Who’s Up For a Genealogy Road Trip?
September is the perfect time to travel – the tourists have mostly gone home, the roads are in good condition and the weather is perfect! What could be better? Well, how about a Genealogy Road Trip?
Why not get a few friends together and come to Kelowna for the “Harvest Your Family Tree” Genealogy Conference, taking place from Sept. 23-25, 2016? Sharing the costs and enjoying the companionship of like-minded friends is a wonderful way to see the countryside.
The Kelowna Inn & Suites is offering an unbelievable rate of only $79 per night (plus taxes), including breakfast, to our Conference registrants. This is definitely budget-friendly, especially if you share the room with a friend or two. The hotel is nicely appointed, has an on-site restaurant and is very conveniently located along Hwy. 97 halfway between the Friday and Saturday Conference venues. www.kelownainnandsuites.com; 1-800-667-6133 – be sure to tell them you are coming for the Genealogy Conference.
While in Kelowna, enjoy our great shopping, many beautiful wineries, historic sites and get in some genealogy research at our KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre and the other great archives and specialty libraries close-by. Be sure to scoop up some freshly-picked apples to bring home, too! Go to the Conference pages at www.KDGS.ca, then take a look at the “Staying in Kelowna” page for lots of great suggestions and website links. You may also want to stay on a few days after the Conference to see the Royals: Prince William, Duchess Kate and little George & Charlotte will be in Kelowna on Sept. 27th!!!
Register for our Conference: www.KDGS.ca. Don’t delay too long as some workshops are filling up quickly!
Besides all the great Conference news we have been sending you over the past months, we are very excited to announce that MY HERITAGE will have a booth in our Marketplace! They have very generously come on-board as our main sponsor, supplying name-tag lanyards, beautiful conference bags, some fabulous door prizes and My Heritage software for each registrant. We welcome them to our Marketplace and to Kelowna! If you aren’t familiar with My Heritage, check out their website: www.myheritage.com.
Library & Public Education Committees
Chairperson, “Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference (Sept. 23-25, 2016)
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
Kelowna, BC, Canada