Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location
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!

Make your bid and help over twenty charitable community organizations during the United Way Spring Online Auction. Place your bid on incredible getaways, golf games, jewellery, and more. 

Proceeds 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
4/165/28

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
4/215/18

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 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
4/214/25

Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store

Fill a bag for a toonie all this week at the Mission Dollar Bin Thrift store and enter to win a $10 gift certificate for May!!   Choose from clothing, footwear, dishes, paintings, books, videos, etc.  Open Tues thru Sat, 9am to 5pm at 3008 - 34h Street near Surplus Herbys.  All proceeds stay here at our Mission to help feed, clothe and offer support and training to those in need.  Like to feel great?----talk to us about volunteering!

INFO 9am - 5pm, 3008 - 34h Street
4/25

Armstrong Farmers Market

The first market of the season is Saturday, April 25th at the IPE Fairgrounds in Armstrong and it looks like local asparagus will be ready!!!.  The Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners will be in attendance with an advice clinic and offering free gardening advice. 

INFO 8am - 12 noon, IPE Fairgrounds, Armstrong
4/25

2nd Vernon Girl Guides

2nd Vernon Girl Guides are looking for clean, gently used clothing for their fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th from 8am-1pm at the Elk’s Hall. All Clothing, Books (hundreds of them), and concession items are just $1.00 each. And of course we have Girl Guide cookies for $5 a box. The Elk’s will also be hosting a $5 Pancake Breakfast which includes sausage or bacon and a coffee.

For donation pick up, please email 2ndvernongg@gmail.com or call 250-558-9970.

INFO 8am - 1pm, Elk's Hall, Vernon
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

O'Keefe Swap Meet and Garage Sale

The O'Keefe Ranch will be holding a spring garage sale to raise funds for the Balmoral School roof.  If you are looking for that unique collectible or piece of yard art check it out.  Antiques, farm implements,and so much more!

Book your own table for $20 or if you have items to donate you can call for pick up.  For more details click here.

INFO 9am-3pm, Historic O'Keefe Ranch
4/25

IODE Lambly's Landing Garage Sale

Saturday, April 25 – IODE Lambly’s Landing Chapter Garage Sale at Barnes Park Museum Gazebo from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Sales are mainly by donation.

INFO 9am - 1pm, Barnes Park Museum Gazebo
4/25

Vernon Alano Club Garage Sale

The Vernon Alano Club Garage Sale, BBQ and bottle drive takes place Saturday, April 25th behind Knox Pres Church on Alexis Park Drive from 9am to 1pm.   No early birds please!   Coffee, pop, hotdogs, hamburgers and great bargains all at one location!!  All proceeds benefit building maintenance for this non-profit organization.

INFO 9am - 1pm, Knox Pres Church, Vernon
4/25

Hoof 'N Boots 4-H Garage/Tack Sale

Hoof 'N Boots 4-H is hosting a fundraising Garage/Tack Sale on April 25 at Askews in Armstrong, 9am - 3pm. Tables are available for $25. All proceeds from table rentals go directly to the club. Come out and help support Enderby/Armstrong 4-H youth. Contact via email - hooCnboots4h@gmail.com or Cathy 250-306-0168.

INFO 9am - 3pm, Askew Foods, Armstrong
4/25

Saving Grace Dog Rescue BBQ & Adoption Day

Saving Grace Dog Rescue will be holding a BBQ and adoption day event on Saturday, 25 April from 10am to 3pm at Petland in Vernon with proceeds going directly to Saving Graces Dog Rescue Society.  There will also be a bake sale and you can enter our raffle with a donation of food,dry or canned, for our shelter dogs.  We are looking for fosters and volunteers so come chat with us during the event.  We will also have the Brazilian Dog Guru joining us to answer any questions you may have about dog training. 

INFO 10am - 3pm, Petland, Vernon
4/25

International Astronomy Day

International Astronomy Day with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

 

Look way up!

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Okanagan Centre and the Okanagan Science Centre are celebrating International Astronomy Day at the OSC. A number of presentations by RASC members are planned including: "It IS Rocket Science!" - meet a real rocket scientist Jerry Thompson who worked on the NASA Mars Mariner spacecraft in the mid-1960s, "Astroimages by Local RASC Members" - an exhibition of local images of cosmic wonders presented by member Sean Berglund, and "Star Legends" - stories about the constellations and the stars given by longtime member Hugh Carter. Members of the local RASC group will also show visitors the sun through their telescopes using solar filters from 1 to 4 PM nearby at the Floral Clock in Polson Park

 

Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission by donation for non-members; FREE for members! 

