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FILE PHOTO - Weekend weather promises to be comfortable for strenuous events such as the Penticton Fire Department's truck pull challenge, shown in this June 5, 2015 photo.
June 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM

PENTICTON - With a forecast of a much cooler and wetter weekend than last week’s scorcher, it promises to be perfect weather for some physical activity like, say, a fire engine pull.

The Penticton Fire Department’s second annual Penticton Fire Fighters Truck Pull Challenge takes place Saturday, June 11, in the 400-block of Main Street, starting at 9 a.m. Up to 16 teams will pull a fire truck weighing up to 50,000 pounds in a race to the finish line.

For more information, check out the Penticton Truck pull web page.

A fundraiser for victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire takes place this evening, Friday, June 10 at Barefoot Beach Resort in Penticton. Okanagan Experiential Tourism has brought together eight different musical acts for an evening of classical rock on the beach at the resort.

Music will feature tribute artists to Neil Diamond, Tom Petty and others. Tickets are available at Yaki’s Pizza in Summerland and Bad Tattoo Brewing in Penticton. Advance tickets are $25, start time is 7 p.m.

More details can be found at the here.

The Dominion Radio Observatory on White Lake Road is hosting a public open house, Saturday, June 11, as the institute celebrates the National Research Council’s 100th year. Guided tours of the research facility and family oriented activities are part of the open house, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More details can be found at the research council website.


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