Swinging and sipping in the South Okanagan

In the Osoyoos region, there’s an authentic, unpretentious aura that’s impossible not to appreciate

Swinging and sipping in the South OkanaganThe sting of a messy double-bogey on the first hole at the Osoyoos Golf Club doesn't last long. After traipsing up to the second tee, I grab my big bad driver and survey the scene. Below me a sweet, serpentine fairway careens toward a beautiful sand-guarded green that hangs high above the lake. In all…

Recovery centre to hold special anniversary event

The public is encouraged to visit on Aug. 25 to find out about the work the centre does helping people to recover from drug and alcohol addictions

Recovery centre to hold special anniversary eventKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Prairie Sky Recovery Centre in Leipzig is hosting an event to celebrate 10 years of helping people to recover from their drug and alcohol addictions. The centre’s Recovery Days event takes place over two days on Aug. 24-25, but the important day for members of the general public is…

Tralapa III thrills the masses

Weekend packed with music, food, beer gardens, beach volleyball, slo-pitch and more

Tralapa III thrills the masses  Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads The former regional park at Tramping Lake is a quiet place for 51 weekends of the year. The park has been awakened yet again after an annual music festival. The third annual Tralapa Music & Sports Festival took place on July 27-29 at Tramping Lake Park just west of…

Born to be mild: Bikers gather in Port Dover, Ont.

Nearly 200,000 people are expected to descend upon Port Dover to celebrate the biker lifestyle and the machines they ride

Born to be mild: Bikers gather in Port Dover, Ont.On Friday the 13th, the Lake Erie town of Port Dover, Ont., (population 6,100) will welcome an estimated 200,000 motorcyclists and spectators to its annual celebration of two-wheeled freedom. The event is a tradition that started on Nov. 13, 1981, at the former Commercial Hotel, now known as Angelo’s, by Chris Simons and a few dozen…

Antique tractors roar to life in Denzil

Community Days also featured a bunnock tournament, kids carnival, beer gardens, wiener roast and a dance

Antique tractors roar to life in DenzilKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Denzil was a place to be last weekend when local organizers held the inaugural Denzil Community Days event. An antique tractor pull was the main attraction. A large crowd assembled on Saturday for the first day of Denzil Community Days, an event held over two days on June 16 and…

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economy

Powell River's PRISMA on the Beach is part of a global movement of summer music festivals in towns that love to organize, fundraise and volunteer for the arts

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economyA local history of volunteerism and love for the performing arts have given Powell River a cultural base for its second coming. Every year for the past five years, this community on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast has hosted the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy – PRISMA. The whole experience is festival-like and runs for…