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Community Farmers Markets:
Armstrong Farmers Market
April 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Coldstream Farmers Market
Fridays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
9909 Kalamalka Road
Holistic Market Okanagan
January 15th 2017 – December 2017
Every fifth Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Kingfisher Farmers’ Market
July 2017 – August 2017
Wednesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
3337 Mabel Lake Road, Enderby
Lake Country Farmers Market
June 2017 – September 2017
Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Shalwell Park, 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Park
Lumby Public Market
May 13th 2017 – October 14th 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Whitevalley Community Park Oval
Oliver Country Market A-Fair
June 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Osoyoos Market on Main
May 6th 2017 – September 30th 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Town Square, Main Street
Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market
May 28th 2017 – September 24th 2017
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Park, Beach Avenue
Penticton Farmers’ Market
April 2017 – October 2017
100 Block Main Street
Vernon Summer Farmers Market
April 20th 2017 – October 2017
Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Kal Tire Place
Vernon Indoor Farmer’s Market
January 2017 – February 2017
Fridays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Kal Tire Place
West Bank Farmers Market
July 1st 2017 – September 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Westridge Shopping Centre
- National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18th
- National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, September 27th
- National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, September 29th
September 1st- 3rd: Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival. The ‘Kal Classic’ features events for all ages, both recreational and competitive. Short Course race for recreational athletes of all ages and levels. Events for both beginners and intermediate paddlers, some events will challenge the fittest of athletes. Bring the kids for a full day of fun, free board demos, vendors and more. Visit www.kalamalkaclassic.com for more information.
September 3rd: Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon. This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and Okanagan Lake. Starting at East Bench above Kelowna at The Vibrant Vine with magnificent views of the lake and downtown Kelowna. After a descent from the East Bench, the course runs along the greenbelt, then the lake before finishing on the promenade in front of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Visit destinationraces.com/runbc to register.
September 8th- 10th: Summerland Fall Festival. What better place for a fall fair than in the heart of the Okanagan’s foremost agricultural area: Summerland. This fall fair features a variety of children’s activities, musical entertainment, awards presentation and of course, great fair food. Visit summerlandresorthotel.com for more information.
September 9th: 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival. Visit the Festival site where you’ll find vendors selling everything from traditional to boozy to sour cherry butter tarts. The theme for the 2017 Festival is “Oh Canada!”. Come early, these tasty creations made by the best cooks and pastry specialists in the area go fast! Butter tarts are one of only two all-Canadian desserts, tracing its origins back to the original Sugar Pie, and expect to see a lot of Canadian themed creations celebrating Canada’s 150th. From 9:00am – 1:00pm, Glencaird Street, Lumby. Visit www.lumbymarket.com for more information, vendor registration is now open.
September 9th- 10th: Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The racing happens on 11 km long Skaha Lake in beautiful, Penticton, 8:00am – 4:00pm. The event also features a wide range of vendors, lots of great food and over 2,500 athletes. The event consists of two 500m qualifying heats on Saturday, followed by semis Sunday morning, and finals Sunday afternoon. For more information visit www.pentictondragonboat.com.
September 9th: Paws for a Cause. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Shuswap walk is the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event. Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm. 9:45am – 12:00pm. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.
September 9th: Paws for a Cause. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Vernon walk is the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event. BX Ranch Dog Park, Vernon. 9:00am – 12:00pm. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.
September 10th: Paws for a Cause. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kelowna walk is the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event. 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna. 9:00am – 12:30pm. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.
September 10th: Paws for a Cause. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause South Okanagan Penticton walk is the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event. Gyro Park, Penticton. 10:00am – 2:00pm. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.
September 16th: Bike for Your Life. Join in the fun of a community bike ride on the scenic back roads of the Shsuwap. Four routes, 100km, 75km, 35km and 10km. The cyclists enjoy a bbq and celebration (live music, draw prizes) after the ride. Visit www.bikeforyourlife.com for more information.
September 16th- 17th: The Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda. This is a 2-day, 220km fully supported ride in BC’s North Okanagan. The ride begins and ends in Vernon, BC, and includes an overnight stay at Eagle Bay Camp on Shuswap Lake. Funds raised through Lake2Lake benefit the work of The Wellspring Foundation for Education in raising the quality of education in Rwandan schools. For more information please visit lake2lake.org, or contact Kristie at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-427-4808.
September 17th: Terry Fox Run. The runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone in a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research. Visit www.terryfox.org to find a run site near you.
September 23rd: Freak’n Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race. Grey Back Fully Plowed 10km with 18 obstacles, All New Freak’n 20km with 23 obstacles, Freak’n Little Farmer 1.5km and 3km and Oliver Osoyoos Half Plowed 5km with 10 obstacles. All obstacles for The Freak’n Farmer will be “covert” until your race briefing. Visit www.hoodooadventures.ca for more information and to register.
