Hallmark Movie ‘Mother’s Day Off’ Filming at Sparkling Hill Resort

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Filming is underway for a Hallmark Channel, ‘Movie of the Week’ called Mothers Day Off featuring Sparkling Hill Resort, the largest hotel spa in Canada and the only hotel in the world to incorporate Swarovski Crystal into every element of it's design.

Bonnie & Ona in one of the 7 auromatherapy steams and saunas at Sparkling Hill

I’m sure all of Hollywood will be wondering where this spectacular shooting location is

This Hallmark Channel film stars Bonnie Sommerville, who, with 42 acting credits, is best known for films including The Ugly Truth, Bedazzled, Without a Paddle, and TV series including Golden Boy, The Mentalist and Royal Pains; and James Tupper who with 29 acting credits is best known for films including Playing for Keeps, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and Me and Orson Wells, and TV Series including Men in Trees, Revenge and Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.

The Okanagan Valley and Sparkling Hill Resort will play Northern California. Sparkling Hill Resort and the KurSpa make an impressive back drop for filming with 3.5 million Swarovski crystals incorporated into the design. “I’m sure all of Hollywood will be wondering where this spectacular shooting location is” said Wendy Patriquin, the resort's Director of Marketing and Sales.

Mother’s Day Off is executive produced by Ira Pincus (When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, Absolution, ‘Til Death Do Us Part); produced by Jonathan Schwarz (Window Wonderland, Tom, Dick & Harriet) and Robert Lee (Pompeii, Shoot 'Em Up); directed by Mark Jean (The Road to Christmas, The Christmas Ornament, Shuffleton’s Barbershop); and designed by Paul Joyal (The Hurt Locker, Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story).

Mother’s Day Off is a feel good film that will air on Mother’s Day. It is the story of two college roommates who attended architecture school together and who meet after many years. One is a successful architect and the other is a mom. When they go for a Mother’s Day Retreat the mom comes back invigorated and ready to move back in the world of architectural planning.

About Sparkling Hill Resort
Sparkling Hill Resort is a luxurious 152 room European inspired hotel specializing in whole body wellness. The resort opened May 2010 and is located just outside of Vernon, a city of approximately 35,000 residents in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, a scenic 25 minute drive north of the Kelowna International Airport .The valley is recognized for its majestic mountains, refreshing waters, award winning wineries, world-class golf and skiing and one of the warmest climates in Canada.

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