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  • 21 December 2019
    2019 Rockin' with Santa on December 21 at Sun Bowl Arena  
  • 6 December 2019
    2019 - 2020 BC Multiculturalism Grants Deadline December 6 Registered non-profit and charitable organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 in funding for activities, programs and events in communities across the province to engage public participation in building cross-cultural and intercultural interaction, trust and understanding, or challenge racism, hate and systemic barriers.   Applications are being accepted in one of two project streams focusing on building intercultural trust and understanding, and reducing the barriers that limit full participation in society. Intercultural Interaction Stream: For projects that build cross-cultural and intercultural interaction, trust and understanding between people of different ethno-cultural, racial, religious and other backgrounds. These projects can cover a range of activities, programs, events and approaches. Anti-Racism and Systems Change Stream: For projects that challenge racism, hate and/or reduce systemic or institutional barriers for under-represented, racialized and/or other minority groups, especially those that use a collaborative community approach. For more information and to apply for the 2019-2020 BC Multiculturalism Grant, please visit:   Information Session: The Multiculturalism Branch will be hosting an information session on the Multiculturalism Grants on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. To register for this one-hour teleconference, please visit:   Grant applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on December 6, 2019.  
  • 2 December 2019
    Next Town Council to be held on Monday December 2, 2019 Town Council is scheduled to meet on Monday December 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM for the Committee of the Whole meeting and at 2:00 PM for the Regular Open Meeting in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 8707 Main Street Council agendas are available online or at the Town Hall on the preceding Friday for each meeting.   Regular and Special Meetings Committee of the Whole Meetings Town of Osoyoos 250.495.6515
  • 30 November 2019
    Seeking Program Instructors for Preschool/School-Aged Fitness Programs The Sonora Community Centre is looking for qualified instructors to run preschool and school-aged sport/fitness programs. Candidates should have experience and are comfortable with working with children ages 2 and up, have experience with leading sport focused activities (i.e. soccer), have some knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate.  Programs are held during after school hours and are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers.  Interested persons should contact: Sarah Dynneson Program Supervisor Sonora Community Centre (T)  250.495.4623 (E)  This posting will remain in effect until a suitable instructor has been found. 
  • 30 November 2019
    2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up Click here for the parade entry form
  • 29 November 2019
    Notice to Claim and Disposition of Impounded/Found Property (Bikes) The Town is in possession of a number of found bikes. If you had a bike go missing over the past few years it may be in the Town's possession. To determine ownership we require a letter, addressed to Bylaw Enforcement to the address noted below, containing the bike's description such as colour, size, make, and if possible serial number, along with your contact information. The letter can be mailed, faxed, delivered in person, or sent via email. If your description matches one of these bikes, Bylaw Enforcement will contact you to coordinate a meeting. Bikes must be claimed no later than Friday, November 29, 2019. Any bikes not claimed by this date will be given to a charitable organization or otherwise disposed. Town of Osoyoos Box 3010, 8707 Main Street Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0 (T) 250.495.6515 (F) 250.495.2400 (E)
  • 29 November 2019
    2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up Click here for the parade entry form
  • 26 November 2019
    Building a Better BC for People with Disabilities Luncheon November 26 We NEED your input! If you are interested in providing input to assist our community to become more accessible this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved! The Town of Osoyoos’ Accessibility and Age Friendly Committee in conjunction with Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC) is hosting a luncheon to get feedback on the development of accessibility legislation for BC. The luncheon will be hosted at the Sonora Community Center on November 26 at 11:30am-1:30pm. For more information regarding the legislation please visit: If you would like to attend the luncheon please RSVP BY 4:30pm FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 to: Gerald Davis, BPE  Director of Community Services Box 3010, 8711 Main Street Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 (T)    250.495.4621 (F)    250.495.2400 (E)  
  • 18 November 2019
    Council Meeting Highlights for November 18, 2019 Click on button to watch the video of the Regular Open meeting. Regular Open   REGULAR OPEN MEETING    Business Council approved the Osoyoos and District Arts Council 5 year lease of the building located at 8713 Main Street and authorized the Town’s signatories to sign the lease. Brianne Hillson, Chief Election Officer, presented the 2019 Water Councillor By-Election report to Council. Voter turnout was approximately 8.5%. On November 5th Robert Appleby was declared elected for the remaining three years of the term. This was this first election by voting for Water Councillor since 2002 as all previous Water Councillors have been elected by acclamation. Reports Councillor King attended the Open House at the Osoyoos Museum. Councillor King met with Gerald Davis, Director of Community Services, and representatives of the Osoyoos Traditional Archery School to look at improvements to their facility. Councillor King attended the Age Friendly and Accessibility Committee meeting. Councillor Bennett attended the School District #53 meetings. Councillor Bennett attended the grand opening of the Maple Leaf Greenery store at 8322 Main Street. Councillor Bennett toured the new Home Building Centre on 12 Empire Street. Councillor Rhodes shared his excitement with seeing the work being done on the Cottonwood Park retaining wall. Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS Business Plan Workshop. Councillor Rhodes attended the RDOS Budget meeting. Mayor McKortoff and Councillors King and Rhodes attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies and thanked all the people who put the event on, especially the Legion, and those who attended. Mayor McKortoff thanked Town staff for getting ready for Christmas Light Up. Mayor McKortoff encouraged everyone to attend the Christmas Light Up on November 29th and noted that there are many different events happening that weekend: Santa’s Night Out, the Osoyoos Secondary School graduation fundraiser, will be taking place on November 29th at the Sonora Centre. Breakfast with Santa, put on by the Osoyoos Childcare Centre and Osoyoos Festival Society, will be taking place at Campo Marina on November 30th. The Kiwanis Craft Fair will be hosted at the Legion on November 30th. Mayor McKortoff also noted that the Toys to Tots to Teens Breakfast at Smitty’s will be held on December 6th from 7 am to 10 am. Copies of reports are available within the Council Agenda packages located on the Town’s website   The public is encouraged to attend the Committee of the Whole meetings which take place in Council Chambers at 9:00 am on the morning of the Regular Open Council meetings at 2:00 pm to learn additional in-depth information regarding upcoming business.  
