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Pistoleras loaded up for Peach City Beach Bruise

The Penticton Pistoleras roller derby team is ready for another bout in the Penticton Curling Club. The Pistoleras are set to host the Revelstoke Derailers, who was their first opponent in 2012, June 14 in the Peach City Beach Bruise. The Peach City Beach Bruise welcomes everyone to come and watch. Spectators can get their face painted, purchase merchandise, enjoy entertainment by a DJ as well as enjoy food and beverages and the after party. There will also be a 50/50 draw with proceeds going towards the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are available from Pentagon Boardshop, SunCity Tattoos and Piercing, 30 Minute Hit and Black Widow Winery. Admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the door and kids 10 and under are free. Doors open at 6:15 and the action gets rolling at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning about roller derby or volunteering can contact them at or visit their facebook page, Penticton Pistoleras Roller Derby.

3-on-3 hoop action hits Skaha Beach

Summer Jam is bringing 3-on-3 outdoor basketball to Penticton June 21-22. The action hits the courts at Skaha Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The tournament is designed for male or females 19 and over of all skill levels. Teams of three to four players can register for either the competitive or recreational division. There will be cash prizes for division winners and a skills competition as well as slam-dunk contest. Register at the Penticton Community Center front desk. Cost is $99 per team. For more information, contact or visit

Vees invited to under-17 camp

Penticton Vees forward Tyson Jost and defenceman Dante Fabbro are among the 96 skaters invited to Hockey Canada’s national under-17 development camp July 29 to Aug. 4 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. The roster includes 36 defenceman and 60 forwards. The list of invites also includes Okanagan Hockey Academy players Josh Mahura, Beck Malenstyn and Brody Willms.

Osoyoos hosting horse racing

Horse racing returns to Osoyoos Desert Park Exhibition Society race track on June 14. Action begins at 1:30 p.m for $5. Parking is free and there will be a shuttle from the Osoyoos Baptist Church to the track. Spectators can also enjoy a concession and beverage gardens.

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