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Support is the name of the game in Vernon

May 07, 2019 - 5:34 PM

VERNON - An Amazing Race-type fundraiser is coming to Vernon’s Kin Beach this Saturday.

The Venture Adventure promises to be the Vernon edition of the popular reality TV show.

The race is a fundraiser for Venture Training’s Cycle Cycle program. The program retrieves discarded bicycles from around town. Venture Training holds them for 90 days then repairs them to sell with profits going back into Venture Training.

During Venture Adventure, registered teams will progress from station to station where they will need to successfully complete a task before proceeding to the next station. The challenges will be as varied as the sponsors that design them. Teams may have to solve a puzzle, play a game or test their strength.

World-class cyclist Leah Goldstein from Vernon has paired up with Venture Training and will be in attendance Saturday, May 11.

The 30 Venture Adventure teams are encouraged to pick a fun or corny, but clean, team name and dress to their theme. Whether your team is in the fit or the fun division, you will have the chance to win some awesome prizes. Cost is $100 per team.

Once all the stations are completed, teams can head over to the Marten Brewing Beer Gardens to enjoy some great music, food and refreshments. The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Sign up here at

Mental Health Week May 6 to 12

A healthy mind is our strength, but it can be our biggest challenge.

Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon executive director Julia Payson says the local branch will join those across Canada to acknowledge Mental Health Week May 6 to 12 and raise awareness about mental health in our communities.

The community is invited to participate in a block party and barbecue Thursday, May 9 at the Polson Park Band Shell from noon until 2 p.m. There will be music by 6 Shades of Grey and a barbecue for only $2.50 per person.
Later this week, Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., CMHA Vernon will be presenting Mixing it Up for Mental Health.

This mix and mingle event at Durali Villa on Old Kamloops Road will include local entertainment by Tanya Lipscomb, appetizers and refreshments. A silent auction will be available to bid on beautiful items. Proceeds go toward supporting local youth mental health programs.

In celebration of CMHA Vernon’s 60th anniversary, the theme for the evening is diamonds, so come ready to sparkle and shine.

Visit the CMHA website here for more information.

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