Go outdoors for festive fun

Families are invited to take skates and fishing gear and spend a day of fun at Bergerac Tree Farm

Prime pickings: Marie Fortin stands with one of the U-cut trees that will be available at the Bergerac Christmas Tree Fun Days taking place Dec. 12 and 13 from noon to 5 p.m.

Families are invited to take skates and fishing gear and spend a day of fun at Bergerac Tree Farm. There will be ice fishing, skating and a sleigh ride out to choose the perfect tree.

Marie Fortin has been grooming the trees for seven years and they’re ready to go. U-cut blue spruce, Fraser fir, Douglas fir and some pines are available.

And there is more than one option – for $65, the whole family can enjoy the activities and get their tree as well. Potted trees are available both to buy or rent. Rental trees are the same price because, although people might take them back, they may die, says Fortin.

“The whole idea is not to sell a whole bunch of trees, but to have a fun day,” says Fortin, noting there will be live music and hotdogs, hot chocolate and homemade cookies served by a warming fire. Every child will receive a goody bag. “The aim is to have a Christmas fun day for families.”

Fortin has made good use of the beautiful 18 acres the farm sits on, canning and preserving.

On Christmas Tree Fun Days,  she will have homemade preserves – jelly, pickles, antipasto, garlic and her own highly favoured invention – garlic blueberry jam. Living wreaths will also be available for purchase.

Only ticket holders will be admitted. To guarantee your place on Dec. 12 or 13, call 250-832-2338 or email bergerac@telus.net.

“We’re always skating on the lake before Christmas,” Fortin says with a smile. “We’ll see what Mother Nature delivers.”

 

Just Posted

43-acre property donated in memory of Shuswap man

Land along Eagle River to be named Ken Ritchie Park

Ski with Santa fundraiser and beginner trail opening coming to Larch Hills

Tour of new trail to take place on Dec. 28, followed by annual Lantern Ski

Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.

Louis Thomas one of 18 people to receive B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Salmar manager draws curtain on career with Salmon Arm’s independent movie theatres

After 22 years, Daila Duford announces departure at association’s AGM

VIDEO: Salmon Arm elementary students step up for Canadian Music Class Challenge

Bastion and Hillcrest elementary schools submit videos, winners announced Dec. 17

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Crown delves into Sagmoen’s history with North Okanagan sex workers

Decision on validity of police search warrant will be made on Monday, Dec. 9

Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen considering agreement with wine region in southern France

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop

Downtown event on Dec. 14 will feature local beverages

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Most Read