South Okanagan Similkameen

Community Resources
Leisure and Travel

Arts and Culture

Cleland Community Theatre
Hosts national & international performers,
symphonies, comedians, noteworthy
speakers, community groups
Penticton Community Centre
325 Power St., Penticton 250.490.2426

En’owkin Centre
Learn about the Syilx way of life
Lot 45 Green Mountain Road
250.493.7181 Penticton Indian Reserve
Hedley Heritage Museum Society
Seek the secrets of those who toiled for
gold; tourist information
712 Daly Avenue, Hedley
250.292.8787 May long weekend thru Oct.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
The spectacular Nk’Mip (pronounced Inka-
meep) Centre is an architectural marvel
sensitively constructed into a hillside.
Indoor and outdoor exhibits
1000 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos

Okanagan Falls Heritage House/Museum
House ordered from T. Eaton & Company
catalogue in 1909
1145 Main Street, Okanagan Falls

Okanagan Archive Trust Society
Brings together works of Okanagan’s most
prolific photographers who plied their
trade since before the turn of century
589 Municipal Avenue, Penticton

Okanagan Historical Society
One of oldest societies in BC dedicated to
the preservation of local history. Publishes
annual 226 page Okanagan History report
- see web site for purchase details

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Concert events in Vernon, Kelowna,
Penticton. See website for 2017-18
performances, locations, dates, and
Penticton ticket information - in person at
Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton
See our ad and article on page 12

Oliver Community Arts Council
Hub of Oliver artistic activity since 1970
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
5840 Airport Street
250.485.0088 Answering machine info

Oliver & District Heritage Society
Your window into our history
430 Fairview Road, Oliver Archives
250.498.4027 Tue-Fri 10am-1pm
474 School Avenue, Oliver Museum
778.439.3100 Tue-Fri 1-4pm


Penticton Art Gallery
Local, regional and national exhibitions;
Topics & Tea 2 pm last Wed of the month,
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday
& Sunday 11am-4 pm. Gift Shop
199 Marina Way 250.493.2928

Penticton Museum & Archives
Explore the unique world of the South
Okanagan beyond its famous beaches
and peaches. 10 am-5 pm Tue-Sat
785 Main Street 250.490.2451
See our article and ad on page 18

Penticton & District Arts Council
Mandate is to stimulate, encourage and
foster the arts in our community
Leir House Cultural Centre
220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton

Princeton & District Museum/Archives
Wide range of historical collections
reflecting Princeton’s history
167 Vermilion Avenue

Snaza’ist Discovery Centre
Explore the history of the Similkameen
people and the Mascot Gold Mine
161 Snaza’ist Drive, Hedley

S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park
Explore the largest surviving stern
wheeler in Canada. Open as a Heritage
Site, Museum, and Wedding Venue.
Cared for by Volunteers. Visit today..
Facebook, Twitter
1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton
250.492.0403 Check web for hours
See our ad on pg. 85, article on pg. 28

Summerland Museum & Archives Society
Discover the history of Summerland!
June to Sept 10am-4pm Tue-Sat.
October to May 1-4 pm Wed-Sat. Visit
‘Get Involved’ page on web site for info on
volunteering and membership
9521 Wharton Street, Summerland



BC Fishing Licences
Basic annual licence for 65+ $5.00
Basic annual licence for disabled $1.00
Purchase online or
at Service BC or a licensed vendor

BC Parks
Individual campsite reservations
through Discover Camping Campground
Reservation service from Apr-Sept/Oct.
50% discount for BC residents 65+

from day after Labour Day to June 14 of
following year for frontcountry campsites
• Campsite Fees for Seniors

BC Seniors Games Society
55+ BC Games are one way to help those
55+ enrich their lives, get active, keep
fit. Although competition is an important
aspect, active participation in sport,
recreation and culture is the goal. See web
site for Zone 5 contacts. 55+ BC Games in
Vernon & Area September 12-16, 2017
778.426.2940 Sydney, BC

Farmers’ Markets (BC Association of)
• Penticton Farmers’ Market
100 Main Street, Sat-8:30am-1pm
April-October; Winter Indoor Market,
Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street,
Every 2nd Saturdays Nov & Dec
250.770.FARM (3276) Erin
• Downtown Community Market
Saturdays 8:30-2pm May 6 to Oct 7
200-300 block Main St., Front Street,
New food court - Backstreet Blvd.
• Hedley Farmers Market & Sunday Fair
Sundays June 18 to Sept 10, 2017
9am-1pm Heritage Park, Daly Avenue
250.292.8657 Lydia
• Naramata Community Market
Wed. 3:00-6:00 pm, June 14 to Sept. 6
Farmers, food products, wineries,
artisans, entertainment, in beautiful
Wharf Park, Naramata
250.460.0177 Laurel
• Osoyoos Market on Main
Town Hall Square, Main Street
Sat. 9 am-2 pm May 6 to Sept. 30
Wed 5:30-8:30pm July & August
250.689.1917 Wanda
• Summerland Farmer’s Market
Memorial Park, Wharton St., Kelly Ave.
Tuesdays 9 am to 1 pm April to October
• Summerland Sunday Market
Downtown Main St., June 11-Sept 10
9am-1pm. Sponsored by Rotary Club
Farmers, food products, wineries,
artisans, entertainment
250.460.0177 Laurel

Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Dedicated to preserving Okanagan & BC
Railway Heritage, Seniors discount
18404 Bathville Road, Summerland
250.494.8422 1.877.494.8424

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre
56 kms of groom trails for classic & skate
skiing, 16 km of marked snowshoe trails
250.292.8110 Snow Phone

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society
One of largest and longest running annual
beer festivals in Pacific Northwest. Great
entertainment, fabulous food, diverse
array of quality crafted beverages. Festival
proceeds go to local charities & initiatives.
April 6 & 7, 2018. See web for details 250.492.4355

Okanagan Wine Festivals
Naturally Fun Festivals for All Seasons!
Check web site for programs and events
250.861.6654 Kelowna

Oliver Music in Park
6359 Park Drive, Thursdays 6:30-8:00
July 6 - Sept 7. Live entertainment
Sponsored by Oliver Parks & Rec and
Oliver Community Arts Council
250.498.4985 ext. 201 Parks & Rec


Oliver Parks and Recreation
Community Pool, Tennis Courts, Weight
Room, Community Park Pathway, Off-
Leash Dog Park, Lion’s Park adjacent to
Hiking and Biking Trail, Rotary Beach,
Outdoor Pickleball
6359 Park Drive, Oliver

Osoyoos Desert Centre
Explore Canada’s pocket desert, 3 miles
north on Hwy. 97. Late April thru early Oct.
250.495.2470 1.877.899.0897

Osoyoos Parks & Recreation
Dog parks, Splash Park, West Bench
Complex, Sonora Community Centre,
Sun Bowl Arena - public skating, drop-in
hockey, Senior n’ Tot ice times. Check web
site for seasonal Activity Guide

Penticton Curling Club
Cafeteria, Licensed Lounge available for
bookings, 6 sheets of ice - can be rented
505 Railway Street

Penticton Lawn Bowling Club
Looking for a new home after 84 years
260 Brunswick Street

Penticton Geology & Lapidary Club
Meetings 1st Wed evening of the month.
See web site for Field Trip information
220 Manor Park Avenue (Leir House)

Penticton Seniors’ Computer Club
New club can be contacted at South Main
Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main Street
Sign up for lessons. Drop-in sessions

Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club
Seniors 65+ pricing
853 Eckhardt Avenue West

Penticton & District Garden Club
Meets 7pm 3rd Thursday of the month
September to June. Penticton Library
250.487.7699 Theresa

Penticton Peach Festival
August 9-13, 2017. An annual tradition
since 1947. Five day extravaganza. Sat.
‘Grand Parade’, Seniors Day on Wed.

Penticton-Wine Country Visitor Centre
Start your South Okanagan adventure
here. View ‘Experiences Guide’ online or
have a copy mailed. Travel Tips, Hiking &
Biking, Package deals, Beaches/Parks

Princeton Parks, Recreation, Cultural
Visit web site to view Recreation facilities
and services. Also seasonal Leisure Guide
169 Bridge Street, Princeton
250.295.7222 Lyle-Leisure Services Mgr.
250.295.6067 Nadine - Rec & Culture
250.295.6718 Marjorie - Arts Council

South Okanagan Genealogical Society
Non-profit organization dedicated to
helping those who wish to compile their
family histories
Meets 1st Thursday of the month except
January, July, and August
Library-Museum Auditorium 7 pm
785 Main Street, Penticton
250.492.0751 Nola Reid

South Okanagan Events Centre
Okanagan’s premier sports & entertainment
venue brings world-class events
to Penticton. Year-round, we entertain!
From country to classic rock, off-
Broadway theatre, Penticton Vees to
Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic
853 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton
See our ad on page 13

• Tickets available in person at the Valley
First Box Office at SOEC, online at or by phone.
Gift cards can be purchased online or
in person at Valley First Box Office, and
can be redeemed online, by phone or in
• Riverside Pharmasave Walking
Track Information:

South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club
Focus on experiencing the natural world
of BC and promoting its conservation.
Meetings 4th Thursday except June, July,
Aug & Dec. 7 pm at United Church
696 Main Street, Penticton

Summerland Parks & Recreation
See web site for Recreation Guide,
Schedules, Facilities, Community events
Aquatic & Fitness Centre
13205 Kelly Avenue

Summerland Curling Club
8820 Jubilee Road

Sunshine Cabaret
Free concert in Gyro Park, Penticton
Fridays 7-9 pm July 14, 21, 28, August 4
and September 1
Downtown Penticton Association


BC Ferries
BC seniors 65+ travel at a 50% discount
on most BC Ferries routes Mon-Thurs
except holidays. Passenger fares only.
1.888.223.3779 Reservations
*223 on Rogers or Telus networks

Friendship Force International
Provides opportunities to explore new
countries and cultures through home
hospitality, local hosts

Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
Call individual airlines for reservations.
For flight information, parking and ground
transportation options, packing tips, and
retail and other airport services, go to our
web site at or our mobile page at
250.765.5125 Kelowna Airport Admin.
250.765.5612 Airport Parking Booth
250.864.9885 Airport Courtesy Shuttle to/
from Long-Term Parking Lot
250.863.3714 Wheelchair Assistance
778.753.3735 Valet Parking

Mascot Gold Mine Tours
Explore the incredible history of mining in
the Similkameen Valley. Experience what
life was like as a hard rock gold miner. Get
ready to step back in time
161 Snaza’ist Drive, Hedley
250.292.8733 Snaza’ist Discovery Centre

National Geographic Expeditions
World wide travel - with boundless
chances to be surrounded by natural
wonders and exotic wildlife

Penticton Regional Airport (CYYF)
Gateway to the South Okanagan
109-3000 Airport Road 250.770.4422

RV Owners Lifestyle Seminar
An annual event at Okanagan College
Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Road
Opportunity for new, or seasoned
or wannabe RV owners to gain
valuable knowledge on RV operations,
maintenance and safety. Also travel tips,
health on the road, destinations, full-time
RV living and much more. 20h Annual
Lifestyle Seminar June 23-26, 2017

Road Scholar
Not-for-profit world leader in lifelong
learning since 1975. Educational
adventures created by Elderhostel
1.800.454.5768 M-F 5am-6pm PT

Super, Natural British Columbia
Places to go, things to do, trip
ideas, transportation and maps,
accommodations, travel deals

Traveller Information System
Road and weather conditions, webcams,
plan your route, mobile traveller info 1.800.550.4997

WestJet Vacations
Plan your vacation experience. Distinctive
destinations & deals

Worldwide Quest
Experiential travel since 1970
Expert led small group tours in nature,
culture and the arts
1.800.387.1483 6am-2:30pm PT M-F

Activity Centres

Keremeos Senior’s Centre Society
Activities include crafts, cards (bridge, crib,
whist, canasta), snooker & pool, carpet

bowling, floor curling, bingo, choir, chair
exercises. Thursday afternoon dancing,
Jam sessions-1st Sunday-Sept-June.
Potluck lunch-last Sunday at noon. Open
Mon-Sat 9:45 am-4 pm, Sun noon-4 pm
421 7th Avenue, Keremeos

Okanagan Falls Seniors Activity Centre
Open during activities which include
pool, exercise program, cribbage,
bingo, music, scrabble, bridge, carpet
bowling, shuffleboard. Potluck dinners
4th Saturday, Pancake breakfasts 1st
Saturday, Music Jam sessions 2nd
Sunday of the month October to May
1128 Willow Street, Okanagan Falls
250.497.8199 Centre
250.497.5669 Grethe

Oliver Senior Centre Society
Mon-Sat 10 am-3 pm. Activities include
line dancing, floor games, Ladies Keep
Fit (Sept-May), bridge, crib, “500”, Friday
bingo, dancing -10 am Saturday (volunteer
band), Zumba, poolroom. See web site for
monthly activity calender
5876 Airport Street, Oliver

Osoyoos Senior Centre
Activities include line dancing, crafts,
ballroom dancing, exercise class, euchre,
bingo, bridge, whist, pool, crib, Tai Chi,
lawn bowling, Winter dances, movie nights
Facebook: OSCA Osoyoos
17 Park Place, Osoyoos

Penticton Community Centre
Fitness classes: Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba
Gold, Yoga. Fitness Room Orientations.
Drop-in sports: badminton, pickleball,
senior volleyball. Pool: steam room, hot
tub, sauna, accessible therapeutic pool,
Senior Splash Aquafit.
325 Power Street 250.490.2426
See our article and ad on page 27

Princeton Senior Citizens Branch #30
Activities include cards, bingo, quilting,
crafts, music, pool, Wed exercise class with
qualified instructor. Friday night fun night
Open Sept-June 9am-1:30pm M-F; July-
Aug 9am-noon Monday-Friday; Saturday
& Sunday 1-4pm all year. Lunch available
Monday to Friday except July and August
162 Angela Avenue

South Main Drop-In Centre
Membership open to everyone 50+
Belly Dancing, Bingo, Card games,
Carpet Bowling, Computer Classes,
Crafts, Line Dancing, Mah Jong, Medical
Qi Gong, Pool Tables, Scrabble, Social
Dancing, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga, Ukulele
and more.Tuesday Lunches, Monthly
Dinners Sept-June, Craft store. WiFi.
Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm -
drop-in and socialize. Multiple copies of
Experience 50+ Living available here.
2965 South Main Street
See our ad on page 89

Summerland Senior Citizens’ Drop-In
Activities include carpet bowling, Monday
bingo 1pm, Nifty 50 exercise, whist, Tai
Chi, bridge, crokinole, Texas Hold’em
poker, crib, snooker, Mah Jong, line
dancing. Monthly potluck dinner-4th Wed
NeighbourLink lunch - 2nd Tuesday
9710 Brown Street
250.494.9735 Clyde

Winnipeg Street Leisure Centre
Penticton & District Society for Community
Living, 55+ facility, call for calendar of
events and activities
439 Winnipeg Street, Penticton

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