Smoky skies didn’t hamper turnout to this year’s B.C. Day celebrations in Penticton.
Put on by the Downtown Penticton Association, the event brought hundreds to Gyro Park to participate in a number of activities, despite an air quality alert from Environment Canada.
“We have lots of fantastic food vendors, we’ve got vendors that are towing different, lots of stuff to buy, from sunglasses and dresses and all sorts of different arts and crafts,” DPA executive director Lynn Allin said.
“We have an amazing selection of music that’s coming this afternoon.”
Among the other activities, an inflatable rock climbing apparatus was set up for children to climb on, as well as an inflatable water slide.
“We’re expecting hundreds of people to come down and enjoy it, and of course there is a cake,” Allin said.
That was in the form of a couple hundred cupcakes held together by an overarching icing making the form of a B.C. flag.