Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location
2/44/8

Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent

2015 is the fourth year that the Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent is organizing events to spotlight original singers and songwriters from the Okanagan.  Dates for the 2015 contest are set for 6-8pm on February 4, March 4, and April 8 at the Lake Country Coffee House. 

“Have you got singing and songwriting talents?” asks Jennifer Boal, founder of Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent.  “The annual contest was designed to spotlight original singers/songwriters and give them the opportunity to win some studio recording time and performance opportunities.  The multi-evening contest allows performers, over the age of 12, to showcase their music for a panel of judges, and experience the positive feedback from a small live audience. I’ve been amazed by some of the talented musicians from Lake Country that have participated in the annual contest!  Brief video clips of 2013 and 2014 performers are available at www.lakecountryopenmic.ca to give you a flavor of the talent we have locally.” 

The Lake Country Coffee House is a cozy venue where local entertainment is really celebrated and supported by residents and visitors alike.  The top five performers in 2014 included Aaron Gordon, Brandy Moore, Ben Klick, Madeleine and Abby Ertel, as well as Michael Painchaud.  The judges had a tough time choosing the prize winners.  Performer prizes include pro audio recording/production time with Dan Marcelino of DMA Studios as well as opportunities to perform through the Lake Country Open Air Performance Society, Parks Alive, ArtWalk, Penticton Festivals, and the IPE. 

Registration forms for the 2015 contest are available at the Lake Country Coffee House at 10345 Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country, or can be downloaded from the website at www.lakecountryopenmic.ca

INFO 6-8pm - Feb 4, Mar 4 & April 8, Lake Country Coffee House
2/134/1

Vernon and District Baseball Registration

Sun FM is proud to support Vernon and District Baseball! Registration is on now! Register today for the 2015 Baseball Season! Take advantage of early bird rates by registering before March 1st. Registration closes April 1st.

Visit Vernon and Distirct Baseball online for more info and to register today! 

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
3/24/26

Santa's Anonymous Birthdays

Many North Okanagan children don’t experience those magical birthday moments that every child should get to.....

With your help, Santas Anonymous Birthdays is changing that.  Help children up to 12 years ENJOY their special day through Santas Anonymous Birthdays – Putting Big Smiles on Little Faces ALL YEAR!  Proudly supported by Sun FM.

Call Santa's Anonymous today and see how you can get involved! 

(250) 542-4448

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
3/134/26

Houses for Hope

Sun FM is proud to support the Village Green Centre’s House’s for Hope campaign! Make your bid on one of these fabulous playhouses sponsored and decorated by local businesses. Each playhouse will be auctioned off by the Village Green Centre from April 10 - 26, with all funds going to the Women’s Transition House! 

For more information visit the Village Green Centre online.

INFO n/a, Village Green Centre
3/134/26

Funtastic Registration

Sun FM is proud to be your official Radio Station of Funtastic! Are you ready to play in Canada's Biggest Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival? This super fun competition invites ball players of all skill levels to play. Register your team today at FuntasticSports.ca. The tournament is already almost 70% full! So don't miss out! 

Funtastic is June 26th to 29th, register your team today! All skill levels are welcome!! Register online at Funtastic Sports.ca or call (250) 558-7756

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
3/154/30

Spring Yard Waste Drop Off

FREE SPRING YARD WASTE DROP-OFF PERIOD RETURNS The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) would like to remind residents that the spring free yard and garden waste drop-off period at all RDNO Recycling and Disposal Facilities (RDFs) will begin Sunday, March 15, 2015 and end Thursday, April 30, 2015. Leaves, grass, mulch, flowers, vegetable stalks, wood or herbaceous waste, wood chips, wind fallen fruit and vegetables, trimmings and prunings less than 20 cm in diameter and two (2) metres long and other organic material originating from residential yard and garden maintenance is accepted free-of-charge at the Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, and Lumby RDFs, and the Kingfisher and Cherryville Transfer Stations (TSs). This program is for yard and garden waste self-hauled by residents or from residential municipal collection programs only. Yard waste does not include animal feces, cardboard, plastic, soil, rocks, fencing, fabric, netting and other non-vegetated landscaping and gardening waste. Please remove bagged yard waste from bags. Any material other than yard waste in the yard waste pile is not permitted. The fee for yard and garden waste at all RDNO RDFs and TSs during the remainder of the year is $20 per metric tonne with a $4 minimum charge. Operating hours are posted at each facility and are also available online at www.rdno.ca/rdf-hours. Residents are asked to properly secure yard waste loads with a tarp or cargo net. Please help keep our roads safe and clean. For further information, please contact the RDNO at recycle@rdno.ca or 250-550-3700.

