Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location
5/810/31

Community Trunk

Sun FM Vernon and Elephant Storage Centre are proud to present the Community Trunk!
Do you have an upcoming community event and need extra storage space, a centralized location or information booth?
Well this is the chance to get use of an Elephant Storage Trunk – For Free!
The Community Trunk is there for everyone to use, so book it for your event today!

Call Elephant Storage Centre at 250-549-2255 or email info@elephantstoragecentre.com 

Proudly sponsored by Fix Auto Collision, Capri Insurance, Elephant Storage Centre and Sun FM! 

INFO n/a, North Okanagan
5/2012/31

Santa's Anonymous

Santa's Anonymous is open every Tuesday from 8am until 12 noon all year round.  They not only help needy families at Christmas but also have gifts for children's birthdays.  Appointments can be made by phoning 250-542-4448.  They are also always looking for donations, whether it is cash or toys in good condition to be re-gifted to other children.  Santa's Anonymous is located at 4320 - 29 Street, Vernon.

INFO 8am - 12 noon, 4320 - 29 Street, Vernon
5/259/28

Caetani Centre Summer Music Series

Join teh Caetani Centre and Sun FM for the summer music series!

This new and exciting music series will take place at the Caetani Centre from May to September from 2-4pm. Each performance will feature a local musical act as well as an artist showcase on the beautiful Caetani grounds. Bring your blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic to enjoy a relaxing evening of music presenting diverse genres throughout the summer. A selection of refreshments will be available for purchase and admission will be by donation. Here is the 2014 line-up:

  • May 25th — Cod Gone Wild
  • June 28th — Songwriter’s Circle 
  • Aug 3rd — Lent/Fraser/Wall Trio Project
  • Aug 31st — The Dharma Dolls
  • September 28th — The Creeks
INFO 2-4pm - May 25, June 28, Aug 3, Aug 31 & Sept 28, Caetani Centre
7/78/1

Crow's Nest Cafe

Join the Junction Literacy Youth Centre at the Crow's Nest Cafe! Open to Aboriginal Youth 13 years and older this is a perfect place to come and express yourself! Share stories, read it, write and say it! Plus there's tons of support and it's a safe place! Check out more details at the Junction Literacy Centre Online. 

INFO Mon-Thurs - 10-1pm, Junction Literacy Youth Centre
7/158/15

Sun FM IPE Youth Talent Competition

Sun FM knows there are a lot of talented youth in the Okanagan. And we want to see them at the IPE Youth Talent Competition on the RAM Truck stage during the Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition!

Performers of all kinds, aged 8 to 21, show off your skills!

Submit your entry at ArmstrongIPE.com
Deadline is August 15th.  Cash prizes are up for grabs!
The IPE Youth Talent Competition is proudly presented by 105.7 Sun FM 

INFO n/a, BC
7/179/18

Back in Time Tours

Back in Time-Thursday Tours

Mackie Lake House, 7804 Kidston Road, Coldstream

Every Thursday until Sept 18 at 10 am

Bring your guests and yourself for a tour of the exquisitely crafted 1910 Historic Mackie Lake House. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here in a 1 ½ hour tour. Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream these weekly tours are $10 per person, no reservations required. 

INFO 10am - Every Thursday, Mackie House
7/217/25

Okanagan Science Centre Camps!

Super Scrubs: Vets & Doctors
July 21 – 25 | 9am – 3pm | Ages 8 – 11
$150 + GST for members; $175 + GST for non-members

Suit up in scrubs and explore the science and skills used to keep people and animals healthy! Marvel at the microscopic, learn about our amazing anatomy, and enjoy inspiring visits from local health professionals and some very special four-legged guests.

Register today at the Okanagan Science Centre in Polson Park, or call 250-545-3644 to guarantee ‘space’!

INFO 9-3pm, Okanagan Science Centre
7/2212/31

JCI Helping Hands

The JCI Helping Hands program is a year round effort by JCI Vernon & Sun FM to help families in the Vernon area who could use a helping hand in difficult times.

If you know of a family who could use a helping hand please nominate them below to be helped by JCI Vernon and our local sponsors. This is not a contest and is meant for people and businesses in Vernon to help others in need in Vernon. The JCI Helping Hands program is funded by the Sun FM and our local sponsors. We are only able to help families with children and you are not allowed to nominate yourself.

If you have any questions regarding nominations, please email jcihelpinghands@gmail.com visit them online or on Facebook for more info! 

Proudly sponsored by Sun FM! 

