Hundreds of people and scores of vendors have gathered in Kelowna’s downtown core for the city’s annual block party.
The once-a-year event on Bernard Avenue, which is closed off to traffic, started at 10 a.m. on Saturday and runs until 4 p.m.
The free party, according to the city, “fuses culture, art, food, shopping and entertainment.”
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More than 150 vendors have lined the street, along with a variety of organizations, such as the Central Okanagan Dog Agility Club.
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“We showcase the dogs. It’s how to train your dog positively, without correction and stuff, and we just have a blast. And the dogs like to show off, too — more than the people, maybe.”
Rowland said following demonstrations, people contact the organization to become a member. For more about the club, click here.
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Also hosting a display were the Okanagan College men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“For three years we’ve done it,” said OC men’s head coach Dino Gini. “It’s a great atmosphere, to be in the middle of it, this downtown party.”
Gini said the display helps promote the programs.
“It’s solid fun and a great way to spend an afternoon, hanging out and playing ball.”