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Penticton pub bringing in the summer with outdoor movie nights

Grease, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Bohemian Rhapsody will be featured at the Barley Mill in July

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Andy Warhol's Diamond Dust Marilyn is among the items available at the 45th annual fundraising auction at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Photo- Penticton Art Gallery)

Penticton Art Gallery ‘back on track’ after raising over $45k at recent auction

The gallery opened its door for an in-person event for the first time since 2019

Andy Warhol's Diamond Dust Marilyn is among the items available at the 45th annual fundraising auction at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Photo- Penticton Art Gallery)
The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Osoyoos couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Western Canada’s premier car show, a trip back in time and an annual art auction all coming up

This baby blue Corvette convertible was one of the more popular of the 800-plus vehicles on display at a past Peach City Beach Cruise in 2018. (Western News file)
Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)

Tennis lessons for addiction recovery clients in Penticton all summer long

The city’s tennis club is providing lessons to Discovery House clients every Wednesday

Clients at Penticton’s Discovery House took part in an annual tennis clinic on June 22, courtesy of the city’s tennis club. (Submitted)
The Beyond Words group and members of Penticton council were on hand to celebrate the opening of the publically located Little Library next to City Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton welcomes first Little Free Library on public land

The take-a-book-leave-a-book library at City Hall was spearheaded by retired local educators

The Beyond Words group and members of Penticton council were on hand to celebrate the opening of the publically located Little Library next to City Hall. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)
Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)

Dream comes true for local hero as Penticton’s Memorial Bench becomes reality

Gord Portman presented an $8,000 cheque to city council for lakefront bench construction

Gord Portman presents Penticton mayor John Vassilaki with a cheque for $8,030 at the conclusion of Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Submitted)
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Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

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”Picnic-ton” pop-up event on Penticton’s 500-block of Main Street on Saturday, June 18. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Time for a picnic in downtown Penticton Saturday afternoon

The city’s second annual pop-up event ran from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the 500 block of Main Street

”Picnic-ton” pop-up event on Penticton’s 500-block of Main Street on Saturday, June 18. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
After a several-year hiatus, the annual observance of the summer solstice is coming back to Penticton. (Photo- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-Okanagan Centre)

Annual observance of summer solstice coming to Penticton’s Munson Mountain

Community invited to gather and watch the solstice with astronomer Chris Purton

After a several-year hiatus, the annual observance of the summer solstice is coming back to Penticton. (Photo- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-Okanagan Centre)
The Penticton Speedway is hosting its King of the Hill Race on Saturday, June 18. (Western News file photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the South Okanagan

High-intensity racing at the speedway and an annual Father’s Day party headline the weekend

The Penticton Speedway is hosting its King of the Hill Race on Saturday, June 18. (Western News file photo)
The Oliver Fire Department will be making special magnets available for purchase at its historic 100-year birthday party on July 9. (Photo- Oliver Fire Department Facebook)

‘Strap on your dancing shoes’ for Oliver Fire Department’s 100th birthday party

Community invited for BBQ and live fire demo before the main event at night

The Oliver Fire Department will be making special magnets available for purchase at its historic 100-year birthday party on July 9. (Photo- Oliver Fire Department Facebook)
Courtesy of the Specialty Vehicle Association of BC, an Okanagan-wide car rally appeared at Penticton’s Trinity Care Centre on June 10. (Photo- Andrea Naylor)

Vintage drive-by parade returns to South Okanagan

The rally stopped by 10 senior facilities from Summerland to Osoyoos on June 10

Courtesy of the Specialty Vehicle Association of BC, an Okanagan-wide car rally appeared at Penticton’s Trinity Care Centre on June 10. (Photo- Andrea Naylor)
Jerome Abraham in the dunk tank during the annual Discovery House Father’s Day festivities at Skaha Lake Park. The fundraiser helps raise awareness of the work done at the house and break down the stigma associated with addiction. (File photo)

Discovery House hosts family fun on Father’s Day in Penticton

The addictions recovery centre is hosting the free event at Skaha Lake Park on June 19

Jerome Abraham in the dunk tank during the annual Discovery House Father’s Day festivities at Skaha Lake Park. The fundraiser helps raise awareness of the work done at the house and break down the stigma associated with addiction. (File photo)
Kids who visit the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre recently learned all about gardening thanks to an annual stop by Scott Austin from GardenWorks Penticton. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)

Kids spend day in the garden at Penticton OSNS Child Development Centre

‘Children who are introduced to gardening at an early age can reap the benefits for a lifetime’

Kids who visit the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre recently learned all about gardening thanks to an annual stop by Scott Austin from GardenWorks Penticton. (Photo- OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre)
Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Golf and Country Club celebrates 100th anniversary

The club was formed after the Kettle Valley Railway suggested it would attract more tourists

Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Okanagan dragon boat racers return to Penticton for first race of 2022

The 13th annual Okanagan Super Sprints and 5th Senior Sprints took place from June 10 to 11

Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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