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A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)

Bench dedicated to late Vernon newspaper editor

Memorial bench for Glenn Mitchell to be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023

 

Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen pays tribute to the ‘kings of the saddle,’ the cowboy, with a three-day weekend filled with events and activities July 29-31. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen ranch

Historic O’Keefe Ranch hosting three-day Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival July 29-31

 

Former NHLer Theo Fleury will be joined by Calgary Flames teammate Colin Patterson for a Victor Walk rally in support of the Breaking Free Foundation, slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 22, at Vernon’s Polson Park. (Chris Young/CP photo)

Calgary Flames alumni headline Okanagan rallies

Victor Walk founder Theo Fleury and Colin Patterson will be in Vernon, Kelowna and Revelstoke

 

Ashley Tinney took this great aerial shot of Lumby Days Saturday, June 11, showing a busy Park Oval. (Ashley Tinney photo)

Last day for Lumby Days

The 65th village celebration’s return following a two-year absence has been fantastic

Ashley Tinney took this great aerial shot of Lumby Days Saturday, June 11, showing a busy Park Oval. (Ashley Tinney photo)
Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Falkland Stampede return a huge hit

Record-shattering crowds piled into the Stampede Grounds for three days of professional rodeo action

Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Interior Provincial Exhibition is making plans to return in 2022, announcing Aug. 31-Sept. 4 as the dates for the fall fair. (Morning Star file photo)

IPE planning 2022 return to Armstrong

Interior Provincial Exhibition has been on hiatus for two years due to pandemic; dates are Aug. 31-Sept. 4

The Interior Provincial Exhibition is making plans to return in 2022, announcing Aug. 31-Sept. 4 as the dates for the fall fair. (Morning Star file photo)
(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners go bananas over donation

First time in Gleaners history they’ve received a donation of bananas, coming from Edmonton farm

(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Gleaners cap busy year with a million meals

Shipment of soup mix along with medical equipment heading to the Dominican Republic

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society volunteers stand in front of a sea can that will be loaded with close to one million meals of soup mix and medical equipment, earmarked for the Dominican Republic. (Contributed)
Staples Vernon manager Jamie Wattie (left) and Leo Campeau of Sleep In Heavenly Peace Vernon hope people will Fill the Bunks with new bedding accessories. Donations of new pillows, blankets, sheets and covers can be made at Staples. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Building a good night’s sleep: Vernon group ensures all kids have a bed

Sleep In Heavenly Peace made up of volunteers who build bunk beds for those who have nothing to sleep on

Staples Vernon manager Jamie Wattie (left) and Leo Campeau of Sleep In Heavenly Peace Vernon hope people will Fill the Bunks with new bedding accessories. Donations of new pillows, blankets, sheets and covers can be made at Staples. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

New board president for Vernon’s Funtastic Sports Society

Jamie Austin voted in at society’s annual general meeting

Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Scarecrows on the Street will again be part of the 21st annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival, which will run Oct. 8-12 at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber photo)

Harvest Pumpkin Festival returns to Armstrong

21st annual event hosted by Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce goes Oct. 8-12

Scarecrows on the Street will again be part of the 21st annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival, which will run Oct. 8-12 at the IPE Grounds. (AS Chamber photo)
The North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association is cancelling its fall 2021 session for a variety of reasons but vows to be back stronger in the spring of 2022. (NOTRA photo)

North Okanagan therapy program cancels fall session

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding has number of concerns created by wildfire, COVID

The North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association is cancelling its fall 2021 session for a variety of reasons but vows to be back stronger in the spring of 2022. (NOTRA photo)
Cherryville residents Angelia Harvey (from left), Wendy Crebo and Alejandra Machuca are part of a pop-up group that will distribute free bad advice this summer. They started their fun and hilarity on the long weekend at the Lemon Heaven Freshly Squeezed Lemonade stand outside Frank’s General Store. (Facebook photo)

WATCH: Free: Bad advice from Okanagan group

Women-only effort – so far – brings hilarity, fun and terrible advice to Cherryville in pop-up group

Cherryville residents Angelia Harvey (from left), Wendy Crebo and Alejandra Machuca are part of a pop-up group that will distribute free bad advice this summer. They started their fun and hilarity on the long weekend at the Lemon Heaven Freshly Squeezed Lemonade stand outside Frank’s General Store. (Facebook photo)
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Hidden treasures of the Okanagan’s Curiosity Shop

A set of celluloid topped glove and collar boxes are some of the many interesting finds in Keremeos

  • Feb 24, 2020
Kelly Bickner, the owner of the Curiosity Shop in Keremeos, pictured in her store. The shop is full of countless hidden treasures. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)