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Challenge Penticton Triathlon – 2014

Wow! What an exciting weekend we just had here in Penticton hosting our 1st annual Challenge Triathlon.
Penticton’s Jeff Symonds won the triathlon in a time of 8:29:57. Symonds won despite a crash on his bike!
Scott DeFilippis from the U.S.A. finished second and Jamie Whyte from New Zealand finished third.

On the women’s side, Carrie Lester from Australia was 1st (eighth overall) with a time of 9:27:26. Karen Thibodeau from Canmore, Alberta finished 2nd and Penticton’s Jenn Annett finished 3rd.

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This was the first Challenge race in North America. Now for those of you who don’t know. It is a Triathlon, just like Ironman, more commonly found in Europe, where the brand Ironman is more well known around here. Penticton hosted Ironman Canada for 30 years and made the switch to Challenge Triathlon after last years race.
The course is the same Ironman Course that all the Triathletes have come to love, we still have the popular underpants run, race expo, street dance, market, wine tour, plus many more fun events, throughout the week leading up to the race. It makes for a fabulous week long vacation for the racers, their families and friends.

If you are thinking about doing a Triathlon next year, I encourage you to give Challenge Penticton a try! Registration is now open for 2014.

Why stay at Casa Grande Inn:
We are so close to the start and finish line. We offer indoor bike storage. Free wifi and a complimentary breakfast, even at 4am on race day!
To reserve with us, just give us a call 250-276-3030

We hope to see you next year at the 2nd annual Challenge Penticton Triathlon.

http://challenge-penticton.com

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Are you up for the CHALLENGE?

The First ever Challenge Triathlon Race to be held in North America, is happening this August in Penticton BC!
Unlike the Ironman race that has been hosted in Penticton for the past 30 years, the Challenge Race also has a relay opportunity. So 1, swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner – teams of 3! I know many people who have talked about doing the ironman but struggle with one portion of the event. Now they can accept the relay challenge and be able to participate.

Challenge isn’t just a 1 day event! Outside of the race, it’s almost a whole week of fun for not just the participant but for friends, fans, and family too!

Here is what we grabbed off their website!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
•Tribute to Sport & Athlete Parade – Lakeshore Drive to Gyro Park ◦3 p.m. marshal @Rose Garden & LocoLanding parking lots
◦4 p.m. Parade Start
((Yes – this is right across from Casa Grande Inn))

•Expo Open – Gyro Park & 100 Block Main Street (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
•Party in the Park – Gyro Park (5 p.m.)
•BBQ ($10/person;$25/family of 4)
•Beer Gardens – Gyro Park (5-10 p.m.)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
•Expo Open – Gyro Park & 100 Block Main Street (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
•Athlete Registration Check-In @Gyro Park (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
•Pro Meeting – 10 a.m. @ Lakeside Resort
•Media Conference – 11 a. m. @ Lakeside Resort
•Challenge Penticton Channel Float
•Wine Cycling Tours (hosted by Pros and Naramata Bench Wineries)
•Fun Run (1 km and 5 km) – OSNS Fundraiser [$5 per participant] ◦5 p.m. registration
◦6 p.m. race

•LocoLanding Special Event
•Landmark 7 Cinema Series
•Golf Package
•Beer Gardens – Gyro Park (2 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
•Underpants Run – Peach City Runners ◦8:30 a.m. Registration
◦9 a.m. start (This event is a must see!)

•Expo Open – Gyro Park & 100 Block Main Street (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
•Athlete Registration Check-In @ Gyro Park (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
•Skaha Beach Day ◦Paddle Regatta (12 Noon – 4 p.m.)
◦Walk a Mile in her Shoes R Challenge (11am Registration Check In – 12 Noon Race)

•Athletes Dinner & Race Meeting – PTCC (5:30 p.m.)
•Street Dance Festival – Main Street ◦5 p.m. road closed
◦6-10 p.m. street dance

•Beer Gardens – Gyro Park (2-10 p.m.)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
•Bike Check-In (Time: TBC)
•Family Options ◦Winery Tours
◦Kids Day Camps – Community Centre & FitKidz Gymnastics
◦Downtown Markets
◦Last day of expo (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
◦Beer Gardens – Gyro Park (2 p.m – 5 p.m.)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
•Race Day!

MONDAY, AUGUST 26
•Breakfast in the Park in Gyro Park
•2014 Registration from 9 a.m.
•Merchandise Tent OPEN from 9 a.m.
•Athlete & Volunteer Banquet at the SOEC – 5 p.m.

