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City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
  • Park & Play is changing up parks for August
    Public Service Announcement

    Have you seen the giant-sized board games and bouncy castle that have been taking over neighbourhood parks this summer?

    The City of Kelowna’s Park & Play crew has been filling local parks across the city with games and activities suitable for all ages, and the fun keeps going until the end of August.

    Check the schedule, bring the kids and get to know your neighbours at a Park & Play near you. Each event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Park

    Matera Glen Park

    Rutland Lions Park

    Jack Robertson Park

    Summerside Park

    Gerstmar Park

    Golfview Park

    Quilchena Park

    Ben Lee Park

     

    Area

    Glenmore

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    South East Kelowna

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    Mission/ Kettle Valley

    Rutland

     

    Day & Dates

    Wednesday, July 30

    Thursday, July 31

    Friday, August 1

    Monday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Tuesday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

    Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Friday, August 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for the care and supervision of their children. They are also encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking and to bring their own reusable water bottles.

    For more information about Park & Play, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or join our event on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.

     

  • Fall into fun with Active Living and Culture activities
    Public Service Announcement

    Summer is at its halfway point and it won’t be long before the kids are back at school, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

    The City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division has such great programs and activities coming to your neighbourhood this fall, you might be excited to see the leaves changing.

    The Fall Activity and Program Guide will be online starting Tuesday, July 29. Stay active throughout the fall with after-school programs, sports leagues, cooking classes and more. There’s something for everyone.

    New this year, registration for all programs begins Friday, Aug. 8.

    Fall registration dates and times

    August 8: Leagues (7:30 a.m.)
                    Aquatics and First Aid Programs (8:30 a.m.)
                    General Programs (8:30 a.m.)
                    Programs for Persons with a Disability (9:30 a.m.)

    Set up your online registration account in advance so you can avoid the registration lineups and register from home. Call 250-469-8800 to get your account PIN and client barcode.

    Hard copies of the guide will be available at H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, Glenmore IGA, Main Library Downtown, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Rutland Arena on Wednesday, July 30.

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

  • Park & Play coming soon to a park near you
    Public Service Announcement

    Giant-sized board games, bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course? Must be time for Park & Play!

    The City of Kelowna’s Park & Play program is back for its sixth season of free family fun. Starting Monday, July 7, until the end of August, the City’s Park & Play crew will fill many local parks across the city with games and activities suitable for all ages.

    Check the schedule, bring the kids and get to know your neighbours at a Park & Play near you. Each event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Park

    Loseth Park

    Kinsmen Park

    Matera Glen Park

    Rutland Lions Park

    Jack Robertson Park

    Summerside Park

    Gerstmar Park

    Golfview Park

    Quilchena Park

    Ben Lee Park

     

    Area

    Rutland/ Black Mountain

    Pandosy

    Glenmore

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    South East Kelowna

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    Mission/ Kettle Valley

    Rutland

     

    Day & Dates

    Monday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Tuesday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23 & 30

    Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31

    Friday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1

    Monday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Tuesday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

    Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Friday, August 8, 15, 22 & 29

     

    Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for the care and supervision of their children. They are also encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking and to bring their own reusable water bottles.

    For more information about Park & Play, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or join our event on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.



City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
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  • Have a Fire-free, Safe Long Weekend
    RDCO News Release

    With the long BC Day holiday weekend approaching and the fire hazard increasing residents and visitors are reminded that a campfire ban continues throughout the Central Okanagan.  Open fires have not been allowed in the Regional District since April.

    Violators could receive a fine and be charged the cost of a fire department response to a burning complaint.  Residents are encouraged to report anyone who is illegally burning by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Centre at 250-469-8577.

    As well, local bylaws prohibit the use of any fireworks at any time throughout most areas of the Central Okanagan.   Use of fireworks in the District of Lake Country and District of West Kelowna must be approved in writing by the Fire Chief.

    The fire ban is intended to reduce the risk of human-caused fires and coincides with a similar ban on all campfires and open fires across the Kamloops Fire Centre area including BC Parks, Crown and private lands.

    The Regional Emergency Program encourages all Central Okanagan residents to be especially careful with and safely dispose of any smoking materials.   They’re reminded that smoking is not allowed in any Regional Park, or parks within the City of Kelowna or District of West Kelowna.

    Area fire departments welcome efforts of individuals to reduce the risk of fire around their properties.  You can find out how to apply Fire Smart principles around your home by viewing the Fire Smart Manual.

    Residents are also urged to prepare their family to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in case of any emergency that might force them from their home. You can find links to Emergency Preparedness information and subscribe to receive email notifications from the Emergency Operations Centre by visiting www.cordemergency.ca. The program is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CO_Emerg.

  • Reminder: Still time before second tax penalty
    Public Service Announcement

    Kelowna property taxes for 2014 must be paid by midnight, Tuesday, Aug. 5 for taxpayers to avoid the second mandated penalty.

    Payments can be made:

    • at your bank/credit union in person, online or by telephone;
    • via drop boxes at City Hall’s Water Street entrance and the Doyle Avenue parking lot exit
    • at City Hall’s Revenue Branch front counter at 1435 Water Street (closed for B.C. Day, Monday, Aug. 4); and
    • by mail – send a post-dated cheque attention Revenue, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4 (post-marked dates are not accepted as proof of payment).

    Property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque, money order or debit card. If payment is made through a bank or credit union, taxpayers must bring a copy of their tax notice with them.

    A second five-per-cent penalty will be applied for outstanding taxes after Aug. 5. Penalties are provincially legislated under the Community Charter and are not discretionary.

    Once 2014 taxes are paid, residents can sign up for prepayment of their 2015 taxes. There are no fees, participants earn tax-free monthly interest and there is no need to reapply every year. New applicants can apply online at kelowna.ca/propertytax or at City Hall’s Revenue counter. For more information about the prepayment program call 250-469-8757.

    For more information about City of Kelowna property taxes, visit kelowna.ca/propertytax.

  • Park & Play is changing up parks for August
    Public Service Announcement

    Have you seen the giant-sized board games and bouncy castle that have been taking over neighbourhood parks this summer?

    The City of Kelowna’s Park & Play crew has been filling local parks across the city with games and activities suitable for all ages, and the fun keeps going until the end of August.

    Check the schedule, bring the kids and get to know your neighbours at a Park & Play near you. Each event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Park

    Matera Glen Park

    Rutland Lions Park

    Jack Robertson Park

    Summerside Park

    Gerstmar Park

    Golfview Park

    Quilchena Park

    Ben Lee Park

     

    Area

    Glenmore

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    South East Kelowna

    Rutland

    Glenmore

    Mission/ Kettle Valley

    Rutland

     

    Day & Dates

    Wednesday, July 30

    Thursday, July 31

    Friday, August 1

    Monday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Tuesday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

    Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Friday, August 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for the care and supervision of their children. They are also encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking and to bring their own reusable water bottles.

    For more information about Park & Play, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or join our event on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofkelowna.