New event for Peach Festival

A new Peach Festival event on August 8 promises to be fun for both participants and spectators.

A new Peach Festival event on August 8 promises to be fun for both participants and spectators.

The Steamfest Regatta is scheduled on Okanagan Lake, near the SS Sicamous.

The regatta gets under way on Saturday afternoon after the Peters Bros. Grand Parade. The events include canoe, kayak and SUP racing at 2 p.m. ($25 entry fee includes t-shirt); Kids Fun Kayak Race at 2:30 p.m. ($15 entry fee includes t-shirt); War Canoe racing at 3 p.m. ($20 per person entry fee includes t-shirt); and a barbecue and Ogopogo Cup at 4 p.m.

Regatta spokesperson Lyndie Hill said the War Canoe races will be the highlight of the day and proceeds from the races will go towards the restoration of four of Penticton’s original war canoes.

For further information, contact Hoodoo Adventures.

The 68th annual Peach Festival is scheduled August. 5-9. For further information, go to peachfest.com.