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5 things to do in Vernon this weekend

It's a batty Saturday in Vernon, June 1.
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May 31, 2019 - 11:30 AM

VERNON - It's a packed first weekend of June in Vernon for events.

The bats have landed.

The Bats of the Vernon Area workshop Saturday, June 1 is a fun way to find out more about these flying mammals.

The event gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and includes a one-hour introduction on bat biology, behavior and diversity, followed by a field trip near Ellison Provincial Park for a bat count at 9 p.m.

The evening will be led by B.C. Community Bat Program Okanagan coordinator, Paula Rodriguez de la Vega.

To register for this battiness, call the Allan Brooks Nature Centre at 250-260-4227. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair, jacket and a way to count the bats you see.


The fire hall is open this Sunday in Coldstream.

Come and enjoy the Community Day Open House hosted by the Coldstream Fire Department Sunday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet your local fire fighters and come check out the fire trucks and spray water from a fire hose. Parents can also extinguish a fire with an extinguisher. This is a free event. The hall is at 8008 Aberdeen Road.


Every year,15,000 volunteers and participants gather at Kidney Walks in communities throughout the country to raise awareness and funds for those affected by kidney disease. This year in Vernon is no different.

Patients, caregivers, medical professionals, family members and other caring and compassionate individuals will participate in The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s cornerstone fundraising event Sunday, June 2 in Polson Park to help support innovative and ground-breaking research projects and to offer crucial programs and services to the thousands of people living with kidney disease.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For information, or to register ahead of time, go here: kidneywalk.ca



The hottest, high-flying, breath-taking show on the planet lands in Vernon this Sunday, June 2.

The Freestyle Motocross World Tour comes to Vernon for one day only. Presented by Vernon Toyota, the FMX World Tour hits Kal Tire Place at 2 p.m.

Pro riders will participate in an intense competition, throwing out some of the most death defying tricks ever seen. You may even have to cover your eyes. Cliff hangers, kisses of death, rock solids, back flips, super back flips, double back flips and death-defying front flips are all guaranteed during the show. Tickets are available for 15 per cent off with promo code FMXVERNON at www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/fmx-world-tour.



Experience the legacy that Bill Miner left behind when he and a band of outlaws kick off the fourth annual Hands Up Fundraiser and Auction at Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong, Saturday, June 1.

The event will feature a live horse chase with Miner and his posse of outlaws, live auction, presided by award-winning cattle auctioneer Don Raffan, gourmet barbecue burgers, beer supplied by organic brewery Crannog Ale and a barn dance with music by Steel Skull Hammer.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for youth, 16 and under in advance, or $30 and $15 respectively at the gate. For more information, go here, www.caravanfarmtheatre.com

To contact our events coordinator, email Stacy Pavlov or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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