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August 11-13

Friday’s first event starts at 5:00PM AT THE ACTIVITY CENTRE. See you there!

How much does it cost to attend the reunion?

The event costs $95.00 per person attending. This will cover all items in the Agenda except those marked “User Pay”. Payment will be accepted once you have signed in and picked up your reunion package at the centre.


How do I RSVP for the reunion?

Please reserve your spot ASAP. Email all reservations to


Where should I stay?

There are many hotels etc. in Kelowna, here are a few that may work for you:

  • Hotel Eldorado
  • Manteo Resort
  • Playa Del Sol Resort (book via VRBO)
  • Delta Grande

VRBO is also a great option, there are many houses and condos that are for rent during the summer.


Explain the format of the reunion.

The intention is that we can enjoy the day with smaller groups who have the same interests and at night come together as a family.


What’s the purpose of this web site?

This web site will be updated weekly with news and information about the event.

Day 1 – August 11

10:00 AM

Doors open @ 4398 Hobson Road (Okanagan Mission Activity Centre)|
Our ambassador for the weekend is Heidi Smethhurst
The centre is booked all weekend for the reunion

Pop-up displays (family history, books, family trees, etc.) are all welcomed

11:00 AM

Light lunch will be available at the centre (drop in)

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Family fun at Gyro Beach Park

Kettle Valley Railway nature walks (user pay)

Orchard tour (user pay)

Wine tour, site TBA (user pay)

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

*** UPDATED *** Meet at the Activity Centre at 5:00 PM for the first event!

The Chef Instead fun BBQ at the centre
The Fun BBQ will be managed by Maria Elsser; please contact Maria directly with any questions.
Candy bar

Kids games and playground at Sarsons Beach Park (next door)

** Tonight’s BBQ is a licensed event – however, only beer and wine are available at $2.00 per drink

Day 2 – August 12

9:00 AM

Pancake breakfast at the centre

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Family fun at Gyro Beach park

Kettle Valley bike tour (user pay)

Orchard tour (user pay)

Wine tour (user pay)

Pitch and Putt golf (user pay)

1:00 PM (arrive 12:20 PM)

*** NEW *** Mission Hill Winery Tour
1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
David Ginter has arranged a private tour available only to the Ginter Reunion
Cost is $18.50/person
Meet at the winery at 12:20 PM at the front entrance – or – we will arrange car pooling from the reunion
Tour is sold out at 20 people – so get your tickets soon!
Email David to reserve your spot by August 8:

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dinner Gala at the Manteo Resort (second floor)
The Gala will be managed by David Ginter; please contact Dave directly with any questions.
This will be a very special dinner with guest speakers from each family.
This is not a user pay event – including wine.

Trivia, Live Music and much more: hosted by Haeley and Sadie

Day 3 – August 13

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday brunch at the centre

Please see Kelowna worship guide for a church near you

We invite all family members to participate in the Ginter family tree.

Sandy Van Eysinga is currently working on a family tree that goes back to KRYSTYAN GUNTHER and ZUSANNA BRAUS GUNTHER born around 1763 in Warsaw

Please send a picture and any information you may wish to share, such as date of birth and/or marriage, occupation, and place of birth/marriage, as well as your relationship to Theofil (Toefel) Guenther (the father of Leopold, Michael, and all).

Email Sandy your information and that of immediate family members so she can include you in the tree. Sandy’s email is


Note: This information will be limited only to the viewing of our own family, not posted online. Sandy will be able to email a copy of the family tree to vetted family members. Genealogists are not allowed to post information of living family members online due to privacy laws, so for this reason posting it on a web site limits our ability to enjoy it if we want to include living family members. However we can post a version online which is limited to deceased family only.

Upload your pics to instagram and add hashtag #GinterReunion to see them appear here!

How do I get Instagram on my phone? Instagram is a totally free photo sharing app – here is a quick overview to get started:

  1. Download the Instagram app for iOS from the App Store, Android from Google Play Store or Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, tap to open it.
  3. Tap Sign Up, then enter your email address and tap Next. You can also tap Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  4. If you register with email, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.