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September 14, 2016 | HCM Team

Half Corked Marathon shortlisted in Canadian Tourism Awards

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s flagship event recognized in national awards

Oliver, BC (September 14, 2016) – Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association’s Half Corked Marathon has been shortlisted for a Canadian Tourism Awards as a finalist for the Metro Toronto Convention Center Event of the Year.

“We take great pride in the Half Corked Marathon, our flagship event of the year and one of the hottest tickets in the country,” explains Tony Munday, Executive Director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association. “The race not only showcases our incredibly beautiful and diverse region but also shows what can be achieved, when tourism and wine industries collaborate to create an event that’s incredibly unique and special.”

The Canadian Tourism Awards recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travelers in Canada. On November 30th, The Canadian Tourism Awards winners will be announced in Gatineau, Quebec, at the TIAC Tourism Conference. The other Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the year finalists are:

  • The Canadian Soccer Association: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - National
  • Foklorama - Winnipeg, MB.

Congratulations to all of the finalists in all categories!

The annual Half Corked Marathon weaves racers through the beautiful vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, sampling wines and fine food along the route. Created by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, and inspired by the legendary Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, the Half Corked Marathon pays homage to one of Canada’s most decorated wine regions; a celebration of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Road benches connecting the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos. 

For more details or how to get in on the 2017 Half-Corked Marathon, visit


About Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association: 

The Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association is a non-profit organization with a goal to develop the wine industry in Oliver and Osoyoos through education and promotion. Founded in 2007 as the South Okanagan Winery Association, the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association (OOWA) was renamed in 2011 to better reflect its geographical boundaries and now has grown to include 39 member wineries.

The Canadian Tourism Awards:

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

Time Posted: Sep 14, 2016 at 4:47 PM