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The Nk’Mip fire east of Osoyoos caused hundreds of evacuations with many of them seeking support with the Penticton Emergency Support Services. (File photo)

Osoyoos Fire Rescue bracing for potential early wildfire season

The department reported a slower start to 2022 than last year

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)

Okanagan orchestra salutes Beethoven

Final show of Okanagan Symphony season pays tribute to one of the masters of classical music

You are never too young or too old to try roller skating. The next pop up roller skating night in Penticton takes place as a tailgate party at the new outdoor skating rink on Martin Street, Friday May 6. (PRS Facebook)

Tailgate roller skating party at Penticton’s new outdoor rink

Roller skate on the new rink, under the lights on Friday, May 6

Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Penticton’s Sudbury Beach performs in an earlier round of Fresh BC Talent Quest’s teen band contest. The winners of the contest get to play on stage at Penticton Peach Festival in August, but time is running out—the deadline to register for the competition is May 31. (Brennan Phillips – Western News)

Talent contest looking to discover Penticton’s best, new talent

Top finishers from Fresh BC Talent’s contest will earn the right to perform at Peachfest

Penticton’s Sudbury Beach performs in an earlier round of Fresh BC Talent Quest’s teen band contest. The winners of the contest get to play on stage at Penticton Peach Festival in August, but time is running out—the deadline to register for the competition is May 31. (Brennan Phillips – Western News)
When nature turns the lights down, they’ll start the show around 8 p.m. and you’ll have the chance to watch several inspiring films about paddling to inspire you for the upcoming paddling season. (Submitted)

Watch the 2022 Paddling Film Fest on the shores of Okanagan Lake

Bring a blanket and head to Marina Park on May 6 to enjoy this outdoor film fest for a cause

When nature turns the lights down, they’ll start the show around 8 p.m. and you’ll have the chance to watch several inspiring films about paddling to inspire you for the upcoming paddling season. (Submitted)
The Western Rattler 300 at the Penticton Speedway will open the 2022 Canadian racing season this Friday, April 29. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

‘World-class drivers’ flock to Penticton Speedway for opening of 2022 Canadian racing season

The Western Rattler 300 will run at the Penticton Speedway April 29 and 30

The Western Rattler 300 at the Penticton Speedway will open the 2022 Canadian racing season this Friday, April 29. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Vintage Market returns to Summerland Saturday, April 30 10 to 3 p.m. at 10912 Quinpool Road. (Submitted)

Vintage Market is back in Summerland Saturday, April 30

With even more treasures, this Saturday’s market will raise funds for Penticton’s Alley Cats Alliance

Vintage Market returns to Summerland Saturday, April 30 10 to 3 p.m. at 10912 Quinpool Road. (Submitted)
Penticton Secondary School students will unveil its musical production for this year at the Cleland Theatre from June 1 to 3 — their version of the famed-musical Mamma Mia. (Photo: Tyler Harper)

Penticton Secondary students to perform ‘Mamma Mia’ at Cleland Theatre

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the school’s accounting office

Penticton Secondary School students will unveil its musical production for this year at the Cleland Theatre from June 1 to 3 — their version of the famed-musical Mamma Mia. (Photo: Tyler Harper)
It was a perfect day for the Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver Saturday, April 23. (Facebook)

Photos: Glass half full kind of day at Half Corked Marathon in Oliver

A couple hundred crazy costumed runners tasted their way through Oliver’s vineyards Saturday

It was a perfect day for the Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver Saturday, April 23. (Facebook)
Vancouver-based blues-rock band Mud Bay is returning to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on May 14 for the first time since 2018. (Photo: R.d Cane)
Vancouver-based blues-rock band Mud Bay is returning to Penticton’s Dream Cafe on May 14 for the first time since 2018. (Photo: R.d Cane)
Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver takes place this Saturday, April 23. (File photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in South Okanagan

ZZ Top, Half Corked Marathon, wildfire training, roller skating and concerts

Half Corked Marathon through the vines of Oliver takes place this Saturday, April 23. (File photo)
HOROJO Trio, the winners of the 2020 International Blues Challenge, will be in Penticton on Tuesday night, April 19, to promote the recent release of their debut album. (Photo: Screenshot- HOROJO Trio, As Hard As I Can)

Ottawa-based rockers bring international accolades to Penticton stage

Limited tickets are available for HOROJO Trio’s album-launch party at the Dream Cafe

HOROJO Trio, the winners of the 2020 International Blues Challenge, will be in Penticton on Tuesday night, April 19, to promote the recent release of their debut album. (Photo: Screenshot- HOROJO Trio, As Hard As I Can)
These are actual bunnies pictured in the vines at Township 7 which is hosting an adult egg hunt Sunday. (Township 7)

Penticton winery puts on Easter egg hunt for adults

Search for corks and eggs through the vines at Township 7

These are actual bunnies pictured in the vines at Township 7 which is hosting an adult egg hunt Sunday. (Township 7)
Blues Hall of Fame artist Michael Charles is set to perform in Penticton at the Dream Cafe on May 7. (Michael Charles - Submitted)
Blues Hall of Fame artist Michael Charles is set to perform in Penticton at the Dream Cafe on May 7. (Michael Charles - Submitted)
An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.

B.C. musician to honour Elton John and Billy Joel in Oliver this June

Tribute show on June 12 will include songs from both musicians

An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.
Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Three Days Grace returns to Penticton in November

The band’s Outsider Tour stopped at the SOEC in 2018

Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)

Ringo Starr is coming to Penticton

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play the SOEC on Oct. 9

Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)
The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

PHOTOS: Magic and dance take over SOEC as Celtic Illusion arrives in Penticton

The act is celebrating its 10th anniversary as part of the 2022 Reimagined Tour

The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
OK, DOPE stand-up comedians Dan Duvall (left) and Nash Park will be at Marten Brewing Co. Sunday, April 17. (OK, Dope photo)

Dope duo brings comedy acts to Okanagan

OK, Dope tour stops in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

OK, DOPE stand-up comedians Dan Duvall (left) and Nash Park will be at Marten Brewing Co. Sunday, April 17. (OK, Dope photo)