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Osoyoos, British Columbia
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. The first service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Daily services during the Feast will be at 10:30 a.m.)