Endorsed by Curators:
Update August 4th: We have room for two more people for the roadtrip to Kelowna, August 12&13. If you would like to come, please message me your contact information and I'll send you the details. ~Ronald
Update August 1st: We'll have a meeting about the trip on Wednesday, August 2nd at 6pm at the International Mall Food Court (88 West Pender, Vancouver). We'll be sitting in the middle food court outside the Thai restaurant).
The Asian Social Group is going to Kelowna Saturday August 12th and returning on Sunday August 13th.
I've already been to Kelowna two times this summer and its great. So clean and natural, and the fruits are so good.
The proposed schedule:
Leave Vancouver by 7:30am and go to Kelowna by Hwy 3 (scenic route) with rest stops in Hope, Princeton.
Arrive to Keremeos around noon and have lunch there.
Drive up to Kelowna and either rent a boat for a few hours to drive around Okanagan Lake ourselves
OR we go:
On a Jetboat for 30 minutes (can seat 11 people) with Jetboat Adventures <a>www.kjet.ca</a>
Go Parasailing with Ogopogo Parasail - <a>www.ogopogoparasail.com</a>
And we hang around the Downtown Kelowna Marina or visit some wineries.
Then we go to do U-Pick of cherries from the farms.
Then we go to our AirBnB
For dinner we will go to the Asian Pearl Buffet, which is the best Chinese buffet I've ever been to anywhere in Canada! <a>www.asianpearbuffet.ca</a>
Then we can relax somewhere and there and then go for games, bubble tea and karaoke at HQ 49 in Kelowna at night www.headquarter49.com
We get breakfast in the morning.
Then go for more U-Pick of cherries from the farms.
Then start driving back to Vancouver by Hwy 5.
We stop at Merrit for lunch.
Then continue into Vancouver with a rest stop in Hope.
We can go to a blueberry Upick on the way back if people want.
If you have ideas for things you want to do in Kelowna, please let me know.
Meeting and Prepayment
We will have a meeting about the trip OR a telephone call, as I'd like to confirm who is coming and some of the events and take prepayment for the above costs as I have to make reservations for everyone first. If you are not confirmed and not prepaid, then its likely you are not coming, as we saw in the previous trips this summer.
Where we will stay
Here is one place that is possible for us to stay, a beautiful AirBnB. If we have more than 8 people, then we'll have to figure out what to do with for additional people.
Or this AirBnb
For these road trips, we need drivers with cars to help drive everyone. Assume that each car can take at least four people, including the driver.
The way we can handle gas and accommodation is each car load is a team. They handle the gas and work out the accommodation themselves (we don't all have to stay at the same place). And drivers can determine who will go in their car and can refuse to drive specific people if they so wish.
I suggest that the passengers split the cost of gas and dinner for the driver, but you can work out anything you like.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME
Please RSVP ASAP and then message me your contact information (email and phone number).