Penticton

The City of Penticton is located in the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of B.C., situated between Okanagan and Skaha lakes and is home to just over 37,000 residents.

Visitors to the city can undertake a wide variety of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, kayaking, golfing swimming or relaxing on the beach. For those that are legal drinking age, wine tours are among the most popular things to do in the area as the Okanagan Valley is the wine capital of B.C.

The BCHL’s Vees are the most popular sports team in town, having won four league championships since 2008, but the local high school, Penticton Secondary, provides sports fan with alternative entertainment as well as the Junior B lacrosse team, the South Okanagan Flames.

The City is served by two newspapers (the Penticton Herald and the Penticton Western News) as well as two radio stations (97.1 Sun FM and EZ Rock Penticton).

For more information, visit the City of Penticton website.

South Okanagan Events Centre

The South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) in Penticton is a multi-purpose facility with an NHL-sized ice surface and seating for about 5,000 people.

Since its openingĀ  in September of 2008, the SOEC has hosted several high-profile Junior A events, including 5 Fred Page Cup BCHL Championship series, two Doyle Cup series between the BCHL and AJHL champions, a Western Canada Cup in 2017 and a World Junior A Challenge in 2010.

On top of being home to the Vees, the SOEC also hosts concerts, conferences, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

See below for a map of the area. For more information, visit the South Okanagan Events Centre website.