September 05, 2013 - 2:13 PM
PENTICTON - Children will get to shake the hands of NHL hockey heroes at the tail end of the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic this weekend.
The week-long hockey camp at the South Okanagan Event Centre will have prospects competing for spots on the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets and the Canuck squad.
On Sunday minor hockey players have been invited for a Canuck-hosted hockey clinic. Following this will be an 11 a.m. party outside on the centre's plaza where everyone can meet Canuck alums, get autographs, treats, play games and compete in a road hockey match.
This is the third year the Canucks have hosted their showcase at the centre. For more information such as ticket prices go to the centre's website.
Over on Skaha Lake will be the Raymond James Penticton Dragon Boat Festival Saturday and Sunday with more than 2,000 athletes and 70 teams rowing to the beats of their pounding drummers.
There will be teams to cheer and stuff to eat and take home. The races go from from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days and live results can be found at GO Row and Paddle's site.
The Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday, featuring a variety of acts at locations around the city.
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