KELOWNA - Although activity on the lake is not recommended this weekend, there are many other events around Kelowna that will keep you occupied.
To kick off your Friday, the snc?wips Heritage Museum and Westbank First Nation are hosting their 27 annual síya? celebration. Students will be performing traditional dancing, drumming and singing in honour of the land, resources and the end of their school year. Vendors selling local art, craft and jewelry will also be at the event. The celebration is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, June 2, at the Pine Stadium in West Kelowna.
Get out your baseball hat and get ready to have a good time, as the Kelowna Falcons Baseball team start their 17th season on tonight. The Falcons will be playing the Port Angeles Lefties at Elks Stadium. The game begins at 6:35 p.m. and is free of charge.
The annual Fiddle Fest is this weekend, starting with a concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Rutland Centennial Hall. The Saturday consists of workshops from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a fiddle contest starting at 1:15 p.m. Ending off the two day fiddling event will be a barn dance at 7 p.m. and an old time dance at 8 p.m.
Saturday is a day to be active.
The second annual Hungry Hungry Half marathon starts on Saturday morning. The walk or run, has five kilometre, 10 km and 21.1 km routes taking participants along Kelowna’s waterfront and through the rails and trails system. To sweeten the deal, there will be a special surprise at the finish line. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. with all proceeds going towards the Kelowna Community Food Bank.
If you’re wanting to mix in some wine with your exercise, the next event is the one for you. High Vibes Bootcamps is holding a Slay then Rosé event at The Vibrant Vine winery in Kelowna. For $25, two fitness coaches will run you through an hour bootcamp, and at the end you’ll be rewarded with a glass of rosé and a light brunch catered through Urban Fare. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m.
Big White Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help clean up the mountain and get it ready for the summer season. In exchange for cleaning up garbage and debris, volunteers will be rewarded with a complimentary BBQ on the day of, and a chairlift day ticket for the summer opening weekend. The cleanup starts at 9 a.m.
Sweat out any Saturday night toxins at the second North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run. With 5 km, 10 km and 21 km running options, runners will make their way through the trail network at Myra-Bellevue provincial park. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
If walking is more your style, walk for a good cause. The Walk to Fight Arthritis starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Registration is $25.
Covering all fitness basis, the Kelowna General Hospital’s eleventh annual Bike and Braai starts at 9 a.m. Sunday at Strathcona Park. Choose to bike 40 km, 60 km or 70 km all around Kelowna, with a wine tasting pit-stop near the end of the ride what more motivation could you ask for? The ride will end with a BBQ on the lake.
Finally, if you are a white wine fan, you’ll want to spend your Sunday afternoon in West Kelowna. The fifth annual Sip into Summer event will be held Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The self guided, open house style event features 13 participating wineries, all along the Westside Wine Trail. The event also includes a blind white tasting challenge, where bottles will be disguised and the taster is challenged to identify the grape varietal, vineyard location and alcohol level of the wine.
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