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Five things to do in Vernon this weekend

Colour and energetic movement will fill the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, May 26, 2019. The Sadok Ukranian Dance Ensemble celebrates their 19th anniversary of the Okanagan Ukranian Festival.
Image Credit: Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Society of Vernon/Wayne Emde Photography
May 24, 2019 - 11:45 AM

VERNON - There are no shortage of things to do in Vernon this weekend.

The Power of the Purse fundraiser today, May 24 will have you throwing up your paddle.

The gala fundraiser, organized by the Miracle Bucket Society, is to support Vernon families in crisis who are experiencing socio-economic and/or health challenges in our community. These are families who fall between the cracks and are not able to get assistance through other resources.

The big draw for the evening is a live auction of designer purses, get-away packages and other fantastic items. The evening gets underway at 5:30 p.m. at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre. A silent auction table will also have terrific items to bid on as well. A $60 per person ticket or $450 per table, includes a gourmet selection of appetisers, glass of wine, gift bag for each attendee, door prizes and more.

Purchase tickets by calling The Miracle Bucket Society at 250-558-0638.

The third annual Lions Club Golf Tournament gets underway Saturday, May 25.

The Vernon Lions Club event will be a fun 18-hole tournament at the Vernon Golf and Country Club, and is the third of many annual fundraisers in support of Camp Winfield. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Easter Seals Camp Winfield to assist with camperships and facility improvement.

Registration includes an 18-hole scramble, cart and buffet dinner. All prizes will be awarded at the dinner. Silent and live auctions will take place prior to the dinner.

For more information check out the Vernon Lions Club website here.

Colour and energetic movement will fill the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, May 26.

The Sadok Ukranian Dance Ensemble celebrates their 19th anniversary of the Okanagan Ukranian Festival.

This year’s dance theatre production Roots features special guests Pokotillo Ukrainian Dancers of Kamloops and the Baker Family Orchestra. This musical production is drawn from the rich history and cultural traditions of Ukrainian Canadians. The story takes you back to various traditional dances that are performed during celebratory events of the cycle of life. From birth to marriage and even the respectful traditions of losing a loved one in their new signature piece entitled, Memory Eternal.

For information visit the Sadok Ukranian Dance Ensemble Society website here.

You may want to throw your support behind the Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Vernon's Polson Park Sunday, May 26.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 9:50 and the walk at 10 a.m.

This is the 15th annual Walk to Make CF History. Registration is now open at the Walk for Cystic Fibrosis web page here.

The scenery will be beautiful during the Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride in Armstrong on Sunday, May 26.

The Century Ride is a fun recreational event for cyclists of all abilities. Riders of all ages participate in this wonderful ride through the scenic rolling farmland of the North Okanagan. It's something the whole family can enjoy.

Routes are 14 km, 51 km, 73 km and 100 km. All rides start and finish at Memorial Park on Pleasant Valley Road in Armstrong. Volunteers are needed to help with two aid stations (refreshments and toilets), mobile first aid and mechanical support.

To contact our events coordinator, email Stacy Pavlov or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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