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There's something for everyone this weekend in Kelowna

The Fat Cat Children's Festival at Waterfront Park is just one of the fun things happening in Kelowna this weekend.
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June 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM

KELOWNA – This weekend Kelowna residents have a wide variety of activities to choose from, including a children’s festival at Waterfront Park, a car show in Rutland and a golf tournament in East Kelowna.

One of the biggest family festivals of the year is happening Friday and Saturday at Waterfront Park. The Fat Cat Children’s Festival runs Friday 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is a parade Saturday at 10 a.m. starting at Richter Street and Cawston Avenue.

The theme for this year is Fat Cat is… the Okanagan Explorer and there will be activity stations, fun, creative and educational booths for kids of all ages.

The first ever PGA qualifying Mackenzie Tour is at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club all weekend. The GolfBC Championship is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer and is an important opportunity for young players hoping to one day play in the PGA.

The tournament runs all weekend raising money for the B.C. Cancer Agency.

The full 2016 Mackenzie Tour schedule is available on the Mackenzie Tour website.

On Saturday June 11 the Okanagan Sikh Temple is hosting their second annual car show starting at 10 a.m. at their Rutland Road location.

There will be door prizes, trophies for the winners in several categories. Bring at least one nonperishable food item or a make a donation to enter with proceeds going to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

If you’re looking for something to do with your four legged friends, Dogs Day Out is happening on Tutt Street Sunday at 10 a.m.

There will be displays on pet grooming, animal health care, pet portraits, agility, show tricks, fashion parade and much more. There will also be a BBQ starting at 11 a.m. 

Looking for something a little more physical? Conquer the Lake is also happening Sunday morning at 8 a.m. in Lake Country.

This is the first ever running race in Lake Country with a half marathon, 12 kilometre and 6 km race. The event is a fundraiser for the Okanagan Rail Trail and Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.

The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes also takes place Sunday morning staring at 9 a.m. at Mission Creek Regional Park. There will be fun activities for the whole family, food and refreshments, and inspirational messaging, all in support of type 1 diabetes research. 

Fight prostate cancer while riding a motorcycle this Sunday at the Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad at 9 a.m. Starting at Banner’s Recreation on McCurdy Place, riders will be escorted through Kelowna followed by a poker run to Okanagan Falls, Penticton and back again.


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