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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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The modern day lumberjack is an integral part of Canada’s competitive culture, this is due to the fact that as long as trees have been harvested in Canada, there have been competitions held in the lumber camps to see who the best lumberjack was. Today these competitions are presented in public venues to acknowledge the rich history of forestry and logging and to keep traditions […]

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Craft beer and cardio exercise don’t typically go hand-in-hand, but organizers behind this summer’s Penticton “beer run” are looking to change that. The Hoodoo Adventure Company is planning a 10km run down the KVR trail, with tasting stops from all five Penticton breweries on the route. Buses will pick up participants from the SOEC parking […]

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Your business has been experiencing significant growth in the last two years and you have had trouble finding staff. You’re not alone. As an industry, where and how are we going to find the people to fill the job openings? Join our Regional HR specialist Ginger Brunner at a lunch and learn workshop hosted by […]

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The HillClimb, a snowmobile and snow mx event, returns to SilverStar this weekend (April 14-16) for its third year. The race filled weekend, co-hosted with the Vernon Snowmobile Association, starts on Friday with a head to head style race event. Saturday and Sunday will bring the qualifiers and final for the climb itself. Riders will be racing up […]

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Cider lovers rejoice. The Okanagan Craft Cider Festival is coming up on May 6. BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. is hosting the first annual event at its cidery at 880 Vaughn Rd. in Kelowna. Sample ciders from 14 cideries from across B.C., including: BC Tree Fruits Cider Co., SunRype Cider, Howling Moon Craft Cider, Wards Hard Apple Cider, Left Field […]

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It’s a sesquicentennial celebration in watercolours. “150 Banners for 150 Years by 150 Citizens,” is the first of a series of events and activities devised by Festivals Kelowna to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. “‘150 Banners’ is one of about 11 projects we will be rolling out this year in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial,” said […]

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Baldy Mountain Resort has announced that the 1st annual Baldy Mountain Marathon, to be held October 1, 2017 (Sunday), will officially open registration this Friday –  April 7th, 2017. The Baldy Marathon will host more than 1,500 passionate runners in the Full Marathon, 20K, 10KM and Kid’s Run. “The Baldy Marathon will be like no […]

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KELOWNA – Okanagan residents can get excited for spring, and not just because of the warm weather. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is holding its twenty-third year of spring festivities soon and that’s giving some a reason to celebrate. From May 4 to May 14, local wineries will take part in the festival to mark […]

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Big White Ski Resort and Peak Pride are excited to announce that Kelsey Serwa, Olympic silver medalist, reigning FIS World Champion and Winter X Games champion, will be leading the festival’s pride parade as grand marshal on Saturday April 8. The Parade is one of the events in the line-up for Peak Pride, Canada’s newest […]

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The 21st annual Kamloops Film Festival (KFF), which ran March 2 to 11, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre was another resounding success. KFF 2017 set records for the number of films, the number of students in attendance, and the level of sponsorship support. The ten-day festival saw an audience of over 4,600 patrons, six industry […]

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Wednesday, April 19 – Science Centre Lecture Series Solar Power in the 21st Century: Roads, Planes, Buildings and Fields Dr. Michael Mehta, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Thompson Rivers University Dr. Mehta will review the current state of solar power, discuss various applications, and profile Canada’s first solar road which is being built […]

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CCSAA announces that the 2017 Annual Conference will be at SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada.  The event dates will be April 4 & 5, 2017. The conference is scheduled to host over 20 ski resorts from across North America. This year’s event will be packed with interactive grooming, maintenance and snowmaking elements as […]

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The Okanagan Chef’s Association in partnership with Okanagan College presents The First Annual Tourism & Hospitality Career Fair! Calling all Restaurants, Hotels, Wineries and Tourism – Reserve a booth today for the opportunity to meet future valued team members, gain new industry contacts and promote your business! When: Sunday, April 23 from 11am – 2pm Where: Center […]

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A joint exhibit with photographer Bill Fell and painter Liz R. Derksen showing their contrasting interpretations of nature. Bill Fell is a photographer who uses film and developing techniques to produce stunning black and white photography. Liz R. Derksen creates colourful interpretations of nature with acrylic paint. Bill Fell … began his photography career in […]

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Big White Ski Resort has successfully hosted the 20th Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom, the biggest annual event for snowboarders in British Columbia. The event originally started in 1997 as a memorial contest for snowboarding legend and Big White local Neil Edgeworth, who died in an avalanche in France in 1997. With others lost along the […]

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From April 12 to 28 more than 400 young and amateur musicians will perform for their peers, adjudicators and the community. Everyone is invited to attend these sessions. Admission is by donation. Programs for the performances can be downloaded and printed from this website. The Festival will close with a Gala Concert and awards presentation […]

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The streets of Kamloops will be roaring in mid-July when about 500 motorbikes arrive. Kamloops will host the Western Regional HOG Rally July 13 to July 15, a Harley-Davidson event hosted in a different B.C. city each year. Coordinator Margaret Thompson says people will be arriving from Western Canada and the USA and even a few […]

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The pros are coming to town. PGA of British Columbia announced the 2017 competition schedule with seven tournaments. The association will host its championships in six different communities across the province, including ones in Salmon Arm, Oliver and Kamloops. Hundreds of members will compete against each other and alongside players from their own clubs. “The […]

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Easter Brunch in PeakFine overlooking the majestic Lake Okanagan

Join Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa for a delectable Easter Brunch in PeakFine overlooking the majestic Lake Okanagan. Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa is home to one of the best fine dining destinations in Vernon, BC. PeakFine has become a fast favorite among Okanagan Valley restaurants not only for our exquisite farm to table cuisine, […]

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oyster gala

The 2017 Osoyoos Oyster Festival will be happening from April 19th – 23rd, showcasing Osoyoos and the South Okanagan as a premier destination for everything Oysters! Enjoy first-class dining experiences, sample Oysters from around the world, sip award winning wine, cider, beer, and spirits, all while celebrating in an event unlike any other. Buy Osoyoos […]

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Christina Lake Tourism Society is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its bid to host a Canada 150 celebration as part of its annual Homecoming/Retrouvailles Summer Festival. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and in part by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Area “C”. Work has […]

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In it’s second year, Devour! Osoyoos is back bigger and better than ever, showcasing all that Osoyoos has to offer in the way of food, film, and wine. Driven by local agriculture, businesses, and education, the event will utilize BC’s best and budding talents in the form of filmmakers, chefs, tourism and tradesmen, winemakers, and […]

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