|E-blast submissions |
DPA Members may advertise for FREE
in this weekly e-blast, which is distributed every Friday.
Ads must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG format and must be received
by 4pm on the Wednesday prior to the Friday publication date.
If you have any questions please call our office at
250-493-8540 and we'd be happy to help out.
HAVE A SAFE LONG WEEKEND
Our offices will be closed on Monday, but over the long weekend, be sure to check out Sunshine Cabaret tonight with Willy Blizzard, and tomorrow with the Kettle Valley Brakemen. Both concerts begin at 7pm in Gyro Park, details on our Facebook page
.MICHAEL BURGESS: AUGUST 13TH
And speaking of concerts, Canada's own "Jean Valjean" comes to Gyro Park on Monday, August 13th! Come see Michael Burgess, perhaps Canada's favourite musical theatre performer, known worldwide for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Michael has performed in major festivals across Canada, sung anthems at international sporting events, and appeared before the Queen. You'll surely recognize his warm tenor as he performs the iconic "Bring Him Home" from Les Miz, and "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera. Donations appreciated at this event, which begins at 7pm and is co-presented with Penticton and Area Community Concerts.
KIDDIES DAY PARADE
The Penticton Peach Festival
begins this Wednesday, and we'll be hosting the Kiddies Day Parade on Sunday, August 12th.
Start planning costumes, we're giving away a bike and helmet and many other prizes. Registration is at 10am in the City Centre Building Parking Lot. Pick up an entry form at our office or download one
WHAT'S ON AT THE MARKET
Every Saturday, check out some entertainment during the Downtown Community Market, and don't forget to check in on Foursquare while you're there. Tomorrow, catch these performers:
- Nanaimo Square - Get Bent Belly Dancing
- Bellevue Cafe - Diane P
- Westminster Square - Willy Blizzard
And don't forget, Live@Lunch! Grab your lunch and head to Nanaimo Square every Thursday and Friday for live music from 12pm to 1pm through July and August.
HELP SUPPORT PENTICTON'S WESTJET CAMPAIGN
The City of Penticton has been lobbying WestJet to provide service to our airport, and as a show of support, the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is encourging everyone to sign up for a Westjet Rewards card. Visit WestJet's website to sign up. It costs nothing to do and could mean a huge win for the region.
Communications and Social Media Director
PS: A friendly reminder that submissions for our e-newsletter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and must be a JPEG or PNG file, PDFs are no longer accepted. Text submissions can be sent in the body of an email or as a Word document, max 150 words. The deadline is 4pm on Wednesday.
We are currently accepting donations for prizes of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
in the following age groups:
0-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 Mixed Ages
If you are interested in making a donation please contact Kelsey at 250.493.8540 or by email email@example.com
|This month at the Elks Lodge|
|Don't miss Three Wishes SILLY SALE!|
|More great music from The Dream Cafe|
|Penticton Art Gallery |
Tech Talk: Penticton & South Okanagan Networking
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Tech Talk aims to bring together the South Okanagan Tech sector on a monthly basis.
Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, owners, employees, and those serving or interested in technology based business. Tech could include business in information & communications tech, clean/green tech, agricultural tech, and medical/life science tech.
Not sure? Just come, or get in touch with Andrew to find out more.
Refreshments: Beer (cash only bar) and complimentary nibbles.
Contact: Andrew@acclerateokanagan.com or 250.870.9028 x 2116.
Be a part of the buzz. Tweet it up at #aotechtalk and @accelelerateOK.
What We Do Session
August 9th & August 26th
9:00 - 10:30am
Want to know more about Accelerate Okanagan?
Think you want to join us or one of our programs but not sure?
Sign up for free to one of our "What We Do" information sessions
- Every 2 weeks
- At our Innovation Centres in Kelowna & Penticton
- Small group format
- 60 - 90 minutes provides an overview of Accelerate Okanagan
- Provides details of our programs and activities
- An opportunity to meet our team
- Q & A
- And free coffee!
