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Labour Day weekend fun, dangerous

Labour Day weekend is almost here and while Penticton's big events have come and gone there are still plenty of smaller activities to take part in.
August 29, 2013 - 2:26 PM

PENTICTON - The grey veil over Penticton is predicted to lift come Friday afternoon to reveal sunshine until Monday.

This spells good news for sun lovers as the Labour Day weekend is considered a last chance grab at summertime fun. Children will be going to back to school starting Tuesday, unless of course their vacation gets extended by a region-wide school staff strike.

Friday is expected to be sunny and cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of rain but only in the morning. Saturday will be bringing the sun and the heat with little or no clouds and a high of 26 C. Sunday and Monday will be even hotter with a high of 30 C on both days.

Penticton's big events have come and gone but there are still things to do including a visit by Chicago Blackhawk defenseman Duncan Keith. The former Penticton Panther player will be using Saturday as his personal day with the Stanley Cup.

In addition to open provincial parks and municipal green spaces there will be several musical events happening in peach town. Vocalist and guitarist Paul Gibbons will be playing at the Barking Parrot on 21 Lakeshore Dr. West, Friday to Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The SS Sicamous Night Market event is still going strong. Every Friday from 4 p.m. onwards there will be local produce, food and crafts in and around the steamboat at the west end of Lakeshore Drive.

Also on Friday over in Summerland will be the market festival and movie-in-the-park event on Victoria Street with the latest cinematic offering being The Smurfs.

For more event information check out Tourism Penticton's seven-day event list.

The RCMP also remind the public to stay on their toes when driving or boating. The police consider B.C. roads to be dangerous on the Labour Day weekend.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

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