After a few dreary, rainy days, the sun returned to the North Okanagan just in time for Sunshine Day.
The one-day event hosted by the Downtown Vernon Association includes sidewalk sales, performances and other events.
DVA’s Peter Kaz said Sunshine Day was born out of the COVID pandemic which forced the cancellation of many events.
To stay in line with orders from the provincial health official, the DVA has proposed an event that could be held amid the restrictions.
“It’s basically a glorified sidewalk sale for our businesses,” Kaz said. “He seemed to be doing very well and many companies asked for him to come back.”
Kaz said the majority of performers will be away between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“We have a lot of local musicians performing at different locations downtown, there will be a jester on stilts, we have Cpt. Jack Sparrow is coming to take pictures with the kids,” Kaz said.
The Towne Theater will show free movies all day.
“There’s going to be a mid-afternoon sci-fi section and I heard Darth Vader and his friends are going to be there for that, so it’s a great photo op,” Kaz said.
The Vernon Library celebrates its 10th anniversary today with a variety of activities.
Sunshine Day ends at 5 p.m. this afternoon.