Contact Wayne Ward
Osoyoos, British Columbia
A few spaces remain in the satellite site of Kelowna. To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Update: August 10, 2020—British Columbia Health Services has issued a Mass-Gatherings restriction of 50 persons per event. So this year we have no choice but reset Osoyoos Lake as a regional feast site. It is now only available to BC residents. We are very saddened to have to do this. But it is in the effort to submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. (1 Peter 2:13 1 Peter 2:13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
American King James Version×)
We may be setting up a satellite site or two in other BC communities to make more spots available. This would be primarily to ensure all BC residents can attend. Once all BC residents have registered, some non-BC residents would be allowed to do so, but preference would be given to those already with assignments, and in the order they appeared on the current registry. For us to comply with the spirit of the BC government order we must make every effort to ensure intermixing does not happen outside of the 50 registered to the site.
To our American friends, you should be aware that the border is currently closed to non-essential entry and it is highly unlikely it will reopen by feast time. There is talk it may remain closed until early next year. We are very sorry we will not get to rejoice and fellowship with you this year. We hope you will consider us again next year. Thank you for understanding. God be with you all. And please stay safe.
Beautiful Osoyoos Lake spans the Canadian-U.S. border south of Penticton and north of Spokane providing a family Feast setting for British Columbia again this year. Nestled in southern Okanagan Valley, it is renowned for its clear water, surrounding mountains, vineyards, fruit orchards, sandy beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
The autumn harvest of apples, pears, plums and grapes abound around Feast-time. Hiking, golfing, boating, winery tours and shopping are popular activities here. Nearby trails offer walking, biking, and hiking through panoramic views along Osoyoos Lake and up to Chopaka Lookout and Mount Cobau. Families will enjoy the indoor Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad where 45 miniature trains pass along 2 kilometers of miniature track amidst dioramas that feature 18,000 hand-painted figurines of people, places and animals. Nearby, you can walk nearly across Osoyoos Lake at Sẁiẁs (Haynes Point) Provincial Park.
Church socials will be held at the Feast venue and will include a Church dinner and dance, a catered senior’s luncheon, and separate meet-and-greets for singles, young adults and teens. Group volleyball, bocce ball, cricket and disc golf equipment are complimentary from the front desk for beachside use. Watermark also offers rentable kayaks, SUPs and boat slippage. Sail boats, ski boats, jet skis, pontoon boats and boat charters are available through nearby vendors.
The Feast venue is the Watermark Beach Resort, located right on the lake in the town of Osoyoos. The facility and meeting space are both handicap accessible. Services are held in the conference center located on the 1st floor. The conference center’s exterior entrance is on Main Street at the junction of 74 Avenue.
From the Watermark, one can either walk out onto the beachfront or into Osoyoos town center. Food is conveniently obtained at neighboring markets, eateries and shops—all within easy walking distance. Restaurants in Osoyoos include Canadian, American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, French and Mexican cuisine. Food options also include pizza shops, pubs, fast-food and restaurants at wineries and resorts.
There will be no opening night service. There will be only one service on each of the Holy Days at 1PM. Daily services will be at 10:30AM.