BC Heritage Week Home Tour and Tea – February 2013

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Six Heritage homes on Bernard and Lawrence Avenue were open for public view on Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2013 as part of Heritage Week in BC with tea and goodies provided at Knowles House as part of the tour package. More that 200 residents attended this event, showing that there is significant interest in preserving Kelowna’s historical houses and neighbourhoods. KSAN sincerely thanks the homeowners for opening their homes for this event. The photo shows a vintage fire truck that was parked on Bernard Avenue to add ambiance to the day with the “HC Cooper House” at 862 Bernard Ave in the background.

 

What’s the Plan for Downtown?

June 7, 2011

Divisive highrise proposals of the past years have lead to debates about the best solutions for improving downtown Kelowna’s character and land use. With the most recent failure of the CD21 highrise zone, city council ordered a new round of stakeholder discussions to update the Downtown Plan (1999). The discussions lead to an intense Design Charrette held June 7-11. Outcomes from the charette will be used to develop new policies and bylaws, with a final endorsement from city council expected next January. Downtown Plan Report

 

People Party for a Park

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cedar Park protest

A recent plan by the City to rezone seven lakefront properties at the foot of Cedar Avenue has created a major issue citywide. The City’s plan to have a four-storey commercial development on the site – with a public walkway along the lake – has met with considerable opposition, led by KLO Neighbourhood Association member Michael Neill. Cedar Park protestA number of other residents association, including KSAN, have supported the idea of retaining this valuable piece of lakefront property for a public park. The issue is currently stalled while the City investigates a private offer to pay for developing the park.

 

Car Free Day on Bernard

Saturday, September 25th, 2010Bike decorating at Car Free Day

Bike decorating at Car Free Day

The promise of a leaner, cleaner, greener Okanagan emerged on Bernard Ave. on September 25th, with the 7th Annual Car Free Day street festival. Thousands of Central Okanagan residents enjoyed the warm sunny day and participated in rock climbing, a street-hockey tournament, bicycle exhibits, face painting, dog training, fitness, karate and gymnastics training, a 5-ton truck transformed into a movie theatre, the legendary double-decker bus, bike valet and of course KSAN’s bike decorating booth. The event was jointly sponsored by the City of Kelowna, District of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. International Car Free Day is celebrated around the world in mid September to encourage motorists to give up their cars for a day and try active forms of transportation choices like cycling, walking, rollerblading, public transit or carpooling.

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