Visit the Okanagan Science Centre website for more information.

INFO 11am to 4pm, Okanagan Science Centre
4/25

Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show at the Okanagan Science Centre

 

Learn the names of the stars and the myths behind the names at the only planetarium in the BC Interior.

 

Saturday, April 25 (with two shows at 12:00 and 3:30 pm)

Included with regular admission for non-members; FREE for members!

Visit the Okanagan Science Centre website for more information.

INFO 12 pm and 3:30 pm, Okanagan Science Centre
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
4/26

Unplug and Play Scavenger Hunt

Unplug and Play Scavenger Hunt at the Okanagan Science Centre

 

The Okanagan Science Centre has been invaded by vultures, hyenas, army ants, lobsters and an army of other scavengers. Come help us seek them out in our Unplug and Play Scavenger Scavenger Hunt.

 

Sunday, April 26 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE admission – sponsored by Nixon Wenger LLP

Visit the Okanagan Science Centre website for more info.

INFO 11am to 4pm, Okanagan Science Centre
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
4/305/3

Vernon Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

The Vernon Friends of the Library will be holding their giant annual book sale at the Vernon Curling Rink from April 30-May 3.  Hours are Thursday 3pm-9pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.  All proceeds go to fund non-budget items at the library such as children’s programming.  To donate books or for more information, please call Linda at 250-549-1466.

INFO ---, Vernon Curling Rink
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 2 pieces of needed equipment for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit. First, 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.

You can make an online donation NOW to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital directly by
going the VJH Foundation Donation Page.

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!

To find out more about even more about Radiothon (including some of the events planned) click here!

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
4/30

Breakfast Bags for Babies

Breakfast Bags for Babies is back!

Stop by on Thursday April 30th across from the Ellison Elementary School between 7 and 10am and grab your breakfast on the run by donation to help raise money for Have a Heart Radiothon and the kids at Vernon Jubilee Hospital! Thanks to Fulton Leadership for putting on this event again.  

If you have breakfast items to donate for the bags please contact kristy.carruthers@bellmedia.ca for more information

INFO 7am to 10am, Across from Ellison School
5/1

NOCLS Golf Classic

Sun FM is proud to support the NOCLS 24th 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 – NOON APRIL 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

6:00pm Team Draw night

7:00pm BBQ

7:30pm Caddy Auction

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

12:30pm Shotgun Start

6:15pm  Refreshments

6:45pm Auction

7:45pm Supper

8:15pm Awards

9:00pm Video Presentation

 

For more information and to register visit the NOCLS website

INFO 12:30 to 6pm, Vernon Golf and Country Club
5/1

Grannies a Gogo

A Travelogue: “Antarctica: a Vast and Silent World” will be presented by Sharron Simpson for Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon - South Africa Connection on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 pm at The People Place, 3402 - 27th Ave, Vernon.

Admission is $5 at the door. Join us to explore the wild crystalline beauty of one of our last true frontiers.  

Proceeds support Grandmothers in Africa raising their Aids orphaned grandchildren.       

For more information visit Grannies a Gogo

INFO 7pm, The People Place, 3402-27th Ave
5/2

Mixen It UP For Mental Health - Silent auction/appies/drinks

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Vernon and District is fortunate to have a team of
committee members who are passionate about Mental Health and breaking down the stigma for those
who have experienced mental illness. Each year these individuals have worked very hard at helping us to
make Ride Don’t Hide a tremendous success.
This year we are proud to present Mixing it Up for Mental Health which is taking place on Saturday
evening, May 2nd at the beautiful Durali Villa. This event will kick off Mental Health Week (May 4-10) as
well as help launch the awareness campaign for Ride Don’t Hide 2015.
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.
We are hoping that you will participate through a donation of a Silent Auction item to help contribute to
the success of this evening. We are also gathering some door prizes for the riders of the Ride Don’t Hide
event if that is something you are interested in. Your name will be tastefully displayed with each item as
well as on a list of donors at the event. There will be an ad placed in the Morning Star following Ride
Don’t Hide thanking all our contributors.
If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful evening, tickets will be available for purchase at
CMHA and we would love to see you there. You can call and reserve a ticket at 250-542-3114

INFO 6-9, Durali Villa
5/25/3

Kids Fishing Weekend

Kalamalka Fly Fishers will be holding their annual Kids Fishing Weekend at Vernon's Polson Park on May 2nd and 3rd from 9 am until 4 pm daily.  The duck pond will be cleaned, refilled, and will be stocked with 900 rainbow trout courtesy of the Fresh Water Fisheries Society.  Children 4 to 14 are invited to come and try their luck at catching a limit of 2 trout per day.  Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rods and bait will be available for those who do not have their own.  Join us on Wednesday,  April 29th at 11:00 a.m. and watch the tanker truck release the trout into the pond.

