Head to the Heat this Summer at Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

Sonya Hwang, Ki Communications
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SOYOOS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June XX, 2012 - A summer spent in the South Okanagan is one blessed with sunshine, surrounded by amazing produce from the vineyards, orchards, and farms. From the desert, to the water, to the fields, and the mountains, this is a stunning place the whole family will enjoy. Head out fishing on Canada's warmest waters, play golf in the summer sun, explore over 120 wineries, pick your own organic fruit, or simply relax along the water's edge as the sun dips behind the mountains.

The Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos is offering a collection of new packages and experiences this summer to tempt vacationers for some fun in the sun:

Growing Green: Young Organic Farmers Camps

Weeklong Organic Farmers camps at Covert Farms involve hands on activities aimed at educating children on the principles, practices, and procedures in growing chemical-free food. Kids aged 7-14 years will be planting and seeding, whilst learning about good and bad bugs, and getting to taste the fruit of their labors - literally. Throw in a few pool parties, photography classes, hikes, and a corn maze and you have a week of farming fun. The camps run Monday to Friday, 9 - 4pm, and the cost is $190 plus tax. Camps are bookable through Watermark Beach Resort, a great base for the adults to play whilst the kids earn their keep. Young Farmers 1: July 16 - 20, 2012 and August 20 - 24, 2012, and Young Farmers 2: July 23 - 27, 2012, and August 13 - 17, 2012.

Hyper-local: 1.6-Mile Dinner at Orofino featuring Joy Road Catering, July 28

This unique event celebrates the beauty of the Similkameen Valley in all her forms. The evening of July 28, 2012 will consist of a five-course meal using only the best foods provided by artisan producers from within a 1.6-mile radius of the award-winning Orofino Winery in Cawston. Served amongst the vines, Chefs Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart, owners of the highly regarded Joy Road Catering Company, will expertly craft each course. Delectable surprises, unique produce and world-class flavours will be paired with Orofino's finest wines. Tickets for the event are priced at $140. Accommodation at the Watermark Beach Resort is available starting at $209 per person. For more information, visit www.orofinovineyards.com or www.joyroadcatering.com

The Ultimate Ladies Golf Getaway

Watermark Beach Resort have partnered with the Desert Golf Academy to put together an impressive value-priced golfing package for ladies looking to improve their game this summer. Guests are invited to 4-hours of instruction before heading out for 9 holes of on-course teaching and competing in a 9-hole Scramble Tournament. All green fees and a golf cart are included. The package also consists of a 2-night stay at the Watermark Beach Resort with breakfast, lunches, and welcome cocktail. Prices start at $499 per person, with a four-person minimum, and are available on select weekends in July & September.

Organic Delivery at your Service

Some see grocery shopping as a domestic chore, however at Covert Farms, set in 600 acres at the foot of McIntyre Bluff, it is certainly not the case. Guests at Watermark Beach Resort can get their seasonal organic bounty delivered right to their suite for their arrival, or head there themselves to pick their own. Children love the play area, gardens and vegetable patches, and for the adults within the country market wine lovers will find organically-grown wine and delectable menu featuring the farm's bounty. To organize your own organic delivery, simply mention it upon booking at the Watermark Beach Resort or reserve online when you make your reservation.

The Vino & Vinyasa Retreat

Running this September 14-16, 2012, the Watermark Beach Resort will be hosting a yoga retreat with a difference. The luxury 3-day and 2-night package includes all breakfasts, dinners, a winery lunch and tour, and three yoga detox classes with Laura Martini, a yoga alliance approved instructor. Prices start at $499 per person, plus tax. For more information or reservations, email laura@martiniyoga.ca or call 250-859-8724. Visit www.martiniyoga.ca. for more details.

Located 396 kilometres (246 miles) from Vancouver or 457 kilometers (284 miles) from Seattle and accessible via either Kelowna International Airport or Penticton Airport, Osoyoos boasts Canada's driest climate with the lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the country. Getaway, runaway, escape to Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos and discover all the region has to offer, from world-class wineries to breath-taking championship golf courses.  Immerse yourself in spectacular amenities that will quench your thirst for healthy self-indulgence. Watermark Beach Resort defines luxury in the South Okanagan, featuring extraordinary suites with gourmet kitchens, an award-winning Wine Bar, swimming pool, hot tubs, waterslide, on-site spa and yoga/ Pilates studio, kids club and more!  All nestled against the shores of Canada's warmest lake. 

For more information or for reservations, call the Watermark Beach Resort at 1.888.755.3480, or visit www.watermarkbeachresort.com or email reservations@watermarkbeachresort.com

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