Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program
* Nov.30 – Dec. 3, 2017 *
Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton, B.C.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Early arrivals have some options for activities, including:
Self Booked Wine Tour with Dino from Grape Escapes
Tours of following regions available;
West Kelowna, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Similkameen
List of recommended restaurants will be provided in your welcome package.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Alumni free time for morning:
Self guided walking tour to the SS Sicamous, British Columbia’s oldest surviving stern wheeler.
Short Wine Tour (Naramata only due to time restriction)
Registration open all morning in hallway near banquet rooms.
Opening Lunch at Lakeside Resort
Shuttle to Apex Mountain Resort for Winter Activities followed by a Young Brewers and Cider Makers Dinner at the Gunbarrel Bistro which will be followed by a live band and drinks in the pub.
Friday, December 1, 2017
2018 Manitoba National Event Presentation & Annual General Meeting
Honouree Power Point presentations
Forum: Maverick Mentality by Kevin Stewart
W.R. Motherwell Award and OYF Memorial Scholarship presentations
Gala Awards Banquet
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Ride on the majestic Kettle Valley Steam Railway alternating with a tour of PARC; the Pacific Agricultural and Research Centre
Tour of Vincor; Jackson Triggs and Inniskillin Okanagan
Tour and Lunch at BC Tree Fruits
Alumni Farm Visits; Covert Farms(2010), Klipper’s Organics (2011) and Harker’s Organics (2013)
Dinner at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos partnered with the Junior Chef’s of the Okanagan Chef’s Association and Young Winemakers
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Hotel Room Rates:
Please call 1-800-663-9400 before September 28th to make your reservation
Room Type Bed Type Nightly Rate
City View 2 Queens $110
Beach View 2 Queens $115
Lake View 2 Queens $120
City View Suite 1 King $159
Lake View Suite 1 King $169
Airport Transportation from the Penticton Airport will be provided by the Hosting Committee free of charge.
If you choose to fly into the Kelowna Airport, you can book a shuttle at your own expense by booking with Let’s Go Transportation with a couples rate of $126/couple down to $36/person if 5 or more people book, please call 1-844-877-0101 to make a reservation. Alternatively, there are also multiple car rental companies at the Kelowna Airport.
Stay tuned for Farm Management Canada ‘s live webcast of the 2017 OYF National Event