POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2013 Drag, Food and Wine Aficionados head to the Okanagan to celebrate Priscilla Queen of the Desert – October 19-21, 2012
Filmed in the Australian Outback, the original The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert followed a group of drag queens and their adventures aboard a bus. While their journey had its ups and downs, on October 19-21, 2012 the Okanagan’s celebration of all things food, wine and drag, promises nothing but the very best for their attendees and performing drag queens. Partial proceeds of the festival will be directed to The Shooting Stars Foundation.
The Saturday night drag show is certainly the main event, but the weekend is also built around showcasing the regions great wine, food and accommodation, all while mingling with the queens. Drag Queens in attendance are the very best in Western Canada and include host Joan-E, Devanna DeMille, Iona Whipp, and Oddree Mayormaynot. Attending and sponsoring the event is Good Life Vancouver’s Cassandra Anderton, a food, wine and travel writer, who’ll be on hand to guide you through the festival in style.
The festivities begin as the bus leaves from Vancouver at noon Friday October 19 arriving in Osoyoos where guests check into the Walnut Beach Resort. Along the journey mix and mingle, or just relax and let the journey unfold. Do know what happens on the bus stays on the bus! The evening then begins at Tinhorn Creek’s Miradoro Restaurant, recently named by Vancouver Magazine as the Best Winery Dining in the Okanagan. Following the extravagant wine-paired and drag queen-hosted dinner, guests can dance any extra calories off at the Sage Pub with Vancouver’s DJ G Luv. The next day breakfast is served and then attendees are bused off to Black Hills Winery for an afternoon of wine and food showcasing the winery’s new Wine Experience Centre. Spend the day mixing and mingling with the divas. Their dramatic flair adds fun and folly to any event.
After the opportunity for some rest and party prep, the Fruity Pink and Sparkling wine tasting event begins at Walnut Beach Resort. Join the queens and sample over thirty wines alongside food created by Chef Justin Paakkunainen. Bid on exclusive packages and rare wines from the Okanagan with all proceeds going to the Shooting Stars Foundation. The bus then swoops up guests and delivers them to the main attraction, the drag show at the Sage Pub. Enjoy the scintillating performances, sip wine, cocktails or shooters (your choice), hang with the divas and then head back to your room at The Walnut Beach Resort once you’ve had enough. Sunday guests will be sent off with a delightful farewell wine-paired at Hester Creek Winery’s Terrafina Restaurant.
There are only 120 packages available in total for this festival, so book quickly to avoid severe and disastrous disappointment. Packages from Vancouver for this all inclusive weekend with all meals, accommodation and entertainment included are $597.67 and other packages are available for $385.67 and $322.87. A limited number of tickets are available for just The Miradoro Dinner, the DJ Party on the Friday night, the Black Hills Winery VIP wine tasting and luncheon, and the Saturday night drag show.
Click the Packages tab at http://www.queenofthedesert.ca/ for more details.
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About the Shooting Stars Foundation
The Shooting Stars Foundation produces unique special events with passion, integrity and innovation to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS. Their grants support community based organizations providing supplemental health care, food and shelter to persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation Board oversees the receipt and distribution of funds from our events to frontline HIV/AIDS organizations
About Good Life Vancouver
Good Life Vancouver is a website the works to seek out events, restaurants, accommodations and spas that will ensure readers enjoy “The Good Life”. The site is owned by Cassandra Anderton, a food, wine and travel writer. When an event is sponsored by Good Life Vancouver attendees can rest assured that the quality will be top notch. Good Life Vancouver is producing and sponsoring Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
About Walnut Beach
Nestled on the shores of Lake Osoyoos, Canada’s warmest lake, and surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, Walnut Beach Resort is a small boutique hotel with 112 designer suites located in the heart of wine country. Relax on the only licensed private beach in the Okanagan or take a dip in the open year round outdoor heated pool. Experience world class vineyard dining at one of the nearby winery restaurants or enjoy a glass of local wine and regionally inspired dishes at our own Promenade Wine and Tapas bar. It’s good to be in wine country.
Media inquiries: Cassandra Anderton, Good Life Vancouver – email@example.com