Sun Event Calendar

Date Event Description Time / Location

Vernon Stroke Recovery Association Branch

Vernon Stroke Recovery Association Branch meets every second, third and fourth Thursday of the month, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, in the main hall at 5101 – 25th Avenue.  There will be exercise, information, memory games and speech therapy.  Contact: Chantelle 250-864-2515 for more information.

INFO 9:30am - 12:30pm, 5101 – 25 Avenue, Vernon


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      

INFO 1pm - 3:30pm, People Place, Vernon

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 Tournamentl? This super fun competition invites ball players of all skill levels to play. Register your team today at The tournament is already almost full! So don't miss out! 

Funtastic is June 30th-July3rd, register your team today! All skill levels are welcome!! Register online at Funtastic or call (250) 558-7756

INFO n/a, Vernon BC

Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Candidate Registration

The Queen Silver Star Excellence Program is a personal development program for young women.  This six-month program works hard to provide opportunities and experiences for these young ladies to learn and grow.  There is a wide variety of classes and events to attend throughout the program.  Each year we work hard to fundraise so that we can award the candidates with numerous scholarships on the night of Proclamation.   Any girls interested in joining the program can review the application and hand it into Illusions Hair & Body (#7-2601 Highway 6) by June 1st, 2016.

The Program has been limited to a maximum of 12 applications being accepted on a first come first serve process.

If you have any further questions, or to get a copy of the application form feel free to contact The Queen Silver Star Excellence Program at 250-938-1711. Email:

INFO n/a, Vernon BC

North Okanagan Hospice Society Board of Directors Vacancy

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is a leader in providing palliative care and end-of-life counselling services. We invite interested residents of the North Okanagan to submit a letter of interest and summary of their relevant experience in serving as a volunteer Board Director.

Our team of professionals and volunteers have an outstanding record of service delivery both within our twelve bed hospice house and with numerous regional outreach programs.

The communities we serve throughout the North Okanagan are diverse and unique. It is this uniqueness and diversity that we are seeking in our volunteer Board. We look forward to learning of applicants’ expertise and experience and how they could complement the Board’s effort to ensure the long term viability of hospice services in our region.

Interest in the continuum of care relating to end-of-life is important and we would welcome expressions of interest to serve by submitting a brief letter and summary of relevant experience or a brief letter and resume.

Interested parties commitment of time will vary (approximately 10 hours per month), but the Board member’s potential impact in helping to build on the success of hospice services in the North Okanagan will be significant and invaluable.

Please visit our website for additional information about the North Okanagan Hospice Society. We would be happy to answer any questions in advance of receiving expressions of interest which should be emailed before June 1, 2016 to

INFO ----,

Downtown Vernon Saturday Market

Sun FM is proud to support the DVA Saturday Market! Downtown Vernon is home to unique retail shops, outstanding cuisine, and full of historic charm. Visit Downtown Vernon on Saturdays starting May 21, 2016 for the Saturday Avenue Market where sidewalks will be lined with everything from fashions to food. Make sure to visit Cenotaph Park for the community market taking place from 10:00am until 2:00pm with farm vendors, artisans, and entertainment. The community market runs through to September 3, 2016. Check out the DVA website for more info!  

INFO Saturdays - 10-2pm, Downtown Vernon - 30th Ave

Saturday Avenue Market

SHOP! EAT! EXPLORE! Downtown Vernon is home to unique retail shops, outstanding cuisine, and full of historic charm. Visit Downtown Vernon on Saturdays starting May 21, 2016 for the Saturday Avenue Market where sidewalks will be lined with everything from fashions to food. Make sure to visit Cenotaph Park for the community market taking place from 10:00am until 2:00pm with farm vendors, artisans, and entertainment. The community market runs through to September 3, 2016. 

INFO 10am - 2pm, Cenotaph Park, Vernon

Fill a Bag for a Toonie

Fill a Bag for a Toonie all this week at the Mission Dollar Bin Thrift Store.  All dollar clothes, shoes, books, dishes, movies, etc.  included.  Also check out the new "brand new" items on the feature rack, up to 95% off retail prices!  Open 9am until 5pmish, Tuesday thru Saturday at 3008 34th Street, just 3 blocks from our Mission.  Volunteer staffed and all money goes directly to feeding the less fortunate in our community.    Please help----the Mission kitchen is in need margarine and we need volunteers.


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

Vernon Winter Carnival's Annual General Meeting

The Vernon Winter Carnival's Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 24th at the Carnival office.  This is an opportunity to learn about the Vernon Winter Carnival's achievements during the past year and our plans to build for 2017.  Your attendance and support is critical for the growth and success of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society. All members in good standing are eligible to vote on the by-law change proposals and in the election of the Board of Directors.  If you wish to become a member or renew your membership (duration is in line with our fiscal year April 1 - March 31) you may do so by bringing membership fee of $1 to the AGM or contacting the office prior to.