INFO 9am - 4pm, Polson Park, Vernon
5/2

Shoppers Drug Mart Incredible Gala

Sun FM is proud to support the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  All proceeds raised will go toward the purchase of a Mobile Mammography Vehicle for use right here in BC!

Join them for a day of beauty at the 27th Street Shoppers Drug Mart on May 2nd from 10am to 5pm!

MC College will be onsite doing makeovers and local businesses will have live demos to help you look and feel your best!  Plus enter to win big prize giveaways – including floor tickets to see Taylor Swift in Vancouver, a night at the Prestige Inn and so much more!

INFO 10am to 5pm, Shoppers Drug Mart - 4376 27th Street, Vernon
5/2

Vernon’s 3rd Annual Repair Cafe

Vernon’s 3rd Annual Repair Cafe, May 2 from 11am - 3pm at the Okanagan Science Centre.  Bring your broken computers, electronics and small appliances, knick-knacks that need gluing, knives and tools that need sharpening, musical instruments that need repairing or stringing, torn or moth eaten clothing or knitwear, and your dysfunctional bicycles and skateboards, and we’ll help you fix them!  There will even be a food vendor on site for munchies and beverages. Sponsors are Vernon In Transition, in cooperation with the Okanagan Science Centre and RDNO.  For more information contact us at: VernonInTransition@gmail.com.

INFO 11am - 3pm, Okanagan Science Centre
5/2

Trinity United Church UCW Spring Tea

Trinity United Church UCW will be holding their Spring Tea on Saturday May 2nd, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 3300 Alexis Park Drive.  Cost is Adults $5, and Children $2.50 and there will be cookies, baking, jewelry & accessories, and a White Elephant sale!

INFO 2pm - 4pm, 3300 Alexis Park Drive
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
5/55/10

Caravan Farm Theatre "In Like a Lion"

Sun FM is proud to support the Caravan Farm Theatre and their first ever Spring Show of "In Like a Lion"  A new comedy inspired by the myth of Persephone and the return of spring.

This show features a four horse chariot, live music and a childrens chorus and is on for one week only!

Nightly at 7:30 pm with weekend matiness at 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For tickets and more info visit caravanfarmtheatre.com

INFO 7:30 pm, Caravan Farm Theatre
5/6

McHappy Day

Sun FM is proud to sponsor Mc Happy Day on May 6th!  

Funds raised will go to support childrens charities across Canada.  Join Sun FM at the McDonalds locations throughout Vernon all day, and support childrens charities!  

Join the April Show on location May 6th from 2-6pm at the 5301-25th Ave location!

INFO All Day, McDonalds 5301-25th Ave location
5/7

Your Moment for Mental Health Breakfast

Sun FM is proud to support Your Moment for Mental Health breakfast by donation hosted by JCI Vernon at the Village Green Centre May 7th from 7 to 10 am.  

With your minimum donation of $5 you receive breakfast and a coffee sponsored by Starbucks, A&W, Save of Foods and Vernon Telescope Nature and Science.  

Stop by, grab your breakfast to go and help raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Illness Family Support Centre.

INFO 7am to 10am, Village Green Centre
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 breakfast 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 8am - 1pm, Kin Park
5/9

Armstrong Farmers Market - Mother's Day

Saturday, May 9th will be the Mothers' Day Market and as a special treat the traditional Maypole Dancers of Armstrong Elementary School will perform.  Enjoy Mothers' Day at the Market and pick up delicious, fresh produce!

INFO 8am - 12 noon, IPE Fairgrounds, Armstrong
5/9

O'Keefe Ranch Opening Day/Mothers Day Crafts

OPENING DAY/MAKING CRAFTS FOR MOM  

Sat, May 9th, 2015 - Ranch is open 10:00am to 5:00pm 

Craft activities for Mother's Day - from 11:00am to 3:00pm 

 

Family Rate:  $ 25.00 (2 adults & 3 school aged children)

Individual Rate: $ 8.00 per person 

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Kick off the season with us at the Ranch!!!