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
7/229/26

Community Support Volunteer Training

The Family Resource Centre is accepting applications for Community Support Volunteers. Training begins Sept 30, 2014 and takes place every Tuesday evening and selected Thursday evenings to April, 2015.  CSVs are trained lay counsellors who assist clients whose needs do not necessarily require a professional counsellor but who would benefit from the support of a skilled volunteer in managing life issues such as grief & loss, life transitions, unemployment and relationship issues. Comprehensive training emphasizes the development of communication and support skills. For more info about the training dates/times or to download application, visit www.vernonfrc.ca – or call Karen at 250-545-3390 ext. 215. 

INFO ---, Family Resource Centre
7/227/26

Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store Loonie Sale

Come fill a bag for a Loonie July 22 - 26 at the Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store.  Mix clothing, dishes, shoes, books, etc as you stock up for summer!    Plus receive one entry per loonie spent for our wonderful surprise bag of new items!  Open 9-5ish, Tuesday thru Saturday at 3008 - 34th Street, across from the downtown Valley First. Volunteer staffed - ALL proceeds benefit those less fortunate in our area.

INFO 9am - 5pm, Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store, Vernon
7/228/24

Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy

Caravan Farm Theatre presents their summer show – The Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy, July 22nd to August 24th.

Join Mister Punch, and a cast of oddballs and misfits, as he tries to win back the love of his wife Judy. A summer comedy for the whole family to enjoy, Punch and Judy features live music, horses and hilarity.

Get your tickets for The Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy at Ticketseller.ca today.
Caravan Farm Theatre is proudly sponsored by Sun FM!

INFO 6:30pm, Caravan Farm Theatre
7/25

Summer Concert Series Mackie House

For a magical summer evening enjoy the Summer Concert Series on the Mackie Lake House grounds. Kicking off the concert series Friday, July 25 with Folk on the Grass experience the sounds of Ginger and Rose with friends Steel Wound and fiddling’ phenom  Ben Beveridge. Bring your own picnic supper– or just come to listen to marvelous music 6:00 pm-9:00 pm on the Mackie Lake House grounds. Tickets are $15 per person at the Bean Scene or by calling Mackie House (250)-545-1019, tickets available at the gate.  Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

 

Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream the Mackie Lake House is set into spacious grounds with a spectacular view.  It is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the sounds of summer, so join us for one or all of our summer concerts. www.mackiehouse.ca  

INFO 6-9pm, Mackie House
7/25

Atlantis Waterslides Midnight Madness!

Join Sun FM and Atlantis Waterslides for the next Midnight Madness! It's a party you don't want to miss so bring the family! There will be live music, waterslides, plus you could win 2 tickets to Boonstock! But you have to be there to win! Get your tickets today at Atlantis Waterslides Or call by phone 250-549-4124! Tickets are limited so don't miss out. Click Here for more info!
INFO 8pm-12am, Atlantis Waterslides
7/26

Car Wash Fundraiser for Kassidy Kleef

A fundraising car wash will be held on Saturday, July 26th at Papa Murphy's in Vernon from 10am – 4pm. You can also purchase a slice of pizza and a can of pop for $2.50. The car wash is by donation and all funds raised are to help pay the entry fee along with travel and accommodations for Kassidy Kleef, a grade 12 student from Armstrong, entry in the Miss Teen Canada pageant held in Toronto this August.

INFO 10am - 4pm, Papa Murphy's, Vernon
7/26

Royal Canadian Artillary Band to Perform Free Concert at Silver Star

The Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Band, one of the performing bands for the Okanagan Military Tattoo 2014, will hold a free concert at Silver Star Mountain, Saturday evening, July 26 starting at 7:00 pm.  Folks should bring lawn chairs and a jacket in case of cool weather.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be performed in the 180 seat NATC theater.

INFO 7pm, Silver Star Mountain
7/27

Sparkes Corn Barn Customer Appreciation Day

Sparkes Corn Barn is holding a Customer Appreciation Day by offering free roasted corn at their location at 2501 - 48 Avenue from 12 noon until 5pm.  Check out their delicous corn - no purchase necessary!

INFO 12 noon - 5pm, 2501 - 48 Avenue, Vernon
7/288/1

Okanagan Science Centre Camps

Sprouting Science
July 28 – August 1 | 9am – 3pm | Ages 6 – 8
$150 + GST for members; $175 + GST for non-members

Get hands-on with the science behind our valley’s rich farming history. Sprout your very own pizza garden full of yummy herbs, explore compost and the miniature world of insects, and discover how many products can be made with natural ingredients.

Register today at the Okanagan Science Centre in Polson Park, or call 250-545-3644 to guarantee ‘space’!

