If you’re over 55 and you’ve never tried dragon boating, you’ve got a chance to on June 7 and 8 at Give it a try! days. (Western News file photo)

Free try it sports weekend for 55-plus crowd in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

Penticton rec department in partnership with the 55+ BC Games and the RDOS host Give it a Try!

Pickleball, bowling, indoor curling and dragon boating — if you have never tried any of these sports, now is your chance to get to do it for free.

The City of Penticton recreation department, in partnership with the 55+ BC Games and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, is hosting Give it a Try! again this year on June 7 and 8.

Give it a Try! is a free, two-day program where people over 55 are given the chance to sample a variety of different sports related to the 55+ BC Games.

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“After the success of last year’s event, we were more than happy to partner again to host this annual multi-sport event this year,” said recreation co-ordinator Shaun Ironstone. “Being able to provide an opportunity to help improve the health, lifestyle and image of B.C.’s 55+ population through physical and social engagement is very rewarding.”

The free drop-in event is for anyone over the age of 55. Organizers recommend coming early as space is limited per activity. On June 7 pickleball will be offered at the Naramata outdoor courts from 9 a.m. to noon and bowling will be offered at the Similkameen Recreation Centre from 1 to 3 p.m. On June 8 the Penticton Community Centre will host indoor curling and indoor pickleball from 10 a.m. to noon. Okanagan Falls Elementary will have indoor pickleball on June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Those wanting to try dragon boat racing can check it out at Skaha Lake Park from 10 a.m. to noon on June 8.

For more information call 250-490-2575 or email shaun.ironstone@penticton.ca.

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