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HISTORY and MISSION

KSAN was established in 1993 when area residents grow concerned about development and growth pressures from Kelowna’s inner city and the purchase of many homes for the expansion of Kelowna General Hospital.

A registered non-profit society was created with a constitution and bylaws.  Our mandate is to maintain and improve the quality of life for residents and to preserve and promote the historic character of the older neighbourhoods.  The KSAN Board meets monthly to discuss common issues and concerns and decide how to address them.  Meeting are open to residents.

KSAN has actively participated in many initiatives aimed at growing our community responsibly while maintaining the character and quality of life of residents.

Recent Initiatives include:

  • Advocating with the City of Kelowna and KGH to create a Parking Plan for the area around Kelowna General Hospital – recently adopted by the City of Kelowna
  • Quarterly meeting with KGH Chief Administrator to identify and address community impacts
  • Member of the community panel for City of Kelowna Infill-Challenge
  • Heritage sign project;  over 60 signs installed describing historical information for home of residents who have contributed to the formation of Kelowna (see below)
  • New initiative to encourage tree protection for Kelowna

Over the past 24 year, KSAN has been a strong voice for neighbourhood preservation and enhancement by:

  • Monitoring reasoning applications and responding where potential negative impacts exist
  • Monitoring and responding to negative impacts caused by KGH and other major developments
  •  Monitoring crime and safety issued including the impact of the homeless population on our neighbourhood
  • Supporting Neighbourhood Watch
  • Advocating for safe and healthy spaces for walking, biking and public transit
  • Promoting healthy neighbourhoods

 



If you reside within our boundary area and are interested in maintaining and improving the quality of life in your neighbourhood, we encourage you to join KSAN.  Development pressures will continue and we need a strong voice to represent the interests of area residents.  Please complete the Membership Form KSAN membership form 1 and send it to either the mailing or email address below.  Thank you.

Mailing address:  KSAN c/o Knowles House, 865 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC, B1Y 6P6

Email address:  ksan.kelowna@gmail.com


 

Heritage Awareness Project for Kelowna’s Oldest Neighbourhood (2012 – 2017)

857 LawrenceKSAN’s heritage project has proven to be a successful awareness project for the historic Bernard-Lawrence area which borders downtown Kelowna. This project features heritage signage for twenty buildings in the two-block area, and also a full-colour walking tour brochure.
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In a three-way funding partnership, the residents paid two-thirds of the sign cost and KSAN covered the remainder. City of Kelowna’s Cultural Services provided a grant for printing the brochure. We expect more signs will be added in the future.
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The project was initiated and lead by KSAN member Marguerite Berry. A large portion of the work involved was voluntary or donated, including the research, colour photos, archive photos, sign installation and brochure production. Her volunteer team included Clark Berry, Gerrie-Ann Corry, Doug Lee and David Lovell.
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Bernard-Lawrence Walking TourKSAN was recognized with a Special Heritage Award by the Central Okanagan Heritage Society in February 2012. The Walking Tour brochures are available at City Hall, the Tourist Info Centre, the Kelowna Museum and at the new way finder kiosk at the French Culteral Centre on Bernard at Richter. You can also download a version of the Bernard-Lawrence Walking Tour
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IMG_0314In 2012 two heritage signs were installed on Marshall Street and more are being prepared for installation in the fall of 2013 in the Bernard-Lawrence area.  You can download the brochures of Abbott Street (Abbott St Heritage Area brochure )and Marshall Street ( Marshall St Heritage Area brochure )here
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Deb Helf's heritage sign on Marshall StDuring 2014 and 2015, KSAN worked with homeowners in the Abbott Street Heritage Conservation Area who are interested in having a historical sign for their homes.  As of the start of 2016, 51 heritage signed have now been installed.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. If you are interested in becoming part of this project and would like a sign for your own home, please visit our “Historic Sign Project” page.