PENTICTON - The biggest Western Canadian Junior “A” championship takes place this weekend through Wednesday, May 3 at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Western Canada Cup action.
BCHL champion Penticton Vees and BCHL runner up Chilliwack Chiefs will participate in a five-team tournament along with champions of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, the Saskatchewan Hockey League and the Manitoba Hockey League. The winning team qualifies for the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ontario.
The 13 game tournament includes a round-robin schedule followed by two semi-final games and a championship game. Tickets can be purchased online at ValleyFirstTix or at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office.
The 91st Annual Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Street Arts Festival is underway until May 3 at various locations in Penticton. More than 1,600 competitive and non-competitive youthful amateur performing arts entries in nine disciplines are hosted over event, which takes place through March, April and May. For more information, see the Kiwanis Music Festival website. Cost for the Highlights Concerts is $10, or four for $25.
The Penticton Farmers Market is back for the season from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the 100 block of Main Street in Penticton.
Saturday, April 29 is the day to test the personal watercraft of your choice as True Outdoors Paddlesports Demo Day takes place at Okanagan Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Test out kayaks, paddle boards and other boats and boards, get information, and take advantage of demo deals on Saturday. There is free parking near Marina Way Beach.
The Penticton Tune-agers host a celebratory choir recognizing Canada’s 150th birthday at the Shatford Centre on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from members of the Tune-Agers at the Shatford Centre office and at the Beanery in Summerland. For more information contact Peggy Nicholson at 250-487-1413.
Take in some mountain biking this weekend as the B.C. Enduro Series West event takes place at the Three Blind Mice Trails, across from the Rusty Parking Lot. The event happens Sunday, April 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Online registration ends at noon April 29. The event is presented by the Penticton and Area Cycling Association. For more informations, check out the Enduro website.
Electric blues performer Arsen Shomakhov entertains at The Dream Cafe Saturday, April 29, starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $33.
Many Hats Theatre Company returns to the stage over the weekend with its new play “Self Help for Dummiez.” Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19 to $22 and are available at the Cannery Stage box office located at 1475 Fairview Rd. in Penticton. For more information, call 250-460-1842
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