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The 2nd annual Summerland Feast of Farms event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The evening begins at 6 pm with a reception-style wine tasting and cheese and True Grain bread sampling, followed by an elegant sit down, farm-style long table event for 100 guests. Chef Paul (Brodo Kitchen) has formulated a mouth-watering […]

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Acting on feedback from last year Travel Penticton has decided to open up this year’s TRUE Penticton event to members of the public. “There many local residents that will be hosting guests this summer and wondering where to take them.  TRUE Penticton will give people the opportunity to meet with local tourism business owners and […]

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Saturday May 27 The Awesome Dry Ice Show, at 11 and again at 1:30pm. A hot time with cold ice. Using frozen carbon dioxide, these Westsyde Secondary Students will be showing just how cold dry ice is. With lots of amazing tricks and fog this interactive show will be a real crowd pleaser. We rarely […]

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The South Okanagan is hosting one of 24 “bio blitzes” this summer as a part of Canada 150. The events, planned for biodiverse regions will encourage residents to identify species of each region. “We have organized a series of eight different walks throughout parks and protected areas of the South Okanagan and you’ll go with a […]

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To celebrate Tourism Week and acknowledge the operators, employees, suppliers, destination marketing organizations and others who contribute to the industry, we are inviting stakeholders from every community to spread the word about the power of tourism.  This initiative is part of a concerted effort to showcase local tourism products and experiences, and demonstrate that #BCTourismMatters […]

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Science World needs your ideas, visions and aspirations. They are in the midst of an ambitious province-wide community consultation process and are inviting British Columbians to let us know what Science World means to them and how Science World can better serve the community in the coming years. You are invited to the consultation meeting […]

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Wednesday May 17 Family Fun Evening, 6:00pm to 8:00, entry by donation Everyone is invited to a fantastic show, and great hands-on science fun. The Exploration Room will be open 6:00 to 8:00pm, with over 140 different exhibits, including some that are brand NEW. Fluids Fun-Filled Show by the Westsyde Whundas Young Scientists, 6:30pm Be […]

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Shuswap Theatre is proud to host this year’s Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Drama Festival. Theatre groups from up and down the valley will be presenting their plays on our stage during the week of May 20–27. This is a wonderful opportunity for local audiences to see many fine productions and it’s a great learning experience for cast, crew and audience […]

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The Shuswap Lake Culture Crawl will run Thursday May 18 through to Sunday May 21 offering a variety of arts and cultural happenings in the South Shuswap:   Three night concert series at Sunnybrae and Carlin Halls featuring Chicken Like Birds (May 19), Sons of Bitumen (May 20) and Margit Sky Project (May 21). Also […]

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Hoodoo Adventures announces the inaugural Kettle Valley Station Pub (KVS) Beer Run, taking place on Saturday, June 3 in Penticton. Sponsored by the Kettle Valley Station Pub, the race features a 10km course, down the scenic Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), with stops at, and samples from, local craft breweries, including tastings from the Cannery […]

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Hands-on Water Lab at the BIG Little Science Centre Saturday May 13 at 11am & 1:30pm An interactive, fun lab that encourages everyone to play with water and see how it moves! Is water actually sticky? Find out for yourselves in this lab that suits children of all ages. The BIG Little Science Centre, with […]

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Having guests visit over the summer?   Wondering how to keep the kid’s occupied over the holidays? Want to improve your local knowledge or customer service levels? Then come to the TRUE Penticton Tourism Tradeshow. It’s an ideal opportunity to uncover the hidden gems of Penticton & Wine Country and learn about the best spots […]

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The 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards were announced May 4 by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, marking the official launch of the 23rd Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. The competition featured 26 different varietal categories, with over 550 wines entered. Fourteen respected judges narrowed the selection down to 141 finalists with one overall […]

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The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery’s spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The performances include: Canada’s own seminal alternative band Cowboy Junkies on Friday, July 7th; the triumphant return of multiple Grammy […]

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The first-ever BC Bacon & Cider Festival is a showcase for some of the Okanagan Valley’s greatest gifts:  great-tasting apples and pears, creative cider crafting, and inspired food pairings, all taking place within the walls of Kelowna’s historic apple-processing facility, The Laurel Packinghouse. The event set for Friday, April 28 has sold out. Some of BC’s very-best […]

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Celebrate our earth for Earth Day, an important part of our Solar System. Discover the world underground; expect to see worms and other living animals, organic material, crystals, and more. Different soils will be out to touch and explore. Compare how they look and what can be found within, using hands lenses and microscopes. The […]

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Rejoice – Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Fest returns to the South Okanagan, May 5 – 7. The festival’s menus and food-inspired films have been finalized, and Osoyoos’ hospitality pros are looking forward to playing host as food and film fans gravitate to this BC hotspot. The weekend-long culinary celebration features some of Western Canada’s best […]

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A tourism and hospitality career fair took place last Sunday in Kelowna. Restaurants, hotels and wineries from across the Okanagan looking for workers had booths set up inside the Centre for Learning Atrium at Okanagan College for the day. The Okanagan Chefs Association and Okanagan College partnered for the event that ran from 11 a.m. until […]

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The award-winning Abbotsford Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Calvin Dyck will perform a concert at the Shatford Centre for the Arts in Penticton on Sunday, May 21st at 2:30pm The youth orchestra is on an Okanagan tour, performing in Kelowna, Midway and Penticton, and enjoying local activities such as biking on the Kettle […]

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Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, awarded Best Winery Restaurant in the recent 2017 Golden Plates Awards, is gearing up for an exciting collaboration between two of British Columbia’s most celebrated culinary experts. On May 5, Chef Jefferson Alvarez from Vancouver’s Cacao Restaurant will join Chef Jeff Van Geest in the Miradoro kitchen to co-create a unique Spanish style, […]

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Culinary careers were on display this past weekend at Okanagan College. The college hosted its first tourism and hospitality career fair in partnership with the Okanagan Chefs Association on Sunday. The free, public event will took place at the Kelowna campus Centre for Learning from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than a dozen employers, including restaurants, […]

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The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is working hard to present its pilot project, the Strength in Being a Boy Conference that is coming up on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. Taking after its sister program, Power of Being a Girl, this one-day conference features three workshops and fun, interactive activities to engage young male participants between the ages […]

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An action-packed events calendar, return guests and some fantastic late season snowfall were contributing factors to another record setting winter season at Sun Peaks Resort.  As of the end of March 2017, Sun Peaks’ resort-wide room nights increased by 12% compared to the same period last year. A new record was also set for overall […]

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