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Celebrate Mothers Day with a run or a walk in the South Okanagan this weekend

Race season is underway in the South Okanagan with the Blossom 10 Miler taking place this Sunday, May 14, 2017, from Naramata to Penticton.
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May 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - Rain or shine, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities in the South Okanagan this weekend.

Racing season returns with the Bare Bones Duathlon’s return on Saturday, May 13 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the park alongside South Main Street, by the entrance to the Skaha Lake boat launch. Race day entry is $115, juniors are $45. Fees go towards community sports in Penticton.

Prize money for top three places will be awarded, from $50 for third place to $150 for first place. Pre-race meeting takes place at 10:30 a.m.

The Blossom 10 Miler takes place Sunday, May 14 with a 9 a.m. start time at North Naramata Road. The scenic, 10 mile run from Naramata to the SS Sicamous is open to runners 15 years and older, cost is $21 and $25.

Looking to buy or sell a bike? Check out the Bike Swap May 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gyro Park. If you’re selling a bike, reserve a spot by going to bikepenticton.com  to register. Cost is $5 for the location and free promotion, you keep the proceeds of your sale.

The 2017 Dream Music Festival takes place May 12 and 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. This year’s line up is an all-star list of Juno and Maple Blues award winners and nominees. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show start at the convention centre. Tickets are $69, $89 and $99 purchase online or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Mothers Day Walk for Peace and Justice Worldwide takes place Sunday, May 14, starting at Haynes Point Provincial Park at 1 p.m. Organizer Dave Cursons says the American contingent will start their walk from the Oroville Library at noon. The two groups will meet for two hours of celebrations and observance from 2 to 4 p.m. on the lawns at the Highway 97 boundary marker for the 49th parallel. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Dave Cursons at 250-499-5417.

The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival continues through the weekend until Sunday, May 14 with events spread throughout Penticton and the South Okanagan.

The Downtown Community Market and the Farmers Market return for another Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Penticton’s Main Street.

The Shatford Centre is the stage for the Okanagan Vintage Fair on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 30 tables full of vintage goods including collectibles, clothing, household, antiques, jewellery and more. Cost is $2. For more information, email at: okanaganvintagefair@gmail.com

The Penticton Pistoleras return to the Penticton Curling Club for more Okanagan Roller Derby Association action on Saturday, May 13 starting at 7 p.m. in their “Mothers Slay” event. Presale tickets are $10, available at LockWorks Inc. in Penticton and the Beauty Box Studio in Summerland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 250 492-5647.

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra presents another concert in its spring concert series on Sunday, May 14 starting at 2 p.m. at Cleland Community Theatre. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth, $5 children 5 to 12 years old.

Enjoy the tunes of Darylectones at Cannery Brewing Co. on Sunday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a no cost event.


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