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The Gord Bamford Foundation is hosting its first annual Pics & Sticks Charity event, which includes a charity hockey game: Edmonton Oilers Alumni versus The Alumni on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Gord Bamford and Kevin Primeau the event gives people the chance to play alongside NHL alumni like Glenn Anderson, Chris Joseph, Marty McSorley, Ron Lowe and country music stars like Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett and Chad Brownlee.
In partnership with the South Okanagan Youth Foundation the event will give back to local and British Columbia charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation British Columbia, Basic for Babies, and of course, the area’s minor hockey associations.
The event is the perfect mix of sport and music, two things that everyone can enjoy. Consisting of a charity hockey game at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton, an 18 hole golf tournament at the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, and a banquet and concert at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, the event is the first of its kind in the area.
“This event brings together a few of my favourite things. Country music, hockey, golf, and community support. I’m really looking forward to watching this event unfold in one of Canada’s most spectacular settings,” said Gord Bamford.
To see the complete list of sponsors, participating hockey teams and local businesses, as well as sponsorship opportunities that are still available, please visit: https://gordbamfordfoundation.com/south-okanagan-pics-sticks/
Legendary Atlanta hip-hop artist Gucci Mane will embark on his first-ever Canadian Tour this Spring in support of his new album “Evil Genius”. Featuring Canadian artists Merkules & Peter Jackson, Gucci’s tour will make a stop in Penticton at the SOEC on Tuesday, May 28.
Born Radric Davis, the Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane is a trap pioneer and trailblazer in the hip-hop genre. Gucci’s discography is extensive and has produced countless chart-topping albums and singles, earning him a spot at the top of digital platforms as one of the top streaming artists in the world today. His most recent single “Wake Up In The Sky” featuring label mates Bruno Mars and Kodak Black quickly climbed the charts to reach RIAA certified double platinum status. He has worked with everyone from Drake, Migos, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, to Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson. Gucci Mane is a hip-hop icon and has been widely ranked as one of the most gifted and influential rappers of his generation.
Tickets are $45.00, $65.00 and $75.00* and will go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10:00AM. General Admission Floor is 19+ only. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office, over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online HERE.
ith “Dance Macabre” becoming the band’s third #1 single at rock radio, Grammy award-winning artist Ghost announces a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band’s elaborate rock theatre presentation metamorphose into a full-on arena production.
Produced by Live Nation and billed as the “Ultimate Tour Named Death,” the outing is due to hit Penticton on Saturday, September 21st at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets for the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” are $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $75.00* and will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, April 5 at 10:00AM. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTix.com.
San Antonio’s three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More, who earned three Top 10 singles from their most recent album The Stories We Tell Ourselves, will provide support for the tour.*
Ghost’s widely acclaimed live performances are known for raising an ungodly ruckus, and that will only be amplified as the band brings its stage production to arenas. Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows that pay tribute to the three now-departed Papas. In addition to rich costumes, special effects, and a spectacular light show tailored-made for arenas, the Cardinal and the band will take advantage of a series of multi-level platforms and walkways to prowl around on while performing some of Ghost’s fan-favorite songs from the band’s albums and EPs catalogues. The set list will include favorites “Square Hammer,” “Cirice,” “Ashes,” “He Is,” “Year Zero,” “Rats,” “Mummy Dust,” “Life Eternal,” “Dance Macabre,” and many more.
Twenty-eighteen proved to be a transformative year for Ghost. The band’s album Prequelle debuted at #3 on Billboard’s 200 chart, was named Revolver’s #1 Album of the Year, earned a Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Rock Album,” and accumulated 400,000 album sales and 200-million streams since its June release. Prequelle’s first radio single, “Rats,” held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for a record-setting eight consecutive weeks and received a “Best Rock Song” Grammy nomination, and the most recent radio track, “Dance Macabre,” became the band’s third #1 song at rock radio, a position it held for three weeks. In addition, Loudwire named Ghost its “Artist of the Year.”
*Additional fees apply.
While costumes are encouraged for this event, please note all patrons must be identified at the entrance. If you are coming to the event in costume, please be prepared to remove any masks; if you plan to paint your face, please make sure you can be identified by security. If you cannot be identified, you may be asked to remove your makeup and you may not be able to purchase alcohol if you are over 19. If any part of your costume includes a prohibited item, you will be required to remove it prior to entering the venue. Prohibited items include: toy guns or handcuffs, dust or gas masks, large chains & spiked jewelry. If your costume blocks or impedes the view of another patron, you may be asked to relocate or remove the item for the performance.
