July 08, 2016 - 5:00 PM
OKANAGAN - The idea of matching donations towards the Okanagan Rail Trail is catching on.
Business owners, Sandi and David Harder of Klub Kalamalka, are excited to see the progress of fundraising so far, and especially the Canada Day Matching Funds challenge which ends July 10. To support the campaign, Klub Kalamalka is encouraging families at their campground to buy a meter or more, and will match campers' donations up to a total of $5,000.
As a business owner and resident, you can’t get much closer to the Okanagan Rail Trail than Sandi and David Harder. The family has operated the Klub Kalamalka campground for over 50 years, alongside the railway corridor that will soon be converted into a rail trail.
Sandi says, “The Okanagan Rail Trail will be such a gift to local residents and tourism operations. We all need to get behind this!”
Sandi also informs walkers and cyclists already using the undeveloped corridor that their donations are needed in the trail fundraising campaign. “There are hazards on the trail now, and it will not take long for the corridor to deteriorate without a properly designed and managed trail”, says Sandi.
Brad Clements, trail ambassador says, ”Businesses in Kelowna, Lake Country and North Okanagan are starting to come forward with creative ideas, and are welcome partners for the rail trail campaign.”
For more information visit the Okanagan Rail Trail website, or contact Duane Thomson at 250 548 4006, or Brad Clements at 250-306-4192.
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