Crowds pack downtown Vernon Thursday evening for the BC 55+ Games Taste of the Okanagan social. For more photos and video from the event, which included an array of performers, visit vernonmorningstar.com. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Game break

BC 55+ Games players and volunteers treated to a downtown social

Taking a break from the competition in the fields and arenas, BC 55+ Games players and volunteers got a taste of the Okanagan Thursday.

Downtown Vernon hosted a special social Thursday evening, blocking off several blocks of 30th Avenue as local businesses set up tasting booths, merchandise tables and information for the hard-working players.

Music filled the air as a couple of entertainment stages also featured local bands as well as some super-talented performers.

Everything from tribal drumming and tap to belly dance and Bhangra wowed crowds as they snacked on local eats and treats and took a reprieve from the Games.

Just Posted

Declining mule deer tracked in new study

Wildlife research collaborators join forces on research initiative

B.C. Interior flood risk diminishing

Snowmelt receding but rainfall impact remains a concern

Plea to help find missing dog in Kelowna

Willow has been missing since Sunday near Dee Lake Resort

Driver flees scene after colliding with pedestrian

Kelowna RCMP continue their investigation after a driver allegedly failed to remain at the scene

Interior Health launches water advisory map

Unique program to connect residents to drinking water advisories

Black Press Media to launch Pipeline Full of Controversy series

Series covers Trans Mountain’s history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

North Korea issued a statement saying it was still “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, arraigned on rape, criminal charges

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges following allegations of sexual misconduct

Explosion at Mississauga restaurant sends 15 to hospital

Hunt underway for two suspects connected to Mississauga, Ont., blast

Crews fight small wildfire between Malakwa and Revelstoke

The blaze is classed as active and is estimated at 4 hectares in size

B.C. pipeline goes ahead despite scrapped Pacific Northwest LNG

NEB approves amendment for $1.4-billion natural gas North Montney Mainline Project

Update: Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps from 60 to 800 hectares

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 50 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Feds limit chinook fishery to help killer whale recovery

Chinook is main food source for only 76 southern residents killer whales left

B.C. mom who died just before daughter’s wedding wanted family to be happy: twin

Ann Wittenberg was pulled into the ocean while on a surf board in Tofino last weekend

Most Read