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The Red Hatters
of the Okanagan Valley,
in beautiful British Columbia
invite you to come

KICK UP YOUR HEELS
at the

RED HAT RUCKUS – Kelowna 2006
May 5-8, 2006

At the Coast Capri Hotel
In Kelowna, British Columbia


SCHEDULE - (subject to adjustment)


Friday, May 5 - “Everybody-Nobody’s Birthday Party”
* (Best Costume Award) Dress for the evening: Appropriate costume for the month of your birthday

10-11am Registration Open
1-5pm Registration Opens
1:00pm TOUR: Vineyards with a View (1-5pm)
2-4pm Coffee and Tea to be served at Registration
3:00pm Hotel Check In Begins
5pm Registration Closes
5-6:00pm VIP Reception and Welcome
5-6pm Cash Bar in Ballroom Lobby
6-8pm Plated Meal
8:00pm Best Costume Award Presentation
8-9pm Entertainment
9-10:30pm Entertainment #2

Saturday, May 6 – “FORMAL NIGHT”

9:30am Tour: Orchards, Cheese & Cider departs (9-4)
9:45am Scenic Boat Tour (9:45-1:15 – this may be switched to afternoon 10am Tour: Taste of Kelowna (10-3)
10:15am Tour: Walking Tour of Kelowna (10-12)
1:00 Tour: Possible Scenic Boat Tour (1-3)
3:30-5:30 Chapter Photos
5:45pm Group Photo - Poolside
6-7pm Cash Bar in Ballroom Lobby
7-9pm Plated Meal
8:00-8:30 Robert Fine performs
8:30-9pm Entertainment: Ms Red Hat Canada Contest
9-11pm Entertainment: Bernie & Red

Sunday, May 7 - “REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST” (Best Costume Award)

8-9:30am Breakfast Buffet: PJ Breakfast Party (Best PJ Costume Award)
9:15am Best Costume Award Presentation
9:30-11am Entertainment: Big Purple Undies
12-3pm Scavenger Hunt & Shopping at Orchard Park Mall
12:45 Tour: Walking Tour of Kelowna (12:45-3:00)
1:00pm Tour: Art Studio & Gallery Tour (1:00-4:45)
1:15pm Tour: Northern Elements Winery Tour (1:15-5:00)
1-3pm Afternoon Tea with the Queen
5-6pm Cash Bar in Ballroom Lobby
6-8pm Plated Meal
8:00pm Announce winner of Scavenger Hunt & Best Costume Award
8:30-9:30 Entertainment: Elvis Elite
9:30-11:00 Entertainment: Andrews Sisters

Monday, May 8 - Farewells in the Lobby

TOUR OPTIONS

We will be offering several Tours during your visit to Kelowna:
Brief overview - details to be confirmed later

Friday:

Tour # 1 - "Vineyards With A View" 1-5pm

Saturday:

Tour # 1 - "A Taste of Kelowna" Wineries Tour with Lunch
Tour # 2 - "Orchards, Cheese & Cider" Agri-Tour with Lunch
Tour # 3 - "Scenic Boat Tour of Lake Okanagan"
Tour # 4 - "Walking Tour of Kelowna's Cultural District", followed by lunch & shopping on your own.

Sunday:

Tour # 1 - "Art Studio & Gallery Tour"
Tour # 2 - "Northern Elements Winery Tour"
Tour # 3 - "Scavenger Hunt at Orchard Park Mall" followed by lunch and shopping on your own

MEALS
Plated meals - NO BUFFET dinners!

(Ladies should be pampered and served their meals!)

DINNERS

Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese straw garnish
Flame Grilled Port Tenderloin crusted with country pepper, pear demi-glaze and roasted pepper mashed potato
Medley of Fresh seasonal vegetables
Dinner rolls
Chocolate Mousse roulade Okanagan Bing Cherry Compote
Special surprise

Young spinach greens with mangos and honey lime vinaigrette
Chicken Breast Okanagan, flame grilled, topped with Okanagan pears, camozola cheese and pecans
Basmatic rice
Dinner Rolls
Medley of fresh vegetables
Nanaimo bars

Shrimp Cocktail
Prime Rib Beef
Stilton Yorkshire Pudding
Roasted Yukon Potatoes
Medley of fresh vegetables
Lemon Mousse Tourte

BREAKFAST

Assorted chilled juices
Sliced fresh Okanagna Seasonal Fruit
Assortment of muffins, Danish pastries and croissants
Fresh preserves
Bacon & ham and apple sausages
Hash browned potatoes
Omelets
Egg wraps


ENTERTAINMENT

Come one - Come all!
Let us, Entertain you...

With laughter and tears and giggles and fun!


Bernie & Red - Have performed all over the world on land & sea. They have performed on cruise ships, in Alaska, Mexico, Panama, the Caribbean, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Singapore. Their land tours have taken them to virtually every province and state in North America. Don't miss their first appearance, live in Kelowna!

Big Purple Undies- I've hung a big pair of purple undies, On the end of the bedpost at night, To help me believe that you could indeed, Fill them with cute Mr. Right !

Andrews Sisters - And here you thought they were dead! They are very much alive and will be in Kelowna - will you?

Elvis is Alive and at the Ruckus - The Grand Canadian Champion ! Winner of the 2oo4 Pacific NorthWest Elvis Festival

Surprise #1 - One of Canada's top performers. You won't know what to expect from one moment to the next!

Surprise #2 - Snicker, snicker... Oh this one is just too good to let out of the bag! You'll just have to come and see for yourself!

Ms Red Hat Canada - the first "Ms Red Hat Canada" will be crowned! Nominate someone from your chapter! Ask us for details!

Spitting Contest - Who will be the holder of this title for the next year? We have a contender!! Want to take her on?

And...

Skits and fun, compliments of you! Red Hat fun.


HOTEL

Registration does not include hotel accommodation. Please make your own arrangements at one of the hotels listed below:

COAST CAPRI HOTEL http://www.coasthotels.com/home/sites/kelowna/
1171 Harvy Avenue, Kelowna BC

Reservations: - 1-800-663-1144 or 1-250-860-6060 "Ask for the RED HAT rate."
Rates start* at $119/room (17% tax not included: total of all taxes) Up to a max. of 4/room

Complimentary parking.

overflow:

Accent Inns www.accentinns.com (CAA discounts)
1140 Harvey Avenue (across the street) 1-250-862-8888
Rate: $99.00 single occupancy, plus taxes
Additional Persons: $10.00 per person, per night, plus taxes


REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE

January 3, 2006 Registration opens to all.

February 16, 2006 - Registration fee increases $30.00

March 1, 2006 - Registration fee increases $40.00.

April 1, 2006 - REGISTRATION CLOSED - NO REFUNDS.

See website for important details re registration.

This event is open to all members of the Red Hat Society. As it is a RHS event, your chapter number will be required at time of registration. Members not residing in British Columbia are welcome to attend.


For information see website: www.orgsites.com/ca/ruckus


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