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Spirit of the season reflected in weekend events

The Penticton Vees partner with Otter Co-op for this year's Teddy Bear Toss, scheduled for Saturday night's game against the Powell River Kings on Dec. 3, 2016.
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December 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - Hockey and holidays are the themes for things to do around Penticton this weekend.

The Penticton Vees host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday, Dec. 2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

It’s spin the wheel night as Save-On-Foods offers a $2 spin for More Rewards points and other prizes. Proceeds go to B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Vees return to the events centre, facing off with the Powell River Kings.

Saturday’s game features this year's Teddy Bear Toss as the Vees partner with Otter Co-op and the Salvation Army.

Bring a stuffed bear to toss on the ice when the Vees score their first goal of the night. The toys will be gathered up and distributed to area families during the holiday season.

Puck drops at 6 p.m.

Prices for both nights are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, children under 18 are free.

Tickets can be purchased at Valley First Box Office at the events centre, online at ValleyFirstTix.com or over the phone at 1-877-763-2849.

• The En’owkin Centre Arts and Crafts Fair takes place at the En'owkin Centre on the Penticton Indian Band on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The indigenous arts and crafts fair provides an ideal opportunity to find some unique Christmas gifts.

• Santa Claus comes to town on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a return of Penticton’s annual Santa Claus parade. Starting on the corner of White Avenue and Main Street at 4 p.m., the parade ends at Front Street at Veterans Way.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will then make their way to Lakeside Resort where children can pay them a visit.

• Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular is a family event featuring holiday songs by a live orchestra and the high-flying adventure and amazing aerialist acts of the Cirque Musica cast.

Tickets are $45, $55, and $75, children under 12 $40 and $50. Doors open at 5 p.m., at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

• Many Hats Theatre Company presents “Death by Design,” a humourous murder mystery running Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at the Many Hats Theatre in the Cannery Trade Centre. Show starts at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for students, available at The Okanagan Tax Guy,1475 Fairview Road or by phone at 250-460-1842.

• The Dream Cafe presents Chase Padgett as the "Nashville Hurricane," the best guitar player you’ve never heard of. Ticket includes your choice of any three dishes from the Autumn light supper menu, with full bar and dessert service available for a separate fee. Tickets are $90.

• Winter markets continue, Saturdays at the Shatford Centre. Vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, baking, preserves and handmade crafts are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• For South Okanagan ski enthusiasts, Baldy Mountain Resort opens Dec. 1, with Apex Mountain Resort expected to open Dec. 10.

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