Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location
6/27/31

Vernon Stroke Recovery Association Branch

Vernon Stroke Recovery Association Branch meets every second, third and fourth Thursday of the month, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, in the main hall at 5101 – 25th Avenue.  There will be exercise, information, memory games and speech therapy.  Contact: Chantelle 250-864-2515 for more information.

INFO 9:30am - 12:30pm, 5101 – 25 Avenue, Vernon
5/219/3

Saturday Avenue Market

SHOP! EAT! EXPLORE! Downtown Vernon is home to unique retail shops, outstanding cuisine, and full of historic charm. Visit Downtown Vernon on Saturdays starting May 21, 2016 for the Saturday Avenue Market where sidewalks will be lined with everything from fashions to food. Make sure to visit Cenotaph Park for the community market taking place from 10:00am until 2:00pm with farm vendors, artisans, and entertainment. The community market runs through to September 3, 2016. 

INFO 10am - 2pm, Cenotaph Park, Vernon
6/219/13

Back in Time Tours: Mackie Lake House

Back In Time Tours: Tuesdays June 21 to September 13 at 11:00 a.m.  Tour this exquisitely crafted 1910 home which is and exception example of grand house architecture in BC's Interieor. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here. Tickets are $12 per person and are available at www.ticketseller.ca

INFO 11am, Mackie House
6/239/15

Tea with Grace

Tea with Grace: Thursdays, June 23rd to September 15th, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Capturing the essence of days gone by, Tea is serve3d using fine china on the verandah overlooking the serene gardens and lake. This three course tea will begin with dainty finger sandwiches followed by light scones served with Devonshire cream and seasonal fruits or jams, and finished off with a delicate dessert. Purchase tickets in advance (by Tuesday night) at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 10am or 2pm, Mackie House
6/308/28

Starfish Pack Program

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the Starfish Pack Program with the Kalamalka Rotary club and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

Imagine your child not eating for two days.  This is the reality facing some children in today’s schools. Most children who use breakfast programs are still in need of meals when they aren’t attending school, that’s why the Starfish Pack Program was created. To help these children get enough food, even when they’re not to school.

To get involved or donate to the Starfish Pack Program or visit StarfishPack.com 

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
7/29/4

Floating for a Cause

Sun FM is teaming with Bannister Honda and Papa Murphy’s to Float for a Cause this summer! On select dates, you’ll find us on the Floating for a Cause pontoon boat, serving Papa Murphy’s pizza by donation.  Proceeds for July will be donated to the Upper Room Mission in July and in August to the Women’s Transition House.

Here's when we'll be on the water!

July 2 & 3

July 12 – 2-6pm – Sun FM Live Broadcast

July 16

July 24 - Okanagan Lake

July 31

Aug 5 - 2-6pm – Sun FM Live Broadcast

Aug 13 & 14

Aug 21

Aug 28

Sept 4

INFO 10-4pm, Kal Lake / Okanagan Lake
7/68/24

Jammin in Justice

Jammin’ in Justice takes place every Wednesday afternoon July 6th – August 24th, providing entertainment during lunchtime from 12-1:30pm. Kick back and relax with a takeout or picnic lunch, and listen to some fun and funky music in Justice Park. A beautiful setting on the end of 30th Avenue for an afternoon outing for residents and visitors alike.

2016 Schedule

Wednesday July 6th - Michael Painchaud
Wednesday July 13th - Tanya Lipscomb
Wednesday July 20th - Sophia Mae
Wednesday July 27th - Chipko Jones

Wednesday Aug 3rd - Steel Wound
Wednesday Aug 10th - Mat Duffus
Wednesday Aug 17th - Lowell Friesen
Wednesday Aug 24th - Marv Machura Band

INFO 12-1:30pm, Justice Park
7/88/21

IPE Youth Talent Contest Entry

There are A LOT of talented youth in the Okanagan; and they’re wanted for the Sun FM IPE Youth Talent Contest!

