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Wrap up April with some exciting events this weekend

Every Sunday, The Amplified Collective will be hosting Hike in Yoga, a three hour event where participants combine hiking and yoga.
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KELOWNA - As April comes to an end this weekend, a number of local events will help you wrap up the month.

The first B.C. Bacon and Cider festival is this Friday, April 28 at the Laurel Packinghouse.

Craft ciders from across the province will be paired with bacon-inspired dishes, prepared and served by culinary students from Okanagan College. The event is a kick-off to B.C. Cider Week, which takes place across the province from April 29 until May 7.

If you’re in the mood for some laughs, Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge is hosting two up-and-coming comedians Friday night. Vancouver Yuk-Off Finalist Levi McCachen and B.C. Funniest Female 2014 finalist Amber Harper-Young will both be performing at the comedy club.

For those looking for more family geared events, Arion Therapeutic Farm is hosting an event on Saturday morning where you can learn to make stuffed animals using real animal hair. At the cost of $5, you can sew and stuff your own stuffed animal using real sheep wool. The hour long event starts at 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday is the 22nd Kelowna Yacht Club Boat Show. One of the largest boat shows in the country, this years’ event will have over 150 boats on display, as well as 50 exhibitors. The show will start at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Soup lovers can look forward to Saturday evening, as a fundraising event showcasing soup will take place at Okanagan College. For $20, you can try soup made by a variety of local chef’s at the Soup's On! event. Half the proceeds from the event will go towards the Central Okanagan Food Bank, while the other half goes to the creator of the event, non-profit student run group, Enactus Okanagan College.

If you’re looking to sweat out some toxins by Sunday, The Amplified Collective is combining hiking and yoga for an full body and mind workout every Sunday. This week the group is meeting for Hike In Yoga at 8:50 a.m. for a hike in Myra Canyon. Once at the halfway point of the hike, there will be an all level yoga class. The three hour excursion will only set you back $5.

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