Archives for August 9, 2017
CF 18 demonstration jet
Thanks to Camp Vernon, the cadets in training and the Air Cadets of BC – without them I would not have had a ringside seat on the tarmac.
Smoke conditions not good for show flying – we could hear the CF 18 while in the air but not see it. A limited show was given in Penticton Wednesday evening.
All shots of the Snowbirds on ODN are taken by Jack Bennest – South Okanagan Photos
Entry forms for the upcoming Fall Art Show & Sale (FASS) are already flying in from local artists. The Oliver Community Arts Council mounts the popular event on Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1. The show and sale runs jointly with the Festival of the Grape at the Oliver Community Centre, making it one of the highest-traffic events of the year. The two-day arts event includes a competition in nine categories, public voting, sales, exhibits and demos by featured artists, live entertainment, a dessert reception, and a draw for a stocked wine fridge.
Visual artists in all media and of all ages are encouraged to enter. As has been our tradition for every second year, there is no theme in 2017, simply “Artist’s Choice”, giving great scope for entering one’s best work.
Categories are Photography, Fibre Arts, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Three-Dimensional, and Mixed/Other Media. Two categories for youth, Emerging Artists and Budding Artists, invite entries in any visual medium. Awards are given in each category, as well as an overall “Best in Show”.
Entry forms must be received by Friday September 8, 2017. NEW Early bird draw! Submit your form and fee before that date for a chance to win back your entry fee! Artwork need not be completed by that date. Artwork is delivered to the venue on the morning of the show, Saturday September 30. This gives artists up to three extra weeks to complete their piece(s).
The Canadian Forces Skyhawks Precision parachute team will jump as scheduled at 5 p.m., landing in a ring at Okanagan Lake Park.
Flights of the RCAF Snowbirds as well as the Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet fighter jet won’t be determined until shortly before scheduled times of 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., respectively.