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Easter weekend events and closures in Kelowna

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March 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Easter weekend marks the end of Spring Break for students, but not the end of fun activities in Kelowna.

Egg hunts and activities for kids and their parents are planned for Rutland, Kelowna, West Kelowna and the Mission this weekend, including one at Parkinson Recreation Centre that features 15,000 candy filled eggs.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Rec Centre draws a large crowd every year, with a free pancake breakfast, children’s activities, prizes and an art walk featuring works by local students. It happens Friday, March 25 at 8 a.m.

If that doesn’t make you jump for joy, then hop up to Big White for an Easter Bunny Photo Op Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 and an Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 27.

Both events take place at the Village by the Chair Plaza with the photo op happening from 1 p.m .to 2 p.m. and the egg hunts at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 26 the Okanagan Mission Community Hall on Lakeshore Road is holding an Easter Pancake breakfast of their own complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, a petting zoo, bouncy castles and an Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza.

This is the second year the hall has held the event in support of ongoing renovations to the Youth Hall Project. It all starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. with admission by donation.

Another egg hunt takes place at Rutland Community Park on Rutland Road on Sunday, March 27 from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. There will be games, activities for the kids, a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny and an Egg Hunt starting at 2:30 p.m.

If you're on the west side of Okanagan Lake this weekend, check out the Westside Food Bank Easter Egg Scramble at Johnson Bentley Sports Field Sunday, March 27. From noon to 2 p.m. there will be a raffle, petting zoo, face painting and if you find one of the golden eggs, a special prize basket.

Kelowna City Hall will be closed Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28 however the Glenmore Landfill will be open throughout the weekend at its regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Parkinson Recreation Centre will have holiday hours on Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, March 28 from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

City of West Kelowna administrative offices will be closed for the Easter long weekend from Good Friday, March 25 through Easter Monday, March 28, 2016. Emergency and essential services will continue to be provided during the Easter long weekend.

The following administrative buildings will be closed March 25 through March 28 and will reopen to serve you by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016:  Municipal Hall at 2760 Cameron Road, Operations Building at 3717 Elliott Road, Roads and Utilities Building at 2570 Bartley Road and West Kelowna Fire Rescue Administration at 2708 Olalla Road.

Did we miss an Easter event in your area? Leave it in the comments section below.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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