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Lots to do in Penticton on Family Day

Penticton Vees' Cody DePourq demonstrates his street hockey skills on goalie Joni Cutler of Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty while Mayor Andrew Jakubeit referees during a promotional event for Family Day at the Penticton Community Centre on Jan. 29. 2015. Street hockey is one of many activities being offered by the city on Family Day.

PENTICTON - You won’t have far to go to enjoy a full slate of Family Day activities in Penticton.

The city’s community centre is teaming up with Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty to assemble an all-ages road hockey game with the Penticton Vees from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 9.  Some equipment courtesy of Pacific Sport will be available, but hockey players are requested to bring helmets and sticks if they can.

Last year’s Family Day saw more than 1,126 people come through the community centre doors. About 600 people participated in “all-inclusive packages, representing a 141 per cent increase over the previous year’s attendance. The city is anticipating even higher attendance with the full program offered this year.

Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty is donating four complimentary passes and free toques to the first 200 people who come for lunch.

Family admission is $25; a parent and one child can participate for $15. Prices include swimming, three family movie showings in the Cleland theatre, a photo booth, a barbecue lunch and entrance to the Family Fun Zone.

The swimming pool will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, while the Super Gymboree runs from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Crafts and puzzles, a video gamer’s area will provide activities of a less active nature. A preschool room will be established in the childminding room to allow parents some quiet time with more youthful participants.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. Cleland Theatre will be screening Dr Suess’ The Lorax, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Planes and Fires and Rescue will roll on the silver screen. A small concession will be set up in the theatre lobby, hosted by Fibonacci’s. Advance tickets are available this year at the Penticton Community Centre.

For more information, contact the Penticton Community Centre at 250-490-2426.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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