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5 things to do in Vernon this weekend

Kids from 4 to 14 can try fishing at Polson Park this weekend.
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May 03, 2019 - 7:30 AM

VERNON - Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas.

Celebrating pedal power in all its forms, the 2019 Vernon Bike Fest is holding a series of events over the weekend. On Friday night there's a bike party at Ratio Coffee and Pastry with the theme, Biking Through the Ages. There'll be bikes, beer, pizza and live music, costumes are encouraged. The festival is holding a mountain bike race at Ellison Park, May 4, and the race is open for all ages. If racing sounds too much like hard work, cyclists (and those on foot) can check out the Rail Trail Art Festival, where live painting, performers and live music will all take place along the rail trail. On Sunday, May 5, mountain bikers will be able to demo the lastest bikes at Ellison Park. For more information go here.

If hunting for bargains is your thing, the Lumby and Area Community Yard Sale takes place Saturday, May 4. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is held at various yards around the town. For more information go here.

The Village Green Hotel is holding Vernon Comic Con May 4. The event will feature an array of venders selling all manner of gaming, toy and collectable trinkets. They'll also be gaming areas and contests, a chance to eat in the Star Wars cantina and participate in a cosplay party. Last year they expected a few hundred fans, but close to 3,000 people turned up. The event is free. For more information go here.

Kids aged four to 14 will get a chance to cast a rod and catch a rainbow trout this weekend at Polson Park Free Kids Fishing Weekend. The event is being organized by the Kalamalka Fly Fishers Society and runs both Saturday and Sunday and fishing gear and bait are supplied. The event is free. For more information go here.

History buffs can attend the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives to hear author Sean Arthur Joyce talk about his book, Home Children, A Dark Time in Canadian History. Over 100,000 home children were sent by the British Government to Canada to work as indentured servants. Joyce's talk will explore the fascinating history. Admission by donation. For more information go here.

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