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Walk along Okanagan Lake foreshore planned for Kelowna

A walk is planned along the foreshore in Kelowna in August.
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June 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM

KELOWNA - One of the people fighting to increase the public access to the foreshore on Okanagan Lake is hosting a walk this summer.

The nearly five kilometre walk isn't a protest march, organizer Brenda Bachmann says. Instead she calls it a pleasant walk to "celebrate our foreshore."

According to the Facebook page Walk The Beach Kelowna, the five kilometre walk will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 just north of the Bennett Bridge in City Park and end at Rotary Beach. It will take about two hours.

"The route will be along the beach foreshore, as much as possible," the Facebook event page says.

The foreshore is the strip of land between the water and the high water mark. Although considered public land, many lakeside residents have constructed fences or barricades preventing public access.

“The lake belongs to everyone, and everyone has the legal ability to walk along its foreshore,” PLANKelowna founder Al Janusas told iNFOnews.ca. PLANKelowna stands for Pandosy Lakeshore Active Neighbourhoods of Kelowna.


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