Did you know that your ticket to the Okanagan Military Tattoo musical extravaganza gives you free admission to the Okanagan Military Tattoo Exposition on the concourse level at Kal Tire Place? In fact, there is so much to see that we are opening the doors two hours prior to the shows to give everyone time to visit the 22+ displays.
1705 BCD Royal Canadian Army Cadets
Armstrong Regional Co-op
British Columbia Dragoons
Canadian Mental Health Association
Kelowna Scottish Country Dancers
Marvin MacNeil – book signing
McPhail Kilt Makers
Al Hale – Classic Military Vehicle Display
North Okanagan Optimist Club
North Okanagan/Shuswap Crime Stoppers
Okanagan Military Museum / Kelowna Museums
Rocky Mountain Rangers
Sons of Scotland
Vernon Cadet Training Centre
Vernon Community Safety Unit
Vernon Scottish Country Dancers
Vernon Sea and Navy League Cadets
Vernon Visitor Centre
There will be something for everyone to see and enjoy. Come early, get a good parking spot, and wander through the Exposition before the huge cast of the Okanagan Military Tattoo emerges through the castle doors.
ARMSTRONG REGIONAL CO-OP
You’re at Home at the Armstrong Regional Co-op. With gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong, & Salmon Arm. For just ten dollars you can become a member owner, and buy your gas and diesel from your own business! Not only will you build equity, but you’ll get a percentage of what you spend back at the end of the year. The Armstrong Co-op also operates three commercial cardlocks in Armstrong, Canoe, and Scotch Creek, as well as delivering bulk fuel throughout the North Okanagan & Shuswap. The Armstrong Co-op, sharing profits and supporting the communities we serve. You’re at Home at the 100 Percent Canadian, member owned Armstrong Regional Co-op. www.armstrong.coop
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DRAGOONS
is a Primary Reserve, Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Kelowna and Vernon British Columbia. The Regiment trains locally with the TAPV, G-Wagons and various other vehicles. Training involves a wide range of actives centered around Armoured Reconnaissance. Fully trained members are able to fight both mounted in vehicles and dismounted on foot using a wide variety of tactics. They are also able to conduct surveillance and close reconnaissance tasks. The BCD is always hiring intelligent, fit and confident men and women with an interest in a dynamic and challenging part time career. www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/bc-dragoons/index.page
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Vernon & District
has been working to improve mental health in our community since 1959. With more than 100 staff and volunteers we provide programs and support for individuals of all ages and their families to promote positive mental health for people with mental health issues. Approximately 600 people access our services every month. We provide over 140 housing units and also operate the Interior Crisis Line Network. Through public outreach and education we work to break down the stigma that prevents people from seeking help. For more information please visit our website at: www.vernon.cmha.bc.ca
KELOWNA SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE GROUP (KSCD)
is a social club that enjoys Scottish dancing. This form of dance is distinctively Scottish and involves groups of couples who follow progressive patterns. Dances consist of a sequence of figures set to musical forms – jigs, reels and strathspey reels. KSCD is affiliated with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Edinburgh.
Dancing can help to:
burn calories, lower BP, improve memory, increase fitness
improve flexibility, strengthen bones
no partner necessary, no special clothes, lively music,
inexpensive, classes nearby.
AUTHOR MARVIN C. MACNEILL
Book signing by Marvin MacNeill, author of The New Evil: Memories from Afghanistan 2006-2008.
This is the story of one man – an experienced Canadian tanker who saw two tours in the Afghanistan theatre from 2006 to 2008, commanding both Leopard 1 and Leopard 2.
By now, the sun was up but it was still overcast. I could see Kheybari Ghar Mountain as we approached from the south-east. The terrain was still open, but there were now more villages starting to appear as we travelled north. I managed to find one of the main routes in the area and followed it until we were on the outskirts of the town of Bazar-i-Panjwai. I then followed the paved road through the town. I could see on the Afghani faces that they were unsure of what to make of us. Some of the children waved, while other people just seemed to disappear. I heard a report on the radio that our interpreter, through reliable sources, had overheard the locals calling us ‘The New Evil’.
MCPHAIL KILT MAKERS
We are a small family business dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture. Our kilts are 100% hand stitched using traditional methods that we perfected with the help and guidance of industry professionals in Scotland.
Get a kilt that you can be proud to wear at any formal occasion. If you are attending a special family event, a Burns Dinner, whisky tasting, clan gathering, or Military tattoos.
We work directly with the mills in Scotland to provide you with the best pure new wool tartan fabric. Each kilt is expertly hand stitched. Come check out our Scottish store in Penticton. https://mcphailkiltmakers.com/
NORTH OKANAGAN/SHUSWAP CRIME STOPPERS
is a civilian run organization dedicated to helping keeping our communities free of crime. We encourage and process tips from the public at large which are kept absolutely anonymous. We are nonprofit and rely on donations and fund raising for our finances. Crime Stoppers has been in our area over 20 years, and was originally started as Vernon and District Crime Stoppers. With growth and changing times we have also had to evolve our program to regionally become North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers, which includes: Vernon, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke, Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville and Falkland. Since our program started we have taken in over 7800 tips and as a result we have paid out over $46,000 in rewards, recovered over $700,000 in property and most importantly seized over $19,000,00 worth of drugs off our streets. North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers is a program operating in conjunction with BC Crime Stoppers. http://nokscrimestoppers.com/
THE NORTH OKANAGAN OPTIMIST CLUB
established in 2011, is a member of Optimist International, a non-profit organization whose mission is . . . “by providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves”. Some of the community projects of the North Okanagan Optimist Club are the annual Unplug and Play Week, annual Vernon Heritage Fair, and playground boxes in community parks. The club has also participated in Optimist Programs such as the Optimist Essay Contest, and an Optimist Junior Golf tour. New members are always welcome. Check us out on Facebook @North Okanagan Optimist Club ; or website http://northokanaganoptimistclub.org/
THE OKANAGAN MILITARY MUSEUM
opened in 1999 to interpret the contributions of Okanagan citizens to Canada’s rich military history with emphasis on the British Columbia Dragoons and World Wars One and Two. We are located downtown in the Kelowna Memorial Arena, itself a 70 year ‘Living Memorial’ dedicated to the Fallen in World War Two. We are the primary venue for archival and library materials and artifacts documenting the diverse experiences and service of Canadian men and women, from the North Okanagan to the US border over the past century. See us online and on Facebook. We look forward to your visit.
Photos: Murals and trophy gun outside the OMM; WW 1 display case.
Credit: Okanagan Military Museum 2018
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS
is an Army Reserve infantry regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group garrisoned in Kamloops, B.C. at the J.R. Vicars Armoury, with a Company in Prince George. http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/rocky-mountain-rangers/index.page
VERNON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS
Scottish Country Dancing is the ballroom dancing of Scotland and there are groups all over the world, including here in Vernon. You do not have to be Scottish, or own a kilt, to enjoy the great melodies and toe-tapping beat of traditional Scottish reels, jigs, and strathspeys. It is a great form of aerobic exercise, offering both physical and mental exercise, as well as a fun social activity. www.vernonscd.wixsite.com/vernonscd