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Be prepared to be blown away by a weekend of the best folk, blues, world, alternative, and roots music at the 20th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.This three-day music celebration features multiple day and night stages and showcases an eclectic array of world class performers from Canada and around the globe. The event runs from August 17th through to the 19th and takes place on a beautiful 17 acre site on the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Site amenities include an international food village that features everything from freshly-squeezed lemonade and mouth-watering BBQ to vegetarian dishes and unforgettable ice cream. After enjoying a delicious meal, make sure to stop by the Artisan market where you will find a plethora of beautiful handmade goods. The wheel chair accessible site also features beverage gardens with a stage view, reasonable pre-registered camping, and the Family Fun Zone, which has a musical stage, climbing wall, science fair and more. Kids 12 and under are free A Celebration two decades in the making, the 20th Annual Roots and Blues Festival promises to be the most spectacular to date. With an incredibly diverse 2012 line-up that crosses cultural boundaries and presents new forms of music while simultaneously embracing its roots (& blues!), R&B 20 is a musical feast with course after course of amazing performance. This year’s line-up includes Bettye Lavette, Serena Ryder, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Five Alarm Funk, The Floyd Lee Band, Hazmat Modine, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Trews, and many more. It’s a gorgeous selection sure to sate any listener’s appetite. For tickets and information visit or call 1-250-833-4096.

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3. SALMON ARM FAIR Come celebrate the 115th year of the Salmon Arm Fair this Sept. 7th, 8th and 9th at the fairgrounds near Blackburn Park. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate and Educate.’ The country-style fairgrounds – complete with red and white barns feature ongoing local entertainment as well as all the favourites such as livestock judging, 4H competitions, lawn tractor races, tractor pulls, onsite amusement park, grandstand and food court. The parade starts Saturday morning at Blackburn Park. Check out www. for further details.

2. CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL The north end of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds will be filled with children and laughter on Sunday July 1st as families come together to celebrate Canada Day. This annual free event will be held from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Main stage entertainment includes; Michael Mitchell, Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters, Kiki the Eco Elf, and One Camel Short. All local dance groups will also be showing off their talented throughout the day on the dance stage. Children can enjoy participating in a variety of arts & craft stations, bouncy houses, 4-H petting zoo, water play, woodworking and much more. The festival has over 18 games that children can play for .50 cents/play. All children receive 1 free game ticket and if wearing red will receive an additional ticket at the gate. For more information on this fun community event please call Karen @ Shuswap Day Care 250-832-6192 or visit

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4. PADDLING CENTRE There’s more to paddling in Salmon Arm than Dragon Boats. Run by the Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling, the Paddling Centre in Canoe is now in its 7th year. A variety of boats are available to club members, including 13 kayaks, outrigger canoes, dragon boats and rowing sculls. Before heading out on the water, new club members are provided introductory courses on the use of each of the boats, with an emphasis on skills training, safety and how to work as a team. For those with a need for speed, the six-person outriggers offer an on-water experience that can’t be beat. And for those wanting a more leisurely experience, kayaks are an excellent way to explore Salmon Arm’s Nature Bay and other areas of interest. We also host several events including “Survive the Triangle” outrigger canoe race is June 23rd and 24th at the wharf for the 6 person outrigger teams with 3 races scheduled which will make it a full day event nt with lots of vantage points for spectators. There will ill be a banquet, prize awards and live entertainment nt that evening at the Elks Hall starting at 6 pm. June ne 24th is the small boat races on a short 10 km sprint nt several races scheduled and again lots of places forr the spectators. For more information call Len att 250-832-8598 or e-mail sarpinformation@gmail.. com. To register or get more information www..

5. DRAGON BOATING Paddles up. Take it away. Saturday, June 23rd marks the eighth annual Shuswap Dragon Boat Fest with up to 24 teams participating in high-spirited races, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The festival takes place at the Salmon Arm Wha Wharf and is hosted by the Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling. The festival also includes the annual breast cancer ceremony for visiting aand local teams. Craft, entertainment aand food vendors are also on site. Also taking place is the 2nd Annual A SSurvive the Triangle Outrigger Race on June 23 with the OC6 racing most of Ju the day and an Awards Banquet at the th Elks Hall in the evening on the 24 the El OC1 and OC2 will be racing in the morning. If you would like more information contact Len Sept at 250-832-8598 or visit the website

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huswap Lake is an integral part of Salmon n Arm’s sports scene. There are numerouss triathlons and the popular dragon boatt races. The active Shuswap Association for Rowingg and Paddling promotes sports on the lake byy encouraging and training people of all ages how w to paddle and row safely for competition orr recreational pleasure. Throughout the Shuswap p there are a lot of beaches, boat launches, and boat rentals. For information on where to find these, visit the Visitor Information Centre.




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7. SHUSWAP TRAILS If you’re a walker, hiker, trail runner, rambler, cyclist, equestrian, long distance cross-country mountain biker or windin-your-hair free rider, there’s a trail for you in the Shuswap. Park your vehicle and discover the surrounding landscape in a new and intimate way - by foot, bicycle, horse, ski, snowshoe and paddle. Visit your nearest Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the regional Shuswap Trail brochure or find your epic with hyperlink http://www.ShuswapTrails. com. The website is dedicated to helping people from around the world find their trail in the Shuswap. Whether it be by foot, by mountain bike, by horseback or by canoe the site will guide you towards amazing trail experiences. There are many trails throughout the region but it’s a work in progress as new trails are being built and added. Funding for the Shuswap

Trail Alliance projects includes support from thee Government of Canada, thee Province of BC, Salmon Arm m Savings and Credit Union,, the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, Skookum Cycle and Ski, Community Futures Development Corporation, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and over 100 businesses from around d the h Shuswap. The Larch Hills cross-country ski area, located 20 km from Salmon Arm, contains over 120 km of trails and hosts several ski events including the Santa Cruise, Moonlight Lantern Ski, Fun Race, Full Moon Ski & Pot Luck Supper, the Elementary School Loppet and the popular Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. In the summer enjoy woodlands, wildflowers, ponds, birds and an interpretive trail.Visit for information.

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11. COMMUNITY CENTRE Whether you would like to take a swim, soak in the hot tub, work out in the weight room, or play racquet sports, the SASCU Recreation Centre has what you need. The spacious Community Centre building with the blue roof can easily be found just off the Trans Canada Highway next to the Sunwave Centre. For information about schedules aand upcoming events, call 250-832-4044 or go to o

9. ORGANIC FARMER’S MARKET On Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5:30 p.m. m. in the Deo Lutheran Church parking lot (30th th St. N.E.) there is a farmer’s market with all organic products: produce, meat and wholesome multigrain breads, granola, baked treats and dairy products. For info call Herman or Louise at Wildflight Farms at 250-8387447.

10. FARMER’S MARKET Obtain fresh local produce, food products and fabulous hand-crafted items at the Farmers Market at Centenoka Park Mall in the parking annex on the corner of 5th St and 5th Ave. The market operates between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays from April through October.

