Kelowna News

City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
This RSS feed contains the City of Kelowna current Sport and Recreation News Releases
City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
  • Day camps filling up fast
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division is offering two sport and activity day camps. The City’s program leaders have engaging activities planned that will keep the kids having fun in a safe environment.

    The day camp at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, will run until the kids are back to school. Participants can be dropped off starting at 7:30 a.m. with pick up by 5:15 p.m. and is suitable for ages 6 to 12. The cost is $165 per week or $40 per day.

    Starting next week, there will also be a day camp at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse, 3975 Gordon Dr., for ages 5 to 12. Participants can be dropped off between 8:30 and 9 a.m. with pick up between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The cost is $150 for the week.

    Parents and guardians are encouraged to register ahead of time as camps are filling up fast. Additional program information and registration is available in person at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, by phone at 250-469-8800 or online at (search Sport & Activity Camp).

    For more information on all Active Living and Culture programs, visit

  • Get active, stay active with the City of Kelowna and Interior Health
    News Release

    The City of Kelowna and Interior Health are making active living more accessible for everyone. Starting Sept. 2, a liaison therapist (navigator) will be on-site Monday to Friday at the Parkinson Recreation Centre to help citizens find appropriate recreation activities to support better health.

    “This program bridges the gap between acute care services that you find in the medical system and community services,” said Louise Roberts, Community and Neighbourhood Services Manager. “The navigator acts as a resource for residents to help them manage their health through physical activities."

    “Being active is one of the most important things clients involved in rehabilitation can do for their recovery,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health Board Chair. “By exercising in a safe environment, clients are improving their health and overall wellbeing. It also helps manage escalating health care costs.”

    The services provided by the navigator are available to anyone in need of encouragement and direction towards appropriate fitness programs. Doctor’s referrals are not necessary and appointments are on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Kelowna hosts Axel Merckx Youth Cycling Series
    Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31

    The City of Kelowna will host the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation’s premiere youth cycling event Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31.

    This event allows the region’s promising 11- to 18-year-old cyclists to race under a structured learning environment, while competing directly with their peers. World-renowned cycling champion Axel Merckx and his team of coaches will run a collection of learn-to-race cycling events including coaching seminars, athlete development lectures and age-group category races.

    “I would like to help Canada’s youth pursue their dreams in the sport of cycling and this new partnership with Cycling BC and the Canadian Cycling Association will help achieve this goal.” says Merckx.

    No racing experience is necessary for participants, who will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best cycling coaches in the area, win great prizing and meet other kids developing their cycling skills from around BC.

    To maintain a safe race course for the young athletes, road closures and occasional traffic delays will be in effect in the Southeast Kelowna area on Aug. 29 and 31 and in the area surrounding the Kelowna Curling Club on Saturday, Aug. 30.

    Access to homes and businesses in the area will be maintained and volunteer traffic flaggers will be stationed at intersections and other junction points along the routes to direct athletes and traffic. Motorists are asked to reduce their speeds through race areas, obey flaggers and watch for cyclists on the race courses.

    The Axel Merckx Youth Cycling Series is organized entirely by volunteers, and motorists’ cooperation and patience is appreciated throughout the event weekend.

    To find out more information about this event or to register, visit

City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
This RSS feed contains the City of Kelowna current News Releases
City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
  • No-charge parking for Small Shop Saturday
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna will waive on-street parking charges this Saturday in support of the Downtown Kelowna Association’s Small Shop Saturday promotion.

    Vehicles can park without paying, but posted time limits remain in effect so that convenient parking spaces are turned over for new customers. All other parking restrictions (designated accessible permit stalls, yellow curbs, loading zones) remain in effect.

    This is the third Small Shop event downtown this year.

    For more information about Small Shop Events, and a list of participating businesses, visit the Downtown Kelowna Association website,

  • Winter Getaways from YLW
    What's new in winter vacation travel

    The ever-popular Winter Travel Event will take place at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual event attracts Okanagan residents who want to learn about what’s new and exciting for winter vacation options.

    “This is a fantastic event,” says Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “We get a great turn-out from both our exhibitors and the public and there is a lot of excitement as we start to turn our attention to planning winter getaways that can include everything from cruises, beach holidays to dog sledding adventures under the Yukon Northern Lights.”

    Due to the tremendous commitment and support of the airport’s aviation partners, YLW has an amazing line-up of travel prizes that are up for grabs. This year there are five flights for two which include: an all-inclusive trip to Ixtapa from Sunwing; air travel on Air Canada rouge to Hawaii; tickets to any WestJet destination in Canada or the U.S.; air travel to Puerto Vallarta with Transat Holidays/Nolitours; and a three-night getaway under the Northern Lights with Air North, Yukon's Airline.

    Those who enter the draw in turn give back to the community by making a donation to a local charity. This year it is Bumbershoot Childrens’ Theatre (

    Prize ballots will be available at the draw table: $5 for one, $10 for three and $20 for five chances to win. Tax receipts are issued for all donations over $20. The draw for all prizes awarded by YLW will be made at 3 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 25.  All winners will be contacted by telephone on Saturday if they are not still at the airport and the list of winners will be posted on the YLW Facebook page.

    Parking is free for this event in the long-term lot. Parking vouchers are required to be validated at the event.

    For more information on the travel event and prizes visit

    Poster Link

  • Walking and cycling session at OP mall Saturday
    Public Service Announcement

    Residents and business owners are encouraged to drop by Orchard Park Shopping Centre on Saturday to share their thoughts about walking and cycling around Kelowna. The public information session runs Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the mall.

    Feedback from the information session will help inform a 20-year transportation master planning process to increase walking and cycling in our community.

    Unable to attend the information session? All information and opportunities to provide feedback on walking and cycling in Kelowna are available online at