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Penticton paving stone sales provide funds for hospital care tower

The City of Penticton is offering residents a chance to bid on paving stones currently being replaced on the Rotary Park walkway pictured in this file photo. The funds raised will go to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.
May 22, 2015 - 10:35 AM

PENTICTON - A city waterfront revitalization project is providing homeowners with an opportunity to get a bargain on their building materials and help fund a worthwhile fundraising effort at the same time.

Paving stones currently being removed from the Rotary Park walkway project will be offered for sale by the city in a two week silent auction, with the funds raised going to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.

Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says in a media release the paver sale offers residents an opportunity to revitalize their own backyards while providing funds to a great cause.

Residents can submit a bid on “paver packages” ranging from one to five pallets by stopping by the City Yards office at 616 Okanagan Ave. East between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., from May 25 to June 5.

The city has 103 pallets of pavers available, each containing approximately 280 bricks each. The reverse bid per pallet is $75, with bids closing at noon, Friday, June 5.

The Rotary Park walkway will be wider and smoother in order to improve accessibility to the trail for all waterfront users. The project is expected to be completed by June 12.

Money from paver sales will go towards the South Similkameen Medical Foundation’s $20 million funding drive to equip the new Penticton Regional Hospital tower. Construction on the 84 bed addition is expected to begin next year.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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