Plenty of action planned for festival

Summerland Action Festival to feature entertainment for family including 72-team slo-pitch tournament

  • Jun. 5, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Black Press

The 33rd annual Summerland Action Festival this weekend will feature plenty of excitement and entertainment for the whole family.

The annual festival, a celebration of sport, will include a 72-team slo-pitch tournament, the Giant’s Head Run, Man of Steel triathlon, a parade and live entertainment in Memorial Park.

Pat Bell, president of the Action Festival committee, said the ball tournament continues to bring in teams from the region as well as some from elsewhere in the province.

“A lot of the teams have been playing in it for years,” he said.

The tournament begins on Friday evening and continues through the weekend.

The Man of Steel triathlon will take place throughout the day with cycling around Giant’s Head Mountain, a swim at the Aquatic Centre and a run.

Individual, team and family events are available.

The Giant’s Head Run on Saturday at 6 p.m. offers a 5.4-kilometre course and a 10-kilometre course. Registration is at the recreation office, 13205 Kelly Ave. or online at runningroom.ca.

A midway from West Coast Amusements will be bigger than last year’s midway. It will be set up on a portion of Kelly Avenue.

The festival also features plenty of entertainment throughout the weekend.

Performers range from children’s entertainers, African drummers, classic rock, jazz and tribute artists.

On Friday evening, Totally Tom Petty hosts Women of Rock will feature tributes to Tom Petty, Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde.