Family activities

Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)

Stay safe on Canada Day weekend: Kelowna Fire Department, RCMP

The RCMP urges not to push your limits when in and on the water

 

The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park. (File photo)

7 ways to celebrate summer 2022 in the Okanagan

The Okanagan is a beautiful region of southern British Columbia defined by…

 

Westbank Museum inaugural Westside Multiculturalism Day is June 25. (Photo courtesy of Westbank Museum)

Learn about your neighbours’ customs at Westbank Museum

Hosting first ‘Multiculturalism Day’

 

City says this will be a pilot year for the event with all activities taking place August 27th in City Park (Photo - City of Kelowna)

‘Kelowna Made’ made for celebrating community

All events will be locally sourced and family-oriented

City says this will be a pilot year for the event with all activities taking place August 27th in City Park (Photo - City of Kelowna)
The rain didn’t stop families from enjoying the parade as part of Oyama Fun Day 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

A little rain couldn’t stop the parade at Oyama Fun Day

The day was filled with a pancake breakfast, silent auction, parade, and bouncy house

The rain didn’t stop families from enjoying the parade as part of Oyama Fun Day 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Families filled the South Okanagan Event Centre May 27-29, 2022 for Jurassic Quest (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Roaring crowds for animatronic dinos at Penticton’s Jurassic Quest

Kids were able to enjoy bounce houses, ride dinosaurs, and meet a baby dino

Families filled the South Okanagan Event Centre May 27-29, 2022 for Jurassic Quest (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
The lakefront pathway along Gellatly Road in West Kelowna is a popular spot to bike and stroll. (Photo/Capital News)

Get out and active for the long weekend in West Kelowna

Municipal offices are closed Monday, May 23.

The lakefront pathway along Gellatly Road in West Kelowna is a popular spot to bike and stroll. (Photo/Capital News)
The Vernon Family Resource Centre recently received a $5,000 Multiculturalism Grant to help run an outreach program for refugees and immigrants. Program facilitator Ziyba Ibragimova hopes to expand the program to two meetings per week to accommodate incoming refugees from Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Outreach program supporting dozens of Ukrainian refugees in Vernon

Vernon Family Resource Centre and VDICSS recently received a $5,000 grant to expand services

The Vernon Family Resource Centre recently received a $5,000 Multiculturalism Grant to help run an outreach program for refugees and immigrants. Program facilitator Ziyba Ibragimova hopes to expand the program to two meetings per week to accommodate incoming refugees from Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Have fun, meet West Kelowna Fire Rescue staff and firefighters and learn the best ways to be FireSmart all at one free, family event, Family FireSmart Day on Saturday. (City of West Kelowna photo)

Spray a fire hose, meet Sparky at West Kelowna FireSmart Family Day

FireSmart education and free family activities are on the agenda

Have fun, meet West Kelowna Fire Rescue staff and firefighters and learn the best ways to be FireSmart all at one free, family event, Family FireSmart Day on Saturday. (City of West Kelowna photo)
Rock The Lake in Kelowna is one of many events that draw residents and visitors. (Capital News)

Kelowna taking steps to become ‘eventful city’

City event supervisor hints at one-day, family-oriented event coming this summer

Rock The Lake in Kelowna is one of many events that draw residents and visitors. (Capital News)
(Photo/Pixabay)

Go Fish! for kids is back in Central Okanagan

The drop-in program is for kids 15 years of age and younger

(Photo/Pixabay)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre (Photo/City of Kelowna)

City of Kelowna looking for input on indoor recreation strategy

Feedback will help guide investment in sports and recreation facilities for next 10 to 20 years

Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre (Photo/City of Kelowna)
Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Outhouses race to a frozen finish in Lumby

Monashee Trails Society event draws hundreds despite winds, snow, cold

Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Aquatic Centre and Greater Vernon Recreation Services is hosting a free Family Day swim Monday, Feb. 21, from 12 p.m.to 4 p.m. (City of Vernon photo)

Free Family Day swim in Vernon Monday

Family Day fun at the Vernon Aquatic Centre is free from 12 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21

Vernon Aquatic Centre and Greater Vernon Recreation Services is hosting a free Family Day swim Monday, Feb. 21, from 12 p.m.to 4 p.m. (City of Vernon photo)
(Vernon Morning Star files)
(Vernon Morning Star files)
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SilverStar to raise money for Air Rescue One on Family Day

The funds will go towards Air Rescue One getting a new winch

(Photo - okanaganhomes.com)
This is just one of several families taking advantage of the chance to whisk a little one around the ice in a stroller. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Free public skating in Kelowna to celebrate Family Day

Proof of vaccination will be required to anyone 12 and older

This is just one of several families taking advantage of the chance to whisk a little one around the ice in a stroller. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
The Vernon and District Family History Society presents five virtual seminars with four speakers over three days at the end of February. (Twitter/@VDFHS2 photo)

Vernon family history group presents virtual seminars

Genealogy will be front and centre as Vernon and District Family History Society lines up four speakers

The Vernon and District Family History Society presents five virtual seminars with four speakers over three days at the end of February. (Twitter/@VDFHS2 photo)
Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Unplug and play during Project Literacy week in Kelowna

The week long event offers a variety of free activities for families around the Central Okanagan

Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)