Come along and find out how Accelerate Okanagan can help you start and grow your opportunity!
|Get your voice out there!|
The City of Penticton is doing some additional market research to better present our case to WestJet and Air Canada for improved air service in Penticton. It would be appreciated if you could visit the following website and fill out a survey.
|Office space in Downtown Penticton|
|Ultraman Canada returns!|
Ultraman Canada: August 4th thru August 6th
Ultraman Canada is a three-day, 512.6 KM (318.6 miles) ultra-endurance event, which covers part of the Okanagan/Similkameen regions. The Canadian event, which was established in 1993, follows the format of the original Ultraman established in Kona, Hawaii in 1983. Stage 1 starts with a 10km swim in Skaha Lake and a 145 km bike ride the first day, which ends in Okanagan Falls. Stage 2 consists of a 275 km bike ride starting in Penticton and ending in Princeton. Stage 3 is an 84 km run from Princeton to Summerland on the old Princeton/Summerland Highway.
Locally, well known businessman Bruce Schoenne and accountant Terry Craig will represent Penticton. Craig is the local man that donated a kidney to his wife and will be racing to raise awareness for Kidney Disease and Organ Donation. Kara Hoffman, a nurse from Vernon will also be competing in her first Ultraman Canada rounding the representatives from the Okanagan Valley.
Where to cheer on the athletes:
Day 1 Viewing - Swim Start 6:30 AM Saturday August 4th at the main beach on Skaha Lake, Swim to Bike Transition at the bottom of Sovereign Road off East Side Road starting at about 9:00 AM and then at the finish at Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls starting at approximately 2:00 PM. The bikes head south to Osoyoos, over the Richter Pass to Keremeos and then up and over Yellow Lake and back to Okanagan Falls.
Day 2 Viewing - Start 7:00 AM Sunday, August 5th, Skaha Lake Marina Secondary Parking lot, 9:30 AM See You Later Ranch on Green Lake Road, Finish starting at approximately 4:00 PM Princeton Arena.
Day 3 Viewing - Finish Line at Memorial Park Summerland Monday, August 6th, starting approximately 1:30 PM. This is the final leg and the final finish for the event.
For more information on the event and the athletes go to the official website:
|Grab your girls and grab some glow|
|Keep an eye out for this local business!|
|370 Main St, Penticton|
The Peach City Community Radio Society (PCCRS)
is a passionate group of trained volunteers dedicated
to establishing a community broadcast radio station in Penticton.
"Peach City Radio" will provide a platform for fresh and unique locally produced radio broadcasting showcasing local talent, local issues and local community groups.
Please help guide this new organization by taking a short survey:Click Here!
|As You Like It...in the vineyard!|
|Experience "too much of a good thing" this August long weekend! See the popular Shakespearean comedy, As You Like It, performed live in Township 7's picturesque Naramata Bench vineyard.
Enjoy the Bard's timeless story of love-at-first-sight, injustice and forgiveness paired with brilliant dialogue and our award-winning wine, all in a breathtaking setting. We're delighted to partner with the Penticton Chamber Theatre on this alfresco production. Bring a picnic and enjoy Township 7's wines for an entertaining evening of live theatre in the south Okanagan. Proceeds in support of the non-profit, Penticton Chamber Theatre.
Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5, 2012
Gates open at 6 pm / the play commences at 6:30 pm
(Please note this is an outdoor venue, please dress weather appropriately.)
Seating is limited, contact
or 250-770-1743 for tickets.
|Urbana Clothing Company|
|Vitamin King anniversary sale!|
|From Music from The Elite Restaurant|
The Elite after 8
Saturday August 11th 8pm, $8
A Night of Big Lovin' w/ Brent Tyler & guests!
"introspective folk music with catchy and powerful pop hooks and melodies"
Visit Brent's website.
Saturday August 18th 8pm, $8
"Alt-Country, Gypsy, Foot-Stompin', Sexy, Fun, Rock N Roll!"
Dancin' shoes mandatory!
Visit Blackberry Wood's website.
Thursday August 23rd 8pm, $8
Rock-A-Billy from Vancouver - BIG JOHN BATES & Penticton's - The NOBODIES
"Big John Bates are a group who pull down the fences between performer and audience with their electrified performances - not just playing from the heart but tearing it out by the roots."
The Rock N Roll show of the YEAR!
Visit Big John Bates' website.
|The Pursuit of Excellence|
|Nominate your business for an award|
Calling all BC Businesses!
This fall, the Better Business Bureau is once again hosting its annual Torch Awards to encourage businesses to get into the spotlight, honouring companies that have walked the extra mile to maintain a healthy, honest marketplace in BC.
The BBB Torch Awards categories are as follows:
- Buzz Award for Social Media Excellence
- Marketplace Excellence Award
- Green Award
Click here to apply for the Torch Awards!