For Immediate Release
Silver Star Mountain Resort
British Columbia
July 10, 2006

SILVER STAR HOSTS 5th ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL

Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Okanagan Wine Festivals, presented by HSBC Bank Canada are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Okanagan Summer Wine Festival to be held August 10th through August 12th.

The much-anticipated festival will feature art, music, unique wine education seminars, dinners and an outdoor wine tasting. By combining outdoor recreation, the visual and culinary arts with wine, the Okanagan Summer Wine Festival is fast becoming one of the main attractions of the summer wine tourism season.

“To be the venue for this unique wine festival is a perfect fit as we continue to develop our summer season – we look forward to hosting wine tourists from around the world” said Anne Haight, Silver Star’s Marketing Manager. “The fantastic weather we are experiencing this summer should bode well for record attendance.”

The opportunity to offer an intimate wine festival during the peak summer tourism season has proven to be a hit with wine tourists who are looking for something different during the peak summer season in Okanagan Wine Country.

The 2006 Okanagan Summer Wine Festival at Silver Star Mountain Resort will offer a wide variety of wine and food-related events spanning over 3 nights and 2 days along with a unique Art Gallery. Packages starting at $121 per person including resort accommodation are available by calling 1-800-663-4431 or online at www.skisilverstar.com

Brochures are available at any Okanagan winery, any tourism information centre, or for more information visit the Okanagan Wine Festivals online at www.thewinefestivals.com or info@thewinefestivals.com or Anne Haight.