Town of talent — Before the competitors took to the stage, the audience for the first-ever Penticton’s Got Talent competition were treated to a dazzling display from the Okanagan Dance Studios Showgroup. That just set the mood for the 10 competitors who sang, danced and fiddled, all vying to be chosen as winner. The winner of the Penticton’s Got Talent competiton was 12-year-old Delaney Biollo for a hip hop dance performance. The Pasties, a five-piece acoustic band playing original music (including J.P. Babich, Rob O’Day, Ewan Calver, Harley Pyrozyk, Fred Smith), was named runner up.
One of my favourite activities at the Penticton Museum and Archives is to go into our artifact collections and indulge in a game called Connect the Stuff.
It’s a pretty simple game. All I do is to pick up an artifact that I have no prior information about, let my imagination run loose and guess whom it belonged to or what it was used for.
Sometimes there is enough data in our files to get a deep insight into the previous owner of the artifact; sometimes not.
Frequently, an object has such strong connections to so many people or community members that it stands out as a pure shining gem through which we may glimpse the character of Penticton.
So the other day a shining gem turned up in the museum in the form of a Fat Boy.
Not a youth of large disposition, mind you, but a 2003 Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle, loaned by Peter Irvine of Kelowna, and one of 22 vintage and modern bikes exhibited in the museum’s current exhibit Vroom!: The Magic of Motorcycles.
One of the most excited people to see the arrival of the Vroom! exhibit was Mary Ann Weldon, a long-time volunteer of the museum. To read the rest of the article: http://www.bclocalnews.com/entertainment/40256828.html