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L Located d iin the h h heart off the h Shuswap, Sh right in the center of beautiful Salmon Arm, this popular vacation hot spot provides entertainment for the whole family! Our many amenities include: Open Daily 11:00 a.m. • 4 Adult Waterslides to 7:00 p.m. • 3 Kids Waterslides • Wading Pools & Fountains • 2 Jacuzzi Tubs • 18 hole Mini-Golf • Arcade Centre • Full Homecooked Concession • Gift Shop • Campsites • Easy Walk to Fairgrounds, Malls, Downtown & Wharf Our smooth seamless water slides are sure to provide a great time for all ages. Contact us for information on booking special events, such as birthday parties, school trips, or family reunions. Phone: 250-832-4FUN (386) • Email: 1155 Lakeshore Dr SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4

12. FLETCHER PARK PLAYGROUND AND SPRAY PARK A great addition to Salmon Arm is the newly redesigned family-friendly Fletcher Park that features the Rotary spray park, toddlers’ playground, playground for older children, as well as picnic tables, benches and grassy areas for playing and relaxing. It’s conveniently located in the downtown area.

13. UNIVERSAL PLAYGROUND The three Rotary clubs of Salmon Arm have united to take on a fantastic project, fundraising for a new playground structure in Blackburn Park. It will be the city’s first universally accessible playground - integrating children and adults of all abilities socially, p physically, and emotionally.

14. FAMILY SATURDAYS Every Saturday from 11am to 4pm families are welcome to stop into SAGA Public Art Gallery downtown for a fun project that they can create together. Free for families. Projects suitable for kids aged 2 to 12.

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Open May 16 - Sept 22 Dinner Theatre ~ July-August Reservations are a must! 250-832-5243 40 Acre Heritage Village • Museum • Archives • Tea Room with Daily Lunch Specials • 2.34 km Nature Trails • Special Events & Attractions • Weddings • Receptions • Gift Shop

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Salmon Arm Events & Attractions 15. DEMOLITION DERBY Rev your engines! The Salmon Arm Demolition Derby will roar to life once more on Sunday, August 26th, at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Food and drink will be available at the onsite beverage garden and concession. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. But, gates open at 9 a.m. and everyone is welcome to have a look at the derby cars before the event gets under way. Seven exciting heats with approximately 40 participants are followed by the ladies special Powder Puff competition. Proceeds go to the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit and the Salmon Arm Lions Club. To take part or to learn more about the event, contact Jason at Lordco 250-832-7030 or event organizer Wes Henry at 250-832-2200.

16. SALMON ARM KIDS FISHING DERBY Come five-o’clock Sunday morning, June 17 there will be a steady stream of young anglers and parents heading for the docks at the end of the Salmon Arm wharf for the annual Salmon Arm Kids Fishing Derby. The popular event, which is held each year on Father’s Day from the docks at the end of the wharf, attracts close to 1,000 people. The derby is open to all children 12

years of age and under and there is no cost to enter. Registration takes place Sunday morning, beginning at 6 a.m. at the end of the wharf. Only coarse fish are eligible for trophies and prizes. Fish must be caught and played by the child; however, an adult can assist in netting a fish. An awards ceremony will take place immediately following the derby major prizes will be handed out. There is close to $5,000 in prizes to be won. Call James at 250517-8087.

17. CULTURE CRAWL Pick up a brochure at SAGA Public Art Gallery from August 4 to 18 to tour local businesses that have paired with local artists to offer a fantastic display of local art. 101 Things to do in the Shuswap 2012 • 11


R.J. Haney Heritage Village

through four climatic zones. With our field guide in hand, Standing on the site of a pioneer farm, R.J. identify the plants used by the First Nations and pioneer Haney Heritage Village and Museum is the families for food and medicine. If you like treasure hunting Shuswap’s biggest heritage attraction. Take a and have a GPS unit, try looking for hidden geocaches; it’s a guided tour through Haney Heritage House, a great way to find new areas to explore. 100 year old farm house restored to a more The Village is also a wonderful venue for weddings, genteel time. Explore a village of relocated with the charm and warmth of our historical Mt. Ida and replicated buildings. View the Queest Church offering old-fashioned storybook romance. Picture Mountain Forestry Tower, Broadview School, yourself sweeping down a staircase of a historic school Mt Ida Church, Salmon Arm’s first filling station, Fire Hall, house in your gown and veil, or gracefully walking through Newnes Blacksmith Shop, Lester and Thomson Garage, and a heritage garden amidst fragrant beds of flowers. The more. Not to be missed is Sam Beemish’s “home studio” beautiful lawns are a spectacular setting for outdoor with the largest public collection of cylinders and records wedding ceremonies and receptions, and we guarantee your in Western Canada. family and friends will be delighted. This season the museum will have a new exhibit If you’re planning a reunion think of booking it at R.J. “Billie Louie, the last of the Shuswap Riverboat Captains” Haney Heritage Village. We can When the CR Lamb had easily accommodate 100+ guests reached the end of its life as a and Marjorie’s Tea Room can sternwheeler serving Shuswap • May 16 – Village Opens for the cater all your special events. communities, Louie reinvented Season Curious about our heritage her. Constructed prior to road • May 19 – Marjorie’s Tea Room Opens gardens? Surrounding Haney travel, the vessel plied the • May 19 & 20 – Pancake Breakfasts House is a special place designed Shuswap between Savona and • May 27 – High Tea at Haney by landscape architect Patricia Enderby. Built in 1907 for the Reith. Get ideas for heritage Arrow Lakes Lumber Company, • June 1 & 2 – Relay for Life plantings and feel free to ask our it was fuelled by cordwood cut • June 17 – Father’s Day gardener for advice. by early settlers and brought • July 1 to Aug 24 – Dinner Theatre Always popular, Dinner supplies to the far reaches of • July 8 – Pioneer Day/Collectors Fair Theatre begins July 1st with the Shuswap. Louie purchased • Aug 4 – Soirée and Evening at shows Wednesdays, Fridays the boat from the Shuswap Haney with the Shuswap Chefs and Sundays during July and Transportation Company and August. An old fashioned meal worked the waterways for the • Aug 12 – 13th Annual classic Car and interactive play promises to next twenty-five years. Show delight audiences; reservations In the same building discover • Sept 16 – Harvest Celebration are a must. the exhibit “The Story of Ruth: • Sept 22 – Village Closes for the The Village is located just the Water Colour Journals of Season minutes east of Salmon Arm, Arthur Adair Brooke”, a beautiful • Oct 7 – Cemetery Tour find R.J. Haney Heritage Village selection of 28 digitized images and Museum near the junction illustrating a father’s love for • Oct 27 & 28 – Spooktacular of Highway 97B and the Trans his daughter. Beginning in 1921, Canada Highway. The Village Brooke recorded the babe’s opens May 16th and closes Sept. 24th. Days and development in water colour paintings like hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, modern parents snap digital images. Follow the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - July and August open 7 days a story over to Marjorie’s Tea Room and week. Admission is by donation. The see Ruth growing up in “the Valley” Archives are open year-round, at the Mt. Ida District. Wednesdays and Thursdays from Haney Heritage Village is child 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To book friendly. Stop a few minutes and weddings, reunions, or Dinner let the kids pan for “Haney Theatre reservations contact Gold” then watch their eyes us by telephone at 250sparkle! Lunch or an ice 832-5243, email info@ cream in Marjorie’s Tea or Room is always a popular friend us at facebook. treat. com/Haneyheritage. Need to stretch your See our website for legs? Take a walk on our more info and the 2.34 km nature walking 2012 event listings! trails. The easy stroll takes the visitor

