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Drew Makepeace and the other members of the Yamabiko Taiko drum band perform on stage at the 2018 OneWorld Festival at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The event returns on Feb. 23.                                (Mark Brett-Western News)

Okanagan OneWorld Festival brings cultures together

The annual SOICS event returns Feb. 23 to the Lakeside Resort

Drew Makepeace and the other members of the Yamabiko Taiko drum band perform on stage at the 2018 OneWorld Festival at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The event returns on Feb. 23.                                (Mark Brett-Western News)
A young skater gets some help around the ice on 2018 Family Day at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Free skate and other events are back on again in Penticton for 2019 Family Day. Kristi Patton/Western News

Family Day in the South Okanagan

Find out what your community has planned for Family Day on Feb. 18

A young skater gets some help around the ice on 2018 Family Day at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Free skate and other events are back on again in Penticton for 2019 Family Day. Kristi Patton/Western News
Leone Caetani and Ofelia Fabiani in an affectionate embrace, taken on a back road in Vernon. Photo circa 1921. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

Vernon goes back in time for romantic Valentines

Museum and Archives new pop-up exhibit celebrates historic love

Leone Caetani and Ofelia Fabiani in an affectionate embrace, taken on a back road in Vernon. Photo circa 1921. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)
Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend

Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend

The outdoor event will keep attendees warm with fire dancers, fireworks, ice wine and more

Fire and ice wine: Baldy Mountain Resort launches winter wine carnival this weekend
The Snowbirds are returning to Penticton for the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival.                                 Western News file photo

Snowbirds and SkyHawks returning to Penticton Peach Festival

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites are dropping by the festival

The Snowbirds are returning to Penticton for the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival.                                 Western News file photo
Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was at his eight Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Okanagan Fest of Ale hosts record number of breweries

Largest number of brewers in the Penticton event’s history with 15 new participants

Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was at his eight Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Brennan Phillips/Western News
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Four hands, 20 fingers and one grand piano at Venables Theatre

Pianists Amelie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirer perfrom Memoires on Feb. 15

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Access Goes Disco returns for Valentine’s Day at the Barking Parrot

The dance and costume fundraiser benefits the Penticton and Area Access Centre

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Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show Long Island Medium, will be in Penticton for a show at the South Okanagan Events Centre in April.                                Submitted photo

Theresa Caputo, star of hit TV show, coming to Penticton

Long Island Medium star to appear at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show Long Island Medium, will be in Penticton for a show at the South Okanagan Events Centre in April.                                Submitted photo
Newsboy leader Jake Kelly (Josh Richardson) is surounded by his fellow newsies, as they begin to plot their strike in protest of rising newspaper costs.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News

Theatre group brings Newsies to Penticton

Soundstage produces its first Disney musical

Newsboy leader Jake Kelly (Josh Richardson) is surounded by his fellow newsies, as they begin to plot their strike in protest of rising newspaper costs.                                 Steve Kidd/Western News
Sophie Labelle is a French-Canadian author that illustrates the webcomic series Assigned Male.                                 Image from www.serioustransvibes.com

Creator of trans webcomic series Assigned Male coming to Penticton

Stop is part of French-Canadian author Sophie Labelle’s Serious Trans Vibes Tour

Sophie Labelle is a French-Canadian author that illustrates the webcomic series Assigned Male.                                 Image from www.serioustransvibes.com
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Get your tickets to the 7th annual Vertical & Vintages Wine Weekend

Hosted at the Apex Mountain Resort in partnership with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association

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AC/DC tribute ready to rock Okanagan

AC/DC tribute ready to rock Okanagan

Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton stops on LA Bonfire tour

AC/DC tribute ready to rock Okanagan
OSO celebrates Mozart melodies in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

OSO celebrates Mozart melodies in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Amadeus is the third series in Chase Masterworks, featuring Erin Fun on clarinet

OSO celebrates Mozart melodies in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon
There’s no telling who you might run into at Penti-con, Penticton’s annual cosplay, fantasy and sci-fi convention. Western News file photo

The Penti-Con 2019 back at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

Organizers hoping Penticton city council will approve celebrity guest grant proposal

There’s no telling who you might run into at Penti-con, Penticton’s annual cosplay, fantasy and sci-fi convention. Western News file photo
Semple shares love of music in Vernon

Semple shares love of music in Vernon

Folk-Roots Music Society presents Jack Semple Jan. 18 at Lodge

Semple shares love of music in Vernon
Mark Brett/Western News

Registrations open for Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival

Qualified contestants can compete for the new $300 tri-discipline scholarship

Mark Brett/Western News
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James and Jamesy return to the Okanagan

The comedic duo will be performing O Christmas Tea in Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

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The Orchard, a film produced and shot here in the Okanagan, has been getting rave reviews at indie film festivals around the world. This week, it is going to be available on a number of streaming services. Photo courtesy Mutant Films

Film shot in Penticton set to stream across North America

The Orchard is going to be streaming on all major platforms

The Orchard, a film produced and shot here in the Okanagan, has been getting rave reviews at indie film festivals around the world. This week, it is going to be available on a number of streaming services. Photo courtesy Mutant Films
Godsmack and Volbeat coming to Penticton

Godsmack and Volbeat coming to Penticton

Tour includes a stop at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Godsmack and Volbeat coming to Penticton