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Archive for August, 2012

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Good Bye Ironman, are you up for a new Challenge?

So for those of you that don’t know. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the Ironman Canada Triathlon. It will also be the last one (so I hear) But don’t despair, there is a new Triathlon coming to town…Challenge Penticton. This new race will be held the same weekend in 2013, that would have hosted the Ironman…Aug 25, 2013.
Here is the recent news story about it!
http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/167195975.html

For those interested here is the link to their facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/ChallengePenticton

And a weblink re: the Challenge Family
http://www.challenge-penticton.com/challenge-family/

REGISTRATION for Challenge Penticton 2013, opens at 9:00 AM on Monday August, 27, 2012 at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) Box Office!

I will try and keep you posted on our Facebook page. Be sure to follow this link and click LIKE to get the updates!
http://www.facebook.com/CGI.Penticton

YES you will be able to reserve accommodations at Casa Grande Inn for Challenge 2013 starting on Monday, in house starting at 11am, or by phone 250-276-3030
Casa Grande Inn offers indoor bike lock up for cyclists!

We hope our Iron Friends will embrace this Triathlon change and support Challenge Penticton!

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Vote for Happy!!

Happy in a Basket
If you have stayed at Casa Grande Inn within the last year, then you have met Happy. She is our resident greeter at the B&B.
She is now 5 years old, and she spent her first 4 years breeding like mad in a puppy mill. Thankfully a year ago, the BC SPCA seized the dogs at this puppy mill and they were put up for adoption. That’s when we met Happy!
She is the most amazing dog. Sweet, lovable, and not a barker, which is rare in small dogs.
Fido is hosting a casting call to find the next dog to star in their next commercial, and I am hoping it gets to be Happy. But she needs your help…VOTES! People must vote for the dogs to win. Most votes wins. Please follow this link and vote for Happy! You can vote every day from now until Sept 10, 2012.
Vote for Happy!!! Thanks!

http://fidocastingcall.ca/dog/733365357/

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The Summer Beach Report!

Well summer is in full swing in Penticton, and in Penticton we’re all about the BEACHES! If you haven’t been here, you should know that we have beautiful beaches on the north and south ends of town. And Casa Grande Inn is Penticton ONLY Bed and Breakfast across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore drive, on the north end of town. Here is a shot I took with Instagram just the other day, of the beach right out front of Casa Grande Inn.
beach in aug 2

We have seen some fantastic changes to the waterfront. There is talk of a whole expansion project offering a day marina behind the SS Sicamous (the large boat/museum/event centre dry docked on the beach in front of Casa. However, until then the have made it possible for people to pull up their boats and seadoos right to the beach right in front of Casa! There is even opportunity to rent a variety of boats, right on the beach!
boats on beach

Here’s something you don’t see everyday…unless you’re staying at Casa Grande Inn…ROCKET MAN! Actually the device is called Flyboard Jet Boots…google it, it’s cool! And YES you can give them a try, right out front of Casa Grande Inn! The guys are really nice who operate it, and they give really great instructions. You are guaranteed to fly, and most people get the hang of it right away!

flyboard

Plus Don’t forget about the Famous River Channel Float, the entrance to the channel is just steps away from us! You jus hop on a floaty and float doen the channel all the way to Skaha beach. At the half way mark, you might even hear Relvis singing Elvis Tunes at the REZtaurant, a great place to eat by the way!

Of course, Penticton is so much more than just beaches, like wineries, fruit stands, markets, festivals, biking, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, and much much more. Actually Peach fest is this week! But I just felt like talking about our beaches today! I think you should come and check them out! Book your stay at Casa Grande Inn by calling us at 250-276-3030. Elise our Innkeeper is fluent in French and English, and will help you with all your reservation needs!
Now I’m heading to the Beach! See you there!
Cheers

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