The 88th Annual BC Cattlemen's Association Annual General Meeting will be hosted by the Kettle River Stockmen's Association at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre in Penticton, BC
The Kettle River Stockmen's Association is proud to host the 88th Annual General Meeting in Penticton. Our association covers beautiful mountainous terrain from the Sidley Mountain area in the west to the valleys through Greenwood in the east and Beaverdell in the north and includes Rock Creek, Bridesville, Westbridge and Midway. Our group is made up of small to medium-sized ranches mainly focusing on cow-calf and yearling operations with a healthy mix of other complementing businesses including logging, fencing and diversified farming. The ranchers in this area have had to be resourceful and creative in order to call our wonderful area home.
Doug & Erika Fossen
Greg and Jennifer MacDonald
Grant & Holly Harfman
Click on the links below for further information:
Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
273 Power Street
Penticton, BC V2A 7K9
WELCOME RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment: Up-Cycling Fashion Show
1/2 day or Full Day options available
8:45 - 11:30 am
LOCAL AREA HIGHLIGHTS
NARAMATA WINE TOUR
COCKTAILS & DINNER
*see below for description
Entertainment: Mariya Stokes & "HURTIN"
Saturday morning will feature a Ground Water Licensing Workshop; this workshop will help familiarize ranchers with the new Water Sustainability Act and regulations. A hands-on component will focus on assisting ranchers with licensing their well(s), which is a new requirement under the Act.
After lunch the Education Day will be building on the theme of “Growing A Ranching Generation” and will focus on inspiring that next generation - but will be applicable to ranchers of all ages! Details are still being confirmed, but we hope to combine high-quality speakers with a small field tour in the area and hope you will be able to join this exciting event while at the AGM.
Mariya Stokes and Hurtin’ is a Canadian country band that puts on a show guaranteed to get the dance floor full of buckles and boots for shuffles, waltzes and boot stompers. Playing everything from Hank Williams to Miranda Lambert, including a healthy mix of classic and contemporary covers and original tunes, it is clear that they love country music. Featuring vocals from Mariya Stokes, and sibling harmonies from brothers Keenan and Shael Pezderic, their show is varied and engaging.
Lead singer, Mariya Stokes, moved to the big city of Calgary, Alberta at the green age of 18 from her small hometown of Stavely, Alberta and had already cut her teeth as a performer and songwriter on stages such as the Sled Island Festival, the Canadian Country Music Weekend in Fort Macleod and Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s all over Alberta. It only seemed natural that she continue her music career with friends who also happened to be stellar musicians, Shael Pezderic, Keenan Pezderic, and Dustin Gergel. Together, they form “Mariya Stokes and Hurtin’”. Hurtin’s debut album entitled “Bar Oh Bar” received local radio airtime and encapsulated the bands, groovy, old school country sound.
As of 2016, Stokes is also an internationally recognized songwriter, winning two songwriting awards at the North American Country Music Association International Awards in Tennessee. Stokes was the Runner Up at the 2015 Global Country Star Search, a finalist in the 2013 Calgary Stampede Talent Search, and winner of the 2011 Ponoka Stampede Talent Search. Currently, she is recording her second solo EP, due to be released in 2016, and is an associate vocal coach to Brian Farrell.
If you have any questions, please call the BCCA office at 250 573 3611 or contact Becky Everett.
You won't want to miss the Friday Companion Tour as we take in some of the rich history and culture of the Okanagan. This year's companion tour will be Friday, May 27, with 1/2 day or full day options available.
8:45 - 11:30 am - LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
1-4 PM - NARAMATA WINE TOUR
Participation is included in your registration for that day.
We will stop at the SS Sicamous (the largest surviving stern wheeler). It is also the home to the KVR Model Railway which covers much of the cargo deck and the Rose Garden Park, adjacent to this beautiful piece of history.
A casual walk along the lake boardwalk will take you to the Japanese Garden and the Penticton Art Gallery and Gift Shop.
Board the bus after lunch for a fun afternoon of wine touring along the Naramata Bench. With stops ar the Red Rooster Winery and Ruby Blues, as well as two other "Mystery Wineries".
The views from this side of the lake are stunning. Bring along your camera, sit back, relax and enjoy!
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