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Meet Snowbirds and SkyHawks parachute team ahead of Peach Fest shows

Public invited to meet-and-greet at Penticton Airport from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday
Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks will be at the Penticton Airport tarmac for a meet-and-greet with the public Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CF Snowbirds Facebook)

Get up close with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and SkyHawks are hosting a meet-and-greet at YYF Penticton Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10-11 a.m.

This is an opportunity to get up close to one of the Snowbirds’ Tutor aircraft and to speak with a pilot and the SkyHawks parachute team. The Air Cadets will also be on-site, ushering people in groups to view the aircraft. The public will be invited to take photos and request autographs.

This will be set up at the north end of the tower, within a cordoned off area of the tarmac.

The Snowbirds and SkyHawks will also be at Okanagan Lake Park later in the day, from 2-3 p.m., signing autographs.

The SkyHawks perform at 5 p.m. above Okanagan Lake and the Snowbirds will take to the skies at 6 p.m. for their Peach Festival performance.

IMPORTANT: A section of the lake will be closed to all boats, including kayaks, paddleboards and people on floaties, during the event. If anyone is spotted on the lake, the aerobatic show will not proceed.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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