Penticton’s Christopher Blaine rocks the park Saturday during the 16th annual Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival. Blaine was competing in the non-professional category where he previously finished second. Mark Brett/Western News

All shook up at Elvis Festival

Corny Rempel big winner at the Penticton Elvis Festival

Corny Rempel (Steinbach, Man.) was the big winner on the weekend capturing first place in the professional category at the Penticton Elvis Festival and the People’s Choice Award.

Second place in the professional category went to Mark Stevenz (Vancouver) and third was Roger Anderson (Bonney Lake, Wash.).

With his first-place finish, Rempel will move on to the Ultimate Elvis competition in August, which is in held in Memphis.

Princeton’s Darrell Douglas came second in the non-professional category. He was beat by Paul Rodriguez (Renton, Wash.). Coming in third was Rob Schwertley (Seattle, Wash.).

 

Jaedyn Pilon, 15, of Edmonton Alta. does the Elvis on stage at Okanagan Lake Park Saturday at the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival. Mark Brett/Western News

Local Elvis tribute artist Ralph "Relvis" Ramsay gives a keepsake to an aadoring fan during his Friday performance. Mark Brett/Western News

Elvis tribute artist Danny Vernon of Washington State performed on the opening day of this year’s festival. He was the winner of the first Penticton Elvis Festival and one of the headliner acts this time around. Mark Brett/Western News

Crowd favourite Corney Rempel, of Steinbach, Man., bows to the admiration of his many fans on stage at Okanagan Lake Park. He was the winner of this year’s professional category. Mark Brett/Western News

Lou Harris of Vancouver Island (left) gets an autograph from professional division contestant Mark Stevenz, who now lives in Mexico, during the first day of competition at the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival at Okanagan Lake Park. Local Elvis tribute artist Ralph “Relvis” Ramsay (right) gives a keepsake to an adoring fan during his Friday performance. Mark Brett/Western News

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