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Look where we'll be this summer

iNFOnews will be on hand again this year in Polson Park for Canada Day celebrations.

iNFOnews.ca will be out and about in the community at dozens of events, community gatherings and fundraisers as a way to connect with the communities we serve and provide support to the fantastic and important fundraisers taking place.

If you missed us at the recent Knox Mountain Hill Climb in Kelowna, be sure to catch us at some or all of our upcoming sponsorship events. You’ll also see us around snapping pictures and having fun at some of the smaller events.

Coming up this Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 5 p.m. is the Sunshine Festival in downtown Vernon.

This event celebrates the start of summer, and this year is the 25th annual, presented by VantageOne Credit Union.

The free event runs six city blocks along 30th Ave. The vehicle-free playground attracts over 15,000 people with over 160 vendors, artisan market, two live music stages, 18 food trucks plus countless eateries, children’s activities, an obstacle course, climbing wall and an after-arty at the Kal Sports Bar.

Come visit us at our tent across the street from Bookland.

Funtastic Slo-pitch and Music Festival soon follows.

This always packed festival runs June 28 to July 1 at the DND grounds in Vernon.

Ball teams from all over BC and Alberta join in on fun, friendly games all weekend.

The Funtastic Sports Society is also pleased to present the A&W Music Festival June 28, 29 and 30 on the grounds. Bands include Redfish, Shawn Lightfoot Band and TheYoung’uns on Friday night, Linus, the Dirt Road Kings, Bad Moon Riders (CCR tribute) and Washboard Union Saturday night with The Feels and Hysteria of Def Leppard and Simply Queen Sunday night.

Tickets are $30 for one day, $60 for the weekend with proceeds going toward the Funtastic Community Grant Program.www.funtasticsports.ca.

Keep your eyes open for our banners on site.


Canada Day celebrations follows on July 1.

You’ll find iNFOnews handing out balloons and playing games in Vernon’s Polson Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food, activities, music, games, shows and more fill the park along with free birthday cake and a spectacular fireworks show at Kin Beach at 10:30 p.m.

iNFOnews is returning to the Roots and Blues Festival as a sponsor of the Super Crawl. We’ll also be set up for the four day festival in Salmon Arm from Aug. 15-18.

Six stages will feature an international roster of artists as well as a strong showing of Canadian talent including John Wort Hannam, Birds of Chicago, the Hamil Tones, Luke Wallace, Sue Foley, The Jim Cuddy Band, Jack De Keyzer, Valdy, Irish Mythen, Anne Lindsay and dozens more throughout the days and evenings.

Be sure to check out the Super Crawl bands performing for free at various restaurants and venues in the two days leading up to the festival. www.rootsandblues.ca for schedule.

You’ll see our name all over Rib Fest in Kelowna this Aug. 23, 24, 25.

Rotary Club's Ribfest is a three-day free event held in Kelowna’s City Park. This annual event sees five award-winning ribbers from across Canada offering up their best BBQ and competing for the people’s choice award for best ribs.
With live musical entertainment, Save-on-Foods’ Kid’s Zone, local vendors and beverage gardens, Ribfest is a fun event for all ages. Your taste buds will thank you for attending. For information, visit: ribfestkelowna.com

The Pentastic Hot Jazz and Music Festival is a must attend for music lovers this Sept. 6, 7 and 8.

iNFOnews.ca has teamed up with the festival as a media sponsor of this ever expanding event.

This year features Lance Buller, Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings, Gator Nation, The Black Market Trust, Gino and the Long Gunmen and so many more. Visit www.pentasticjazz.com


The Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong will see iNFOnews set up for all five days, and we’ll even have a give-away. Be sure to stop by our booth.

The IPE’s theme this year is Horsin’ Around, which means a whole lot of crazy, family fun and laughter. The animals will be at their best and the shows even better. Of course the midway is always a blast and the Ram Truck Stage is packed with local entertainment. 


Rounding out summer will be the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament.

This important fundraiser brings much needed funds to outfit and run the hospital for everyone in the region. The current campaign focuses on outfitting a fifth operating room.

The tournament still has room for players and sponsors, so be sure you sign up your group to support the foundation. A live auction, prizes and dinner are all part of the fun.
Come and say hello to iNFOnews  at the registration table. Visit www.vjhfoundation.org to find out more and sign up.

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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