Events

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

 

Vernon Winter Carnival directors announce Carnival of the Wild West as the 2021 theme. The Carnival is holding its 2021 annual general meeting via Zoom April 27. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival looks at success overcoming COVID-19

Meeting to be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 27; new society members sought

 

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
Donna Bilyk, of One Minute Fun Sketch, draws Magi Buchanan at Creative Chaos. (Morning Star file photo)

Spring normalcy not likely, with more events curbed by COVID in Vernon

First Lumby Days, now Shoparama and Creative Chaos are pulling the plug

Donna Bilyk, of One Minute Fun Sketch, draws Magi Buchanan at Creative Chaos. (Morning Star file photo)
The Vernon Winter Carnival’s Drive-Thru Ice Park helps wrap up the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Last day of Vernon Winter Carnival

61st annual Carnival spirit has been present despite lack of live events due to COVID

The Vernon Winter Carnival’s Drive-Thru Ice Park helps wrap up the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Drive-Thru Ice Park has been a hit among many residents, despite some complaining about having to pay to take in the ice sculptures. (Wayne Emde Photography)

Vernon Carnival cowboys up in face of COVID

City councillors applaud event, which continues until Feb. 14

The Drive-Thru Ice Park has been a hit among many residents, despite some complaining about having to pay to take in the ice sculptures. (Wayne Emde Photography)
The Penticton Speedway will reopen July 4, 2020 after missing months of the season due to COVID-19. (Penticton Speedway photo)

Penticton Speedway prepares for first race of the year

Limited capacity and social distancing protocols in place after track closed for months

The Penticton Speedway will reopen July 4, 2020 after missing months of the season due to COVID-19. (Penticton Speedway photo)
Splatsin Indian Band Chief Wayne Christian and the band’s Elders are sharing their knowledge of local landmarks that are significant to the community as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations Sunday, June 22, near Enderby. (Photo contributed)

Splatsin Elders mark National Indigenous Peoples Day with knowledge

Band’s Elders near Enderby tell stories of local landmarks; band hosting scavenger hunt

Splatsin Indian Band Chief Wayne Christian and the band’s Elders are sharing their knowledge of local landmarks that are significant to the community as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations Sunday, June 22, near Enderby. (Photo contributed)
Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Black Press)

Summerland Ogopogo Bathtub Race cancelled

COVID-19 restrictions lead to decision to pull plug on summer fundraiser

Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Black Press)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coronavirus cancels rural Okanagan communities biggest events

The 65th annual event celebrating the village’s incorporation was set for June 12-14; will go in 2021

Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Jess Moskaluke will headline the Tim Hortons Country Night at the 2020 Penticton Peach Festival. The 2018 Canadian Country Music Association award winner for album of the year is already off to a hot start in 2020 with her hit single Country Girls. (Contributed)

Canadian country star Jess Moskaluke to headline Penticton Peach Festival’s country night

Multi-award winning country artist will perform on the Peters Bros. main stage in Okanagan Lake Park

Jess Moskaluke will headline the Tim Hortons Country Night at the 2020 Penticton Peach Festival. The 2018 Canadian Country Music Association award winner for album of the year is already off to a hot start in 2020 with her hit single Country Girls. (Contributed)
The Kelowna Fan Experience is an annual event that transports the interior of B.C. to a world of superheroes, film, comics, manga/anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. (Contributed)

Kelowna Fan Experience festival cancelled over coronavirus concern

The new date is set from July 10 to 12 at the Kelowna Community Theatre

The Kelowna Fan Experience is an annual event that transports the interior of B.C. to a world of superheroes, film, comics, manga/anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. (Contributed)