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
4/185/15

Teens Count Too - Cinderella Project

Every year thousands of North Okanagan kids graduate. And after of all their hard work, they deserve to attend their graduation ceremonies.

But many kids simply can’t afford to take part.

That’s where Teens Count Too and the Cinderella Project go to work. Each year, they help hundreds of deserving teens shine and stand up proud at their graduation. 

You can help by donating money, grad dresses, formal wear, beauty services and more.  Please contact Sun FM to find out more about how you can help these very deserving teens.


Who is Teens Count Too?

Teens Count Too makes a heartwarming difference in the lives of teens from marginalized families, or in some cases, from no family at all.

We remember hundreds of teens at Christmas with a gift, who otherwise may have received nothing.

We enabled dozens of local teens to participate in high schoolGraduation Ceremonies, who otherwise may not have been able to attend in part, or entirely.

There are charities that focus on children 0-12; Salvation Army & Food Bank programs augment social services safety nets for adults. There is little support with a focus on teens. That’s where “Teens Count Too” goes to work.

 

Find out more at the Teens Count Too webpage.

INFO N/A, N/A
4/195/24

CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM presented in partnership with University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging.   This free six-session workshop for adults with chronic pain will be held Tuesdays, April 19th to May 24th 1pm to 3:30pm at the People Place.  To register, call 1-866-902-3767 or email selfmgmt@uvic.ca.      

INFO 1pm - 3:30pm, People Place, Vernon
4/265/7

Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store

 

Summer's here and time for enjoying books, movies and music!  You’ll find a great selection of movies, DVDs, books, etc, for adults and kids - just 4 for a Loonie all this week at the Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store.   Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am until 5pm at 3008 - 34th Street, downtown Vernon.  Interested in volunteering?  4 hours a week will give you the inner pleasure of knowing you have helped those in need through our Upper Room Mission, this week’s need is peanut butter!

 

INFO 9am - 5pm, Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store
5/55/6

NOCLS 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Sun FM is proud to support the NOCLS 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.  Golfers have a chance to win over $100,000 in prizes!  Only 144 golfers allowed – first come, first registered.  Registration deadline is – noon May 5th, 2016.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

6:00pm Team Draw Night and Champagne Reception

7:00pm Good Guy’s and Gal’s

7:30pm Caddy Auction

Friday, May 6, 2016

12:30pm Shotgun Start

6:15pm  Refreshments

6:45pm Auction

7:45pm Supper

8:15pm Awards

For more information and to register visit the NOCLS website

INFO ----, Vernon Golf and Country Club
5/6

Breakfast on the Go!

PVSS Grad 2016 presents Drive-Through Breakfast on Friday May 6th In the Askews parking lot on Smith Drive in Armstrong.  Breakfast will be served between 7 am and 9:30 am.  Downtown Armstrong businesses can pre-order by Wed. May 4th by contacting Jay at jascinthe64@gmail.com with your order.  Two options are available are bacon and egger, juice and fruit for $5.00 and muffin, juice and fruit for $4.00.  Of course, if you’d like to donate more, we won’t turn you down!!  Thanks for your support!

INFO 7am - 9:30am, Askews, Armstrong
5/7

Shop Local Day

Shopping Local brings big benefits to your community and our businesses want to thank you for supporting local businesses. Come downtown on Shop Local Days to take advantage of a downtown wide customer appreciation celebration!  There will be free parking, contests and giveaways, Shop Local deals and discounts, etc.  Buy local and support small, independent businesses and local jobs!  Come out and celebrate the uniqueness of your community!  For more details and a list of participating businesses, go to: http://downtownvernon.com/things-to-do/shop-local-day.

INFO ---, Downtown Vernon
5/7

Vernon and District Garden Club Plant Sale

Vernon and District Garden Club will be holding a plant sale on Saturday May 7th in the northwest parking lot of the Village Green Hotel starting at 8am.  Cash only. No early birds.

