Family activities

A family gathers for a Mad Tea Party in Beasley Park caught by Google Street View October 2013 (Google Street View)

‘Curiouser and curiouser’: Mad Tea Party in Lake Country caught on Google

The Calendar would like to speak with the ‘entirely bonkers’ family captured in the images

  • Jul 6, 2022

 

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

  • May 30, 2022

 

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 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)
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)
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)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News

Penticton mayor’s family lawsuit heats up with alleged assault counterclaim

The mayor’s brother alleges that John Vassilaki assaulted him in 2020

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News

Penticton mayor sues family over co-owned property

John Vassilaki has sued his brother and nephews over the Main Street property they own

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is suing members of his family over the Greer Block which they co-own. (Brennan Phillips - Western News
Emmett Quintal sports a medal he received after acing the second hole at the Cedar Heights golf course in Blind Bay. (Contributed)

Four-year-old aces hole at Shuswap’s Cedar Heights golf course

Young golf prodigy over the moon with hole-in-one

Emmett Quintal sports a medal he received after acing the second hole at the Cedar Heights golf course in Blind Bay. (Contributed)
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
The Golden Skybridge will be offering a sneak peak for locals. (Skybridge photo)

Golden Skybridge offering sneak peek

It’s the tallest suspension bridge in Canada

The Golden Skybridge will be offering a sneak peak for locals. (Skybridge photo)
Take a guided hike to Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park. (Photo: Zoya Lynch/Parks Canada)

Reservations open April 13 for these guided Rocky Mountain hikes!

The whitebark pine tree is endangered, and Parks Canada is using prescribed…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Take a guided hike to Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park. (Photo: Zoya Lynch/Parks Canada)
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The two new bridges, standing 130 and 80 metres high, will offer dramatic 360-degree views of  alpine vistas and showcase a roaring 61-metre waterfall and serene mountain river in the deep canyon below.

Golden Skybridge experience to open in May

New attraction will offer expansive mountain views atop Canada’s highest suspension bridges

The two new bridges, standing 130 and 80 metres high, will offer dramatic 360-degree views of  alpine vistas and showcase a roaring 61-metre waterfall and serene mountain river in the deep canyon below.
Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

COVID-19 brings some families closer together, as bonds strengthen in times of crisis

‘I didn’t realize how much all these people meant to me’

Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!
Photo Submitted by RVezy.

Make your RV adventure this Ezy!

Rent an RV and adventure away.

Photo Submitted by RVezy.
Cyanotypes create Swan Lake View by Christine Kashuba, which is on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (Submitted Photo)

Gallery gets creative with Okanagan families amid COVID-19

Family Saturday online event mimics artist Christine Kashuba’s cyanotype process

Cyanotypes create Swan Lake View by Christine Kashuba, which is on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (Submitted Photo)