Penticton News Staff

Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)

Pickleball tournament in Penticton supports cardiology department

Tournament held July 27 Penticton Seniors Centre on South Main

Four years after Gary Gierlich survived his own heart emergency, he is helping organize a fundraising pickleball tournament on July 27 at the Penticton Seniors Centre. Proceeds will go to the Cardiac Department at Penticton Regional Hospital and the Penticton Pickleball Club. (Submitted Image)
A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in Penticton

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

A poster for the movie “Unplanned” is shown on an exterior wall of Newton’s Hollywood 3 cinema as movie-goers enter the theatre Friday afternoon (July 12). (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night

Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night

From 6 until 7 p.m. you can meet the drivers and get a close up look at the trucks

Monster Truck action returns to the Okanagan for a second night
Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame
Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Rich Adams a.k.a Rich the Vegan is stopping in Penticton on his push-scooter journey from coast to coast, bringing awareness to the dog-meat trade in South Korea. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Granfondo cycles through the South Okanagan and towards 10th anniversary

The ninth year of the cycling competition saw 2820 riders tour the South Okanagan

From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre

Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre

Visit is part of Filomena Tassi’s tour of Canada to hear concerns facing seniors

Minister for Seniors drops into the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen wants to know why you do or don’t volunteer. The survey takes 10 minutes to fill out and will conclude on July 8. (Photo from Unsplash)

CFSOS wants to hear from you on community participation

Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is running a survey on civic participation

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen wants to know why you do or don’t volunteer. The survey takes 10 minutes to fill out and will conclude on July 8. (Photo from Unsplash)
Summerland celebrates new skate park

Summerland celebrates new skate park

A couple hundred people crowded the park for the official opening June 22

Summerland celebrates new skate park
Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption

Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption

The organization hopes to have 30 of their kittens adopted

Video: Okanagan kittens rescued from landfill available for adoption
The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Kidney Walk raises over $22,000

All of the money goes to the Kidney Foundation of Canada for research and treatments

The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Kidney Walk raises over $22,000

All of the money goes to the Kidney Foundation of Canada for research and treatments

The Penticton Kidney Walk raised over $22,000 on Sunday June 2. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held

B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held

No structures in danger at this time

B.C. Wildfire Service has labelled the Carmi wildfire as held
Brian Gay of Antlers Surf stands in what will become the company’s new retail space at the Skaha Marina. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Summerland’s Antlers Surf is bringing more than just local boards to the beaches

The Summerland-based company is moving into the Skaha Marina this summer

Brian Gay of Antlers Surf stands in what will become the company’s new retail space at the Skaha Marina. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Hugh Tarbet (left) and O’Neil Upshaw try out Dpt. Sheriff Jarret Battistella’s handcuffs at Law Day at the Penticton Courthouse on May 24 (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Luke Skywalker makes an appearance in Penticton court

KVR Middle Schoolers get firsthand experience at the Penticton Courthouse

Hugh Tarbet (left) and O’Neil Upshaw try out Dpt. Sheriff Jarret Battistella’s handcuffs at Law Day at the Penticton Courthouse on May 24 (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Bucking bulls return to Okanagan raceway Sunday

Bull Riders Canada returns to the South Okanagan with some of the top riders in Canada

Trent Tupper of Oliver was unable to stay on Vincent Vega the bull. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
South Okanagan runners take top spots in Peach City RunFest

South Okanagan runners take top spots in Peach City RunFest

Both the top male and female half-marathon winners were from Penticton

South Okanagan runners take top spots in Peach City RunFest
Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

“Greyhound may take our jobs but they will never take our friendships,” says former bus driver

Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell
Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina

Skaha Marina has new owners, a new plan, and a new attitude

Video: Boating season launches at Penticton’s Skaha Marina