Rock the Rink is a brand new tour that focuses on being more than a figure skating show. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink will produce the highest value of entertainment. This year – along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology – live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.
The production will tour from coast-to-coast across Canada, including one stop at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sunday, October 6th. The cast will feature Canadian greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. The show will also be bring world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S. with Italian Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Carolina Kostner, and Olympic Medalist and four time U.S. National Champion, Jeremy Abbott, with more to come!
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10:00AM and can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTix.com. The tour, which is presented by Round Room, is proud of its continued relationship with Bell Media as the official tour media sponsor.
Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been entertaining fans for more than four decades and are ready to celebrate recent updates to Canadian legislation with their new O Cannabis Tour which will hit 14 markets across the country this fall, including Penticton on October 9th.
With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.
Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star, having starred in films like Born In East L.A. and Tin Cup, and on televisions shows like Nash Bridges and Jane The Virgin.
Tommy Chong began his entertainment career as a musician in a Canadian-based rhythm and blues band. Eventually, he landed a gig with the “Vancouvers” and co-wrote the band’s 1960s hit, “Does Your Mama Know About Me.” Chong then turned towards the life of an actor and appeared in several films including National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. Chong has also starred, most notably, on “That 70’s Show,” and guest starred on “Dharma & Greg” and “The George Lopez Show.”
Tickets for the O Cannabis Tour are $55.00, $69.50, $85.00 and $125.00* and will go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM PST. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office, over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online HERE.
Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced new fall tour dates on their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour, produced by Frank Productions, beginning September 17th through October 19th. Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight will support on select dates. Shinedown has been selling out arenas and receiving rave reviews during their tour, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet. Included in these additional dates is a stop at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) in Penticton on Tuesday, October 15th. Tickets are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 (additional fees apply) and go on sale Friday, May 17th at 10:00AM. Tickets can purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office, over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTix.com.
Reaching far beyond any genre or label, Shinedown’s uplifting anthem “GET UP” – which has become a crossover hit at Hot AC after spending several weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart – has quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe, offering an urgent and universal message of hope, empathy and encouragement that has been connecting with those going through hardships of all types and those supporting loved ones who may be struggling. Speaking to the human spirit in a time of need, “GET UP” was born from a very personal place, inspired by Brent watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. Shinedown recently released a stunning new piano version of the song, propelled by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice. PRESS HERE to listen to “GET UP (Piano Version).”
“GET UP” has racked up more than 37 million streams, landed the band on Live with Kelly and Ryan, and was heard during the Walter Payton Award during the Super Bowl Pregame show among other television spots. Garnering praise from the likes of HuffPost, Salon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Parade, Grammy.com, Popdust, No Depression and more with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music, “GET UP” broke a new record for Shinedown giving the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart (the second most in the history of the chart, tied with Van Halen).
Shinedown’s limited run of ‘An Evening With Shinedown’ shows is currently underway and offers fans a more intimate live experience, with the second of two back-to-back sold out shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight. On June 21st, Shinedown kicks off their summer headlining run with support from Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and Broken Hands on coast-to-coast dates, and will headline WNOR Lunatic Luau 2019 on May 17 in Virginia Beach, VA, MMRBQ on May 18 in Camden, NJ, Rocklahoma on May 24 in Pryor, OK, Inkcarceration Festival on July 12 in Mansfield, OH, and Riff Fest on July 13 in Detroit, MI.
Shinedown’s chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (PRESS HERE to listen), out now via Atlantic Records, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned current Top 10 Active Rock hit “MONSTERS”, #1 Active Rock hit “DEVIL,” and the rousing track “THE HUMAN RADIO”, in addition to “GET UP.”
Opening Day: December 8, 2018
Jeff Parry Promotions and Greatest Albums Live (GAL) are back with their next presentation of two legendary rock albums brought to life on stage. Following the great reception of Led Zeppelin IV and AC/DC’s Back in Black in 2018, GAL brings you an all new show from their world-class band, led by Canadian legend and musical virtuoso Russell Broom (band leader for Fire Aid, Flood Aid, The Last Waltz Remembered and more).