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19. CORN MAZE Elaborate twists and turns are bound to spin you around in the DeMille’s corn maze. The maze is always an intriguing surprise. For a small fee, customers can enjoy the maze daily from 8 a.m. to dusk, mid-July to September. Maps are provided - just in case. Autumn brings a pumpkin patch and wagon rides. DeMille’s Farm Market (Sweet Corn & Produce) is located on the Trans Canada Highway and can be contacted at 250-832-7550. Check out Demille’s on-line at

RAFT IN REVELSTOKE Apex Raft Co. Great trips since 1993

20.WORD ON THE LAKE This festival for readers and writers takes place May 25 through May 27 and includes skill development workshops and open forums with authors. visit for information.

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22. BIKE FOR YOUR LIFE Pump up your tires for the Bike for Your Life Cycling Tour held this year on September 15th. Everyone from kids to grandparents are encouraged to take part in their choice of 15-km tours up to 100-km tours. Routes vary depending on their length but all start and finish at Blackburn Park. Refreshments will be offered at checkpoints throughout the tour. There will be draw prizes. Register th aat Skookum Cycle or Salmon Arm Stationary. FFor or ccall Ian Wickett at 250-833-2889.

21. TRIATHLON AND MARATHON Salmon Arm Classic Triathlon is tentatively scheduled for July 22, and features a 1.5 km swim, a 10 km bike, then a 40 km cycle. For details, contact Ian Wickett at 250-833-2889, or go to The Beat The Train Triathlon happens June 17th. It starts at ICBC. The biking portion is 35 km, run is 10 km and paddle is 8 km ending at the wharf. Information can be found at www.

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24. JAPANESE SPRING FESTIVAL Saturday May 12th 11 am to 5:30 pm in the Centenoka Mall Parking lot. There will be origami, scrolls, entertainment, face painting, haiku, Japanese lanterns and more fun for the whole family. All proceeds will go to A tthe Tsunami victims who are still homeless. w If you would like to volunteer contact Chris 250-833-6771.

23. SAGA PUBLIC ART GALLERY Summer exhibitions are vibrant and exciting at the Art Gallery downtown . In June, painter and ceramic artist Rosanna Marmont will be exhibiting “Land/Landed/Landless.” In July, the group “Lazuline” will feature “Historiscapes,” local landscapes accompanied by the unique stories that surround each place. “Gems of the Shuswap” will be the August exhibition, an open allmedia show of 5x7 works by Shuswap artists. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. Admission is by donation. “Swarm” at Roots & Blues: Twelve local artists will be swarming two stages at Roots & Blues to create paintings en plein aire. Those energetic works will be on display at SAGA Public Art Gallery from August 21 to September 1. Summer Art Day Camp for Kids: SAGA Public Art Gallery offers a summer day camp for one week July 9 to 13 for art stars between the ages of 8 and 13. Skill development and techniques are taught by local qualified instructors. To register or for more information, visit the gallery or email sagapublicartgallery@telus. net. Visit for more information.



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25. NATURE BAY Walk along the lake shore with the Salmon Arm Nature Bay Enhancement Society (SABNES) on their scenic and informative 10-km trail, complete with directions and an info centre at beautiful Marine Park. You’ll see plenty of wildlife and waterfowl native to the Shuswap Lake area. If you enjoy peaceful walks in the outdoors, take this opportunity to view the amazing and lovely Western grebes known for making their home in the Salmon Arm Bay area of Shuswap Lake.

• Personalized T-Shirts • Mugs • Coasters • Puzzles, etc. • BBQ Aprons • Reuseable Bags Jerry & Sheryl Turko • Ph: 250.832.8110 • Fax: 250.832.8110 • Cell: 250.517.0465 The Mall at Piccadilly, 10th Ave. & 10th Street SW, Salmon Arm, BC

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Cool off at the Salmon Arm waterslides and RV park. With 4 adult slides, 3 kid slides, pools, jacuzzi tubs, mini golf and an arcade centre there is something here for everyone in the family. Located near downtown Salmon Arm.

Pharmacy Health & Beauty Food & Home Lottery • Post Office Convenience

9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily

27.CANOE BEACH This is a large public sandy beach located on the shores of Shuswap Lake at North Canoe. As well as being a great family beach, this beach is ideal for corporate picnics and large group gatherings. Canoe Beach has large shady trees and a roped off swimming area. It also boasts a beach volleyball court, a grassed area for picnics, a boat launch nearby, new washrooms and change facilities and a group shelter. The shelter is available on the first-come first serve basis.

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28. LUNCH BOX STAGE Lunch Box Stage - Take your lunch outdoors and enjoy music performed at the Ross Street Stage from 12:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00pm Friday afternoons throughout the summer.

29. WOW CONCERT SERIES The Arts Council presents the 19th year of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wednesday On the Wharfâ&#x20AC;? outdoor summer concerts at Marine Park.This â&#x20AC;&#x153;by-donationâ&#x20AC;? event happens each Wednesday from June 13 to August 29 beginning at 7pm. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair, and perhaps a picnic , and catch a great show both on stage and looking out over the beautiful Shuswap Lake. A farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s market is close by, operating from 5:30pm to 8pm, featuring locally produced food and crafts. All musical genre is represented over the summer, from folk to funk, jazz to bhangra. More information can be found at

30. ROUTES AND BLUES Hungry for appetizers? Check out the Roots and Blues pre-festival outreach,, which offers even more variety â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 days of music, food, and adventure, Aug. 9-16th. For tickets and information visit or call 1-250-833-4096

31. HAVE HIGH TEA TTo celebrate the beginning of the season, w are hosting our third annual afternoon we High Tea May 27, 1pm to 3pm. Along with H delicious scones, sandwiches and sweets, d we are happy to offer special tours of w RJ Haney Heritage House, live music, R prizes and entertainment. Reservations p required. Call 250-832-5243 or visit www. re for details.



