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5 things to do this May long weekend in Vernon

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May 17, 2019 - 11:36 AM

VERNON - Cowboy hats, boots and spurs are the attire for the May long weekend in Falkland.

The Falkland Stampede is back for the 101st year this weekend. The three-day event features bronco riding, bull riding, barrel racing, clown acts, full throttle trick riders, beer gardens and a variety of food vendors.

The events kick off Saturday afternoon, May 18, at 1 p.m. with the parade. Highway 97 through Falkland will be closed from 1 to 1:30 p.m. that day to accommodate the floats and entries.

Rodeo action runs all three days with dances Saturday and Sunday night at the Community Hall at 8 p.m. each day. Pre-sale ticket holders are guaranteed entry with two pieces of valid ID until 11 p.m.

Do you love yoga? How about goats? Why not the two together?

O'Keefe Ranch and Breeze Wellness are offering Goat Yoga again this weekend with the addition of Sunrise Yoga. Yoga with Goats is always fun as their inquisitive and friendly goats encourage you in your Yoga poses. Sunrise Yoga allows you to enjoy the beautiful view atop the hill and breathe the fresh air as you practice the many poses of sun salutations. Register by calling 250-542-7868.

Young readers will love to get their book, The Not-So Great Outdoors signed by author Madeline Kloepper.

The children’s author will be a Bookland on 30th Avenue signing copies of her new book which follows the story of a reluctant camper who discovers that the (not-so) great outdoors can be just as exciting as screens and skyscrapers. This playful picture book is a celebration of the pleasures of unplugging and embracing nature. Kloepper will be in store from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Want a little drama in your life?

The Shuswap Theatre is hosting the annual Theatre BC zone drama festival starting Friday, May 17, showcasing community theatre groups from Princeton to Salmon Arm. Seven plays in seven days with a theme of backstage heroes. Winner of the Best Production represents their zone at the provincial festival in Port Alberni July 5 to 13.

Find out more at the Shuswap Theatre website here.


Well, the reviews are in and we are a hit! . “Not enough room for stars....10 stars barely describe it. The acting was professional. The laughs were uncontrollable. The accents were hilarious. My cheeks hurt when I left.” . “This is certainly the best play we have seen at your theatre since we started coming 4 years ago.” . “The whole show was fabulous! The set, the acting, the whole shebang! What a great evening.” . Only 3 more shows left before we open the Ozone Festival May 17th. Only a few tickets left for Friday and Saturday so don’t delay, get your tickets now! . . . . #shuswaptheatre #lendmeatenor #ozones #theatrebc #livetheatre #downtownsalmonarm #farce #comedy #salmonarm

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Eggs and bacon are one of the best ways to start your Saturday.

Come out for a hearty breakfast at the Eagles Club in Vernon on 25th Avenue from 8 to 11 a.m., Sautrday, May 18. Eggs, bacon, toast hashbrowns and coffee or tea are only $8.

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