Half Corked Marathon shortlisted in Canadian Tourism Awards 

 

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s flagship event recognized in national awards

 

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association’s Half Corked Marathon has been shortlisted for a Canadian Tourism Awards as a finalist for the Metro Toronto Convention Center Event of the Year.

“We take great pride in the Half Corked Marathon, our flagship event of the year and one of the hottest tickets in the country,” explains Tony Munday, Executive Director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association. “The race not only showcases our incredibly beautiful and diverse region but also shows what can be achieved, when tourism and wine industries collaborate to create an event that’s incredibly unique and special.

Alongside the Half Corked Marathon, the two other category finalists are: The Canadian Soccer Association: FIFA World Cup Canada 2016; and Winnipeg’s Folklorama. “We are in fantastic company – congratulations to all finalists,” concludes Munday.

The Canadian Tourism Awards recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travelers in Canada. On November 30th, The Canadian Tourism Awards winners will be announced in Gatineau, Quebec, at the TIAC Tourism Conference.

The annual Half Corked Marathon weaves racers through the beautiful vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, sampling wines and fine food along the route. Created by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, and inspired by the legendary Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, the Half Corked Marathon pays homage to one of Canada’s most decorated wine regions; a celebration of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Road benches connecting the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos.

For more details about 2017 Half-Corked Marathon, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/events.

About The Canadian Tourism Awards: 

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

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About Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association:

The Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association is a non-profit organization with a goal to develop the wine industry in Oliver and Osoyoos through education and promotion. Founded in 2007 as the South Okanagan Winery Association, the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association (OOWA) was renamed in 2011 to better reflect its geographical boundaries and now has grown to include 39 member wineries.

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association members are: 

Adega on 45th                                                      Jackson-Triggs

Bartier Bros                                                          Kismet

Black Hills                                                            Lariana Cellars

Blue Sky Estate Winery                                         Maverick

Bordertown Winery                                               Montakarn

Burrowing Owl                                                     Moon Curser

C.C. Jentsch Cellars                                              NK’MIP Cellars

Cana Vines Winery                                                Oliver Twist

Castoro de Oro                                                     Platinum Bench

Church & State (Coyote Bowl)                               Quinta Ferreira

Covert Farms                                                       River Stone

Culmina Family Estate Winery                               Road 13 Vineyards 

Desert Hills                                                          Rustico

Fairview Cellars                                                    Silver Sage

Gehringer Brothers                                               Stoneboat

Gold Hill                                                               TIME Estate Winery

Hester Creek                                                        Tinhorn Creek

Hidden Chapel                                                      vinPerdu

Inniskillin                                                             Young & Wyse

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