Shriners get their shine on in Okanagan Falls

After months of planning, the stage is set for some classic and not-so-classic cars to take over Kenyon Park.

Local Shriner Jud Thompson

After months of planning, the stage is set for some classic and not-so-classic cars to take over Kenyon Park.

The first ever Lakefront BBQ Show and Shine car show put on by the Penticton Shrine Club #20 will feature old, new and modified rides on Aug. 15 and the proceeds go towards the Shriners Care for Kids transportation program.

“We’re looking forward to it as we have been organizing it for months. We’re proud to be able to provide money to the program that it goes to,” said local Shriner Jud Thompson. “We’re happy the money is going to a worthy cause.”

The funding will pay the travel costs, lodging and other expenses for children who need to be transported to a major centre for medical assistance, at no cost to the family.

The event is free and registration for participants is $20. Cars can register on site and the gates open at 9 a.m.

“Finally it’s going to happen and hopefully we’ll have well over 100 entrants,” Thompson said.

The Show and Shine will host a breakfast and lunch, feature a 50/50 draw and a DJ will be playing music throughout the day. Of course, there will be a bunch of cars to check out too.

“Cars that are older, modified or have work done on them that’s special, customized, there are many different categories,” Thompson said.

Entrants will receive a goodie bag and will be entered in draws throughout the day for prizes, as well there will be a silent auction with more prizes including a helicopter tour.

 

Just Posted

Cyclist in distress prompts Hwy 3A closure

BC Air Ambulance transported the male, believed to be in his 50s, to a nearby hospital

Cannabis Cottage opens its doors in Penticton

The third dispensary in the city opened on Saturday

Penticton Minor Lacrosse Alum returns from Worlds Junior to stay in Canada

Aidan Danby helped Canada to sweep the tournament

Vees sweep up their first preseason win Friday night

The team is off to take on the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday night

Nature Wise: Pushback against resource development projects

Bob Handfield is president of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

Man shot near Coalmont airlifted to hospital

A man was shot near Coalmont B.C. Saturday afternoon. The victim was… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

Renter of torched Okanagan home a British Army veteran, new Canadian

Owen Wilson was just beginning to settle into life in Canada when the blaze occurred

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read