 Make mom a special gift from one of our craft stations 

 Dress up and take your own photo's (Bunk House) 

 Book signing with Ken Mather and his NEW book 

 See the Model Railroad Display 

 Visit Burt at the Pottery Shop  

 Tractor Hay Rides (weather permitting) 

 Name our NEW baby lambs 

 See what Mrs Schubert is up to in the Schubert house 

 Pick up your favorite candy in the General Store

 Bring your toonies and enjoy a stage coach ride

For more info visit the Historic O'Keefe Ranch Website
INFO 10am to 5pm, O'Keefe Ranch
5/14

Concussion in BC - an Invisible Epidemic

Sun FM is proud to support the Braintrust Canada presentation of Concussion in BC an Invisible Epidemic on Thursday, May 14th, at 5:30pm.

Dr Shelina Babul will be presenting this informative seminar, where you will learn more about concussion and brain injury including an exciting new concussion training tool.

Tickets are $10 and available in advance at the Source for Sports - 5601, 27th Street, Vernon or at the door.  Seating is extremely limited so advance purchase is recommended. 

For more information on Braintrust Canada visit their website

INFO 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, VantageOne Soccer Centre - 6601 Okanagan Landing Road
5/14

YAA Fest

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 April Show will be on location from 2-6pm in Polson Park!

Yaa Fest is proudly sponsored by Sun FM! Visit them on Facebook today!

 

INFO 3pm to 7pm, Polson Park
5/23

Xerindipity Workshop - Composting

Beginners and experts are welcome to join this Q & A session to fine tune backyard composting techniques.

INFO 1pm to 2pm, Polson Park at the Xerindipity Garden
5/23

Roaring 20's Fundraiser Gala

Dust off those dancing shoes “baby” and brush up on your foxtrot, Charleston and American tango. The Roaring 20’s Fundraising Gala in support of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives will be held May 23rd, 2015 with doors opening at 5:00pm. The 1920’s themed dinner and dance will be held at Paddlewheel Park Hall overlooking picturesque Okanagan Lake. 1920’s attire is encouraged. 

We’ll have both live and silent auctions. Local boat maker Gordon Dimsdale has graciously donated a handcrafted dory boat and a cedar strip canoe for our live auction. Waterway Houseboats has donated a houseboat vacation package and we’ll also have prints by Allan Brooks and Rod Tribiger up for grabs during our live auction. There will be something of interest to everyone with a wide variety of silent auction items as well.

Not to be missed, during the evening, is a tour of our newest satellite museum, the Okanagan Landing Stationhouse Museum. Step back to a time when travel down the lake depended on the elegant paddlewheel steamers and discover the history of the shipyards and railroad station. A 21 foot scale model of the Landing as it appeared circa 1914 is highlighted within the museum.

Then dance the night away with live 20’s period music by Monty’s 3 Piece Band. A cash bar will be open throughout the evening. 

50/50 tickets will be sold at the gala in addition to being pre-sold at the museum. 

All proceeds from the event will go directly to support the museum, its programs and our growing number of satellite museums. Tickets are $45/person and are available at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives until May 16th. For more information call (250) 542-3142.

INFO 5pm, Paddlewheel Park hall
5/24

Five Fathoms Tattoo Custom Flash Day Fundraiser

Five Fathoms will be holding first come, first serve tattoos starting at $50.00 (cash only) on May 24th starting at 9am and going until late.  Tons of designs to choose from by over 12 of Canada's top tattooers with all money raised going to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  There will also be live DJ set by DMAN from Calgary and music by Vernon's own Paperboy and the Messengers.  There will also be gourmet street cuisine by Mustard Tiger.  Must be 18+ with ID to get tattoo'd - no exceptions!  For more information go to www.fivefathoms.net or call 250-260-7843.

INFO 9am until late, Five Fathoms Tattoo, Vernon
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
6/2

Xerindipity Workshop - Water Wise 101

Learn how to plan, design, and manage a waterwise yard.

INFO 7pm to 8pm, Polson Park at the Xerindipity Garden
6/5

Home Building Centre Ladies Golf Tournament

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the 9th annual Vernon Home Building Centre  "Ladies Only" golf tournament supporting the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

Registration is from 11am to 12:30 pm with a shitgun start at 1:00pm.  The biys will be back at each of the holes with games, treats and laughs.

 

After golf there will be a silnet Auction and BBQ.

