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Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet
January at Larch Hills Nordic Trails
Welcome to the 27th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet!
Various distances and routes for a wide range of skiers. Larch Hills Ski Area, Salmon Arm Pauline 833-0325
Sicamous Snow Days
Snow-lympics, Snow Sculptures, Snowman & Snow Village building, Snow Golf, Community Dinner , Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides , X Country Ski/ Snowshoe Trail Event, and more. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Annual Heritage Week February 2011 At the Mall At Piccadilly
“A Century of Conservation Parks and Cultural Landscapes” Heritage displays by R.J. Haney and various other groups plus entertainment all week. We also have a silent auction for 3 days and on the Saturday an old fashioned pie contest, live pie auction, craft stations for the kids and a pancake breakfast. This is a partnership event between R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum and the Mall at Piccadilly. This years theme is celebrating parks and protected areas.
Easter Egg Hunt Sorrento / Blind Bay - April
This annual event is sponsored by the Sorrento Lions Club & River of Life Church. This event is free to all; Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Competition, Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs. The Easter Bunny will arrive via the South Shuswap Volunteer Fire Departments Fire Truck.
Contact Larrie Grant (250) 675-2989
Salty Dog 6-Hour Enduro Mountain Bike Race May 2012
Ride solo, or in a team of 2, for 6 hours and experience an awesome race course in a beautiful setting
Century Ride - May
The Okanagan-Shuswap Century Ride is a fun, recreational event for cyclists of all abilities. This wonderful sightseeing extravaganza has a festive atmosphere and is something the whole family can enjoy. Choose to do the full 100km ride, the half-century 50km ride or the shorter 14km ride. For more info visit www.oscr.ca
Falkland Stampede & Rodeo
It started in 1919, just after the war, as a picnic which has grown over the years to a three day rodeo. People from all over the world have come to our little town to take in this jam packed, fun filled stampede. Professional cowboys participate for prizes worth over $45,000.For over 90 years the volunteers have worked hard to make this May long weekend one you will never forget!
Shuswap Lake International Writers Festival
The Shuswap Lake International Writers Festival brings together poets, writers, publishers and storytellers over a three day festival. Two evening events (readings and storytelling), plus a day and a half of workshops. Prestige Harbourfront Resort & Convention Centre and Okanagan College, Salmon Arm. 250-832-4831
WOW Wednesday on the Wharf
WOW! is a series of summer Wednesday evening musical concerts at Salmon Arm's Marine Park. Musical styles ranging from jazz to rock, funk to folk are offered from June through to the end of August. Held in the Park's gazebo, listeners are invited to bring a deck chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Concerts begin at 7pm, and go until 8:30pm. Admission is by donation.
Shuswap Lake Accordion Festival June
Seventh Annual Shuswap Lake Accordion Festival at Sorrento Centre. Program includes: Dancing Friday & Saturday nights, solos, duets, bands and jam session, competition if interest is shown, and much more. There is a cost for admission. Contact: Dianne Riley at (250) 675-2531
Beat the Train Triathlon
Enter Salmon Arm's Team Triathlon. Race course includes; 35 km bike race, 10 km run & a 8 km canoe/kayak paddle from Canoe Beach to Salmon Arm Bay wharf. When possible, separate categories created for recreational & competitive participants. Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm 250-832-0998
Bluegrass Country Jamboree, Falkland June
Shuswap musicians, beverage garden, concessions, activities, RV parking/camping at the Falkland Stampede Grounds. Contact Barry (250)379-2155
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
RJ Haney Heritage Village, Chase Community Hall, Sorrento Memorial Hall
Canada Day in the Shuswap
Parades, pancake breakfasts, children's activities, music, entertainment, games, races, loggers show, crafts, beer gardens, Strawberry Socials, concessions, and/or fireworks. various venues.
Dinner Theatre – July 3 - August Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday through July and August, R.J. Haney Heritage Village offers a dinner and play depicting the life and times of historical characters. Come and see our lively actors put on this production written and directed by a local playwright.
Annual Salmon Arm Classic Triathlon
Participants will be required to swim 1.5 km, run 10.5 km & cycle 40 km. With a variety of terrain, it promises to be a challenging course. Since 1983 Salmon Arm 250-832-0998
Celebrate our pioneer heritage at R.J.Haney Heritage Village & Museum. Experience an old-time 1910 Country Fair. Begin the day with our pancake breakfast; explore the historic displays and demonstrations, old fashioned games, music and then a BBQ lunch or a super sized ice-cream cone. Fun for the whole family!
