OSSPA Monthly Meetings Special Events and Gatherings are held at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Building, 3550 Bridge Street, unless otherwise noted.
Guests are always welcome to attend.


October 18 at 1:00 PM
Sheep Handling System Demonstration, Armstrong (Spallumcheen) Farm. (Guests please phone Rob at 250.878.9500 to reserve a spot.)

September 16 at 6:00 PM
AGM & Regular Meeting
Finlay Farm, 1952 Rashdale Road, Armstrong (Spallumcheen) 250.546.6223
Please bring your own lawn chairs and beverages.
Meeting will be held outdoors following COVID-19 guidelines.

August 9
Summer Social held at Rocking M Farm in Lavington, BC

February 16
Dr. Jay Thurgood, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic


November 17
Brent Smith, Enforcement Officer, Meat Inspection Program, Ministry of Agriculture.
The Livestock Protection Program (LPP) including information regarding verification and mitigation services available to cattle and sheep producers for injury, harassment or death loss caused by wolves and coyotes.

October 16
Regular Meeting & Review of Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep

September 18
Regular Meeting & AGM

May 15
Cathy Olszewski, Crafting in the Shuswap – Needle Felting

April 17
Kevin Morin, Kelowna Free Graze – Tanning Sheepskins.

March 17
Phillip Copping, Shearer, Armstrong – Preparing Fleeces for Shipping.

February 17
Kim Kaiser, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society – Invasive plant species, particularly those which negatively affect sheep/livestock.
CSISS top invasive plants poster 2017 Page 1(PDF) Page 1 (PDF)

January 20
Dr. Jay Thurgood, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic – Lambing


2018 OSSPA Education Report (pdf)

October 21
Steve Meggait, Small-Scale Meat Producers Association (PDF)

September 28 & 29
BC Sheep Federation AGM & Educational Conference
Odd Fellows Hall, Armstrong

June 20 
Fleece Talk with Jody Atkinson, Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists

May 16
Dr. Shaun Tryon, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
“Fun with Feces” – Part 2, how to detect parasites in sheep.

April 18
Richard Yntema, Owner, Valley Wide Meats, Enderby
Lamb/Sheep Meat Quality and Grade Information.

January 21
Dr. Rod Gilmer and Dr. Caroline Ohse, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
Lambing Information Session.


October 18
Caleb Stuart, Sales Agronomist, Okanagan Fertilizer Ltd., Enderby
Benefits of fertilizing, soil testing and crop management.

May 17
Jalen Thurgood, Okanagan Shuswap 4-H Lamb Club, will provide information regarding
Tasvax 5 in 1 Vaccine for Sheep and How Vaccines Work.

April 19
Chuck Melanson, Shuswap Insurance Brokers, Enderby, will be conducting an information session regarding farm insurance.
Confirmation of your attendance by April 12 would be appreciated

January 29 – Predator Verification Course
Sergeant Kevin Van Damme
Conservation Officer Service, Ministry of Environment, Kamloops
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, 3005 Wood Avenue, Armstrong