August 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM
KELOWNA – Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna has been named a finalist for a national contest that highlights the best public places in Canada.
With its winter skating rink, public promenade, 300 metres of waterfront, urban orchard and iconic 'Bear' statue, Stuart Park is one of 12 public spaces showcased by the 5th annual Great Places in Canada contest. Presented by the Canadian Institute of Planners, the contest is a way to recognize and celebrate public spaces that make a city unique.
The grand prize will be awarded by a jury of professional planners based on several merits. Winners will receive an undisclosed prize provided by VIA rail as well as a plaque. There is also a people’s choice prize for each category for the amenity that receives the most votes.
The city is encouraging residents to vote for Stuart Park by visiting this website until the contest closes Sept. 24. Winners will be announced in November.
Grizzly Plaza in Revelstoke and the Pemberton Community Barn also made the final 12.
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