City to host parade Wednesday for Penticton Vees

The City of Penticton will put on a parade Wednesday, May 16 to celebrate hometown hockey heroes the Penticton Vees and their RBC Cup national championship win.

"We are so proud of the Vees players and organization," Mayor Dan Ashton said. "We hope the community will line the streets in support of our hockey dream team that has achieved a record-breaking season and represented us so well all year long. We invite everyone to come out, wear blue and cheer loudly for our Vees."

The Wednesday parade will depart the Pen High parking lot at 4 p.m. The parade of vehicles will travel north on Main Street, west on Lakeshore Drive, south on Power and end at the South Okanagan Events Centre parking lot. Please note parking on Main Street will be restricted as of 2 p.m. that day, and Lakeshore Drive will see parking restrictions that afternoon as well.

The community is also invited to a FREE RBC Cup Celebration and Awards Night at the SOEC that Wednesday night, when the organization will officially celebrate their national win and individual awards will be handed out.

Everyone in the city is welcome and there is no charge for the event; however, tickets MUST be picked up from the SOEC Box Office in advance to give organizers enough time to plan accordingly for the crowds. Those interested in attending are asked to pick up tickets before the parade starts at 4 p.m. Last-minute tickets may be available at the door just before the event, but participants are encouraged to get them early to avoid disappointment.

Anyone who takes part in the parade is asked to arrive at the SOEC and go through the doors by 5:15 p.m. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.