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32. SWITZMALPH CULTURAL CENTRE The centre was the vision of the late First Nations elder Mary Thomas to create a bridge between native and non-native people and cultures and enhance understanding and co-operation between all people. The centre is located just off the Trans Canada Highway on 1st Avenue SW in Salmon Arm, and often hosts an annual Pow Wow for all to enjoy. For more information, go to

33. GOLF Mark Twain wasn’t a big fan of golf as he described it: ‘Golf is a good walk spoiled.’ But he never got to check out Salmon Arm’s ’s numerous courses which offer everything from spectacular views, s, challenging fairways, well stocked pro-shops and homestyled meals. s. The Salmon Arm Golf Course has a challenging link style layoutt that weaves through fir and pine trees. Canoe Creek Golf Coursee has very playable greens with striking water features. You’ll have a good round at the Club Shuswap Golf and RV as it has somethingg for all golfers including low handicappers. Sonseekers Ridge Golf Course is fun place for the whole family. These courses are located just a few minutes from downtown Salmon Arm and once you’ve played them, you’ll see why the Shuswap has become a golfing destination.

34. PAWS FOR A CAUSE WALK The 8th Annual Scotia Bank and BCSPCA Paws for a Cause Walk for the Animals is on Sept. 9. Pledge forms will be available in June from the shelter and on the SPCA display board at Piccadilly Mall. All participants will receive a t-shirt in their registration package. Check out the website and register online at



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37. SALMON ARM SUMMER STOMP Welcome back to the Salmon Arm Summer Stomp motorcycle rally. The event will be running during the July 20-22 weekend. visit www. for updated information. u

35. SNOWMOBILING Snowmobiling allows people to access the Shuswap’s extensive trail system year round. The Fly Hills snowmobile area is located only minutes from Salmon Arm and has a variety of trails. Sicamous is also renowned for snowmobiling and welcomes many winter visitors as a result. For information on snow conditions and trails in the area visit

36. TWILIGHT BIKE RIDE The Downtown Twilight Family Fun Ride is a celebration of all things bike on May 25 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. It starts with a “come-one-comeall” ride through downtown, hosted by the Shuswap Trail Alliance Bikers, complete with great family activities and a few silly ones thrown in for good measure.


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SouthSorrento Shuswap & Area 38. BLIND BAY PAINTERS SHOW AND SALE

June 17 at Eagle Bay Hall and a Mother’s Day pancake breakfast takes place Sunday, May 13 at Eagle Bay Hall.

The art show and sale at Blind Bay Hall is a three-day event showcasing local art that may be purchased directly from the artists. Show dates are June 29 from 1 to 7 p.m., and June 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2510 Blind Bay Rd. The show features a large body of new, original works in a variety of media exhibited on the main floor. On the lower level, visitors will find prints, cards, quality craft items and discounted, previously shown paintings. Admission is by donation and includes complementary refreshments.

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39. PANCAKE BREAKFASTS A Father’s Day pancake breakfast takes place Sunday,


he Sorrento Bluegrass Festival is held at Sorrento Centre on Saturday, Aug. 25 is a day-long showcase for some of the most dynamic bluegrass performers in North America. The annual festival runs from 12 noon to 9 p.m. and visitors will be able to browse through vendor booths, sample a wide variety of tasty foods from concession stands and quench their thirst at the beer garden. Sorrento Centre is situated on the banks of Shuswap Lake and has a lovely beach, so bring a bathing suit and cool off between sets. Parking is available in adjacent lots around Sorrento Centre and at

Saturday, Aug 4 includes a pancake breakfast, giant white elephant sale, children’s activities and either a dance or a talent show in the evening.

41. HAMSTERS DINNER THEATRE This theatre production is invariably a hilarious romp complete with a scrumptious “home cooked” dinner, is held May 3, 4 and 6. Those planning on attending need to get tickets early as the shows are always sold out. For more information, call Rod Dale at 250-6753772.

42. SORRENTO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL the beach area. No traffic is permitted on site and people are asked not to bring their pets. Bring lawn chairs, sit back, relax and enjoy this day full of exceptional music but leave the pets at home. An admission is charged. In conjunction with the festival, the NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshops are held at Sorrento Centre prior to and following the festival. We’ve opened up the camp to nonstudent musicians “Pickers” and non-musician family members/ companions “Grinners.” and it is a noncompetitive environment for everyone from novices to more seasoned players. Evenings are filled with special presentations, swing dances, concerts by students and instructors, and plenty of opportunity to jam. The Bluegrass workshops run Aug. 19 to Aug. 24 and from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31. Instructors come from all over North America, and are some of the best banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle and dobro players and teachers on the continent. Many of these talented musicians will be participating in the Saturday festival. 101 Things to do in the Shuswap 2012 • 23


43. SORRENTO CELEBRATES 100 YEARS Sorrento’s 100 Anniversary Celebrations include a Father’s Day Olde Time Picnic to be held on Sunday, June 17th, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Sorrento Centre Beach. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some Olde Time fun! Come dressed like its 1912! “Gates Open” will be held on July 19th from noon to 4 pm. You are invited to visit nine historic homesteads in Sorrento and learn about the Settler families. Join the street party, a fun filled family event to be held July 21, from 2 pm to 7 pm in front of the Sorrento Elementary School on Passchendaele Road in Sorrento.The family festival will run on September 8th and 9th at Sorrento Blind Bay Park. The show and shine on September 8th from 10 am to 3 pm will showcase collectable vehicles. On September 9th from 8 am to 10 am there will be a Pancake Breakfast followed by Open Air Church Service Adults and kids races to follow the Church Service with a day of entertainment and vendors. Sorrento’s 100th Anniversary Party wraps up with a Boxing Day Dance on December 26th at Memorial Hall. For more information, please contact Wayne at:

P Presents the “biggest little art show in the SShuswap” on Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at p the Sunnybrae Community Hall, Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Tappen (4 km from Hwy 1 across road from CSRD Community Park). Admission is by donation and there are refreshments. For details, call Jackie Yeramych at 250-835-4800, Irene Burke at 250-835-8539 or Jan Scott at 250-835-4625.

45. ROCK CLUB Shuswap rock club is holding an open house Show ‘N Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 14 at Toad Hall in Sorrento. Admission is free and offers an opportunity to learn more about the club and its members, who enjoy searching for and creating art objects and jewelry from rocks and minerals found both throughout the region and from further afield. In addition to displays of local rocks, fossils and minerals, the show features demonstrations of lapidary, wire wrapping and chain maille making, plus fun games for both children and adults. Among the items for sale are crystals, rock specimens, rock slabs, soapstone, glass beads, woodcarvings and jewelry made by the members. Used lapidary equipment will also be on sale. For further details on the club, contact Pat or Gail Boden at 250-675-2849.

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48. ACCORDION FESTIVAL Shuswap lake accordion festival is a popular S musical extravaganza that attracts musicians, m dancers and spectators from near and far. d

46. HIGH COUNTRY POTTERS SHOW The High Country Potters show iss the highlight of the August longg weekend. The two-day sale takes place ce at Sorrento Memorial Hall from 10 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5. It features some of BC’s finest pottery ranging from high fired functional pottery to raku, sculpture, porcelain and crystalline glazed pieces. There are a number of functional potters working in stoneware, so there’s lots to choose from. Plus, each year invited artists bring work from other creative genres. This year there will be iron work, weaving, fused glass, silver jewelry, and handmade paper. All the work is handcrafted, making this an original and unique event. For the curious, there is plenty of time to talk with the artisans. Each has something to say about their work and there is plenty to see. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website.

