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Who knows what will be cooked up at this year's Iron Chef competition once the secret ingredient is revealed...
September 20, 2013 - 5:04 PM

VERNON - Attention gourmands, art connoisseurs, and budding architects!

Vernon has the events for you this weekend, from the Iron Chef competition to a KEVA building block challenge at the Okanagan Science Centre, and just about everything in between. With the weather looking rainy and with a risk of thundershowers Saturday afternoon, it’s a good thing there are plenty of indoor activities on the menu.

Turtle Mountain Winery will be filled with delicious aromas this Sunday as the third annual Iron Chef Competition gets underway at 2 p.m.  Watch the talented teams from The Italian Kitchen Company and Gumtree Catering carve, swirl and sizzle right before your eyes. The secret ingredient will be unveiled only moments before the chefs begin to heat the pans. Watch on the big screens and hear the chefs as they work their magic. Tickets are $50 and will be available at the Bean Scene Downtown Vernon, The Italian Kitchen Restaurant and the UPS Store on 30th Avenue. Or buy them online at http://www.momsmakingithappen.ca/iron-chef. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

On Saturday and Sunday, the fourth annual Lake2Lake ride for Rwanda will welcome cyclists on a 220 km trek from Kalamalka Park to Shuswap Lake and back. Funds raised by cycling will be used to improve education for children in Rwanda.

To Celebrate 35 years the Vernon BMX Club will be hosting a BMX Extravaganza Party with kids activities, Retro BMX Race and a Silent Auction this Saturday. The concession will be open with hotdogs and hamburgers. Stop in and watch the best BMX Racers challenge each other on the well groomed track in the heart of Vernon.

The Caetani house is hosting a cultural affair on Saturday. Stop by with the family, and take in spectacular works produced by local artisans. Sit in the garden as you sip a cappuccino or relax on the patio while you watch renowned artists Michelle Loughery and Ryan Robson battle it out in a live-action Competitive Paint Off. Take a tour with actress Christine Pilgrim, who will be sharing the infamous stories and secrets that surround the Caetani house and family. The Caetani Centre invites you to travel the Open Studio Art Trail, happening between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A printed map will be handed out on the grounds, or will also be available though their website: www.caetaniculturalcentre.org.

The Okanagan Science Centre is calling all aspiring architects and designers for a day of engineering, art, and fun. Staff scientists will host KEVA games, challenges, and build-offs for all ages on Saturday September 21, and will attempt ceiling-scraping towers with the help of a scissor lift. Be there at 1 p.m. to witness a ceremonial tower-toppling with special guests from MQN Architects. From 1- 2 p.m., build alongside these professional architects, and enter to win a free private KEVA party for your friends and family.

Celebrate the first day of fall with food, friendship and fun on Sunday at the third annual Roots ‘n Brews festival. Enjoy a local three course harvest dinner, live music and dancing. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Food Action Society, supporting local food programs and initiatives. Tickets Available at the Bean Scene. Roots 'n Brews will take place at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

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