June 03, 2013 - 9:21 AM
Summer in Kelowna unofficially starts earlier than most cities. Along with the sun comes an increase of events that help draw residents and visitors to our city and local parks.
This coming weekend, three events are scheduled to take place throughout the city giving residents of all ages something fun to enjoy outdoors. Along with the events comes minor delays and re-routing of traffic.
Fat Cat Children’s Festival
The Fat Cat Children’s Festival will introduce a new parade route along Cawston Avenue and Water Street.
During the Festival, Waterfront Park will be open to ticket holders only, Friday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Minor delays are expected along the parade route. Motorists are asked to follow the direction of on-site traffic control personnel. On street parking will also be restricted. Cars parked in restricted areas will be courtesy towed to the parking lot at the corner of Doyle Avenue and Ellis Street.
Minor re-routing of transit buses may also be required to avoid Cawston Ave. and the North end of Water Street during the parade.
6 a.m. – 2 p.m. On-street parking restrictions along the west side of Water Street from Sunset Drive to the cross walk between Waterfront Park and Prospera.
6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Waterfront Park parking lot (Dolphins)
6 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On-street parking restrictions along parade route and marshaling area
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Waterfront Park parking lot
7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Road closures along Coronation Ave. (St. Paul to east of Richter St.) and Richter Street (Clement Ave. to Cawston Ave.) for parade marshaling
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Rolling road closures along Cawston Ave. and Water Street
Fresh Air Walk/Run for Women
The annual Fresh Air 5/10K Walk/Run for Women will take place Sunday, June 9.
East Kelowna Road, from McCulloch Road at KLO Road to Reid Road, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to accommodate a portion of the race.
Drivers are asked to be cautious and watch for runners along the route as participants will have the right of way during this timed event.
Motorcycle Ride for Dad
To help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, the motorcycle ride for dad will be riding through Kelowna on Sunday, June 9.
Riders will be leaving Banners on McCurdy Road heading along Hwy 97 to the downtown core before heading over the bridge into West Kelowna. To maintain the procession, Ellis Street (Hwy 97 to Lawrence Ave.), Lawrence Ave. (Ellis Street to Abbott St.) and Abbott St. (Lawrence Ave. to Hwy. 97) will be closed for approximately 15 minutes around 10:15 a.m.
Minor re-routing or delays of transit buses may also occur in the downtown core during this temporary closure.
For more information on road closures, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.
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