Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location

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

Community Support Volunteers. Training

The Family Resource Centre is accepting applications for Community Support Volunteers. Training begins Oct 6, 2015 and takes place every Tuesday evening and selected Thursday evenings to April 26, 2016.  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 – or call Karen at 250-545-3390 ext. 215. 

INFO ---, Family Resource Centre, Vernon


The 116th 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 in celebration of our Dairy Division with UDDERLY AWESOME – “Party til the cows come home!”

For more information check out their website 

INFO N/A, Armstrong Fairgrounds

IPE Sun FM Youth Talent Contest

Join Sun FM every day at the IPE Youth Talent competition.

This popular event takes place every night from September 2nd to 6th (Qualification Performances Wednesday through Saturday, contest finals held Sunday) on the RAM Truck Stage between 8:30pm and 10:00pm.

Stop by and check it out!

INFO 5 - 10pm, IPE - Ram Truck Stage

Patchwork Farms Garden Festival

Patchwork Farms will be hosting a community Garden Festival at 7000 College Way, Okanagan College community gardens on September 2nd from 5:30 until dusk.  It is a free family-friendly event featuring local Roots Band-Chipko Jones.  Community members are invited to enjoy local food, music and dancing in celebration of the farms on-going commitment to local food security initiatives and mental health awareness. Please see Facebook for Patchwork Farms Community page.

INFO 5:30pm to dusk, 7000 College Way, Vernon

Xerindipity Workshop - Edible Landscapes

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

INFO 7pm to 8pm, Polson Park at the Xerindipity Garden

Avenue Market

Come downtown from 4pm-8pm for shopping, fresh produce and live entertainment! 

INFO 4PM - 8PM, 30th Ave

Flat Track Racing

DATES:  Sept 6th and 27th


PRACTICE: 11:00am



Burrito Stand will be available onsite!



2015 Lowsiders -Flat Track Racing Rules:  

Any bike, any ability.

All bikes must have at least a rear brake.

Any headlamps must be taped or removed.

Street or flattrack tires only, no knobbies, no exceptions.

Helmets and gloves required, full body armour highly recommended

INFO 10:00am, O'Keefe Ranch

Edible Science Camp

Edible Science Camp

Tuesday, September 8th

Grades 1-6

8:30 am – 3:00 pm


$40 for members; $50 for non-members +GST

To register: email, call 250-545-3644 or visit us at the Okanagan Science Centre, 2704 Highway 6, Vernon BC

INFO 8:30 - 3:00pm, Okanagan Science Centre

2015 Cops for Kids Ride

2015 Cops for Kids Ride

You're invited to send-off the 2015 Cops for Kids Ride
Friday September 11th, 2015
Breakfast starting at 7am, formal program at 8am.  Ride departure promptly at 9am
Sandman Hotel Kelowna - 2130 Harvey Avenue

Our team of 28 cyclists have been working very hard on their fundraising and training in anticipation of the Cops for Kids Ride.  We'd be honored to have you as our special guest to celebrate their success and send them off on their 2015 fundraising journey.  During our 10 days on the road, we'll cycle into 19 communities to meet with our sponsors, supporters, and most importantly the children who benefit from our fundraising. 
Please join us for this special celebration on Friday September 11th to start their journey.

Please RSVP to Courtney at (250) 801.4438 or before Friday September 4th.

If you'd like to speak, or present a donation at the breakfast please let us know and we'd be happy to arrange the details for you.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing in this special occasion.

INFO 7:00 am, 2130 Harvey Avenue

Avenue Market

Come downtown from 4pm-8pm for shopping, fresh produce and live entertainment! 

INFO 4PM - 8PM, 30th Ave

Flat Track Racing

Don't miss flat track racing, any bike, any ability. Street/Flattrack tires only. September 27th at O'Keefe Ranch.


Gates/Registration: 10:00am

Practice: 11:00am

Racing: 12:00pm


General Admission and Spectators: $5.00


Burrito Stand will be available onsite!


For full details visit O'Keefe Ranch

INFO 10 AM Gates Open, O'Keefe Ranch



The Wescar Late Model Touring Series Season Finale will have you climbing out of your seats with street stocks and King of the Hill racing to add to the excitement!!