INFO 8am, Village Green Hotel Parking Lot, Vernon
5/7

Lumby Public Market

Lumby Public Market opens Saturday, May 7th in the Lumby Community Park Oval - just in time for Mother's Day!  Featuring a wide variety of vendors with locally made products from crafts, home baking and organic teas to home-based businesses, such as Watkins there's something for everyone at "Hockeyville's" premier market.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information, call Bill at 778-930-0241 or Julie at 250-938-1478.

INFO 9am - 1pm, Lumby Community Park Oval
5/7

Trinity United Church Women’s Spring Tea

 

Trinity United Church is holding their annual Women's Spring Tea on Saturday, May 7th from 2pm to 4pm at 3300 Alexis Park Drive. 

Come out and enjoy cookies, baking, jewelry & accessories, along with a White Elephant Sale.   Cost: Adults $5 Children $2:50

 

INFO 2pm - 4pm, Trinity United Church, Vernon
5/7

Kees Tae Kwon Do fundraiser

Did you know there are actually more humans in slavery today than in any other time in history? On Saturday May 7 at 2pm, Kees Tae Kwon Do students will be joining forces with other martial arts students across Canada to participate in a fundraising campaign that will help fight back against this global problem and literally “BREAK” down the chains of modern day slavery.

The fundraising campaign is called Breaking Boards Breaking Chains or BBBC. BBBC is a high-energy break-a-thon involving martial arts students and a public display of board breaking! Kees Tae Kwon Do students will be holding their event at the studio at 4704-29th st. and hope to raise an impressive amount of money for the cause. Students collect pledges for each board they break and 100% of the proceeds are sent directly to International Justice Mission Canada, an organization that seeks justice for victims of violent oppression (http://www.ijm.ca).

Breaking Boards Breaking Chains started three years ago right here in Canada and is managed by Martial Arts for Justice, a movement founded by Master Dean Siminoff. The idea started small, but it quickly gained momentum on a national level and has now grown to an international level, with schools participating this year from as far away as Rwanda, Africa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfx_OUleBBk).

Many martial arts schools include statements such as being ‘Champions of Freedom and Justice’ in their student oaths, or creed, making participation in the Breaking Boards Breaking Chains campaign a natural fit.  There are approximately 36 million slaves in the world today. But by working hand in hand with International Justice Mission, martial arts schools are literally making and “breaking” a difference in the world.  

INFO 2pm, Kees Tae Kwon Do
5/7

Mixing it Up for Mental Health

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Vernon and District is Mixing It Up for Mental Health. Mental Health week (May 2nd to 8th) is significant in raising awareness of the importance of mental wellness. One of many events that CMHA is hosting “Mixing It Up for Mental Health” is being held at the beautiful Durali Villa on Old Kamloops Road.

This is the 2nd year for the event and again this year, proceeds will support Super Saturdays. This is an early intervention, prevention based program, provided at no cost for children aged 7-12 years old that have   a parent or caregiver living with a mental illness. The group meets once a month for a fun-filled day of recreation and social activities with                    a healthy lunch is made with the kids and nutritional snacks are provided. The nature of the community-based program promotes connection and engagement and offers the opportunity to establish lasting friendships with peers. This is a day that all family members look forward to and for many of the parents this is their only opportunity for a day of personal wellness.

Mixing it Up for Mental Health will be an evening to enjoy the company of others, local entertainment, beverages and appetizers while supporting an important cause through the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. The event is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday, May 7th. Tickets are $35.00 and can be picked up at CMHA, 3100 – 28th Avenue.

INFO 6-9pm, Durali Villa
5/7

Invasion Championship Wrestling

Sun FM is proud to sponsor Invasion Championship Wrestling live in Vernon, featuring WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley with special appearance by the Midget Wrestling Warriors!  It's Bang Bang Foley is Good, on Saturday, May 7th, at the Vernon Rec Centre, 3310 - 37 Avenue, Vernon.  Doors open at 6:30pm and bell time is 7:30pm.  Get your tickets today for this fun family wrestling show at Cotton's Chocolates, Central Barbers, Lake City Casino and Downtown Internet Lounge.  A portion from every ticket sold will be donated to the Vernon Boys and Girls Club and NONA!

