Penticton Vees player Luc Wilson lifts the BCHL championship on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees player Luc Wilson lifts the BCHL championship on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive set to welcome community for Vees’ championship parade

The celebration is in recognition of the team winning the 2022 Fred Page Cup

It’s officially Vees Day in Penticton and the city is anticipating its downtown core to be full of people starting at 4 p.m.

In recognition of the team claiming the Fred Page Cup in this year’s BCHL Finals, the city is hosting a championship celebration party on Lakeshore Drive and at Rotary Park.

“The Vees, once again, have made us all so proud of what they’ve accomplished,” acting mayor Judy Sentes said last week.

Transit fees will be waived all day long in Penticton, with on-street parking downtown also available for drivers at no charge.

Parking will not be allowed, however, on Lakeshore Drive between Riverside Drive and Martin Street until the parade concludes at around 4:30 p.m.

The team is expected to ride along Lakeshore going east until they hit Rotary Park. A free community barbecue at the park will follow shortly after.

Lakeshore Drive, between Riverside Drive and Martin Street, will be closed to all traffic beginning at 3 p.m.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., with the celebration at Rotary Park set to conclude at around 6 p.m.

READ MORE: City of Penticton declares May 24 ‘Vees Day


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