First, GAL will tackle Tom Petty’s debut studio album, Full Moon Fever, released on April 24th, 1989. The album - which became Petty's commercial peak as an artist - was helped by favorable critical reviews and three hit singles (‘I Won't Back Down’, ‘Runnin' Down a Dream’ and ‘Free Fallin’). In the show’s second act, GAL brings Heart’s debut album, Dreamboat Annie. Released on February 14th, 1976, the album contains three hit singles, two of which became staples on FM radio (‘How Deep It Goes’ and ‘Magic Man’).
Every note has been poured over with excruciating detail, no riff left un-played, no sound left uncaptured. Celebrate some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written and don’t miss this unique and unforgettable concert experience LIVE... ONE NIGHT, BOTH ALBUMS, FRONT TO BACK!!
Tickets are on sale Friday, March 1 at 10:00 AM. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50 (*additional fees apply) and can be purchased in-person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTix.com.
The Penti-Con, a family-friendly event, is excited to bring a weekend of fun to Penticton. With contests, costumes, games, workshops, vendors and special guests there is sure to be something for everyone.
We have loads of content coming your way with a focus on - YOU! You asked us for more 18+ panels, we listened! You asked for more workshops and art, we listened! You asked for longer hours, we listened!
Be sure to check out our contests, competitions, activities and guest info! We'll be updating them often!
Come and discover the best in hunting and outdoors in Penticton, BC at the Okanagan Hunting & Outdoor Show, August 16, 17 and 18, 2019. See new products from companies like Suzuki, International Barrels, Western RV’s, attend educational seminars from industry leaders such as Dean Trumbley (The Host of Bushnell’s Trigger Effect).
For a full list of seminars and exhibitors, please visit okanaganfallhuntingshow.com.
Friday, August 16: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 17: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 18: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 17 at 10AM! Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com and in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC).
Early Bird, One Day Price for Individual Adult* (until March 15)
Individual (after March 15): $10.00
Individual, day of - at the door: $12.00
Youth (12 and under): $7.00
Family 4 Pack (2 adults, 2 youth): $25.00
Weekend Adult Pass: $25.00
*plus applicable fees
Do you ever wonder where your food is coming from? Are you concerned that it's better travelled than you are?
You can put your mind at ease knowing that your favourite BC Tree Fruits fresh, local fruit has been grown right here in the Okanagan Valley. BC Tree Fruits has been bringing the communities of the Okanagan Valley together with our delicious, top of the line fruits since 1936.
We supply consumers with quality in every bite, and the comfort of knowing that our fruit is home grown.
We're located just 600m to Skaha Lake Park!
Take your time on Bottleneck Drive...
Our twenty-eight member wineries are located along a meandering country road with spectacular views of vineyards, mountains, and Okanagan Lake.
You reach the first of our wineries while still in the city limits of Penticton and the last one fourteen lazy kilometres later, just past the heart of Naramata Township.
Drawing on the rich terroir of the Naramata Bench, each winery is dedicated to bringing out the superb local qualities in their wine-making, and to providing a personal, relaxed and authentic experience for visitors.
With a wide range of spectacular wines and distinctiveYou can see Lake Okanagan from the deck of Poplar Grove winery. WIne grapes are grown and transformed into award winning wines in Naramata Bench winemakers there are exciting discoveries for wine lovers to explore at every turn.
Naramata Bench Wineries have always had an appetite to present their wines and region in fun and accessible ways, making Naramata Bench a must for exceptional wine holidays and wine experiences.
The Heart of Wine Country™
The Okanagan Falls Winery Association brings together the valley’s premiere wineries to offer you an exceptional tour and tasting of award winning wines.
With Okanagan Falls at its heart, vineyards stretch Northwards along the East Bench of Skaha Lake and across the water to Kaleden and then South over rolling hills above Vaseux Lake.
Over tens of thousands of years a series of glaciers, up to 3 kilometres thick, carved a great valley out the of mountains that we now call the Okanagan. In places it is deeper than the Grand Canyon. The retreating ice mass left behind long benches of fertile soil and a series of spectacular lakes. Our region of the South Okanagan is a unique climatic zone known as a semi-arid steppe, the final stage of a desert area that extends up from the United States. Along with that comes long warm days and cool nights that retain the acidity in the grapes and helps shape their distinctive character and flavours.
Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country starts at McIntyre Bluff, north of Oliver, and extends right to the Canada/USA border, just south of Osoyoos.
Similkameen Independent Winegrowers, formerly the Similkameen Wineries Association, is a group of like-minded vignerons based in the Similkameen Valley bound by common values and a commitment to our land, each with a passion for creating world-class wines and ciders that express our unique wine region.
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