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Okanagan Falls waterfront (Laryn Gilmour- Black Press Media)

Community feedback sought on potential boundaries for Okanagan Falls municipality

A community survey about the future of the area is available until June 10

 

The Oliver Fire Department conducted several wildfire training exercises on Thursday, May 26. (Photo- Oliver Fire Department Facebook)

Oliver FD prepares for wildfire season with ‘invaluable’ training exercises

Crews worked on wildfire mitigation tactics on Thursday, May 26

 

(Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Penticton to have emergency preparedness workshop for seniors next month

The gathering will happen on June 8 at the Penticton Community Centre

 

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Tourists flock to the South Okanagan for Skaha Bluffs Climbing Festival

The two-day event features rock climbing clinics and competitions

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Roller skating, mountain climbing and dinosaurs at the SOEC headline the final weekend of May

Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)
A group of locals are hoping to launch a tool-lending library in Penticton. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Need a shovel or shears? Penticton to have first-ever ‘Tool Lending Library’

‘Instead of borrowing books, you’re borrowing tools,’ says Stacey Rexin

A group of locals are hoping to launch a tool-lending library in Penticton. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)

2 Penticton organizations get funding boost

PACE and SOICS both are recipients

A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)
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Regional district highlights importance of annual Recreation Month this June

Open-house events in Keremeos and Okanagan Falls are scheduled for June 11 and 16

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Seniors’ Week 2022 will be celebrated at Penticton Art Council’s Leir House on June 11. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council)

Celebrate Seniors’ Day at Penticton’s Leir House

Community invited for a day of arts and culture on June 11

Seniors’ Week 2022 will be celebrated at Penticton Art Council’s Leir House on June 11. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council)
Penticton is planning a GoByBike Week from May 30 to June 3 (Citizen file)

Penticton hosting event filled GoByBike Week

A whole week of celebration stations and rides are planned

Penticton is planning a GoByBike Week from May 30 to June 3 (Citizen file)
The North Valley Gymnastics Society of Vernon, which lost its 31st Street facility to an Oct. 31, 2021 fire, has been given a temporary home at the former Whitevale Elementary School gym beginning July 1. (Contributed)

Vernon School District vaults gymnastics club into new home

Vernon school district offers North Valley Gymnastics former Whitevale Elementary gym to society

The North Valley Gymnastics Society of Vernon, which lost its 31st Street facility to an Oct. 31, 2021 fire, has been given a temporary home at the former Whitevale Elementary School gym beginning July 1. (Contributed)
(Photo: Tyler Harper)

‘Nerves are high’: Stakes raised in Penticton as Grade 12 students make live theatre debuts

Penticton Secondary students will present ‘Mamma Mia’ at Cleland Theatre from June 1 to 3

(Photo: Tyler Harper)
A $5,000 cheque was presented to Summerland’s “Camp Boyle,” after the scout club has struggled with finances since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Left to right: Scouters Graeme Cooper, Robert Ames, Mike Field, Shauna Perkins, Kinsmen, Earl Lawrence, Norm Dishkin, Dirk Ordze, Jim Burnett, Greg flook. In front kneeling are Liam Cooper and Jason Miskiman (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Kinsmen/Penticton Kinsmen Resource Centre Society)

Summerland’s ‘Camp Boyle’ will reopen thanks to donation from Penticton-based group

The scout club was unable to open its door because of ‘financial struggles’

A $5,000 cheque was presented to Summerland’s “Camp Boyle,” after the scout club has struggled with finances since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Left to right: Scouters Graeme Cooper, Robert Ames, Mike Field, Shauna Perkins, Kinsmen, Earl Lawrence, Norm Dishkin, Dirk Ordze, Jim Burnett, Greg flook. In front kneeling are Liam Cooper and Jason Miskiman (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Kinsmen/Penticton Kinsmen Resource Centre Society)
Diana Stirling opened the Cherry on Top Shake Shop for the first time at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon at 1029 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Cherry On Top Shake Shop becomes Penticton’s newest dessert spot

The shop is owned by the former operators of the Penticton Peach

Diana Stirling opened the Cherry on Top Shake Shop for the first time at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon at 1029 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

City of Penticton declares May 24 ‘Vees Day,’ championship parade coming up

The team completed a sweep of the Nanaimo Clippers on May 18 to become BCHL Champions

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
JCI Penticton is hosting its first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Penticton Peach Festival from Aug. 5 to 6. (NEWS file photo)

‘Bump, set, spike’ beach volleyball tournament set for Penticton Peach Festival

JCI Penticton is hosting the first annual tournament from Aug. 5 to 6

JCI Penticton is hosting its first-ever beach volleyball tournament at Penticton Peach Festival from Aug. 5 to 6. (NEWS file photo)
The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Penticton-based Lake City Basketball won the division title at the Spring Showcase Tournament in Coquitlam on May 14 and 15. From left to right: Jasdeep Dhaliwal, Ambrose Colbeck, Liam Reid, Kai Rippy, Jaxson Bartsch. Back row (L>R): Graydon Kulak, Mateo Ducheck, Jonah Colley, Miller Jurcic, Balkaran Lidhar and Russ Reid. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)

Penticton U13 basketball team wins division title on Lower Mainland

The team improved to 7-2 on the season with four straight wins at the Coquitlam spring invitational

Penticton-based Lake City Basketball won the division title at the Spring Showcase Tournament in Coquitlam on May 14 and 15. From left to right: Jasdeep Dhaliwal, Ambrose Colbeck, Liam Reid, Kai Rippy, Jaxson Bartsch. Back row (L>R): Graydon Kulak, Mateo Ducheck, Jonah Colley, Miller Jurcic, Balkaran Lidhar and Russ Reid. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)
The Oliver Fire Department is planning a 100-year birthday celebration on July 9. (Oliver Fire)

100-year birthday bash planned for Oliver Fire Department this summer

Canadian country music group Tanner Olsen Band will headline the festivities

The Oliver Fire Department is planning a 100-year birthday celebration on July 9. (Oliver Fire)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Come out and welcome home the BCHL Champions in Penticton

The Penticton Vees will return home from Nanaimo at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)