Great Osoyoos Day of Adventure

On behalf of the Osoyoos Museum I would like to share with you some details about the Museum’s upcoming Great Osoyoos Day of Adventure which will be taking place on Sunday, June 10th. I’ve attached a couple of promotional posters, and here is a bit more information:

This event was held for the first time last summer, and was enjoyed by all who took part. This year’s event will be structured in a similar manner, but with a different route and many more high-quality prizes.

Osoyoos Home Hardware is again presenting three shopping sprees worth $350, $250 and $150 to the top three winners, plus there will be a valuable prize for the winners of the Scavenger Hunt. In addition there will be a table-full of door prizes donated by various local merchants. Oh yes, there will also be a fifty-fifty draw!

Leading up to the event, Museum volunteers will be selling two-dollar raffle tickets, with prizes of a Weber barbecue from Home Hardware, gift certificates for OK Tire service, and a gift certificate from Adega Winery. A limited number  of tickets are being sold, so your odds of winning are very good! The draw will be held at the Day of Adventure, but you need not be present to win.

At the event there will be live entertainmenta beer and wine garden hosted by Adega, and a meal of hamburgers, smokies and salads, catered by Troy’s Restaurant. Buy Low is providing dessert and non-alcoholic drinks.

Remember, you must pre-register due to the limited number of spots available, and you will be assigned a departure time which should ensure you don’t have others following you too closely.

The event is not a race, so you and your team can take your time, and even have a sip when you pause at the Adega Winery, which is one of the stops along the route.

This event is being prepared as a fund-raiser for our Museum, which is getting ready for the January 2020 move to its new location.

To register your team, contact Kara at the museum at or at 250-495-2582.

Hope to see you there!

Roger Taylor

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FireSmart Home Ignition Zone

This first video walks us through the FireSmart Home Ignition Zone and talks about the importance of working with our neighbours.
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Yard Refuse Disposal  Sat. May 26 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 

Yard Refuse Disposal  2018 – OMEI Wapiti Pit 

The Wapiti pit will be open this Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The site will be used to dispose of yard materials to Aid in FireSmarting your property. Examples of materials accepted are:

  • Grass, leaves, needles etc.
  • Brush, branches etc.

Please Note:

  • Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
  • NO construction debris is to be brought in.
  • Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.

A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The site is located in Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Bear activity in area

Just a heads up. We are in Bullmoose Court and had an early morning (3 am) bear visit. He/she got the BBQ and sent it down the hill after licking out the tray. Our mistake. But the more disturbing thing was she clawed through two layers of heavy plastic on the greenhouse. This is a first (three years, no issue) and there is absolutely nothing in there to attract her, as is evident by the fact that she only made a hole big enough to get her nose into. She is too curious.
Jill Penfound
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Found Set of Keys

Picked up my mail on Chapman Road and found lying on the ground a key chain with three sets of keys.

Describe keychain and its yours.

Can contact Margo Or Randy


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Message to attendees of Intro To Birding Talk and Nature Walk

A Message from Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship:

Hello everyone,

At the Beginner Birding event in April. there were a handful of participants who did not get a Intro to Birding summary sheet. If you didn’t get a summary sheet, click on the Google link below and you will be able to download it and/or print it off.

Thanks again for coming to the workshop!

Valerie Blow
Stewardship Technician

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Open burning is now restricted on Anarchist Mountain

KAMLOOPS – Effective at noon on May 15, 2018, the size of open fires will be restricted at elevations below 1,200 meters throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.

Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 burns in those areas must extinguish their fires by the deadline. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2018, or until further notice.

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Community Cleanup Big Success AGAIN!

On Saturday, we asked residents to come out and help tidy up the grounds of the Summit Centre for 90 minutes. AS usual, we were blown away by the wonde3rful community spirit with about 20 folks showing up with wheelbarrows, rakes, weed whackers, rakes and most importantly with their smiles and good natured laughter.  What a wonderful sight to see our community digging in and getting our little community hall all tidy and ready for the months ahead.   We had a few newcomers join in…and I apologize if I didn’t get your names or didn’t get them recorded properly.   I was having too much fun whacking weeds!

Mark McKenney, AMCS President

 Joining in were: (If we missed you – our apologies)

  • Bernie & Eileen Langlois
  • Jim Gray
  • Sam (sorry probably got your name wrong)
  • Ken & Jamie Wright
  • Urs Grob
  • Alex Giovanelli
  • Bryan Judd
  • Denis & Debra Thomson
  • Stefan Beckman
  • Mark & Ashley (Sasquatch) (Sorry don’t know your last names)
  • Florian Landry
  • Chuck & Gayle Harrison’
  • Mark McKenney
  • Jamie Soule
  • Rudy Reimer


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An evening of the Blues – Sat. June 2, 2018

Poster James

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REMINDER: Canada Day Float Meeting Tues May 15 at 7:00 PM

                                           NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANT AWARD

Hello Neighbours

Further to the February 27, 2018 post on our community website, we applied for a grant offered through the South Okanagan Similkameen Community Foundation. Criteria included connecting and engaging neighbourhood residents. The application was for a float in Osoyoos’ Canada Day parade July 1, 2018.

We have just been notified that our application for $500 was approved; so we now have an opportunity to create a float and have some fun to show the spirit of the mountain in town.

There are many ways that residents can be involved at various times over the next while, such as developing a theme, helping with set creation, ordering signs/ banners, decorating, building skills, loan of appropriate equipment (flat bed trailer, truck to pull the float), general assistance, costume ideas, or participating in the parade. The parade is always fun.

We invite to you, or your spouse or a friend, to participate in any part of this community activity either before and/or during the event. We want to get together and have a chat about how we make this idea come to life.

Please join us at the Summit Centre on Tues May 15 at 7:00 PM for a 45 minute meeting. If you are not available at that time yet would like to share comments, please contact one of the following:

Candy Anders                                                           Mark McKenney

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