INFO 9-3pm, Okanagan Science Centre
8/3

Car Show & Fundraiser for Livia Coles-Frank

A Car Show & Fundraiser for Livia Coles-Frank will be held on Sunday, August 3rd from 11am - 3pm, registration at 9am, at Route 97 Diner, Westwold.  There will be lots of parking concession /restaurant, a silent auction and prize draws.  Entry is $5 for cars and by donation for spectators.

Livia is a beautiful, strong, amazing 10 year old little girl who has been diagnosed with a rare form of muscle cancer and has been undergoing treatment at BC Children's Hospital since January of this year and will require continued treatment until late into February 2015.  The family has had to rent a basement suite in Vancouver in order to be close to their daughter which has caused a huge financial strain.

For more information please contact Bob at 250-379-2491 or by e-mail at bjtshaw@shaw.ca.

INFO 11am - 3pm, Route 97 Diner, Westwold, BC
8/3

O'Keefe Ranch Summer Cowboy Festival

Join Sun FM at the O'Keefe Ranch for the annual Summer Cowboy Festival! Enjoy the sumemr rodeo with sheep dog demos, barrel racing, rope throw contest, plus tons more fun for the whole family! Visit The O'Keefe Ranch online for more info! 

INFO 10-4pm, O'Keefe Ranch
8/3

Caravan Market Days

Join the Caravan Farm Theatre for their market days! The markets are bursting with an array of market goods: farm-fresh eggs, home-baked bread, locally grown produce including Armstrong asparagus, garlic, pottery, knitting, dog treats, starter plants, flowers, teas, feather earrings, handmade chocolates & soaps, vegetable pies, alpaca knit wear, wood-craft & skateboard art.

Come hungry!  There's coffee, hot dogs & popcorn, as well as an assortment of cold beverages.  There are picnic tables, but you can also bring a blanket and have lunch in the shade of a tree! It's a perfect day at the Farm! For more info Visit them online! Proudly sponsored by Sun FM!

INFO 10-2pm, Caravan Farm Theatre
8/4

Vernon Farmers Market

Join the Vernon Farmers Market for BC Day at Kal Tire Place! There will be a pancake breafast, face painting, fun for kids and of course the amazing market! The Fun starts at 8am in the Kal Tire Place Parking lot! Checkout Vernon Farmers Market online for more info! 

INFO 8-1pm, Kal Tire Place
8/6

Alessandra Ammara Live in Concert

The Caetani Cultural Centre is proud to present Italian pianist, Alessandra Ammara, on August 6th at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, 7:30 pm. Alessandra has recently released an album made up completely of compositions from Roffredo Caetani (1872-1961), who was Sveva’s uncle. Ammara will be performing Roffredo’s compositions for us in August!

Get your tickets today at Ticketseller.ca 

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon And District Performing Arts Centre
8/88/10

Silver Star Wine and Food Festival

Silver Star along with the Okanagan Wine Festival Society are very pleased to be once again  filling the village with some of the best Okanagan wineries, food vendors and smooth jazz music to make one of the best Okanagan experiences of the summer.  This is one of the most unique tasting's in the Okanagan and event that is too good to miss.

  • Friday: The weekend kicks off Friday with Artists in the Village, an Art Exhibit at Gallery Odin, Wine & Cooking Class, and special Wine Masters Dinner featuring Eric von Krosic from Summerhill Winer.
  • SaturdayExhibits continue into Saturday along with a Sparkling the Cheese up in your Life wine seminar, Silent Auction art auction, and our signature event, The Mile High Wine Tasting. After the tasting, the Silver Grill is hosting a Tapas Degustation followed by the after party at the Saloon where more wine and friends will follow.
  • Sunday: Our Sunday Champagne Brunch finishes off the weekend

It is an outdoor tasting on Saturday so please dress accordingly and make sure that you don't leave it too late to purchase tickets as last year's event sold out quickly.  Tickets on sale now. Please contact info@skilsilverstar.com now. Check out Silver Star online for more info! 

INFO various, Silver Star Mountain
8/9

GVMHA Lakers Female Hockey Free Ice Sessions

Lakers Female Hockey is holding free ice sessions on August 9 at Priest Valley Arena.  This is for all ages skill levels and include hockey and skills development.  Session for those born 2003 – 2008 is 9am – 10:15am and those born 1997 – 2002 is 12 noon – 1:15pm.  Come enjoy lots of fun and door prizes.  For more information please contact Arnie Head at 250-306-2583 or e-mail gvmhafemalehockey@hotmail.com.

