Summerland holds 36th annual Action Festival

Weekend events included sports, fitness, entertainment and more

The 36th annual Summerland Action Festival was a celebration of sport, fitness and activity.

The festival was held June 1 to 3 in Summerland and featured live entertainment and activities in Memorial Park, a 72-team slo-pitch tournament, a parade, the Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon on Saturday and more.

The festival has been held each year since 1982.

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PITCHING Todd Bessette of the Try Athletes pitches during a slo-pitch game at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. The ball tournament drew at least 72 teams.

GRILLING Russ Macpherson prepares hamburgers and hot dogs.

FACE PAINTING Georgia Walker, three years old, sits still as Bree Young paints her face during the festival. The face painting booth was set up by Summerland Baptist Church.

CLASSIC SONGS Members of Bad Moon Riders, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, provided musical entertainment on Friday evening. Bands and performers entertained crowds in Memorial Park during the entire weekend.

IN THE PARK Thousands of festival goers were in Memorial Park to enjoy the musical entertainment during the three days of the festival.

THE MUSIC OF PAUL RODGERS Shooting Star performed a tribute to the music of Paul Rodgers and Bad Company on Friday evening.

PARADE FLOAT The Summerland Fall Fair had a float in the Action Festival Parade on Saturday morning. The fall fair will return to the community after a three-year hiatus.

ON THE BALL James Johnston, nine years old, prepares to kick the ball at one of the children’s activity stations in Memorial Park.

PHOTOS BY JOHN ARENDT VENDORS A variety of vendors were set up at the edge of Memorial Park during the festival.

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