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Love Local

Love Local will draw strength from our community to generate support for
small business and all things local. 

Now that businesses are finding new and innovative ways to safely reopen, they need our support more than ever. Love Local is about choosing local businesses first, whether it’s shopping online or ordering takeout, as well as showing acts of kindness to keep our community strong. 

Love Local Updates

Amplifying stories within the community 

Exciting new businesses popping up in downtown Penticton

Here’s yet another reason to shop local. New businesses are popping up throughout downtown Penticton, including those offering a range of services, specialty retailers and cute shops that you’ll certainly want to explore. Here’s a list of some of the latest additions on the block – plus a few coming soon! Fun new shops Fig […]

Kids can ride and roll at Penticton Safety Village for years to come

For 37 years, kids have been wheeling their way through Penticton Safety Village. And thanks to a renewed ‘licence to use’ agreement in the works with the City of Penticton, they’ll be riding and rolling for many more years to come. This is a place where kids can be kids and have some freedom on […]

Mirror Image Room: helping cancer patients look and feel good

The Mirror Image Room in Penticton has one goal: to help help women going through chemotherapy due to cancer — suffering hair loss — find some stress relief from the trauma of treatment, in a safe space. Started in 2006, it is entirely volunteer-run and provides head coverings from wigs, to scarves, to turbans. The […]

Free garden box project aims to double offerings next year

This summer, a group of volunteers built 61 sets of free garden boxes for homes throughout the Penticton area. Next year, they hope to double this number. The team of summer students operate the CoVic Garden Box Project, organized by Penticton’s Medical Arts Health Research Group (MAHRG). The project’s underlying goal is to support local […]

Big things ahead for Penticton development despite challenges

Penticton’s development industry has met the challenge of COVID-19, adapted new policies and safety measures, and today continues to build momentum. New development means new businesses providing residents with goods and services. It means additional rental units and condos to serve all income levels. Importantly, it equals jobs, right here in our community. All of […]

Pop-up piano concerts spread positivity in downtown Penticton

The sound of piano music is spreading positivity through the streets of downtown Penticton, thanks to a lone piano (so far) and a community of talented musicians. Drop by the corner of Nanaimo and Main this summer for the chance to see a pop-up concert. Local musicians are invited to tickle the ivories in their […]

Penticton shows outpouring of support amid wildfires

Penticton has been showing an outpouring of community spirit amidst the ongoing threat of wildfires. Some have been dropping off food and supplies for firefighters. Many have offered their homes to evacuees. Others are checking in on neighbours to make sure they’re ready to leave if needed. Together, we’re strong.  And let’s show the world […]

Last chance to provide feedback about child care in Penticton

Do you need or use child care in Penticton? If so, time is running out to provide feedback to the City through a survey at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca. The data collected will help the City prepare its Penticton Child Care Action Plan, which will identify strategies to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of local child care […]

Why the words ‘South Okanagan’ will soon be on everyone’s lips

Endless sunshine. Vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. Farm stands bursting with bright fruits. That little place that sells dozens of flavours of ice cream. And your favourite beach for watching the sun go down. Our story begins in Penticton. And yet, our adventures extend throughout the entire South Okanagan, from Osoyoos […]

Bright Future for Local Development

Calling all local businesses

How we can help you!

1. Download your copy of the Penticton is Open for Business Poster to display at your establishment OR contact us for a printed copy on heavier stock paper.

2. Contact us for a ‘Love Local’ window decal to display at the entrance of your establishment as a visual reminder that your business is open.

3. Tell us your business news so we can help spread the word.

Have fun – and share your stories using #lovelocalpenticton.

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