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City of Penticton to take over operation of civic events

The City of Penticton and the Downtown Penticton Association announced today, March 12, 2019, the city would take on the responsibility of running several civic events, including the Santa Parade, previously hosted by the downtown association.
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March 12, 2019 - 11:43 AM

PENTICTON - The Downtown Penticton Association spoke, and the city listened.

A delegation went before Penticton City Council at the March 5 regular meeting to ask for more city funding for civic events that have been hosted for years by the Downtown Penticton Association.

It appears the city was listening, as a joint press release from the City of Penticton and the Downtown Business Association issued today, March 12, announced plans to have the City take over operation of several civic events.

Canada Day, B.C. Day and the Santa Parade, previously being operated by the downtown association will now be operated by the City. 

“The City has some big shoes to fill in taking over these important events," director of recreation and facilities Bregje Kozak said in the release.

“The value of these events for the our city guided the outcome, and our community won’t be disappointed given the talented city staff who will be leading the transition,” Penticton Downtown Association executive director Lynne Allin said in the release.

She added the association continues to work with the City on multiple shared initiatives aimed at creating an energized downtown core.

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