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Road closures scheduled in Penticton for movie production

A movie about to begin shooting in Penticton will feature iconic landmarks such as the S.S. Sicamous.
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October 09, 2020 - 4:23 PM

The filming of an all-Canadian motion picture titled Change of Pace is in full swing, with crews and cast shooting in locations across Penticton.

The film, a coming-of-age story that pays homage to the 1980s, is highlighting iconic locations in Penticton.

In order to feature these iconic locations, some closures of roads, parking lots and spaces, and trails are necessary and film crews will notify affected residents by letter and signage, according to a City of Penticton press release. Times are estimated and subject to change according to the needs of the film production and activity.

"It's great news for the city, not only is it an economic impact from the film crew but it also escalates the profile of Penticton and features our iconic locations," the City's sport and event project manager Carly Lewis said.

Suitcase Charlie films announced in July the filming of the movie. Producer and director Shel Piercy said at the time the pandemic brought the film industry to a halt, but calls Change of Pace a vision for film and TV as the world tries to determine a new normal in the months ahead.

“This is a homegrown production that taps into the enormous pools of local artistic and technical talent, while showcasing the abundant beauty and charming character of communities like Penticton,” Piercy said.

Here is a list of closures provided by the City of Penticton:

  • Friday, Oct. 9, 7 a.m. to Saturday Oct. 17, 7 p.m. - Penticton Yacht Club – east overflow lot and Penticton Tennis Court parking lots
  • Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. to Saturday Oct. 10 4 p.m. – Skaha Lake Park parking lots (South Beach Dr. and Parkview parking lots).
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. - West end of Skaha Lake Park, including walking paths
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m.- 12 a.m. – parking from 499-587 Vancouver Ave, 60 Cambie St. and Guernsey Ave
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Kiwanis Walking Pier and Rotary Park parking lot
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6-10 p.m. – IGA Parking Lot (1160 Government St.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - KVR Trail - Intermittent closures from Vancouver Place entrance (KM 0) to Cemetery. Full closure from Cemetery to McCulloch Trestle Bridge. Drone usage.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Lakeview Cemetery Parking (Lower Bench Rd). Cemetery remains open for public visitors.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 a.m. to Friday Oct. 16 7 p.m. - Skaha Lake Park parking lots (South Beach Dr., Parkview and west side of main parking lot at 124 Elm Avenue)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 a.m. to Friday Oct. 16 7 p.m. - West end of Skaha Lake Park, including walking paths. Drone usage and some sound effects.

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