Things to Do Before the Dreaded ‘Back to School’

Some kids love the idea of going back to school while others dread the end of the September long weekend. In a similar fashion, many parents are practically elated at the concept of their kids getting back into a routine while others are saddened not to have their munchkins running around the house anymore.

Love it or hate it, the kids are heading back to school and the summer holidays are drawing to a close. But not to worry, there’s still a few days to take advantage of the summer days before the school bell rings. Here are a few suggestions as to what you can get up to:

1) McKinley Beach
Naturally, the top of our list has to be an invitation for you to come and visit us at McKinley Beach. The beach is open, SUP and kayak rentals are available from the marina, you can even book a guided tour of the Okanagan Lake and enjoy some swim time. Or if you’re more comfortable on land, come on out and use our outdoor gym or bike and hike the picturesque and scenic trails around the community.

2) Back to School Bash
Visit the Parkinson Rec Centre on August 26th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for a FREE Back to School Bash. This annual event features all sorts of free stuff to help kids get geared up and ready for the new school year. Free backpacks, food, haircuts, games, prizes, entertainment, and a mini-carnival!

3) Dragon Boat Festival
August 26th and 27th is the annual Dragon Boat Festival in Kelowna. Enter a team, or simply go and enjoy the festivities. Features music, Taiko drummers, vendors, beer garden, and more! The festivities take place at Tugboat Bay at Downtown Kelowna’s Waterfront Park.

4) Interior Provincial Expedition (IPE)
August 30th to September 3rd is the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, BC. Western Canada’s largest agricultural fair features a rodeo, live music, entertainment, vendors, and a carnival! It’s a great way to celebrate the September long weekend and fun for the whole family!

No matter what you do to enjoy the last days of the summer holidays, be sure to stay safe and have fun!