47. PLANT AND GARAGE SALE Held at Cedar Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

T year marks the festival’s 13th anniversary. This The venue for this event is located in Sorrento at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. The weekend includes music, solos, duets, and bands during each day, with a jam session o Friday evening. Saturday evening we close on with a dinner and dance that will present two local feature bands. For more information, call Dianne Riley at 250-675-2531 or email MaryLou Lysyshyn at




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49. SORRENTO VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET At Shoppers’ Plaza on the Trans-Canadaa Highway is now in its 13th season and has as become the “heart of a Shuswap Saturday ay morning” attracting residents and visitorss alike. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings from May to Thanksgiving and features organic produce, fresh baked goods, eggs, bedding plants, cut flowers, honey, preserves, and beauty products. Local artisans and crafters display for sale their wares as well. All are made, baked or grown fresh in the Shuswap. Local musicians, singers, dancers and clowns take turns entertaining. Organizers emphasize people “come for the freshness but stay for the fun.” Information on the market can be obtained by emailing marilynatlegacy@ or by calling 250-515-1265.

50. SHUSWAP LAKE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Shuswap lake festival of the arts celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2012. The festival runs from July 14 to 22 at Sorrento Memorial Hall and showcases over 100 artists from throughout the Shuswap and surrounding areas. An estimated 300 pieces or more of artwork are on display from paintings, pottery and sculpture to photography and fabric arts. This is a juried show with awards offered including the Patterson award and the People’s Choice awards. There is a Fabric Art Workshop on July 10 & 11 with Kate Bridger from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.There is also a Creating Texture in your Acrylics Workshop with Alan Wylie on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th. Janice Robertson will be available to critique artwork on July 14th as well. Children’s Day is July 18 from 10:00 am to noon. As well, there is a spectacular gift shop and bistro including a huge selection of fine art with a price range to suit everyone. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Saturday, July 21 when the show is open until 9 p.m., and Sunday July 21 when the hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An admission is charged for the show and workshop but there is no charge to browse the gift shop. The festival society provides a forum for Shuswap artists. The festival website: lists the latest news and events or email: 26 • 101 Things to do in the Shuswap 2012

On July 1 is an annual free festival for families and tourists and one of the biggest fa aand best in the BC interior. This year will be tthe 26th anniversary of the celebrations in Blind Bay. The Theme is “Frontier Days” and will piggy-back on the 100th Anniversary being celebrated by Sorrento. The action takes place at Centennial Field on the corner of Blind Bay Road and Centennial Drive right across from Shuswap Lake. There are fun activities and entertainment beginning with a delicious pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. sponsored by the Sorrento Lions Club. This year, because it’s a Sunday there will be a one hour non-denominational Worship service at 8:30-9:30. A Parade, beginning with an antique car parade (Show and Shine) begins at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the floats, etc. beginning from Glenview Drive, down Balmoral Road and along Blind Bay Road past Centennial Field and ending at Marine Drive. This local parade provides great entertainment with horses, hot rods, children and pets, square dancers, line dancers, RCMP, and other surprises. Awards for floats and other entries are presented at the opening ceremonies on the field where the Canada Day cake is served at 12:00 noon. Old-fashioned children’s games, large bounceys, and other attractions will draw the attention of youngsters, teenagers and adults. There will be craft vendors and food concessions plus a beer garden where people can visit while listening to local, talented musicians. Organizers suggest that people bring lawn chairs and leave the pets at home.The fabulous fireworks display, set off by the special fireworks crew, begins around 10:30 p.m. and can be seen from many vantage points and the reflection off the bay is incredible.

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52. TRAIL RIDING, EQUESTRIAN EVENTS AND CAMPING Trail riding, equestrian events and camping are popular pastimes in the Skimikin area that is less than 15 minutes off the Trans-Canada Highway. It features a quiet and secluded campsite at picturesque Skimikin Lake. At the entrance is ample parking for day users of the trails for hiking, biking and riding. A narrow forest road leads into the camp. The first sight is of the lake, and then the spacious campsites with picnic tables and fire pits. There are 15 paddocks for equine use with double corrals and pull-through parking spaces. Many tall trees make high lining an easy option. A caretaker on site collects a small fee and sells maps. Due to regulations, reservations are not allowed.

There are over 100 kilometers off marked k d and mapped trails for short and long rides, some with spectacular views. A new short trail leads around the lake good for an evening stroll. This year, the lake has been opened for fishing making this an all round experience for the whole family.

Canadian countryC l living heritage with exhibits w of gas station o memorabilia, farm m eequipment, scalemodel toys and m country store goods co in a peaceful laid back setting. The museum is open May to September, Friday to Sunday, and a fee is charged.

The equestrian campsite is managed by the EQ Trails Association that is active in creating and maintaining trails in and around the Shuswap. For more information, visit their website: www., or call Shirley Bates at 250-835-4496 or Shawnee Venables at 250-804-0602. Other equestrian trails in the Shuswap include Larch Hills and the Blind Bay White Lake trail systems. Guided trail rides can be arranged in the Turtle Valley area through Okanagan Outback Western Adventures, Call (250) 318-6019 for more information or visit www.

53.VICTORIAN TEA on May 28 at Blind Bay Hall features a presentation by Haney Heritage Park curator Deborah Chapman. Many of those attending get into the theme by dressing in period d costumes.

54. SHUSWAP LAKE ESTATES 18-hole championship golf course rse is popular with members and nd visitors alike. It also features a putting green and driving range..

56. CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Want something to do on the Saturday May 19 long holiday weekend? Visit the Blind Bay Hall giant craft & bake sale to pick up beautiful handiworks made by crafters from all over the Shuswap area, and delicious home baking.

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Larch Hills Winery

Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. All our product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes, either from our main vineyard just south of Salmon Arm (also the location of the winery and our home), or from contracted vineyards farther south in the Okanagan Valley. All our wines are made and bottled on our premises in Salmon Arm. We specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique. In 1987, the land was total bush. No-one had grown European varietal wine grapes this far north before. In 1992, after experimenting to find the right types of grape for our climate, we began planting in earnest. We now grow all European varietals - Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner and Siegerrebe are our whites, and Agria is our red. Pinot Noir, Ewurztraminer, Foch, and Merlot are sourced from our contract vineyards. All grapes are crushed, processed, and the wine made right on our premises. We opened our winery in April 1997 with a small release of what has become a signature wine for us -- Ortega (vintage 1995). Since then, our vineyards have developed to full production, and we have been able to add many other varieties to our list of releases. Courtesy www.

