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The Okanagan Valley is a treasured destination for get-away seekers in Canada. Sprawling across the mountainous southern interior of British Columbia, from Vernon to Osoyoos, it boasts 176 kilometres of enjoyable attractions––from the relaxing to the adventurous. It is renowned for its clear water, scenic mountains, vineyards, fruit orchards, sandy beaches and variety of outdoor activities. The autumn harvest of apples, pears, plums and grapes abound around Feast-time. Popular activities throughout the valley include nature walks, hiking, biking, golfing, boating, winery tours, zip lines, amusement parks, go carting and shopping in the many charming communities.
Once again the primary feast site is Osoyoos, located at the very southern end of the valley, just on the Canadian side of the US border. Due to potential COVID-19 issues, we are planning with the contingency that we may need to spread out as we did last year, where brethren assemble together at other locales to view the webcast from Osoyoos. These additional locations, such as Penticton and Kelowna, will also offer equal opportunities for fellowship and activity. So if COVID-19 restrictions are imposed, please be advised that some may be relocated to another Okanagan Valley location. Further information will be posted as needed.
For now we are planning only one venue, the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, where you can enjoy scenic and comfortable accommodations on-site where services are held. The facility and meeting space are both handicap accessible.
From the Watermark, one can either walk out onto the beachfront or into Osoyoos town centre. Food is conveniently obtained at neighbouring 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.
The opening night service will be a Coming Together occasion to set the feast in motion with song, announcements, a festive welcome message from the coordinator, followed by a social hour to meet and greet your brethren and enjoy some snacks and refreshments. Attire will be smart casual.
Service and activity information will be posted as the details become finalized.