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  • 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 amydf.org.

  • Stay cool at the Parkinson Recreation Centre pool
    Public Service Announcement

    The Parkinson Recreation Centre’s aquatic area will no longer require a temporary closure as originally scheduled for Sept. 2 to 6. The centre’s annual general maintenance will still happen and some amenities including the men’s pool change room will be closed during that time, but the pool will remain open.

    The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the 25-metre swimming pool, children’s pool, hot tub and steam room. Plus for a few hours each day the lifeguards will open the slide, rope swing, turn on the spray feature and more.

    Current members at H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre and the Kelowna Family Y are invited to use the pool at the Parkinson Recreation Centre during the maintenance closures scheduled at those facilities. Members will be required to show their valid membership card before gaining access to the Parkinson Recreation Centre’s pool.

    For more information, contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800 or visit kelowna.ca/recreation.



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  • Street Fest road closure and parking restrictions
    Traffic Advisory

    UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are teaming up to provide a free community concert, Street Fest, on Saturday, Sept. 6. The event will start at 3 p.m. and will end at approximately 8 p.m.

    To accommodate the event, there will be road closures and parking restrictions in effect on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

    • Abbott Street (Lawrence Avenue to Bernard Avenue)
    • Bernard Avenue (Mill Street to Lawrence Avenue)
    • Mill Street (Queensway Avenue to Bernard Avenue)

    Kerry Park parking lot and Mill Street parking lot will also be closed from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Council Highlights
    Aug. 25, 2014

    Kelowna Family Y repairs

    Council approved adding $300,000 for emergency repairs discovered during the current project to repair the failing structural slab above the boiler room at the Kelowna Family Y. The Federal Community Infrastructure Fund grant has contributed $250,000 to the project.

    Curbside collection carts

    Council approved a transfer of $65,000 from the Solid Waste Reserve Fund to purchase additional curbside collection carts and replenish the City’s current inventory, which has been depleted by a steady demand for more and larger carts.

    Helicopter landings for RCMP & Fire Department

    Council approved the landing and display of a helicopter for the Canadian Police Canine Association K9 Championships Event on Sept. 14 at the Apple Bowl and for the Kelowna Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast in support of the BC Burn Fund on Sept. 7 at Station 1. Final approval is pending Transport Canada authorization and compliance with other flight requirements.