The night of flaming pumpkins

Guy Fawkes Night celebration raises money for Summerland Food Bank and NeighbourLink

On a cold November evening, flaming pumpkins flew through the night sky over Summerland.

The Flamin’ Pumpkin Chunkin’ fundraiser, at Saxon Estate Winery, was held on Nov. 5 to mark Guy Fawkes Night.

Guy Fawkes Night is a commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot, an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the British parliament on Nov. 5, 1605.

It was also a fundraiser for the Summerland Food Bank and NeighbourLink.

Participants brought their used Halloween pumpkins, which were then lit on fire and hurled using a trebuchet.

Members of the Adrian Empire, a group dedicated to the sudy and recreation of medieval and renaissance history and culture, operated the trebuchet.

Jayne Graydon of Saxon Estate Winery said the event raised around $700 for the two organizations. In addition, 86 kilograms of food was donated to the food bank.

She estimates 150 pumpkins were used for the celebration.

Just Posted

Gold for Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa

Medals will be handed out tonight in women’s ski cross with Kelowna athlete involved

RCMP search for missing couple

The couple was last seen leaving their home in Kelowna for Kamloops

Arson considered for Rutland house fire

The fire on Argyll Road last week destroyed the home’s carport

Crime Stoppers search for Lake Country suspects

The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers need your help in finding perpetrator

Less crime in Lake Country

There was a decrease in crime in 2017 compared to 2016

VIDEO: B.C. superfans soak in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Trio, including two from the Okanagan, have been cheering on Summerland Olympian Kripps among others in Korea

Great Big Sea fame shares story of abuse, recovery

Séan McCann performs in Vernon March 4 and Kelowna March 5

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

B.C. businesses say new health tax will raise prices for consumers

Province announced that MSP will be gone by 2020

Barnful of ducks die in early morning blaze

The cause of the fire is unknown

Most Read