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  • Parkinson Recreation Centre's pool open
    Pool schedule can be viewed online

    The Parkinson Recreation Centre main pool has now re-opened. A reduction in water clarity was caused by a mechanical malfunction that affected the pool’s filtration system. The issue has been resolved and staff will continue to monitor the equipment.

    “While the water clarity did not pose any health concerns, the closure was necessary to maintain a safe facility,” said Jim Gabriel, Divisional Director Active Living and Culture. “Lifeguarding standards require a certain level of water clarity.”

    Some swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes are still cancelled for today until the pool temperature regulates. City staff will contact those customers affected. Refunds for the cancelled classes will be credited back to customers’ accounts.

    The pool schedule can be viewed on the City website.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800.

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre's pool remains closed
    Public Service Announcement

    Parkinson Recreation Centre’s main pool remains closed due to water clarity. Swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes are cancelled this afternoon. Those customers affected will be contacted by Parkinson Recreation Centre staff. Refunds for the cancelled classes will be credited back to customers’ accounts.

    “A mechanical issue with our filtration system has affected pool water clarity,” said Jim Gabriel, Divisional Director for Active Living and Culture. “Pool water clarity does not pose any health concerns for those who used the pool, but it does pose lifeguarding concerns. We’ve had to close the pool for swimmer safety.”

    Maintenance staff are working on the issue and will resolve it as soon as possible. A reopening time will not be established until the full mechanical inspection is complete.

    The children’s pool, whirlpool and steam room remain open.

    Updates will be provided on the City’s website or swimmers can call the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800.

    For more information on Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.

  • Shake things up with Active Living and Culture survey
    Public Service Announcement

    There’s only a few days left to fill out the City of Kelowna’s active living and culture survey. The short survey will take about five minutes and your feedback will be used to enhance programs, improve the guide and help staff better prepare for registration days.

    Participants will be entered into a draw to win one of two $50 Active Living and Culture gift certificates that can be used for City programs and at the Parkinson Recreation Centre facility, including the pool. The survey can be found at kelowna.ca/recreation, under “News and Events.”

    The survey closes Jan. 20. Draw winners will be announced by Jan. 27.

    For more information about the survey or Active Living and Culture programs, speak to the friendly staff at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, phone 250-469-8800 or visit kelowna.ca/recreation.



City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
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City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
  • Parkinson Recreation Centre's pool open
    Pool schedule can be viewed online

    The Parkinson Recreation Centre main pool has now re-opened. A reduction in water clarity was caused by a mechanical malfunction that affected the pool’s filtration system. The issue has been resolved and staff will continue to monitor the equipment.

    “While the water clarity did not pose any health concerns, the closure was necessary to maintain a safe facility,” said Jim Gabriel, Divisional Director Active Living and Culture. “Lifeguarding standards require a certain level of water clarity.”

    Some swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes are still cancelled for today until the pool temperature regulates. City staff will contact those customers affected. Refunds for the cancelled classes will be credited back to customers’ accounts.

    The pool schedule can be viewed on the City website.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, visit kelowna.ca/recreation or contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800.

  • Council highlights
    Jan. 26, 2015

    Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Council approved the revised Terms of Reference for the Agricultural Advisory Committee. One significant change includes future non-voting membership of Interior Health Authority’s Community Integration Department to provide expertise in community nutrition and food security.

     

    Medical marijuana testing in industrial zone
    Council advanced to public hearing zoning bylaw text amendments, which if adopted would permit marijuana Analytical Testing as a principal use in most Kelowna industrial zones. Analytical Testing solely permits laboratory testing and excludes production, storing, selling or destroying of a controlled substance.

  • Youth Civic Award provides scholarship opportunity
    Nominations are due Feb. 13.

    The City of Kelowna’s Civic and Community awards program is announcing the addition of a scholarship component to the Young Male and Young Female Volunteer of the year award. The three successful finalists selected in the Young Male and Young Female categories will each receive funding toward their post-secondary goals.

    “This is an exciting opportunity to be able to recognize and support these incredible youth for the volunteer time they have contributed to various causes in our city,” said Amber Gilbert, Civic Awards Organizer. “We are fortunate to have the support of the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation to sponsor the scholarship component of this award.”

    The 40th annual Civic and Community Awards recognize outstanding individuals, groups and organizations whose contributions and achievements benefited the city in 2014.

    Nomination categories include:

    • Young Male & Young Female Volunteer of the Year
    • Bob Giordano Memorial Award – Volunteer Coach or Sport Administrator of the Year
    • Bryan Couling Memorial – Athletic Team of the Year
    • Male & Female Athlete of the Year
    • Champion for the Environment (individual and business)
    • Corporate Community of the Year (small/medium and large)
    • Honour in the Arts
    • Teen Honour in the Arts
    • Fred Macklin Memorial – Man of the Year
    • Sarah Donalda Treadgold Memorial – Woman of the Year
    • Central Okanagan Foundation, Volunteer Organization of the Year

    Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 13. Online nomination forms can be found on the Civic and Community Awards page at kelowna.ca/residents. Hard copy forms are available at City Hall and the Parkinson Recreation Centre. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Parkinson Recreation Centre or submitted online.

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

    Be inspired and celebrate with the finalists and recipients at the awards gala on April 30, 2015 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets will go on sale starting March 16.

    For more information on the awards, visit kelowna.ca/residents.