Penticton Lakeside's Canada Day Celebrations!

This Sunday, we celebrate Canada’s 145th Birthday!  The national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday, duly commemorates the anniversary of the July 1rst 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, more commonly referred to as the Constitution Act, which saw the joining of the three colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into one unified country under the British Empire.  145 years ago to the day, Canada proudly became a kingdom in its own right, shedding slowly the British Parliament’s diminished rights of political power until the last vestiges were finally surrendered in 1982 with the patriation of the Canadian constitution.  Suffice it to say; the early 20th century saw little Canadian patriotism. Most Canadians thought themselves to be primarily British and pending 1917, (the anniversary of Confederation) no official celebrations took place, nor would any continue until the following decade.  However Canada’s centennial in 1967 became a hallmark observance in the fruition of Canadian patriotism, which recognized Canada’s maturing as a separate, independent country. The Festival Canada as it was known, was thus celebrated as a nationally televised multicultural celebration thereafter.

As Canadians, we share a triumphant, and somewhat diplomatic history, reflected in the nature of the Canadian spirit: a sensitive, modest, self-effacing sort of temperament that continues to credit us with worldwide appeal and recognition.  With no central recipe on how to celebrate our patriotism, much like Canada itself, Canadians around the world observe in their own eclectic, multicultural fashion.  This weekend, Penticton celebrates Canada Day at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with an abundance of heart-felt family fun, including live entertainment, exciting food featuring currywurst (steamed pork sausage with warm home-made curry ketchup), birthday cake for everyone, face painting, arts and crafts and more! Joe’s Garage, along with young musical talents, Lucas Penner and Beamer Wiggly, will serenade our outdoor patios into the night with live music on our lake front houseboat, and will be preforming our country’s national anthem just shy of our breathtaking firework show!  So let’s O-Canada!-it together this year, with a celebratory event, not to be missed.  We’ll see you all here!

-Elizabeth Cucnik


Peach City Beach Cruises into Penticton!

It’s not difficult to imagine what heaven would be like after glimpsing a scenic view of the South Okanagan’s vast panorama, and there is no better way to enjoy its majesty than at the very heart.  With the absolute best location in the valley bar none, The Penticton Lakeside Resort caters to a myriad of choices, and preferences, guaranteed to labor an experience truly worth remembering. Situated at the culture hub of the city, our full service resort not only offers the best views and a variety of assorted venues, but also assists in the convenience of its central location. Hugging two spectacular lakeside parks, we are just a stone’s throw away from the Penticton’s Farmer’s Market, a weekly Saturday morning affair, as well as all the latest seasonal events compiling a chock-full summer calendar.  This weekend, we are excited to commemorate one of the best, most anticipated summer kick-off events in the valley, Canada’s premier family oriented road, antique and classic car show!  Peach City Beach Cruise has proven itself year after year as the ultimate family weekend.  Come and peruse the incredible spectacle of exclusive eclectic car collections along Lakeshore Drive.  Featured live entertainers hailing from a musical trifecta of country, rock and blues will pair the event, along with dancing, vendors and other outdoor attractions.  Admire antique stationary engines and tractors, motorcycles, and 700+ contemporary, antique, and one-of-a-kind collections, before cooling off with a refreshing drink or two at the Barking Parrot lakeside patio.  Watch the sun set while twirling a delicious string of fettuccini singing in our rich homemade Alfredo, at the Bufflehead Tapas and Pasta Room, or enjoy a succulent steak dinner at the Hooded Merganser, both overlooking Okanagan Lake.  With field to table fresh organics supplied by our very own, Valleyview Farm, our menus are will inspire.  This weekend, we celebrate the start of summer, with a little something special for everyone to enjoy!  To find out more about tickets, event details and schedules, please visit the following website:

-Elizabeth Cucnik


Father's Day at The Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Room

What is Father’s Day without a handful of jokes, a couple of winks and nudges, crinkles around smiling eyes and a warm hand hugging the shoulder?  Fatherhood can be a giant force in our lives to raise us to great heights or bring us back down to solid ground. For some, our fathers have been the lighted beacons of foggier nights that have directed sails to safer shores.  For others, fathers are the reality of a bigger world within which we strive to gain respect, integrity and individuality.  Whatever our fathers come to represent in our lives, one thing is certain – fatherhood is an integral part of our general experience, framing the psychology of our times and the mantra of our evolution.  Celebrating Father’s Day allows us to give thanks not just to the people of our lives, but also to ourselves, to society at large, and for posterity.

This year we want to celebrate the transcendence of parentage, and all it has come to mean and represent, with an exclusive Father’s Day dinner special at the Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Room, Sunday, June 17th.  Featured on our outdoor lakeside patio, with fabulous panoramic views of the Okanagan valley, live music and entertainment by the Steve Jones Band, coupled by a succulent BBQ buffet, fun games, prize giveaways and more, it sure to exceed dad’s expectations!  Reservations go quickly, so be sure to make yours by calling us at: 250-493-9768.  Father’s Day is all about keeping it personal and reminiscent, whereby we acknowledge, reflect and celebrate the true heroes of our lives. To all fathers out there – have a delightful, heart-warming Father’s Day.  This one’s for you.

-Elizabeth Cucnik