The line up of performers for Penticton’s Peach Festival is always outstanding, but when the annual event begins on Aug. 7 this year, the entertainment is going to be reaching some new heights.
Kicking off this year’s edition of the festival will be the RCAF Snowbirds Demonstration Team, returning to Penticton after a three-year absence. The Snowbirds, sponsored by Peters Bros. Paving, will perform over Okanagan Lake on opening night.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Snowbirds to the South Okanagan,” said committee chair Fred Trainor. “Our committee has been working on this for some time now, and thanks to the generous support of Peters Brothers Construction, the Snowbirds will fly again in the summer of 2013.”
The last time the Snowbirds were in town was 2009, when they performed at short show at the event for the second year in a row. At that time, Trainor said the Snowbirds enjoyed their 2008 visit to Penticton that they asked the Peachfest organizers to invite them back.
The 2009 visit ended up being a brief flyby when smoke from forest fires filled the valley, preventing them from doing a full performance.