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Last weekend before Christmas busy one in the South Okanagan

The Okanagan Symphony presents Handel's "Messiah" Saturday at Cleland Community Theatre.
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December 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - From hockey to holiday activities, there’s lots going on in the South Okanagan on the weekend before Christmas.

The Penticton Vees take on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday, Dec. 16 with puck drop at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m at the South Okanagan Event Centre and tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, with students and children under 18 free. Tickets are available at the events centre box office, on line at and by phone 1-877-763-2849.

The Canadian Mogul Selections take place until Sunday, Dec. 18 at Apex Mountain Resort. Apex, in conjunction with the Apex Freestyle Club and the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, are hosting 65 mogul athletes from Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia and Great Britain. The event takes place on Kristy’s Run about a five minute walk from the village. The event is free to watch. Training days at today, Dec. 15 and tomorrow with competition taking place on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, see the Apex Ski Club website.

The Okanagan Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah,” a concert of Christmas music. Natalie Image, Marion Newman, Scott Rumble and Scott Brooks join the orchestra in this holiday tradition. Concert takes place Friday, Dec. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Cleland Theatre. Tickets are $26.75 to $56.25, available online or at the Shatford Centre.

The Shatford Centre winter market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 with winter vegetables, baked goods, eggs, preserves, wines and local crafts. Access via the Penticton High School parking lot.

Renowned Penticton poet Shane Koyczan presents an evening of Leonard Cohen’s work at the Cleland Theatre. All proceeds go to the Penticton Art Gallery and the Dream Cafe. Tickets are $30 for general seating, available at The Book Shop, 242 Main St., and the Penticton Art Gallery at 199 Marina Way. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m.

The SS Sicamous hosts a late night opening with Victorian Christmas carolers, complete in costume. The doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at a cost of $5 for adults, children under 12 are free. The Sicamous has an elevator for easy access to the second floor. The event is a fundraiser for the OSNS Child Development Centre.

A Winter Wonderland family skate happens Saturday, Dec. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oliver Arena. Regular public skating rules apply to the family oriented skate to celebrate the holidays. There will also be hot chocolate, games and cookie decorating. Free skate rentals while available and helmets are mandatory.

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