INFO 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Vernon Winter Carnival Office

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

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

Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala


One of our Historic buildings is St. Anne's Church which is the "oldest surviving Roman Catholic Church" in the Okanagan and is now a non-denominational Church.  It was built by Cornelius O'Keefe with funds he obtained from the community and was completed in the fall of 1889.  Throughout the years some remedial work has been done to the Church, however the Church is now in need of significant restoration including a new foundation and repairs to the steeple  and virturally all of the rest of the structure.  It is anticipated that this work will cost approximately $100,000 dollars.  

In order to help cover these costs, we are hosting our second fundraising "Black TieBlue Jeans Gala" which will include a live and silent auction, dinner and dance at the ranch on Saturday, May 28th.  This event is being held in the Pioneer Pole Barn and will be a wonderful evening at the ranch.  We look forward to your support (costumes optional but please keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable).

Get your tickets online today at O'Keefe

INFO 4:30-10pm, O'Keefe Ranch

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

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

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

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

INFO 7:30pm, Power House Theatre, Vernon

Firefit Championships

Sun FM is proud to sponsor the North Okanagan’s Fire Department Firefit Championships May 28 & 29th! You’ve probably seen it on TV! Firefit is a true embodiment of the essence of firefighting!  Race against the firefighter’s mortal enemy -TIME!!! Join us at Vernon Toyota and watch the action live and in person!

The fire fit championships was created as a spirited friendly competition to highlight the level of fitness required of firefighters! To demonstrate to the world the nature of the job and to showcase the kind of people who protect life, property and the environment from the devastating effects of fire! 

Check out Firefit Online for more info! 

On Saturday May 28 the opening ceremonies are at 1045 and racing runs from 11-4pm 
On Sunday May 29th it starts at 11 

INFO 11-2pm, Vernon Toyota

5th Annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides

The 5th annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides is HAPPENING in Enderby on Sunday, May 29, 2016.  The event is being held at the Lion’s Gazebo at Riverside Park and is sponsored by the Enderby Lions Club in conjunction with the Lions Foundation of Canada.  Registration starts at 9:00 AM and the walk will begin at 10:00 AM. There will be three walk lengths from which to choose—2 km, 2.5 km and 4.5 km.

The largest walk of its kind in Canada, the Purina Walk for Dog Guides is held in over 250 communities across Canada in support of Canadians with disabilities.  Participation in the walk can help provide one of the six kinds of Dog Guides:

Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired

Hearing Dog for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Special Skills for people with a medical or physical disability

Seizure Response for people with epilepsy

Autism Assistance for children with autism spectrum disorder

Diabetic Alert launched in 2013

Anyone wanting to participate in the walk can get pledge sheets at Enderby Jewellers, Sutherlands Bakery, or Shuswap Insurance in Enderby.  For more information, or to get a pledge sheet, please contact Jean at 250-838-7410 or Betty at 250-836-4126.

INFO 9am, Lion’s Gazebo at Riverside Park, Enderby

Bike to Work Week

Join Sun FM for Bike to Work Week with the City of Vernon! There's tons going on, and you can learn about helping our enviroment, by Biking! 

May 30th - join us at Ellison School for the Mayor's ride! 

Who wants to be a part of the inaugural Mayor’s Celebration Ride? Join Mayor Mund, Kiki the Eco-Elf and special guest’s on a bike ride from Ellison Elementary School to Polson Park on multi-use trails. Everyone is welcome! Ride starts at 9:15am! 

June 1 from 6:30-9:30 head to Sun Country Cycle for the mid week celebration of Bike to Work week! 

Friday June 3 - head to Spirit Square from 4:30-6:30 for the wrap up BBQ! 

And of course enter to win tons of prizes at all the events! 

For more info Check out Bike to Work Week online

INFO various, Vernon BC

Camp Day at Tim Hortons

June 1st is Camp Day!  It’s the day Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100% of their coffee proceeds to their Foundation.

Join Brian & Betty and the Sunrise Show on location from 6am to 9am at the new Tim Horton's on 27th St

Throughout the day, you’ll also find many additional fundraising activities at each restaurant adding to the fun.

Thanks to the generous support of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners and their loyal guests, Camp Day 2014 was a huge success, raising an incredible $11.8 million for the Foundation. Funds raised will have a huge impact on over 17,000 children who attend our camps in 2014.

Check out more details at Tim Horton's online  

INFO All Day, Tim Horton's Locations

Intergenerational Sign-a-Long

Come celebrate Intergenerational Day Canada with song and laughter on Wednesday, June 1st from 10:15am - 11:30am at the Schubert Centre.  This is an event for all ages and include coffee, tea, juice and cookies.  For more information and group RSVP please contact Sarah at 250-550-5720 or email

INFO 10:15am - 11:30am, Schubert Centre, Vernon

Beauty and the Beast


With great pride and excitement, Big Apple Productions and Valley Vocal Arts present this timeless smash-hit Broadway musical, based on the 1991 blockbuster Disney movie, and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale. 

