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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.

Hospitality Suite

Friday, December 1, 2017

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

Hospitality Suite

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

Hospitality Suite

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Farewell breakfast



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 Shuttle

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