Arts & Entertainment

B.C. Day celebrations: July 31 and Aug. 1

 | July 22, 2010

British Columbia’s birthday will be celebrated in the natural beauty of the alpine next weekend during the B.C. Day Family Celebrations at Sun Peaks Resort, July 31 and Aug. 1.

This is a weekend celebrating family and the village will be alive with free entertainment and activities. Families can enjoy live music from Shane Philip on the didgeridoo, performances by magician Clinton Gray and Uncle Chris the Clown, plus face painting, a climbing wall and giant inflatable bouncy castles.

A highlight for the weekend is Pirating 101, an interactive comedy show with audience participation. A combination of a written script and improv, laugh along with the actors during physical comedy, sword fighting, and a bull whip demonstration. The Pirating Show takes place on Saturday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Village Square.

On Sunday, Aug. 1, the attention shifts to the Sun Peaks and Region Farmers’ Market as we celebrate the local farmers, ranchers and artisans who join us weekly in the village. Sign your family up for the Farmers’ Market Olympics, with scarecrow making, corn husking, corn eating, and water balloon competitions!

And back by popular demand after a successful appearance during the Canada Day Celebrations, there will be 5 Star Dog Training Agility Demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1.

For a full event schedule, visit