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RV show parks in Penticton this weekend

The third annual BC Interior RV Show begins Friday at noon. Billed as the largest indoor event of its kind in the Interior, there will be displays and seminars in the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre through Sunday afternoon.  - Western News file photo
The third annual BC Interior RV Show begins Friday at noon. Billed as the largest indoor event of its kind in the Interior, there will be displays and seminars in the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre through Sunday afternoon.
— image credit: Western News file photo

This weekend people will have an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in recreational vehicles, and maybe learn a little as well.

The third annual BC Interior RV Show begins at noon Friday with the opening ceremonies at 12:45 p.m. on the main stage at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

The show, which has attracted over 10,000 visitors in each of its first two years, is billed as the largest of its kind in the Interior, covering nine acres or 80,000 square feet of indoor space.

In addition to the convention centre, the South Okanagan Events Centre will be used.

Factory representatives and dealers will show off the newest in RV models and accessories and directors of the society that oversee the exhibition have arranged a variety of seminars by industry experts on a wide range of topics from propane safety to seasonal maintenance tips.

A total of eight RV dealers and over 25 different exhibitors supporting the RV lifestyle have been confirmed.

Back again this year will be Duane and Lynda Pilson. Duane will be speaking on adventures in the north country for those considering a trip to Alaska or the Yukon.

Duane has a varied background in the RV world and has taught a number of different classes related to recreational vehicle use.

Cost for the weekend show is $5 and those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Community Food Bank. The wrist bands can be purchased (cash only) at the door and youth under 15 are free with an adult.

Hours for the show are Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  and Sunday 10 am to 4 p.m.

 

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