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Celebrate summer this weekend with these local events

This weekend is the official summer opening for Big White Ski Resort.
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June 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - With temperatures expected to be in the 30 degree range, this the perfect weekend to celebrate the beginning of summer.

Big White is officially open for the summer season. You can check out the third annual Craft and Country Beer and Mountain Festival. More than 20 breweries from across B.C. will be at the festival offering tastings all Saturday, June 24. There is even a kids fun zone to keep the little ones occupied while you sip on a cold beer and listen to live music, all while enjoying the spectacular scenery.

To all the aviation enthusiasts out there, this event will have you smiling ear to ear. The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association is hosting its Convention and Trade Show, today, June 23, and tomorrow at the Kelowna International Airport. Walk around and take a look at the hundreds of planes that will be flying in for the show.

Looking for a laugh? With Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge holding two anticipated events this weekend, look no further. It all kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. as Bark n’ Fly presents its fundraiser for Paws it Forward - a non-profit dog rescue organization, this is followed by live comedy recording event at 9 p.m. Tickets for the first event are $15, while the next event is $10.

Enjoy the weather by sipping on wine and listening to live music at Vibrant Vines winery. Every Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the winery hosts Vibes @ the Vine. This week, classic rock and R&B duo, M & D Fusion will be playing. So with the wine and music provided, all you have to do is show up.

With a feast of Canadian East Coast lobster ravioli, Quebec foie gras poutine, bison pot au feu and local cherry and Gellatly Bay hazelnut upside down Callebaut dark chocolate cake, Montreal Real Food is taking you on a culinary journey. To celebrate Canada 150, chef Mathew Morazain has prepared a four course meal that will take you from Canada’s East Coast all the way to Vancouver Island, of course stopping in the Okanagan along the way.

The ninth annual Earth Wind Fire gala event is this Saturday, June 24, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, starting at 5:30 p.m. With a live and silent auction, fine dining and performances celebrating Canadian music, this is an event not to miss.

If you still have energy by the time Sunday rolls around, put it to good use at the 2017 Toyota Boucherie Grind. Starting at 9 a.m. you can choose from three courses, varying in distances and difficulty. After you’ve sweat, you’ll be rewarded with food, beverages, and live entertainment. You might even win a prize. All proceeds go directly towards Community Recreational Initiatives Society Adaptive Adventures.


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