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Lights, camera, action: Crews shooting a movie in downtown Kelowna

Kelowna city workers remove the Canadian flags from Tugboat Beach for film production crews this week.
September 22, 2020 - 2:46 PM

Canadian flags are temporarily being removed from a Kelowna beach as film work begins this week.

Production crews will be filming at Tugboat Beach on the downtown Kelowna waterfront from Sept. 23 to 26, resulting in partial road closures throughout the area. Approximately half the beach will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Sept. 23 until 12 p.m. on Sept. 26, according to a City of Kelowna press release. Intermittent closures along the Tugboat Beach walkway may also be needed during this time to accommodate filming, according to the city.

Tyler Harris with the City says they will be removing the eight Canadian flags for the shoot and will be putting up new flags afterwards.

The Okanagan Film Commission was not immediately available for comment, but has previously said it's going to be a busy year for film productions in the Okanagan.

READ MORE: Film production booming in the Okanagan: Film commissioner

"The economic impact of film production in the Okanagan in 2020 will be upwards of $35 million, which will surpass previous years," film commissioner John Summerland said earlier this month.

Other recent film productions in the Okanagan include Romance at Crystal Cove in Peachland, The Angel Tree in Kelowna and Love on the Vine in Vernon.

A Kelowna city worker removes a Canadian flag at Tugboat Bay.
A Kelowna city worker removes a Canadian flag at Tugboat Bay.

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