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Sunday, April 9th
Oliver 3K and 10K Run

Road Race #3 in the Canadian Tire Interior Running Association series, this flat and scenic 10K or 3K loop along the Okanagan River Channel and around Oliver Community Park is a great event for runners of all abilities and experience. There will be two aid stations on the course and medical support on site. Refreshments, awards, and draw prizes following the race. Register online at www.zone4.ca or at OCC office.
Community Park
6 years old and up | Sunday April 9th
3K Starts 9:15 | 10K Starts 10:00

Saturday, April 15th
Easter Egg Hunt

Grab your baskets and head on down to the Oliver Community Park, it’s time for the annual Easter Egg hunt! Colorful eggs will be scattered all over the Park. Once collected, these eggs will be traded for treat bags. Come join in the Easter fun with face painting, craft stations, and more! Please pre-register at the Oliver Community Centre Office.
Community Park | Family Event
Starts 10:00AM | Entry Fee by Donation

Friday, May 5th
Youth Dance

Celebrating BC Youth Week. Tickets sold at SOSS and Parks and Recreation. For students 13 to 18 years old from School District 53.
Community Centre | 7:00-10:00pm

Sunday, May 7th
Walk with Your Doc

Join thousands of others, all over the country, who will be getting out and getting active in the name of health!  This year, Oliver Parks and Recreation, along with Doctor Alan Ruddiman, will be hosting a Walk with your Doc. Walking is a simple and fun way for people of all ages and abilities to feel good and be fit.
Community Park 1:00pm | FREE

Saturday, May 13
Move for Health Day

Get out and get active in the name of health!  Join the fun and try something new at the Oliver Community Centre and Community Park. We will be offering free fitness workshops, fitness classes, and more. A full list of activity times will be available in April at the Recreation Office and on our website www.oliverrecreation.ca.
10:00AM – 4:00PM | FREE

Saturday, June 3rd
Junior Triathlon

A fun triathlon for younger athletes to swim – bike – run in a non-competitive race, challenging themselves to try the three sports and do their best. 1-2 supervised practice sessions will be held in the weeks leading up to the event. Pre-registration is mandatory. All equipment (bikes, helmets, etc.) must be provided by the participant.
Community Park | 6 – 15 years old
Registration: $30 | 8:30 – 11:30am

Friday, June 16th
The Paint Race

Celebrate the start of summer with Oliver Parks and Recreation in style. This unique race is an un-timed colour run. Participants, dressed in white, will pass through paint powder stations located on the course. The goal is to cross the finish splashed in colour. Fun continues after the race with food, music, festivities, and colour throws! Pre-registration is mandatory.
Community Park
Registration: $20/adult & $15/Student

Friday, June 23rd
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
Farm Workers Picnic

Celebrate the local fruit harvest and the farm workers who come to Oliver each year with a picnic in the park.  Enjoy multicultural food, festivities, French Canadian music and other live entertainment. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly community event.
Lions Park
4:00-7:00pm |FREE

Saturday, July 1st
Canada Day Breakfast

Join us for a Free Pancake Breakfast. Face painting and performances by local talent.
Community Centre
8:30am – 10:30am | FREE

Saturday, July 15th
Raft Race Fundraiser

Get ready for the first ever Oliver Raft Race! Taking place on Tuc-el-nuit Lake, this event will raise funds for the Sunshine Festival. Make your own raft and paddle up the lake through an obstacle course. Prizes go to rafts that embrace the spirit of the race and celebrate their uniqueness through decorations and/or costumes.
Rotary Park Beach | 1:00pm – 3:00PM
$100/team (adults) |  $60/team (kids)
Please see our website oliverrecreation.ca for a registration form and race information

Friday, August 18
Uncork the Sun

This event, Oliver’s hottest summer wine, food and music event is the kickoff of, and main fundraiser for the Sunshine Festival.  Taste local wines and brews, try a variety of food  and dance the night away to live music. Sponsored by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association and Oliver Tourism Association.
Community Park | 6:00-9:00pm
$25/adult, $15/student (9-19yrs), kids 9- free

Saturday, August 19th
Oliver Sunshine Festival

This festival will focus on showcasing Oliver’s unique heritage and the incredible agricultural nature of the area through a full day of free family-friendly activities and entertainment! Come out and enjoy  BCCMA “ Country Club Act of the Year” Chris Buck Band.
Oliver Community Park | FREE
Parade starts at 10:30am | Festival 11am-11pm