INFO 9am - 1:15pm, Priest Valley Arena
8/10

Doggie Duathlon

Canine athletes (aka dogletes) have faithfully trained alongside their human counterparts, only to be left on the sidelines on the big day …. until now! Pooch Partners and Sun FM are happy to host the 3rd Annual Doggie Duathlon, a fun event (not a race!) where you AND your pooch get to participate in a walk/run and swim! Plus you’ll be helping the Pooch Partners raise money for the Road Home Rescue and Safe Keeping Society, helping animals in need during emergencies. Register today by visiting Pootch Partners online.

INFO 8-10am, Kalamalka Provincial Park
8/13

Xerindipity Workshops

Join the RDNO at the Xerindipity Workshops for Permaculture in Action!! 

Learn how permaculture concepts can easily be applied to save time, money and energy in your yard and garden.

Check out more details at the RDNO Website! 

INFO 7-8pm, Xerindipity Garden - Polson Park
8/14

Miracle Treat Day

Join Sun FM and Dairy Queen to celebrate Miracle Treat Day. On August 14th, all proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating DQ® stores will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Together, we can provide hope and healing to sick children in your community. The April Show will be live on location from 2-6pm! Let’s make miracles happen. Visit DQ online for more info!

INFO All Day, Dairy Queen
8/16

Vernon Dragon Boat Festival

Join Sun FM for the Prospera Dragon Boat Festival! This amazing day is filled with and excitement for the whole family! All money raised will go to purchase Breast Cancer Equipment for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation! This year money raised will go to help buy a digital mammography unit for VJH. Make a pledge today or register your team! Visit Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club Online from more info or to register your team today!

Proudly sponsored by Sun FM!

INFO All Day, Kal Lake
8/188/22

Okanagan Science Centre Camps

Econaut Adventure Camps with Kala Star Outdoor School

Hypothesize while hiking, observe underwater worlds while swimming, and explore physics from on top of a paddleboard! Campers will join the OSC camp team and Brad Swanson, Head Learner at Kala Star Academics and Outdoor School (B.Ed., certified BC teacher) for an all new mix of outdoor activities and science split between the science centre and Kalamalka Lake. With a daily emphasis on the mind-body connection and place-based learning, campers will explore the science of health and fitness, their local environment, lake ecology, and more! Transportation provided to all outdoor activities from the OSC. 

Econauts: Hands-on, Minds-on Outdoor Feature Camp
August 18 – 22 | 8:30am – 4pm | Ages 8 – 12
$225 + GST for members; $250 + GST for non-members

Register today at the Okanagan Science Centre in Polson Park, or call 250-545-3644 to guarantee ‘space’!

INFO 8:30-4pm, Okanagan Science Centre
8/21

A Splash of Red

Join the Caetani Centre and Sun FM for a celebration of all things art!  A Splash of Red is an elegant Italian evening held on the beautiful Caetani Centre grounds.  The event begins with an art viewing and an aperitif reception.  This is followed by a three-course, Italian dinner served under the stars.  A live art auction, featuring spectacular original works from twenty renowned artists, and the drawing of door prizes will bring the evening to a close.  Suggested attire is one of casual elegance with the colours black, red, and white recommended.  This unique event raises funds to support Sveva Caetani’s vision of providing a venue for artistic and cultural pursuits that would benefit residents of the North Okanagan.  Tickets cost $100 each and are available for purchase at Bean Scene Coffee House or at the Caetani Cultural Centre.  Only one hundred tickets will be sold.

For more information, please visit http://caetaniculturalcentre.org/events/a-splash-of-red/ 

The Caetani Centre is proudly sponsored by 105.7 Sun FM 

INFO 5:30pm, Caetani Centre
8/23

Music in the Park

Malakwa Community Centre Association presents Music in the Park, a fundraising event, on Saturday, August 23rd from noon until 11pm at the Malakwa Ball Park on Station Road.  Enjoy live music all day, concession, kids games, pony rides, bouncey castle, silent auction, fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chair. Admission is $10 adults, $5 kids 6-12, under 6 free.  Fundraiser is to repair or replace the Community Hall and they are looking for bands to play.  For more information for bands please contact Audrey at 250-836-2108.

INFO 12noon - 11pm, Malakwa Ball Park
8/23

Malakwa Music in the Park

Join the Malakwa Community for Music in the Park! Aug 23rd at the MALAKWA BALL PARK! There will be tons of bands, a concession, bouncy castle, plus a silent auction! Visit Malakwa Online for more info! 

INFO All Day, Malakwa Ball Park - just outside Sicamous
8/24

2014 Vernon Kidney Walk

One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease, and there is no cure.  But you can help!