INFO n/a, Vernon BC
3/195/21

Okanagan Print Triennial

Launched in 2009 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Okanagan Print Triennial will once again take place in the spring of 2015 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The brainchild of Kelowna-based printmaker Briar Craig, and supported by the Kelowna Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia, and Vernon Public Art Gallery, this exhibition is an open, juried show dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made with printmaking in Canada and beyond. The winner of each Triennial is given a solo show at the gallery not hosting the show the third year following. The curators look forward to installing and unveiling the works of printmakers of all stripes, and then to engaging with our local publics in discussion and exchange about this fascinating aspect of contemporary art practice.

Check out the Vernon Art Gallery online for more info! 

Proudly sposnored by Sun FM! 

INFO Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Vernon Public Art Gallery
4/14/30

United Way Online Auction

Sun FM is proud to support the United Way Online Auction!

Bid online and support the United Way and all the good work they do in our community. 

Running April 1 to April 30th click here for more details.

INFO N/A, Online
4/2

The Bay Giving Day

On April 2nd, 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 April 2nd and Give to local charities in our area! 

 

 


INFO 9:30am-9pm, The Bay - Vernon - Village Green Centre
4/2

The Science in Society Speaker Series presents Dr. Mark MacLachlan

BUG SHELLS AND BUTTERFLY WINGS: Can nature inspire the creation on new materials?

Dr. Mark MacLachlan is in the business of creating materials about one-thousandth of the width of a hair and therefor can only be “seen” with an electron microscope. Many of these materials mimic the structural features used by nature, such as in the coloration of beetles and butterflies. These materials are important for developing reflective window coatings, sensors, and many other applications.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm – Okanagan College Vernon Campus 7000 College Way, Coldstream, BC (Lecture Theatre)

Tickets available at the Okanagan Science Centre. To purchase tickets visit the OSC in Polson Park or call (250) 545-3644.

$7 in advance or $10 at the door

INFO 7:30pm, Okanagan College Vernon Campus
4/9

Proving Ground

Sun FM is proud to present Proving Ground! A thrash wrestling grudge match at the Vernon Rec Centre April 9th! Sun FM’s own April Lyn will even be wrestling! Get your tickets today for this fun family wrestling show! $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon – supporting the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital! Get your tickets today at Sun FM or at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation! 

Check out Invasion Wrestling Online for more info! 

INFO 7pm, Vernon Rec Centre
4/10

Flights of Fancy

Are you an eagle? A peacock? A hummingbird? Find your "Inner Bird" at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre's "Flights of Fancy" dinner and auction at the Best Western Vernon Lodge on Friday, April 10, 2015. (Feathers encouraged.)

Tickets are on sale at the Ticketseller ($65.00 each or $500.00 for a table of eight.) Book now to receive the Snowbird Special of five auction bucks and enter into the early bird draw for $50 auction bucks! (deadline Sunday, March 15th midnight)

Enjoy an evening of nature with dinner, Silent and Live Auction with all proceeds going towards educational and other programmes at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. 

This would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves nature for any season and is ready just in time for the holiday season!

Proudly sposnored by Sun FM! Visit ticketseller.ca to buy your tickets today! 

INFO 5pm, Best Western Vernon Lodge
4/10

The Comic Strippers

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada's best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy! it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they dance. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The comic strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.
WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity

Head to Ticketseller.ca to buy your tickets! 

