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Okanagan Rail Trail fundraising begins with website launch

The existing rail trail in Kelowna.
May 17, 2016 - 7:30 PM


OKANAGAN VALLEY - A grassroots campaign to raise $7.9 million for construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail begins tomorrow with the launch of a new website.

Beginning tomorrow, May 18, will take would-be donors through the technical specifications of the first phase, a basic 4.6-metre wide compacted crushed aggregate trail stretching 48.5 kilometres from Coldstream to the existing rail trail in Kelowna.

Construction costs are estimated at $164 per metre and, depending on the success of the fundraising campaign, will begin in 2017.

The website notes how the trail passes by Kelowna International Airport, UBC Okanagan, the Vernon campus of Okanagan College and more than 40 recreational and cultural points of interest.

Donations are handled by the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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