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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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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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May 2012

April FLowers It’s spring time in sunny Penticton BC!
The flowers are blooming, the wineries are opening, and people are getting out and about, hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, and more.
If you are travelling to Penticton, book your stay at Casa Grande Inn. We are located in the heart of all the action. Guests can lock their bikes up in our garage. It’s a very handy feature! Plus after their ride, they can enjoy 10 % off a service at Rouge Beauty Lounge located right below Casa in the same building!

Doc
Casa Grande Inn is also Pet Friendly. In this picture you see Doc one of our 4 legged guests lounging in the living room. He was a very sweet pooch! It is very convenient to be located right across the the rose garden and a park. The dogs love it there, plus right through the rose garden is access to the Penticton River Channel where thousands of people on floaties can be seen relaxing all summer long, but there is also a walking trail for you and your dog that goes all the way from Okanagan Beach to Skaha Beach! Half way down stop at the Houndog’s Reztaurant and say Hi to Relvis, an Elvis Tribute Artist who will most likely be belting out Elvis tunes to the happy floaters and passer byers…It’s a great place to stop for a quick snack too!

wine specl june9
This Wine tour special at Casa Grande Inn is on now through June 9th. So whatever the event is that you are coming for, this is a fantastic special to book. Read more about it on the previous blog post! Also happening in May in Penticton and area
May 4 – 6 BC Interior RV Show
May 5 the Main Street Downtown Farmers market is on every Saturday
May 6 the SPCA Flea Market is on Main street by Carmi every Sunday
May 3 – 13 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival
May 12 BB King at the SOEC
May 17 – 21 The Meadowlark Nature Festival
May 20 George Thorogood at the SOEC
May 26 The Boom Booms at Tinhorn creek
Plus many many more live performances at Voodoo’s, the Dream Cafe and many more venues! Seriously! There is so much to do, and every day there seems to be another winery opening up! So book our Wine tour special and discover what make the Okanagan Valley Canada’s finest wine region!

wine
PS: Casa Grande Inn is the ONLY Bed and Breakfast across from Okanagan Beach on Lakeshore Drive. All of our specials are available by calling 250-276-3030 (not by booking on line) If you are celebrating a special occasion, a birthday, anniversary or getting married…Chat with Elise the Innkeeper when booking. She will make sure you have the best possible stay, and book a room that suits your needs. We have 6 very different rooms, and she will make sure you are booked in to the one that’s right for you. Oh, did I mention that she is Fluent in French and English?
Call and book your stay at Casa Grande Inn Today 250-276-3030
Yes we are also on Facebook, Twitter @Casagrandeinn, Linked in, Google+ and Foursquare!
Cheers!

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