June 17, 2016 - 11:30 AM
KELOWNA – It’s Father’s Day weekend and Kelowna has something for every kind of dad, from adventurous to sophisticated. The weather won't be spectacular but these events will be.
Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17, families are invited to the Kelowna Family Night Market at Choices Markets on Harvey Avenue. Jewelry, boutique clothing, local food and drinks, live music and a charity BBQ are just a few of the features of this event.
On Saturday morning, get dad out of bed and head over the Bear Lake for Family Fish Day. From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be fishing equipment supplied and hot dogs and drinks for everyone. There is no fishing licence required for the family event. To find Bear Lake take Bear Main Forestry Service Road off Westside Road approximately eight kilometres from Highway 97.
The Shannon Lake Family Fishing Derby, which also takes place this Saturday and Sunday, includes prizes, free equipment and a free BBQ starting at 10 a.m. Shannon Lake Regional Park will also be hosting Families in Parks on Sunday only starting at 10 a.m. Regional staff will provide free activities for the whole family celebrating the outdoors in a Regional Park.
It’s the final opportunity for kids under 15 to try catching a small rainbow trout stocked by the Summerland Trout Hatchery and Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.
To register your family for these free events, or other ‘Families in Parks’ events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-469-6139.
For the more sophisticated dad, take him on the Father’s Day Wine Tour Sunday at noon at the Delta Grand Okanagan on Water Street. The wine tours will be half price for men but reservations are required. Call 1-844-877-0101 or visit this website.
For the athletic dad, sign up for the Raymond James Father’s Day walk and run Sunday at 9 a.m. The family fun 5k walk/run takes place at Mission Creek Greenway and is a great way to support prostate cancer research. Participants get a free brunch, t-shirt and prizes and kids under 12 are free.
For the adventurous dad, there will be a skydiving demonstration at Beasley Park in Lake Country Sunday at 11 a.m. Okanagan Skydive's Jump Team will be soaring above Beasley Park before parachuting onto the soccer fields next to an estimated 500 yogis, who will all be participating in the Sol-Ful Yoga Event.
This event is free to attend, however each donation of $5 or more towards the Sol-Ful Yoga Event will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a gift certificate for a free tandem skydive from 10,000 feet above the stunning Okanagan Valley. The winner of the raffle will also be awarded photos and an edited video of their free fall and parachute adventure.
The largest Yoga class in Lake Country will be happening simultaneously and yogis of all skill levels are invited to Beasley Park. The Sol-ful Summer Solstice event starts at 9:30 and is by donation. Bring your mat and help purchase and install a gazebo in memory of Sam Waldron.
There will also be food, drinks and yoga-related vendors and will happen rain or shine at 3450 Woodsdale Rd. in Lake Country.
One of the most popular Father's Day events every year is the Boyd Autobody Father's Day Car Show in City Park. Starting Sunday, June 19 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., the 18th annual car show will feature amazing cars, trucks, boats and bikes. There will be attractions for kids and live entertainment. Proceeds of the car show to to Angel Awards in support of the Arthritis Society and their research on Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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