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Ovino Winery

Ovino winery is a small family run operation. The vineyard is perched on a sandy loam bench overlooking the Salmon Valley. Good sun exposure and air movement help ensure clean, healthy fruit that can be grown in a sustainable way. At Ovino we strive to get optimum flavours and character in our grapes, and guide these flavours throughout the fermentation and aging process so they express themselves in the finished wines. Our efforts are directed at maximizing quality over quantity at an affordable price point. Some of our wines available: Red wine: 2010 Marechal Foch – This elegant version of the variety is medium bodied, mild on tannins with aromas and flavours of cherry. Pairs well with lamb,beef and a variety of cheeses.2010 Pinot Meunier – This hardy cousin of pinot noir is light in color and possesses a very smooth and easy finish . Enjoyable with ligther meals, pastas and pizza, or just on its own. White wine: 2010 Pinot Gris – Clean and crisp, this wine exhibits flavours of pear and apple, with a refreshing citrussy finish.Great with salmon, pork dishes and other white meats.2010 Gewurztraminer – Floral aromas and flavours avors of spice and lychee followed by a citrus fruit fi nish make this wine ideal for spicier Asian dishes, as well as seafood and white meats.2010 Pinot Tramino – This delightfull blend of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer has been our most popular wine this year. Finished off dry, it matches well with seafood and white meats, or on its own. Slightly spicy with a flavours oral bouquet on the nose this is a crowd pleaser. Ovino wines are available locally at these locations:• Silver Creek Store• Piccadilly Liquor Store• Setters Liquor Store• Sorrento Lighthouse Market• Scotch Creek Super Valu• Dixon’s Liquor Store Or enjoy our wines when dining at Table 24 restaurant.

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Jack & Hazel Manser OVINO WINERY Season’s Hours: May 18 - Oct. 15 11 a.m. - 5 Daily

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Celista Winery We are building our dream on a 160-acre farm and vineyard in Celista, a small community on the north shore of Shuswap Lake in the Interior of British Columbia. We bought the property in 1995. At that time we lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and for the next several years travelled back and forth to build our home and develop the property. We became permanent residents in February 2005. The first vines were planted in 2002 and now we are proud owners and operators of a multi-award winning winery. Our communication, political and entrepreneurial success and farming background makes Celista Estate Winery a perfect business venture and lifestyle for us. We grow grapes, sell wine, operate a very small art gallery, maintain a farm with icelandic horses, rent cozy cabins and offer a warm and wonderful experience to guests. We would love to hear from you and welcome you to Celista Estate Winery. Visit the Contact Us page to get in touch with us.

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Recline Ridge

Specializing in rare, cool-climate varietals, Recline Ridge offers something to tempt every palate: off-dry whites, reds, a rose, and dessert wines. The whites are very fruit-forward and aromatic, and are great paired with a variety of food, as well as being wonderful patio wines. Reds and the rose wines include locally-grown varietals, with their fullbodied characteristics and also offer opportunities to pair with foods of all types. Dessert wines complete the lineup with awesome flavours. The patio is open to guests wishing to drink in the local scenery, including the vineyard and Mt. Tappen, as well as enjoy the wines of Recline Ridge. Owners Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff enjoy the opportunity to showcase these wines to all of their customers, and invite everyone to come and see them at the winery in Tappen. • Wine shop • Tasting Bar • Patio overlooking ng vineyard

m 2640 Skimikin Rd. Tappen 250-835-2212 We are located 10 minutes west of Salmon Arm. Follow the Wine Route signs.

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Roman Catholic Church

250-832-3021 Emmanuel Free Church

St. Joseph’s, Salmon Arm - 90 - 1st St. SE, Salmon Arm • Mass Sat. 5 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m. Our Lady of Fatima - 105 Cherry Ave., Sicamous – Mass 7 p.m. Saturday Our Lady of the Lake, Blind Bay (St. Mary’s Anglican) • Mass 11 a.m. Sunday Blessed Sacrament – Highway 1, Chase - Mass 9:00 a.m. Sunday

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River of Life Community Church

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10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Service (child care available) “Growing Together in Faith, Hope, Love, and Joy.”


PASTOR REUBEN PAULS Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. (Nursery to age 12) 2405 Centennial Drive, Shuswap Lake Estates Lodge, downstairs

Seventh-day Adventist Church Join us each Saturday, All Ages 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Hour 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

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250-833-0927 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

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10:00 a.m. Worship & Communion 11:15 a.m. Classes for all ages


JOHN KAPPES 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship JOIN US AT CANOE SENIOR CITIZENS’ CENTRE 7330 - 49th St., N.E.


Pre-service singing 10:45 a.m. T.C. Hwy., across from RCMP Worship service 11:00 a.m. Rev. Woldy Sosnowsky Traditional, energetic worship 31 Hudson Ave. Everyone Welcome!

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9:30 a.m. Bible Study & Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship

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Sunday Family Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Ken Finstad • • 3160 10th Ave. SE • 250.832.3121

Living Waters Church

250-832-3433 Spiritualist Church of Salmon Arm REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon

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11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Sunday Morning Cafe (June & July) 9:30 a.m. Meeting in Cedar Centre, Cedar Dr.

191 - 2nd Ave. NE Pastors: Glen and Rosanne Fraser 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service ~ Everyone welcome!

United Church of Canada



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Chase Creek Road. An interpretive pamphlet, written by local historian David Lepsoe, is available at the museum and the Chase Visitor Centre.

Chase provides an excellent base to experience the Shuswap region. It offers a variety of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and accommodation options. There is a beautiful public beach, pier, picnic tables, new washrooms and the Joyce Dunn theatre bandshell. The boat launch will be open until the August long weekend after which time boaters can use the launch at Mill Point.

The Neskonlith Meadows provide an easy hike that is especially attractive in early spring with floral displays along a rolling grassland bench above the mouth of the South Thompson River. The meadows are within Adams Lake First Nations lands and access is regulated by permit available at the band office

The area provides many opportunities for hiking and exploring from a short walk to a waterfall to multiday hikes. The Chase village walk is a journey back in time through the colourful history of the community. Close by is Chase Creek Falls, which provides an easy 15 minute round trip walk from the highway to the falls. There is also the possibility of seeing big horn sheep on the slopes above. The historic Scatchard Mountain switchback trail climbs to viewpoints overlooking the Chase Creek canyon, the village and Little Shuswap Lake, and further on to the

59. PUMPKIN SEASON Pumpkin season is a month-long event throughout October at Pete Murray’s Corn Farm throughout October. The farm grows a variety of pumpkins in various sizes to suit all age groups. Wagon rides include a visit to the sheep and then off to the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin. These rides fill up quickly and large groups are encouraged to call early to book on the day of their choice. Weekends are open to groups and individuals who either want to participate in the wagon ride or walk to the patch to find a pumpkin.

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6 HOCKEY SCHOOLS IN THE 63. SHUSWAP 60. BCRA RODEO IN PRITCHARD brings thrills of amateur rodeo competition to the area on Saturday, Aug.11 and Sunday, Aug.12 at the Pritchard Rodeo Ground located one mile off the highway behind the community hall.


