August 03, 2016 - 3:28 PM
PENTICTON - The 69th annual Penticton Peach Festival is underway following the festival’s third annual Peach Bin Race.
Eight teams raced wooden fruit bins down the 100 block of Main St. and around the block in a double elimination round that eventually saw the Penticton Boys and Girls Club prevail to win this year’s event over the noon hour, Aug. 3.
Coincidentally the event trophy had been left in the care of the club after being won by the visiting team made up of Canadian Forces Snowbird members last year.
Several hundred residents and visitors lined the street to witness the event with local RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth as the master of ceremonies.
Festivities continue this afternoon in Okanagan Lake Park with a full afternoon of events, including a high dive show dancing, skipping rope demonstrations and musical acts.
See the Penticton Peach Fest website for a full schedule.
Opening ceremonies take place at Okanagan Lake Park, starting at 6:55 p.m. followed by the Reel Peach Film Festival and classic rock band Chilliwack, starting at 9:30 p.m., on the Peters Bros. stage.
Members of the Penticton Boys and Girls club pose with master of ceremonies RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth following the team's winning race at the Peach Bin Race in Penticton, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
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