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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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Revved up and ready to swap! 4/20/13

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Below is a press release by the South Okanagan Events Centre. If you love classic cars, motorcycles or antiques then this is one event you don’t want to miss.
On a side note, Casa Grande Inn is walking distance from this event, and we have one room available by calling 250-276-3030

REVVED UP AND SWAP MEET READY!
(SOEC press release)

The South Okanagan Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada (VCCC) is holding their 23rd Annual Automotive, Motorcycle and Antique Swap Meet on Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For the fifth consecutive year, vendors from all over the province will fill the parking spaces surrounding the South Okanagan Events Centre.

“There’s something for everyone, and everyone’s welcome at the 23rd annual swap meet. It’s great family fun. Last year, we had over 1,700 shoppers,” notes Ron Garay, Swap Meet Registration Coordinator and Past President of the Vintage Car Club of Canada. “It’s a surprise. You never know what you will see and what might be for sale.”

This year, 100 vendors will be featured outside with an additional 50 vendors located inside the Penticton Curling Club. Merchandise will include: vintage vehicles, motorcycles, manuals, custom and muscle car parts. Antiques and memorabilia, such as glassware, brand specific glassware, antique auto license plates, toys, badges, old stock glass car lenses and tail lights will also be for sale. Speaking from experience, Garay suggests “if you see something you like, buy it. Don’t hesitate because, before you know it, it will be gone.”

Admission to the swap meet is $2. To encourage family participation, children 12 and under are free. A concession will be on-site serving breakfast and lunch.

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Don’t forget about Valentine’s Day!

This Valentine’s Day get away from it all with a getaway to Casa Grande Inn, Penticton’s only B&B across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore Drive.
Our rooms are warm and cozy. All guests can mingle in the common area by the fireplace, and our in-floor heat on the main level is a blessing on cold toes!
This Valentines day, treat your sweetie to our winter wine tour special. The wine tour is with Grape Friends and they make wine touring fun!
Can’t make it out for Valentine’s day, then ask for a gift certificate to give on that special day, it can be used until March 30th! And we can mail or email it to you! Just order by phone and prepay with your credit card…it’s that easy! Call us today 250-276-3030, your Valentine will LOVE it!

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So Much Fun in October!

Get Ready, October in Penticton is Going to be waaaaaaay too much fun!

Back by Popular Demand…We have held over our 2 day Wine Tour Getaway Package. It includes a discounted 2 night stay at Casa Grande Inn, Penticton’s ONLY Bed and Breakfast across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore Drive. A Free bottle of wine upon check in. Free Breakfast each morning. Plus a discounted wine tour for 2 people!

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You can book this popular getaway package in alliance with other fun events like Octoberfest (there are a few around town) or The Comedy Festival on October 20th, Halloween or during one of the many great musical concerts at the Dream Cafe or Voodoo’s Lounge or at some of the wineries. There are no black out dates, it’s just subject to availability at the B&B and at the wine tour company. But notice – this special ends October 31st, 2012!

Casa Grande Inn is Polka distance from the PTCC Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. So if you are coming for Oktoberfest at the PTCC we are the perfect place to stay. Don’t worry. If you can’t stay for 2 nights, we have a great one night special taking place for those of you going to the Beer event of the Season…Oktoberfest Oct 27 at the PTCC…But we have to see your ticket to apply the discount!

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And all bookings must be made over the phone or on site. This special does not apply to on line bookings! Give us a call to reserve today 250-276-3030

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Cesar Millan In Penticton Nov 8.

It’s True! Internationally renowned dog behaviour expert, author and star of the hit TV show “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” is coming to Penticton with a Brand new Seminar on November 8, 2012

This is one show that ALL DOG LOVERS should see! For details, please visit the website…http://cesarmillanlive.com/

If you are coming from out of town to see this show, Casa Grande Inn invites you to stay with us on November 8, 2012. Show us your ticket and save $10 off your night stay before taxes!
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Come for 2 nights and book our Winter Wine Tour Getaway package. It will include a wine tour for 2, plus 2 nights stay, and a tasty breakfast in the morning! Please call for details! 250-276-3030

Casa Grande Inn is Penticton’s only B&B on Lakeshore Drive, across from okanagan beach. We are also walking distance from the SOEC (South Okanagan Events Centre)

The Save $10 when you show your ticket…or Winter Wine Tour Getaway package is only available when booking by phone or in house. So make sure to call ahead and book today 250-276-3030

PS: Our Resident pooch Happy, would LOVE to meet you! Yes, we love dogs too!

aug 2012

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Wine Tour Special!!! 9/19 – 10/7, 2012

Tis the Season to Wine Tour!
Now through the end of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, Casa Grande Inn has partnered up with 2 fantastic wine tour companies, to offer you a wonderful wine tour getaway special!

Today through to October 7th 2012 only, Book 2 nights at Casa Grande Inn, where we offer free wifi, free breakfast, and with this special only, a free bottle of wine upon check in…Plus enjoy a wine tour for 2 people from only $310 + tax! (please add $20 for the Siesta room)

This offer is only bookable by phone, or in house. It is not available on line. So don’t miss out. Call and Book your wine tour getaway to Casa Grande Inn, Penticton 250-276-3030!

If you are coming for the fall wine festival be sure to book early and get your tickets to any of the events in advance, as many sell out early!

There are no black out dates…But it is valid for stays from now through October 7, 2012 only! And subject to availablility!

Fall Wine Tour

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Photos of Casa Grande Inn

beach out front of casaThere are many photos of Casa Grande Inn.  Become our friend on facebook, and find photos on our Friend page, and our Group page.   www.facebook.com

We also have a flickr account!  Find and share pics, just click on the flickr link below!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/casagrandeinn/sets/72157623259590825/

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Twitter!!!! Facebook!!!

We are on twitter and facebook.
On Twitter look us up as: CasaGrandeInn
On Facebook, search friends for Casa grande, or join our group page “Casa Grande Inn ~ B&B on the Beach”

You’ll find great specials and events posted often. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter today!

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