The Art Holding Arena in Chase hosts a full day hockey camp between Aug. 6-10, each camp is run by a World Pro senior instructor. Watch the 9th Annual Pro-Am Scholarship Hockey Game at the Shaw Centre (Salmon Arm) - August 8th - 7pm The best summer hockey entertainment in the Okanagan takes place at the Shaw Centre August 8th. A great line-up of stars from the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the WHL, the BCHL and the College Ranks get together to support the Pro-Am Scholarship Game.

A leisurely drive or back country cycle is just a short trip south of Chase on the Trans-Canada Highway. Just past the Golden Ear Corn Farm, turn left up a paved road, which takes you into ranch country where you’ll find a grand view of Chase and the South Thompson. This back road will take you to Chase Creek, Skimikin, and eventually back to the Trans-Canada Highway near Tappen.

Sicamous will be hosting a hockey school Sunday August 12 to Saturday August 18 guest instructors will include Shea Weber is currently playing for the Nashville Predators Organization and is a member of the 2010 Canadian Men’s Olympic Team. Guest instructor Cody Franson is another former student of the Sicamous Hockey School. He is currently playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Cody played defence for the 2006/2007 Memorial Cup Champions Vancouver Giants



July 1 kicks off with the Chase Lions pancake breakfast at the community hall, a parade along Shuswap Avenue, afternoon activities at Memorial Park and a fireworks finale.

throughout the summer from June to September on Friday evenings in downtown Chase features live music, local produce (including world famous corn in late summer), baked goods, fish, meats, plus arts and crafts.


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69. CORNSTOCK 65. DONKEY DAYS CELEBRATION is being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge located at 1125 Ptarmigan Road, Chase B.C. The Donkey Refuge Societies mission is to offer a permanent sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted donkeys. This 4th Annual Fundraising Event is a family fun day providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and greet the donkeys and hear their stories, enjoy children’s crafts, spinning wool demonstrations, live music all day, heritage farm and blacksmithing demonstrations, shop the Donkey Shoppe and enjoy the yummy food concession. Admission is by suggested donation. For further details, phone Rob or Shirley at 250-679-2778 or email

Cornstock on Saturday, Aug. 11, highlights emerging regional musicians on the CornStar Stage, showcase local farmers and crafters at the CornField Market, provide a variety of games and activities for youth at the Little Kernels Zone, and of course have hot-buttered corn-on-the-cob ready to eat all-day long. For more information, go to

70. ANNUAL NESKONLITH POW WOW The 16th Annual Pow Wow takes place Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 with many people arriving on the 24th. This annual First Nation’s celebration is sponsored by the SkaCheen Elders Pow Wow Society and includes dancing, singing, crafts, food concessions and traditional foods, such as bannock. The grand entry takes place at noon on both days. The public is welcome and there is no charge. For information contact Patrick Adrian at 250-572-6075.



Breakfast is held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the Chase Community Hall. This event is put on by the Chase Lions owned and operated by the Chase Recreation Society, Club with proceeds going to community projects. features easy walking terrain and is located in the heart of the village. Mature trees provide shelter from the sun on hot summer days and the gentle breeze off the lake makes golfing this nine-hole course an enjoyable is an annual weekend of square and round dancing taking experience. This year an 18 hole classic fundraising place May 4 and 5 at the Chase Community Hall. Spectators tournament is open to everyone with funds going to the are welcome at no charge as the dancers are always happy to Chase Museum, for information contact 250-679-8847. promote their fun leisure activity. Men’s night is Thursday and ladies night is Wednesday. The public is welcome to book tee times. Electric carts, THE Flower Girls pushcarts and clubs are for rent at the pro shop. After Floral & Gifts playing, relax on the deck at the club house and enjoy NATURAL FOODS Beautiful refreshments from the licensed lounge and snack bar.



67. SQUILAX GENERAL STORE AND HOSTEL This hostel has the added feature of being the migratory home of Yuma bats. Owner Blair Acton is involved in bat research and gives talks on these interesting creatures. Although the store has been renovated over the years, its history dates back to the early 1900s and Acton is able to keep hostel guests enthralled with fascinating tales from by-gone days.

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68. FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH Brunch is put on by the Chase Rotary Club from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 17 at the Chase Community Hall with proceeds going for community projects.


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Being active is vital to your health. Here in the Shuswap there are many clubs and organizations that participate in a variety of activities...

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Phone the SAMHA office at: 250-832-0095 or

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North Shuswap Fun in the sun 73. RODERICK HAIG-BROWN PROVINCIAL PARK

A short drive east of Chase along the Trans-Canada Highway and a turn-off at the Squilax overpass leads to the north side of the lake and a whole world of fun both on water and on land. Adams River is a short, beautiful river running through the park from Adams Lake to Shuswap Lake. There’s plenty of parking at the park and visitors are able to follow the trails downstream or upstream any time of the year. The river and park are world famous as the prime spawning ground for sockeye salmon that are hatched here, migrate to the sea and return when they are four years old to spawn the next generation and die. October is the time of the Adams River salmon run that is one of the largest in the world, with every fourth year being a major run, this will next happen in 2014.

74. ANGLEMONT ESTATES GOLF COURSE The golf course is a scenic nine-hole golf course in the North Shuswap. For those arriving by boat, a shuttle service is available from the Anglemont Marina to the golf course. During the peak summer months, phone a day ahead for t-times 250-955-2323 or visit the website.

75. FLUME TRAILS Located on Holdings Road in the North Shuswap provide a revealing look into the area’s logging past. There’s an upper trail with a moderate climb beside the creek and a lower flume trail that meanders along the river and through the forest.

76. TALKING ROCK RESORT AND QUAAOUT LODGE This resort is the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band and a vacation destination on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake. The 18-hole championship course blends with the strong features of the land. The name is derived from petroglyphs and pictograph rock drawings from First Nations history and many of these can still be seen on rock bluffs along lakes and rivers in the area. The lobby of Quaaout Lodge is in the style of a kekuli

(traditional winter home) and the unique influence of the native culture is predominant in the many authentic native dishes in the restaurant. The conference centre is an elegant space for meetings, workshops, seminars, weddings, or any other large group functions.

77. GREAT SHUSWAP POTTERY SALE Runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista.

78. SEGWAY TOURS See the Shuswap from the unique perspective of a segway tour. Guided tours run along Coyote Bluffs or through Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. Contact Unique Adventure Tours at 1-877-519-3634.

79. SKMANA LAKES Skmana Lakes is an area for easy walking and biking around the water and through the forest. In winter, this is a popular cross country ski area. It is located by turning off near the flume trails onto Loakin-Bear Creek Road.

80. SQUILAX POW WOW The Pow Wow is a gathering of First Nations from throughout North America, which features a riveting combination of colorful costumes, flashy feathers and fancy footwork. The pow wow runs from July 20 to 22 and features singing, dancing, drum competitions, stick games, arts and crafts and various foods. The public is welcome to attend and an admission is charged by the day or for the entire weekend. RV sites are also available. For details, call 250-679-3203.