If you’re between 8 and 21, grab your video camera and show us your talents on YouTube for a chance to compete live.

This year, you could win up to five hundred dollars – cash! Deadline for entry is Aug 21st

This popular event takes place every night from August 31st to September 4th (Qualification Performances Wednesday through Saturday, contest finals held Sunday) on the RAM Truck Stage between 8:30pm and 10:00pm. The primary objective of this event is to encourage young Canadians to develop and advance their talents in several performing art disciplines. The IPE & Stampede strives to provide an exciting venue, good organization, and a superb opportunity for young Canadians to perform in a competitive environment that encourages participation and learning experience.

Enter today at Armstrong IPE! 

INFO n/a, n/a
8/58/19

Lawn Days of Summer

Sun FM is proud to Sponsor the JCI Lawn Days of Summer! Join JCI Vernon for a networking partnership with BDO Vernon. The goal is to provide a casual atmosphere for young professionals to network. The event is a lawn bowling tournament at the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club. There will be 18 teams, consisting of 4 players. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Upper Room Mission.

Dates and Start Times:
Friday, Aug 5 - 4:15 clinic; tournament 5- 7pm. 
Friday, Aug 12 - 5-7pm, 
Friday, Aug 19 - 5-8pm. 
Cost: $350 per team of 4
Non-players - Gate Entry: By Donation (minimum $10)
Attire: Barefoot & Classy - Prize for Best Team Uniform
There will be fun games and tournament prizes! 

Register today by visiting Lawn Days of Summer.com 

INFO various, BDO Vernon - Polson Park
8/7

Learn to Fish is Back at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

Every fisherman remembers catching their first fish.  The details may get foggy over the years but that life changing experience is not soon forgotten.  We are pleased to announce that the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre is again able to offer a fishing occasion for your children 15 years and under through the Learn to Fish Program taking place on Sunday August 7th at the Centre (25 km’s east of Enderby at 2550 Mabel Lake Rd).  Local angling experts will be volunteering their time to provide a firsthand fishing experience and an opportunity for instruction on  casting techniques, fish handling practices, fish identification, fly tying and more.  This unique chance to learn the ins and outs of successful fishing is something you don’t want to miss if you are just learning to fish or have never had the chance to try.  If you have your own gear, please bring it with you or if you aren’t sure what kind of gear you will need to start your fishing career, rods will be available to use and advice on what to purchase will be available.  This fun filled day will also include an interactive aquatic bug display providing the chance to learn how to recognize what our local fish are feeding on.  The Enderby Lion’s Club will be barbequing up a storm and serving food by donation.  The event is free and will run from 9:00-3:00.  Great prizes will be awarded throughout the day, so come early for more chances to win!  If you have any questions about this event please contact the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre at (250) 838-0004.

INFO 9am - 3pm, Kingfisher Interpretive Centre
8/11

Miracle Treat Day

Join Sun FM live on location from Dairy Queen for Miracle Treat Day Aug 11th! We’ll be on location from the Vernon Dairy Queen with Kirsten and the Drive Show from 2-6pm serving up delicious Blizzards! Proceeds from every blizzard sold on Aug 11th will be donated to your local Children’s Miracle Network – BC Children’s Hospital! 

Check out Miracle Treat Day online for more info! 

INFO all Day, Dairy Queen - across Canada
8/12

Music at Mackie

Music at Mackie Outdoor Concert Series continues with Brandon Schmor on Aug 12th. Gate opens at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6 p.m. Pack up your favourite picnic supper, bring your lawn chair and enjoy great music while you dine "al fresco" on the lawns overlooking Kalamalka Lake at the historic Mackie Lake House. Tickets $25 available at www.ticketseller.ca

INFO 6pm, Mackie House
8/12

Xerindipity Workshop

The Regional District of the North Okanagan proudly presents the Xerindipity Workshops! Check out what you can learn this as the next session! 

