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The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.

Thousands turn out for first-ever outdoor Fest of Ale in Penticton

The event returned from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, May 14, at Okanagan Lake Park

Mental health issues are a significant factor for students who disengage from school before they graduate. (Contributed)

Pilot project offers lifeline to Central Okanagan students

Upstream Kelowna finds success at two middle schools

Penticton Secondary School students recognized the Moose Hide Campaign on May 12, calling for an end to violence against women and children. (Photo courtesy of Eva Koch)

Okanagan high school students campaign to end violence against women and children

‘No one deserves to be afraid,’ a pair of students displayed on a sign

Roaring 20 party at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna for the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)

FurBall raises a ‘roaring’ $82,000 for Kelowna BC SPCA

The FurBall event was held at Summerhill Winery on May 7

Roaring 20 party at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna for the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Felines will strut their stuff in wearable art for Lake Country Art Gallery’s Catwalk on June 26 (contributed)

Felines to hit the stage in wearable art for Lake Country Catwalk

Contest CATegories include movie characters, avant-garde, and cosplay

  • May 13, 2022
Felines will strut their stuff in wearable art for Lake Country Art Gallery’s Catwalk on June 26 (contributed)
Oyama Zipline Adventure Parks hosts another Wounded Warriors Day fundraiser May 28 (Contributed)

Zipline fun for warriors fund returning to Oyama Adventure Park

All gross revenue on all activities will be donated to Wounded Warriors Canada

  • May 12, 2022
Oyama Zipline Adventure Parks hosts another Wounded Warriors Day fundraiser May 28 (Contributed)
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)

‘Don’t make a mess’: Shuswap precision plowman wins silver at national competition

Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor

  • May 11, 2022
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
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KCR: Volunteers witness everyday kindness

Dick Auty was awarded Governor Generals Sovereign Medal for Volunteers in 2021

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Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
(Photo - www.movetocurlals.ca)

Move to Cure ALS coming to Kelowna

The fundraiser is taking place on Sunday, June 12

(Photo - www.movetocurlals.ca)
This historic photo is of the Drought House in 1942. 

The house belonged to Albert and Edith Drought. Albert built the home in 1921. He was also responsible for building homes for other families in Westbank. Droughts were very active community members. Before Westbank had its first hall, the Droughts held community dances in their living room.

The photo was provided by the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

If you have photos of West Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.

A look back at West Kelowna’s past

The Drought House

  • May 11, 2022
This historic photo is of the Drought House in 1942. 

The house belonged to Albert and Edith Drought. Albert built the home in 1921. He was also responsible for building homes for other families in Westbank. Droughts were very active community members. Before Westbank had its first hall, the Droughts held community dances in their living room.

The photo was provided by the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre. 

If you have photos of West Kelowna’s historic past that you would like to share please send them to newstips@kelownacapnews.com to be featured.
<h3>Orchard Valley Quilters Guild celebrates 40 years</h3>
The Orchard Valley Quilters Guild celebrated its 40th anniversary with a quilt show over Mother’s Day weekend 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna’s Orchard Valley Quilters celebrate 40 years

Guild hosts first show in about five years

  • May 9, 2022
<h3>Orchard Valley Quilters Guild celebrates 40 years</h3>
The Orchard Valley Quilters Guild celebrated its 40th anniversary with a quilt show over Mother’s Day weekend 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Rocklin Broad, 11, hand-carves wooden wands out of sticks he finds in his backyard in Lake Country. He's now selling them for $10 apiece, and the response to his hobby turned business has been overwhelming. (Submitted photo)

The boy who carved: Lake Country kid’s handcrafted wands in high demand

Rocklin Broad’s hobby has turned into a booming business overnight with more than 50 order requests in a day

Rocklin Broad, 11, hand-carves wooden wands out of sticks he finds in his backyard in Lake Country. He's now selling them for $10 apiece, and the response to his hobby turned business has been overwhelming. (Submitted photo)
Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)

PHOTOS: Penticton high school students honour lost Indigenous lives with Red Dress Day

May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Students at Penticton Secondary recognized National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday, May 5, for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo: Eva Koch)
Students at L’École de Anse Au Sable watch a presentation on mental health. (Audrey Gunn/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna francophone students talk mental health

École de L’Anse Au Sable hosted a mental health day for its high school students

Students at L’École de Anse Au Sable watch a presentation on mental health. (Audrey Gunn/Kelowna Capital News)
Lindalie Dansereau won $1 million in the April 6 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Summerland woman wins $1M in Lotto 6/49

Ticket was purchased at IGA store in Summerland for April 6 draw

Lindalie Dansereau won $1 million in the April 6 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)
The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)

Giant’s Head Run returns to Summerland

Event on evening of June 4 will be part of the Summerland Action Festival

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)
Kelowna Rockets mascot Rocky and other mascots visit Kelowna General Hospital ahead of the inaugural Okanagan Mascot Games in 2019 (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets Twitter)

Okanagan Mascot Games coming to West Kelowna

The games take place July 23-24 at Royal LePage Place

Kelowna Rockets mascot Rocky and other mascots visit Kelowna General Hospital ahead of the inaugural Okanagan Mascot Games in 2019 (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets Twitter)