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2016: What you can look forward to at Veranda Beach

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

We might have been under a blanket of snow for the last while, but we’re already planning for when our sandy shores are under beach blankets and sunshine instead. Yes, summer is coming… It really, really is!

To get you through the last few weeks of winter, here are a few things you can look forward to at Veranda Beach this year.

Arbor Day at Veranda Beach


Did you know that in Korea they call Arbor Day ‘Tree Loving Day’? Isn’t that just perfect? We too love our trees and every year Veranda Beach cottage owners, families and guests come together to celebrate Arbor Day in a fun-filled leaf-fest. (Or should that be love-fest?) We plant Shade and Maple trees, flowers, and shrubs, go on nature walks, create our famous walking sticks, eat masses of Chili, join the Easter Bunny in an Easter egg hunt…

In short it’s a weekend we look forward to every single year. It’s a great pre-season start to the Veranda Beach summer festivities and we hope to see you there this year!


SAT MAY 21 – FABULOUS 50’s SOCK HOPFabulous 50s Sock Hop at Veranda Beach

“Sock Hop: a dance for young teenagers at which they were required to dance in stocking feet in an effort to protect the varnished floors of the school gymnasiums in which they were held.”

You won’t want to miss our May Long Weekend Sock Hop, the perfect way to kick off the season – with or without shoes, and whether you’re a teenager or not! While the original sock hops back in the 40s and 50s may have called for stockinged feet only, we’re fine if you choose to wear shoes. We do, however, hope you’ll put away your everyday jeans and instead pull out your poodle skirts, cat-eye glasses, Brylcreem and bowling shirts and bee-bop the night away in true 50s style! See you on the dance floor!

Girls' Getaway Weekend at Veranda BeachFRI JUNE 10 – GIRLS’ GETAWAY WEEKEND

There’s a saying that your “Girlfriends help you make nonsense of the world”. Every now and again that’s exactly what the doctor ordered – a break from the real world, the daily grind, bolstered by love and friendship! So… TA DA!

Back by popular demand, we bring you our 6th Annual Girls’ Getaway Weekend. You bring your friends, we’ll bring the wine, food and fun!

Expect to be pampered and to shop till you drop at our pop-up fashion fair. Expect lots of laughter, lightness of spirit and love. Expect to go home feeling like all is right with the world again.


Sports Day Weekend at Veranda BeachRemember when the thought of Sports Day used to strike fear into our hearts? The agony of having to wear tiny, shiny, track-and-field shorts; mandatory, miserable attempts to throw a javelin/discus/shot put; the fear of dropping the baton in the relay race…? Those days are long gone! Instead, we offer you the Veranda Beach Sports Day – all fun, all day. In fact, our Sports Day is so much fun, we’ve now extended it to last through the weekend – at your request!

Our 9th Annual Veranda Beach Sports Day Weekend promises to be the best yet. There is something for everyone – events like Tug O War, Sack Races, Water Balloon Toss, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Paddleboard, Watermelon eating contests, Family Dance, our Mayor of Veranda Beach elections and more… Not a javelin in sight; tiny, shiny shorts entirely optional!


They say a picture paints a thousand words, so we’ll leave it up to this picture to show you all you need to know about Veranda Beach 2016.

Summer on Lake Osoyoos

See you on our sunny shores soon!

Girl’s Getaway Weekend

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Wine with friendsNikki’s story… My typical day starts out by waking up before the sun has even had a chance to peak over the horizon just so that I can send a few extra e-mails before it’s time to wake up my children.  Those few minutes in the morning are the calm before the storm as once my kids are up my day really starts rolling.  Just as I’m about to close my computer I get an e-mail from Susan, my best friend from the second grade.  I could tell this was important because she didn’t even bother with the usual courteous ‘Hello, long time no talk…’.  Instead she jumped right into it, “June 8th-10th, You! Me! Julie! and Lee-Anne!  We’re going to the Girl’s Getaway Weekend at Veranda Beach!”  Instantly I thought to myself, not a chance, between my family, my career and housework it’s hard to even find a moment in the day for myself never mind an entire weekend!  Susan, who obviously knows me too well, knew it would take more convincing then that so she continued to tell me about the weekend. “I know what you’re thinking a whole weekend away… Not going to happen!  Let me put it to you this way there are 365 days in a year and all I am asking is for you to take 2 1/2 of those 365 days for yourself.   She did make a good point; I mean it is only 2 1/2 days I’m sure my family could manage without me.
I was just starting to think about it but my bags were by no means packed. She then went on to say, “I know I spoke to your voice of logic, now let me tell you about all the fun were going to get into!  We’s start the trip off right with ice tea, beef jerky and Shania Twain en route to Veranda Beach, and then we’ll get into some wine.  As soon as we get to Veranda Beach we get a welcome bottle of wine in our lakeside cottage and an invitation to a wine reception (when I talked to Julie on the phone this is where she instantly said YES!).Wine by the Water
What a way to unwind on a Friday night, then on Saturday, the crew  at Veranda Beach Resort has set up a healthy breakfast, followed by a energizing hike, or we can play a round of golf.  (Susan knows I love to golf and rarely get time for it), or maybe try our hand at scrap-booking.  She had me at golf.  Saturday afternoon we can watch the poolside fashion show and shop at the boardwalk boutique as we sip on our complementary cocktails!   As for the evening we have our choice of a wine pairing dinner at the Globe, the regular menu or could barbeque at our cottage and then take in a “chick-flick” by the pool.   Sunday morning we will be partaking in the lakeside yoga as Lee-Anne has always wanted to try it. If I haven’t convinced you yet well I’m…I’m not sure but this is exactly what us girls need!”
She honestly had me convinced long ago, I can just imagine myself laying by the pool with no kids, no baseball, soccer or dance, no e-mails to check, no dinners to cook, no clothes to fold. My only worries would be friends, food, fashion and FUN!  Plus I think I deserve a weekend with my girlfriends to refresh and replenish!  Now I can hardly wait to catch up with the girls over a few glasses of wine!
Girlfriends Getaway

Long Weekend Fun slated for Veranda Beach!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Veranda Beach Events - Fabulous 50's Sock HOpIt’s long weekend time and Veranda Beach has plenty on the events calendar! Canadians celebrate first  with Victoria Day on May 21st – and the Beach will definately be a happening May 18-21st! Gals pack your Poodle skirt and that ruby lipstick! Guys grab that BrylCreem, and Bowling Shirt, for the 4rd Annual Fabulous 50′s Sock Hop at Veranda Beach on May 19th!  Stay in the ’50′s fun through the weekend and cruise on over to the Globe Diner for an old-fashioned Milk shake, Burger and Fries!  What a weekend to experience Veranda Beach in all its glory and simple pleasures!

Veranda Beach Events - Celtic Lobster FestMay 25-28th is the American long weekend with Memorial Day on Monday, and we’ll be celebrating in fine fashion with the return of Celtic Lobster Fest at the Beach!Don the attire of Kilts and dance scarves, and join in as Celtic song and dance fills the evening at Veranda Beach. Bring your appetite as you enjoy a feast of Lobsters, with all the trimmings, including the chardonnay and ice cold beer.

Check out our Veranda Beach Events Calender and Screamin’ Deals on right now including 3 Nights for the price of 2 for both the Canadian and American long weekends!