Run or Walk 7kms at the 2nd Annual Santa Rec Run!
The Santa Rec Run will start at Skaha Lake & end at Okanagan Lake. Finishing with Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Fun Draw Prizes!!
Donation of $15.00 per person with all proceeds going to Local Youth Outdoor Pursuits. Promote a Healthy Lifestyle while contributing to the future of our community.
All participants will receive a Santa hat.
Wear your best Christmas Costume to win some sweet prizes!!
Register online here.
Former owner of Gold Dust Jewllers in Penticton, Paul, will assess your unwanted old gold & silver and pay you cash right on the spot. Proceeds going to the restoration of the S.S Sicamous.
Over 160 displays featuring home building and renovating products. BIGGEST SHOW IN THE OKANAGAN !
Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await you in the second annual Similkameen Winery Christmas Open House Tour which runs on Dec. 7th, 8th and 9th daily from 10-5. In traditional holiday open house style, you can meander through the beautiful Similkameen and visit Cerelia, Clos du Soleil, Eau Vivre, Forbidden Fruit, Orofino, Robin Ridge, Rustic Roots and Seven Stones wineries. Rumour has it that even Santa loves to give (and receive!) amazing, award-winning wines from the Similkameen Valley!
Help us welcome Santa to Penticton at the 16th Annual Santa Clause Parade presented by Royal LePage on Saturday, December 1. Fantastic pre-parade party from 2pm - 4pm with FREE children's' crafts, bouncy castle and music in Nanaimo Square courtesy of Royal LePage. Christmas Tree light up at 4pm and parade begins at 4:30pm sharp from White Ave, north on Main Street then down Front Street. Ho Ho Ho!
This Christmas Craft Show is the Largest in Penticton & area, has the finest crafts in BC, talented new crafters, with lots of wonderful door prizes!
Fabulous gifts galore, music with Simon Funk on his harp, you can buy wonderful holiday decorations and of course SANTA will be there from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Located at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre and where there is lots of FREE parking, and the admission is $4.00. Partial proceeds from previous years have contributed $50, 000 for Cancer Research.
This annual bridge tournament brings hundreds of bridge players together for a five day tournament. Venue: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
The Meadowlark Festival is an annual opportunity to discover, experience and explore the natural beauty and diversity of the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys...During the festival you will have the opportunity to visit areas from Canada's only desert near Osoyoos to sub-apline meadows high above Okanagan Lake. Choose from over 90 events and tours.
The Opening Keynote presentation on THURSDAY, MAY 16th is with Michael Ableman, of The Centre For Arts, Ecology, and Agriculture at Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island. A panel discussion with Cal Meiklejohn, Toni Boot and Bryn White will follow regarding ways to encourage and embrace sustainable land use methods and policies in the Okanagan Similkameen. Tickets are only $10 and are available on-line.
FRIDAY, MAY 17th will be the opening of Terry Isaac's original works at the Penticton Art Gallery – this is a free event and everyone is welcome. Terry's Meadowlark Nature Festival donation of the original, signed painting "On The Fence" will be raffled off during the Celebration Banquet - Saturday, May 18th. Be sure to get your raffle tickets!
SATURDAY MAY 18th from 6pm – 10pm will be host to the Celebration Banquet at the Kaleden Community Hall and will feature a pig roast dinner from Doing it Right Catering; fabulous wine from Burrowing Owl Winery; auction items and a presentation by Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution.
Jennifer Cockrall-King is a Canadian food journalist and author based in Edmonton, Alberta, and Naramata, in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country in the Okanagan Valley. Jennifer’s first book, Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution is about the groundswell of urban agriculture in cities around the world. It examines why there is a reaction to the current global, industrial food system, and how urban agriculture is changing the mood, texture and dinner plates in over a dozen cities in five countries profiled in her book. Jennifer's presentation is a great tie in to the 2013 Festival's theme of Sustainable Land Use – her book profiles Michael Ableman.
Tickets to the Celebration Banquet are available now for only $40 and can be purchased on-line at www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca or in person at the Shatford Centre Wednesday and Saturday 12pm – 2pm when the Meadowlark Nature Festival office is open.
Celebrate the stache! We are stoked to present the Barking Parrots 3rd Annual Cancer Fundraiser Saturday December 1st. Doors open at 6pm and Science Fiction Addiction will be taking the stage at 9pm. Cover is by donation and we are very happy to have donated $3000 to our local Penticton Hospital last year! Lots of prizes and boxers by donation, so join us and suppot an amazing and important cause!
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce presents 2012Business Excellence Awards, "A Prominent Case of Excellence".
The awards recognize businesses and persons in the Penticton & area that have achieved excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives. This popular community event includes the awards ceremony, sit down dinner & silent auction. Reserved tables of 8 available.