Posted by: cherylyoung | November 16, 2009



Summer Sun worshippers of all ages clog

Penticton’s seven Kilometre Okanagan river

 Channel with inner tubes, dinghies, air mattresses

 and colourful inflatable pool toys.

On a hot day, some 4,000 people may drift the

 waterway that runs along the city’s west side

 from Okanagan Lake southward to Skaha Lake.

 The full trip takes three to five hours, depending

on winds and water levels, though many choose to

 exit at Green Mountain Road, the halfway point.

 A nearby gas station there, sells cool treats

and sunscreen.


Coyote Cruises provide rentals and an affordable

shuttle service from Green Mountain Road back

to the launch road.

Info: 9www.coyotecruises.ca_

By Shanna Baker





  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Given your website’s influence in British Columbia, I thought you may be interested in posting this BC communities campaign on your blog or personally getting involved!

    The Credit Unions of BC have enlisted local residents to help it give $100,000 to local charities through a Facebook Fan Page. The Be Remarkable campaign leverages a Facebook Page as the mechanism to decide where the money goes. For the Thompson Okanagan region, funds will be donated to either the Youth Employment Services (Okanagan Boys & Girls Club) or Thompson Rivers University Foundation.

    Here’s how it works:
    – Sixteen regions in B.C. are each represented by a Facebook photo album.
    – Every time a user tags a friend in a photo of their region or town, the Credit Unions of BC donates $1 to a local charity.
    – Thirty-two charities are eligible to receive the funds, two from each region.
    – Each charity focuses on issues important to youth such as education, the arts, and community services.

    Anyone in BC interested in getting involved can help increase the funds raised by visiting and tagging their friends in photos of their community. All they have to do is ‘Like’ the Page and then can begin tagging. Every tag counts as $1 – it’s been a week and we are at $60,000.

    We would appreciate it if you could spread the word on “BC A Day at a Time” for this “remarkable” cause! If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me – I would be happy to provide you with more information or discuss various story angles.

    Yours truly,
    Vanessa Choot

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