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Hot weekend weather calls for adventure

Actress and singer Hilary Duff, rumoured to be vacationing in Kelowna, tweeted this instagram photo yesterday.
Image Credit: @HilaryDuff
August 09, 2013 - 1:11 PM

KELOWNA - It's a sure fire sign that when celebrities like Hilary Duff are out wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is the place to be this August.

And with the new school year just around the corner and the Okanagan weather at its peak, this weekend is the perfect time to squeeze out a few more summer adventures.

Environment Canada is calling for cozy temperatures of 30 degrees and up for the next few days. A high of 34 today will cap off the work week, so have your beach blanket and swimsuit ready as you're heading out of the office, or save your beach day for tomorrow, also expected to reach a high 33 degrees. And while clouds will bring a 30 per cent chance of showers Sunday, there will be sun in the mix with a high of 30 degrees.

Be sure to check out Kelowna's once-a-year block party this Saturday. Kicking off at 11 a.m., the Mardi Gras style celebration will close down Bernard Avenue to traffic, letting Kelowna residents and visitors explore a range of activities and entertainment free of charge. Monster truck show, bargain shopping, a dog agility class and fashion show are just some of the events to catch.

If you've been working most of the summer, paddle away job stress on the waterfront. Both Gyro and Rotary Beach have rental shops to get you geared up for watersports from kayaking to pedal boats and stand up paddle boards. Novices are welcome.

And to keep you outdoors well into the evening, a line-up of musicians will be playing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at Kerry Park. The folk, indie rock and blues tunes continue Saturday as part of the ParksAlive series which finishes at the end of the month.

If you're looking for something a little more theatrical, get your ticket now for the highly acclaimed One Hit Wonders Show on Saturday night. Local musician Rann Berry is bringing the performance back to the Kelowna Community Theatre for it's one year anniversary. An eight-piece band, GoGo dancers and a revival of 60's and 70's hits pulled in an audience of 1,500 last summer and is nearly sold out this year.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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