Penticton and South Okanagan residents pride themselves on having active lifestyles and visitors are welcome to join in the fun.
There is always something going on in Penticton’s sporting world as fun in the sun is the name of the game. Whether you get your kicks on the golf course, soccer pitch or the slo pitch diamond, this summer’s list of events is sure to have something for you.
The South Okanagan Flames Junior B lacrosse team began its season April 29 against the Kamloops Venom. This season the Flames will play their games at Memorial Arena in Penticton. Upcoming home dates are May 28 and 30. In June, games are on the sixth and 26. Games times are 7:30 p.m. For more information check out www.tojll.com.
The Penticton Pinnacles U21 mens team began its 2011 season in early May. The Pinnacles are in the reserve division and provide a highly entertaining brand of soccer in the Pacific Coast Soccer League. It is the Pinnacles 15th year in the league and this year are the hosts for the PCSL championship. For more information on the Pinnacles check www.pentictonsoccerclub.com or www.pcsl.org.
September 9 to 11
The Penticton slo-pitch season-ending Barley Mill Endless Summer Classic Tournament is held after the Labour Day weekend. The tournament, which will take place at several Penticton baseball diamonds, enters its 15th year and draws teams from throughout B.C. competing for prizes. For more information on the invite only tournament contact Tyler Evans at 250-770-8766.
September 10 to 11
Last year teams from as far away as Victoria, Nanaimo and Washinton State made their way to compete in the Raymond James Penticton Dragon Boat Festival, now the Okanagan’s largest dragon boating event, on Skaha Lake. The festival features Survivorship, a team of breast-cancer survivors based in Penticton. As always food vendors will be on hand and there will be a beverage garden. For more information contact Don Mulhall at 250-488-3100 or e-mail email@example.com. Also check out www.pentictondragonboat.com.