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2012 Giants Head Freeride event

An awesome shredding

August 2012 Giant’s Head freeride event

8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, at the Beanery Café on Main Street and the clack-clack sound on the pavement heralds the start of the annual Giant’s Head freeride event.

Each year, since 2008, longboarders head up to Summerland for the August long weekend where according to Wikiskate, the Ride the Giant Freeride “promises to be the most intense weekend of riding with participants having the privilege of riding this very special mountain.”

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Outstanding in the Field (OITF) alfresco dinner Petaluma, CA

Outstanding in the Field

Covert Farms in Oliver

On July 18, Outstanding in the Field, a traveling farm-dinner series, will be setting up their long table for a culinary adventure at Covert Farms in Oliver. The dinner will be the third Canadian stop in the 2012 North American tour for the California based troupe.

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John Park Guitars Made in Summerland BC

Made in Summerland

Flamenco + classical guitars

In tune with the infinite

When you think of Summerland you’re more likely to think of vineyards and orchards than custom made guitars and passionately played flamenco. Unless you’ve met John Park.

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Article on Light up the Vines event in Summerland BC

Summerland Lights up the Vines

Local wineries bring new meaning to ‘Christmas cheer’

The first annual Light up the Vines event in Summerland is now over but the good news is that there will be another one next year.

This past weekend, fourteen local wineries participated in the festivities by lighting up the vines and opening their doors to wine lovers from all over.

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Summerland's Test of Humanity Mountain Bike Race

Test of Humanity

A mountain bike race to build lives

It was a thrilling day on Summerland’s Cartwright Mountain…

September 25 was the big race day for Test of Humanity, an event that was as exciting for spectators as it was for the contestants. The final number of entrants was 198 and pledges and registration fees for the race which was being held to raise money for Canadian Humanitarian came in at over $40,000, well above expectations for a first year event. 

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Summerland BC's Packing House

Packing House Revival

A new lease on life?

A group of Summerland residents have joined forces in an effort to preserve the town’s most well known landmark.

Saving the Summerland Packing House from the same fate that befell the Naramata fruit packing facility was a thought that has been foremost in the minds of several Summerland residents; it was this common goal that brought together a group of five women to determine the feasibility of turning the Packing House into a venue for local artisan food, wine, arts and culture.

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Loraine Stephanson - Still life – purple beans in a white bowl. Oil on pan

Portrait of an Artist

Loraine Stephanson has been busy.

Over the past several months Stephanson has been working on a series of paintings for an upcoming exhibition in Alberta.

In 2009 the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain, Alberta offered Penticton artist Loraine Stephanson a solo exhibition of her work. The show, which opens later this month, will feature twenty recent paintings as well as one of her small watercolor sketchbooks, which contains the genesis of some of the exhibition’s images.

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