A World of Wheels in Peachland this Sunday

It’s the one day (almost) every year when Peachland’s population can double – and after a two year absence, World of Wheels organizers have a feeling this Sunday’s event is going to be a great one.

I met the committee – including a few new members – on a windy Wednesday evening:

“We’re really looking forward to a great event and hopefully, great weather,” said World of Wheels president Pam Cunningham (during a quick break in a recent council meeting).

As I type this, Sunday’s weather calls for a high of 21C – and thankfully (hopefully!) not the 80% chance of rain we’re expecting Saturday.

At least 500 classic / unusual cars are expected to be parked downtown for the show, starting at 7 a.m. Here’s what you need to know for Sunday:

  • The show is open to the public from 11am-4pm. It’s best to park at the IGA parking lot – or the property beside Peachland Elementary, where the Hub community group will be charging $5. There’s a free shuttle bus that will run between the IGA and downtown, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the bus! If you need to park downtown, it’s first come, first serve along Beach Ave, north of 8 St. Beach Ave will be closed to all vehicle traffic between 1 and 8 St. There’s wheelchair-accessible parking at the community centre.
  • T-shirts! It’s a World of Wheels tradition. Find yours at Cousins Park or in front of Johnston Meier downtown.
  • There will be live entertainment, a beer garden, vendors, and volunteers from local groups! The Okanagan Folk School will have live demonstrations, and I’ve heard from the Rotary as well as the 50+ Centre. They’ll be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 – 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. Cash only, please!

Written by Kristen Friesen

May 20, 2022

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