Downtown Vernon Association Sunshine Day is taking place until 5 pm – Vernon News

Let the sun shine

After a few dry, rainy days the sun returned to the North Okanagan just in time for Sunshine Day.

The one-day event by the Downtown Vernon Association features sidewalk sales, live entertainment and other events.

Peter Kaz, with the DVA, said Sunshine Day was born out of the COVID pandemic that forced the cancellation of numerous events.

To stay in line with orders from the provincial health officer, the DVA came up with an event that could be held amidst the restrictions.

“It’s basically a glorified sidewalk sale for our businesses,” said Kaz. “It seemed to do really well and a lot of businesses asked for it to come back again.”

Kaz said the majority of entertainers will be out between 11 am and 4 pm

“We’ve got lots of local musicians that are performing at different spots throughout the downtown, there’s going to be a jester on stilts, we have Cpt. Jack Sparrow coming around to take some pictures with the kids,” said Kaz.

The Towne Theater will be showing free movies all day.

“There is going to be a sci fi section mid-afternoon and I heard Darth Vader and his friends are going to be here for that, so it is a great photo op,” said Kaz.
The Vernon library is celebrating its 10 anniversary today with a variety of activities.

Sunshine Day wraps up at 5 pm this afternoon.

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