  • 16 November 2019
    Boil Water Notice Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 from April 1-November 16 The Town of Osoyoos has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for Domestic Water Customers served by Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 Effective April 1, 2019 until November 16, 2019.    Please refer to the first three digits (008 or 009) of the account number on your annual utilities invoice, or click System 8 or System 9. During this time period the water source is switched from groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface water supply.  While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source. The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Rural Water Systems 8 & 9 customers, water intended for drinking, washing ready to eat fruits and vegetables, making beverages, ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Interior Health has been consulted, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of separating irrigation lines from domestic lines to improve water quality.  The public will be notified when these projects are completed. Please notify tenants, visitors, or other building occupants of the boil water notice. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any further questions please contact: Operational Services Department Box 3010, 11500 115 Street Osoyoos BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213  (E)
  • 16 November 2019
    CANCELLED Boil Water Notice District Systems 8 & 9 on November 16 This is to advise users of the Town of Osoyoos Water District Systems 8 & 9 that the Boil Water Notice will no longer be in effect as of Saturday,  November 16, 2019.  If you require further information please contact: Operational Services 11500 115 Street, Box 3010 Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.6213 (E)
  • 2 November 2019
    2019 Water Councillor By-Election (Preliminary) Results 2019 Elections Notice of Nominations | 2019 Notice of Election by Voting Water Councillor (1) Candidate Votes 1. APPLEBY, Bob  59 2. DE RAADT, Jacob 35 Estimated total amount of eligible voters is 1,100
  • 1 November 2019
    WINTER HOURS Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill Effective November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 Tuesday                     8:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday             11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday                   8:00 am to 4:00 pm    RECYCLING IN BC - Click here for a comprehensive guide about recycling at the Landfill. HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING bins are accessible, without charge, during Landfill operating hours. YARD AND GARDEN WASTE without charge up to 100 Kg per load.  Conditions apply.   All loads entering the landfill must be covered and secured or will be fined as per Bylaw 1267. Click here for more information about the Landfill
  • 15 October 2019
    Winter Hours of Operation for Park Washrooms As of October 15, 2019 all public park washrooms are closed for the season except for the following which will remain open: GOODMAN PARK & MARINA WASHROOMS Monday - Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm GYRO PARK WASHROOMS Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Town Hall (8707 Main Street) Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Marina                                                     Goodman Park                                           Gyro Park            If you have information about crimes to Town facilities you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Town’s Parks and Recreational facilities.   
  • 1 October 2019
    FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT Is Firefighting in your FUTURE? The Osoyoos Fire Department (OFD) is looking to recruit qualified team members to their Department. Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and to enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the Osoyoos Fire Department.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER!   Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Box 3010, 9901 74th Avenue Osoyoos  BC V0H 1V0 250.495.6515
  • 23 August 2019
    2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is NOW available online! Find out what’s happening this Fall at the Sonora Community Centre! Jammed packed with activities for children and adults, the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide is now available online - see below. Hard copies of the 2019 Fall Activity & Program Guide will be available for pick up at the Sonora Community Centre and Town Hall the week of September 2, 2019  Early Bird Registration starts Wednesday September 11 at 5:30pm. Online and ongoing registration opens Thursday September 12, 2019.  All programs are open to community members and visitors.  Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Avenue Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0 (T)  250.495.4623 (F)  250.495.2400 (E) Online Registration starts Thursday September 12, 2019
  • 1 January 2019
    Osoyoos Festival Society is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

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2019 Rockin' with Santa on December 21 at Sun Bowl Arena

Osoyoos Museum - Annual Christmas Open House

Art Gallery Creativity In Our Community Application Deadline Dec 15

2019 Osoyoos Festival Society Annual Christmas Lite Up

2019 Empty Bowls Fundraiser November 13

2019 Soroptimists of Osoyoos Fashion Show November 16

Desert Valley Hospice Caring Hands Fundraiser November 23

2019 Christmas Artisan Market Open House November 9

Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019

Santa's Night Out 2019

East Osoyoos Christmas Market

2019 A Winter Concert with Saskia and Darrel

2019 Osoyoos Community Theatre - Cod Gone Wild

2019 Osoyoos Museum Fundraiser - Burger and Beer

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