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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

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  • City Park concept online
    Public Service Announcement

    The City Park concept plan was introduced at an open house on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Sails Plaza at the foot of City Park. Approximately 100 residents dropped by to see the proposed plan.

    A conceptual site drawing and display panels are available online and Kelowna residents are invited to provide feedback on the proposed plan guiding investment in the Downtown’s iconic waterfront park over the next decade.

    Input will be received until Sunday, Sept. 29. Visit to learn more about the project and help shape the future of City Park.

  • Run in Colour parking restrictions
    Traffic Advisory

    Kelowna General Hospital Foundation will host the Run in Colour five-kilometre fun run next Saturday, Sept. 20. While there are no road closures as participants will be using sidewalks and pathways, motorists are still advised to watch for participants along the route.

    Traffic control personnel will be visible and motorists may experience minor disruptions where participants cross Water Street (north of Smith Avenue), as well as Cawston Avenue and Water Street near Prospera Place.

    Parking restrictions will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the following areas:

    • West side of Water Street from the Yacht Club to the Water Street Boat Launch
    • Queensway parking lot
    • Dolphins parking lot (adjacent to Rhapsody Plaza at Waterfront Park)
    • Water Street Boat Launch and parking lot


    City Park parking lot will also be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Public parking is available at various parking lots downtown, including Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue and the Library Parkade on Ellis Street.

    For race information and route details, visit

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

  • Council Highlights
    Sept. 8, 2014

    Carriage House changes

    Council approved amendments to the Carriage House and Accessory Building Regulations, including changes to the definitions of Accessory Building or Structure, Carriage House, Two Dwelling Housing, the addition of Dormer and a number of other requirement adjustments. For more details, go to

    Official Community Plan update

    Council received the 2014 Official Community Plan (OCP) Indicators Report, which assesses the City’s progress towards meeting objectives from the OCP. Highlights include an increase in building permits for the urban core, recreational opportunities remain strong and the average household electricity and gas consumption continues to decrease. For the full report, visit