Events in November 2015

MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show

Nov 7 to Nov 8

The 19th annual MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show returns on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Formerly “Santa Presents,” MakeIt Okanagan  features over 150 vendors, that include artisans and food producers with unique products, showcasing local talent from the Okanagan Valley and Interior. It’s the largest Christmas show in the South Okanagan. NEW this year, there will be interactive “make and take” upcycling workshops.

Tickets are $4 at the door, and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds will support local partners including: Okanagan Upcycle Resource Society of Penticton, Peach City Radio, and Valley First’s Feed the Valley campaign.

Show hours:

Saturday, November 7: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, November 8: 10AM to 4PM

Bring the kids, bring the parents,  bring your friends, and come on down to find all your holiday gifts, and much, much more! Plus, there will be door draw prizes.

For exhibitor applications and inquiries, please visit: Please send your cheques to Laurel Burnham, 118 Bruce Court, Penticton, B.C. V2A 6C4. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Sara: okanaganmakers [at] or Laurel: laburnham [at] or by phone at 250.492.7717.


Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Nov 11

Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. The parade starts at 10:00AM at the Curling Rink. The ceremony directly follows, at 10:30AM.

Rancho Vignola: Penticton Harvest Event

Nov 13 to Nov 14

Rancho Vignola is a family-owned and operated business from Armstrong, BC, that specializes in new crop nuts and dried fruit fresh from the harvest. We take pride in maintaining relationships with our growers, bringing their stories to our customers with regular farm visits. Come taste what we have to offer at our annual Harvest Event, with free samples and live food demos, and enter the draw to win a delicious gift basket! Join Rancho Vignola for the third Annual Penticton Harvest Event. The direct-to-the-consumer event includes a fresh crop of dried fruit and nuts, for you to purchase! With Rancho Vignola, it's "try before you buy!"

The two-day Penticton Harvest Event is your chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts and stock your pantries and freezers. Also, choose from a large selection of ingredients for Christmas baking and organic and fair trade products. Products are available in 2lb, 5lb, and full case sizes, with some products available in 1lb sizes. Click here to view their product list.

Event Hours are:
Friday, November 13 | 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Fitness & Wellness Seminar

Nov 19

Fitness and Wellness Seminar from 7-10PM.

For more information on this event, please click, here.

PIB Career Fair

Nov 20

The PIB is hosting a high school career day for it's students. They will have 15-20 exhibitors showcasing possible career paths for students, as well as seminars with information regarding employment opportunities.

St. John Ambulance: FREE CPR Day

Nov 21

Registration is required in advance. Please call 250.492.3377 or click here.

Sessions are 10AM to 2PM and 9AM to 2PM.

OK Tire Snow Ball

Nov 21

Get Bent Presents the OK Tire Snow Ball, Penticton's most elegant and most entertaining fundraising gala!
Doors open at 6:00 PM


This exciting event will include dinner, live music, entertainment, silent auction and the anticipated debut of Penticton's own Dancing like the stars fundraising competition. 14 prominent local personalities with no previous dance training, have been paired up, and assigned a choreographer to learn a dance piece showcasing their personalities and hidden talents. The teams have had a mere seven weeks to learning dancing techniques and rehearsing their pieces to support local non-profits. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 PM.

Proceeds from the event will benefit:

  • The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
  • OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre
  • Pathways
  • Get Bent Active Arts Society
  • South Okanagan Children's Charity
  • South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society
  • South Okanagan Women in Need Society 
  • Penticton Firefighters Charitable Society

The winners will be chosen by all gala attendees, who will have the chance to vote by secret ballots! 

We invite everyone who loves an elegant and entertaining night out, to dress up and cheer on the brave members of our community that are dancing for the amazing organizations in our community.

Tickets are $95* or purchase a table of 8 for $680 (*plus applicable fees). Tickets can be purchase at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), or online at

Additional Information
For additional information on this exciting event, please contact Wendy at the Get Bent Office at: 250.462.1025.

GatewayGives & LocoLanding Community Toy Drive

Nov 26

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and their Lake City Casino property in Penticton has joined together with LocoLanding Adventure Park to collect new unwrapped gifts for children in need in the South Okanagan.

Join Gateway Casinos and LocoLanding, for the first annual GatewayGives and LocoLanding Community Toy Drive, and make a difference in a child or teen’s life simply by bringing a new unwrapped gift. All the gifts will be given to 16 local charities in Penticton and South Okanagan communities.

On Thursday, November 26 from 6AM to 9AM in Ballroom 1, drop off an unwrapped gift for children up to 18 years of age and receive a free breakfast buffet - including a pancake station. Over 1,500 children in the South Okanagan will benefit from the first annual event.

Donation Stockings
Any local businesses that would like to have a donation stocking to fill, please contact Lauren at Lake City Casino. Lauren may be reached at (250)487-1280 or email lzucchiatti [at]

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Two Fiddles Two Pianos LIVE

Nov 28

EZ Rock proudly presents, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Two Fiddles Two Pianos LIVE!

Natalie MacMaster is a globally–acclaimed Cape Breton fiddle player who has appeared on numerous CBC, CTV and PBS TV shows and sold over 200,000 albums. Donnell Leahy is the incendiary musical leader of double Platinum– selling, festival–headlining Celtic family group Leahy. The two musical prodigies met as teenagers, found individual massive career success, eventually reconnected, were married and now have six children. 

It was a chance meeting of Natalie with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple) at sessions he was producing for Scottish born Canadian singing star Johnny Reid that led to the unlikely musical match between the star producer and the Celtic couple.  Smitten with their sound, Bob recruited Justin Cortelyou (Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Alan Jackson), to co-produce, and the two headed to Cape Breton to record with ace session musicians Mark Kelso, Mac Morin, Tim Edey, Jamie Gatti, Rachel Aucoin and Sabin Jacques.

When asked about their experience recording with such an iconic producer, Natalie offered, “Bob Ezrin is so musical, truthful and honest in how he works.  He heard the music the same way we did.” Donnell added “This album is far beyond anything we ever imagined it being.”

Bob Ezrin explains how exciting it is to work with people who are masters at their craft, “Both Natalie and Donnell are truly brilliant musicians whose instruments have become a natural extension of their bodies.  They are such accomplished players that whatever they think of they can produce on their violins.  It’s absolutely magical!”

There is energy and freshness, and unparalleled musicality on “ONE", a completely instrumental album with creative medleys in the Celtic style mixed with originals, with the exception of one track, a deeply emotional vocal lament “Cagaran Gaolach” sung by Natalie marking her first  lead  vocal ever  on an album.  Some of the unconventional approaches used in the studio for this fiddle-centric album included distorted electric guitars on the driving up tempo “Fiddler’s Despair”, and two players on one piano on “Pastiche for Anne” and a drum kit made of paint cans and a cardboard box on  “Joyous Waltz.”

Seating Map
Check out the seating map, here.

Tickets for Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Two Fiddles Two Pianos LIVE at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, November 28 are $45* (*plus applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at, by telephone at 1.877.SOEC.TIX (763.2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre.

Will Call Tickets
Will call tickets are available for pick up now at the Valley First Box Office. Please bring your credit card used to purchase, photo ID and confirmation number. On show day, tickets will be available for pick up from 10AM until 5PM at the Valley First Box Office. From 5:30PM onward, ticket sales and will call tickets will be available at our Entrance 2. Tickets are going fast, so don't be disappointed!

For more information about Natalie MacMaster, please click here.

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