A wedding in Osoyoos - Blair Smith and Angela Victory - June 18, 2013

Our son Blair married the lovely Angela Victory in a beautiful ceremony held in the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Between 65 and 70 relatives and friends attended the three day event. To the left the Bride and Groom exchange rings. In the centre Blair looks as if he has just won Lotto 649, and on the right they pose for a more formal photo.

Angela’s family from the left, Bro- in- Law Stephan, Step Dad John, Sister Andrea, Mother Betty, Blair and Angela, Father Tom, Step Mom Stephanie, Sister Alana and Step Bro. Brian.

Blair’s from the left, Bro: Lawrence, Nephew Forest, Sis in Law Summer, Moi, Blair and Angela, Mother Gail, Bro in Law Paul and Sister Tracy

Moi, Blair, Angela and Mother Gail on the left

and on the right, Moi, Colton, Leigh-Ann, Blair & Angela, Gail, Auntie Lynn and Don.

Spirit Ridge Resort - Osoyoos

The event was more like a vacation than a wedding. The location was idyllic. The Resort is set in the arid hills and mountains of the South Okanagan. It is owned by the Local First Nation’s Band and includes great accommodation, golf courses, vineyards and winery, very fine dining. It is located on the shores of Lake Osoyoos within driving distance of many local attractions.

The view below was taken from one of the Suites. Osoyoos Lake and Town in the background.

On the left, a very striking metal sculpture dominates the entrance to the Resort.

On the right, Tracy is backed by one of the wings of the Resort, dry scenery and bare hills of the area.

A tour of three local wineries was a well attended event. On the left, one busload arrives and one leaves from Stoneboat Winery.

There are 128 wineries between Kelowna and Osoyoos, many of them now having wine tasting and in store purchasing outlets. The two photo’s above centre and to the right were taken at Hester Creek Wines, which had a very attractive tasting room.

The photo’s above were taken at Church and State Winery which featured an outside tasting area, very attractive in the sunshine and set amongst the vineyards on the slopes of the arid hills and mountains. On the left Angela and her sisters, Andrea and Alana.

On the right at the same winery, Gail, Paul, Lawrence, Moi, Cheri Fownes, Sheila and Brian Badge. Nice wine stewardess.

Wine Tour

On the left Paul and I on our way. Centre John Hutchings gets ready, and on the right Tom Victory and the Irish swing.

Paul watches his ball look for the green with the scenic Osoyoos Lake, Town and hills forming a background.

Lawrence and I played a round together. One of the few times that we have been alone together since I used to take him fishing.

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