INFO 8pm, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
4/11

Spring Fiesta!

Sun Fm is proud to support the 8th Annual Kindale Development Associations Spring Fiesta! Putting the "FUN" into "FUN"draising!!! This event is so much fun, you can't miss out! 

Dance to The Goods, yummy appetizers from Fairways Bistro & Catering, fun dance lessons from Lorna Robb and much more.  All in support of Kindale and people in our community!

Tickets are ONLY available in advance for $20 from Village Green Liquor Store, Kindale office in Armstrong or please call Cindy (250) 503-7974. Or buy your tickets online! Visit them on Facebook for more info! 

INFO 7pm, Vernon Rec Centre
4/11

Lumby Trade Fair

Come discover Lumby! Join the Lumby Chamber of Commerce for the annual Lumby Trade Fair! See all the amazing businesses Lumby has to offer! Plus there will be tons of free samples and giveaways! 

See you there! 

Check out the Lumby Chamber online for more info! 

INFO 10-6pm, Lumby curling rink
4/12

Spring Scrapbook Retreat

A Spring Scrapbook Retreat will be held on Sunday April 12th at the Hullcar Hall in Armstrong.  Cost is $30.00 which includes hot home-made lunch, all day coffee/tea, coffee break goodies, a large well-lit workspace, gifts and prizes.  Pre-registration is appreciated by calling Sherri at 250-546-1944.

INFO ---, Hullcar Hall, Armstrong
4/165/28

The Family Resource Centre’s Senior Support Volunteer Program

GET INVOLVED & MAKE A DIFFERENCE! - If you are a person who enjoys spending time with seniors and wants to make a difference in someone’s life…..we have an opportunity for you! The Family Resource Centre’s Senior Support Volunteer program pairs volunteers with clients who need a friendly, helping hand and a listening ear.  Training is provided for the volunteers and the next session will run for 7 sessions on Thursdays – April 16 – May 28 from 9am until noon at the People Place.  Learn more about this opportunity on our website – www.vernonfrc.ca – or by calling Karen at the Family Resource Centre – 250-545-3390.

INFO 9am - 12 noon, People Place
4/18

Dial-a-Lawyer Day

What is Dial-A-Lawyer Day?  This event is a popular part of Law Week. BC residents are invited to call in for a free 15-minute legal consultation in six areas of law. The objective of the program is to aid with specific inquires of the law, with the goal of eliminating the “mystique” associated with lawyers and legal system.

Lawyers who practice Family and Wills & Estate law are invited to give free expert advice to the public on Saturday, April 18, 2015 between 10 am and 2 pm.

  • Provide Public Legal Education
  • Provide Summary Advice
  • Commitment to Access to Justice
  • Give back to the Community
  • Camaraderie
INFO 10am - 2pm, 1-888-687-3404
4/18

JCI Hospital Gala

Sun FM sponsors the JCI Hospital Gala! April 18th at the Best Western Vernon Lodge! This years gala is SOLD OUT but you can still get involved. Contact JCI to donate items for the silent auction and make a difference! This year’s proceeds will go towards completing the final two floors of the new Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee!

Donate an auction item to help support the event! Email gala@jcivernon.com to get involved! Or visit JCI Vernon​ on Facebook today!

 

INFO 5:30pm, Best Western Vernon Lodge
4/25

Spring Market

If you are a home based business then Hullcar Hall Community in Armstrong is looking for you for their annual Spring Market at Hullcar Hall on Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 2pm.  Table rental is $25.00 with proceeds from rental going to the Hullcar Building Fund.  For more information or to reserve a table call Sherri at 250-546-1944.

INFO 9am - 2pm, Hullcar Hall, Armstrong
4/25

4th Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser

The Vernon Lions Club is pleased to present its 4th Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th at the Schubert Centre, 3505 - 30 Avenue, Vernon.  The event includes dinner and raffle basket extravaganza to benefit Independent Living Vernon Youth Programs and the Schubert Centre Society Hearing Project.  Cocktails at 5pm, Murder Mystery Part 1 at 6pm, dinner at 7:15pm and Murder Mystery Part 2 at 8:15pm.  Tickets are $48.00 and available at the Schubert Centre or through Vernon Lion Patrick Rutten, 250-549-3090.

