Find out what’s hidden in plain sight in downtown Penticton

Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Antique Mall’s window front is a treasure trove of nostalgic finds. Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)The Antique Mall’s window front is a treasure trove of nostalgic finds. Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Gift cards will be hidden in window fronts throughout the summer with clues posted on the Downtown Penticton Association’s social channels. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Window shopping in downtown Penticton could earn you free gift cards.

The Downtown Penticton Association (DPA) will be hiding numerous gift cards in store windows throughout the summer.

The contest, called Hidden in Plain Sight, starts today, July 7.

Each week, they will post a clue about what block it will be in on their social media channels. Your job is to look in storefront windows to locate the Hidden in Plain Sight prizes.

“Our businesses take a lot of care designing their window fronts so the concept behind our contest is to get people looking at their window displays,” said Lynn Allin, DPA executive director.

“There are some pretty amazing displays to see or even little things you might have just walked by and not noticed like Halo, the cat, that hangs out on his perch in the window of Game Cave,” she said.

A sign of summer is the possibility of events downtown, said Allin.

The DPA is also looking into the possibility of hosting some fun street events this summer now that many of the COVID-19 restrictions have lifted.

Organizers are looking into whether they can host their popular Saturday Market but they are seeking further information from Interior Health on provincial events and gathering orders.

The Penticton Farmers’ Market has been operating in the 100 and 200 block of Main Street throughout the pandemic but with limited numbers of visitors allowed. Last Saturday was the first farmers’ market where there weren’t restrictions, they announced on their Facebook page.

Without having to limit how many people visit, there will no longer be line-ups to get in.

READ MORE: Events could be coming to Penticton this summer

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