As the effects of COVID-19 continue and businesses start to re-open, one thing that is of keen interest to me is the City of Penticton’s plan with parking.

After 58 consecutive tournaments, there will not be a Pacific Western Breweries May Long Soccer Classic this weekend in Penticton.

Due to COVID-19, the Summerland Golf Club Breakfast Club can’t eat breakfast before hitting the links. The money that would have been spent on their own food is instead being donated to the Summerland Food Bank. Jeff Clarke and Dennis Glasscock are shown safely donating $500 on behalf of the…

“Did you make that?” – it’s probably the comment I get most often when riding my cargo bike with my three-year-old son around Penticton.


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will be seeking financial assistance from the provincial and federal governments in light of the negative impact being felt by its 20 member teams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The modern age of e-bikes is comparable to the model-T era, “a little like the wild, wild west,” said Darren Mohl, the owner of Kelowna E-Ride. Better e-bikes are on the way, though, since “e-bike manufacturers are making improvements, changes, all the time.”

Women’s volleyball setter/hitter Natalie Livingston and men’s soccer defender Hamish Walde climbed above the rest and were named UBC Okanagan Heat’s Outstanding Athletes of the Year, the school announced.

In the third part of an Outdoors page series on biking in the Okanagan, Garry Norkum, owner of Cyclepath in Kelowna, provides more point-form tips for bike riding, maintenance and repair:

Abigail McCluskey admits her pre-race ritual isn’t the most pleasant.

Before the coronavirus restrictions on large groups, Garry Norkum, owner of Cyclepath in Kelowna, invited members of the Okanagan Slow and Steady Hikers ( to a free bike clinic at his 2169 Springfield Rd. business.

Coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus. For those of you who are sick of hearing COVID-19 news, here is the short version of the impact on Okanagan outdoor activities (as of Thursday).


Game over.

The heavily-favoured Penticton Vees finished off the West Kelowna Warriors on Wednesday night, but it was not easy.

A big 19-point week helped the Roll N Stones Fun Centre Wreckers open up some daylight atop the Penticton and District Dart Association Division A standings.

There were more than a few Mike strikes in Monday Night Mixed 5-pin bowling league action at the Roll N Stones Fun Centre.

The return of scoring star Zico Pescada helped Theos get a big win to avoid finish in the last place in the Bad Tattoo Brewery Masters Indoor Soccer League.

A total of 74 male and female teams and more than 1,300 student-athletes will be competing in the BDO Canadian Sport School Hockey Championships today to March 15 in Penticton.

Brock Palmer translated a dominating 50-goal, 98-point season into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player award.

The Summerland Rockets won two out of four games to finish 13th overall at the B.C. Senior Girls’ AA High School Basketball Championship in Langley on the weekend.

Stephen Bolka produced a hat-trick as Biscuits doubled the Hitmen 6-3 to advance to the Penticton Men’s Recreational Hockey League championship series.

Home ice will need to be an advantage if the Summerland Steam is to get back into their KIJHL first-round playoff series against the Princeton Posse.

Head coach Fred Harbinson is saying all the right things with his Penticton Vees in complete control of their first-round playoff series against the West Kelowna Warriors.


The Penticton Vees typically don’t take many penalties, but Tyler Ho showed just how dangerous they can be even when shorthanded.

The Penticton Vees have long-term aspirations of playing hockey deep into May, but their immediate focus extends no further than Thursday night.