Beauty & the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle's attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, however: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast for all time. The Beast's enchanted household, populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth and Chip, watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall...will they confess their love before it is too late?


The Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon
Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm
Friday, June 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 4th at 2:00pm
Saturday, June 4th at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 5th at 2:00pm
Sunday, June 5th at 7:30pm

or online at 

INFO various, Powerhouse Theatre

Beauty and the Beast

Big Apple Productions and Valley Vocal Arts proudly present Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, at the Powerhouse Theatre, Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm, Friday, June 3rd at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 4th at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, June 5th at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets available by calling 250-549-SHOW or online at

INFO 2pm & 7:30pm, Powerhouse Theatre

Cherryville Days

It's time once gaain for the 53rd annual Cherryville Days! This year's theme is Superheroes and Villians! 

There's tone of events happening! 

Come out and enjoy a kick-off to Cherryville Days
Friday June 3rd, with some cool live Blues and tasty BBQ.
Local music artists starting at 6:00pm.
Brother Ray Lemilin Band at 8:30pm.
Live and silent auction items. Food specials all night.

Join us for the parade and pancake breakfast June 4 

and of course music and family fun all weekend long! 

Check out Cherryville Days online for more info! See you there! 

INFO various - parade 12pm, Cherryville

Pottery Spring Sale

The Okanagan Potters Association will be holding their Pottery Spring Sale on Friday, June 3rd, 10am - 8pm and Saturday, June 4th, 10am - 5pm at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. 

INFO ----, Vernon & District Peforming Arts Centre, Vernon

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! Plus get your tickets for the NOYFSS Social on June 10th! 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

Relay for Life

Sun FM is proud to once again Sponsor the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life taking place Saturday June 11th in Vernon. 
Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. 

Join us at a new location and new time! 
Get your team together and come out to the Athletic Park in Vernon from 4:30-10:30pm 

Saddle up for this year’s Relay for Life and join the fight against Cancer. 

Register your team today at

INFO 4:30-10:30pm, Vernon Athletic Park - Okanagan College

An Evening Among the Angels Fundraiser

On Thursday, June 16th get ready to be whisked away to a secret location for a remarkable evening to benefit of wine tasting from several lovely wineries, followed by a delicious picnic style dinner by Guntree Catering, angelic sounds from Tanya Lipscomb, followed by a dessert auction. 

Okanagan Angel Dresses receive donated wedding and formal gowns and hand make a tiny dress or outfit for a baby who has passed. The event will also support local grief services which provide support to families dealing with the loss of an unborn or newborn child.

Tickets available online at  For more information call 250-306-7474.


INFO 6:30pm - 10pm, Polson Park, Vernon

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 for more information.


INFO ---, Spallumacheen Golf & Country Club

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:

INFO Various, Prospera Place

Vernon Golf Spectacular

Sun Fm is proud to sponsor the Vernon Golf Spectacular on June 18th at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

Have a great time and support the Special Olympics of BC and the Kindale Developmental Association.

Participants are invited to join in a lunchtime BBQ and an afternoon of golf, followed by a live and silent auction

For more information and to register your team visit Vernon Golf Spectacular Online! 

INFO 11:00 am, Vernon Golf and Country Club

Kids of Steel Triathalon

Attention all Kids!  Get registered for the Paradigm Naturopathic Kids of Steel Triathlon, Saturday June 25th at Kin Beach, proudly sponsored by SUN FM! 

There are groups for all ages from 6 to 15 with a special Splash and Dash event for kids 5 and under. 

Running, swimming, biking…they’ll have fun while taking a challenge  and learning about sportsmanship!

It’s a fun filled day for the whole family.  Register now or just come on down the day of the event to cheer on the contestants!  

Full event details at the Kids of Steel website.

INFO 8:00am, Kin Beach

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's 25th Annual RIde-a-Thon

The North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association will be holding their 25th annual Ride-a-Thon on Sunday, June 26th at the Coldstream Ranch Chalet, 604 Highway 6, Vernon. There will be a BBQ lunch with entertainment provided after the ride.  Draws for prizes and presentations will be done at approximately 3:30pm.

This is NOTRA’s biggest fundraiser of the year with all the money raised goes directly to providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs.  So gather a group of friends and help us celebrate our 25th year by making it the most successful yet.  For more information and to download a pledge form, go to


INFO 9am, Coldstream Ranch

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

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe 

INFO 10am, O"keefe

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe 

INFO 10am, O'keefe Ranch

Flat Track Racing at O'Keefe Ranch

Come and check out the Flat Track racing at O'Keefe Ranch! Watch these dirt bikes as they race around the track with amazing speed! 

It's great entertainment for the family, plus the Ranch is open as well! 

Check out more info at O'Keefe 

INFO 10am, O'Keefe Ranch