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  • Family Day hours of operation and family events
    Public Service Announcement

    To mark Family Day, City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 10, but you can still enjoy some family events at select facilities.    

    Grab your passport to fun from the Capital News Centre and enjoy some family time this holiday Monday. Swimming, skating, curling, Park & Play and so much more will be available throughout the day at the Parkinson Recreation Centre and the Capital news Centre.

    For some added fun, have your BC Family Day Passport stamped by the various exhibitors and you will be entered to win some great prizes. For information on what activities are taking place at each location, visit

    Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Glenmore Landfill will be open its regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    For general information about the City and its services, please visit

  • Last call for nominations
    Public Service Annoucement

    The deadline to submit nominations for the 39th Annual City of Kelowna Civic and Community Awards is fast approaching.

    Know an outstanding Kelowna citizen, volunteer, athlete, artist or business? Nominate them today. The awards honour individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions and achievements in 2013 that directly benefitted the Kelowna community.

    The Civic & Community Awards is the City's premier awards event dedicated to recognizing volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders through nine categories and 13 awards including:

    • Bob Giordano Memorial Award
    • Bryan Couling Memorial - Athletic Team of the Year
    • Male & Female Athlete of the Year
    • Young Male & Female Volunteer of the Year
    • Teen Honour in the Arts
    • Honour in the Arts
    • Corporate Community of the Year (small/medium and large)
    • Man & Woman of the Year
    • Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Organization of the Year
    • Champion of the Environment (individual and business)

    Nominations will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 14. Nomination forms are available at, City Hall, and the Parkinson Recreation Centre. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) to the attention of Amber Gilbert, or submitted online from our website.

    Individuals with questions regarding the nomination form are asked to contact Amber Gilbert at 250-469-8967 or [email protected].

    Finalists and award recipients will be honoured at a Gala Awards Show on Thursday, May 1 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 250-469-8811.

  • Shake things up with the Winter Activity Guide
    Public Service Announcement

    December is almost here and many residents are busy planning for the holidays, but don’t forget to plan your New Year resolutions for 2014.

    If you want to try something new, or just stay active, take a look at the Winter Activity Guide, online starting Tuesday, Nov. 26. From fitness and cooking classes to sports for adults and kids, the guide has recreational opportunities for everyone, taking place in your neighbourhood. 

    Winter registration dates and times

    December 3: General Programs (7:30 a.m.)

    December 5: Aquatics and First Aid (7:30 a.m.)

    December 6: Leagues (7:30 a.m.)

                         Programs for Persons with a Disability (9:30 a.m.)

    The Winter Activity Guide’s online version now features videos showcasing select programs and activities. Just click on the ‘Play’ button that appears on the photo to see what the activity is all about before you sign up!

    Avoid registration lineups by setting up your online registration account in advance - call 250-469-8800.

    Hard copies of the guide are also available at H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre, Glenmore IGA, Main Library Downtown, Parkinson Recreation Centre, Rutland arena and more locations throughout Kelowna.

    Additional program information and registration is available in person at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, by phone at 250-469-8800 or online at


City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
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  • Council Highlights
    April 14, 2014

    Rotary Centre for the Arts

    Council received the Annual Report presentation from the Rotary Centre of the Arts. Highlights from 2013 include 18,400 tickets sold, 2,500 events hosted, 251 art classes offered for youth and 82 free public engagement events and performances.

    Five-year Financial Plan

    Council approved amendments to the Five Year Financial Plan to include transfers and amendments that occurred throughout the year, including a $250,000 grant from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for structural repairs at the YMCA and combining the Airport Runway Overlay funding of $373,320 with the Drive to 1.6 Million Passengers program to facilitate cost analysis. These transfers and amendments do not affect taxation.

    Tax Distribution

    Council approved the Municipal Tax Distribution Policy and development of 2014 tax rates to reflect the 2014 assessment changes in property market values. Major and light industrial/business/other tax class ratios for 2014 have increased in relation to the residential class, while utilities and farm classes have decreased.

    Engage Policy

    Council adopted the Engage Policy, which provides a foundation to ensure a consistent and effective approach to City-led public and stakeholder engagement throughout all divisions of the organization where Council is the decision-maker.

    City Park food concessions

    Council approved entering into a three-year licence for Tacofino and Wafelicious food vendors to provide mobile concession services in City Park and on Abbott Street.


  • Vaisakhi Parade rolling road closures
    Traffic Advisory

    The Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society’s fourth annual Vaisakhi Parade will be on Saturday, April 26. The parade consists of floats and a walking procession.

    Rolling road closures will be in effect from approximately 12 to 3 p.m.

    Rutland Road North will be closed from McCurdy Road to Wallace Road. Closures will then continue along Wallace Road, Sycamore Road, Sumac Road, Friesen Road, McCurdy Road (westbound) and Keyes Road to accommodate the parade.

    Truck route closure signage will be posted on Highway 33 and Highway 97 for Rutland Road. Detour signs for motorists using Rutland Road as well as traffic control personnel will be visible along the affected residential streets. Motorists may experience minor disruptions and are advised to plan their routes accordingly to avoid delays.

    Transit service will be detoured along Aldon Road. Visit under Kelowna for route and schedule information.

    Street parking restrictions along Aldon will be in effect to accommodate transit as well along Rutland Road (Wallace to McCurdy Roads) to accommodate parade marshaling.

    For the most up to date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit

  • Knox Mountain Drive open early for Easter morning
    Traffic Advisory

    Knox Mountain Drive will be open to vehicle traffic on the morning of Sunday, April 20.

    The park’s regular summer hours of 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. will resume on Monday, with the exception of Sundays when the gates open at noon.

    For more information about Knox Mountain and other municipal parks, visit