Kelowna remembers hosting International Children’s Winter Games

Five year's ago the city hosted the world. On Wednesday, it will celebrate that event with a party in Stuart Park.

Five years ago, Kelowna hosted the International Children’s Winter Games.

On Wednesday, the city will take a look back with a celebration planned for Stuart Park downtown.

The event, scheduled for for 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., will feature a parade of athletes and coaches, a homecoming for the Kelowna team that represented the city at the 2016 Children’s Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria earlier this month and an introduction of the local team that will participate at the upcoming  summer games in New Taipei City this summer.

Kelowna hosted the winter games from January to 26 to 31, 2011 and over the years has sent 240 young athletes to 9 different International Children’s Games—both winter and summer—around the world.