single Country Girls. (Contributed)
The Kelowna Fan Experience is an annual event that transports the interior of B.C. to a world of superheroes, film, comics, manga/anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. (Contributed)

Kelowna Fan Experience festival cancelled over coronavirus concern

The new date is set from July 10 to 12 at the Kelowna Community Theatre

The Kelowna Fan Experience is an annual event that transports the interior of B.C. to a world of superheroes, film, comics, manga/anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. (Contributed)
Vernon gallery hosts Art After Dark

Vernon gallery hosts Art After Dark

Event hosted by the Vernon Public Art Gallery Friday, Feb. 28

Vernon gallery hosts Art After Dark
Vernon’s Status Nightclub hosts FruitCake: Sultry & Sexy, a sensual, star-studded drag performance on Feb. 15, 2020. (Status Nightclub photo)

Vernon nightclub hosting sensual drag show on Valentine’s weekend

Feb. 15 event co-presented by renowned local drag performer Freida Whales

Vernon’s Status Nightclub hosts FruitCake: Sultry & Sexy, a sensual, star-studded drag performance on Feb. 15, 2020. (Status Nightclub photo)
Venue changes for first ever Adult Prom in Vernon

Venue changes for first ever Adult Prom in Vernon

Literacy Society of North Okanagan “fun-raiser” changes location to Lodge

Venue changes for first ever Adult Prom in Vernon