Xeriscape Strategies - Discover how to design a ourishing yard for all seasons.

Check out the RDNO Online for more info! 

INFO 7-8pm, Xerindipity Garden - Polson Park
8/13

Dragon Boat Festival

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival! Aug 13th on Kal Lake! Teaming with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation to raise money for Breast Cancer equipment in Vernon!  

Register your team today! And don’t miss this exciting race on August 13th!  Plus check out the beachside market along Kal Beach for the Dragon Boat festival only! All proceeds will go to the VJH Foundation!

 For more information click here.

INFO All Day, Kal Lake
8/14

Sunday Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a lazy Sunday Afternoon Tea as you savour the ambience of the screened verandah overlooking the serene gardens adn Kalamalka Lake. This three course tea will begin with dainty finger sandwiches followed by light scones served with Devonshire cream and seasonal fruits or jams, and finished off with a delicate dessert. Purchase your ticket in advance (by the Wednesday night prior) at www.ticketseller.ca $32 each

INFO 1pm or 3:30pm, Mackie House
8/24

Chowdown for Charity

Join us - Vicki and Dan for ChowDown for Charity! It's going to be a fun evening of food, drinks, and of course prizes! 

The Proulx's will be dancing in Dancing with the Vernon Stars in September and we need to raise some money for the cause! So why not have a fun night out while we do it!? 

Get your tickets today for ChowDown for Charity! You'll get a burger and a beer, plus we'll have a 50/50, balloon burst and drink specials! 

And of course all proceeds will be going to NOHS - North Okanagan Hospice Society

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at 105.7 Sun FM Vernon The Kal or at CIBC Vernon Downtown

If you can't come don't worry we still love you ♥ you can donate here!

INFO 6pm, Kal Sports Bar
8/27

Lumby Butter Tart Festival Entry Now Open

 

Home and professional bakers are turning up the heat and getting in award-winning form for the 2nd Annual Butter Tart Festival in Lumby, B.C. on August 27th.

 

And, because of the looming Canada Post strike, organizers are asking everyone who wants to be involved in the Festival to get their entry forms in as soon as possible. The cut-off date for entries in the butter tart contest is August 7th, and to be a market vendor, August 20th.

 

Entry forms can be found on-line at www.lumbymarket.com, requested by e-mail at lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com or picked up from the Market Manager every Saturday from 9am-1pm in the Whitevalley Community Park Oval.

 

INFO ----, Community Park Oval, Lumby
8/27

Butter Tart Festival & Contest

Back for its second year, the 2016 Butter Tart Festival & Contest in Lumby promises to be bigger and better. Hosted by the Lumby Public Market, the Butter Tart Festival is a celebration of the old-time goodness of this all-Canadian creation. Runny or firm, with raisins or nuts these timeless treats never go out of style.  This year’s theme is “Back to Basics, Celebrating Old-Time Goodness,” but because we know that butter tarts are all about adventures in deliciousness, the contest portion will have a non-traditional category too. After all, one of last year’s most popular winners was made with white chocolate, brandy and pecans!  If you’re interested in being a vendor on August 27th, contact us at lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com

INFO 9am - 1pm, Lumby Public Market, Lumby
8/27

Butter Tart Festival

Lumby, B.C. Saturday, August 27th.   9am-1pm

Back for its second year, the 2016 Butter Tart Festival & Contest in Lumby promises to be bigger and better. Hosted by the Lumby Public Market, the Butter Tart Festival is a celebration of the old-time goodness of this all-Canadian creation. Runny or firm, with raisins or nuts these timeless treats never go out of style.

This year’s theme is “Back to Basics, Celebrating Old-Time Goodness,” but because we know that butter tarts are all about adventures in deliciousness, the contest portion will have a non-traditional category too. After all, one of last year’s most popular winners was made with white chocolate, brandy and pecans! 

