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From bouldering to beer, this weekend will keep you on your toes in Kelowna

This weekend is the 5th annual Rock the Blocs, bouldering event. Pictured here is Clayton Arnall, who has appeared in a new film about Bouldering in the Okanagan.
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KELOWNA - From golf, to rock climbing, to celebrating dad’s everywhere, this weekend has a lot in store.

All week, the 2017 Golf B.C. Championship has been taking place at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club. The Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada, showcases high level golf for an affordable price. Single day tickets are $15, with free entree for those 12 and under. With morning tee times at 7:30 a.m. and the event going all day, there’s plenty of golf to see.

Canada’s premier gravel fondo, The Dirty Phil is this Saturday in Kelowna. With events starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, and the cycling race starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dirty Phil will definitely keep you busy.

The 20th annual Kelowna Garden Tour is this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour takes you through various gardens throughout Kelowna. All proceeds go towards Chefs in the Classroom, Edible Education and Central Okanagan Community Gardens.

Feel like putting your physical strength to the test? The fifth annual Rock the Blocs Boulderfest is this weekend in Kelowna.The bouldering competition is for all age groups and skill levels, and has development clinics throughout the day. The event is held at the boulderfields in Kelowna’s Upper Mission. Although the event is free, it is the biggest fundraiser for the Okanagan Bouldering Society, so bring some cash with you to support a great local organization.

If staying on the ground is more your style, Hands in Services’ Walk & Roll Walker-thon is Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., starting at Stuart Park. Challenge yourself to use either a walk or wheelchair in order to raise awareness of Kelowna’s mobility and health challenged community members.

Just in case you didn’t remember, Father’s Day is this Sunday, and there’s tons of events around the City for Dad to enjoy.

For all the dads who love beer, this is for them - the Father’s Day Beer & Distillery Tour. A bus filled with appies and water will take you for tastings at various breweries and distilleries around Kelowna. One of the stops will be at Michaelbrook Golf Course for a put-off challenge and complimentary drink. There are two tours, one morning tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an afternoon tour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $120 per person.

To wrap up the weekend, the Kelowna Falcons take on the Yakima Pippins Sunday evening at 6:05 p.m. at Elks Stadium.

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