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“White elephant” 1 of 5 stars
Review of South Okanagan Events Centre

South Okanagan Events Centre
853 Eckhardt Ave. West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 9C4, Canada
+1 250-490-2460
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Owner description: The South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) opened in September 2008. Owned by the City of Penticton, the state of the art arena is managed by Global Spectrum Facility Management. The Okanagan's premier sports and entertainment venue, the SOEC brings world-class concerts and events to Penticton. Over the years, we've played host to world class events including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Motley Crue, Brad Paisley, and many more! We're also home to the Penticton Vees Junior 'A' Hockey team of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and the prestigious Okanagan Hockey School. Part of a larger complex, the SOEC connects to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre adding to our hosting ability. The 5,000 seat arena features a retractable seating system. This unique, patented design reduces the conversion time between hockey and basketball floor configurations. The result is great sight lines for all sports fans!
Penticton, Canada
2 reviews
“White elephant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This venue is terrible. The sound levels are all provided by people who are already hearing impared. I hope visitors well check it ou otherwise we taxpayers will be paying in the next millenium. Also the management company rules imperiously and appears to consider itself beyond any question let alone reproach. Keep vilence out of the home, leave it for SOEC

Visited August 2013
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Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place for Concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great sound and comfortable seats in this 450 seating facility. There's lots of free parking and quick access to Hwy#97.

Visited February 2014
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Penticton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Having attended several events there I think it is a beautiful facility.
The only problem the last time we were there is the music is to loud and for the Loretta Lynn Concert it was so unbearable we walked out.
Great venues.

Visited October 2013
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Kipling Station, Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We injoyed the hockey games and the swimming pool was great meet some very nice people at the hockey games pentiction vees were fun to watch.

Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“excellent symphony show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The venue was suited for the excellent Viennese Symphony program we attended.
The centre appears to be available for a wide variety of ages and activities.

Visited January 2014
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