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5 things to do in Penticton this weekend

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May 31, 2019 - 11:37 AM

PENTICTON – Get a little wet, and a lot hot this weekend in Penticton.

Paddle like a dragon.

Or, paddle a dragon boat for fun and for free Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. at Skaha Lake Park.

People of any age, gender, fitness level and paddling experience are welcome to attend a free session to try dragon boating.

During this free trial you will be introduced to the basics of paddling in a dragon boat. This session offers a casual atmosphere where you can have fun learning something new.

All equipment is provided. Simply show up wearing clothes you don’t mind getting wet, and an experienced coach and steersperson will have you on your way. Existing team members will be in the boat and available afterwards if you think you might like to join a team. No RSVP required. For more info, go here; https://pentictondragonboat.com/

This Sunday is the sixth annual South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) Walk to End Abuse at Rotary Park in Penticton.

For victims of abuse and violence, silence can be isolating, dangerous and even fatal. 

Help save lives and create change by registering early and asking your friends and family for their support. Support will bring much needed awareness to the serious issue of violence and abuse.  Every dollar raised is invested locally to help save and change lives.

Check in and registration is at 10 a.m. with the walk at 10:45 a.m. Donations accepted at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/south-okanagan-women-in-need-society/p2p/walk-2019


On, June 1, 1 to 6p.m. in and around the lane at Cowork Penticton there will be an array of community fun. There will be dancing, epic hopscotching, cult movies and much more. Refresh yourself with locally made beverages and eats.

DJ Gwil will be cranking it with music for all body types, genders, and abilities. Meet some of the members and community organizations that call Cowork home. Everyone is welcome, no charge to attend.

And, if you’ve never been to Cowork, this is an open house opportunity to find out what it’s all about and meet some of the amazing organizations that call our community hub home.


There is a lot of action in Summerland this weekend.

The 37th Annual Summerland Action Festival runs Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2.

The popular annual Okanagan community event  is free for the public to attend, and includes a three day music festival in Summerland City Park, beverage garden, fireworks, baseball tournament with 80+ teams, Giants Head run, children’s carnival,  parade, vendors, pancake breakfasts and so much more.

The concert, June 1 at Summerland Arena, features legendary classic rock recording artists Harlequin, Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd, Carleen Roth Band with special guests.
You can’t beat that for summer action. Find out more http://summerlandactionfestival.ca/

The Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre is celebrating 25 years.

On Saturday, June 1, the centre will mark 25 years since the facility on South Main Street opened its doors in 1994 and they are throwing a party for all ages to celebrate the milestone.

“We are so proud of the centre and the programming that helps keep members connected, involved and socially active,” Mignonne Wood, drop-in centre vice president said. “We now have over 1,000 members and that’s testament to how much members value the activities and enjoy the centre.”

Saturday’s fun kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast followed by displays, information booths, music, family games and demonstrations of carpet bowling, chair yoga, rounders, belly dancing as well as singing and other games.

On the grounds around the centre, information booths from services such as Nurse Next Door, Meals on Wheels, Cannabis Coach, One Sky Community Resources and the Men’s Shed will offer participants the latest information on their programs and services.

An outdoor family fun zone will also offer all kinds of activities and games for youngsters, including an inflated hot air balloon.

There will be food and music throughout the day.  In addition, seniors will be able to pick up a pass for free travel on city buses from June 2-8. Supplies are limited.

The Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre 25th anniversary celebration is the first event of Penticton Seniors Week, June 1-8. 

The Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre is located at 2965 South Main St. Penticton.

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