The Sawatzkys moved from Saskatchewan to Enderby in 1966, where Harvey began a Medical Practice, from which he retired in 1995. In 1974 they moved to this present location and began raising Morgan horses. Harvey has sung tenor as a soloist and in numerous quartets, first as a student in Bible School, then University, and during his professional life. Since moving to Enderby, Harvey and June have continued to use their musical gifts.
God has blessed us here at Birch Meadow Farms, with beautiful surroundings and facilities for raising our Morgan horses. In 1998, while part of the group “Servant Heart”, we decided to combine our love of Gospel music and our facilities, by sharing our music abilities, and inviting other musicians to share their talents also. Thus our first “Singin'” was born. We were amazed at the interest, and with the encouragement from those who attended to “do it again.” The following two years saw the attendance double then triple. In our seventh year the total attendance was more than 13 times that of the first concert in 1998. Christian friends and the surrounding community have been so supportive, giving of their time and energy, to make this a very successful event.
Located in the interior of B.C. at the southern end of the Shuswap or the “top of the Okanagan”, we are privileged to enjoy the area’s lakes, scenery and varied recreation facilities. The picturesque town of Enderby has a fine museum and many unique shops. They include, antiques, fine art, furniture, ladies wear, Western wear, jewellery and gift shops. The Skating Arena hosts several hockey camps during the summer. There are numerous camping facilities, motels, and fine restaurants in the area.
After 20 years at Birch Meadow Farms, now in 2018, Singin’ Good News is moving to a new venue located in Enderby. The Splatsin Community Centre, a new facility, has ample parking and a wonderful air-conditioned auditorium. A concession will be on site. We know you will enjoy the Singin’ in this comfortable setting.