Squilax Pow Wow
Festival of singing, dancing, drumming and lessons on native history, traditional foods and Salmon. Contact: (250) 679-3203
Blind Bay Painters Show
New and original works in a variety of media. Hourly door prizes and a draw for an original painting at the conclusion of the show. Admission is by donation. Contact George and Nancy Alison (250) 675-5375 or Email Blind Bay Community Hall.
Shuswap Rock Club Open House Show and Sale
Annual Show and Sale - members enjoy searching for and creating art objects from the rocks and minerals found throughout the area. At the club’s summer sale, members feature demonstrations of lapidary, wire-wrapping, bead making and soap stone carving plus provide interesting activities for children and adults alike. Among items for sale are crystals, soapstone, glass beads, rock specimens, and jewellery made by members. Admission to the show is free. For details on the club, contact Pat or Gail Boden at (250) 675-2849
Toad Hall, right behind TOBY’S Restaurant in Sorrento, B.C.
The Great Shuswap Pottery Show, Celista Hall 10 am to 4 pm
This sale has become well known for the quality and variety of pottery and clay art that can be found. Literally everything from soup-bowls to sculpture. Celista Hall means more spacious surroundings and even room for new guest artists. Bigger, Better and right on the lake! You won’t want to miss it! Free admission. Contact: Lorel Sternig at (250) 578-0242
Shuswap Festival of The Arts
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closing day 10 am to 4 pm
The yearly mid-July Festival activities include: a juried art show lasting 10 days, with 300-400 entries are juried and awarded. As well, the people’s choice awards are great fun to see what the general public thinks is the best. Other events not to miss are: Children’s Art Day on the Wednesday, artist’s demonstrations, gift shop, art sales, raffle, writer’s coffee house and tea room. After 25 years of providing this venue to showcase local Shuswap art and a learning atmosphere they have achieved their goals and much more. There is a cost for admission. Contact Marilyn McAllister (250) 675-5353 or Email or visit the Website Sorrento Memorial Hall
1148 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento
High Country Pottery Show
Annual gathering of some of the finest pottery and quality crafts that British Columbia offers. Pottery ranges from Raku to Sculpture, Crystal Glazes, Functional stoneware and Porcelain. There is no fee to view this art. Contact: Bruce Nyeste at (250) 675-4127
Sorrento Memorial Hall
1148 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento
Switzmalph Cultural Day & Pow-Wow
Sicamous Moose Mouse Sandfest
Sorrento Bluegrass Festival August
Sorrento Centre will have some of the finest bluegrass musicians from across North America for our day long festival. The music starts at noon and goes on for the whole day right up until 10 PM. Browse through our vendor’s booths or have a bite to eat at our concession stands and quench your thirst at our beer gardens. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! No pets please. Contact (250)675-2421 or 866-694-2409
Demolition Derby Salmon Arm Fair Grounds
Seven heats with approximately 40 participants.
Classic/Antique Car Show - August
Come and enjoy the display of classic, antique and new automobilesalong with several vendors displaying heritage items and wares. The Shuswap Vintage Car Club and others from the surrounding area as well as local dealers show off their classic cars. Enoy music and stoll through the Vendor's Village. Help pick the “Peoples Choice” as you chat it up with the car owners.
Roots & Blues Festival - August
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society has been an active member of the community for over two and half decades through the presentation of our yearly concert series and the Annual Roots and Blues Festival. The Festival has become a prominent link on the national festival circuit and is considered among the top roots festivals in Canada, while our concerts have offered the local region a diverse range of Canadian and international artists that educate, entertain and challenge audiences to expand their musical horizons.
Harvest Celebration - September
A diversified collection of local restaurants, brewers and wineries treat you to a culinary experience. Come and enjoy the live music and fall harvest decorations in the tranquil setting of the R.J.Haney Haney Heritage Village.
Wild Mushroom Festival
Mushroom identification, cooking, workshops, tours, wine tasting, exhibitors, car show. Sicamous Beach Park 836-2220
Salmon Arm Fall Fair
This popular, friendly, small town fair is attended by thousands of people from throughout the Shuswap & outlying regions. Visitors & exhibitors from other communities are charmed by the fairs unique atmosphere. Salmon Arm Fairgrounds (250) 832-0442
Adams River Sockeye Run
Shuswap Wine Festival
CPR Holiday Train
Moonlight Lantern Ski at Larch Hills