OTHER OPTIONS
•Kayak Wine Tours ($75 + tax)
•Winery Tours (Various Options)

Casa Grande Inn, is Penticton’s Only B&B located across from Okanagan Beach and LocoLanding, and we have just reduced our rates for the Challenge event as we still have only a few rooms still available! Call 250-276-3030 to reserve now! We offer indoor bike lock up, rags and air for working on your bikes, free breakfast, even at 4am the day of the race, and free wifi! Plus we are within walking distance of everything!

Be a part of history, with the 1st annual Challenge Penticton
Call 250-276-3030 to reserve now!

For more information on Challenge Penticton: http://www.challenge-penticton.com/about-penticton/

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Motley Crue! Home Sweet Home!

Make Casa Grande Inn your HOME SWEET HOME for the Motley Crue Concert coming April 20th to the SOEC!
Casa Grande Inn is the only B&B on Lakeshore drive across from Okanagan Beach! Plus we are walking distance from this event!
To celebrate this classic concert announcement we have composed this rockin concert special.

Stay 2 nights at Casa and save $10 off per night before taxes, plus get a complimentary bottle of wine at check in.
You must book this special by phone, it cannot be booked on line. Plus you need to show us your concert ticket upon check in. Valid dates are April 19 & 20 or April 20 & 21 2013.

Your stay at Casa Grande Inn also includes a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, plus free wifi!

Penticton is a great place to visit. We have an abundance of hiking and biking trails, many unique shops and restaurants, or take a wine tour. We are surrounded by over 100 wineries!

Call to reserve today 250-276-3030

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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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June fun in the Okanagan Sun!

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June has arrived, and with it comes so many exciting events likes weddings, reunions, anniversaries, concerts, festivals and much much more. At Casa Grande Inn, we love weddings! The rose garden across the street hosts many weddings over the summer, and of course it’s a spectacular place to have your wedding photos taken. We often sit on our patio and admire all the beautiful brides and the wedding parties as they carry on with their special day. Our location makes Casa Grande Inn the perfect place to stay for weddings. We have a very private room called the Siesta Room that is perfect for the bride and groom as it is outside of the main Bed and Breakfast. Then we have 5 other rooms available for members of the wedding party, family and friends. We have a few very large patios where all the guests can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and mingle. If the weather isn’t nice our common living room is another great place to visit. Plus the Historic SS Sicamous is also right across the street, and it also hosts many events, fundraisers and weddings.

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June is also the month when we start to see more and more classics on the road. Penticton is full of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. They are so gorgeous! We love to sit on the front lakeview patio and watch all the vehicles cruise by. Especially when the classics are out, which is almost every day! Besides the weather, another reason classics are so popular in Penticton is because of a fantastic classic car festival called the Peach City Beach Cruise. It’s June 22 – 24 this year, and falls on the same weekend as the Penticton Elvis Festival! This weekend will be rocking with live music, Elvis tribute artists, and cool classics. This year’s headliner at the Penticton Elvis Fest is Gino Monopoli. He is an amazing Elvis Tribute Artist, make sure you get tickets to see his Saturday night show at the PTCC (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre) He has stayed at Casa Grande Inn many times, and we have unofficially renamed the Hideaway after him! (at his request)

wine tours
June is also the perfect month to go on a wine tour. The botteling is done and the new releases are out. Many wines are limited production, and sell out early summer. So by wine touring now, you have an opportunity to sample and purchase many of these sell outs, before they sell out.

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Like to bike ride? Bring your bike on vacation to Casa Grande Inn. We offer bike lock up on the garage, so you don’t have to keep it on your vehicle! You can even go on bike ride wine tours! We are located so close to so many fantastic trails, and some of these trails are located along side a few wineries.

If you like live music the Dream Cafe and Voodoos Lounge often have live entertainment in the evenings. And for a complete list of events happening in this area this month, visit www.pentictontourism.com/events

We look forward to seeing you at Casa Grande Inn, Penticton’s only B&B across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore drive! 250-276-3030 for reservations.

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September weekday special! 9/18 – 29

Travel during the week to Penticton BC and save money at Casa Grande Inn!   Avoid the hustle and bustle of the weekend, and travel mid week and SAVE!!!   Right now stay 2 nights Sunday – Thursday and save $15. off each night stay.  Book for 3 + nights and save $20 off each night stay!  (before taxes)  Sorry this special does not include Friday or Saturday night stays.  

Valid September 18 - 29, 2011

Tour a winery, discover a hiking path, bike a hidden trail, Climb the skaha bluffs, stop at a fruit stand, check out the art gallery or the museums!  Just some of the fun things happening midweek in Penticton!

Yes we are Pet Friendly and Yes are are fluent in French and English!

Call 250-276-3030 for reservations!

www.casagrandeinn.ca   Penticton’s ONLY Bed and Breakfast across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore Drive in Penticton BC!

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