INFO 5pm, Schubert Centre
4/25

Dessert Auction

Bring the Family for the annual Zimabbwe Project Dinner and Dessert Auction! Tickets are just $30 or 2 for $50! Come for dinner and then bid on your dessert! Tons of delicious desserts will be up for bid, plus a silent auction with tons of amazing items to bid on! With proceeds going to the Zimbabwe Project, helping communities and orphanages in Zimbabwe become self sustaining, through pig, poultry, tree, gardening, sewing, carpentry and other projects! Get your tickets today at Curves in Vernon or online at Zimbabwe Project Online today!

INFO 5:30pm, Prestige Hotel
4/29

Spelling Bee

What's all the Buzz about? Sun FM is proud to support the 8th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge supporting the Junction Literacy Centre!

The Junction Literacy Centre works with community partners and volunteers to address gaps in literacy services and improve the public's awareness of literacy issues.  They also work to manage programs that support the literacy and learning needs of children, youth and seniors and encourage a love of reading through a variety of events.

Register your team, sponsor a student or just find out more at the Junction Literacy Centres website.

 

INFO 7:30 am, Best Western Vernon Lodge
4/30

12th Annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon

Vernon’s #1 HIT Music Station, 105.7 Sun FM will hold its annual “Have a Heart” Radiothon, from 6 am - 6 pm on Thursday April 30th, at the Village Green Centre.  Sun FM is committed to helping children in the North Okanagan, ensuring that they have access to the best possible health care.  In 2014, your caring support and that of others, helped to raise over $50,000. The proceeds purchased 2 Vein Viewers, 1 for the Emergency Department and the other for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

This year, The Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon will celebrate its 12th Anniversary!  Our goal, with your help, is to purchase 3 pieces of needed equipment for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit. The GlideScope is a video laryngoscope, providing a clear and real time view of airways, enabling quick and easy intubation on babies and children’s small throats. 

The second piece is a Broselow crash cart designed to accommodate medical supplies needed in a crisis situation.  It has colour coded drawers that relate to the varying ages and sizes of a children receiving care.  As you can imagine, equipment needed to resuscitate a baby who is 29 days old will vary greatly from a teenager who is 17 years old. The Broselow cart allows for fast action to be taken when saving a child’s life. 

The final item on the list is a Bilirubinometer that uses a light instead of a needle to assess the risk of Jaundice in newborn babies.

We at Sun FM are grateful for your past support and invite you to once again be a part of this exciting event. All donations and challenges will be acknowledged on-air during Radiothon. For any business donation over $500, we will reserve a high-profile time slot for a representative from your company to present your pledge to Brian Martin & Betty Selin “live” on air during our Radiothon. This will also be your opportunity to challenge others.  We want to highlight the efforts of individuals or employees and their involvement in the community.

And new this year make your donation in Armstrong as well! Visit April Lyn on location at Askews from 2-5pm in Armstrong to make a donation!

Email us about your Radiothon fundraising event or to find out how you can get involved at reception@thesunonline.ca   

INFO 6am-6pm, Village Green Centre
5/3

Hike for Hospice

Sun FM is proud to support the annual Hike for Hospice - come out and join us! Get a team together, just make a donation and come out and enjoy the event! We encourage the entire community to celebrate the lives of loved ones as we “hike” (stroll) around Polson Park.

Pancake Breakfast $5 – 8:30–9:45 am
Registration – 9:15 am
Start – 10:00 am
Celebration in the Park – 11:00 am

Location: Polson Park – No pets please

You’re invited! Bring a picnic and a blanket—join us for a community celebration and entertainment. If you don’t want to participate on a team, or walk as a participant, just join us for the fun! All ages are welcome and there is something for everyone. Entertainment, Crafts, face painting, lawn games & much more. 

