• Saturday , 28 January 2023

NEWS FROM THE CHAMBER: Chamber golf tourney to feature helicopter bat drop

With temperatures surpassing 30 degrees, writing this letter wasn’t easy.

To make the task easier I found a shady spot outside, cracked open a bottle of wine I bought at Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery, and launched into a 2009 Baco Noir Rose, for those who want to know, and let the wine do the talking.

If you have a pen handy, take out your agenda and mark the following:

On Saturday, August 10 following the Rattlesnake Island Swim, Peachland will be the setting for the first annual Okanagan Paddlefest, which is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the last Peachland Regatta. To register or for more information, visit www.okanaganpaddlefest.com.

After one glass of wine this seems like a lot of fun so I would say, “hop on board.”

On Monday August 19, the chamber will hold the fifth annual golf tournament.

This is usually a sold out event so if you feel the need to hit some balls, try to go for that hole-in-one (you never know!) and afterwards do some networking at the barbeque dinner.

This year we will add a helicopter bat drop component to the event.

“What the heck is that?” I can hear you thinking, as I sip on my third glass of delicious wine.

All you have to do is buy some bats ($20 each), watch them fall out of the helicopter on the 18th fairway, and if one of your bats is the closest to the target you could win up to $6,000. Just imagine how much wine you can buy for that kind of money!

Registration for this fun event is now open; you can register at the Peachland Visitor Information Centre or download the registration form at www.peachlandchamber.bc.ca.

I am now looking at an empty bottle, which means my time is up. If you have any questions, remarks, comments or suggestions you can reach us at our Beach Avenue office.

Patrick Van Minsel
Special to the Peachland View

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