Sloth. Greed. Lust. Gluttony. Wrath. Envy. Pride.
They are the seven deadly sins, and they will be celebrated passionately at Blasted Church Vineyards later this month. The Seven Deadly Sins party will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Okanagan Falls winery.
It promises to be a naughty but very nice time.
“We wanted to celebrate with a big party,” Blasted Church experience manager Lisa Baxter-Burke says with a tinge of evil in her voice. “We decided instead of going with blessings this time we would go with sins. Sins are far more fun.”
The party will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the winery, which is located at 378 Parsons Rd., northeast of Okanagan Falls. The festivities will take place from 6 to 10 p.m.
“There is going to be lots of stuff going on,” Baxter-Burke says. “So we want people to know that it’s just not your regular wine tasting event. There is going to be lots of entertainment and fun for your dollar.”
Party-goers are encouraged to dress up as their favourite deadly sin, and prizes will be awarded to those wearing the best getups. Baxter-Burke plans to dress up as pride and will be looking in a mirror all night long. Several other Blasted Church employees are planning to wear their pyjamas and represent sloth.
In other words, get ready to party like your soul depends on it.
There will be live music by Jon Bos, Lady of the Mist will be spinning tracks to keep the party moving at all times, and Cosmic Co-Motion will wow guests with their go-go dancing and aerial performances.
Blasted Church chef John Burke, Shucked Oyster Co. and Purdys Chocolates will provide the bites, and Blasted Church’s award winning wines will be there to wash it down.
Blasted Church, which in 2021 was voted WineAlign’s third best winery in Canada, got its name from an event that happened in the South Okanagan nearly a century ago. Officials wanted to move a church from Fairview to Okanagan Falls, and the project foreman, Harley Hatfield, figured a little bit of dynamite would loosen the nails. Other than knocking off the steeple, the plan worked.
More than 70 years later, the founder of the new winery heard and loved the story, and decided to name the vineyards after it.
More information about the event, including how to purchase tickets, can be found here.
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