“Last year was our first event, and we learned a lot from the experience,” said organizer Donna Easto, “especially that there must be a lot more vendors selling gorgeous, golden, magnificent butter tarts to the public. And, we’re working hard to make sure there will be. If you’re interested in being a vendor on August 27th, contact us at lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com

INFO 9-1pm, Lumby Public Market
8/28

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe Ranch.ca 

INFO 10am, O"keefe
8/319/4

117TH ANNUAL INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION

The 117th Interior Provincial Exhibition is an exciting 5-day family fun event!

The IPE is the largest event in the Interior of British Columbia with close to 150,000 attendance. It is the premier event held each year on the Labour Day long weekend showcasing agricultural history, cultural and artistic talents, and a meeting place for the entire communities of the Okanagan/Thompson and Shuswap regions. With 20 different exhibition divisions, including dairy, beef, sheep, goats, light and heavy horse, poultry, rabbits, sinew, 4-H, baking/canning, sewing/fancywork, floral, fruit, vegetables, honey, field and seed, wine and beer, photography, rodeo, parade and music.

The IPE includes a multitude of displays and demonstrations, including Kid’s World, a historical village, mini chuck wagons, educational activities, lumberjack show, petting zoo, midway and interactive family entertainment.

There is also a main Ram Truck music stage, kids stage and the new community stage featuring daily programming, as well as the Wrangler Pro Rodeo. This year's theme is Bushels of Fun for everyone! 

For more information check out their website 

We'll see you there look for the Sun FM tent! 

INFO All Day, Armstrong Fairgrounds
9/2

Xerindipity Workshop

The Regional District of the North Okanagan proudly presents the Xerindipity Workshops! Check out what you can learn at the last workshop this season! 

Edible Landscapes - Find out how plants not only can be attractive additions to your yard, but can also be valuable food sources.

Check out the RDNO Online for more info! 

INFO 7-8pm, Xerindipity Garden - Polson Park
9/11

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe Ranch.ca 

INFO 10am, O'keefe Ranch
9/16

Father Daughter Ball

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual Father Daughter Ball, September 16th at Best Western Vernon Lodge! It’s a fun, formal evening your daughter or granddaughter will never forget!  All proceeds go to support local Rotary Club children’s projects.  This special evening, for girls ages 6 and up, includes portraits, dinner, dance, silent auction, door prizes and the crowning of a Ball Princess! 

Get your tickets today at Father Daughter Ball online 

INFO 5pm, Vernon Atrium Hotel and Conference Centre
9/179/18

Scotiabank MS Bike - Okanagan Grape Escape

The Okanagan Grape Escape is an escape from the ordinary - two days of fully supported cycling through the hills and valleys of some of the world's best wine country. Enjoy challenging climbs, spectacular views and amazing wine and food.

Stop at wineries and fruit stands throughout the Kelowna area, while taking on nearly 100km of road. Any bike is suitable for this ride, however, some cycling experience is recommended (see the training plan and Gear It Up below). Best of all, this event supports people living with multiple sclerosis in BC, and funds research to find the cause and cure of MS.

Register today at MS Bike Tour online 

INFO 8am, RONA Home & Garden - Kelowna
9/179/18

MS Bike Tour

The Okanagan Grape Escape is an escape from the ordinary - two days of fully supported cycling through the hills and valleys of some of the world's best wine country. Enjoy challenging climbs, spectacular views and amazing wine and food.

Stop at wineries and fruit stands throughout the Kelowna area, while taking on nearly 100km of road. Any bike is suitable for this ride, however, some cycling experience is recommended (see the training plan and Gear It Up below). Best of all, this event supports people living with multiple sclerosis in BC, and funds research to find the cause and cure of MS

Click here for more information: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=bike_homepage

INFO 9:30am, RONA Home & Garden on Springfield
9/25

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe Ranch.ca 

INFO 10am, O'Keefe Ranch
 
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