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Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

This trio of actors and musicians, Aidan Sparks, Sarah May Redmond and Christie Watson, using Victorian Paper Theatre, bring Runaway Moon Theatre’s delightful puppet show, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, to life in Salmon Arm on July 24. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Miraculous life of patron saint of farmers comes to North Okanagan-Shuswap farmers markets

Runaway Moon Theatre’s new puppet show travels to venues from Chase to Salmon Arm to Vernon

The book launch for The Shuswap Country to be held on Thursday, July 7 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum. (Photo contributed)

‘Fascinating, richly detailed’: Local history book, the Shuswap Country, ready to launch

Described as ‘a pleasure to read’ and a ‘go-to guide’ for visitors, the book will launch July 7

  • Jul 2, 2022
Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)

Sophomore stand-up comedy tour returns to Okanagan

Simon King joins OK, DOPE in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)
Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)

Keremeos farmer looking for love in upcoming reality show

Charley works on his parents winery Robin Ridge where he is building a house

Charley is a Keremeos wine producer at Robin Ridge Winery. He’s also single and looking to meet his future wife on a new reality TV show Farming For Love. (Farming for Love)
Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Canadian rock icons sound sweet in Vernon

The Stampeders played all of their hits to the delight of a capacity crowd at Performing Arts Centre

Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Armstrong Regional Co-op presents The Sandlot, Friday, June 24, at Vernon’s DND Grounds starting with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.

Armstrong Co-op pitches outdoor movies

Three films in three North Okanagan communities to help company celebrate its 100th birthday

The Armstrong Regional Co-op presents The Sandlot, Friday, June 24, at Vernon’s DND Grounds starting with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver punk rock band D.O.A. plays Slackwater Brewing in Penticton June 2. (Submitted)

Punk band D.O.A. set to rock Penticton brewery June 2

Canadian punk rock band celebrating 40th anniversary of hit album Hardcore 81

Vancouver punk rock band D.O.A. plays Slackwater Brewing in Penticton June 2. (Submitted)
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)

Okanagan orchestra salutes Beethoven

Final show of Okanagan Symphony season pays tribute to one of the masters of classical music

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)

Ringo Starr is coming to the Okanagan

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play the SOEC on Oct. 9

Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Shuswap’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival welcomes stellar cast of presenters

Event will take place at Sorrento Centre April 29 to May 1

  • Mar 31, 2022
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)
The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)

Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games back

Iconic caber toss, whiskey tasting, dancing and of course pipe bands are back July 2

The Okanagan Youth Pipe Band performed at the 2019 Scottish Festival in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News file photo)
Simply Queen tribute band will wow the crowd on Aug. 5.

Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite set to rock Penticton’s Peach Fest

The five-day festival headlines huge music line-up and entertainment

Simply Queen tribute band will wow the crowd on Aug. 5.
Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Outhouses race to a frozen finish in Lumby

Monashee Trails Society event draws hundreds despite winds, snow, cold

Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton artist Johann Wessels seen here with dragonfly mural at Liquidity Winery in OK Falls has been chosen to be part of the Penticton Square Mural Project. (Johann Wessels Facebook)

10 local artists chosen for 2022 Square Mural Project in Penticton

Murals unveiled March 25 at Ignite the Arts gala and then will hang at Cannery Brewery

Penticton artist Johann Wessels seen here with dragonfly mural at Liquidity Winery in OK Falls has been chosen to be part of the Penticton Square Mural Project. (Johann Wessels Facebook)
John Fogerty playing to the South Okanagan Events Centre crowd in the summer of 2018. Recently, the B.C. government lifted capacity restrictions on all events, opening the door for 2022 to be a successful one at the multi-purpose venue. (File)

‘We are incredibly thankful’: GM of South Okanagan Events Centre reacts to lifted capacity restrictions

‘I would be lying if I said I didn’t do a fist pump, I was pretty excited’: Dean Clarke

John Fogerty playing to the South Okanagan Events Centre crowd in the summer of 2018. Recently, the B.C. government lifted capacity restrictions on all events, opening the door for 2022 to be a successful one at the multi-purpose venue. (File)
Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ice creators slide into Vernon Winter Carnival

An ice castle, ice bar and ice slide will be part of the fun and frolick at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Playground

Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Solar Mountain Games has added The Rise golf course in Vernon to its 2020 video game, PGA 2K21. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Vernon golf course rendered in B.C. video game

The Rise golf course can now be played virtually in PGA Tour 2K21

Solar Mountain Games has added The Rise golf course in Vernon to its 2020 video game, PGA 2K21. (Submitted photo)