Okanagan Falls Legion hosting cross-border celebration

Visitors from across B.C. and Washington state will be in OK Falls this weekend for 60th annual International Gavel Passing

The Okanagan Falls Legion branch 227 will be hosting visitors from around the province and Washington state in an annual show of friendship.

The 60th annual International Gavel Passing will be taking place in OK Falls this weekend, where over 100 Legion members from both B.C. and Washington state will be in attendance for the event.

“It’s our 60th anniversary of the event, so it’s a very special one,” said Okanagan Falls Legion branch 227 president Myrt Niles. “I feel very honoured to be the president of the Legion for this event.”

The gavel passing represents the continued co-operation and friendship between the U.S. and Canada’s veterans.

The weekend-long celebration kicks off on Friday with a 7:30 a.m. golf match at Skaha Meadows Golf Course, and an 8 a.m. continental breakfast at the Okanagan Falls Legion hall. Over the rest of the weekend, there will be nightly entertainment, games, a Halloween-themed walk around on Saturday, and a parade and the gavel passing ceremony on Sunday.