‘Love Local’ shines a light on Penticton’s agricultural roots

Penticton has long been recognized for its bounty of locally grown fruits and vegetables. We’re also known for our fabulous wines, craft beer and restaurants serving the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. We take pride in our agricultural landscape and cheer on our local growers. We shop at the Penticton Farmers’ Market for produce harvested fresh that […]

Engaging youth to build trust: central to Penticton’s Youth Homelessness Strategy

Building trust is a crucial part of supporting youth experiencing homelessness. While for some Penticton residents the concept of youth homelessness is unimaginable, the data confirms that youth experience homelessness. To address youth homelessness, Penticton is moving ahead with a collaborative strategy that involves youth in the front line of its program, says Adam Goodwin, […]

Joy Road returns with alfresco options

If you’ve been to the Penticton Farmers’ Market, or a wedding, or a dinner outside under the Okanagan sunset and stars, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered delicious bites and pastries from Joy Road Catering. Their offerings at the market sell out early in the morning, and to get a seat at their alfresco dinners […]

Love Local as a listener: support our musicians

Without music, our lives are less complete whether you’re a musician bridging the audience gap or a listener seeking entertainment through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Its mandate never more important, the Penticton & District Community Arts Council (PDCAC) has been reimagining its Arts Matter Program to support local artists who are now creating digital and online […]

10 reasons to Love Local Penticton

Why live and work in Penticton? Here are 10 good reasons. Want to visit the lake? We have two to choose from! 2,100+ hours of sunshine each year and only 38 cm of rain. So. Much. Wine. Choose from the 80+ wineries within 20 minutes of the city. Can you say: Craft beer capital of […]

Fortify conference for the beverage business goes virtual

Fermenter, brewer, or distiller, the third annual Fortify Conference is aimed at those in the business of creating products, by-products, and business products related to brewing, fermenting, and distilling, is going virtual for 2020. Plans are also underway for a virtual trade show. Last year’s in-person trade show was sold out, but going online this […]

Time to start revisiting Penticton’s art galleries

Here in Penticton, we may be small in size, but our appreciation of art is mighty. Downtown Penticton is home to numerous galleries to explore, many of which have recently reopened their doors. Explore the works of local artists. Learn about the arts community. Be inspired. Introduce your kids to a new passion. These galleries […]

Drinks industry giving back

Wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cideries are starting to re-open with changes to keep everyone safe: pre-poured wine flights, reservation systems, outdoor seating (perfect for summer!), and curbside or drive-through pickup of purchases. As they begin to welcome us back, it’s a good time to say thank you to the many of these businesses as they […]

Locals get growing thanks to CoVic Garden Box Project

If you dream about growing your own vegetables but don’t have access to a garden, a local organization may have just the solution. Penticton’s Medical Arts Health Research Group (MAHRG) is setting up local residents with two free garden boxes, including soil and seeds. The produce from one box is to be enjoyed in their […]

Get writing: short play competition for Ryga Festival

Plans are underway for Summerland’s Ryga Arts Festival in August — a possible combo of virtual and appropriately planned in-person performances — and the works of Okanagan-Similkameen writers will be presented as part of this annual celebration of George Ryga. Festival details will be announced soon but writers have an opportunity to compete for a spot on […]

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