What’s happening

Trunk Sale @ Okanagan College (parking lot 17)
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Expect a bargain hunter’s paradise at the annual spring Trunk Sale at Okanagan College this weekend. Organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the Trunk Sale event promotes reuse and recycling in the parking lot of Okanagan College Saturday (May 23rd) from 8am until noon.

Rae Stewart with the Waste Reduction Office says with over 150 vendors signed up to sell their goods right from the back of their vehicles, or trunks, it a big day for deals and reuse.  “It’s one giant garage sale in one convenient location, good shopping, tons of bargains, just a great way to spend a Saturday morning.”

Stewart adds the premise beyond reuse and recycling is to keep any unnecessary material out of our one remaining landfill. “After the Sale is over we always have a number of charities on site so that those participating don’t have to lug their items home again if they don’t want to, they can simply donate them. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be on hand to accept donations, as will Planet Earth Recycling, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. And as always, the Okanagan Mission Lions Club is also instrumental in the success of these events, as each year members volunteer their time with traffic control and selling pancake breakfasts.”

Stewart adds another Trunk Sale is also planned for the fall, Saturday September 26th at the same College location. ”These Trunk Sales have really caught on, every year there’s a wait list for those vying to get in on the limited number of spots available. In fact, for this sale on the weekend, it’s been full for some time now without even advertising for the event, so if you’re ever thinking of taking part, it’s a good idea to sign up early. “Stewart adds, “We initially designed these events for people in condos or apartments who don’t traditionally have the opportunity to host their own garage sales, but naturally we don’t limit it, anyone can take part.”

The Trunk Sale runs this Saturday May 23rd from 8am until noon at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road. It’s free to attend, rain or shine.  The Trunk Sale will be held in parking lot 17 next to the student residence buildings.

For further information on the Trunk Sale, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250

Health Forum on Children’s Health for Parents & Grandparents @ UBC Okanagan Campus - Engineering & Management Building
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join MLA Norm Letnick, Lise Olsen, Assistant Professor, UBC Okanagan, Betty Cleland, Early Childhood Education Instructor, Okanagan College and Constable Georgina Josefsson, School Resource Officer, Kelowna RCMP.

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Judith Ruins Everything @ Creekside Theatre
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Judith has a hip apartment. She is smart, beautiful and has a kind, handsome husband-an enviable life-so what is her problem? Maybe it’s that long mysterious family secret. Shocking? True? Join us and find out.

See the World Premiere of Vernon playwright Logan Albert Mullin’s much anticipated new play and learn why Judith Ruins Everything.

Starring Kendra Hesketh, John Van Dyk, Tamara Ross and Cory Armour Directed by Angela Lavender

Judith Ruins Everything May 2015

The Canadian Crooner @ Creekside Theatre
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Ron’s tribute to The Crooners takes us down memory lane, to an era reminiscent of style and class … when gentlemen and sophisticated ladies listened to the dashing tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and other musical icons. The show is not just about the music it is about an era, the music Ron performs is in fact an era in itself. When Ladies and gentlemen danced the night away, in fashionable attire and elegant venues, they were entertained in a most striking and memorable way!

Ron’s two-hour performance shares this experience, through an enchanting mix of Old Blue Eyes himself (Frank Sinatra) and the King of Cool (Dean Martin) with a charming splash of crooning songs from the polished past to the present day flair of Michael Buble.

The latest show features the Uptown Hornz “the little big band” with some of the most seasoned players who love to swing. This is a show that mirrors the big band era, with all the class and style of the era.

The show takes you through the early years up to the present day crooning with a Canadian flair, including the comedy of the era, to the smooth moves of the crooners themselves.

Ron enthusiastically embraced crooning in his most recent years, appreciating that this was a natural progression stemming from his former influences. He had always loved the standards, recognizing that this and other genres were all somehow connected.

Ron is now a favourite in the Casino and corporate / private event circuit, often performing to a packed house. His command of the stage and friendly demeanour show the control of a seasoned performer who is able to win the hearts of any audience!

Music has been an integral part of Ron’s life for over four decades. He first began performing at the age of three, mostly before an audience of family and friends.

“The showmanship of this performer was over and above what we have seen and we would recommend Ron to anyone who is looking to be completely entertained.”

Canadian Crooner May 23 2015

Bike to Work Week Celebration Station in Lake Country @ Beasley Park (Park N' Ride lot)
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Whether you’re a serious commuter cyclist, a student that regularly rides your bike to school, or a recreational cyclist, we invite you to drop by the Bike to Work/School Week Celebration Station at Beasley Park between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 26th for some treats and the opportunity to win prizes.

We love to celebrate the Active, Healthy Lifestyle that Lake Country residents of all ages enjoy!


2nd Annual Lakes Community Garage Sale @ The Lakes neighbourhood
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The residents of our community are again excited to provide a great shopping experience for all.  With over 24 homes registered last year we are expecting a great turnout again this year.

We need your hep to spread the word :)  Our neighbors will all be selling great household items.  Not just the everyday garage sale items….some are sure to again be selling larger household, sport and shop items.

We look forward to seeing everyone on May 30, 2015

The Lakes Community Association

Website: www.thelakescommunity.com

Spring Parade of Homes at The Lakes @ The Lakes neighbourhood
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the homes – experience the community – win great prizes! Come see what The Lakes is all about at the 4th annual event. Five stunning show homes for you to tour, plus a variety of refreshments and exhibits along the way.  Each home you visit offers a different prize package and gives you an entry into the grand prize draw for a three-night getaway to The Cove Lakeside Resort!

Enjoy tours of beautiful homes throughout the entire Lakes development, including homes by Cadence at The Lakes Adult Community, Destination Homes, Built-Rite Homes, and Malkin Construction.  Experience the diversity of products that The Lakes has to offer, from a bare-land strata adult community, to building lots and spec homes available for sale, plus experienced custom builders who are ready to help you create the home of your dreams.

Angel Award Music Competition & Gala Showcase 2015 @ Rotary Centre for the Arts
May 30 @ 5:30 pm

2015 marks the 3rd annual Angel Award talent competition/fundraiser  event that showcases the talents of young performers in music and dance and supports a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

The competition is open to ages 10 and up anywhere in BC.  The Award Ceremony & Gala scheduled May 30th will bring the top ten finalists in front of the audience and judges to compete for prizes.

The Gala showcase features John Delaney & Melina Moore and special guests Elise Boisvert and the Anne McClymont choir.

2015 poster Angel awards

Regular Council Meeting @ Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Agendas are posted here on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

Contact for information


Oyama Fun Day @ Oyama Community Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am

The Oyama social event of the year is approaching once again!  Oyama Fun Day provides fun and entertainment for all ages with a  pancake breakfast, Lake Country’s only parade, games and activities for all ages.  Plan on coming out, catch up with everyone you haven’t seen since last Fun Day!  This is truly an unique Oyama event!

Watch the parade along Oyama Road in the morning, then join the activities, have some treats, and visit with friends and neighbours at the Oyama Community Hall.