Monday, 7 May 2012

Welcome to Quilt BC 2013

Ogopogo is waiting to meet you!

Distinguished as a world class destination, Penticton is an ideal location to create memories. Located on a gentle rolling plain between the clear waters of Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake, Penticton boasts over 3.5 km (2 miles) of sandy public beaches and access to a variety of year round recreation and sport opportunities. Okanagan Lake is one of British Columbia's best known and largest warm water lakes. The lake is over 120 km long and connects the three major urban centres of Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Okanagan Lake has also gained an international reputation as the home of the famous lake monster 'Ogopogo'. Skaha Lake, located at Penticton's south end, is over 24 km long and also offers warm waters to enjoy.

Penticton is a unique and popular conference site offering a multitude of activities and cultural attractions.

Set in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Penticton offers unparallelled mountain valley scenery, with all the amenities national association members expect from a conference destination. In addition, Canadian Geographic has reported Penticton as one of Canada’s driest, sunniest and mildest cities. Average daytime temperatures in mid-May range between 20-24 Celsius, 68-76 Fahrenheit.

penticton wine country

Just before the start of our conference, the Spring Wine Festival for 2013 will be on from May 6-13, with special events happening everywhere. Encourage your friends and relatives to come along. Take a side trip on your own and enjoy the breathtaking views in the valley. Tour the famous Summerland Research Centre Gardens, enjoy a spa day or the Mascot Gold Mine Tour and the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Don’t forget the Desert Centre and Heritage Grist Mill Tour. But there is more to enjoy by bringing your golf clubs to enjoy the beautiful and plentiful golf courses in the area.

The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre is situated just two blocks from the spectacular sandy beaches of Lake Okanagan.  Penticton prides itself on its hospitality, and service to all of those in attendance.

Most quilters love food and the Ovations Food Services specializes in using local produce to create unique culinary options that easily pair with the vast selection of internationally acclaimed wines available in the area. Our final banquet will be delightful with very special entertainment.

Some additional features:
The facility has a wide array of temporary power configurations to accommodate a full matrix of solutions for all our conference needs.

Eight additional meeting rooms and our Executive boardroom are all located on the same level.

600 complimentary parking spaces.

Wireless high speed Internet available throughout the facility.

Convenient loading docks with drive-in ability for our Merchant Mall in Ballroom II.

LCD video displays for conference information and directional signage.

What more could we ask for in this beautiful and comfortable setting. All events will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for easy access.
Hotel rooms will be reserved for your reservations at the Coast Hotel and Sandman Inn which provide a very short walk to the Centre. Come early or stay later to enjoy all the events available in the area.

Watch for further announcements and online registration to reserve your space.