Check out their website for more details 

INFO tba, motoplex speedway

Sportsman Series Finale


September 12th


Gates: 5:00pm
Qualifying: 6:00pm
Racing Begins: 7:00pm


Adults: $20
Youths/Seniors: $15
12 and Under: Free


For more information check out

INFO 6:00 pm, Motoplex Speedway, 9531 Highway #97 North Vernon, BC

Paws for a Cause

The Scotia Bank and BCSPCA Paws for a Cause is one of the BC SPCA's most important fundraising events so come join the walk to fight animal cruelty on Sunday, September 13th at the Vernon BX Ranch Dog Park.  Registration is at 9am and walk starts at 10am.  Register and start fundraising today at SPCA.BC.CA/WALK or 1.800.665.1868.

INFO 9am registration, BX Ranch Dog Park, Vernon

Avenue Market

Come downtown from 4pm-8pm for shopping, fresh produce and live entertainment! 

Winner of Chef's Cook off against Canada's own MasterChef Canada Top 7 Finalist, Jennifer Innis in a Grand Finale!

INFO 4PM - 8PM, 30th Ave

Father Daughter Ball

This is a formal event, giving proud fathers & daughters (age 6+) an exciting “dress up” evening with a dinner, dance, 5x7 portrait, prizes, selection of a “princess,” & a silent auction! For more info check out their website

INFO 5 - 9:30pm, Vernon Lodge

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Join the O'Keefe Ranch for their Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Don't miss out on this fun filled evening of "who done it?" along with a delicious dinner and great entertainment! Get your tickets today! Show Dates: Fri, Sept 18th & Sat, Sept 19th 

Tickets are $ 39.95 + (gst) available at the ranch/Online (paypal)/over the phone 250-542-7868 or visit O'Keefe Ranch online!

INFO 6pm, O'Keefe Ranch

Scotiabank Okanagan Grape Escape Bike Tour to End MS

Check-in Time: 8:00am
Start Time: 9:30amCheck-in Time: 8:00am
Start Time: 9:30am

Location: RONA, 1711 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC

Sip Savour and Cycle to end MS!
The route is a challenge but the reward is amazing.

The Okanagan Wine Region is World Class featuring boutique family run vineyards to world class operations. The region is rich with scenery and character, highlighting the most amazing bike routes throughout the Central Okanagan. The Okanagan Grape Escape bike route is challenging, as the best wines grow on slopes and some of them are quite steep, but the reward you will receive at each location you will visit is wonderful.

The route you will travel is between 50 to 75 kilometres each day depending on you route choices. The opportunity to visit, taste and purchase at specially selected vineyards makes the Okanagan Grape Escape a very enticing bike ride geared to end MS.

Everything starts and finishes on both days at RONA. You will be supported throughout the two day ride by Fresh Air Experience, the Okanagan Harley Owners Group, and many volunteers from the MS community. We will take great care of you with meals, snacks, refreshments, throughout the weekend. All we ask is that you register and raise a minimum of $300 to participate. When you raise $1000 you will receive a specially designed cycling jersey. When you raise $2,000 you will receive the matching cycling shorts as our gift to your for your hard work as a volunteer fundraiser.

Register now and get ready to Sip, Savour and Cycle to End MS!

Registration Fee Schedule:
$25 Early Bird to March 29
$35 MS Awareness to May 18
$45 Summer Training to June 28
$55 Road to a Cure to August 10
$65 Must End MS! to Sept 19

Please check back to this page for updates, route maps, weekend schedules, training information and more.


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INFO Various, Various

Shop Local Shop at Home

Shop Local, Shop at Home in Downtown Vernon on Saturday Spetmeber 19th. Enjoy free parking, shop local deals and discounts from participating merchants, contests and giveaways. Visit for more information and stay tuned for a list of participating merchants and deals.

Check out the DVA online for more info! 

INFO All Day, Downtown Vernon

Stars for Kids

The Shriners Care Cruiser program offers free, safe, comfortable transportation on specially designed buses for children and youths with disabilities to Vancouver health care facilities from locations throughout BC. It’s a vital service for the many BC families that rely on it. Shriners Care for Kids is teaming up with Carl’s Jr. Restaurants to present the 2nd annual “Stars for Kids Day” with a portion of proceeds from the day’s purchases on September 19th benefitting the 3,500 people Shriners serves each year, including those who use the Care Cruiser program. 