INFO 6:30 pm, Vernon Rec Centre
5/7

Fun Night of Jazz

Vernon Jazz Club will be hosting a fun night of jazz from students from both Vernon and Kelowna on Saturday, May 7th starting at 7:30pm.  Featured will be W.L. Seaton Senior jazz Band, Kalamalka Secondary Senior Jazz Band, Bjorn Kriel and Alex Buck Piano Due and Newbob Sextet.  Open to all ages, tickets are $5.

INFO 7:30pm, Vernon Jazz Club
5/8

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Hullcar & Deep Creek Hall in Armstrong is hosting a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 8th, 8am to 11am.  Come out and enjoy a hearty breakfast of buttermilk pancakes, eggs, sausages, homemade baked beans, coffee or juice.

INFO 8am - 11am, Hullcar & Deep Creek Hall, Armstrong
5/8

BBQ & Car Show Fundraiser

Come join Blacktop Performance for a BBQ and Car Show on Sunday, May 8th from 11am to 3pm at 4617A - 34 Street, next to Vernon Auto Towing.  For a minimum donation of $3.00 you can enjoy a hot dog, chips, pop or water and take in an incredible car show!  All proceeds go to support local families battling cancer and to BC Children's Hospital.

INFO 11am - 3pm, 4617A - 34th Street, Vernon
5/11

Let's Talk About University

 

The Student Transition Enrichment Project is presenting Let's Talk About University on Wednesday, May 11th starting at 7pm in the Kal Secondary School gym.  Come listen to several university students speak about their first-year experience and some things they wish they had known.  This presentation is designed for Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Some presenters included are from Queen's University, Mount Royal University UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver.  Parents and students welcome! 

 

The Student Transition Enrichment Project is presenting Let's Talk About University on Wednesday, May 11th starting at 7pm in the Kal Secondary School gym.  Come listen to several university students speak about their first-year experience and some things they wish they had known.  This presentation is designed for Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Some presenters included are from Queen's University, Mount Royal University UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver.  Parents and students welcome! 

INFO 7pm, Kalamalka Secondary School Gym
5/12

IODE Lambly’s Landing Traveling Bake Sale

IODE Lambly’s Landing will be holding their Travelling Bake Sale on Thursday, May 12 from 9am to 11am in downtown Enderby – $3 per plate.

INFO 9am - 11am, Downtown Enderby
5/14

Alexis Park School PAC Ford Drive One 4UR School

The Alexis Park School PAC will be hosting a Ford Drive One 4UR School Event with Watkin Motors on May 14th, 9am to 3pm at Alexis Park School.  Come take a FREE Test-Drive and Ford will donate $20.00 for each test drive up to $6000.00 to our school!  There will be a concession, bouncy castle, mini-putt golf, & face painting for the kids.  Test-Drivers can pre-register at:   www.drive4ur.com/en/alexisparkelementaryschool.

INFO 9am - 3pm, Alexis Park School, Vernon
5/14

Zimbabwe Project Dessert Auction

Sun FM is proud to support the Zimbabwe Project Dessert Auction May 14th at the Prestige Hotel! Get your tickets today for this fun exciting event! Tickets are available at Curves and include dinner, entertainment plus a silent auction! Then after dinner you’ll get the chance to bid on your dessert for your table! With all proceeds going to the Zimbabwe Project!

INFO 5:30pm, Prestige Hotel
5/15

Scotiabank MS Walk

Join us on Sunday, May 15th, for the annual Kelowna Scotiabank MS Walk. Lace up for someone you love and walk, run or roll one of our (3) route lengths (1.75 km, 2.5 km, 4.5 km) around beautiful downtown Kelowna along Okanagan Lake, and through City Park on our fully-accessible routes. Be inspired by comradery and hope as we all band together, get dressed up and help to make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis.  

Start your morning right, with a complimentary light breakfast & coffee served by the HOGS Association while touring our site with Team MS Photos, entertainment and hear from our local hero’s, advocates and volunteers.