To register or for more information please contact office@hbcvernon.ca

INFO 11am, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club
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
6/14

Walk for ALS

Sun FM is proud to support the 5th Annual WALK for ALS in Vernon on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Over the past 4 years they have raised over $100,000 in an effort to create awareness of ALS, assist patients living with ALS and find a cure for this horrific illness.

This year their goal is to raise $22,000, with your help they will be able to do it!

Sunday, June 14th promises to be an enjoyable family friendly event. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled morning; walk, run, ride, or wheel your way around beautiful Polson Park and then stay and enjoy the music, food, family entertainment and prize draws.

You are encouraged to create or join a team. Form a group by designing your own T-Shirts, Hats, Armbands, Signs or anything creative to support your loved one and others living with ALS in our area. You will also be joining together with other families, volunteers, sponsors and teams to make a significant impact on the lives of many local families struggling daily with ALS.

We will help to find a cure and until that day, help to improve the day to day living for patients with ALS …we are on the right path. 

For more information visit the ALS Society webpage or contact Samantha Mayall & Kylie Walman (250) 309-1977
vernonwalk@alsbc.ca 
INFO TBA, Polson Park
6/206/21

Tough Mudder Whistler

This summer take on Tough Mudder Whistler, the world’s most popular obstacle course designed to test physical and mental strength and encourage teamwork, taking place in Whistler June 20th and 21st.

Give yourself lots of time in Whistler to take in everything this world-class resort has to offer – ride the iconic Peak to Peak Gondola, add to the adventure with an abundance of outdoor activities, or pamper yourself post-race at one of Whistler’s spas. Plus don’t forget to celebrate with other participants in Whistler’s vibrant village.

Tough Mudder will bring all new obstacles, new base area activations and a post event festival complete with beer garden, music and Mudders from around the world. Enter for your chance to win the ultimate Tough Mudder Whistler 5-night summer vacation for you and three friends including:

o   Round-trip coach air transportation to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

o   Round-trip limousine transportation between Vancouver International Airport and Whistler

o   Five nights’ accommodation in a two bedroom suite from June 19 to 24, 2015 courtesy of the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

o   Four 1-day PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience tickets

o   Choice of two of the following signature Whistler experiences:

•  ATV tour

•  Whitewater rafting tour

•  Whistler Bike Park (including lift tickets and rentals)

•  Ziplining tour

o   Entry/guestlist and $200 bar tab at one of Whistler’s hottest nightclubs for one night

o   One $400 gift certificate at your choice of Whistler restaurant

o   Four bath experience certificates courtesy of Scandinave Spa Whistler

o   Four 2015 Tough Mudder Whistler entries

o   GO PRO prize pack including one Hero 4 Camera, one chest mount and one wall charger

INFO Start times will be emailed to participants, Whistler Olympic Park
6/20

Sunshine Festival

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the 21st Annual Sunshine Festival presented by Valley First, one of the Okanagan’s largest sidewalk sales and festival. Sunshine Fest will take over 30th Avenue on Saturday June 20, 2015 9am-5pm.

Take in entertainment on the Main Stage, in 2014 we had local bands such as Paperboy, Feet First, Shawn Lightfoot, Young’uns, Bender, Cod Gone Wild and The Goods.

The KidZone is packed full of fun activities like face painting, bounce castles, and more!

Dunk your highschool principal, local politician or local celebrity at the Dunk Tank.

Grab a bite to eat at a restaurant’s patio cafe or from a food truck.

Shop till you drop with fantastic sidewalk sales and vendors.

 

Get more info at the DVA Website

INFO N/A, Downtown Vernon
7/8

Xerindipity Workshop - Attracting Pollinators

Transform your yard into a pollination paradise. Learn why benefcial insects are essential to any outdoor space.

INFO 7pm to 8pm, Polson Park at the Xerindipity Garden
8/12

Xerindipity Workshop - Xeriscape Strategies

Discover how to design a flourishing yard for all seasons.

INFO 7pm to 8pm, Polson Park at the Xerindipity Garden
8/15

Dragon Boat Festival

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival! Aug 15th on Kal Lake! Teaming with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation to raise money for Breast Cancer equipment in Vernon!  

Register your team today! And don’t miss this exciting race on August 15th!  Plus new this year check out the beachside market along Kal Beach for the Dragon Boat festival only! All proceeds will go to the VJH Foundation!

and so much more!

 For more information click here.

INFO N/A, Kal Lake
9/2

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
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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