INFO tba, Carl's Jr

Roots n' Brews

Celebrate the season with food, friendship and fun! Get your tickets now for Roots n Brews, sponsored by Sun FM! Enjoy a local four course harvest dinner from local farmers!
Enjoy the samples and dance the night away with the artists and farmers themselves to the Foot Stompin' Barn shakin' dance music. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Food Action Society, supporting local food programs and initiatives! Tickets Available at the Bean Scene or teh Best Western Vernon Lodge! Checkout Roots n Brews on Facebook for more info! Proudly sponsored by Sun FM! 
INFO 5pm, Best Western Vernon Lodge

Venture Training Book Sale Fundraiser

The dates booked are Sunday, September 20th to Sunday, September 27th Inclusive.

Please note that the first three days will be for set-up and display of the books.  The sale will begin on Wednesday, September  23rd.

Although we have already gathered tens of thousands of books for the upcoming sale, we certainly need more, especially in good used pocket books.

We will sell the following:  Hard & Soft Cover Novels, Cooking, Children's, Self Help, Classics, Foreign Language, Teens, Music, Pets, Travel, Crafts, Gardening, Office Supply, Automotive, Comics, Videos' CD's, Puzzles, Local History and other miscellaneous categories.

If you have books you wish to donate,  please contact:  May  Wilson 545-7982 or John Topping  545-1287 for pick up or drop the books off at  Venture Training. 

INFO Mall Hours, Village Green Centre

Terry Fox Run

Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

This year the run will be held at the Marshall Fields on Okanagan Landing Rd. - Field #5

Registration: 8:00 am

Welcome Speech: 8:45 am

Warm Up: 9:00 am

Run Start: 9:15 am

10km, 5km; Suitable for bikes and wheelchairs/strollers. NO DOGS ALLOWED

Visit their Facebook page 

This event has been confirmed. It will be held at a new location - Marshall Fields - #5. Check back for times.

Please note No Dogs allowed on field.

INFO Registration @ 8 / Race @ 9:15, Marshall Fields

Cops for Kids Ride

Sun Fm is proud to support Cops for Kids!  

 The Cops for Kids team will be riding their bikes throughout the Okanagan, Salmon Arm, the Kootenays…all to support local children in crisis. From September 11th to 20th, these riders will raise awareness and collect pledges for this exceptional cause. 


They will be in Vernon on Sunday, Septmeber 20th! 


INFO TBA, Vernon

The Bay Giving Day

On September 20th, join The bay in Vernon for their ‘Giving Day’! Where customers can save on purchases made in store while giving back to a good cause. The campaign encourages the stores to partner with local charities, allowing them to sell $5 tickets to their donors and supporters. There will be tons of in store savings, plus door prizes to be won, including a $5,000 Shiopping Spree! 

Head to the Bay on Septmeber 20th and Give to local charities in our area! 



INFO 9:30am-9pm, The Bay - Vernon - Village Green Centre

Lake City Casino Kindale BBQ

Sun FM is proud to support Kindale Developmental Association! Join us September 20th at Lake City Casino for a special BBQ and family concert in support of Kindale! With The Shawn Lightfoot Band! Plus there will be a special presentation from Lake City Casino to Kindale! 

INFO 12-4pm, Lake City Casino Parking Lot

Giant Book Sale

Book Sale coming to the Village Green Centre.  Venture Training will be holding a big book sale at the Village Green Centre this September. Venture Training provides quality programs and services for people with developmental disabilities. All proceeds will go towards supporting and operating local programs.  Everyone involved in this fundraiser are volunteers. 

Book donations from the general public are greatly appreciated and may either be dropped off at Venture Training, Monday to Saturday 8:00 to 3:00PM, Save-on-Foods or Hudson's Bay. Please call John Topping 250-545-1287 or May Wilson 250-545-7982 for pick-up or information. 



