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  • Chase & District Skate Park Society revised skateboard park

    CHASE – The volunteers of the Chase & District Skate Park Society have been working at full tilt since the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest last summer where they were one of the Top 4 Finalist out of a record 820 nominations across the country. Although they fell short of the Grand Prize worth $250,000, the Skate Park Society still walked away with $20,000 towards their recreational upgrade.
  • Summerland skatepark - let’s make it happen

    Congratulations to Erin Toews—winner of the Summerland Skate Shirt Design Contest.
  • Vernon hosts forum on small-wheeled transportation

    VERNON - The City of Vernon hosted a discussion forum on Monday night at the Okanagan Regional Library for members of the community on the topic of skateboards, longboards, push scooters, in-line skates, children aged 12 and under on bicycles and other small-wheeled transportation (SWT) in Vernon.  
  • Fundraising launches for a new Summerland Skatepark

    SUMMERLAND - The District of Summerland and the Summerland Skatepark Committee launch their fundraising campaign for a new Skatepark. School District 67 has contributed the land for the new site, which is located on the corner of Jubilee and Rosedale Road on the north-east section Summerland Secondary School playfield.
  • Artsy bike lockers promote active transportation

    LAKE COUNTRY - Using the work of local artist, Sheila Tansey, two new bike lockers in Lake Country are now decked out as public art that promote active transportation.  “We now have the best looking bike lockers in the region and we want to encourage more people to get out of cars and walk or cycle,” said Director of Infrastructure Services, Greg Buchholz.
  • Kamloops Museum presents: Ground Control

    KAMLOOPS - Opening April 22, 2016, the Kamloops Museum & Archives (KMA) presents Ground Control, an exhibition exploring skateboard culture with a focus on Kamloops.

    The exhibition will highlight some of the issues that shape this activity which, more often than not, is embraced as a lifestyle more than a hobby.
  • Help us design the new West Kelowna skate park

    WEST KELOWNA - The City of West Kelowna is seeking input into the design of a new skate park via an online survey.

    The City of West Kelowna, in partnership with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, is designing and constructing a new skate park at Memorial Park in 2016.
  • Upcoming road closures in Kelowna

    KELOWNA - Rose Avenue will be closed between Pandosy Street and Richter Street for utility upgrades associated with the Richter Street/Rose Avenue realignment from July 13 through early September.
  • West Kelowna council highlights: June 24, 2014

    Certificate of Recognition
    Mayor Doug Findlater, on behalf of Council, presented Certificates of Recognition for the extraordinary efforts taken to save the life of Mr. Dennis Savage on March 12, 2014, who collapsed in full cardiac arrest while playing a game of senior hockey at Royal LePage Place arena. This proactive hockey group had purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) eight years ago and they it have ready on the bench for each hockey game.
  • It's back to school driving rules time

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Summer draws to a close and schools are ready for the return of some 21,000 students, who will be arriving in many different ways.

    As summer winds down and the school year begins anew, children will be travelling to and from their local schools by public or private transportation as well as on bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and foot.

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