September 25th – November 20th: Mindful Living Course. Join this 8 week course learning mindfulness meditation and other awareness practices to reduce stress and increase well-being. Monday evening’s, 7:15pm – 8:45pm with no class on Thanksgiving Monday. At the Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. Registration in advance is required. Please contact email@example.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.
September 30th: Lake Country Health & Wellness Fair. Meet local vendors and learn about your health and wellness options in Lake Country, for all ages with kids activities. From 10:00am – 5:00pm at Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Road. Visit lakecountryhealth.ca for more information.
September: Armstrong IPE. This 5-day agricultural fair is fun for the whole family. Visit www.armstrongipe.com for more information.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Celiac Disease Awareness Month
- National Chiropractic Month
- Mental Illness Awareness Week
- National Child Health Day, October 2nd
October: Vernon Fall Festival. This October, experience the Vernon Fall Festival, a month-long celebration of Vernon’s spectacular autumn season featuring special events and seasonal activities. Visit www.tourismvernon.com for more information.
October: CIBC Run for the Cure – Vernon. Visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com for more details.
October: CIBC Run for the Cure – Kelowna. Visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com for more details.
October 7th - 8th: Okanagan Marathon Family Festival Weekend. The 23rd Annual BMO Okanagan Marathon will take place on Thanksgiving Weekend. Run along scenic Okanagan Lake and finish at City Park as spectators cheer you on! Runners and walkers of all stripes will enjoy fast times on this Boston qualifying course that is one of Canada’s flatter and faster courses. Visit www.okanaganmarathon.ca for more information.
October 9th: 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Run and Walk. This year’s event will be featuring an 8km run in addition to the 5km run and a trivia hunt to the 2.5km and 5km walking paths. Encouraging physical activity while raising funds for two local basic food provision organizations in Armstrong: the Armstrong Food Bank and the Brown Bag Program. At the Armstrong Fair Grounds on October 9th. Visit www.aschamber.com for more information.
October 28th- 29th: Penticton Wellness Fair. Join us Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Penticton Community Centre. Feeling low-energy lately? Wanting to get rid of some of the unhealthy products in your home? Looking for health information? This is the fair for you, with a huge array of health and wellness vendors. Visit www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com for more information.
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
- National Diabetes Month
- Epilepsy Awareness Month
- National Stress Awareness Day, November 1st
November 4th- 5th: Kelowna Wellness Fair. A popular annual fair that showcases health and wellness products and services. From weight loss products to chiropractors, spiritual healers, counselors, essential oils, massage therapists and so much more. The fair is free to the public, with free welcome bags and a prize table. At the Parkinson Recreation Centre, Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Visit www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com for more details.
November 5th: A morning of Kindfulness. Come together with others to practice Mindfulness Meditation for calming the mind and relaxing the body, and then continue with a loving-kindness practice to cultivate friendliness towards yourself and others. Sunday 9:30am – 1:00pm at Kelowna Yoga House, 1272 St. Paul Street, Kelowna. $30 (subsidy available for low income). Come by yourself or bring a friend. Registration in advance is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.
November 5th: The North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run – Penticton. The route, above Naramata, offers beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and the Naramata vineyards. 20km solo run, or 20km relay (team of 2), 10km each. Visit www.dirtyfeet.ca for more information and to register.
- World Aids Day
December 2nd: Light Up Big White. Join us at Light Up and don’t miss your chance, to see all the colourful lights flicker and dance. There’ll be lasers and carols, fireworks and elves, so grab your warmest sweaters off your shelves. starting at 5:00pm at Big White Ski Resort! Visit bigwhite.com for more information.
December: SilverStar Light Up. Kick off the 2017 season with us and many activities including a bonfire, marshmallows, live music, fireworks and much more! Visit www.skisilverstar.com for more information.
- Alzheimer Awareness Month
- National Non-Smoking Week, January 15th – January 21st
- Heart Month
- World Cancer Day, February 4th
- International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15th
- Pink Shirt Day, February 22nd
February: Vernon Winter Carnival.
- National Kidney Month
- National Nutrition Month
- Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
March 2nd- 4th: Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners/Beginner Mind Retreat. Attend this weekend residential retreat, grounded in the MBSR (mindfulness based stress prediction program) with mindfulness meditation practice, personal reflection and awareness of the body, for stress reduction and well-being. Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Seton House of Prayer overlooking Okanagan Lake. Registration in advance is required. Contact email@example.com or visit www.sharonedavison.com for more details.