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Things to do in Penticton this Family Day weekend

What better way to spend the weekend after Valentine's Day than enjoying an event at a local winery, such as this sparkling wines and small bites event at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery north of Summerland.
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February 15, 2019 - 2:08 PM

PENTICTON - Looking for something to do this Family Day long weekend? There are all kinds of activities happening, including local wineries that are extending the Valentine's Day theme into the weekend.

Take in a casual afternoon of wine tasting and valley views in the South Okanagan at the See Ya Later Ranch near Okanagan Falls this weekend. Enjoy a bowl of winter stew paired with See Ya Later’s Rover wine. It’s a family affair, kids and dogs are welcome. Donations are accepted for See Ya Later’s B.C. Heritage project, Major Fraser’s Barn.

Experience an afternoon of wine pairings with a chocolate or cheese Fondue for Two at Jackson Triggs & Inniskillin Winery in Oliver. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per couple.

The Four Chiefs Wine & Food Pairing event continues at Nk’Mip Cellars,1400 Rancher Creek Road in Osoyoos, Saturday and Sunday starting at noon each day. The cost is $15.

A wine and cheese pairing seminar is happening Saturday and Monday starting at noon at the Great Estates Okanagan Wine Experience Centre at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre. Discover wine secrets for creating perfect pairing for white, red, and dessert wines and find out which wines work best with cheese. The cost is $25. There’s also a wine and chocolate pairing seminar at the wine experience centre, same times and location. Experience five wines paired with local vegan chocolates handcrafted by Maison Multi.

Enjoy a flight of six Black Sage wines along with artisan cheese and a charcuterie board at the Black Sage vineyard tasting gallery experience. The event takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 2 p.m at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, 17403 Highway 97 north in Summerland.

Steller’s Jay bubbles ’n bites presents five sparkling wines paired with small bites, in a harvest style setting in the Steller’s Jay Sparkling Wine Cave. The event takes place Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. Cost is $30.

Local designer Vaelei Walkden-Brown takes a holistic, collaborative and intuitive approach to her art and design shop located in the Cannery Trade Centre. She’s hosting a macrame wall hanging workshop today, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Little Lei Art and Design in the Cannery Trades Centre. The workshop is an introduction to three basic macrame knots through which an almost limitless number of creations can be made.

The Osoyoos Desert Society Winter Program hosts the documentary “Bird Brain” at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos. The showing takes place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in a presentation that reveals some astonishing tests of avian aptitude. Following the film, Terry Tellier and the South Okanagan Hummingbird banding team talks about the work they do trapping and banding hummingbirds. Admission is by donation.

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Joie de Vivre, music with a French flair at the Cleland Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Local musicians bring their compositions to life as the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra in a side-by-side performance. The cost is $21.25 to $50.75.

The City of Penticton and Spectra at the South Okanagan Events Centre will host their third annual Family Day event on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to the events centre and the Penticton Community Centre for a skate with the Penticton Vees, and an all-day toonie swim, barbecue, hot chocolate and coffee, and a chance to meet the Vees new mascot Harvee. For more information, call the Penticton Community Centre at:250-490-2426, or visit the event on Facebook on the City of Penticton’s Facebook page.

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