Be part of The 2014 Vernon Kidney Walk/Run.  The Kidney Walks are community-led events dedicated to raising awareness and funds for kidney disease, and the importance of organ donation.   Be the movement! Register to participate @ vernonkidneywalk.ca sponsor a walker, volunteer or register to be a donor.

This year marks a very special occasion – it’s The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 50th anniversary. We have a lot to be proud of and it’s in large part thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters over the years who have contributed significantly to the Foundation, including our Kidney Walk/Run in BC which has raised over one million dollars since our first Kidney Walk in 2008. With your help, we can make the 2014 Walk campaign an even bigger success!

Be the Movement.  Be Involved.  Make a difference.  Join our 2014 Kidney Walk in Vernon on August 24, 2014 at Polson Park!

Register online at www.vernonkidneywalk.ca, or Call Barb at 1-800-567-8112 ext. 228

INFO 9am registration, Polson Park
8/24

Sun FM Fan Bus

Join Sun FM and VIP Charter for the Sun FM Fan Bus! 

Aug 24th we're taking a bus load of people down to Vancouver to see the BC Lions take on the Saskachewan Rough Riders! Brian Martin will be on board wearing this green colours! It's up to you which team you cheer for! And then we'll bring you home to Vernon after the game! 

Bus tickets are just $35 and can be purchased by contacting VIP Charter

Then for the game it's up to you to pick your seat! Pay as much or as little as you want and sit where you want! Game tickets can be purchased at Ticket Master.ca 

Don't miss your chance to hop on the Fan Bus with Brian Martin, VIP Charter and Sun FM! 

INFO 9am-1:30am Aug 25, Vernon -Vancouver
8/24

O'Keefe Ranch Family Fun Day

Join the O'Keefe ranch for their Aug Family Fun Day! There's tons to do with the whole family at the Ranch! Check out the animals, see the sites, plus lots of fun activities planned for the whole day! 

See you there! Check out O'Keefe ranch Online for more info! 

INFO 11am-4pm, O'Keefe Ranch
8/278/31

2014 Interior Provincial Exhibition

Join Sun FM for the annual IPE in Armstrong! There's tons of fun for the whole family all weekend long! Take a walk down the midway, check out the Rodeo, see the animals, and so much more! Sun FM will be on location for the entire IPE right by Hassen Arena! Come see us near the main gates! And watch for the Fun Finder in the Parade on Saturday Aug 30 at 10am!
Get all events and times at IPE Online! Celebrate 100 years of 4H in BC at the 115th IPE!
INFO 7:30am-9pm, IPE Fair Grounds Armstrong
8/278/29

April Show at the IPE

Join Sun FM and the April Show on location for the IPE! We'll be braodcasting live from the main gates! Stop by and enter to win with the Sun FM Scavenger Hunt and checkout the Ram Jam! We'll have contestants from the IPE Youth Talent Contest performing live on the Dodge Ram Truck! 

INFO 2-6pm, Main Entrance of IPE - Armstrong
9/6

Okanagan Wine Country Half Marathon

The Okanagan Wine Country Half Marathon is the first event in the popular series produced by Destination Races held outside of the United States. Kelowna is the centerpiece city on in the Okanagan Valley, a year-round recreational paradise in British Columbia, Canada.  This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and Okanagan Lake, with abundant sunshine and ideal growing conditions for many premium wines and many varietals. You’ll love this scenic and fast course starting on the East Bench above Kelowna at The Vibrant Vine with magnificent views of the lake and downtown Kelowna.

The course eventually runs along the greenbelt and the lake before finishing in expansive Waterfront Park. This is where everyone gathers to celebrate their accomplishment at the Wine & Music Festival in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable.  Activities are planned all weekend so bring your friends or family and plan to stay and play in this spectacular playground in the heart of British Columbia, Canada!

Click here for more course and registration info!

INFO 7:00am, The Vibrant Vine (start)
9/7

BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

Show your commitment to saving animal lives by participating in BCSPCA's Paws for a Cause, Sunday September 7th at the BX Ranch Dog Park in Vernon.  Registration is at 9am and the walk starts at 10am.  To register on-line or download a registration form, go to www.spca.bc.ca.

INFO 9am Registration, BX Ranch Dog Park, Vernon
9/10

Xerindipity Workshops

Join the RDNO at the Xerindipity Workshops for Soil 101! 

Get to know your soil! Learn how to assess and enhance your soil to boost plant production.

Check out more details at the RDNO Website! 

INFO 7-8pm, Xerindipity Garden - Polson Park
 
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