SICAMOUS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2012) - With the clean up underway, roads opening up and evacuation orders lifted, the Shuswap\Mara Lake Valley is working hard to rescue its summer tourist season. Hummingbird Beach Resort announced today that the 3rd Annual Shuswap Celebration! has been moved to July 8th. The Shuswap Celebration! is a wine and cheese tasting featuring local Shuswap\Mara Lake Valley suppliers.
"Flood or no flood, Mara Lake and the Shuswap is still one of the best summer destinations," says Steele Jordan, president of Hummingbird Beach Resort, "We've up the ante by including a wine and cheese tasting, but there will still be hot dogs for the kids."
The Shuswap Celebration! is open to the public and guests are invited to join the celebration by boat or car. Celebrations start at 11 am and run to 3 pm. Hummingbird Beach Resort is slightly south of Sicamous at Swansea Point on Mara Lake and is a lakefront cabin and cottage community.
The wine and cheese tasting features Larch Hills Winery, known for its award-winning cool climate wines not available in other parts of B.C. Larch Hills is providing a tasting of its European varietals including Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe, Lemberger and Marechal Foch. Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm will be providing samples of its artisan cheeses made from all natural ingredients and no preservatives including its spiced Gouda, Maasdammer and wickedly delightful crème faiche. White Lake Organics will also be serving its organic Bickies - snappy biscuits.
Due to quick action taken by Hummingbird, the Mara Lake resort was largely unaffected by the flooding. Highway 97A from Vernon to Sicamous is now open and evacuation orders have been lifted. Visitors should bring drinking water as a Do Not Consume order remains in effect. For those wishing to donate funds, a trust fund has been set up at the Sicamous Branch of the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union. The account is Sicamous 2012 Flood Victims, account number 1545250, Branch 2.
Sicamous has moved its Canada Day Fireworks to the August Long weekend. For news updates on Sicamous go to: http://www.csrd.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
With its lakefront and creekside cabins, Hummingbird Beach Resort, offers a family 'cabin at the lake' community. Visitors are encouraged to tour its cabins and beachfront town homes. Qualified buyers can enter to win $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 off the purchase price of their new Hummingbird property. Call 1-877-707-0097 for more details.
Hummingbird Beach Resort (www.hummingbirdbeachresort.ca) is a Mara Lake Estates Ltd. development whose owners have strong roots in the Okanagan and a successful track record in quality real estate. The vision for the resort is inspired by fond memories of spending summers by the lake as children and reliving the experience with their own children.