Udderly Awesome long weekend coming up

The IPE is happening in Armstrong this weekend.
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KELOWNA – With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 20’s, the September Long Weekend is likely your last chance for summer fun.

The largest agricultural fair in B.C. takes place in Armstrong this weekend. The 116th Interior Provincial Exhibition runs until Sunday with events for the whole family. The theme for this year is “Udderly Awesome: Party til the Cows Come Home” and will feature new vendors, attractions and entertainment.

There’s a Wranger Tour Rodeo, live music and a Kids World as well as agricultural shows, games and rides. Doors open at 10 a.m. daily.

There’s lots to do in Kelowna this weekend as well.

The H20 Adventure and Fitness Centre is hosting a Craft and Swim event Friday at 5 p.m. Kids get to make arts and crafts followed by a swim in the pools. Craft and Swim is open for kids between five- and 10-years-old between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Teens takeover the YMCA in Rutland this Friday between at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Hang out with friends and staff for activities which change every week. There will be Hawaiian luau's, neon nights, karaoke and barbecues.

The YMCA will also be hosting Movie Mania Friday night for kids between eight- and 13-years-old starting at 6 p.m. Aside from the movie, admission gets you popcorn and a chance to swim in the pool.

For adults, Kelowna Mountain Park will hold a group yoga session Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the amphi-theatre. Start the weekend with a Vinyasa flow followed by a hike around the park at a reduced rate. Class is by donation and is cash only.

And finally, nature lovers should visit Mission Creek Park in Kelowna or Hardy Falls Regional Park in Peachland to witness the spawning of Kokanee salmon. The Regional parks Kokanee Spawning Interpretive Program will be held each Saturday and Sunday in September starting at noon. For more information on this and other EECO and Regional Parks programs visit the regional district website.

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To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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