Penticton RCMP issuing warning to students about annual Sunrise Party
RCMP, along with the RDOS and School District 67, are hoping to discourage students from attending an annual tradition for returning students.
Each year, some students attend unsanctioned “Sunrise” parties, which mark the start of another school year. High school students from multiple schools find a remote location near a wooded area, and in many cases, starting a fire is a main component. Often the location of choice include remote regions of Carmi Road in Penticton, and the areas past Faulder, near Summerland. These remote areas are often out of cell phone service.
“With this year being particularly dry, and posing an extreme fire risk, we’re hoping to educate students who may want to partake in these kinds of events, to be aware of the dangers”, say’s Cst. James Grandy. “Parents and guardians should be aware these are unsanctioned events. Students could face large fines should they disregard these risks”.