Special event applications are required for all events being held on Town of Osoyoos property and have an estimated attendance of more than 50 people. The application form must be completed a minimum of 2 weeks before your event. You may complete the application online below or fill out a hard copy and submit it to the Community Services Department. Hard copies can be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre. All Special Event Applicants must also submit:
- Copy of a Certificate of Insurance (comprehensive general liability insurance with inclusive limits of not less than $2,000,000.00 (per occurrence) with the Town of Osoyoos added as an additional insured. Indemnification in the form of insurance must be provided. You may be required to increase your liability insurance to $5,000,000, depending on the nature of your event.
- Any other required Certificates, Documents and/or Permits as noted in the application. These may include a liquor license and/or a temporary food service permit.
- Damage deposit, application fee and rental fees if applicable
It is to the applicant’s advantage to complete the application as soon as possible to leave enough time for the approval process to take place prior to the event.
Once the application is approved and the application and deposit fees paid, you will be issued a letter of approval. The deposit fee will be returned in full providing the green space and municipal equipment used is returned in good condition and no staff time is required for additional clean up.
See Park Use and Special Event Fees
Additional fees associated with the application must be paid one week prior to the event.
Please make sure to post your approval onsite during your event. If a park or facility is closed to the public you will be required to post signs to inform the public, these signs will be provided by Town staff and must be returned.
Weddings taking place through Watermark Beach Resort and requiring park space in front of the resort may fill out a Parks Use Permit.