81. WHITE WATER RAFTING White Water rafting trips down Adams River in the North Shuswap provide a thrill for the entire family from May through mid-September with fully experienced and trained guides. Whether you’re a keen river runner or wish to introduce your family to white-water, rafting is superb fun on the river careening over the Ledge, pounding through the Ender Waves and blasting through the famous Adams River Gorge. With an interpretive break along the way, passengers immerse themselves in the scenery and history of the area. For a truly unforgettable experience, check it out this summer by phoning Adams River Rafting at 1-888-440-7238 or visit the website. 101 Th Thi Things to d do iin the h Shuswap Sh 2012 • 35

Sicamous Houseboating Vacations 82. HOUSEBOATING Hundreds of houseboats are available for the discriminating holiday-goer looking for a new experience. From basic models to luxurious multi-storied palaces complete with hot tubs and water slides, the Houseboat Capital of Canada will have one that will put you on the Shuswap Lake in style and give you a vacation you’ll never forget.

83. SICAMOUS BEACH FIREWORKS CANADA DAY! July 1 is a great celebration in Sicamous with the participation of local businesses and numerous volunteers. We have a spectacular show of fireworks and after watch the parade of boats coming back into the Sicamous Channel. Adults can wind up the night by dancing your evening away with live music at our local establishments.

84.CLASSIC SHOW AND SHINE CAR SHOW See the classics, cruisers and vintage cars at the Sicamous Recreation Centre Saturday June 30 10 am to 3 pm. There will be a concession and a craft fair from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission by donation.

85. CRAZY CREEK Experience the sensation of being 240 feet above Crazy Creek in the awe-inspiring natural surroundings. The Hot Pools open year round! Relax in one of the three hot pools or take a jump in the “Cold Dip” pool and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. A great getaway with Condo, RV and camping sites available.

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86. HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS The Larch Hills Traverse offers 40 kilometres of trail connecting Sicamous to the Larch Hills Ski area. Intended as a cross-country trail for non-motorized travel, the route links existing forestry roads with six sections of trail designed specifically for hiking, cycling, ski, snowshoe and equestrian use, and will eventually become a part of the broader Hut-toHut Trail system spanning the Shuswap. More about local walking, riding and biking trails can be found at the Sicamous Visitor Information Centre at 250836-3313.

87. LAST SPIKE Located at Craigellachie, an area only 20 minutes east of Sicamous, the historic last spike of the railroad, hammered more than 100 years ago, is celebrated in a park complete with a cairn and picnic area.

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91. Sturgis North Burnout Competition

88.CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL The 2nd Annual Sicamous Antique & Classic Boat Festival, presented by the Okanagan Antique & Classic Boat Society, will be held this year on August 10th to 12th and will host up to 45 vintage boats of all types. The public is welcome to come down to the Main Street Landing Docks in Sicamous Channel on Saturday from 10am until 4pm; after which there will be a parade from one end of the channel through to Mara Lake. On Sunday the Boat Show participants will be running north up the lake to enjoy a day on the water. For more information please contact Paul Harrison at

Sturgis North will be returning to Sicamous in May and July. Starting May 26 the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre will be hosting a cabaret/concert as a lead up to the July 20 motorcycle rally. Also on May 26 there will be a trade show, show and shine, ball tournament and dance. Just a few of the events planned for July 20 include the burnout, a kids bicycle course, A skill testing motorbike obstacle course, bouncy castle, and beer garden. Join in the fun and contact the Chamber of commerce for m more information www.

89. GOLF Hyde Mountain Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course sculpted against the rising shoreline of Mara Lake. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the lake, the golf course offers a free shuttle service from its dock on Mara Lake to the clubhouse. Call 250-836-4653 or www.hydemountain. com. The Eagle River Golf and Country Club offers golfers a challenging, fully rated nine-hole course interspersed with naturally occurring water hazards and sand traps. Contact Eagle River Golf at 250-836-4454 or

90. Sicamous Shootout - Weber/Franson 1st Annual Golf Classic Put a team together and come play with some of your favourite hockey players for a good cause. Tournament to take place July 13 at Hyde Mountain Golf Course.



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97. GRINDROD GARLIC FESTIVAL Grindrod Park Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will feature local garlic and produce, local artisans, garlic contests, live music and kids’ entertainment all day. There will be a garlic eating contest, a garlic cleaning contest and a garlic costume contest as well as other events.

98. FARMERS MARKETS From the end of April to Thanksgiving an indoor farmers’ market is held at the Sicamous Seniors Activity Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday mornings.

92. MOOSE MOUSE SANDFEST August 11 is the time for a fantastic family event. The Moose Mouse Sand Fest with events and entertainment all day. The day starts with the Volleyball Tournament so get a team of four together for cash prizes! Business, community support and information centers follow the walkway through the park. The favorite for the kids is the Bounce and Play that fill the park. And, of course, the work starts early on the Sand Castle Creations with participants of all ages. We wind up the afternoon with a concert and fireworks.

93. MEN’S C & D PROVINCIAL FASTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Sicamous will be hosting the Men’s C &D Provincial Fastball Championships August 10, 11 and 12. Events begin Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday and Sunday at Finlayson Park. Come out and cheer on the teams, there is no admission charged.

94. U12 GIRLS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOFTBALL The U12 Girls Regional Championships will be playing July 6, 7 and 8 and are hosted at Finlayson Park.

95. D DUTCHMEN DAIRY Try out one of the 57 flavours of “Old Fashioned Ice Cream” at D Dutchmen Dairy. While you are enjoying your ice cream, take a walk around the dairy to see the farm and little exotic animal zoo.

96. NARROWS VILLAGE The Narrows Village is a private Wilderness Resort located directly east of Cinnemousin Narrows on Shuswap Lake, the most beautiful lake in BC. Take a sightseeing tour of the lake, charter the Phoebe Ann with a guided tour at the Narrows Village Resort or drop by the dock for a guided tour. The Treehouse is stunning with a drawbridge for your own private vacation. The Outdoor Dining Room is a great location for your private gathering with the hospitality of the Shuswap and so much more. This resort is boat or helicopter access only! 38 • 101 Things to do in the Shuswap 2012

99. RED BARN ARTS CENTRE The hub of entertainment in Sicamous, the historic Red Barn is the main stage for many local and visiting musicals and theatrical productions.

100. SICAMOUS AND DISTRICT MUSEUM Catch a glimpse of the Sicamous area’s history and visit the Museum located in the Sicamous Civic Centre.

101. RAFTING A fantastic river trip is available just one hour east of Salmon Arm in Revelstoke BC. Since 1993 Apex Raft Company has shared the excitement and exhilaration of whitewater rafting with thousands of guests looking to add some adventure to their summer time fun. “White Canyon” “Twin Turbo” and “Lauretta Falls” are just a few of the rapids you’ll hit along this 22-25 km trip. Take advantage of group rates for a great beginning or end to your houseboat vacation with friends and family or just drive over for the day and come beat the heat. or 1-888-232-6666 for more information.

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