 

Join us on Sunday, May 15th, for the annual Kelowna Scotiabank MS Walk. Lace up for someone you love and walk, run or roll one of our (3) route lengths (1.75 km, 2.5 km, 4.5 km) around beautiful downtown Kelowna along Okanagan Lake, and through City Park on our fully-accessible routes. Be inspired by comradery and hope as we all band together, get dressed up and help to make a difference in the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis.  

Start your morning right, with a complimentary light breakfast & coffee served by the HOGS Association while touring our site with Team MS Photos, entertainment and hear from our local hero’s, advocates and volunteers.

INFO 8:30am Check In, Stuart Park, Kelowna
5/15

Come Taste the Valley

Fieldstone Organics in Armstrong is hosting a free tasting event on Sunday, May 15th from 1pm to 4pm at 4851 Schubert Road, Armstrong.  There will be about 20 local producers and processors from the North Okanagan & Shuswap offering tastings of their food and their products will also be available for purchase.  Included are artisan cheese companies, bakeries, vegetable producers, relish, salad dressing producers and more!  There will also be live music and field tours.  Free and for all ages.

INFO 1pm - 4pm, Fieldstone Organics, Armstrong
5/19

YAA Fest 2016

Join Sun FM on location at Yaa Fest! Celebrating Youth and youth achievement in our community!

There will be live youth bands, a skateboard competition, local dance companies, info booths and displays by youth service providers, schools, sports organizations and theatre and art clubs who serve youth in the North Okanagan!  

The Afternoon Drive Show with Karly Fiddes will be on location from 2-6pm in Polson Park!

Yaa Fest is proudly sponsored by Sun FM!

Check them out on Facebook! 

 

INFO 3pm - 7pm, Polson Park, Vernon
5/215/23

98th Annual Falkland Stampede

The 98th Annual Falkland Stampede will be held Saturday, 21 May until Monday, 23 May.  Come out and enjoy world class rodeo, mini chuckwagons, trade expo, dancing (featuring Hog Wild) and a beer garden throughout the weekend and don't forget the parade on Sunday at 1pm.  Tickets available at the gate.  For more information go to www.falklandstampede.ca.

INFO ---, Falkland Stampede Grounds
5/265/28

Venture Training Garage Sale

Venture Training is having a Gigantic Garage Sale over 3 days Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28, inside of the Polson Mall. 9am to 2pm daily.   Proceeds will go towards programs for people with learning disabilities.  Over 30 tables will be set up with new and used items.  To donate, please call John Topping 545-1287 or May Wilson 545-7982.   Garage sale items will be gratefully received and picked up.

INFO 9am - 2pm, The Shops at Polson Park
5/26

Annual Strawberry Shortcake Spring Tea

Vernon Restholm is holding their Annual Strawberry Shortcake Spring Tea on Thursday, May 26th, at 2808 – 35th Street, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Come out and enjoy Strawberry Shortcake & Tea for only $3.00 per person.  There will also be a Raffle, Bake Sale, Craft Sale, & 50/50.

 

INFO 2pm - 3:30pm, Vernon Restholm
5/28

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary Garage Sale

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary is putting on a

“HUGE GARAGE SALE” on Saturday May 28 from

9:00 to 1:00 at the People Place Parking Lot--3402 27th Ave.  “DON’T MISS IT”. Lots of stuff, something for everyone.  All money raised goes to the hospital for needed equipment and patient comfort items.

INFO 9am - 1pm, People Place Parking Lot, Vernon
5/285/29

Pacific Regional Firefit Championships

The Pacific Regional Firefit Championships will be held at Vernon Toyota on 28 - 29 May, starting both days at 10am.  Competition includes tower climb, hose pack carry, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance and victim rescue.  Some of the fastest competitors in the world will join us in May and you can be part of the excitement and support the local effort to raise funds for what we hope could become an annual event with possibility of a Nationals venue.

