April 08, 2013 - 4:34 PM
Mayor Doug Findlater, members of West Kelowna Council and special guests announced today that a portion of land adjacent to a section of the regionally-owned Glen Canyon Park has been donated to West Kelowna. A 3.62 hectare piece of property, formerly part of the Canyon Ridge Development, has been given to the District of West Kelowna. The land features natural, sloping land and is adjacent to the linear Glen Canyon Park, owned by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
“This is a very generous gift to the District of West Kelowna and, on behalf of its residents, I thank First Island Financial Services Ltd. for its generosity,” says Mayor Doug Findlater. “This donation strengthens our interests in ensuring that Glen Canyon is enjoyed by all members of the public and that it will continue to be held in the public interest.”
Garry Gilchrist, P. Eng., co-owner/manager of ARAL Construction Ltd. and project manager for the Canyon Ridge Development was on hand representing the donor, First Island Financial Services Ltd.
“Preservation or restoration of treasures is a responsibility of humans,” says Mr. Gilchrist.
Members of the Canyon Ridge Strata, represented by Mr. Guy Bird, were also present at the announcement.
“This generous donation represents a winning outcome for all; the District, its citizens, our community and a win for all the wildlife that call the canyon home,” says Mr. Bird.
The land is currently zoned R3B, Multiple Housing (Medium Density) and is being donated to be created into a passive park.
“It’s a beautiful piece of land full of wildlife and stunning natural features,” says Mayor Findlater. “Now publicly owned, we can ensure this area, which buffers Powers Creek and Glen Canyon, continues to be accessible by all.”
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