INFO Mall Hours, Village Green Centre

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program presented in partnership with University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging. This is a free six-session workshop for adults with chronic pain. To register, call 1-866-902-3767 or email  

Two Sessions:  Wednesdays Sep 23 to Oct 28/15 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Okanagan College of Massage Therapy Vernon and Thursdays Oct 1 to Nov 5/15 9:30 am to noon at People Place Vernon.

INFO ---, ---

BC Culture Days

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan will be hosting a “Weekend of the Arts” for Culture Days, at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. The activities include:

Friday, Sept. 25 @ 5-7PM: an opening reception and artist talk by Artist in Residence Gabrielle Strong

Saturday, Sept. 26 @ 9-3PM: a variety of free 1hr workshops taught by professional artists (pre-registration required)

Sunday, Sept. 27 @ 10:30-1:30: “Art for the Whole Family” – bring the whole family and make clay birds

Sunday, Sept. 27 @ 4-7PM: Coffee House – end off the weekend with live music from local musicians

INFO Various, Vernon Community Arts Centre

Avenue Market

Come downtown from 4pm-8pm for shopping, fresh produce and live entertainment! 

INFO 4PM - 8PM, 30th Ave

Recovery Day

On September 26, 2015 Canadians in recovery from addiction will join with friends and family to combat negative perceptions towards individuals in recovery. Our mission is to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving life for individuals, families, and communities. We believe that recovery saves lives. We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where individuals will not experience shame when seeking help. We are passionate about sharing the faces, voices and stories of recovery in hopes of inspiring and inviting others to join us on the rewarding, yet diverse, path to wholeness. Together, we will demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.

By participating in the Recovery Day Okanagan event it is an opportunity to join others in publically acknowledging that you support those in recovery and the recovery movement. At the event there will be a multitude of vendors with recovery information including local support groups.



INFO 1p-4pm, Polson Park

35th annual BC Rivers Day

Thousands of British Columbians celebrate BC Rivers Day on the last Sunday in September each year, making it Canada's largest river appreciation event.

BC Rivers Day generates public awareness about British Columbia's waterways. Recreational clubs, conservation organizations, community groups, schools, and local governments host BC Rivers Day events across the province.

ORC has seen the event grow exponentially over the past 30 years. This growth can be attributed to British Columbians' growing concern for the state of local waterways.

BC Rivers Day provides a positive opportunity for diverse groups to show why BC waterways are important. 

Check out the event for your community here 

INFO All Day, BC

Dancing With the Stars!

Please help support the North Okanagan Hospice Society, and vote for your favorite dance partners. Each vote costs only $5 and all proceeds support North Okanagan Hospice Society. The best part of the event, is the event… join us.

Purchase your tickets today for only $65 and enjoy an evening of delectable cuisine from Gum Tree Catering, a full cash bar provided by Kindale Development, and of course the showcase entertainment… Dancing with the Vernon Stars.

 A great night out on the town, bring your friends and your family and support North Okanagan Hospice Society. 

Purchase your tickets and VOTE today at 

INFO Doors open at 7 and show starts at 7:30, Recreation Centre Auditorium

Drive a Ford Fundraiser

Ever wanted to rest drive a Ford? Well this is your chance!

On Oct 3, 2015 Aleix Park school will be hosting a Drive a Ford event to raise  funds for their school. The event goes from 9:30 until 4:30. For every person who test drives a Ford vehicle at the school , Ford will donate $20.00 to the school. 

What a great way to test drive your next car! 


INFO 9:30am - 4:30pm, Alexis Park School

Vernon Kidney Walk

Put on your walking shoes and join The Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney health and organ donation and support the mission of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.


Don’t want to run or walk? No problem, come and join the fun! Pick up an organ donor registration card while you are there too, you will save a life!

Be a Hero. Save Lives. Register! Click here to visit The Vernon Kidney Walk website or visit them on Facebook. Proudly sponsored by Sun FM!

INFO 9am, Polson Park

No Pants in Mexico!

No Pants in January is even better if you are in MEXICO with Brian and Betty!  We are heading down south for a week in January thanks to our friends at Marlin Travel and we want you to join us! We have 40 seats and 20 rooms saved just for you and if you book before Septmeber first you save $$! 

Contact Marlin Travel at 250-542-5371 to discuss how you can join Brian and Betty and leave your pants at home!