INFO 10am, Vernon Toyota
5/28

Vintage Quilts Made New Again

Here’s a fun afternoon that will interest all you quilters and admirers of textile art. Remember to give us a call at the museum to reserve your spot! If you cannot make the talk, drop by sometime between May 28th - June 4th to view the quilt display on your own. 

INFO 1:30pm, Vernon Museum
5/28

MASK "Oh What a Night" Vernon Food Bank Fundraiser

Join the members of MASK (Musical Actors and Singers of Kelowna) on a musical tribute to Broadway medleys such as Jersey Boys and Mama Mia and pop selections through the 60's 70's and 80's on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm at the  Power House Theater, 2901 35 Ave.  Makes a great Mother's Day gift!  Partial proceeds go to support Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank.  Vernon tickets available at www.ticketseller.ca

INFO 7:30pm, Power House Theatre, Vernon
6/106/11

Fitness for Families Hockey Challenge

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the Fitness for Families Hockey Challenge all in support of NOYFSS! Join us June 10th and 11th for a one of a kind family hockey tournament complete with NHL Hockey players! Register today at www.noyfss.org! Plus get your tickets for the NOYFSS Social on June 10h! Socialize with NHL players plus bid on some amazing items with the auction, all in support of North Okanagan Youth and Family Services!

INFO ----, Vernon Golf & Country Club
6/11

Relay for Life 2016

The Canadian Cancer Society is putting on the Relay for Life event Saturday June 11th from 4:30pm to 10:30pm at the Greater Vernon Athletic Park.  This is an event to give you the chance to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and join our communities to fight back, so that one day we won’t have to think about cancer.  Every Step you take saves lives, register your team or as an individual got to www.relay.cancer.ca/vernon.

INFO 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Greater Vernon Athletic Park
6/17

3rd Annual Fore-H Golf Classic

Do you like to golf?  Then the 4-H Program wants you!  The 3rd annual FORE-H GOLF CLASSIC is being held on Friday, June 17th at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon and you’re invited!

Join the 4H community for a great day of golf in the sunny Okanagan to raise funds for youth programs.  For $200/person or $800/foursome you receive 18 Holes of golf on a championship course (Shot Gun Start), shared power cart, practice range balls, golf shirt, banquet dinner/BBQ, competition Hole Prizes and Silent Auction.

Visit the 4H website at www.bc4h.bc.ca for more information.

 

INFO ---, Spallumacheen Golf & Country Club
6/186/19

Hockey Night in Canada: Play On! 4 on 4

Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is Canada's most amazing street hockey tournament and outdoor hockey festival and we're happy to announce that Play On! is being brought to Kelowna, June 18-19 by Choices Markets.  The street hockey action you've grown to love will once again take place on the streets surrounding Prospera Place.

This year, Play On! Kelowna is looking for 200 teams in divisions for all genders, skill levels, and ages.  New divisions have been added for 45+ and 55+ players as well as a division for each birth year from age 7-19.  Proceeds from the UPS Corporate Division will once again go to United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen.

Each player in the event receives a commemorative Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! Kelowna t-shirt and an assortment of neat items from national and local sponsors.

So call your friends, put your team together and prepare yourself - because Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! will be one of the most memorable events of your summer!!

June 18 - June 19

Early Bird Registration: June 1, 2016 / Midnight
Final Registration: June 13, 2016 / Midnight*
* an extra fee of $65 will be added to each team registering after the early bird registration deadline.
Prospera Place
1223 Water Street Kelowna B.C.
For more information, or to register, visit:
https://www.playon.ca/events/kelowna

INFO Various, Prospera Place
6/26

Coldstream Fire Department Community Day

The Coldstream Fire Department will be hosting a community day on Sunday, June 26th from 11am - 3pm at the Coldstream Fire Department. There will be live fire hands on fire extinguisher training, a BBQ, a bouncy castle for the kids as well as a kids firefit course and a vehicle extrication demo at 12noon and at 2pm.  Everyone is welcome!.

INFO 11am - 3pm, Coldstream Fire Department
 
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