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PENTICTON — The 19th annual Fest-of-Ale is back in Penticton this weekend, with local breweries ready to pour a fresh pint.

Proceeds collected from tickets and sales will go to Penticton high schools and Okanagan College as scholarships for selected students. Organized charities will be selected by the Fest-of-Ale Society from a pool of applicants to receive some of the festival’s earnings.

Last year there were around 3,500 attendees over the two-day festival. More than $462,000 has been donated to schools and charities since the first keg was tapped in 1996.

Bands including Papa Wheeley, Flashback, and the Dungbeatles will be performing on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Several local restaurants have agreed to serve up eats to go with a nice cold one poured by any of the 29 B.C. brewers that will be at the Festival. Local Penticton brewers, including Barley Mill Pub, Tin Whistle and Cannery Brewers will also be there.

Tickets are still available for purchase online for both Friday and Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

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