For more information visit the Hike for Hospice Info Page

INFO 8:30am, Polson Park
5/3

MS Walk

Kelowna

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Register here!


Location: Stuart Park, 1430 Water Street

Early Check-in Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Early Check-in Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Early Check-in Location: MS Society Okanagan Chapter Office, #230 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

Check-in Time: 9:00am
Start Time: 10:30am 
Route Length(s): 1.75km, 2.5km and 4.5km 

 

Take a walk along the beautiful Okanagan lakeshore and show your support for the over 800 people in our communities who live with MS! The Kelowna Scotiabank MS Walk brings together participants from throughout the Okanagan Chapter area.

So let’s fill Stuart Park with people who have raised funds with their co-workers, friends, caregivers or family.  There will be activities for children, music, food, beverages, awards and prizes as part of this celebration.

Stuart Park and the route are fully accessible and easy for walkers, scooters, wheel chairs, or baby strollers to roll along. 

For assistance with your personal fundraising page please contact Miriam King at Miriam.king@mssociety.ca or call the office at 250-762-5850.

 

For more information click here!

INFO 2pm, Stuart Park
5/7

Woman of the Year Gala

Woman of the Year Gala is proudly supported by Sun FM!

Each year the Woman of the Year Gala event recognizes outstanding women within our community and we need your help to honor these amazing women.

Early Bird Special: $40 until May 1st. Regular Price: $50

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

at the Prestige Hotel

4411 – 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T3N7

To submit nominations or to buy tickets please visit the Vernon Woman in Business page

INFO 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Prestige Hotel
5/9

Splash of Color Fun Run

Splash of Colour is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colour crazy morning with your friends and family. With a pancake brakfast and entertainment for the whole family it's sure to be a fun day!

As the run begins, each participant will be dressed in their new white Splash of Colour t-shirt and sunglasses and will head for the first marker which will be all decked out with colourful flags and volunteers waiting to shower them with a brilliant cloud of coloured powder. At the next marker, a different coloured cloud will be waiting and by the end of the run, each participant will be covered in five vibrant colours. The full route for Splash of Colour is just under 5km in total.  

You will also be proud to know that you are helping to send over 800 kids with disabilities throughout BC and the Yukon for a week long camping experience at one of three Easter Seals camps.  Most importantly all of the funds raised in the Okanagan will go to support Easter Seals Camp Winfield.  

For full details and registration for the event visit the Easter Seals Splash of Color Page.

INFO 7:30am - 1pm, Kin Park
5/295/30

Fitness for Families Hockey Challenge

Come and Play Hockey with an NHL Hockey Player!!

Sun FM is proud to support the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services annual Fitness for Families Hockey Challenge FUNDRAISER!!

Friday May 29, 2015 - Community Partners of NOYFSS Social and Auction.  Socialize with corporate partners, NHL players, and NOYFSS supporters!

Saturday May 30, 2015 - Family Fun Day, Concessions, and Hockey Game!! At the Okanagan Training Rink.

Different levels of corporate sponsorships are available as well as individual participation.  Space is limited so sign up now! Get all the details from the NOYFSS website.

INFO N/A, Okanagan Training Rink
6/6

Relay for Life

The Canadian Cancer Society is putting on the Relay for Life event taking place Saturday May 30th in Penticton and Saturday June 6th in Kelowna and Vernon.

 

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 here! Early Bird Registration ends March 1st, 2015.

Event Details:

Pen High Track,
Penticton, British Columbia
May 30, 2015 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

City Park,
Kelowna, British Columbia
June 6, 2015 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

Polson Park,
Vernon, British Columbia
June 6, 2015 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

For more information click here!

 

INFO 11am, Polson Park
9/199/20

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.

Participate

Start a team

Join a team

Join as individual

Quick Links

Photo Gallery

Mission First Honour Roll

Top Online Fundraisers

Top Online Teams

 

 

For More information Click here!

INFO Various, Various
9/26

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
 
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