Welcome to the Weekend

At the Cafe, In Da Clubs

RCAF’s Jet Stream landing
on Gyro Park stage

First the RCAF Snowbirds and Canadian Forces Skyhawks Precision Parachute Team were in the South Okanagan.

Now an ensemble of the Royal Canadian Air Force band will be in the area.

Friday evening, Jet Stream, the RCAF’s internationally-renowned 20 piece show band, will be performing as part of the Osoyoos Music in the Park series.

According to those who know, Jet Stream plays it all: rock, pop, country, rhythm and blues, funk and even a little disco.

That makes Friday evening’s show an event that should appeal to audiences of all ages.

Jet Stream has taken its Canadian brand of music worldwide, performing as far east as South Korea and as far north as Iqaluit.

The ensemble has even performed in Las Vegas.

Jet Stream takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic lunch and the whole family.

Rain clouds — finally — on the horizon?

It’s not quite time to be doing a wet happy dance in the streets just yet, but there’s good news and better news on the weather front.

Environment Canada is predicting rain — albeit in the form of thunderstorms — for the weekend.

That rain, and a change in wind patterns, should bring an end to the smoke plaguing our community over the last month.

Although the smoke is expected to remain heavy through Friday, we should start to see it begin to diminish Saturday morning, Environment Canada says.

Clearing will be in large part due to a southwest flow that began to develop yesterday. The flow will help guide the smoke northeast for the weekend.

Thunderstorms are a possibility both Saturday and Sunday with a 70-percent chance of showers both days.

The weather will also cool noticeably by Sunday, with highs of between 24 and 26 expected through Wednesday.

Except for a few taunting drops, Osoyoos has not recorded any measurable precipitation since June 9 — more than two months ago.

The Weather Network says the expected rain will be a “big help when it comes to air quality,” the moisture dissipating the smoke.

Until Saturday, an air quality advisory remains in place for the South Okanagan, including Osoyoos.

As noted previously, those most affected by the smoke are advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

Contact your health-care provider if If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways.

FRIDAY

  • Music in the Park — Jet Stream (an RCAF band ensemble): Gyro Park  6:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY

  • Osoyoos ORL Library Book sale: Osoyoos Town Square 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Osoyoos Market on Main: A local market featuring fresh fruit and produce and plenty more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Osoyoos Town Square
  • New Leaf Tea & Gifts Cafe: Afternoon Karaoke. 2-5 p.m.
  • Midsummer’s Night Dream — Black Hills Winery 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

  • Lucy Blu & the Blu Boys: Quinta Ferreira Live Music Sunday Series 1 – 4 p.m.

WEEK AHEAD

  • Taylor James: MONDAY and TUESDAY at Spirit Beach Cantina. 8 p.m.
  • Market on Main Wednesday: Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Town Square.

Have a fun event planned for the weekend? We’ll include all not-for-profit and fun events at no cost in our calendar. Send details to publisher@starnorth.ca.

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